Sarah Hall; Faber & Fabar Limited ($25.99)
Rachel Caine is a zoologist working in Nez Perce as part of a wolf recovery project. She spends her days, and often nights, tracking every move of a wild wolf pack — their size, their behavior, their howl patterns. It is a fairly solitary existence, but Rachel is content. When she receives a call from the wealthy and mysterious Earl of Annerdale, who is interested in reintroducing the gray wolf to northern England, Rachel agrees to a meeting. She’s certain she wants no part of this project, but the earl’s estate is close to the village where Rachel grew up, and where her mother now lives in a care facility. It has been far too long since Rachel has gone home, and so she returns to face the ghosts of her past.
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Rick Just (Idaho); Cedar Creek Press ($9.99)
Sam expected a new phone for her birthday. Instead, she got an old leather diary that was supposedly some kind of heirloom. So, she wrote a snarky line in it about the really, really great gift and tossed it aside. Later, she noticed someone was writing in the diary every day. She thought maybe it was her dad —who gave her the gift in the first place — playing a trick on her and pretending to be some girl from a hundred years ago. Then one night she happened to see words forming across the page one letter at a time and the next thing she knew she was standing on top of her bed like rug sharks were circling below.
‘God’s Miracle Among Corruption in Idaho’
Veverly Myers-Edwards; CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform ($21.95)
When someone attempts to take away your voice, what do you do? You stand. You trust God, and you fight back. This is a nonfiction account of how a single African-American mother stood against systemic corruption in the state of Idaho. When no one heard her voice and the crooks in the system attempted to undermine her, she wrote this book and included their letters and confidential lies to expose the inhumane practices in the legal and medical communities in Idaho.
‘Heart of Petra’
Hilarey Johnson (Idaho); CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform ($14.99)
Twenty-year-old Leah Petra Jones calls out to God for an adventure, something more than life as the dutiful daughter of a worship pastor. Only, in a church filled with secrets, adventure already waits. At first sign of risk she reneges — but it’s too late. A handsome intern pastor helps the church transition right into a scheme where she is both prize and pawn. Petra learns that the most dangerous adventure can happen right in your own church.