April 17– Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Relly

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with
her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s
world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September
1939—and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia
Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is
drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement.
In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move
can have dire consequences. For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta
Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a
desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a
male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power. The lives of these three women
are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to
Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories
cross continents—from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland—as Caroline and
Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten

May 15-The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

During a summer party at the family farm in the English countryside,
sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house and is
happily dreaming of the future. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to
the farm and watches as her mother speaks to him. Before the afternoon is over,
Laurel will witness a shocking crime. A crime that challenges everything she
knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy—her vivacious,
loving, nearly perfect mother. Now, fifty years later, Laurel is a successful
and well-regarded actress living in London. The family is gathering at
Greenacres farm for Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday. Realizing that this may be
her last chance, Laurel searches for answers to the questions that still haunt
her from that long-ago day, answers that can only be found in Dorothy’s past. Dorothy’s
story takes the reader from pre–WWII England through the blitz, to the ’60s and
beyond. It is the secret history of three strangers from vastly different
worlds—Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy—who meet by chance in wartime London and
whose lives are forever entwined. The Secret Keeper explores longings and
dreams and the unexpected consequences they sometimes bring. It is an
unforgettable story of lovers and friends, deception and passion that is
told—in Morton’s signature style—against a backdrop of events that changed the