“Whether you’re a fan of Jane Austen or Charlotte Brontë, or both, you will soon become a fan of Julie Klassen once you read this wonderful book.” — GoodReads
“A fantastic read. Every time I was sure I had figured out the twisty-turny plot, the story would take another turn to prove me wrong. I loved it!”
—Author Michelle Griep
“Finding himself the man of the family, London dancing master Alec Valcourt moves his mother and sister to remote Devonshire, hoping to start over. But he is stunned to learn the village matriarch has prohibited all dancing, for reasons buried deep in her past.
Alec finds an unlikely ally in the matriarch’s daughter. Though he’s initially wary of Julie Midwinter’s reckless flirtation, he comes to realize her bold exterior disguises a vulnerable soul—and hidden sorrows of her own.
Julia is quickly attracted to the handsome dancing master—a man her mother would never approve of—but she cannot imagine why Mr. Valcourt would leave London, or why he evades questions about his past. With Alec’s help, can Julia uncover old secrets and restore life to her somber village . . . and to her mother’s tattered heart?
Filled with mystery and romance, The Dancing Master brings to life the intriguing profession of those who taught essential social graces for ladies and gentlemen hoping to make a “good match” in Regency England.” — From author’s website
Have you heard? Robin Jones Gunn is currently writing another book about Todd & Christy!
Click HERE to see what she has to say:
“The experience has been euphoric. It’s like being back at the best sort of summer camp with the best sort of closest friends, sharing the best sort of secrets.
I am so eager to share their stories with you. Hopefully this new book will be available before the end of 2014 (squeal!).”
And you can be guaranteed that as soon as it is available, MEI Secondary Library will be getting a copy — we can’t wait!
“The Chance is a heartwarming story about childhood friends, broken lives, and a long ago promise that just might offer the hope of love for today. In The Chance, Karen delves deeply into a theme that resonates with us all: It’s never too late for those willing to take a chance.
Years ago, the day before Ellie moved from Georgia to California, she and her best friend Nolan sat beneath the Spanish moss of an ancient oak tree where they wrote letters to each other, and sealed them in a rusty old metal box. The plan was to return eleven years later and read them. But now, as that date arrives, much has changed. Ellie, bereft of the faith she grew up with, is a single mom living in a tired apartment trying to make ends meet. Sometimes she watches television to catch a glimpse of her old friend —Nolan, now an NBA star, whose terrible personal tragedies fueled his faith and athletic drive in equal measure. But Nolan also suffers from a transcendent loneliness that nothing has ever eased.
In their separate lives, as Ellie and Nolan move toward the possibility of a reunion at the oak tree, Kingsbury weaves a tale of heart-wrenching loss, the power of faith, and the wounds that only love can heal.” — Author’s website
Come check out THE CHANCE at MEI Secondary Library!
Book 2 of The Wives of the Patriarchs series by Jill Eileen Smith is now available at MEI Secondary Library.
Each book in this trilogy focuses on one or more of Israel’s four matriarchs.
“Can love heal the rift between two souls?
When her beloved father dies and she is left in the care of her conniving brother Laban, Rebekah knows her life has changed forever. Though she should be married by now, it’s clear that Laban is dragging his feet, waiting for a higher bride-price to line his pockets. But then Rebekah is given a chance to leave her home to marry Isaac, a cousin she has never even seen, and her hope for the future is restored. Little does she know what a wondrous and heart-wrenching journey she is beginning.
As Rebekah experiences the joy of young love and the bitterness of misunderstanding and betrayal, her resolve is tested. When the rift between Isaac and her grows so wide it is surely too great to be mended, can she trust the God of Isaac’s father Abraham to bridge the gap?” – Back Cover
If you love reading contemporary romance with a southern twist, check out Sharon Gillenwater’s newest series – Callahans of Texas.
Book 1 – Jenna Callahan Colby, a partner on her father’s successful Texas ranch, has the love of friends and family, but she realizes she wants more when Nate Langley, the first boy she ever noticed, returns to town, but after two tours of duty in the armed forces, Nate has some healing to do before he can be the man Jenna needs.
Book 2 – Emily Rose, a museum curator with bigger aspirations, bides her time at the Callahan Crossing Historical Museum until she can make her way to a big city, but her plans conflict with those of Chance Callahan, a cowboy and contractor, who wants Emily to make Callahan Crossing her permanent home.
Book 3 – Six months pregnant, unmarried, broke, and alone, Megan is stuck on the road when a tornado appears, and barely escapes with her life. Will Callahan comes upon her in the road, and offers her a place to stay.
Meet the Halflings … half human, half angel … all trouble.
Meet Nikki … she finds herself being hunted by evil, and drawn into a supernatural world she hasn’t ever acknowledged even exists. Can the Halflings keep her safe as her world tilts and crashes? Nikki is faced with decisions of epic consequences — but who can she trust her heart to? Mace or Raven? Decisions, decisions…
Book 1: Halflings, and Book 2: Guardian are both available now at MEI Secondary Library. You’ll find yourself left hanging and wanting more at the end of Guardian, but have no fear! Book 3: Avenger is headed our way as soon as it is published, in February. For free eBooks, a Halflings app, and other insider tidbits, visit author Heather Burch online.
Frank Peretti has done it again. Illusion is a story of love and life, loss and restoration, full of twists and mystery.
Summary — “Dane and Mandy, a popular magic act for forty years, are tragically separated by a car wreck that claims Mandy’s life—or so everyone thinks. Even as Dane mourns and tries to rebuild his life without her, Mandy, supposedly dead, awakes in the present as the nineteen-year-old she was in 1970. Distraught and disoriented in what to her is the future, she is confined to a mental ward until she discovers a magical ability to pass invisibly through time and space to escape. Alone in a strange world, she uses her mysterious powers to eke out a living, performing magic on the streets and in a quaint coffee shop.
Hoping to discover an exciting new talent, Dane ventures into the coffee shop and is transfixed by the magic he sees, illusions that even he, a seasoned professional, cannot explain. But more than anything, he is emotionally devastated by this teenager who has never met him, doesn’t know him, is certainly not in love with him, but is in every respect identical to the young beauty he first met and married some forty years earlier.
They begin a furtive relationship as mentor and protégée, but even as Dane tries to sort out who she really is and she tries to understand why she is drawn to him, they are watched by secretive interests who not only possess the answers to Mandy’s powers and misplacement in time but also the roguish ability to decide what will become of her.” [as seen on Frank Peretti’s Blog]
Have you finished the Hunger Games trilogy and are still hungry for more? Looking for the “what next” to read?
Well here you go . . . a list of books that you might enjoy if you enjoyed the Hunger Games. They are in no particular order, other than alphabetical (I am a librarian after all — it’s what we do!).
For more info., simply click on the book that looks interesting and you will be linked to that book in the MEI Secondary Library catalog. Of course you are welcome to drop by the library and I can point you in the right direction as well.