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Take a Break With These New Adult Fiction Titles @ JCPL!

Photo of a tired looking dog hiding under a book with glasses nearby.

“Get a puppy,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. And so, guess what I did? I got a puppy; a little fireball of a puppy who is a like a tornado, a whirlwind in constant motion.

All 7 pounds of her has me whipped by the end of the day. Always on the lookout for trouble, she is sure to find it, lurking in a corner of the house that I somehow missed.

One day recently, I discovered her running through the house with something very large and very white hanging out of her mouth. I only remember thinking that she must have somehow gotten into my stash of paper.

I was wrong, because what DeeDee the Wonder Dog had in her mouth was my laundry room floor! Yes indeed, she found a loose corner of the linoleum and went to town, flying through the house, proudly waving it around like a flag.

I have a flag too; mine is white too. I believe that means “I surrender,” and I do, long enough to take a break from DeeDee and read a good book. I’ll start with these, fresh off the new adult fiction shelves of the Jasper County Public Library.

Secrets abound in Lily’s past, but she decides to keep them buried when she meets and marries Ed. A fresh start; that is what Lily and Ed need, but when Lily, an up and coming young lawyer, takes on her first murder case, she comes face to face with Joe, a convicted murderer with whom she shares an instant connection. Lily’s secrets, as well as her past, begin to catch up with her when Carla, only nine when she and Lily were next door neighbors, shows up sixteen years later with secrets of her own; secrets that may lead to disaster for Lily in My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry.

With a stable job stealing cars, a new fiancé and a college football career in his recent past, Ruddy McCann is doing alright for himself. Things go south for Ruddy, however, when his job takes a turn for the worse and his fiancé decides she needs a break from him. To make matters worse, Ruddy has a court order insisting that he take his medication or he will be in violation of his probation. The tragedy of Ruddy’s life takes a 360 degree turn when he begins to investigate the disappearances of local women, working to stop a serial killer in his tracks and win back the love of his life in Repo Madness by W. Bruce Cameron.

The year is 1944; World War II is raging on and thirteen year old Ursula Hildesheim is living with her mother, sister and beloved brother, Anton, in the small village of Felddorf in Austria. Safe within her small village,Ursula and her family stay safe, untouched by the ravages of war. When Russian prisoners escape from a concentration camp and her mother begins a tawdry affair with a married man, and her brother, Anton, deserts Ursula to follow Hitler and his army, her world is upended, and Ursula is lost; alone with her memories and surrounded by danger in My Own Dear Brother by Holly Muller, a coming of age story rife with cruelty, courage and the bravery of a strikingly remarkable young heroine, unforgettable in her own right.

“You can’t always get what you want,” is the theme for Edie’s life. In her youth, Edie was wild and beautiful, the kind of girl who turned heads when she walked into a room. Now a grown woman of thirty three years old, Edie supports herself by waiting tables. Pregnant and alone, Edie feels overwhelmed with the responsibility of raising her baby alone, but when Heather, a very old friend of Edie’s, shows up on her doorstep, Edie discovers that the past betrayals and lessons of her life have never completely gone away in Watching Edie by Camilla Way.

DeeDee the Wonder Dog may have me whipped; but I have reinforcements, and they come into the house by the stacks, outnumbering DeeDee. So let the tornado roar…I will wait it out with a good book from my friends at JCPL!