Book Recommendations

Check Out The Books We Recommend For Adults This Summer!

6/11/2014 -- Kick off your sandals, sit back on that comfy lounge chair and get ready to enjoy a great book!


Summer’s almost officially here, school’s out for the kids and our Summer Reading Program has begun!


Check out some great books for adults we recommend. Books are available through your Lorain Public Library System (LPLS).



Summer Books For Adults

List Compiled by our Main Library’s Adult Services Dept.


Following books contributed by Librarian Ramona Flores



On the Rocks: A Novel by Erin Duffy (Published April 22, 2014)

Six months ago, Abby was dumped by her fiancé on Facebook while trying on wedding dresses, of all things. Now, having tried ice-cream cures (they failed) among others, Abby and her best friend Grace head to Newport Beach for the summer. There Abby hopes that a cozy cottage, sea breezes and handsome guys will restore her to life. What Abby and Grace discover is that you can’t escape social media – it will follow wherever you go. How can you live and find love in a world where your every move can go viral?


Dancing with Fireflies by Denise Hunter (Published March 11, 2014)

Jade McKinley, who never felt she fit in at Chapel Springs, has returned there – broke, alone and pregnant. Daniel Dawson, now mayor of Chapel Springs, was once the lonely kid who found solace in Jade’s large and exuberant family when they were both young. Now she’s the one who’s alone and Daniel, who has always loved Jade, must find a way around his “big brother” image to a meeting place of the heart. And can Jade, who was always “squirt” to him, see and accept Daniel as more?


Four Friends by Robyn Carr (Published on March 25, 2014)

Best-selling author Carr gives us a story of what it means to be a wife, mother, friend. Meet the four friends: Gerri, the “rock” – whose marriage may be broken and whose anger makes her now look carefully at herself; Andy, who has surprisingly found what may be real love – something she thought she’d never have; Sonja, whose serenity is shattered when her fed-up husband walks out on her and her New Age nonsense; and newcomer BJ, who changes everything when she enters their circle. When she opens up her dark secrets, she gets everyone back on track - stronger as women and friends.



Following books contributed by Library Associate Julie Marchand


City of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn (Available also as an eBook)

Believing that she lost her adventurer husband, Gabriel Starke, five years before when the Lusitania sank, Evangeline Starke has finally reinvented herself as an aviatrix and embarks on a flight around the world with her eccentric Aunt Dove and Wally, her trusty mechanic. While on her world tour, Evie receives a mysterious and recent-looking photograph of her husband. Looking for answers about his disappearance, the group alters their plans and travel to Damascus, the “City of Jasmine,” to try to find Gabriel. Danger and intrigue lurk around every corner as they begin to uncover a mystery surrounding an ancient and priceless religious artifact that many will stop at nothing to acquire, including murder. Will Evie find out what happened to her husband and recover an ancient relic before it falls into the wrong hands?


Queen Sugar: a novel by Natalie Baszile (Available also as an eBook, audiobook and large print book)

After inheriting 800 acres of sugarcane land from her late father, widowed Charley Bordelon hopes the move from Los Angeles to rural Louisiana will be just the fresh start that she and her 11-year-old daughter, Micah, need. According to the will, Charley must either revive the farm or donate it to charity with no options to sell the farm or share it with her estranged half brother, Ralph Angel. Charley’s grandmother, Miss Honey, warns her that even now, cane farming will always be a white man’s business. With absolutely no prior experience in farming, Charley must rise to the challenges of learning how to tend the sugarcane crops, cope with  Micah’s homesickness, deal with issues brought on by her troubled half brother, find her place in a world heavily marred by its past, and come to terms with the true desires of her heart. Will a summer under the sweltering sun in Louisiana help Charley and her family find what they are looking for in each other and create a new home?