Aug 30, 2016

The Orphan Keeper

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THE ORPHAN KEEPER
by Camron Wright

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WOW! This story is truly incredible!
I cannot even imagine all that happened to this boy!
What an amazing tale of turning something so wrong 
into something so worth while--
PHENOMENAL telling!
This man's story is truly a must-read!
LOVED IT!
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Based on a remarkable true story of Taj Rowland. Seven-year-old Chellamuthu's life is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in India, sold to a Christian orphanage, and then adopted by an unsuspecting couple in the United States. It takes months before the boy can speak enough English to tell his parents that he already has a family back in India. Horrified, they try their best to track down his Indian family, but all avenues lead to dead ends. Meanwhile, they simply love him, change his name to Taj, enroll him in school, make him part of their family--and his story might have ended there had it not been for the pestering questions in his head: Who am I? Why was I taken? How do I get home?

More than a decade later, Taj meets Priya, a girl from southern India with surprising ties to his past. Is she the key to unveil the secrets of his childhood or is it too late? And if he does make it back to India, how will he find his family with so few clues? From the best-selling author of The Rent Collector, this is a deeply moving and gripping journey of discovering one's self and the unbreakable family bonds that connect us forever.

Aug 26, 2016

The Alien that Ate My Socks

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THE ALIEN THAT ATE MY SOCKS
by Brandon Dorman

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This dare-turned into adventure-will thrill the entire family; especially any boys! Filled with mischief and lots of trash talking these boys just want to help--but who can they trust?
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! the illustrations!
This is definitely one to read! 
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A new series written and illustrated by the illustrator of the Fablehaven series, Brandon Dorman!

Meet the Hooligan brothers who are fun-loving, go-cart racing, up-for-anything boys, and they are expert pranksters! The school bully, Rock, picks on the boys, tries to out-prank them and especially tries to lay blame for his pranks on them. Enter a purple, blobby, friendly outer space alien. He's come to Earth to earn badges for his "extraterrestrial space scout" sash. The brothers name him Hoolie and quickly learn about his alien ways:

* Hoolie gets smelly when he s hungry and that's how the boys know it's time to feed him. He eats clothes, especially socks. Mom and Dad don't know what is going on originally, but then later on, when they become more involved in the situation, they figure out why the family socks are disappearing from the Hooligan house.
* He has a compartment in his belly, like Mary Poppins' carpetbag, that can somehow hold an endless supply of neat gizmos and gadgets.

* The boys can't communicate with him at first and rig up an electronic device to help them read Hoolie's mind.

The Hooligan boys keep Hoolie a secret until he saves a neighborhood girl from a burning building, and the town befriends him. Then a team of mysterious strangers dressed in black who call themselves "Animal Control" arrive, but the Hooligan boys know this can't be true. The boys must resolve their problem with Rock, help Hoolie earn his merit badges on Earth, and help him find his way home before "Animal Control" captures him!"

Aug 25, 2016

Gears of Revolution

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GEARS OF REVOLUTION
by J. Scott Savage

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What a FUN book!
Dragons, inventions, secret clues, revolution.
A great read for any age making it a perfect book 
to read together as a family--
I am loving this Steam Punk genre!
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After finding a compass and clues left by Kallista's father, Leo Babbage, Trenton and Kallista head west aboard their homemade mechanical dragon to search for the missing inventor. The two teenagers hope to find answers about their mountain city of Cove, but instead, they find only a blackened forest, ruined buildings, and a small underground city

Almost immediately, Trenton and Kallista are caught up in a civil war between a clan of scavengers called Whipjacks and the Order of the Beast, people who believe that dragons are immortal and divine.

Stranded in a new city, the two friends meet Plucky, a Whipjack girl with mechanical legs, and Ander, a young member of the Order who claims humans are able to communicate with dragons. Can they trust anyone, or have they unknowingly stepped into a trap?

And high above in the sky, the dragons are gathering . . .

Aug 21, 2016

The Heir of Brownlie Manor

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THE HEIR OF BROWNLIE MANOR
by Anita Stansfield

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This is by far one of the best regency romance books I have ever read!
LOVED. LOVED. LOVED. IT!
Filled with tenderness from a man who wants to use his wealth for good you will find yourself reading above doing anything else you are suppose to be doing.  This book is definitely a must-read!
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After a medical discharge from his duties in the Napoleonic War, Thomas Quincy Fitzbatten has returned home. Disoriented, burdened by guilt for his wealth, and disillusioned with life's injustices, Thomas longs for a chance to make a difference in the world. But he keeps himself a mystery to those around him, and another motive for his charity gnaws at the back of his mind: to seek redemption from the traumatic demons of war.

Then everything changes at the arrival of Ruth Dawson, the niece of Thomas's butler, a stunning woman with a secret of her own. Thomas graciously offers to assist Ruth in her predicament, but a surprise instinct prompts Thomas to handle the case a little more personally—through marriage.

As their love blossoms, it appears that all will be well—until Thomas receives a mysterious letter from an old friend in trouble, compelling him to the rescue.

But what will Thomas do when nothing is as it seems? And why can't Ruth shake the feeling that her destiny is intertwined with Thomas's in a way they could never have imagined?

Jul 29, 2016

The Sheriffs of Savage Wells

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THE SHERIFFS OF SAVAGE WELLS
by Sarah Eden

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I have read everything Sarah has written and I do 
believe that this is my favorite book from her--
SO GOOD! Such an interesting story line!
Strength -- Endurance -- Stubbornness -- Hope -- 
Written so incredible well! A MUST-READ!
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Paisley Bell knows the eccentric people of Savage Wells. From the absentminded shopkeeper who always thinks she's been robbed to the young man who has returned shell-shocked from the war, Paisley has compassion for them all. When the sheriff up and leaves town, Paisley steps up and assumes the responsibility, partly because she loves the work, but also because she needs the income to take care of her sick father. So when the town council decides that the position of sheriff should really go to a man, Paisley finds herself fighting to prove that she's the perfect candidate for the job, even though she wears a skirt.

Cade O'Brien is heartily sick of shooting people. In his many years as a lawman, Cade has seen his share of blood and violence. So when he answers an advertisement for a sheriff job in the sleepy town of Savage Wells, he believes he's found the peace and quiet he's always desired. But when he discovers that his biggest competition for the job is a woman, he begins to question his decisions.

Tension between the two begins to sizzle when both Cade and Paisley realize the attraction they have for each other, but when Paisley's former beau shows up in town, along with a band of bank robbers, the blossoming relationship between the two sheriffs is tested. They will have to work together to thwart the bank robbers and keep the town safe.

Jul 28, 2016

Pride and Politics

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PRIDE AND POLITICS
by Brittany Larsen

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I adore spin-offs on the classics 
and this one is definitely worth reading! 
A perfect blend of all things a good book should have 
you will find yourself smiling long after the last page is turned.
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As the daughter of a well-known senator, Summer Knight is all too familiar with the nasty side of politics. She’s always stayed out of the drama, until an incident involving her fellow Mormons drives her out of her hometown—and out of the Church. What she needs is a change of scene, and sunny California seems like just the place. Enter Benson Hardy. He’s just her type—until she finds out who he is. Not only is Benson a nephew to her father’s political rival, he’s also a devout member of the Church. The last thing Summer wants is to be mixed up in politics—or religion. But Benson challenges her like no one else, asking the tough questions about her inactivity. Though their incompatibility is clear, their connection is undeniable, and soon Summer finds the embers of her faith reigniting. Just as it seems that the pair might be on the road to romance, a series of embarrassing misunderstandings—and the appearance of a handsome charmer determined to sweep Summer off her feet—knock the couple completely off course. As Summer finds herself at a crossroads, she must decide if she’s willing to set her pride aside for a shot at true love.



Brittany Larsen may be an Idaho girl living in California, but at heart she is English. She loves all things Jane Austen and counts the time she and her husband viewed the couch where Emily Bronte died as one of their most romantic moments ever. Sadly, he has no recollection of it. When not reading nineteenth century English literature or writing her own romances, Brittany loves spending time with her three incredible daughters, Emma, Tess, and Jane, and her amazingly supportive husband, Shawn.
 

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