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Jiles, Paulette

Summary: In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC JIL

Hulse, S. M.

Summary: A former prison guard and talented fiddler returns to his Montana hometown to bury his wife and confront an inmate who, twenty years earlier, held him hostage during a prison riot.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Hulse 2015

Berg, Elizabeth

Summary: "Arthur, a widower, meets Maddy, an angry and friendless teenage girl, while visiting his late wife at the cemetery, where he goes every day for lunch. Against all odds, the two strike up a friendship that pulls them out of a serious rut. They band together with Arthur's nosy neighbor Lucille, to create lives that are truly worth living. Proving that life's most precious moments are sweeter...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2017

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Macomber, Debbie.

Summary: Newcomer Annie Applegate is looking for peace but finds a great deal more. She agrees to marry a widowed veterinarian for the sake of his children -- and discovers that marriage can lead to love.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MIRA 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAC

Turner, J. B.

Summary: NYPD Detective Jack McNeal is overcome by disbelief and despair upon the discovery of his wife's murder. To avenge her death, he embarks on a journey into the darkest recesses of power.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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Peterson, Tracie

Summary: "Fulfilling a promise to her dying mother, Elise Wright watches over her father as cook on his Great Lakes schooner. But the behavior of a new sailor unsettles her and first mate Nick Clark, who secretly begins investigating. When tragedy strikes, Nick and Elise must rely on their faith and each other as they confront their greatest fears"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2021

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PET

King, Stephen

Summary: Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine recounts the plight of bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, who is unable to stop grieving even four years after the sudden death of his wife. His nights are plagued by vivid nightmares of their house by the lake. Despite these dreams, or perhaps because of them, Mike finally returns to Sara Laughs, the Noonan's isolated summer home. He finds his...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2019

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Rice, Luanne.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC RIC

Gabhart, Ann H.

Summary: Darcie and Walter Goodwin join a Shaker village to escape a cholera epidemic, but when Walter dies, Darcie is left alone--and lonely. Can love live again for this widow in a community that doesn't believe in marriage?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GAB

Irvin, Kelly.

Summary: It's been seven years since her husband died, but Helen Crouch is doing just fine. She's selling her jams and canned goods at the bakery and making a tidy living. But her whole world goes topsy-turvy when a new family moves to town. Gabriel Gless has brought his children to Bliss Creek to escape the worldly influences in Indiana. Helen and Gabriel have so much in common -- the loss of their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Michaels, Fern

Summary: "The flames of memory always seem to glow a little brighter during the holidays. Perhaps that's why this time of year is so difficult for airline heiress Ivy Macintosh, as she faces thoughts of yet another festive season alone. Since the plane crash that claimed the lives of her husband and two children eight years ago, she's been submerged in grief. When eleven-year-old Holly Greenwood knocks...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Publishing Corp. 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIC

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MIC

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Holiday Fiction, Call number: FICTION MIC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Michaels 2017

Haruf, Kent.

Summary: In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf's inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis's wife. His daughter lives hours away, her son even farther, and Addie and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2015

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT FIC HAR

Simonson, Helen.

Summary: Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But will...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SIM

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SIM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Simonson 2010

Berg, Elizabeth

Summary: "For the past six months, Arthur Moses's days have looked the same: He tends to his rose garden and to Gordon, his cat, then rides the bus to the cemetery to visit his beloved late wife for lunch. The last thing Arthur would imagine is for one unlikely encounter to utterly transform his life. Eighteen-year-old Maddy Harris is an introspective girl who visits the cemetery to escape the other...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BER

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BER

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION BER

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Berg 2017

Michaels, Fern

Summary: "The flames of memory always seem to glow a little brighter during the holidays. Perhaps that's why this time of year is so difficult for airline heiress Ivy Macintosh, as she faces thoughts of yet another festive season alone. Since the plane crash that claimed the lives of her husband and two children eight years ago, she's been submerged in grief. When eleven-year-old Holly Greenwood knocks...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP Fiction Michaels 2017

Palmer, Diana

Summary: "Before he testifies in an important case, businessman Michael 'Mikey' Fiore hides out in Jacobsville, Texas. On a rare night out, he crosses paths with softly beautiful Bernadette, who seems burdened with her own secrets. He hears whispers about a life-threatening condition, her solitary existence. This doesn't stop him from wanting her, which endangers them both. Their bond grows into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2021

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Youngson, Anne.

Summary: In Denmark, Professor Anders Larsen, an urbane man of facts, has lost his wife and his hopes for the future. On an isolated English farm, Tina Hopgood is trapped in a life she doesn’t remember choosing. Both believe their love stories are over. Brought together by a shared fascination with the Tollund Man, subject of Seamus Heaney’s famous poem, they begin writing letters to one another. And...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC YOU

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Youngston

Doig, Ivan.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Hired as a housekeeper to work on the early 1900s Montana homestead of widower Oliver Milliron, the irreverent Rose and her brother, Morris, endeavor to educate the widower's sons while witnessing local efforts on a massive irrigation project.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DOI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC DOI

Extence, Gavin

Summary: The son of a fortune teller, who was struck by a meteorite when he was ten years old, befriends a grumpy old widower and proves his friendship by getting stopped at the border by customs with a large bag of marijuana and an urn full of ashes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Redhook 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EXT

Thayer, Nancy

Summary: Wendy Anderson is 35, the mother of two children, and happily married-until she discovers her husband Zack has cheated on her. Confused, angry, and lost, she rents a house on Nantucket for two summer months. When she and her children arrive at Isle Stay, she discovers that Trevor Black, 30, recently widowed, and his son Dylan, 5, have also rented the house. Neither one is willing to give up...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2015

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC THA

Youngson, Anne

Summary: "In Denmark, Professor Anders Larsen, an urbane man of facts, has lost his wife and his hopes for the future. On an isolated English farm, Tina Hopgood is trapped in a life she doesn't remember choosing. Both believe their love stories are over. Brought together by a shared fascination with the Tollund Man, the subject of Seamus Heaney's famous poem, they begin writing letters to each other....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC YOU

Shipman, Viola

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Summary: "When Sonny Dunes, a SoCal meteorologist whose job is all sunshine and seventy-two-degree days, is replaced by a virtual meteorologist that will never age, gain weight or renegotiate its contract, the only station willing to give the fifty-year-old another shot is the very place Sonny's been avoiding since the day she left for college -- her northern Michigan hometown. Sonny grudgingly returns...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2022

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC SHI

Higgins, Kristan

Summary: Joshua and Lauren are the perfect couple. Then Lauren is diagnosed with a terminal illness. As Lauren's disease progresses, Joshua struggles to make the most of the time he has left with his wife. He's so consumed with finding a way to avoid the inevitable ending that he never imagines his life after Lauren. But Lauren has a plan to keep her husband moving forward. A plan hidden in the letters...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC HIG

Wick, Lori

Summary: When the young, handsome Dannan MacKay comes to Tucker Mills to take over the practice of his uncle, Doc MacKay, he feels welcomed by the town, the church family, and his patients. Life is complete. It is only when Dannan has a chance encounter at the general store with a delightful woman that he thinks his life might be missing something.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvest House Publishers 2006

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WIC

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