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ELLINWOOD — There are so many NEW books on Ellinwood School/Community Library’s shelves by the circulation desk (53 new titles, in fact), I am listing the titles and authors for you to check out! Happy Reading!

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I Found You by Lisa Jewell

I Found You

By Lisa Jewell

‘How long have you been sitting out here?’

‘I got here yesterday.’

‘Where did you come from?’

‘I have no idea.’

East Yorkshire: Single mum Alice Lake finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement she invites him in to her home.

Surrey: Twenty-one-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed

Two women, twenty years of secrets and a man who can’t remember lie at the heart of Lisa Jewell’s brilliant new novel.

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The Winter Girl by Matt Marinovich

The Winter Girl

By Matt Marinovich

A scathing and exhilarating thriller that begins with a husband’s obsession with the seemingly vacant house next door.

It’s wintertime in the Hamptons, where Scott and his wife, Elise, have come to be with her terminally ill father, Victor, to await the inevitable. As weeks turn to months, their daily routine—Elise at the hospital with her father, Scott pretending to work and drinking Victor’s booze—only highlights their growing resentment and dissatisfaction with the usual litany of unhappy marriages: work, love, passion, each other. But then Scott notices something simple, even innocuous. Every night at precisely eleven, the lights in the neighbor’s bedroom turn off. It’s clearly a timer…but in the dead of winter with no one else around, there’s something about that light he can’t let go of. So one day while Elise is at the hospital, he breaks in. And he feels a jolt of excitement he hasn’t felt in a long time. Soon, it’s not hard to enlist his wife as a partner in crime and see if they can’t restart the passion.

Their one simple transgression quickly sends husband and wife down a deliriously wicked spiral of bad decisions, infidelities, escalating violence, and absolutely shocking revelations.

Matt Marinovich makes a strong statement with this novel. The Winter Girl is the psychological thriller done to absolute perfection.

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Every Breath by Nicolas Sparks

Every Breath

By Nicolas Sparks

Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she’s been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family’s cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future.

Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother’s early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable . . . but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.

Illuminating life’s heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, Every Breath explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties — and asks the question, How long can a dream survive?

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Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock

Catching Christmas

By Terri Blackstock

As a first-year law associate, Sydney Batson knows she will be updating her resume by New Year’s if she loses her current court case. So when her grandmother gets inexplicably ill while she’s in court, Sydney arranges for a cab to get her to the clinic.

The last thing cab driver Finn Parrish wants is to be saddled with a wheelchair-bound old lady with dementia. But because Miss Callie reminds him of his own mother, whom he failed miserably in her last days, he can’t say no when she keeps calling him for rides. Once a successful gourmet chef, Finn’s biggest concern now is making his rent, but half the time Callie doesn’t remember to pay him. And as she starts to feel better, she leads him on wild goose chases to find a Christmas date for her granddaughter.

When Finn meets Sydney, he’s quite sure that she’s never needed help finding a date. Does Miss Callie have an ulterior motive, or is this just a mission driven by delusions? He’s willing to do whatever he can to help fulfill Callie’s Christmas wish. He just never expected to be a vital part of it.

“Terri Blackstock’s latest offering touches tender places with its quirky characters and stirring plot. Catching Christmas explores what happens when the paths of a disenchanted Taxi driver collide with that of an overworked attorney. Blackstock weaves a compelling, romantic tale that is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit!” —Denise Hunter, bestselling author of Honeysuckle Dreams

“Blackstock’s Catching Christmas is not your average romance. Darling and laugh-out-loud cute, it makes the reader think about the important things in life. I read it in one gulp and wished there was more. Highly recommended!” —Colleen Coble, USA TODAY bestselling author of the Hope Beach series and the Lavender Tides series

 Sheri Holmes is the director of library and media services for the Ellinwood School and Community Libraries. She can be reached by email at

Additional new book titles available for checkout at the Ellinwood School/Community Library

Elevation, King

The Outsider, King

Not Quite Over You, Mallery

The Reckoning, Grisham

Beartown, Backman

Us Against You, Backman

The Rain Water, Rosnay

In His Father’s Footsteps, Steel

Blue Moon Bay, Wingate

Larkspur Cove, Wingate

Talk of the Town, Wingate

Wildwood Creek, Wingate

The Road Home, Lewis

The Atonement, Lewis

The Ebb Tide, Lewis

The Wish, Lewis

The Proving, Lewis

The First Love, Lewis

The Girl in the Woods, MacDonald

Don’t Believe a Word, MacDonald

Wilde Lake, Lippman

Sunburn, Lippman

The Broken Girls, St. James

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, Green

Look Alive Twenty-five, Evanovich

A Spark of Light, Picoult

Nine Perfect Strangers, Moriarty

Dark Sacred Night, Connelly

Long Road to Mercy, Baldacci

Heads You Win, Archer

Fire & Blood, Martin

Make Me Love You, Lindsey

Marry Me By Sundown, Lindsey

Stormy Persuasion, Lindsey

Beautiful Tempest, LIndsey

Five Years Gone, Force

A False Mirror, Charles Todd

A Pale Horse, Charles Todd

A Matter of Justice, Charles Todd

A Lonely Death, Charles Todd

The Confession, Charles Todd

Proof of Guilt, Charles Todd

Hunting Shadows, Charles Todd

A Fine Summer’s Day, Charles Todd

No Shred of Evidence, Charles Todd

Racing the Devil, Charles Todd

The Gate Keeper, Charles Todd

A Long Shadow, Charles Todd

The Walnut Tree, Charles Todd