“Lost Lake,” by Emily Littlejohn. On a bright Saturday in early spring, Detective Gemma Monroe responds to a missing person call at Lost Lake, near the small town of Cedar Valley, Colo. As Gemma begins to understand the complex dynamics of the supposedly close-knit friendship group, she realizes that more than one person is lying to her.

“The Moon Sister,” by Lucinda Riley. Tiggy D’Apliese spends her days experiencing the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands doing a job she loves at a deer sanctuary. But when the sanctuary is forced to close, she is offered a job as a wildlife consultant on the vast estate of the elusive laird, Charlie Kinnaird. She has no idea that the move will not only irrevocably alter her future, but also bring her face to face with her past. At the estate, she meets Chilly, a gypsy who fled from Spain 70 years before. He tells her that not only does she possess a sixth sense passed down from her ancestors, but it was foretold long ago that he would be the one to send her back home.

“The Devil’s Due,” by Wallace Swenson. After a seven-year absence, lifelong friends Buell Mace and Simon Steele return to the town they grew up in. Carlisle, Neb., in 1879 is trying to become a more law-abiding place than the one a hot-headed Buell had left at the age of 19. Sheriff Lorin Staker is one of the first people Buell talks to upon returning, and Buell is amazed when he offers Buell a badge. The sheriff is having trouble with drifters, who are camped on a sandbar three miles down the Platte River. Buell turns him down, his disdain for authority deeply seated. He does, however, ride out to take a look at the camp.



“The First Mistake,” by Sandie Jones. For Alice, life has never been better. With her second husband, she has a successful business, two children and a beautiful house. Alice knows that life could have been different if her first husband had lived, but Nathan’s arrival into her life gave her back the happiness she craved. Through the ups and downs of life, from celebratory nights out to comforting each other through loss, Alice knows that with her best friend, Beth, by her side, they can survive anything together. So when Nathan starts acting strangely, Alice turns to Beth for help. But soon, Alice begins to wonder whether her trust has been misplaced.

“The Summer Guests,” by Mary Alice Monroe. When a hurricane threatens the coasts of Florida and South Carolina, an eclectic group of evacuees flees for the farm of their friends, Grace and Charles Phillips, in North Carolina. Strangers to all but the Phillips, they must ride out the storm together. During the course of one of the most challenging weeks of their lives, relationships are put to the test as the evacuees are forced to confront the unresolved issues they have with themselves and with each other. But as the storm passes, they realize that what really matters aren’t what they brought with them to the mountains. Rather, it’s what they’ll take with them once they leave.

“Blessing in Disguise,” by Danielle Steel. As an intern at a Paris art gallery, Isabelle McAvoy meets Putnam Armstrong, wealthy, older and secluded from the world. Isabelle’s relationship with Putnam is the stuff of dreams. But it turns real when she becomes pregnant, for she knows that marriage is out of the question. When Isabelle returns to New York, she enters a new relationship that she hopes will be more stable. But she soon realizes she has made a terrible mistake and again finds herself a single mother. With two daughters and no husband, Isabelle finally finds a love that gives her a third child. The three girls grow up to be very different women, and Isabelle’s relationship with each of them is unique. Then one final turn of fate brings a past secret to light, bonds mother and daughters closer, and turns a challenge into a blessing.


Story Time

Story time is held Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and lasts 45–60 minutes. Participants read books, followed by a craft or activity. 


Chetek Library hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday: 1–6 p.m.; and Saturday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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