New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld (Hardback)

Reality Boy by A. S. King (Paperback)

Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie (Hardback)

Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan (Paperback)

Killing Patton:  The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (Hardback)

The Guardian Herd: Starfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez (Hardback)

The Whatnot by Stefan Bachmann (Paperback)


April’s Bestsellers

Here are the bestsellers for the beginning of April:

1.  Divergent by Veronica Roth (hardback)

2.  Game of Thrones by George R R Martin (mass paperback)

3.  The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (hardback)

4.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (trade paperback)

5.  Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman (hardback)

6.  Under the Wide and Starry Night by Nancy Horan (hardback)

7.  Insurgent by Veronica Roth (hardback)

8.  A Dance with Dragons by George R R Martin (mass paperback)

9.  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (mass paperback)

10.  Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan (trade paperback)

March Bestsellers

Here are a our bestsellers for the end of March:

1.  The Giver by Lois Lowry

2.  Divergent by Veronica Roth

3.  Creature Teacher:  Final Exam by R. L. Stine

4.  Under the Wide and Starry Night by Nancy Horan (autographed copies available)

5.  Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

6.  Stone Cold by C. J. Box

7.  Moving Target by J. A. Jance (autographed copies available)

8.  Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson

9.  Insurgent by Veronica Roth

10.  Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin

Please call or visit the store if you are interested in an autographed copy.

Under the Wide and Starry Sky

Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan is her second historical novel that has easily became a favorite read of mine.  This book chronicles the unconventional love affair of the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and American divorcee Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne.  Fanny has left her old life in the states behind and has traveled with her children to Belgium.  After suffering a tragedy Fanny finds herself in France where she meets the charming Scot.  Before long she finds herself wrapped up in an exciting and adventurous love affair that takes them across the world and eventually to owning a large farm in the South Pacific.

The two lead such a courageous life that was fascinating to read about.  They had amazing adventures together on chartered yachts traveling all over the seas.  Horan captured the spirit of these historical figures so well.  I loved that Fanny was such a determined woman who let nothing stop her, whether it be taking care of Louis when he was frequently ill or running the entire 400 acre farm in Samoa.  She was a force to not take lightly.

Robert Louis Stevenson was the author of classics including Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and many others.  This was such an amazing story that now I want to read all of his books!

Pre-order your copy today.  (Book will be available January 21st)