OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

A TAPESTRY GARDEN : THE ART OF WEAVING PLANTS AND PLACE / Marietta and Ernie O’Byrne

This beautifully photographed book is not your typical garden book.  Along with very practical information about plants and gardening, the reader finds a personal story about a nature-loving couple and their adventures, over the course of 40+ years, in turning an old farm into a stunning private garden and plant-breeders paradise.  Lovers of Trillium, Hellebore, Chinese Mayapple, Jack-in-the-Pulpit and other shade garden wonders will surely be satiated,…

 

I WAS ANASTASIA / Ariel Lawhon

A fabulous and suspenseful work of historical fiction about Anna Anderson, long believed to be Anastasia, survivor of the massacre of the Romanovs.  The narrative follows Anastasia’s story from the abdication of her father the Tsar to the night of the execution, and at the same time tells Anna’s story backwards, from her final court attempts to prove her identity to when she was first pulled out of a river in Berlin in 1920. …

 

THE WOMAN LEFT BEHIND / Linda Howard

Jina Modell is a comm expert working for a dark off-the-books para-military organization when her awesome skills at video games get her recruited to be on a field Go-Team.  The training is grueling.  She’s got the comm aspects knocked, but the running, rope climbing, parachuting, and other macho skills don’t come naturally to her.  Eventually though she climbs ropes with the best of them and even jumps out of airplanes. …