Published on Monday, 17 February 2020 at 8:00:00 AM

It might be predictable to say ‘How can it be February already?’, but the question has to be asked! Still, each new month brings with it stacks of new stock here at the library, which is always a cause for celebration. Take a look at some of the best fiction reads that are on our shelves now and available for you to borrow.

Change of Season, Anna Jacobs Left to settle in a foreign country on her own after her husband puts his job first – again – Rosalind is not happy. And as her children, one by one, need help with major life problems, she’s never felt lonelier. But with acclaim growing over her artistic abilities and a surprise inheritance now to her name, her confidence begins to grow. Will the new, independent Rosalind remain loyal to her husband as she has before, or will he get more than he bargained for when he returns to the wife he assumed would wait for him?

Genuine Lies, Nora Roberts Eve Benedict is a legend: two Oscars, four ex-husbands and a legion of lovers. She knows every Hollywood scandal, and she's planning to tell all in a no-holds-barred memoir. But the truth can be dangerous, especially in a town built on secrets. Eve's stepson Paul is worried the book will only bring trouble, but he can't argue with Eve's choice of ghostwriter: the talented, beautiful Julia Summers. As Paul and Julia struggle with their feelings, they don't realise they are also tangled in a very dark plot. Eve has one last secret to reveal…and it will put them all in danger.

The Assistant, S.K. Tremayne Newly divorced Jo is delighted to move into her best friend's spare room almost rent-free. The high-tech luxury flat is managed by meticulous home assistant Electra, who takes care of the heating, the lights – and sometimes Jo even turns to her for company. Until one night, when Electra says something that tears Jo's fragile world in two: ‘I know what you did.' Jo is horrified. Because in her past she did do something terrible. Something unforgivable. As winter brings London to a standstill, Jo begins to understand that the assistant on the shelf doesn't just want to control her; it wants to destroy her.

The Dilemma, B.A. Paris It's Livia's 40th birthday, and she's having the party of a lifetime to celebrate. Everyone she loves will be there except her daughter Marnie, who's studying abroad. But although Livia loves Marnie, she's secretly glad. She needs to tell her husband Adam something about their daughter but she's waiting until the party is over. Meanwhile, Adam wants everything to be perfect for Livia, so he's arranged for Marnie to come home. Then he hears some terrible news, and needs to tell Livia. But she's so happy – and the guests are about to arrive. How far would you go to give a loved one a few final hours of happiness?

Did you know…

Libraries aren’t just about books anymore! At Toodyay we also offer an extensive collection of film and TV on DVD; audio books; access to eBooks and eMagazines; a movie streaming service; use of history materials; and much more. We have also added some games to our collection for in-library use, so why not challenge someone to an air-conditioned round of Scrabble, chess, cards or Uno on one of these hot summer days?

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Your local librarians – Carrie, Jas B, Jas D & Lindy

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