New books are available at Rourk Branch Library

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte.

Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.


“Practically Perfect” by Katie Forde. Witty and romantic.

“Nice To Come Home To” by Rebecca Flowers. A smart, funny, entertaining novel of love, family and community.

“Wit’s End” by Karen Joy Fowler. A sly and clever novel of mystery, intrigue and virtual reality.

“People Of The Weeping Eye” by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O” Neal Gear. A novel of North America” s forgotten past.

“Lavinia” by Ursula K Le Guin. A book of passion and war and the cost of war.

“Bound” by Sally Gunning. The writer returns to pre-Revolutionary New England and evokes a long-ago time filled with uncertainty, hardship and promise.

“Chasing Windmills” by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Shows us how two people trapped by life” s circumstances can break free and find a place in the world where love is genuine and selfless.

“Murder Melts In Your Mouth” by Nancy Martin. A Blackbird Sisters mystery.

“Sepulchre” by Kate Mosse. The story of two very different women and one remarkable dest“iny. A stunning new novel of love, obsession and revenge.

“Tell Me Pretty Maiden” by Rhys Bowen. Lively and colorful, full of absorbing historical detail and delightful characters.

“The Rosetta Key” by William Dietrich. For lovers of historical adventures laden with intriguing mystery and puzzles galore, a terrific read not to be missed.

“Quicksand” by Iris Johansen. With relentless pace and gut-wrenching intensity, this is truly the author at her absolute best.

“Mummy Dearest” by Joan Hess. Claire Malloy will stop at nothing to solve a mysterious kidnapping by men on horseback.

“Turn Up The Heat” by Jessica Conant-Park and Susan Conant. A delectable treat of a mystery with recipes included.

“The Dark Tide” by Andrew Gross. A mesmerizing thriller about a woman who must unravel the secrets from her dead husband’s past.

“Twisted” by Andrea Kane. A complex, unforgettable story based on extensive research with the FBI.

“The Sum of Our Days” by Isabel Allende. A portrait of a contemporary family, bound together by the love, fierce loyalty and stubborn determination of a beloved indomitable matriarch.

“Degrees of Separation” by Sue Henry. A Sue Henry Alaska mystery with a plot that moves briskly along.

“Losing You” by Nicci French. Unravels one mother’s life and replaces it with every mother’s worst nightmare.

“Sundays At Tiffany’s” by James Patterson. A magical story of love that’s too perfect to be real.


“The One Minute Entrepreneur” by Ken Blanchard, Don Hutson and Ethan Willis. The secret to creating and sustaining a successful business.

“A Remarkable Mother” by Jimmy Carter. President Carter” s loving, admiring, and wry homage to Miss Lillian Carter; he ascribes to her the inspiration for his own life's work of commitment and faith.

“Crafty U” by Rosie O' Donnell. 100 easy projects the whole family can enjoy all year long.

“It’s A Boy!” by Michael Thompson, Ph.D. Understanding your son’s development from birth to age 18.

“The Gospel of Inclusion” by Bishop Carlton Pearson. Reaching beyond religious fundamentalism to the true love of God and self.

“The Third Jesus” by Deepak Chopra. Provides an answer to the question who is Jesus Christ.

“Home” by Julie Andrews. A memoir of her early years.

“Stop Whining, Start Living” by Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Gives readers stuck in their suffering the jumpstart they need to get proactive towards a fulfilling future.

“Harmonic Wealth” by James Arthur Ray. The secret of attracting the life you want.

“Ladies of Liberty” by Cokie Roberts. A colorful blend of biographical and behind the scenes of women’s public roles and private responsibilities.