New Books

We are happy to announce the following additions to our adult fiction collection, all in regular print:

Susan Anne Mason, A Most Noble Heir:  When stable hand Nolan Price learns from his dying mother that he is actually the son of the Earl of Stainsby, his plans for a future with kitchen maid Hannah Burnham are shattered.  Once he is officially acknowledged as the earl’s heir, Nolan will be forbidden to marry beneath his station.  It seems that only a miracle will bring Nolan and Hannah together.

Allie Pleiter, Cloak and Grammar:  In this latest installment in the Secrets of Castleton Manor Library series, a retirement celebration for author Red Maxton is being planned, but before the event begins, a dead man in discovered in the hedge maze who looks just like Red.  The event is canceled, but then Red shows up—alive and well.  Once again, the members of the Candle House Book Club are on the case, along with Watson, the crime-solving cat.

Naomi Stephens, Shadow among Sheaves:  Set in 1857 in India and England, this novel is inspired by the Biblical love story of Ruth and Boaz.  Rena, an Indian woman, loses her husband, a British officer.  She follows her mother-in-law to England, where Rena meets Lord Barric, who attempts to help the two widows despite his better judgment.

New Books

We are pleased to announce the following additions to our adult non-fiction collection:

Ron White, Bedrolls, Bushes, and Beaches: The Hippie Years:  Mr. White is a former resident of Smyrna.  His memoir brings us back to the world of the 1960’s where his personal struggles could not dim his dreams of travel, achieving his goal of circumnavigating the globe at age 22.  Growing up in an abusive home, travel and music kept him sane.

Ed McMahon and David Fisher, When Television Was Young:  Many of us remember Ed McMahon for his 30 years on The Tonight Show.  This book is the inside history of the early days of television; he worked with the pioneers of TV entertainment, and he lets the legends of the small screen tell their own stories here.

Patricia Morrisroe, 9 ½ Narrow: My Life in Shoes:  This is a funny, poignant, coming-of-age memoir of love, loss, and the shoes that carry us through.  She remembers, over five decades, the shoes she wore at given times and the people she was with, making shoes so much more than mere footwear.

The Best of Martha Stewart Living: Great American Wreaths:  This gorgeous book gives step-by-step instructions for 52 beautiful wreaths created with natural materials and simple techniques.  Each wreath represents a state in the union, as well as the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.

James Patterson, true-crime thrillers as seen on the Discovery ID TV series, Murder Is ForeverMurder Beyond the Grave and Murder, Interrupted.  As previously reported, the library also has a third book in this series:  Home Sweet Murder.  All three books are in large print.