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Adopt-A-Book 2017

Adopt-A-Book 2017 list of books.

Adopt-A-Book 2017**

7 Lessons from Heaven: How Dying Taught Me to Live a Joy-Filled Life by Mary C. Neal, M.D. $10.00 The author, whose earlier near-death experience has firmly convinced her of the existence of heaven, explores the question of what the certainty of heaven and a real and present God mean for living one's life on Earth. Religion

Address by Fiona Davis. $14.00 Interior designer leaps at a chance to renovate her heiress cousin's lavish apartment, and learns the scandalous history of a distant ancestor's connection to the murder of the building's architect a century earlier. Mystery

Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser $15.00 Husband abruptly walks out on his wife, taking their baby with him, and turns up at the home of his best friend, who faces an impossible choice between calling the police and allowing him to stay when he threatens to expose a terrible secret. Mystery

Amish Mother by Rebecca Kertz Large Print $25.00 Amish widow loves her seven stepchildren as though they were her own. Zachariah Fisher, true heir of the property, arrives unexpectedly. He could decide to send her away from her family and her home of two years.

Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber Large Print $18.00 Taking a bank job after her abusive father passes away, Shay risks everything to save her brother from a dangerous drug lord and winds up sentenced to two years in prison before finding love and healing at the side of a widowed pastor. Romance

Apartment by Danielle Steel Large Print $18.00 Four friends sharing a beautiful loft apartment in New York City's Hell's Kitchen revel in the glamour of city life before new relationships, job opportunities, and surprising circumstances test the strength of their bond.

Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion $15.00 Despite his happiness, Adam Sharp wonders how different his life might have been if he hadn't let Angelina Brown, a strong-willed actress, walk away more than twenty years ago. Humorous

Blessing by Wanda Brunstetter Large Print $25.00 Opening their Ohio home to culinary hopefuls, Lyle and a grieving Heidi impart Amish cooking lessons to a teen from a divorced family, a caterer in need of new recipes, and other students who offer solace and healing. Amish

Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans $11.00 Struggling with nightmares about his childhood despite his success, Charles James explores the possibility of second chances after a twist of fate causes him to be declared dead. Contemporary Romance

Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller $15.00 A retelling of the early pioneering journeys of the Ingalls family is told from the perspective of a pregnant Caroline, who in the frigid winter of 1870 leaves the safety of Wisconsin for a life of hazards and promise in unsettled Kansas Indian Territory. Historical Fiction

Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor $15.00 Reimagines the early twentieth-century story of two cousins, who became a national sensation when they claimed they photographed fairies in their garden. Historical Fiction

Dust Bowl Girls by Lydia Reeder $15.00 Traces the Depression-era efforts of a charismatic basketball coach from tiny Oklahoma Presbyterian College who recruited talented young women to join his basketball team in exchange for a prospect-bolstering college education. Basketball

Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner  When a single careless mistake costs her the job she so carefully built, straitlaced Marin joins a stranger claiming to be her half-sister in Cape Cod, where she meets family members she never knew she had. Sisters

Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter $16.00 Decades after an attack on her family that left her mother dead and her sister traumatized, lawyer returns to her hometown to help her father save the life of a young woman accused of a school shooting. Suspense

Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson $10.00 Young American journalist moves to London to cover the war, but when German bombs begin to fall on the city, she must depend on the help of strangers, including a British captain with secrets in his past. World War II

Haunted by James Patterson $16.00 Vacationing in the Maine woods after a series of traumatic crises, Michael Bennett is pulled into the case of a series of child disappearances from a tight-knit community that is reeling from a deadly addiction. Mystery

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry $14.00 Struggling to hold onto her family's bookshop after her beloved father's death, Emilia finds support from family- like customers who navigate their own difficulties with secrets, loss, and unrequited romance. Contemporary

Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. $10.00 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing. Presents a guide to cleaning and organizing a living space, and the impact that an organized home can have on mood and physical and mental health. Self-Help

Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman $9.00 After being sold to a circus sideshow in 1931, Lilly Blackwood carves out a life for herself as best she can, two decades later, it is up to Julia to discover the truth about this older sister that she never knew she had. Mystery

Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo $14.00 A New York career woman faces a life-altering choice a year after agreeing with a fellow Columbia graduate that they will pursue meaningful lives through each other before he is assigned to do photojournalism in the Middle East, launching a 13-year journey of dreams, betrayals and love. Romance

Lilac Lane by Sherryl Woods $15.00 When Keira moves to Chesapeake Shores, Maryland, to help her daughter, she finds herself butting heads with Bryan Laramie, the brusque and moody chef at her son-in-law's pub. Romance

Lying Game by Ruth Ware $15.00 In the wake of a woman's discovery of human remains, the members of a once-inseparable clique reflect on their participation in a dangerous game of deception that contributed to the death of a teacher. Suspense

Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs $15.00 Accompanying her aging father on a trip to his native France, a widowed photographer is led by his memories of World War II to revelations about their family's history at the same time she bonds with an American historian.

Need to Know by Fern Michaels $16.00 Dragged into a lawsuit by a former attorney who exploited her trust to amass a secret fortune for himself, singer Garland Lee is supported by her Sisterhood friends in defending herself from corrupt judges. Suspense

Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
While playing baseball in the summer of 1953, Owen Meany hits a foul ball that kills his best friend's mother, and he becomes convinced that he is an instrument of God. Fiction

Proving by Beverly Lewis $10.00 Bequeathed her Amish family's bed and breakfast after her mother passes, Amanda Dienner, an Englisher, returns to Lancaster County to fulfill the terms of her inheritance, which stipulate that she must run the inn successfully for one year. Amish Fiction

Right Time by Danielle Steel Large Print $19.00 Becoming a mystery writer in the style of the stories she grew up reading after her mother's abandonment, Alex comes of age in a convent orphanage before finding publishing success under a male pseudonym and becoming subject to the consequences of fame and her double life. Conteporary Romance

Rooster Bar by John Grisham $16.00 Three students who have borrowed heavily to attend a third-rate law school realize they have been caught in a scam when they discover that the school's owner also owns a bank specializing in student loans, and plot to expose the scam. Suspense

Seeing Red by Sandra Brown $15.00 Interview with man who led survivors of a bombing to safety twenty-five years earlier, goes wrong, woman joins forces with his estranged son John to uncover the truth about the event. Mystery

Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain $15.00 Ending her engagement to the love of her life to marry her unborn child's father, Tess quickly discovers she is trapped in a union with a secretive man and is treated with suspicion by her neighbors when a local girl dies in an accident. Mystery

Summer that Made Us by Robyn Carr $15.00 Returning to her childhood summer home after losing her job, a television talk show host determines to reunite her family years after a tragic event that they seem to remember quite differently. Contemporary Women

To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon $16.00 Father Tim Kavanagh struggles to find meaning in retirement, while newlyweds Dooley and Lace face a crisis that drains their bank account, and four-year-old Jack Tyler looks forward to the biggest day of his young life.

Two from the Heart by James Patterson. $15.00 After her marriage falls apart and a hurricane destroys her home, woman sets off on a road trip to ask long lost friends and strangers one question, "What's your best story?," in an effort to find what she's been missing.

Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand $15.00 The Quinn family prepares for a joyful holiday season after Bart's safe return from Afghanistan, Kevin's marriage, and Patrick's rehabilitation, only to encounter unexpected challenges. Families, Christmas

Woman Enter Left by Jessica Brockmole. $10.00 Intertwines the tale of a 1950’s movie star, who sets out on a road trip from California to New Jersey when she inherits a screenwriter's estate, and the story of two women traveling to Los Angeles in the 1920s. Historical Fiction

Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck. $10.00 Female author develops a bad case of writer's block, but when she devotes time to being with her sick mother, she comes across a story from the past that is just what she needs. Christian Romance 

**There is also a separate list for Children's Books. Contact the library.

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