"A wonderful reimagining of the Rumpelstiltskin story. A tale of love, family, magic, and destiny, told from the perspective of three strong female characters."
Melanie Liechty, Logan Library, Logan, UT
And now, the rest of the LibraryReads July Top 10:
Clock Dance A Novel by Anne Tyler
"Willa Drake gets a second act when she steps in to care for a nine-year-old in a complicated situation. Character driven fiction and a sweeping storyline."
Mary Anne Quinn, Warwick Public Library, Warwick, RI
Dear Mrs. Bird A Novel by AJ Pearce
"In 1940s London, Emmy takes a job as a typist that evolves into answering rejected letters sent to an advice columnist."
Judy Hartman, Mechanicsville Public Library, Mechanicsville, IA
Baby Teeth A Novel by Zoje Stage
(St. Martin's Press)
"A fragile woman struggles against her mute daughter’s schemes for her father’s undivided attention. Dark, creepy, and downright scary."
Kathryn Neal, Skiatook Library, Skiatook, OK
Give Me Your Hand
by Megan Abbott
(Little, Brown and Company)
"Kit competes for her dream job with a rival who was once her closest friend. Gripping psychological suspense."
Kristy Gates, Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, Jonesboro, AR
Believe Me A Novel by JP Delaney
"An unemployed actress works for a divorce lawyer entrapping unsuspecting husbands until she finds herself ensnared in a murder investigation. This roller-coaster ride of a book will keep you guessing with an unreliable narrator and and a twisty plot."
Linda Quinn, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT
Caught in Time
A Novel by Julie McElwain (Pegasus Books)
"The third book in the Kendra Donovan series finds our protagonist investigating the murder of a mill owner against the the backdrop of the Industrial Revolution."
Melissa Barber, Lubbock Public Library, Lubbock, TX
Somebody's Daughter by David Bell
“Michael Frazier is searching for the missing daughter he never knew he had. A multi-layered plot with so many compelling, complex characters, this book grabbed me from the first sentences.”
Evelyn Cunningham, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT
The Romanov Empress A Novel of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna by C. W. Gortner
"A look at Maria, Empress of Russia, and her trials before and after becoming the Russian Empress. Well written historical fiction."
Janette McMahon, Fremont County Library System, WY
Fruit of the Drunken Tree A Novel by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
"Set against the violence of 1990s Columbia, a young girl and a maid form an unlikely and dangerous relationship. Equal parts heartwrenching and beautiful."