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Can't Wait Till Spring is Sprung? Check Out These New Adult Fiction Titles in the Meanwhile!

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Seventy days, 6 hours, 59 minutes and 40 seconds; that is the exact number of days, hours, minutes and seconds until spring, 2017 makes an appearance. More simply put, spring will arrive on March 20th, 2017.

I, for one, am eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring. My flip flops are lonely, forgotten and traded in for heavy socks, slippers and boots.

I am desperate for the freshness of spring air and sunshine, but in the meanwhile, for seventy days, at least, I must find something that sparks my imagination enough to get me through, and that may mean a trip to my local branch of the Jasper County Public Library for some entertainment in the form of new adult fiction.

Here, on this day, Monday, January 9th, are the very books that will carry you through until the flowers bloom and the grass greens up. Read on!

Cecelia and Robin were raised in foster care, bonding with one another and becoming sisters in every sense of the word. Now, thirty years later, the two of them have chosen different paths, but their sisterly bond holds strong. When Cecelia, now an international pop star, receives word that Robin has been injured in an accident, she drops everything and rushes to her side. As Robin begins the slow process of recovery, she is forced to re-evaluate her decision to give up her photojournalism career to raise her family, and to view the people she holds dearest in the world through a realistic eye. Robin’s marriage is put to the test when Cecelia suggests that she take a photography job for a foster care documentary, leaving her attorney husband, Kris, to take charge of their family in her absence. As the two women embark on a journey back into their childhood, secrets are revealed and nightmares unfold in ‘When We Were Sisters’ by Emilie Richards.

Living in isolation after the death of her beloved grandmother, twenty five year old Cassie Danvers rambles around the mansion that has been her family home all of her life, consumed with grief. When an unexpected visitor appears, bringing Cassie the news that she is the sole heir to the legendary Jack Montgomery’s estate and fortune, she finds herself dogged by Jack’s famous daughters, who are determined to wrestle the inheritance away from Cassie. However, they soon discover the true reasons for Jack’s decision and June’s silence about a long-ago summer that was forever altered by murder, blackmail and betrayal in ‘June’ by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore.

Sarah Booth Delaney is doing her best to come to terms with her latest breakup. After ending a relationship with her fiancé, Sarah is at home in Zinnia on a bitterly cold winter’s night when she hears what she thinks may be a kitten just outside her front door. What she finds, instead, is a newborn infant, hidden away in a basket on the front porch. Bloody footsteps lead to and from the driveway in front of the house, but Sarah’s first priority is to see that the baby is taken care of, so she bundles her up and takes her to the hospital, enlisting the help of her partner from the Delaney Detective Agency to help her find the baby’s mother. But as she digs deeper into the identity of the baby’s mom, she begins to suspect that the woman may have been running for her life, and that she, herself, may be in danger as well in ‘Rock-a-Bye Bones’ by Carolyn Haines.

Amy Raye Latour has got to get away, and the only thing that may bring her some peace is to spend some time in the wilderness, communing with nature. When Amy disappears, however, and does not return to camp, ranger Pru Hathaway and her dog begin a missing person search. With snow on the way and very few clues to go on, however, Pru needs to dig deeper into Amy’s past to get some fresh ideas. Time is of the essence, but the more about Amy’s life that Pru uncovers, the more she suspects that there is more at play just an ordinary missing person search and rescue case in ‘Breaking Wild’ by Diane Les Becquets.

Author Sidney Sheldon is quoted as saying, “Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.” I could not agree more, and for the next 70 days, and however many hours, minutes and seconds are left until March 20th, I will explore my local branch of JCPL, where my quality of life has just vastly been improved!