Thursday, December 12, 2013

Day 12 of Book House's 25 Days of Holiday Must-Haves: Paperback Fiction

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
If you are looking for a romantic love story that will leave you in happy tears, this is the book for you! Suspend disbelief and immerse yourself in the life of Louisa Clark, who takes a job as a caretaker for a young, wealthy, disabled man. After a rocky start, Lou and Will become close, and Will urges her to expand her horizons and escape from their stifling small town. Naturally, love blooms, but can there be a happy ending for two such different people? -- Susan Taylor, Market Block Books, Troy, NY.
Alexis loves it too!

Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
 Tom and Isabel Sherbourne aren't sure how to react when a dead body and a new born baby, very much alive, wash up on the shore of the lighthouse they're tending to. Tom immediately wants to do the right thing and report the body and the baby to the police. Though his wife Isabel has been unable to conceive a child for so long that she's desperate to keep the child as her own. Against his better judgement, Tom gives into his wife's wishes and they go on to raise this mystery baby as their own. Some secrets you just can't keep forever...

 Part mystery, part romance and full of beautiful writing, Light Between Oceans is a book you'll want to stay up all night to finish.

-Courtney, Book House, Albany, NY

Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro
Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in history—one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece—the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred years—may itself be a forgery. The Art Forger is a thrilling novel about seeing—and not seeing—the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.
 Susan Taylor is a big fan of this book!

Red Hill by Jamie McGuire
Set against the backdrop of a brilliantly realized apocalyptic world, love somehow finds a way to survive. But what happens when the one you’d die for becomes the one who could destroy you?  Red Hill grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go until its stunning conclusion. This is #1 New York Times bestselling author Jamie McGuire at her unforgettable best.
Alexis is a BIG fan of all of Jamie's books!

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks
Imaginary friend Budo has been protecting his human friend, Max, for five years from everything from the class bully to awkward situations in public bathrooms. He worries about the day when Max will stop believing in him, and he will disappear forever. When Max is suddenly in danger, Budo must decide between Max's happiness and his own existence in order to save his friend. It doesn't take much imagination to know that this is a great read! -- Grace Firari, The Velveteen Rabbit Bookshop, Fort Atkinson, WI
Stanley loves this book!