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“Seduced by a Scot,” by Julia London. 1758: when a prominent Scottish family faces a major scandal weeks before their daughter’s wedding, they turn in desperation to the enigmatic fixer for the aristocracy, Nichol Bain. Remarkably skilled at making problems go away, Nichol understands the issue immediately. The family’s ward, Maura Darby, has caught the wandering eye of the groom. Nichol assuredly escorts Maura toward an aging bachelor for her to marry. But Maura has no interest in marrying a stranger, especially when her handsome traveling companion has captivated her so completely. Nichol loves a challenge, but traveling with Maura has him viewing her as far more than somebody’s problem. How can he possibly elude disaster when the heart of the problem is his own?
“Under Currents,” by Nora Roberts. Within the walls of a perfectly kept house in North Carolina, young Zane Bigelow feels like a prisoner of war. Strangers see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife, making appearances at their children’s ballet recitals and baseball games. Zane and his sister know the truth: there is something terribly wrong. As his father’s violent, controlling rages, and his mother’s complicity, become more and more oppressive, Zane counts the days until he can escape. As he grows into manhood and builds a new kind of family, he will find that while the darkness of his past may always shadow him, it will also show him what is necessary for good to triumph and give him strength to draw on when he once again must stand up and defend himself and the ones he loves.
“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 Titanic Secret,” by Clive Cussler and Jack du Brul. A century apart, Dirk Pitt and Isaac Bell team up to unlock the truth about the most famous maritime disaster of all time. In the present day, Dirk Pitt is must make a daring rescue from inside an antiquated submersible in the waters around New York City. His reward afterward is a document left behind a century earlier by legendary detective Isaac Bell, a document that reopens a historical mystery. In 1911 Colorado, Bell is asked to look into a tragedy at Little Angel Mine, a disaster in which nine people died. His dangerous quest to answer that riddle leads to a larger one centered on a rare element with extraordinary powers and of virtually incalculable value. As he discovers that there are people who will do anything to control the substance, Bell will find out how far he’ll go to stop them.
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.; Saturday: 9 a.m. – noon