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Time Marches On! Celebrate the Month of March With These New Fiction Titles @ JCPL!

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It’s March, and there is so much to celebrate! As Dr. Seuss, one of my most favorite of authors would say, “You’re off to great places, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!”

On March 2, we celebrate this great author who brought us so much joy and laughter, as well as “Old Stuff Day!” March 3rd is “I Want You To Be Happy” Day and also “If Pets Had Thumbs Day.”

As I write this article, I Want You To Be Happy, so read on with open eyes and an open mind, because, as Dr. Seuss says, “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut!” Check out these new, adult fiction titles from JCPL!

Isabelle St. John loves being a police officer. She comes from a long line of police officers. With three brothers and two sisters, all involved in serving others, Izzy always knows she can count on her family for support. When Izzy’s partner is brutally murdered, she vows not to give up until justice is served and the person or persons responsible are brought to justice. Digging deeper and deeper into the underbelly of a criminal organization, Izzy begins to uncover some hard truths about who may have been responsible for her partner’s death, and those truths involve members of Izzy’s own family in ‘Oath of Honor,’ book number one in the Blue Justice series by Lynette Eason.

Callie would describe the relationship between her twin sister, Tilda and her boyfriend, Felix, as obsessive, or maybe even abusive. Over time in her relationship with Felix, Tilda has given up all of her own hopes and dreams, and turned into an obsessive-compulsive, neat freak, and Callie is not unaware of Felix’s rants and uncontrollable rages. Joining an Internet support group in hopes of learning more about abusive relationships so that she can step up and help her twin, Callie finds herself and her life spiraling out of control when not only is one of her new friends killed, but Felix also ends up dead. ‘White Bodies’ by Jane Robins is a psychological suspense that will keep you turning pages long into the night, bringing up questions about the type of obsessive love that brings about violence and the unbreakable bonds of family that can stop it.

Little House on the Prairie fans remember Caroline “Ma” Ingalls as a strong, resilient, kind and loving woman who endured all of the  hardships, joys, and trials of frontier life, along with her husband, Charles, and her children. In the winter of 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her husband and children pack up their wagon in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and head into Kansas Indian Territory, an unpredictable landscape, in hopes of a new life. Without the support of her family and Wisconsin friends, Caroline, pregnant and burdened with work, faces each challenge that comes her way with fortitude and strength, making the most of the strange new place she now calls home in ‘Caroline: Little House, Revisited’ by Sarah Miller.

Strange, magical powers have been handed down, generation to generation, until Grandmére Ursule gives her life to save her family. The magic that was once taken for granted in the family seemed to die with Ursule, until, years later, Ursule’s granddaughter revives that magic. ‘A Secret History of Witches’ by Louisa Morgan begins in early 19th century London, and continues with five generations of witches who are willing to die trying to protect their heritage.

Your friends at the Jasper County Public Library want you to be happy and to succeed! We know you will, and so does Dr. Seuss as he is quoted as saying, “And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed, 98 and ¾ percent, guaranteed!”