A Sweethaven Summer by Courtney Walsh {Preview}

Suzanne’s daughter, Campbell, journeys there in search of answers to her questions about her mother’s history.Suzanne’s three friends-Lila, Jane, and Meghan-were torn apart by long-buried secrets and heartbreak. Though they haven’t spoken in years, each has pieces of a scrapbook they made together in Sweethaven. Suzanne’s letters have lured them all back to the idyllic lakeside town, where they meet Campbell and begin to remember what was so special about their long Sweethaven summers. As the scrapbook reveals secrets one by one, old wounds are mended, lives are changed, and friendships are restored-just as Suzanne intended.

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Bunny My Honey by Anita Jeram

A very special new story for the very young—by the illustrator of the bestselling GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU.

How Bunny loves his mommy! And Mommy adores her little one. “Bunny, my Honey,” she says, showing him how to do special rabbity things, like running and hopping, digging, and twitching his nose, and thumping his great big feet. Bunny’s best friends are Little Duckling and Miss Mouse. They play quack-quacky games, squeaky games, and thump-thump-thumpy games together. But one day Bunny runs too far on his own and gets lost in the deep woods. The more Bunny looks for his friends and his mommy, the more lost he becomes. Bunny cries, “I want my Mommy!” until, at last, she arrives to cuddle and kiss him and put her twitchy nose on his twitchy nose. A sweetly reassuring story by the illustrator of the award-winning GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU.

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Sweeter than Birdsong by Rosslyn Elliott

“Music offers Kate sweet refuge from her troubles…but real freedom is sweeter.”

In Westerville, Ohio, 1855, ” “Kate Winter’s dreams are almost within reach. As the first woman to graduate from Otterbein College, she’ll be guaranteed her deepest wish: escape from the dark secret haunting her family. But with her mother determined to marry her off to a wealthy man, Kate must face reality. She has to run. Now. And she has the perfect plan. Join the upcoming musical performance–and use it to mask her flight.

Ben Hanby, Otterbein College’s musical genius, sees Kate Winter as an enigmatic creature, notable for her beauty, yet painfully shy. Then he hears her sing-and the glory of her voice moves him as never before. He determines to cast her in his musical and uncover the mystery that is Kate. Still, he must keep his own secret to himself. Not even this intriguing woman can know that his passionate faith is driving him to aid fugitives on the Underground Railroad.

A terrifying accident brings Kate and Ben together, but threatens to shatter both their secrets and their dreams. Kate can no longer deny the need to find her courage-and her voice-if she is to sing a new song for their future.

“Sweeter than Birdsong” is a stirring novel of hope and faith inspired by real historical people and events.

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