April 8, 2018

The Ladies of Ivy Cottage by Julie Klassen sees friendships deepen, romances blossom, and mysteries unfold as impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. When the village women encourage her to open a subscription library with the many books she has inherited or acquired through donations, Rachel discovers two mysteries hidden among them. A man who once broke her heart helps her search for clues, but will both find more than they bargained for?

The Body in the Clouds by Ashley Hay offers a magical and gorgeously wrought tale that connects three people across three hundred years. An astronomer in the 1700s, a bridge worker in the 1930s, and an expatriate banker in the twenty-first century all look up at just the right moment and see something completely unexpected, something so marvelous that it transforms them, time, and space forever.

In Enemy Hands by David Weber navigates sci-fi battles in outer space, taking Honor Harrington straight into an ambush. Outnumbered, outgunned, and unable to run, she has just two options: see the people under her command die in a hopeless, futile battle … or surrender them and herself. Subjected to solitary confinement and systematic humiliation, Honor’s future is bleak and short, but it’s about to get worse, for her captors.

The Encore by Charity Tillemann-Dick recounts the true story of a vivacious young American soprano studying at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music when she received devastating news: her lungs were failing, her heart was three and a half sizes too big, and she would die within five years. With fierce determination, Charity and those around her confronted the challenges, saving her breath, and allowing Charity to reclaim her life.

Stargazing: Beginners Guide to Astronomy by Radmila Topalovic & Tom Kerss allows a complete novice to understand our place in the cosmos and enjoy the beautiful and extraordinary wonders of the night sky. This introductory guide to the night sky offers complete advice from the ground up, introducing the world of telescopes, planets, stars, dark skies and celestial maps. Discover how to tackle light pollution, stargaze with just your eyes, the best equipment for beginners, ways to plan your stargazing experience, and the keys things to look out for on specific dates throughout the year.

A Ringside Affair by James Lawton discusses the author’s ringside observations and experiences with such greats as Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield, bringing back to life the brilliant epoch of boxing’s last years of glory from 1977 through 2002. Part celebration, part lament, this is most of all a personal record of some of the most enthralling and challenging days produced by the world’s oldest sport.