New books arrive at Ellinwood Library
The following items are new to Ellinwood School/Community Library and available for check-out. It’s a good day to check out a book!
Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
by Joanna Gaines
Magnolia Table is infused with Joanna Gaines’ warmth and passion for all things family, prepared and served straight from the heart of her home, with recipes inspired by dozens of Gaines family favorites and classic comfort selections from the couple’s new Waco restaurant, Magnolia Table.
Inside Magnolia Table, you’ll find recipes the whole family will enjoy, such as chicken pot pie, chocolate chip cookies, and asparagus and fontina quiche.
The Recipe Box
by Viola Shipman
Growing up in northern Michigan, Samantha “Sam” Mullins felt trapped on her family’s orchard and in their pie shop, so she left with dreams of making her own mark in the world. But life as an overworked, undervalued sous chef at a reality star’s New York bakery is not what Sam dreamed. When the chef embarrasses Sam, she quits and returns home. Unemployed, single, and defeated, she spends a summer working on her family’s orchard cooking and baking alongside the women in her life--including her mother, Deana, and grandmother, Willo. One beloved, flour-flecked, ink-smeared recipe at a time, Sam begins to learn about and understand the women in her life, her family’s history, and her passion for food through their treasured recipe box.
Fall from Grace
by Danielle Steel
Sydney Wells’s perfect life with her wealthy, devoted husband vanishes when he dies suddenly in an accident. Widowed at forty-nine, she discovers he has failed to include her in his will. With Andrew’s vicious daughters in control of his estate, and no home or money, Sydney finds a job in fashion, despite her own designer daughters’ warnings. Naïve, out of her element, and alone in a world of shady international deals and dishonest people, she is set up by her boss and finds herself faced with criminal prosecution. What happens when you lose everything? Husband, safety, protection, money, and reputation gone, faced with prison, she must rebuild her own life from the bottom to the top again.
Where Shadows Meet
by Colleen Coble
Hannah is distraught when her parents are murdered — but what makes it worse is that she should have been at home with them ... not meeting her forbidden love, Reece. Unable to face the community and her guilt, she runs away and marries him. But Reece isn’t the man she thought he was. He controls her completely, and when she gets pregnant — against his wishes — he pushes her down the stairs as she approaches her due date. When she wakes in the hospital and he tells her the baby died, she knows she’s had enough. She runs again. Years later, Hannah has become an expert on Amish quilts, and her visibility allows Reece to track her down. He begs her to come back, saying he’s changed — and sends her a picture of their daughter. This couldn’t be real, could it? When another member of her old community is found murdered — by the same poison that killed her parents — old fears surface. Was Reece the one who killed her parents in order to get her away? And is he killing again to get her back?
To The Stars Through Difficulties
by Romalyn Tilghman
Andrew Carnegie funded 59 public libraries in Kansas in the early 20th century but it was frontier women who organized waffle suppers, minstrel shows and women’s baseball games to buy books to fill them. Now, a century later, Angelina returns to her father’s hometown of New Hope to complete her dissertation on the Carnegie libraries, just as Traci and Gayle arrive in town — Traci as an artist-in-residence at the renovated Carnegie Arts Center and Gayle as a refugee whose neighboring town, Prairie Hill, has just been destroyed by a tornado. The discovery of an old journal inspires the women to create a library and arts center as the first act of rebuilding Prairie Hill after the tornado. Full of Kansas history from pioneer homesteaders to Carrie Nation to orphan trains.
One of the Boys
by Daniel Magariel
The three of them — a 12 year old boy, his older brother, their father — have won the war: the father’s term for his bitter divorce and custody battle. They leave their Kansas home and drive through the night to Albuquerque, eager to begin a new life together. The boys go to school, join basketball teams, make friends. Meanwhile their father works from home, smoking cheap cigars to hide another smell. But soon the little missteps — the dead-eyed absentmindedness, the late night noises, the comings and goings of increasingly odd characters — become sinister, and the boys find themselves watching their father change, grow erratic, then violent.
Lie to Me
by J.T. Ellison
Sutton and Ethan Montclair’s idyllic life is not as it appears. Consumed by professional and personal betrayals and financial woes, the two both love and hate each other. As tensions mount, Sutton disappears, leaving behind a note saying not to look for her. Ethan finds himself the target of vicious gossip as friends, family and the media speculate on what really happened to Sutton Montclair. As the police investigate, the lies the couple have been spinning for years quickly unravel.
Sheri Holmes is the director of library and media services for the Ellinwood School and Community Libraries. She can be reached by email at sholmes@ usd355.org.