Sign-ups for our summer library programs begin on Monday. Programs will be Tuesdays in June or July from 1-2 pm and are open for ages 5 through 5th grade.
This week’s review is a title from the rotating collection, which will be here until early June before a whole new selection of books appears on the shelves.
If you’re in the mood for a fast-paced inspirational romance that veers to the fantastical situations, you’re in luck. Gingham Mountain by Mary Connealy sounds benign enough but hold on for the plot run down! Grant (no last name) is a rough and tumble rancher in the heart of Texas who has a soft spot for orphan train children, taking them in when they aren’t claimed by the last stop on the line. One cold November afternoon meets the train and takes in Libby, a limping mute, and Charlie who has a huge chip on his shoulder. Also on the train is Hannah Cartwright who takes the position of schoolteacher and determines that Grant is using his adopted children for slaves. Even though an attraction grows between Hannah and Grant, it takes Hannah quite a while to trust Grant, and she has her private reasons for both an interest in and a distrust of Grant. Meanwhile, oil has been discovered on Grant’s land and a couple of con artists in town are determined to get the rights to that oil, even if it means a forced marriage or murder! This book is full of heartfelt scenes of high emotion, so the reader should settle in with the attitude of reading the equivalent of a TV movie or light drama. Prepare to be entertained and uplifted, as this is also an inspirational read!
You can get the book reviewed here and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”