Showers of Novels

Hello Library Readers! The cold weather is behind us and we’re looking past those April showers and onto fresh May flowers. Here are some showers of novels that you can add to your to-read pile this spring!

  • Spring Fever by Mary K. Andrews – A novel about old loves, small towns, and secrets.  
  • White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht – A historical novel set in Korea about two sisters separated during WWII.  
  • The Forbidden Garden by Ellen Herrick – An American nursery owner travels to England to revive a Shakespearean garden.
  • The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell – During an English Garden party, a young girl lies hidden in the corner unconscious and maliciously injured.  
  • The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly – Set in both Poland and American during WWII, this novel will take out inside the concentration camps and explore the Polish Resistance Movement.  
  • Lost Lake by Emily Littlejohn- On a day in early spring, detective Gemma Monroe responds to a call regarding a missing person.   
  • I Will Send Rain by Rae Meadows – A historical novel set during the Dust Bowl.  This novel will make you grateful for spring showers.
  • Peony in Love by Lisa See – Peony is betrothed to marry a man she has never met.  She yearns to follow her own dreams, but has been raised in a culture where unmarried women are not to be seen in public.   
  • The Rain Watcher by Tatiana de Rosnay – Set in Paris, the Malegarde family is celebrating their father’s 70th birthday, when a terrible natural disaster strikes.
  • The Spring Girls by Anna Todd – A delightful and modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women.  
  • The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman – A novel about loss, Lilian Garvin is a single mother.  She joins a group of quirky botanical gardeners that teach her to allow the sun to shine.  
  • The Unfinished Garden by Barbara Claypole White – A software developer has taken on gardening in an attempt to quiet his mind, while a widow has taken on gardening as her livelihood and salvation.
  • History of Rain by Niall Williams – The daughter of a deceased poet attempts to find her father through his many stories.

Happy Reading!

-Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian 

Livingston, NJ 07039, USA

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