THE SUMMER WE FOUND BABY, by Amy Hest, Candlewick Press

Set during World War II, this poignant, briskly paced historical novel relays the events of one extraordinary summer from three engaging points of view. On the morning of the dedication of the new children's library in Belle Beach, Long Island, eleven-year-old Julie Sweet and her six-year-old sister, Martha, find a baby in a basket on … Continue reading THE SUMMER WE FOUND BABY, by Amy Hest, Candlewick Press

STAR-CROSSED, by Minnie Darke, Double Day Canada, Penguin Random House

Sometimes even destiny needs a little bit of help. When childhood sweethearts Justine (Sagittarius and serious skeptic) and Nick (Aquarius and true believer) bump into each other as adults, a life-changing love affair seems inevitable. To Justine, anyway. Especially when she learns Nick is an astrological devotee, whose decisions are guided by the stars, and … Continue reading STAR-CROSSED, by Minnie Darke, Double Day Canada, Penguin Random House

THE BRIDE OF IVY GREEN, by Julie Klassen, Bethany House, Graf-Martin

Much has happened in idyllic Ivy Hill in recent months, and while several villagers have found new love and purpose, questions remain--and a few dearly held dreams have yet to be fulfilled. Jane Bell is torn. Gabriel Locke is back and has made his intentions clear. But Jane is reluctant to give up her inn … Continue reading THE BRIDE OF IVY GREEN, by Julie Klassen, Bethany House, Graf-Martin

THE GIFT IS IN THE MAKING: ANISHINAABEG STORIES: THE DEBWE SERIES, Retold by Leanne Simpson, Highwater Press

The Gift Is in the Making retells previously published Anishinaabeg stories, bringing to life Anishinaabeg values and teachings to a new generation. Readers are immersed in a world where all genders are respected, the tiniest being has influence in the world, and unconditional love binds families and communities to each other and to their homeland. … Continue reading THE GIFT IS IN THE MAKING: ANISHINAABEG STORIES: THE DEBWE SERIES, Retold by Leanne Simpson, Highwater Press