This sequel to Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea follows Anne Shirley as she finally achieves her goal of going to college and earning a bachelor’s degree. She leaves her beloved Prince Edward Island to go to Redmond College in Kingsport, Nova Scotia. There she forms friendships with three classmates and together they rent a house, Patty’s Place, where they study and share life experiences. Anne is courted by the monied Roy Gardner, but somehow her old friend Gilbert Blythe, who is also at Redmond, keeps upsetting her and her plans. Published in February 2017.
by Stephen Crane
During the American Civil War, a young Union Army private, Henry Fleming, flees from the field of battle. Overcome with shame, he longs for a wound, a “red badge of courage,” to counteract his cowardice. When his regiment again faces the enemy, Henry acts as standard-bearer and leads his men into battle. Considered one of the best novels of war, Stephen Crane’s masterpiece tells the story from Fleming’s perspective and colors the action with his inner thoughts and emotions as the loud chaotic battle ebbs and flows. Published in June 2017.
Genre: Historical Fiction
by Grace Livingston Hill
This was the novel that made Grace Livingston Hill one of the most popular romance writers of her time. Set in the time in the early nineteenth century when the first steam locomotive was introduced in New York State, it is the story of two sisters, one the willful older sister Kate Schuyler, who abandons her betrothed David Spafford on their wedding day to elope with a another man, and the younger sister Marcia, who agrees to take her sister’s place as David’s bride. Can Marcia hope that David will come to love her, or would he always regret losing his first love? Published in May 2017.
by Max Brand
This is the sequel to Max Brand's first novel, The Untamed. It continues the adventures of Whistling Dan Barry, his horse Satan and wolf dog Black Bart. Buck Daniels tries to persuade his friend Dan to come to the aid of Joe Cumberland and his daughter Kate, but Dan first has have a meeting with Mac Strann, who is out to kill him to revenge his brother. Published in January 2017.
This is the story of the men who surveyed the trail for the westward expansion of the Union Pacific railroad, and of one man in particular, the gifted engineer Warren Neale, and his courage and resourcefulness against challenging terrain and hostile Indians. It is also the story of Allie Durade, who survives a wagon train massacre and brings romance into Neale's driven and hazardous life. Published in April 2017.