Since I've mentioned one book in my last post, I'll include it for this month latest books finds:
Squire Terence and Sir Gawain are off questing again, but this time their journey is overshadowed by their ultimate destination: Gawain is to meet up with the Green Knight in a contest that could easily lead to Gawain's death. Along the way the two have a slew of hair-raising adventures and encounter the usual odd assortment of characters, including the plucky Lady Eileen. Sparks instantly fly between Terence and Eileen as she joins the squire and his knight on their travels. As they weave their way between the world of men and the Other World, Gawain and Terence discover much about themselves. The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady is the sequel to Gerald Morris's debut book, The Squire's Tale, about which the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books raved, "This Arthurian road trip will have readers wondering why there aren't more books like this one and hoping that Morris will do it again." And so he has.
The Locket centers on the friendship between Michael Keddington, a young man working at a nursing home, and Esther Huish, a reclusive but beautiful resident who deeply regrets her missed opportunities and unfilled dreams. In Michael she finds a confidant, and slowly she begins revealing the source of her deep anguish: her foolish rejection of the one man she truly loved. When Michael tells Esther he has alienated his girlfriend, Faye -- the only woman he loves -- Esther recognizes that he is choosing the same path of loneliness she once did. Esther makes one last dying request of Michael: He must return to her home a golden locket that was given to her by her long-lost love more than 40 years ago. This journey will send Michael on an unforgettable journey of the heart that will allow him to relinquish the past and embrace a future with Faye.
Talking about his newest book, Evans says, "I believe there is dignity in all people. Through my books I try to give voice to those who cannot protect themselves -- children and the elderly. Just as The Christmas Boxaddressed the need to treasure and respect children and childhood, I hope The Locket will make people think about how the elderly should be treated; how we want to be treated when we must cross that bridge."
With The Locket, Evans once again provides an inspiring keepsake novel whose uplifting message of love, faith, forgiveness, and the possibility of second chances is certain to be embraced by readers everywhere.