Daddy Long-Legs by Jean Webster

Summary (Amazon) 

“A trustee of the John Grier orphanage has offered to send Judy Abbott to college. The only requirements are that she must write to him every month and that she can never know who he is. Judy’s life at college is a whirlwind of friends, classes, parties and a growing friendship with the handsome Jervis Pendleton. With so much happening in her life, Judy can scarcely stop writing to ‘Daddy-Long-Legs’, or wondering who her mysterious benefactor is…” Continue reading Daddy Long-Legs by Jean Webster

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Summary

“Ruth has a secret that she can’t hide forever, Dora wonders if she can ever truly escape where she comes from, even when good luck suddenly comes her way. Alyce is trying to reconcile her desire to dance with the life she’s always known on her family’s fishing boat. Hank and his brothers decide it’s safer to run away than to stay home- until one of them is in terrible danger. 

Four very different lives are about to become entangled. This book is about people who try to save each other, and how sometimes when they least expect it, they succeed.” Continue reading The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Jesus and Magdalene by Joao Cerqueira

Lion by Lion Publications 2016

Summary

“Jesus returns to earth and meets activist Magdalene who is fighting for a better world. He finds an extremist ecological group, which is plotting to destroy a maize plantation it believes to be genetically modified. Then, he observes the rise up against a tourist development that is to be built in a forest reserve. Finally, he witnesses an armed conflict between blacks and gypsies. However, although he limits himself to accompanying Magdalene attempting only to pacify those on bad terms, even then Jesus is unable to escape the fury of mankind. And only a conman will recognize him. Using humor, Jesus and Magdalene broaches recent phenomena of social and political conflict.” Continue reading Jesus and Magdalene by Joao Cerqueira

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

2016 Dutton

Summary

“Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying seems isolated at first, things quickly escalate, and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes a target of her attacks. While others have always seen Toby’s strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. Soon, she will need to find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount.” Continue reading Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry

2017 Broadway Books

Summary

“When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem’s most notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed “The Goddess Murders,” in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed on Halloween night in 1989. He finds unexpected help in Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims newly returned to town. Neither believes that the main suspect, Rose Whelan, respected local historian, is guilty of murder or witchcraft. 

But exonerating Rose might mean crossing paths with a dangerous force. Were the women victims of an all-too-human vengeance, or was the devil raised in Salem that night? And if they cannot discover what truly happened, will evil rise again? Continue reading The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry

Seeker of Time by J.M Buckler

September 2017 Sojourn Publishing LLC

Summary

“I cannot guarantee that I will be the person you want in your life, but I will do everything in my power to be the person you need.” 

Elara Dunlin never imagined how much her life would change after moving across the country at the start of her senior year of high school. Who is the mysterious man with the deep blue eyes that follows her everywhere she goes? Strange events begin to unfold, causing Elara to question her own reality. The predictable and simple life she has always known dramatically changes on one cold, fateful night…the night when the elusive blue-eyed man finally approaches her directly and shares information that completely turns her world upside down. Eventually Elara realizes she has to tell her only friend, Cyrus, the truth about the mysterious visitor. Will her believe any of it? The elusive man continues to reveal dark secrets about her troubled past, adding a new dimension to their growing relationship. Is she willing to place all her trust in the one person who pushes her physically and emotionally farther than she ever thought possible? He had warned Elara that her life would change forever, but does she have the courage to move forward?” Continue reading Seeker of Time by J.M Buckler

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Henry Holt and Co.

Summary 

“Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone… Continue reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

You by Caroline Kepnes

2015 Atria/Emily Bestler Books

Summary

“When a beautiful aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck yo friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight-the perfect place for a “chance meeting.  Continue reading You by Caroline Kepnes

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

Published July 25, 2017 Gallery/Scout Press

Summary

“On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Saltan along a tidal estuary known as the Reach.  Before she can stop him, her dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something much more sinister.  Continue reading The Lying Game by Ruth Ware