September 24, 2017

Cameron Trading Post written by Carolyn O’Bagy Davis and donated in memory of Mark Howell documents the true story of what began as a tin-roofed shack at the rim of the Little Colorado River Gorge, its customers almost all Navajo. As the nearby one-track suspension bridge opened access to the Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon, and the Four Corners area, the trading post began to flourish. A century later, the Post now stands as a historic and thriving epicenter, a crossroads and a destination for thousands of people from all over the world.

Lights On by Jeffrey Yago is an eye-opening, alarm bell ringing must read for those who want solutions to overcome short- or long-term power loss. In a survival setting, the difference between life and death may rest on the ability to access emergency power. Yago not only details the potential threats to the U.S. power grid, but also shows those who feel kinda “lost” how to have the best chance to succeed using battery, solar, and alternative power.

Build 25 Beautiful Boxes by Doug Stowe features an array of gorgeous handmade boxes for a variety of special uses that also make great gifts. With just a minimal amount of scrap lumber or exotic woods, you can learn and practice a wide range of woodworking techniques such as inlay and joinery, to create stunning jewelry boxes and chests, boxes for pens, a wedding ring music box, and others with shapes that are unique and distinctive.

The Heavenly Surrender by Marcia Lynn McClure pairs Genieva Bankmans and Brevan McLean who have agreed to a marriage of convenience when she responded to his advertisement for a wife. Yet even as their attraction to each other becomes stronger, secrets concerning the McLean family and land threaten their relationship and endanger their lives.

Just a Little Christmas by Janet Dailey shares the story of Ellie Marsden who couldn’t wait to shake the dust of Branding Iron, Texas, off her heels and chase after bright lights, big city, and a wealthy husband. Now she’s come home, divorced, a little disillusioned, and a whole lot pregnant. Leave it to her one-time high school sweetheart, cattle rancher Jubal McFarland, to point out that citified Ellie is as out of place in small-town Texas as her teacup poodle. So why is there something about being back – and being with Jubal – that feels surprisingly right?

A Distant View of Everything by Alexander McCall Smith finds that although the arrival of a new baby brings an abundance of joy to amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie and her husband, Jamie, almost four-year-old son, Charlie is less than enthusiastic. In the meantime, an old acquaintance, somethings of a matchmaker, seeks Isabel’s help with a couple whose prospects have been overshadowed by sinister revelations.