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You will find book reviews by patrons and staff here, and an online book review form and a few websites that you can find additional great reads!

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Book Reviews:

Perfect Days
Perfect Days

 

A psychological thriller that is equal parts disturbing and implausible.  Yet I was hooked by the first chapter.  The book takes place in Brazil, and without giving much away, is the story of a loner med student and the woman he falls in love with. -Denise
Undaunted Courage
Undaunted Courage

 

The author is a true storyteller of this non-fiction book as he takes you are on a journey exploring uncharted territory. I highly recommend this book. -Rachel
Accidents of Providence
Accidents of Providence

 

Set in 1649 London as Cromwell is taking over the kingdom after the beheading of Charles II, the novel is the story of Rachel Lockyear, a glove-maker's apprentice, who is arrested for killing her newborn baby.  But did she? Rachel is the victim not only of severe new laws, but of her affair with a married nobleman. The novel is a gritty, well researched portrait of 17th century England as well as a mystery and a love story.  Pelletier creates full-bodied characters.  If you liked "The Dress Lodger," "Fingersmith," or "Year of Wonders," you will like Rachel's story. -Dawn
The Lost and Found Bookshop
The Lost and Found
Bookshop

 

Family is family and each one has a truth. - Georgiann
A Long Petal of the Sea
A Long Petal of the Sea

 

A historical novel/love story about refugees from the Spanish Civil War relocated to Chile.
One of my favorite authors, and this is one of her best! -Nancy
The Bitter and Sweet of Cherry Season
The Bitter and Sweet
of Cherry Season
Family dynamics and likable characters who mess up. -Rachel
Dear Edward
Dear Edward
This is one of those books that I enjoyed without reading the inside cover. -Rachel
Lady Clementine
Lady Clementine
Historical Fiction

The Woman behind the man

This is the fourth book by bestselling author Marie Benedict, this time featuring the extraordinary life of Lady Clementine Churchill, who helped make Winston Churchill the figure we all know. 

Marie Benedict writes about a different woman in history in each book she pens - each a woman who helped shape the man remembered in history books. -Susan

Travels with Charley in Search of America
Travels with Charley in Search of America, Biography
This is one of my most favorite books to read/listen to for pure enjoyment of the story. I am listening to it for the 3rd time and have actually read the book 2 other times before in the course of my adult life. - Crystal

 

A Few Websites To Find Additional Great Reads

Book Page

Read reviews of upcoming books, author interviews and more.
Book Chat Periodicallay we have chatted about the books we've liked.  Look at our book notes of what we books we shared and talked about.

Book Club

See what we've been reading, since 2013!  Some we've liked, some we've loved, and others we've could have done without.  Read, and you decide!
Goodreads Meet your next favorite book.
Library Reads Top Ten books published this month that librarians across the country love!
Want even more suggestions? Visit their archives for the top ten lists of previous months.
Novelist Plus Book reviews, annotations, etc., for over 200,000 titles. Titles searchable from Novelist Plus database to Linkcat. Subscription service. Use your Library Card to access.