I always enjoy romance novels by one of my favorite authors, Mary Balogh. She manages to blend a sweet romantic story with interesting characters and entertaining dialog. Her latest title, Only Enchanting, is no exception. This is the fourth title in the Survivors Club series–all novels about soldiers injured in the Napoleonic Wars and the […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Elephants are amazing creatures, gentle as lambs yet murderous if mistreated. Elephant Company: the Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II was indeed an inspiring story. It was a story of wild elephants taught to work with the uzis. It was a story of life in […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
My household is always searching for science books, so the discovery Science Verse, which covers many science concepts AND causes extreme giggles was a cause for great celebration. The poems will remind you of some classics, such as a song about the food chain set to the tune of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.” […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s that time of year when romance writers publish their special Christmas stories to warm your heart. Several of the new titles have arrived at Manhattan Public Library. Warm up your holidays with one of these titles! Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber: ”A heartwarming Christmas novel of romance, hope, and the comforts of home. Harry Mills […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Parents, consider this scenario: an afternoon of errands lies ahead of you, the kids are buckled in their seats, and you just want to keep your sanity throughout the day. Instead of putting in a DVD or listening to the Frozen soundtrack for the millionth time, why not try an audiobook? Manhattan Public Library has […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Looking for a deliciously-woven story with a plush, well-developed setting? Interested in a main character who learns they have “special powers”–and might not end up using them for good? The Young Elites is the book for you. Adelina Amouteru is the survivor of a blood fever that ravaged her home decades ago. Most of the […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Things aren’t always as they seem. This captivating mystery is about Jenna, a thirteen year old girl, who was determined to find her mother who had disappeared when she was only three. Jenna spent her first three years growing up in the New England Elephant Sanctuary, where her father, Thomas Metcalf, and her mother, Alice, researched and […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Patrick Taylor is to northern Irish country folk what James Herriot is to the pets of Yorkshire, England’s country folk. His humorous tales of life as a doctor to rural Irish folk remind me of James Herriot’s wonderful stories of doctoring the pets and livestock of the inhabitants of Yorkshire. Each series begins with a […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
The film The Princess Bride has been a long-time favorite of mine— always funny and captivating, even after many viewings. In his book As You Wish, author and actor Cary Elwes (Wesley/the Dread Pirate Robert in the film) fills us in on the story behind the making of this classic and beloved film. The book is filled with […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Grave Mercy hooked me with a fantastic premise: a story set in an alternate realm of history, featuring assassin nuns. Count me in. The story opens with Ismae, a teenager who escapes her very tough life and goes to live at St. Mortain, a convent where the sisters serve the god of Death. She learns the tips and secrets […]- Continue Reading... 2 Comments.