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ELLINWOOD — There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
“Chasing Lilacs” by Carla Stewart. In 1958, life should be simple and carefree for Sammie Tucker. But she has plenty of questions about her mother’s “nerve” problems, about shock treatments and about whether her mother loves her. As her life spins out of control, Sammie has to choose whom to trust, and accepting the truth may be the hardest thing Sammie has ever done.
“Courageous” by Diana Palmer. Special Forces Officer Winslow Grange is a paid mercenary, so there’s nothing that the former Green Beret can’t handle. A woman’s heart, however—that’s dangerous territory. When she arrives in the jungles of South America, in the midst of a dangerous mission, she’s a distraction he can’t avoid.
“The Rise of Nine” by Pittacus Lore. The known survivors of an alien race living on earth are targeted for destruction by the dastardly Mogadorians. When two of the survivors find each other, and join forces and powers, they struggle to not only survive, but to find and save the few remaining others from capture. Book three in the Lorien Legacies series.
“The Secret Keeper” by Kate Morton. Fifty years ago, Laurel is a young girl who witnesses a horrific crime from the safety of her childhood tree house, a crime that challenges everything she knows about her family. Now, as the family gathers to celebrate her mother’s ninetieth birthday, Laurel realizes that this may be her last chance to find the answers to that tragedy that still haunts her.
“Love Lifted Me “by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck. Jade and Max share a deep love, though revelations from his past have recently shaken their marriage. And Jade is smitten with Max’s little son, whom she is now raising as her own. But now a secret comes to light that will impact them all. Realizing a fresh start will bring healing to their marriage, the young family moves to Texas, where they discover that unresolved problems are never left behind.
“The Passage” and the sequel “The Twelve,” both titles by Justin Cronin. In a world transformed by a government experiment gone horribly wrong, a dark new order has arisen with a vision of the future infinitely more horrifying than man’s extinction. A few straggling survivors have banded together to fight the evils of this regime, and learn that in connection lies hope, even on the darkest of nights.

Sharon Sturgis is the librarian at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.