All the Breaking Waves by Kerry Lonsdale

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Molly Brennan fled her hometown after something terrible happened, leaving behind the man she loved and swearing never to go back. Twelve years later, she’s living a new life, with her beloved daughter Cassie. When Cassie suffers with frightening visions and repetitive nightmares, Molly is forced to return home for the sake of her daughter. In doing so, she must confront the past—and the man—she left behind.

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Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell

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Emma and her husband, Alex, live in her family home on Mersea Island with their young son. Alex hates the seclusion and is overjoyed when a promotion at work offers the opportunity to move to the city, but Emma is sick with worry over leaving because she killed a man years ago—her former teacher, Luke—and buried him on the property. Determined to move the body, she is confronted with an empty grave instead. She confesses the sordid tale to her husband, which leads Alex to discovering shocking things about his wife… but the worst is yet to come.

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Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller

caroline2When I was a little girl, I constantly read and reread the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I read Little House in the Big Woods to my boys when they were small, and we used to watch the television series together quite often, as well. The Little House books have always held a special place in my heart.

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Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder by Nancy Tystad Koupal (Editor)

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Many of my earliest reading memories are about the Little House series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I first fell in love with her books when I was eight years old. Little House in the Big Woods was one of the first books I ever checked out of the school library, in fact. I remember how excited I was when I realized there were more books telling the story of Ma, Pa, Mary, and Laura. (And, of course, Carrie and Grace, a bit later.) I was as enchanted with Pa’s stories as Laura was, and I delighted in reading about Ma making cheese, or cooking supper over a campfire. I remember how I used to take in every detail of Garth Williams’ beautiful illustrations, as in love with the pictures as I was the words themselves.

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The Last Sacrifice by Joe Hart

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The Last Sacrifice is a tie-in to Hart’s Dominion Trilogy, telling the story of what happened to Janie Tenner. Readers of the Dominion Trilogy will recognize her as the sister of Chelsea Tenner, and will recall her relating the story of Janie’s abduction to Zoey in The Last Girl. In this graphic novel, we learn what happened to Janie after she was taken.

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