January 7, 2018

Dark Saturday by Nicci French presents an electrifying and sophisticated psychological thriller when psychotherapist Frieda Klein meets eighteen-year-old Hannah, incarcerated for ten years after her arrest for the shocking murder of her family. Frieda suspects Hanna, now a tragic figure, old before her time, may be as much as victim as her family – and someone will go to any length to keep the truth from surfacing, even if it means killing again.

Gathering the Threads by Cindy Woodsmall draws Ariana Brenneman back to the Old Order Amish home where she was raised. Yet her excitement is mixed with unexpected apprehension as she reconciles truths learned while with her biological “Englisch” parents with the teachings of her Plain community. Meanwhile, Skylar has found her place among the large Brenneman family, but Ariana’s arrival threatens to unravel her new identity and her sobriety.

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg presents a beautiful and moving novel of compassion in the face of loss, of the small acts that turn friends into family, and of the possibilities to achieve happiness at any age. Arthur’s days all look the same until an unlikely friendship with a young woman and a neighbor transforms his life. As the three lonely souls band together through hardships, they help one another rediscover the potential to start anew.

The Spectrum of Hope by neurologist Gayatri Devi, offers new hope for millions of Alzheimer’s Disease sufferers through engaging stories of her patients that humanizes the science and offers equal parts practical wisdom and advice. Topics include sexuality, genetics, communication, even staying on the job—because the majority of Alzheimer’s patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit the grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives.

It Takes Two by Jonathan and Drew Scott, stars of TV’s Property Brothers, Brother vs. Brother, Property Brothers at Home, and Buying and Selling, reveals the raw vulnerability of two driven brothers, each robbed of his fondest dream before fate, perseverance, and the power of two rebuilt something even better. But the cowboy code instilled by their parents provided the inspiration to work harder and dream bigger, while their often-hilarious competitive streaks led to the epiphany that the power of two was sweeter than the failure of one.

Split Reins by Deanna Dickinson McCall captures the stark images, the danger, the merriment and the love of cowboy life, without frills or flowery words … just the unvarnished truth. The author’s insightful poetry, paired with beautiful artwork, results in a wonderful blend of words and pictures that put you right there with the cowboys, in their own environment.