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Madeline Martin in Kenosha!

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


A mother and daughter struggle in wartime England, in this heartwarming tale about the power of books that bring them together, by the bestselling author of “The Last Bookstore in London”.

Join us on Saturday, September 14th at 1 p.m. at the Simmons Library (711 59th Place) for a presentation and book signing with the author herself, Madeline Martin as she celebrates the release of “The Booklover’s Library”!

This event is completely free but registration is required. Register at the “Buy Tickets” button below or at this link: https://blue-house-books.com/events/40260!

Copies of “The Booklover’s Library” and other novels by the author will be available for purchase at the event or in advance at Blue House Books.


In Nottingham, England, widow Emma Taylor finds herself in desperate need of a job. She and her beloved daughter Olivia have always managed just fine on their own, but with the legal restrictions prohibiting widows with children from most employment opportunities, she’s left with only one option: persuading the manageress at Boots’ Booklover’s Library to take a chance on her with a job.

When the threat of war in England becomes a reality, Olivia must be evacuated to the countryside. In the wake of being separated from her daughter, Emma seeks solace in the unlikely friendships she forms with her neighbors and coworkers, and a renewed sense of purpose through the recommendations she provides to the library’s quirky regulars. But the job doesn’t come without its difficulties. Books are mysteriously misshelved and disappearing and the work at the lending library forces her to confront the memories of her late father and the bookstore they once owned together before a terrible accident.

As the Blitz intensifies in Nottingham and Emma fights to reunite with her daughter, she must learn to depend on her community and the power of literature more than ever to find hope in the darkest of times.


Madeline Martin is a New York Times, USA TODAY, and international bestselling author of historical fiction and historical romance with books that have been translated into over twenty different languages.


September 14
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Simmons Library
711 59th Place
Kenosha, 53140
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