Why not end the summer with a classic? Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery is a great choice. Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her. Blue Bush staffs says, “I enjoyed Anne's character and her theatrical way she described everything.”
Do you like a spooky house filled with secret passages, family secrets, and intrigue? The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb may be just the ticket! Grace Alban has avoided her family home for years, but she is drawn back when her mother dies. Grace and her teenage daughter arrive to find themselves drawn into long-held family secrets by a packet of old love letters and a lost manuscript. Is there a family curse, or was her mother’s death murder? Blue Bush staff says, “This book was different. The twist and turns were great and the story was always moving.”
Are you more of a thriller fan? BB recommends David Baldacci’s Long Road to Mercy. FBI special agent Atlee is called in to investigate the mutilated carcass of a mule found in the Grand Canyon--and hopefully, solve the disappearance of its rider. But this isn't the only recent disappearance. In fact, it may be just the first clue, the key to unraveling a rash of other similar missing person cases in the canyon. Our staff member said, “I love almost all David Baldacci books and this one was no exception. I loved the strong female character and the plot line!”
Another exciting title is The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. When a little girl is lost in a 750,000-acre national park,a family of search-and-rescue professionals reunites and three generations of secrets are uncovered. Our staff member said, “I enjoyed the characters and how they developed along with the rescue dogs in the book.” This is a teen novel and might make a great parent/teen read!
Fall preschool storytime starts at Blue Bush on September 13th at 10:30 am. Call (734) 242-4085 for more information.