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Free Spring Library News                                                      Red River of the North Series by Lauraine Snelling
                                                                                      A  Blessing  to  Cherish  –  Though  she  has  known  hardships  in  her  life,
       The following are fiction books; some are part of a series.
                                                                                      Ingeborg Bjorklund chooses to focus on all she has been given.  Blessed
             The Long Road Home Series by Linda Byler                                 with children and grandchildren, she enjoys the friendship and support of
                                                                                      the entire Blessing, North Dakota community.  And after several years of
       Banished – It was the early 1900's when Obadiah (Oba)                          widowhood, she has reached a place of contentment with her life.  (This is
       and Merriweather's (May's) parents died tragically, leaving                    the seventh and final book in the series; the other books are An Untamed
       them orphans at ten and eleven years old.  When none of their nearby           Land,  A  New  Day  Rising,  A  Land  to  Call  Home,  The  Reaper's  Song,
       relations volunteer to take them in, they are set on a train to Arkansas to    Tender Mercies, and Blessing in Disguise.)
       go live on their Amish aunt and uncle's cotton farm.  Once there, it didn't
       take long to discover they would be treated cruelly, no matter what they                   The Amish Inn novels Series by Beth Wiseman
       did.  May, always anxious to be a godly young lady, took on more and
       more responsibility, trying desperately to keep the peace and convince her     A Picture of Love – Sweet Naomi Byler cooks meals for the guests at The
       older brother not to run away.  But when they became teenagers and Oba         Peony Inn, where Amish sisters and owners of the inn, Esther and Lizzie,
       received  one  especially  cruel  beating,  he  disappeared,  leaving  May  to   love her like a granddaughter.  She’s as happy there as a young woman
       shoulder  even  more  responsibility  while  navigating  the  dangerous  and   can be, considering that her fiancé, Thomas, has left her to court someone
       lonely world she'd been placed in.  (This is the first book in the series.)    else.  She knows she’ll get over the love of her life in due time, but she
                                                                                      assumes marriage will never be a part of her future.  (This is the first book
                An Amish Marketplace Novel Series by Amy Clipston                     in the series.)

       The  Jam  and  Jelly  Nook  –  Since  her  husband  died  seven  years  ago,              Hanger's Horseman Series by Karen Witemeyer
       Leanna Wengerd has done her best – tending to her son, Chester, and
       running her Jam and Jelly Nook at the Amish market.  Though she enjoys         At Love's Command – Ex-cavalry officer Matthew Hanger leads a band of
       seeing her cousins and customers at the marketplace, she wishes she            mercenaries who defend the innocent, but when a rustler's bullet leaves
       could find more time for her rebellious teenage boy.  (This is the fourth      one of them at death's door, they seek out help from Dr. Josephine Burkett.
       book in the series; the other books are The Bake Shop, The Farm Stand,         When Josephine's brother is abducted and she is caught in the crossfire,
       and The Coffee Corner.)                                                        Matthew may have to sacrifice everything – even his team – to save her.
                                                                                      (This is the first book in the series.)
                Three Sisters Island Series by Suzanne Woods Fisher                                                             ~ Kathy Bowman, Librarian

       At Lighthouse Point – Blaine Grayson returns to Three Sisters Island with
       a grand plan – to take Camp Kicking Moose to the next level.  Her dream
       starts to unravel when she discovers Moose Manor's kitchen has been
       badly  remodeled  by  her  sister,  Cam,  who  doesn't  know  how  to  cook.
       Added to that blow is the cold shoulder given by her best friend, Artie                           Christian Education Commission
       Lotosky, now a doctor to the unbridged Maine islands.  (This is the third
       book  in  the  series;  the  other  books  are  On  a  Summer  Tide  and  On  a                  This fall's Free Spring B & B (Breakfast and Bible study)
       Coastal Breeze.)                                                                            will be held on Saturday mornings starting on October 2.
                                                                                                   Breakfast at 7:30 am and the study at 8:00 am.  Additional
                        Along a Storied Trail by Ann Gabhart                                       details are in your bulletin and within this newsletter.  We
                                                                                                   hope to see you there!
          The rough trails of Kentucky are filled with rocks – and potential for         Movie Night is still in the works but is rescheduled (from the announced
       romance – for packhorse librarian Tansy Calhoun!  She loves delivering         October 16 date) to Saturday, October 23 at 6:00 pm due to church being
       books  to  the  Appalachian  people  during  the  Great  Depression,  even     reserved.  The movie is still TBD but mark your calendar and be ready to
       enjoying squabbling with the cantankerous spinster, Perdita Sweet.  When       bring snacks to share as we watch on the big screen in the fellowship hall.
       the woman offers her advice on choosing a soulmate, should she pay her
       any mind?                                                                                                    ~Dee Bell, Shari Book, and Mary Zeigler
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