The summer went quickly by and the colorful fall is upon us.  come to the library to find a good book to enjoy while spending a warm day outside or a chilly evening at home.  There are so many good new books in our library; I just can't list them all.  but here are a few titles that I know you would enjoy.

Forgotten Girls by Kay Storm.  Think of the little girls you know: your daughter a niece, a friend's child.  And then think about this:  little girls are tossed away every day.  All over the world, women and girls face starvation, displacement, illiteracy, sexual exploitaion and abuse.  In fact, statistics show that the world's most oppressed are overwhelmingly females.  There pages hold those girls' stories of deep pain, suffering inspiring courage and incredible hope.

Edith Schaeffier's books:  The hidden art of Homemaking and What is a Family? 
These books explore the problems and  challenges facing all Christians today.  In an age when the survival of the family as a living, loving unit it being threatened as never before, Edith presents a heartening view of family life.

A Life That Says Welcome by Karen Ehman.  When it comes to hospitality it doesn't matter what size your house is, how it's decorated, whether or not it's spotless, or what you cook or don't cook.  The secret to making guest feel comfortable is more about the conditions of your hart than the condition of your home.  This book is packed with inspiring tips on how to : decorate on a budget, make the most of your space, be prepared for unexpected company, and create delicious, simple dishes your guest will enjoy.

The Healing Touch by Lori Copeland.  It's 1887, and Lyric Bolton doesn't ask for much - just friendship and acceptance from her rural Missouri community.  But her family is regarded with suspicion and fear because of her mother's sickness - a sickness of the mind.  Lyric is resigned to a life of isolation and doesn't see any way out but that's before Ian Cawley bolts into her life on a runaway stallion.  As she opens her heart to Ian, she finds the sheriff is hot on his trail.

One Nation by Ben Carson.  in 2014 Ben Carson gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast.  Standing a few feet from Pres. Obama, he warned of the dangers facing our country and called for a return to the principles that make America great.  Knowing that future of his grandchildren is in jeopardy because of reckless spending godless government, and mean-spirited attempts to silence critics, Ben felt he had to write this book.  He proposed a road out of our decline appealing to every American's decency and common sense.  If we all sit back waiting for some else to take action, it will soon be too late.  But with everyone's help, our nation may once again be "one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Captured by Love by Jody Hedlund.  Jody is a Michigan author.  Her sotry takes place n the Michigan Terrirory in 1814.  The British Army has taken control of Michilmackinac Island and its for, forcing the Americans to swear an oath of loyalty to the crown in order to retain their land.  Pierre Durant is a fur trader who returns after being away from the island for yeart, only to find the family farm in shambles and those he cares about starving and at the mercy of British invaders.  A relationship begin with Angelique who also finds herself trapped by war and proverty.  A tensions mount and the violence rages on, Pierre must decide where his loyalties rest and and much they'll rick for love.

Wherever the River Runs by Kelly Minter.  Onthis beautiful adventure through the jungles of Brazil and the tangles of the soul, Kelly rediscovers Jesus among a forgotten people living well beyond the corners of her previously defined faith - a people who draw her back to their country, their pain, and their hope in Him, again and again.  Read this book and allow God to expand your wisdom of the life-changing power of Christ in the world today.

Miracle in a Dry Season by Loudin Thomas.  It's 1954 and Perla Long's arrival in the sleepy town of Wise, West Virginia, was supposed to go unnoticed.  She just wants a quiet, safe place for her daughter, Sadie, where the  mistakes of her past can stay hidden.  But then comes the drought, and Perla is pulled into the turmoin of a town desperately in need of a miracle.

The Amish Blacksmith by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner.  Six years ago, Priscill aKinsinger's Mother dies in a tragic accident plunging the teen into grief so intense she is sent to live with relatives elsewhere.  Now as an adult, Priscilla returns to Lancaster County hoping to find peace with her mama's death.  Priscilla's uncle asks Jake to help his niece reconnect with the community.  He finds himself drawn to her.  Jus as Jake spends time with troubled horses, he wants to "fix" her by persuading her she was not to blame.

The Confession by Robert Whitlow.  Confession is good for the soul but it could mean death to an ambitious young lawyer.  Holt Douglas reopens a could case invilving the death of the Town's wealthiest citzen.  The man's death was ruled a suicide, but Holt suspects murder.  Facing fierce oppostions, he is determined to expose the killer.  Holt slowly begins to unravel that facts, and comes face-to-face with this own guilty conscience.

Driftwood Tides by Gina Holmes.   When Holton lost his wife, Adele, in a horrific accident, he shut himself off from the world, living a life os seclusion, making driftwood sculptures and drowing his pain in gin.  Until 23 year old Libby knocks on his door, asking for a job and claiming to a friend of his late wife.  He discovers Libby is the illegitmate daughter given up for adoption without his knowledge.  His life turns upside down as he struggles to accept that the sife he'd considered a saint was not the soman he thougth he knew.



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