Page Turners

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

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.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

aired the week of July 25, 2016

Forty Thieves by Thomas Perry follows husband and wife P.I. team Sid and Ronnie Able as they try to track down the killer from a year old murder.  However it seems an unnamed party does not want the murderer to be found. So they have hired husband and wife assassin for hire team Ed and Nicole Hoyt to stop the Ables.  What is it about this murder that makes it so important that the killer not be found?

aired the week of July 18, 2016

Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay is a light mystery filled with cupcakey goodness!  Mel and her friend Angie are living the dream, owning their own business aptly named Fairy Tale Cupcakes.  All is going well until one of their high profile customers is found murdered with one of their cupcakes clutched in her hand. 

Don't forget to check out the tasty cupcake recipes in the back!

1. Sprinkle with Murder
2. Buttercream Bumpoff
3. Death by the Dozen
4. Red Velvet Revenge
5. Going Going Ganache
6. Sugar and Iced
7. Dark Chocolate Demise
8.Vanilla Beaned

aired the week of July 11, 2016

In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward follows the story of two young girls who were kidnapped 30 years ago.  One got away but the other girl has never been found.  On the anniversary the missing girl's mother commits suicide.  What has changed to make her take such drastic measures?

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

aired the week of July 4, 2016

Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser tells the story or 16-year-old Percy James who is trekking through the woods of northern Michigan in a blizzard trying to locate her druggie mother who is off on a bender.  Percy doesn't see her mom in the farmhouse where she thinks her mom should be holed up but instead finds an abandoned baby who is about to freeze to death.

aired the week of June 27, 2016

Thick as Thieves by Peter Spiegelman is a caper.  Mr. Carr is a thief and he is preparing his team to pull of a jewel heist that will set them all up for the rest of their lives.  The only hitch is that he is afraid their is a traitor in their midst.  Who can he trust?

aired the week of June 20, 2016

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain is the fictional story of Beryl Markham who grew up in colonial Kenya during the 1920s and 1930s.  Beryl was the first female horse trainer in Kenya and the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean from east to west.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

aired the week of June 13, 2016

Cold Barrel Zero by Matthew Quirk is a fast paced military thriller.  A team lead by Captain John Hayes has been in deep cover around the world.  They are accused of a heinous crime and in order to clear their names they must go undercover within the borders of the United States to uncover a terror threat the proportions of which this country has never experienced before.

aired the week of June 6, 2016

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George is the story of Jean Perdu owner of the literary apothecary.  He has a barge floating in the Seine that is his bookstore.  From this bookstore he diagnosis the maladies of his customers and prescribes books for them to read.  He can help everyone but himself.  There seems to be no cure for his broken heart until....

aired the week of May 30, 2016

The Monuments Men:  Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel tells the story of the group of men and women from 13 countries who worked tirelessly on the front lines of Europe and North Africa during World War II to save and recover priceless works of art and architecture from the Nazis as well as advancing troops.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

aired the week of May 23, 2016

Obsession Falls by Christina Dodd opens with Taylor Summers witnessing the kidnapping and attempted murder of a young boy.  She manages to thwart the captors but in the process gets herself implicated in the crime.  What is a girl to do?

aired the week of May 16, 2016

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is narrated by death and tells the story of young Liesel Meminger who is fascinated by the written word even though at the age of 9 she is unable to read.  She steals her first book and then starts the process of learning to read with help from her stepfather Hans Hubermann.  This story is set in Germany during World War II.

aired the week of May 9, 2016

The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig tells the story of three young women inexplicably tied to an old stone mansion in downtown Manhattan.  Kate's story is set in 1944, Lucy's story is set in 1920 and Olive's story is set in 1892 New York.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

aired the week of May 2, 2016

The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth tells the story of Anna and Eve.  Anna has just been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's at the age of 38 and Eve needs a job in the worst way.  When they meet at Rosalind House the two women have an instant connection.  How much is Eve willing to help Anna before she jeopardizes her position as cook at Rosalind House?

aired the week of April 25, 2016

I Am a Man by Joe Starita tells the story of Standing Bear a Ponca chief who along with his tribe is relocated to the warm country in Oklahoma territory in the spring of 1877.  When Standing Bear's son dies his last wish is to be buried in their home along the chalk bluffs of the Niobrara river.  This sets off a high profile legal battle to finally answer the question, are Indians citizens of the country or wards of the government.  A well written thought provoking look at the plight of northeastern Nebraska's Native People.

aired the week of April 18, 2016

Yappy Hour by Diana Orgain is a light dog lover's mystery.  Maggie has been asked by her younger sister to watch her wine bar called the Wine and Bark.  When Maggie enters the building she finds a dead body and all the fingers are pointed right at her sister Rachel.  It is up to Maggie and the dog owners who frequent the Wine and Bark for Yappy Hour on Friday nights to get to the bottom of things and clear Rachel's name.