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January 1, 2024 - New Arrivals

Adult Fiction

Under the Cover of Mercy by Rebecca Connolly.

The Great War has come to Brussels, and Edith Cavell, Head Nurse at Berkendael Medical Institute, faces an impossible situation. She has sworn an oath to help any who are wounded, under whatever flag they are found. But Governor von Lüttwitz, the ranking German officer, has ordered her and her nurses to also stand guard over the wounded Allied prisoners of war and prevent them from escaping. Edith feels that God called her to be a healer, not a jailer. How can she heal these broken boys, only to see them returned to the hands of their oppressors to be beaten again? So when members of the Belgian resistance, desperate for help, bring two wounded British soldiers to her hospital in secret, she decides she will heal the soldiers, and then help smuggle them out of the hospital to freedom. With her loyal friend and fellow nurse, Lizzie, by her side, Edith establishes her hospital as a safe house for the resistance, laboring tirelessly to save as many soldiers as she can. Working under the watchful eyes of the German army, Edith faces challenging odds as she fights to bring hope to her small corner of a war-torn world.

 

Reunited on Sugar Maple Road by Debbie Mason.

"Highland Falls police officer Emma Scott is a workaholic who doesn't do small talk, hugs, or anything else touchy-feely. Ever since her fiancé's death over a year ago, Emma's been sleepwalking through life, and her family is growing increasingly worried about her. Enter Josh Callahan, her brother's best friend. Josh is obnoxiously good-looking and, even more annoyingly, in a perpetually cheerful mood. Though he may drive her crazy, his suggestion to fake date him is brilliant because there are no feelings involved. At least, not at first. High school football coach and volunteer firefighter Josh Callahan is a fun-loving guy who is all about friends, family, and community. After his wife left him, he committed to staying un committed, except now he's earned the nickname "Heartbreaker of Highland Falls." Spending time with Emma will improve his rep while she can remember what it means to get out and enjoy life again. And his plan works...until Josh realizes that the feelings he has for Emma are all too real. But is Emma ready to share her heart again?"-- Provided by publisher.

 

One Night Rancher by Maisey Yates.

"It started with one simple favor. Now one night together has the promise of more . . . No one knows tough-as-nails bar owner Cara Summers better than her best friend, rancher Jace Carson. And when Cara needs someone to stay with her at Lone Rock's most historic, and possibly haunted, hotel to purchase it, Jace is the man for the job - even when the only furnished room has just one bed. One night shouldn't be enough to change years of friendship, but a single kiss melts away years of restraint. As the sun rises, Cara might have secured her hotel, but has she ruined her friendship with Jace forever?"-- Provided by publisher.

 

Adult Non-Fiction

The Woman in Me by Britney Spears.

In June 2021, the whole world was listening as Britney Spears spoke in open court. The impact of sharing her voice--her truth--was undeniable, and it changed the course of her life and the lives of countless others. The Woman in Me reveals for the first time her incredible journey--and the strength at the core of one of the greatest performers in pop music history.

 

Her Space, Her Time by Shohini Ghose.

"This book tells the stories of women physicists from around the world who transformed science. Many of them discovered invisible objects in the universe, and all wore a cloak of invisibility throughout their careers. Their remarkable stories of scientific innovation, inspirational leadership and overcoming invisibility deserve to go viral."-- Provided by publisher.

 

Easy/Juvenile/Young Adult/Graphic Novel

I See Winter by Charles Ghigna.  E

Snowflakes, sleds, and skates are just the beginning of the joys of winter.

 

Bugs That Love! by Lori-Michele.  J NF

This book gives us a closer look at an overlooked species, The Western Conifer Seed Bug, that has not been talked about, studied or explored enough. It also dispels myths and untruths about the Shield bug. The amazing discovery is that both types of these bugs show, give and accept love! Expert educator, Lori-Michele, shares what she has learned and teaches through example, what we can gain from our interaction with these adorable, sensitive little bugs, that she calls micro-pets. You only need to stop and take a moment out, to realize how gentle, loving and special these creatures are! They have a surprising compatibility with humans that's remarkable!



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