The following is a list of books recently added to the Brooke County Public Library’s collection:
THE DISAPPEARANCES by Linda Byler. Sadie may be married now, but she’s as spirited as ever, and her life is no less tame. In fact, soon after she and Mark are settled into the farmhouse which Mark is renovating, she’s visited by three FBI agents who question her about the two children who mysteriously appeared one day at the Ranch. Before the agents leave, they warn Sadie that her beloved horse, Paris, is highly valuable, and that she and Mark may be in grave danger because of Paris. This news, on top of Mark’s unexpected black moods, leaves Sadie sometimes wishing she could go home, “lay her head on Mam’s shoulder, and ask why she hadn’t warned her.” But when Sadie is kidnapped at gunpoint by two men in ski masks, her stubborn strength is tested beyond her imagining. Mark disappears emotionally without warning. Now Sadie has disappeared, leaving Mark and her family wracked with worry. And Anna, Sadie’s youngest sister, desperate for Neil Hershberger’s attention, refuses to eat, plagued by an eating disorder as she fades away. And yet, Mark’s younger brother Timothy appears, bringing unexpected life and hope to the family.
BLACK HILLS BLOOD HUNT by William W. Johnston and J. A. Johnstone. Deadwood, South Dakota. Miners flock there seeking fortunes, while cardsharps, bandits, and businessmen seek to deprive those who strike gold by means fair and foul. Legendary former lawman Seth Bullock plans to keep the peace by any means necessary–especially when his good friend, President Theodore Roosevelt, is expected in town to celebrate the anniversary of Deadwood’s founding. Delayed in Washington, the President has sent his wife and children to the boomtown ahead of his arrival. But Ambrose Neill, a former New York City policeman jailed by Roosevelt for corruption, has kidnapped the President’s daughter. Backed by a gang of trigger-happy outlaws and supported by a ruthless senator, Neill plans to politically control the Commander-in-Chief before slaughtering him. But what Neill and his cohorts don’t realize is that Roosevelt has gathered a deadly posse of rough riders including Bullock–and the legendary father-son gunfighters Frank and Conrad Morgan–who are more likely to bring the gang to justice dead than alive.
A HEART WORTH STEALING by Joanna Barker. Little Sowerby, England, 1802. Genevieve Wilde is determined to meet life’s challenges all on her own. So when her father’s pocket watch is stolen, she will do anything to get it back. Upon reading an advertisement in the paper, she takes a chance and contacts a thief-taker to find the watch. It’s a choice Ginny regrets when former Bow Street officer Jack Travers arrives on her doorstep. But after Ginny discovers that the missing watch is just a small part of a larger, more frightening plot against her, she needs Jack’s help more than ever. As they work together to unravel the mystery, Ginny finds herself falling fast for her charismatic thief-taker, leaving her heart in just as much danger as her life.
FROMMER’S WASHINGTON, D.C. 2024 by Kaeli Conforti. Washington, D.C. can be an overwhelming destination for visitors. With so many museums, so many historic sights, so many working government buildings to see―not to mention its scintillating foodie and nightlife scenes―just coming up with a plan can be stressful.
That’s where Frommer’s comes in. We’ve hired a local journalist to supply the advice and details you need to create the right vacation for you. These include strategies for seeing the iconic sights without fighting the crowds; places that only locals know about; and smart itineraries so you can make the most of your time in the city.
SELF-PUBLISHING FOR DUMMIES by Jason R. Rich. Self-Publishing For Dummies takes you through the entire process of publishing your own books, starting with the writing and editing process and moving through cover design, printing options, distribution channels, and marketing to a target audience. With the advice in this book, you can tackle self-publishing, no matter what genre you write in. You’ll learn how to retain full control over your work and keep the profits from the sales of your book. In this updated edition, you’ll discover the latest technologies in self-publishing, trends in the world of ebooks, and new marketing techniques you can use online and in the real world.
EASY/JUVENILE/YOUNG ADULT/GRAPHIC NOVEL
THE BIG UMBRELLA by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates. By the door there is an umbrella. It is big. It is so big that when it starts to rain there is room for everyone underneath. It doesn’t matter if you are tall. Or plaid. Or hairy. It doesn’t matter how many legs you have. Don’t worry that there won’t be enough room under the umbrella. Because there will always be room.
VERN, CUSTODIAN OF THE UNIVERSE by Tyrell Waiters. On the edge of burnout, Vern decides to return to his family in the Sunshine State to start over. Starting a new dead-end job as a custodian at Quasar–a local science facility with a shady motive–he shrugs on his uniform, grabs a mop and bucket, and trudges off to clean up… Black holes? Space-time anomalies? Galactic ooze? Things aren’t entirely what they seem at Quasar, and when Vern accidentally plugs in a mysterious machine and finds himself standing on the brink of the destruction of every planet in the Multiverse, he’s presented with the greatest question of all: what is the point?