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Book Lovers Circle March

As Good As Gone

As Good As Gone
It is the 1960’s in a small town in Montana. Calvin Sidey, one of the last of the old-school cowboys, is actually living out of town in a beat up trailer, when his son, from whom he has been estranged, visits to ask him to watch the grandchildren for a week. His son has to accompany his wife for surgery, so Sidey moves into their home and has to learn very quickly how to deal with the troubles of a teen-age girl and her eleven-year-old brother. Sidey is equipped with this cowboy skills, which he has to adapt quickly to handle his grandchildren. As he stumbles around, he never realizes the impact that he will have on his family and the entire town. Check Our Catalog

The Fifth Petal

The Fifth Petal
Barry, the author of The Lace Reader, takes us back to Salem, MA in this “sort-of” sequel. The lace reader is back, now married to the Salem Chief of Police. When he has to investigate a Halloween murder of a teen-age boy, he realizes that this case could be related to an unsolved triple homicide, which took place 25 years before. In addition, it is possible that all of these murders are somehow linked to the Salem witch-hunts of 1692. Check Our Catalog

Her Every Fear

Her Every Fear
Kate Priddy come from London to Boston for six months to swap apartments with a cousin she has never seen in this psychological suspense novel. Kate, a neurotic at best, is coming for a change of scene as part of her recovery from the trauma of being attacked by a spurned boyfriend. However, her luck does not seem to get any better after the woman in the apartment next door is found murdered. Check Our Catalog

History of Wolves

History of Wolves
This debut novel is really a coming of age story about a 14-year-old girl living in Northern Minnesota. Linda spends a lot of time alone, trying to figure life out by herself. She is devastated when she finds out that a high school teacher who befriended is arrested on a charge of possessing child pornography. She thinks she can trust the new couple in town, who hire her to baby-sit for them, until a tragedy ensues. How Linda keeps going and grows up is the heart of this character-driven novel. Check Our Catalog

I Liked My Life

I Liked My Life
Maddy, the perfect wife and mother, has committed suicide. Now her husband, Brady, and teen-age daughter, Eve, have to learn how to live without her and how to live with each other. The story is told from the point of view of different characters, with even Maddy contributing through her journal and thoughts from the “other world.” Family secrets and troubles are revealed and an attempt is made at understanding and resolution. This is a debut novel. Check Our Catalog

Perfect Little World

Perfect Little World
What happens when you are given unlimited funding to create a perfect world? This question is the premise of the perfect little world that psychologist Dr. Grinder wishes to create. Maybe utopia is not all that it is cracked up to be. Check Our Catalog

The Sleepwalker

The Sleepwalker
It is Vermont in 2000, and one morning, Annalee Ahlberg’s daughters wake up and find their mother missing. Annalee suffers from parasomnia or sleepwalking, and her family fears she has come to harm. A detective is assigned to the case, and it appears that he knew Annalee in the past-and now her older daughter is attracted to him. The novel continues its suspense right up until its ending. Check Our Catalog

Swing Time

Swing Time
The story of two brown-skinned girls who wish to be dancers. They share a friendship that ends abruptly in their twenties, but they never forget each other. Both women travel different roads and the novel moves from NW London to West Africa. Dance is the unifying force for a much larger view of the world through the lives of the two women. Check Our Catalog

Two Days Gone

Two Days Gone
In this mystery, the wife and children of a popular college professor and author are found murdered-and the husband is missing. Detective Ryan DeMarco is on the case. He is a friend and admirer of the professor and cannon comprehend what could have happened. A satisfying mystery. Check Our Catalog



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