Picks of the Week-May 10

Well hello there, Spring! The temps are getting warmer and the birds are chirping. It’s the perfect time to start listening to a fresh new find while you go exploring or do your spring cleaning. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down some of their top picks for you.

The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay

The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay is a story of the surprising beauty of past mistakes and the unexpected pleasures of correcting them.

Note: Romance fans will love Kelly Harms’ witty story of love and new beginnings. In the sleepy town of Minnow Bay, Lily seeks out Ben to annul a long forgotten Vegas wedding—much to their surprise, this unexpected reunion becomes a turning point in both their lives. -Maddy Collins

Publishing Date: 5/11/21

Written by: Kelly Harms

Read by: Piper Goodeve

Sit, Stay, Love

When a cute pug named Potato is brought in to the shelter where she volunteers, Cecilia Murray knows he is the dog she’s been waiting for. There’s just one problem: Eric Chung—a popular, arrogant boy from school—adopts Potato first.

Note: A feel-good listen for dog lovers! Cecilia misses out on adopting the cute pug Potato. What will she do to sabotage the boy from school that adopted Potato and is putting him in dog shows. Cecilia hates dogs shows and doesn’t think Potato should be in them. Will she be able to save Potato or will she change her mind? -Jannah McCowan

Publishing Date:   5/11/21

Written by: J.J. Howard

Read by: Em Eldridge

Jumpstart Learning in Your Kids

In Jumpstart Learning in Your Kids, Bridget Spackman, a public school educator and the YouTuber behind The Lettered Classroom, shares her expertise with parents to help educate and encourage children, learn how children succeed, and support lifelong education in the home and beyond.

Note: After the disruption of Covid, getting kids back to a sense of normalcy will be a challenge. This is especially true in the realms of learning and education. Bridget Spackman provides tips on how to ensure your child succeeds no matter what the situation. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 5/18/21

Written by: Bridget Spackman

Read by: Heather Wynne

My Name is Resolute

Resolute tells the exciting and heartfelt story of a woman struggling to find herself during the tumultuous years preceding the American Revolution. Contains mature themes.

Note: Fans of Stephanie Dray and Amy Belding Brown will have another historical novel set in early America to get lost in with My Name is Resolute. Nancy E. Turner tells the story of Resolute Talbot’s harrowing adventure to the New World in the years building up to the American Revolution. While she grapples with hardship, rebellion, and a colony in turmoil, we wonder: can Resolute live up to her name? -Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 5/18/2021 

Written by: Nancy E. Turner

Read by: Mhairi Morrison

     

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