Allison Public Library Notes 11/30
“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. Libraries change lives for the better.” ― Sidney Sheldon
“DEEP FREEZE” by John Sandford . . . When a woman from a community where he exposed school-board corruption years earlier is found dead, Virgil Flowers identifies clues linking the case to a 20-year high school reunion and its related traumas, dramas and rivalries.
“TWO KINDS OF TRUTH” by Michael Connelly . . . An investigation into the murder of a young pharmacist leads Harry Bosch and San Fernando's detective squad into the big-business world of pill mills and prescription-drug abuse at the same time that an old case from Bosch's days with the LAPD returns tohaunt him.
“MERRY AND BRIGHT” by Debbie Macomber . . . Merry is skeptical when her mother and brother create an online dating profile for her without her knowledge, but she decides to give it a try and finds herself chatting with an endearing match who turns out to be someone she recognizes.
“NOWHERE TO TURN” by Lynette Eason . . . When Danielle Harding's abusive husband dies, she begins to feel that she and her son are safe, until a man who had dealings with her dead husband begins to pursue her, and she must seek help from Adam Buchanan of Operation Refuge. In memory of Bob Roelf.
“SISTERS FIRST” by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush . . . The fraternal twin daughters of the 43rd U.S. president share personal stories and reflections from their lives within a political dynasty, from their grandfather's presidency through their subsequent upbringing under the eyes of the Secret Service, public, and paparazzi.
“THE CHRISTMAS BLESSING” by Melody Carlson . . . Heartbroken to learn that the father of her baby has been killed in combat during World War II, a destitute young mother is forced to reveal the truth about her relationship to the child's wealthy and influential grandparents during a holiday season of miracles and reconciliation.
“A ROYAL THREESOME” by Rhys Bowen . . . "Her Royal Spyness," sleuth Lady Georgiana Rannoch, working as a housekeeper to spy on the royal prince, has to clear her name when a mysterious Frenchman is found dead in her bathtub.
“THE ELUSIVE MISS ELLISON” by Carolyn Miller . . . The arrival of the new Earl of Hawkesbury has the entire village aflutter – everyone except Lavinia Ellison, that is. In fact, in Livvie's eyes, he is just as arrogant and thoughtless as his brother – who stole the most important person in her world.
“SUGARPLUM WAY” by Debbie Mason . . . Romance writer Julia Landon knows how to write a happily-ever-after. Creating one for herself is a whole different story. But after a surprising kiss under the mistletoe at Harmony Harbor's holiday party last year, Julia thought she might have finally found her very own chance at true love. Until she learns her Mr. Tall, Dark, and Broodingly Handsome has sworn off relationships.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“MS. BIXBY'S LAST DAY” by John David Anderson . . . Everyone knows there are different kinds of teachers. The boring ones, the mean ones, the ones who try too hard, the ones who stopped trying long ago. The ones you'll never remember, and the ones you want to forget. Ms. Bixby is none of these. She's the sort of teacher who makes you feel like school is somehow worthwhile. Given in memory of Marilee Reiher.
“THE MERMAID” by Jan Brett . . . Kiniro the mermaid wanders into a house made of seashells and coral and makes herself comfortable, but the Octopus family is not happy to return home to find Kiniro sleeping in Baby Octopus's bed. In memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.
“TODAY” by Julie Morstad . . . The simplest moment has the potential to become extraordinary. Depicts a child's imaginative vision of the world while getting dressed, eating breakfast, and choosing a path to follow.
“WHERE IS BEAR?” by Jonathan Bentley . . . Where is Bear? Is Bear in the dresser? Is Bear in the bathroom? Is Bear on the swing? It’s almost bedtime, and a little boy can’t seem to find his beloved Bear!
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS, and THE BOOK OF HENRY.