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List of books for Adopt-A-Book 2018.

ADOPT-A-BOOK 2018

 1.  Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber Paperback $15.00
     Woman takes a summer position cooking at a lakeside lodge in a remote Alaskan town and quickly falls for a famed sword smith, even though she intends to return home to her career in Seattle, until fate intervenes. Romance, Christmas stories

 2.  Ambush by James Patterson and James O. Born $16.00
     When a series of attacks targeting Michael Bennett injures one of his children and causes several deaths, the New York police officer leads an investigation to unravel what the killer's plan is. Mystery

 3.  Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak $15.00
     Upon their father's return, the five Dunbar boys, who have raised themselves since their mother's death, begin to learn family secrets, including that of fourth brother Clay, who will build a bridge for complex reasons. (Author of the Book Thief) Brothers, Family life

 4.  Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton $16.00
     In 1862, Edward Radcliffe and a group of artists descend on Birchwood Manor for an artist's retreat, but the retreat ends in murder and theft, and over a century later a young archivist from London tries to discover the manor's secrets. Historical fiction

 5.  Cottages on Silver Beach by RaeAnne Thayne Large print $25.00
     Years after betraying her, bestselling writer Elliot Bailey is back in Haven Point...and ready to learn the truth. Megan Hamilton will rent him a cottage, but that's where it ends--no matter how gorgeous Elliot has become. But seeing Meghan again has Elliot longing for much more. Romance

 6.  Daisy Children by Sofia Grant Paperback $10.00
     After receiving an inheritance from a grandmother she barely knew, a woman travels to Texas where she forges a relationship with a distant cousin as they sort through her grandmother's possessions and uncover hidden truths about their shared history. Family life

 7.  Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain $16.00
     When Carly Sears discovers that her unborn baby has a heart defect, she is devastated, but her physicist brother-in-law tells her there may be a way to save her baby, if she takes a leap of faith.

 8.  Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks $17.00
     A chance encounter becomes a transcendent turning point for two very different people--the conflicted daughter of an ALS patient and a Sunset Beach newcomer from Zimbabwe who aims to meet his birth father. Romance

 9.  Five-Plant Gardens: 52 Ways to Grow a Perennial Garden with Just Five Plants by Nancy J. Ondra  $18.00
     Provides fifty-two plans for gardens that utilize five perennials that grow well together. Each plan describes how to showcase colorful blooms and striking foliage in conditions from full sun to full shade, with easy, budget-friendly garden plans and season-by-season care tips.

 10.  Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins Large print $25.00
       Two friends make a promise to their dying friend to face their deepest hopes and greatest fears by agreeing to stop waiting until they lose weight and start living now. As they begin to work on their list of things to do, they grow stronger and learn to embrace themselves just the way they are. Romance

 11.  The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman Paperback $10.00
        Unable to forget the daughter she was forced to give up 17 years earlier, Maggie Hughes, now married to a businessman eager to start a family, is reunited with a man from her past who helps her realize that she must take what she wants from life and go in search of her long-lost daughter. Historical fiction. Orphans

 12.  In His Father’s Footsteps by Danielle Steel Large print $19.00
       As the son of two concentration-camp survivors, who through talent, faith, fortune, and hard work achieved wealth and success, Max resolves to pursue his own ideals and set an example for his children. Family life

 13.  Juror #3 by James Patterson $16.00
       Struggling young attorney Ruby Bozarth defends a man she passionately believes to be innocent in a first murder trial that could make or break her career, only to discover that the case is affected by a juror's shocking secret. Mystery

 14.  Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy Paperback $10.00
       A librarian must find a way to rebuild her community and her own life. Set in Ireland, this is a joyous story about the meaning of home and the importance of finding a place where you truly belong. Contemporary women

 15.  Lighthouse Beach by Shelley Noble Large print $25.00
       When Lillo pulls up to the hotel wearing a borrowed dress, she's not sure why Jessica invited her to her posh wedding. Jess isn't sure she wants to go through with the wedding, so when she and Lillo and two of her closest friends catch her fiance with another woman, she feels some relief. Nursing broken hearts and broken dreams, four lost women embark on a journey to find their way back into happiness with new love, friendship, and the healing power of Lighthouse Beach. Romance

 16.  Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor Paperback $10.00
       Pregnant and disgraced, a 1938 Irish teen is sent to stay with a lighthouse keeper relative, where she discovers an unfinished portrait and delves into the story of a woman who lived a hundred years prior, in a novel inspired by true events of a shipwreck. Historical fiction. Shipwrecks

 17.  Lilac Bouquet by Carolyn Brown Large print $25.00
      To finance her dream wedding, woman accepts a highly lucrative stint as a home health assistant to retired realtor and town recluse Seth Thomas. The eighty-two-year-old makes it clear he doesn't want a baby-sitter, but eventually they open up to each other. Romance

 18Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy $15.00
      Imagines the life of farm girl Marilla Cuthbert from L. M. Montgomery's classic series and describes how premature responsibilities end her dreams and inspire her secret work as an abolitionist. Historical fiction, Prince Edward Island, Coming of Age

 19.  My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie $15.00
       A fictional retelling of the life of Eliza Hamilton describes her passionate dedication to America's independence, her unlikely marriage to penniless but brilliant officer Alexander Hamilton, and the turmoil and tragedies that challenged her legacy. Biographical fiction

 20.  Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton Paperback $9.00
       Woman returns to her grandmother's homeland to fulfill her last wish to have her ashes scattered in Havana and discovers her family history amidst Cuba's tropical beauty and dangerous political environment. A Reese Witherspoon Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick. Contemporary women

 21.  Not Our Kind by Kiatty Zeldis   Large print $25.00
       Set in postwar New York City, about two women—one Jewish, one a WASP—and the wholly unexpected consequences of their meeting. One is a teacher and recent Vassar graduate who needs a job. The other has a difficult thirteen-year-old daughter, recovering from polio and needs a private tutor. Jewish women

 22.  Reckoning by John Grisham $17.00
       In 1946 Clanton, Mississippi, World War II hero Pete Banning calmly and inexplicably kills his pastor and friend, the Reverend Dexter Bell, and refuses to defend his actions during the subsequent trial. Mystery

 23.  Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris Paperback $10.00
      When struggling reporter Ellis Reed takes a photograph of a sign advertising two children for sale in 1931, it leads to his big break and evokes memories from his past. Historical fiction, Depression

 24.  Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman $15.00
       A couple makes a shocking discovery while on their honeymoon in Bora Bora where the encounter of a mysterious bag of riches triggers a sequence of events that indelibly marks their marriage and lives. A Reese Witherspoon Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick.  Suspense

 25.  A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult $16.00
       When a deranged gunman forces his way into a women's reproductive health services clinic, and takes hostages, the police hostage negotiator discovers his daughter is inside the clinic. Suspense

 26.  Tall Perennials: Larger-than-Life Plants for Gardens of All Sizes  by Roger Turner $25.00
       First part includes introductory chapters on the plant characteristics and combination ideas. The second part is a plant directory of more than 600 perennials. Tall Perennials will help you create impact, surprise, and excitement in your garden.

 27.  Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris $15.00
       A novel based on the true story of an Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor traces the experiences of a Jewish Slovakian who uses his position as a concentration-camp tattooist to secure food for his fellow prisoners. Holocaust

 28.  Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell $15.00
       Struggling to put her life back together a decade after her beloved teen daughter's disappearance, a divorced woman bonds with a charming single father whose young child eerily resembles the woman's own lost daughter. Suspense

 29.  Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen $14.00
       Thirty years after her British bomber pilot father parachuted from his stricken plane into German-occupied Tuscany, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to learn about her father's hidden wartime past. World War II

 30.  When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica $15.00
       Forced to start over upon her mother's death, a college student with debilitating insomnia begins to succumb to her grief before a stranger's desperation to have a child changes both of their lives. Mystery

 31.  When We Were Young by Karen Kingsbury $14.00
       When Noah Carter wakes up the morning he has planned to start a new life and leave his family behind, he discovers things are not what they seem and desperately tries to fix his mistakes. Featuring the beloved Baxter family. Christian fiction

 32.  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens $15.00
     Viewed with suspicion in the aftermath of a murder, Kya Clark, who has survived alone for years in a marsh near the North Carolina coast, becomes targeted by locals as she yearns for human interaction. A Reese Witherspoon Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick. Contemporary women

 33.  Why Not Tonight by Susan Mallery $15.00     
       A moody, reclusive artist finds himself stranded for days with his overly-positive and perky studio manager after a mudslide shuts them inside his mountain home. Romance

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