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Hartselle Enquirer

Books week of Feb. 8

Title: “The Make-Up Test”
By: Jenny L. Howe

Allison Avery is competitive, especially when it comes to her Ph.D. program that can make or break her career. She is the only medieval lit student until her college ex-boyfriend arrives on campus putting her on edge. Not only does Allison stress about her course work and being the perfect TA, she has to deal with her less-than-stellar father, a nagging mother, and now Colin, her ex that broke her heart two years ago. Now, they are both fighting for a prestigious spot in the grad program, but can’t help gravitate back to each other. Allison finds herself leaning on Colin when the pressures of school and family weigh on her.

Isn’t some competition supposed to be healthy? Any cardigan wearing, literature nerd will adore this funny, second-chance romance. Women don’t need a knight to save the day, but it makes it much sweeter when one dressed in armor comes knocking on your door. If you enjoyed “If the Shoe Fits” or “Beach Read,” you’ll be captivated by Allison’s story. Check it out on the library’s borrowing app, Hoopla.

Title: “The Inheritance Games”
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes

This is the first of a trilogy about an eccentric billionaire that leaves almost his entire fortune to a stranger. Avery Grambs is a high school student who recently lost her mother and is living with her half-sister, Libby. One day, they get a visit from a young man in an expensive suit who tells them that Avery must be in Texas for the reading of Tobias Hawthorne’s will. The young man turns out to be the heir apparent, Grayson Hawthorne. When Avery and Libby arrive at the estate, they are met with the other Hawthornes – who are none too thrilled that they are there. After the reading of the will, everyone is shocked to learn that the family gets peanuts compared to the lion share left to this mysterious stranger. Now Avery has to live in Hawthorne house with the family for a year in order to receive her inheritance. Avery, as well as the four Hawthorne grandsons, all received a letter from Tobias. One clue leads to another until they are all in a race to figure out the secrets kept by old man Hawthorne. Avery has to figure out who she can trust. And in a house full of people that seem to hate you, that can be a challenge.

 

 

 

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