North Smithfield Public Library Monthly Book Page February 2021
~ A Touch of Romance ~
Staff Recommendations: Books & Films
Book of the Month: Moral Compass by Danielle Steel
Saint Ambrose Prep is a place where the wealthy send their children for the best possible education. Traditionally a boys-only school, Saint Ambrose has just enrolled one hundred and forty female students for the first time. One day after an event, a student lies in the hospital, her system poisoned by dangerous levels of alcohol. Everyone in this sheltered community are left trying to figure out what actually happened. Only the handful of students who were there when she was attacked truly know the answers and they have vowed to keep one another's secrets. As details from the evening emerge, powerful families are forced to hire attorneys and less powerful families watch helplessly. The dark side of one drunken night, with its tragic consequences, is illuminated from every possible point of view. As the drama unfolds, the characters will reach a crossroads where they must choose between truth and lies, between what is easy and what is right and find the moral compass they will need for the rest of their lives.
Recommended by Charlotte
Author Spotlight ~ Andriana Trigiani
Meet Andriana Trigiana, beloved by millions of readers for her “dazzling” novels. The New York Times calls her “a comedy writer with a heart of gold.” Trigiani wrote and directed the film adaptation of her debut novel Big Stone Gap. Some of her other well known novels include The Shoemaker’s Wife, the Valentine Trilogy, Lucia Lucia, Tony’s Wife. Adriana’s screen adaptation of her bestselling novel Very Valentine debuted on Lifetime television in June 2019. Check out her books, they’re hysterical!