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.
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.
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.
Any fans of Gothic fiction should check out Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Since it was Halloween time, I decided to pick up something creepy, and Marina definitely fits the bill. The story is narrated by 15 year old Oscar Drai, a boarding school student in 1979 Barcelona. On one of his daily explorations of Barcelona, […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
What Follows After is set in the early sixties when divorce wasn’t as common as it is today. Scott and Gina Harrison are not living together, yet they haven’t told anyone of their predicament. On top of that they have told their sons, Colt and Timothy, not to tell anyone else. When Colt decides it’s […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
When a book comes out that boasts a totally unique premise AND is incredibly well written, it can be hard to follow up on the success. Particularly if that success culminates in sweeping all the major science fiction and fantasy awards in a given year. Ancillary Sword, the second in Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch series, has precisely […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Edith Macefield, a crusty octogenarian, has refused to sell her house to make way for a shopping mall. When Barry Martin, a construction foreman working on the mall project next door, knocks on her door, he has no inkling of the relationship that is to come. Barry stops by often to chat, and do small […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you’re a romance reader, you know that the level of sensuality varies greatly. Some of us find ourselves throwing a book to the side because it’s too tame or cringing as we try to skip the naughty parts to get back to the story. All About Romance is here to save the day. This […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
While many fans of the horror genre gravitate towards vampires, werewolves, and witches, I’ve never really been able to sink my teeth into books with those sort of supernatural baddies. My creature of choice has always been, and always will be, zombies. So what is so great about zombies? Besides the valuable social commentary that […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ever since the movie came out Gone Girl is gone from our shelves. If you’re waiting for the book or are looking for something like it, here are are a few suggestions. Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas – A mother’s controlling nature turns dark when her oldest daughter runs off. Defending […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.