Page Turners

Here is a list of books that have been shared on KMA's Page Turners with the Shenandoah Public Library.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

aired the week of December 19, 2016

Christmas in Pairs by Anita Hughes is a romance set in the most romantic city in the world at the most magical time of the year. Isabel has just broken off her engagement but decides to take her honeymoon trip to Paris alone.  There she meets Alec who has been jilted by his fiancee.  The two make friends.  Alec hopes for more but Isabel is following the advice of a fortune teller and is only looking for a French aristocrat to marry. Can they still find love?

aired the week of December 12, 2016

Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini tells the story behind the Christmas carol Christmas Bells.  It was a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow during the Civil War and a time of personal tragedy in the Longfellow home.  Longfellow's story is told in alternating chapters with a modern day story set in the Boston area of Massachusetts.  A poignant Christmas novella that will linger with the reader long after the book is finished.

aired the week of December 5, 2016

Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson tells the story of Joy as she moves from her home in Chicago to live closer to her adult sons in Arizona.  Christmas is her favorite season and to make her move more fun Joy packs her RV full of Christmas items and gives them away along the route.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

aired the week of November 28, 2016

Last Words by Michael Koryta follows Mark Novak as he investigates the death of a teenage girl in Indiana.   She disappeared in a cave and when she was found by a local caver questions started about whether he found her dead in the cave or did he kill her himself.  The man has memory gaps about what happened and is hoping that Mark an investigator for a non-profit named Innocence Inc. can help him understand what occurred in that dark cavern.

aired the week of November 21, 2016

The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts examines what happened to all the horses seized by the Third Reich during Word War II.  Thoroughbreds, Arabians and Lipizzaners from Poland and Austria are being threatened by the advancing Russian Army.  Should those who care about the horses contact the American Army to assist them and save the animals?  A very interesting look at a slice of military history.

aired the week of November 14, 2016

Death Stalks Door County by Patrica Skalka is a mystery set in Door County, Wisconsin. Dave Cubiak a former Chicago police officer takes a position as a park ranger in Peninsula State Park.  He is drafted to help find a killer who is operating in the park.  He must get to the bottom of things quickly before the deaths curtail the tourist season on which the county relies for income.

Friday, October 14, 2016

aired the week of November 7, 2016

Sit! Stay! Speak! by Annie England Noblin is a light southern chick lit story.  Addie has moved to Arkansas to get her Aunt Tilly's house ready for sale.  While there she makes lots of new friends, rescues a dog, and starts to investigate the people she believe is responsible for hurting her rescue dog Felix.

aired the week of October 31, 2016

Pumpkin the Racoon Who Thought She Was a Dog by Laura Young is the story of a rescue raccoon in the Bahamas who became famous via her pictures in Instagram.  This book is a compilation of those pictures and the story of Pumpkin and her two best friends the dogs Oreo and Toffee.

aired the week of October 24, 2016

The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths features Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens of the Brighton, England police force.  When a murder occurs in Brighton it takes him back to his years in World War II and has similarities to magic tricks performed by the magicians in his unit.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

aired the week of October 17, 2016

Murder at Barclay Meadow by Wendy Sand Eckel introduces Rosalie Hart who has just moved into her old family home near Cardigan, Maryland.  While exploring the grounds she finds a body that is tangled along the shore of the Cardigan river.  The body is that of a local college student and Rosalie is troubled to know the young woman was found on her property.  When the death is ruled a suicide Rosalie feels that can't be the whole story and vows to find the killer herself.

aired the week of October 10, 2016

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly is a historical novel based on real people and events.  During World War II Caroline Ferriday works tirelessly to aid displaced French Citizens coming to the United States.  Teenager Kasia Kuzmerick gets arrested working for the Polish resistance.  German doctor Herta Oberheuser finds a job doing what she loves at a place called Ravensbruck.  To find out how these three lives intersect pick up the Lilac Girls today.  Please view 
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aired the week of October 3, 2016

Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima is set in Colorado.  Deputy Mattie Cobb has a new partner.  His name is Robo and he is a German Shepherd.  When they are called out to a remote site Robo goes on full alert and leads Mattie to an injured dog that is guarding a body that is partially buried.  What is going on in their peaceful community?  Is this death drug related?  This is the first in a new mystery series that has lots of information on how a K-9 unit functions.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

aired the week of September 26, 2016

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles looks at how well one can know family.  When Natchez mayor Penn Cage is contacted by the local DA because a man has accused Penn's father Dr. Tom Cage of murdering his mother, Penn's world is rocked.  The more he looks into the circumstances the more he is pulled into events that happened back in the tumultuous 1960s.  A look at race relations in the deep south through the decades.

Penn Cage Series
1. The quiet game

aired the week of September 19, 2016

No Virgin Island by C. Michele Dorsey is set on the Island of St. John.  Sabrina Salter runs a business managing vacation property.  She is shocked to find one of her guests dead in the hammock outside of the villa he rented.  Thanks to Sabrina's past the police see her as a prime suspect.  The only way to get her quiet life back is to find out who murdered him and clear her own name.

aired the week of September 12, 2016

First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a romance novel featuring former football quarterback Cooper Graham.  Cooper has opened a new nightclub and is being stalked by PI Piper Dove.  Dove has been hired to look into Cooper's business and sparks fly when the two clash.  Part of Phillips very popular Chicago Stars series.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

aired the week of September 5, 2016

The Reluctant Midwife by Patricia Harman is set during the Great Depression in West Virginia.  Nurse Becky Meyer is taking care of her former Doctor.  He has shut down after the death of his wife and is now like an invalid.  Becky hopes to find a job, but jobs are scarce.  Then she has the opportunity to become the camp nurse at the local Civilian Conservation Corps camp.  They may have a bad reputation in town, but a paycheck is a paycheck.

aired the week of August 29, 2016

The Art of Arranging Flowers by Lynne Branard follows small town florist Ruby Jewel as she uses her gift of creating beautiful arrangements to help community members through good and bad times. Yet the entire time she keeps a wall around her emotions and won't let anyone get close to her.  Who can break through her emotional barriers?

aired the week of August 22, 2016

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart is ripped right from the headlines of the day.  The Kopp sisters are driving into town when a speeding automobile broadsides their buggy.  When they demand payment for repairs the driver of the automobile starts an assault of his own by harassing the three sisters until they have to carry guns for their own protection.  This may not sound too strange until you realize that the year is 1914.  What a girl has to do to protect herself!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

aired the week of August 15, 2016

Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey features Jess who is squatting in an abandoned house while she tries to get her life together.  A letter is delivered to the house from an older gentleman in the United States.  He is looking for a woman he met during World War II and he would like to reunite with her before he dies.  Will Jess be able to locate the woman in time?

aired the week of August 8, 2016

Winter Kill by Bill Brooks is western that starts out in Montana Territory.  John Henry Cole is ready to head to warmer climates when he is stopped by a man wanting his assistance in locating a woman.  This woman is special to John Henry and he is confused as to why someone else would be looking for her.  It seems she was involved in a murder and is now being tracked by bounty hunters.  They had better find her first if John Henry wants to see her again.

aired the week of August 1, 2016

Lawyer for the Dog by Lee Robinson features miniature schnauzer Sherman who is about to tie up the court system in Charleston, SC.  Sally Baynard has just been named guardian ad litem for the dog.  She doesn't have time to babysit a pooch that the owners are fighting over, but somehow she is going to have to recommend which of the warring spouses gets to keep him in the divorce settlement.