Allison Public Library Notes 11/09
“THE STOLEN MARRIAGE” by Diane Chamberlain . . . Impulsively ending her engagement to another man to marry a mysterious stranger from a small North Carolina community in 1944, Tess rapidly discovers that she is trapped in a loveless relationship and is treated with suspicion by secretive neighbors before discovering her talents as a nurse during a devastating polio outbreak.
“COMMAND AUTHORITY” by Tom Clancy . . . There is a new strong man in Russia, but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past, and the solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.
“LIES SHE TOLD” by Cate Holahan . . . With only 30 days to write the thriller that could put her back on the best-seller list, Liza Cole, obsessed with her latest heroine, finds the lines between reality and fiction beginning to blur as she must face up to the truths about the people around her, including herself, when her own husband is accused of murder.
“THE TRUST” by Ronald H. Balson . . . Reluctantly returning to Northern Ireland for the funeral of a murdered uncle, Liam is shocked to learn that his uncle's estate cannot be distributed until his killer, who may be targeting other family members, is brought to justice.
“THE BEST KIND OF PEOPLE” by Zoe Whittall . . . When a celebrated teacher is arrested for sexual impropriety at an elite prep school, his wife and children are rendered social outcasts throughout an impossible defense proceeding that causes them to question their memories and motives.
“A ROYAL CHRISTMAS WEDDING” by Rachel Hauck . . . Five years after Avery Truitt fell in love with Prince Colin of Brighton Kingdom and had her heart broken, she and her mother return to Brighton Kingdom to visit her sister for Christmas, where Colin hopes to convince her that she is his true love.
“GIRL LAST SEEN” by Nina Laurin . . . A woman who escaped from an abductor who kept her in a basement and was never caught is terrified when another girl goes missing, thirteen years later, who appears on the missing poster as the spitting image of her own young face.
“THE VIETMAN WAR” by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns . . . What we remember, what we've forgotten, and what we never knew about America's least understood war. A riveting, richly illustrated volume based on the major ten-part PBS documentary series directed by Ken Burns.
“THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE” by Jill Shalvis . . . When Keane Winters, the man she has had a crush on for years, walks back into her life and into her pet shop, Willa Davis is determined to make him never forget her again and throws a coin in the fountain, making a special wish and letting the mistletoe do its work.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“SINNER” by Maggie Stiefvater . . . Former frontman for the band Narkotika, Cole St. Clair returns to California in hopes of renewing his relationship with Isabel Culpeper.
“FARMER DUCK” by Martin Waddell . . . Farmer Duck isn't your average duck. This duck cooks and cleans, tends the fields, and cares for the other animals on the farm—all because the owner of the farm is too lazy to do these things himself. But when Farmer Duck finally collapses from exhaustion, the farmyard animals come to the rescue with a simple but heroic plan. In memory of Marilee Reiher.
“RAINDROPS ROLL” by April Pulley Sayre . . . Sheds new light on the wonders of rain, from the beauty of a raindrop balanced on a leaf to the amazing, never-ending water cycle that keeps the planet in perfect ecological balance.