Your Neighbors Recommend...August 2022

Ever been curious what your neighbors are reading or watching? Here are just some of their suggestions! As we receive more recommendations, we'll post them here on the AFL Blog.

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The Sweet Taste of Muscadines

by Pamela Terry

"The author’s debut novel. A brother and sister return home because of their mother’s suspicious death. Their younger sister lived with their mother. While investigating the death, family secrets and hidden truths are unearthed."

The Lamplighters

by Emma Stonex

"I've always had a fascination with lighthouses, so this book really piqued my interest. The original event occurred in 1972 and the book switches between then and 20 years later when an author begins researching and writing a book about the events. There were parts that were interesting, but overall it kind of dragged on. So-so."

The Woman with the Blue Star

by Pam Jenoff

"Another excellent book by this author. Takes place in Krakow during the war. Sadie and her parents are forced to leave their home in the ghetto and take refuge in the dirty sewers. One day Ella sees Sadie through a manhole….thus begins a special friendship…..highly recommend."

The Last Thing He Told Me

by Laura Dave

"This book was a page-turning thriller, but it was also a story of family and love and the lengths people will go to in order to protect their family. Hannah is a furniture maker who marries a man (Owen) with a 16-year-old daughter (Bailey) and relocates from NYC to CA. Life between them is great; life with the teenager is bumpy. And then, suddenly, Owen disappears amid a huge scandal involving the company he works for. Hannah is visited by a US Marshall and the FBI but ultimately she and Bailey set out to figure things out for themselves. A page-turner, but a page-turner with more to it than the average thriller."

This Tender Land

by William Kent Krueger

"An excellent tale of two brothers sent to a school for Indians. It’s a terrible place….after a tragedy occurs, the brothers and two friends run away..thus begins the adventure of the four Vagabonds…"

The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano

by Donna Freitas

"An interesting book about the choices we make and how they change our life, as well as listening to one's inner voice and staying true to your own needs vs. outside pressures. Rose and her husband agree that they don't want children—but then he changes his mind. From there, the story splinters into 9 different paths Rose might take. It was a bit hard to keep all 9 lives straight at a few points, but the different paths, and where they converged or veered apart, were interesting. Lots to think about...."

Turn a Blind Eye

by Jeffrey Archer

"The third book in the Detective William Warwick series. You need to read them in order*, otherwise, you’ll be lost."

*Request Book 1 in the series, Nothing Ventured.

Under the Southern Sky

by Kristy Woodson Harvey

"Amelia is a journalist investigating a fertility clinic. She stumbles upon a story about 'abandoned' embryos. She discovers accidentally that one of the clients is an old childhood friend/boyfriend. Amelia decides to contact him about this. Thus the story begins…"


by Harlan Coben

"This book has Win, best friend of series character Myron as the protagonist. A valuable family painting stolen twenty years ago was discovered in the apartment of a recently murdered man. Along with the stolen paintings, his uncle was murdered and cousin was abducted. What does this murdered man have to do with all of this?"

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