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Staff Pick: The Circle by Dave Eggers

Denise staff picks photoThe Circle by Dave Eggers portrays an alarming fantasy world of social media on steroids. You may mock this premise as implausible fiction or see it as an eerie foreshadowing of where our society is headed, but either way you won’t be able to put this book down.

By Readers' Advisor on April 22, 2014 Categories: All Staff Picks, Books, Picks by Denise

Staff Pick: Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase

Denise staff picks photoYou wouldn’t expect to enjoy a romance novel where the hero has very few redeeming qualities, yet somehow the chemistry between flawed Sebastian and the gorgeous bluestocking, Jessica, works. Filled with witty repartee and fast-paced dialogue, Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase is a must-read for romance fans!

By Readers' Advisor on February 4, 2014 Categories: All Staff Picks, Books, Picks by Denise, Romance

Staff Pick: Mistress by Amanda Quick

Denise staff picks photoIphiginia Bright is a witty, impertinent woman ready to break free of her role as a staid schoolmistress, but is she equipped to handle her newest role…as the Earl of Masters’ mistress? Amanda Quick’s historical romance Mistress will have you laughing and turning pages to see what happens next.

By Readers' Advisor on November 5, 2013 Categories: All Staff Picks, Books, Historical Fiction, Picks by Denise, Romance

Staff Pick: Friendship Bread by Darien Gee

Friendship Bread book coverDenise of Fiction/AV/Teen Services recommends Friendship Bread by Darien Gee:

Friendship Bread is a heartwarming, extremely touching novel on loss, the healing power of friendship, and the tremendous gifts of sharing and forgiveness. The story centers around an Amish friendship bread that makes its way throughout the town of Avalon, Illinois. It changes the lives of five women in various stages of life, all dealing with different issues. You will feel their sorrows, revel in their successes, and love how they come together over tea and friendship bread. This novel is sweet and sentimental with a lovely ending. When you read it, you’ll want to share it with a friend, and don’t forget to add a starter packet of friendship bread!

By Readers' Advisor on November 4, 2013 Categories: All Staff Picks, Books, Picks by Denise

Denise’s Pick: It Had to Be You

Denise staff picks photoIf you enjoy a fast-paced, witty romance with tons of attitude, then you will love Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ It Had to Be You! A socialite’s father dies, leaving her a Chicago football team. Sadly, she hates football! Enter the gorgeous head coach and sparks fly!

By Readers' Advisor on August 13, 2013 Categories: All Staff Picks, Books, Picks by Denise