Book Highlights for June 2024

Here’s a sneak peek at what we having coming in for June 2024!

Breaking Free, Rachel Jeffs
A requested title, this book is the story of how Rachel Jeffs escaped Warren Jeffs and his infamous polygamist cult.

Age of Revolutions, Fareed Zakaria
A look back at the period of history from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s, and the social upheaval that was prevalent.

Summers at the Saint, Mary Kay Andrews
A perennially popular author for us, this book is a fun ‘beach read’ about the plucky owner of a ritzy hotel that’s a bit down on its luck, and her efforts to revive it. Romance Fiction

A Calamity of Souls, David Baldacci
Another frequent flier off our shelves, Baldacci takes a turn into history.  He tells the story of  two lawyers and their fight for a black man’s freedom during the racially charged 60s in Southern Virginia. Historical Fiction

The Secret, Lee Child
Consistently requested author Child brings us another Reacher escapade.  Jack Reacher is back looking into a case from the far past that may affect his future. Mystery Fiction

Think Twice, Harlan Coben
Coben is always on our request list with his thriller titles.  His Bolitar does a double take when the FBI comes looking for his long deceased partner in connection with a very new crime. Thriller Fiction

Lone Oaks Crossing, Janet Dailey
Consistently requested, Dailey brings us the newest installment in the New Americana romance series. It may see a determined young woman team up with a helpful neighbor to do more than just rehabilitate the ranch. Romance Fiction

The Last Watch, J.S. Dewes
Taking a chance of a new-to-us author, it’s Dewes.  In her book, it’s up to the soldiers no one wants to buckle down and save the universe in this scifi thriller that’s ‘Expanse meets Game of Thrones’. Classic Science Fiction

James, Percival Everett
Another chance taken on a new-to-us author.  Everett’s brilliant retelling of Huckleberry Finn through the eyes of the slave Jim is sure to be thought provoking. Historical Fiction

Jeckyll & Hyde, Inc., Simon R. Green
New-to-us author Simon Green is a standard in Science Fiction. Stevenson’s Jeckyll & Hyde goes paranormal when a London cop is thrust into a world of monsters and mayhem in this horror fantasy. Urban Fantasy Fiction

Tell-Tale Bones, Carolyn Haines
Regular favorite Carolyn Haines can be relied on for funny, light-hearted, clean reads. The sassy, funny heroine gets involved in a missing persons case. Humorous Mystery Fiction

The Heiress, Rachel Hawkins
Fairly new but popular author writing about the vagaries of family relationships. Once freed from his scandalous family, Camden finds himself drawn back in by a sudden death in the family.  Mystery Fiction

Beach Read, Emily Henry
A new author everyone is asking for, Henry is light-hearted fun.  This funny romantic story is about two writers who might just fall in love while helping each other overcome writer’s block. Humorous Romance Fiction

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson
A new-to-us author previously read by our Book Club.  In it, a girl’s senior project over an infamous local murder may dig up more than she bargains for.  Young Adult Mystery, as adult Mystery Fiction

The Longmire Defense, Craig Johnson
Perennial favorite of our patrons Longmire is at it again.  Walt’s past informs his present investigation into a crime that brings up issues long buried. Mystery Fiction

The Court of Frost & Starlight, Sarah J. Maas
Requests are up for this Fantasy author.  Don’t jump into this series partway through, though!  Rhys and crew put the pieces back together after fallout from the last book, and Feyre starts to realize the true burden of rule. Classic Fantasy Fiction, Spicy.

The Wild Side, Fern Michaels
Consistently requested and prolific author Michaels comes out with a stand alone book.  In it, a covert investigator turned school guidance counselor is called back into duty once again on matters of national intelligence- as an escort.  Mystery Fiction

The Secret of Sunflowers, Marta Molnar
A requested author and title, Molnar give us a fictionalized look inside the story of how Van Gogh became famous-after his death- due mainly to the efforts of his sister-in-law.  Historical Fiction

Daniel X Manga, #1-#3, James Patterson & Various
Prolific favorite Patterson teams up to bring Daniel X to manga.  Daniel X uses his superpowers to protect the earth and hunt down the assassin who murdered his parents.  Young Adult Paranormal Manga Fiction

Tether, Jeremy Robinson
New-to-us author Robinson brings us a science fiction tale on the edge of dystopia.  In it, Saul’s wife is at the center of a mysterious phenomenon with world-shattering implications; he tries to get to the bottom of it with help from the mysterious Rain. Science Fiction

Toxic Prey, John Sandford
Consistently requested author of the favorites Lucas and Vergil brings us another ‘prey’ story. In it, Lucas’ daughter Letty asks him to help search for a missing scientist who may hold the key to events that affect the entire world. Mystery Fiction

Last House, Jessica Shattuck
New author who gives us a look at a family across generations.  In it, a man confronts the history of his family and the impact their vast oil business has had on communities and the environment. Historical Fiction