book coverOn these cold, dreary, winter days I thought I would pick up a light romance novel and sit by the fire. Starlight on Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs fits the bill.

Caregiver Faith McCallum finds herself on the brink of eviction when she applies for a job as a live in home health care aide. Alice Bellamy is a quadriplegic, with a nasty attitude and a wicked tongue. But when Alice takes a fall, Faith finds evidence that it was not an accident.  With Alice’s son Mason’s help and that of her own two daughters, Faith chips away at Alice’s anger, and gains a bit of her old life back.

This is an easy read – so grab a cup of tea and relax and enjoy. If you like this book, we have several more by Susan Wiggs. Happy reading!

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The Ambassador’s Wife by Jennifer Steil is a novel about the kidnapping of an American woman in an imagined Arab country.  This is a well written book about the way lives are lived in the Middle East, both from westerners’ viewpoints and that of Arab women.  Miranda is an American artist who has lived and taught for several years in the fictional country of Mazrooq.  She was able to immerse herself in the beauty of this country.  Several Arab women began drawing in private with Miranda even though their Muslim religion prohibited this.

Eventually Miranda met and married Finn, the British ambassador to Mazrooq.  Her life changes greatly as she conforms somewhat to the restrictions and responsibilities of diplomatic life.  Her kidnapping changes both their lives profoundly once again.  The secrets that each of them has kept are their personal torments.  The choices they are driven to make are courageous acts.  How Finn is able to survive with his daughter and the strengths Miranda uses to endure captivity is remarkable.

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Missing Out on Our Event Updates & Emails? Here’s a Quick Fix

Have you been missing our event updates on Facebook or our quarterly newsletter?  Follow this quick tutorial on how to fix the info blocks so that you can stay in the know on all things Library related!

Here’s how to make sure you see our updates on Facebook: 

1. Go to the DeWitt District Library Facebook Page

2. Click on the “Like” button at the top and select “Posts in News Feed”


3. Select “See First”


Bonus: If you’d like to receive notifications about our updates so you don’t miss anything, click on the Notifications Tab and choose which events you’d like to be notified of.


Not seeing our Quarterly Newsletter Emails?

If you are having trouble receiving our emails in Gmail, they could be going to the “Spam” or “Promotions” folder.  Here is how to fix that. Go to your Spam folder select the email and click “Not Spam”.  If our newsletter is ending up in your “Promotions” folder, select the email and choose “Not Promotions”.  If you’re having trouble finding the “Promotions” folder it could be located under “Categories” in the left hand menu.

That’s all there is to it! We hope this helps. If you have any questions feel free to send us an email: Director@DewittLibrary.org .