ELLINWOOD — “Safe In His Arms” by Colleen Coble. Born and raised on a sprawling Texas land, Margaret O’Brien prides herself on her competence as a rancher. But her father’s dreams of Margaret settled in a happy marriage seems out of reach. After all, she’s convinced that no man would have her, and that the ranch is her life now. Perhaps the new foreman her father hired will change her mind, even though he has a few secrets in his past.
“Rosemary Cottage” by Colleen Coble. The charming Rosemary Cottage on the beach offers Amy respite she needs to mourn the loss of her beloved brother, Ben. She also wants to investigate Ben’s disappearance at sea. Everyone blames a surfing accident, but Amy has reason to wonder.
“And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini. This extraordinary story begins simply with a father sharing a folktale with his children, a story about a young boy who is take by a div, a sort of ogre. The plot of the tale which seems like a tragedy, proves not as terrible as expected. This becomes a theme that fills this heartbreaking and uplifting novel of love and war sacrifice.
“Conscience and Courage.” This is an amazing account of Christian rescuers of Jews under the Nazi regime. Historically informed, and perceptive, this study looks at the individuals who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.
Two titles by Wanda Brunstetter, the Landcaster County Saga continues with the books “A Vow For Always,” and “The Hope of Spring.” The fated love story of Meredith and Luke continues as Meredith tries to manage and provide for her child alone. What happened to Luke? Is he just missing, or has he met a more terrible fate. As Meredith rekindles a friendship with Jonah Miller, her heart is still seeking the love of Luke. But he is gone.
From “The Corner of His Eye” by Dean Koontz. Bartholomew Lampion is born on a day of tragedy and terror, when the lives of everyone in his family are changed forever. And everyone agrees that his unusual eyes are the most beautiful they have ever seen. On the same day, a thousand miles away, a ruthless man learns that he has a mortal enemy named Bartholomew. Could they be one in the same?
“The House of Djinn” by Suzanne Fisher Staples. It has been ten years since Shabanu staged her own death to secure the safety of her daughter, Mumtaz, from her husband’s traitorous brother. The child has been raised by her father’s family with the education and security her mother desired for her, but with little understanding and love. When an arranged marriage is revealed, Mumtaz must question whether fulfilling her duty to family is worth giving up her dreams for her future.
Correction: Governor Kelly issues statewide stay-at-home order effective Monday