New Releases at the Library

New releases at the Library

It took me just an instant to see a favorite author on a display of new mysteries at the library.

Candace Robb has the fourteenth book in the Owen Archer mysteries, A Fox in the Fold. The novels are set the 14thcentury in York, England.

Another new release that I picked up is A Song of Comfortable Chairs by Alexander McCall Smith. It is the latest book in No. 1 Latest Detective Agency novels, set in Botswana.

Since I have read all of Louisa May Alcott’s books, I couldn’t pass up Marmee by Sarah Miller. It is a historical novel about Louisa May Alcott’s mother.

In the past month I have enjoyed other new releases. Leonard Goldberg has written a series of novels about the daughter of Sherlock Holmes. The latest book is The Blue Diamond.

I wasn’t sure about the title, Children of the Catastrophe, by Sarah Shoemaker. I learned about the events in Smyrna—now called Izmir—during WWI and several years following. The author gave an interesting glimpse of the culture in Smyrna, in the early 1900s. It is tragic what happened to both the Armenians and Greeks that were living in Smyrna. 

Smyrna is mentioned in the Bible (book of Revelation). The church of Smyrna was encouraged to persevere through a period of suffering. Thoughts about Smyrna have lingered in my mind.

The public libraries are a blessing. I am truly thankful for the access I have to books!

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By Carol

Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.


  1. I love the local library,
    and though I can’t get there,
    Barb picks up my books for me
    and I go on a tear
    reading most within a day
    (I read fast, so it’s no strain),
    and then, rather than turn away,
    I re-read them once again.
    They also get what they don’t hold
    from libraries across the land,
    and I have therefore gotten bold
    to avail and thus expand
    my reading life and erudition
    with obscure works of old fiction.

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