“The Teacher's Bride,” by Kathleen Fuller, is the first in an Amish romance series – “The Amish Brides of Birch Creek.” The setting for the story is the same as two other series by Fuller – “The Amish of Birch Creek” and “Amish Letters.”

In “Love, Hate and Other Filters,” by Samira Ahmed, Maya Aziz is an American-born 17 year old who has secrets she has not shared with her parents.

A good book has always been a great escape for dedicated readers since the dawn of the written word. There’s no time like the present to put this idea into practice.