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Library Corner by Gloria Kinley & Library Lines by Andrea Trembath

Library Corner July 19th

Library News Gloria Kinley
It's 1911. Aged just 15, Mary Kirk and Wallis Warfield meet at summer camp. Their friendship will survive heartbreaks, continents, and the demands of the English crown until it is shattered by one unforgivable betrayal.... 
In 1997, Kendall's romantic break in Paris is shattered when the taxi ahead of them crashes suddenly. The news soon follows: Princess Diana is dead. Trying to forget what she has witnessed, Kendall returns home, where the discovery of a long-forgotten link to Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, will lead her to the truth of a scandal which shook the world.... Two women, divided by time, bound by a secret.... Richly imagined and beautifully written, Another Woman's Husband, by Gill Paul, is a moving novel about two women thrust into the spotlight, haunted by love and loss.

Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: he's a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband's life a misery, and she'll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedding, she encounters a dashing and impossibly charming stranger who sends a fire-and-ice jolt of attraction through her. And then he introduces himself . . . as none other than West Ravenel. West is a man with a tarnished past. No apologies, no excuses. However, from the moment he meets Phoebe, West is consumed by irresistible desire . . . not to mention the bitter awareness that a woman like her is far out of his reach. What West doesn't bargain on is that Phoebe is no straitlaced aristocratic lady. She's the daughter of a strong-willed wallflower who long ago eloped with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent - the most devilishly wicked rake in England. Before long, Phoebe sets out to seduce the man who has awakened her fiery nature and shown her unimaginable pleasure. Will their overwhelming passion be enough to overcome the obstacles of the past?
Only the devil's daughter knows . . .Find all the fun and romance in Lisa Kleypas new book called Devil’s Daughter.

In 1913, Sarah Levine leaves her small village and sails to New York to start a promising new life with her husband, Micha. But all Sarah really wants is what has come so easily to her sisters - a family of her own. Finally, in her new home, her dream comes true...but at a terrible cost. She names the baby girl Liberty after the great statue in the harbor that she saw when she first came to America. From struggling to raise Liberty in a Lower East Side tenement to building a fashion empire, the only constants in Sarah's life are her love for her daughter and the terrible secret that she must keep. Sarah gives Liberty everything she has, but the truth cannot stay hidden forever. As Liberty grows to womanhood and the world prepares to go to war again, Sarah is asked to make one last impossible choice.... From author Colin Falconer comes a gripping novel about finding the American Dream - and what it costs called Loving liberty Levine.

A perfect family is shattered in Run Away, the new thriller from the master of domestic suspense, Harlan Coben.
You've lost your daughter. She's addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she's made it clear that she doesn't want to be found. Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. But she's not the girl you remember. This woman is living on the edge, frightened, and clearly in trouble. You don't stop to think. You approach her, beg her to come home. She runs. And you do the only thing a parent can do: you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Before you know it, both your family and your life are on the line. And in order to protect your daughter from the evils of that world, you must face them head on. 

New Non Fiction

On a Summer day in New York Jonathan Santlofer discovers his wife, Joy, gasping for breath on their living room couch. After a frenzied 911 call, an ambulance race, and hours pacing in a hospital waiting room, a doctor finally delivers fateful news. Consumed by grief, Jonathan desperately tries to pursue life as he always had-writing, social engagements, and working on his art-but finds it nearly impossible t admit his deep feelings of loss to anyone. Written with unexpected humor and great warmth The Widower’s Notebook, by Jonathan Santlofer, is a portrait of a marriage, an account of the complexities of finding oneself single again after losing your spouse, and a story of the enduring power of familial love. 

Krista Law