The Edge of Winter by Luanne Rice is a work of fiction with reference to an actual event, the sinking of a German U-boat off the New England coast during WWII. A good story about family, it piqued my interest to learn more about this part of our history.
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A roller coaster ride of thrills and spins, First Drop by Zoë Sharp introduces former soldier turned bodyguard Charlotte “Charlie” Fox. Protecting a teen should be easy, but once the action starts, it doesn’t brake. Trust me, when the ride is over, you’ll want to get right back in line.
For laugh-out-loud hilarity, you cannot beat Izzy Spellman and her wacky family of private investigators. The Spellman Files and Curse of the Spellmans both race along with humor and heart. Who can resist a narrator who writes suspicious behavior reports on her own family and catalogs ex-boyfriends in an appendix?
Cathleen of Fiction/AV/Teen Services recommends Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos:
Feeling much like the new girl in school, young wife Cornelia moves from the city life she knows to unfamiliar suburbia. Almost immediately she encounters two women who will become indelible parts of her world: formidable Piper, the self-appointed guardian of the neighborhood, and savvy Lake, a single mother with an extraordinary son and a vague past. In Belong to Me, Marisa de los Santos skillfully weaves these three families into an evocative fabric of secrets and vulnerability, strength and survival. Struggling to balance cherished dreams with the painful crises that interfere is what defines their futures, especially as each seeks to belong without losing herself. Belong to Me is rich and rewarding, with vivid characters that will be with you long after the book is closed.