by Dee Hare, Librarian
If the holiday season puts you in the mood for reading seasonal titles, check out some of the great new materials we’ve received at the library. They include:
Christmas at Harmony Hill by Christian fiction writer Ann H. Gabhart echoes the story of Christmas as an expectant young woman who has been turned away by her family during the holiday season is taken in by the Shaker community at Harmony Hill.
Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson is a holiday tale starring sheriff Walt Longmire. As the sheriff is reading A Christmas Carol in his office on Christmas Eve, he is interrupted by a ghost from his own past. He doesn’t recognize the intruder, a woman who claims she knows him and has something she desperately needs to return to his predecessor, Lucian Connally.
A Nantucket Christmas by Nancy Thayer finds Nicole Somerset’s careful holiday planning sabotaged by her step-daughter Kennedy in a vain effort to reconcile her mother and father. But Kennedy’s glamorous mother appearing on the doorstep on Christmas Eve can’t interrupt the miracles of the season as even Kennedy’s precious three year old Maddox gets his most fervent Christmas wish.
Wolves of Midwinter by Anne Rice is the second title in her new “Wolf Gift Chronicles” series. Yuletide season is approaching, so Reuben Golding’s mentor soon makes him aware that those infected with the wolf gift have their own rituals for the season. As Christmas night gets closer and closer, Reuben finds himself caught up in the preparations for the town’s Christmas celebrations.
For our youngest readers, Santa Claus and the Three Bears by Maria Modugno is a picture book with a new twist on the classic tale of Goldilocks. In Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin, Pete must come to the rescue when Santa becomes sick and it looks like Christmas is going to be cancelled. Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas by Melanie Watt is a quirky guide for what to do when confronted with the spectacle of holiday cooking and decorating.
We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.