Allison Public Library Notes 4/13
“MISSISSIPPI BLOOD” by Greg Iles . . . Grief-stricken and with his world collapsing around him, Penn Cage is shut out of trial preparations by his once-revered Southern doctor father, who is about to be tried for murder in the wake of revelations about a mixed-race child and KKK associations.
“FIND ME” by J.S. Monroe . . . Tormented by disturbingly real sightings of Rosa, his girlfriend who committed suicide, Jarlath Costello, after Rosa’s aunt gives him her diary, embarks on a frantic quest to finally make sense of the highly suspicious circumstances surrounding her death, which plunges him into a dark underworld that threatens his own life.
“THE WEDDING SHOP” by Rachel Hauck . . . In the 1930s, Cora Scott runs a wedding shop in Heart's Bend, Tennessee, where she waits in vain for her love's return, while years later, Air Force Captain Haley Morgan returns to Heart's Bend to find herself and re-open an abandoned wedding shop.
“THE FALL OF LISA BELLOW” by Susan Perabo . . . A masked man with a gun enters a sandwich shop in broad daylight, and Meredith Oliver suddenly finds herself ordered to the filthy floor, where she cowers face to face with her nemesis, Lisa Bellow, the most popular girl in her eighth grade class. The minutes tick inexorably by, and Meredith lurches between comforting the sobbing Lisa and imagining her own impending death. Then the man orders Lisa Bellow to stand and come with him, leaving Meredith the girl left behind.
“ALMOST MISSED YOU” by Jessica Strawser . . . A seemingly loving husband abruptly walks out on his wife, taking their baby with him, and turns up at the home of his best friend, who faces an impossible choice between calling the police and allowing him to stay when he threatens to expose a terrible secret.
“WICKED COWBOY CHARM” by Carolyn Brown . . . When he gets stranded in a tiny cabin during a major blizzard with Josie Dawson, who is new in town, Deke Sullivan uses the opportunity to convince this strong, sassy woman that he only has eyes for her.
“A SIMPLE FAVOR” by Darcey Bell . . . A single mother's life is turned upside down when her best friend vanishes, an inexplicable event that prompts her to reach out to her blog readers and the missing woman's handsome husband before nightmarish realities come to light.
“LOVE BEARS ALL THINGS” by Beth Wiseman . . . Visiting her friends in Lancaster County in the hopes of recovering from a breakup, Englischer Charlotte Dolinsky is confronted by a web of deception while clashing with Daniel, a heartbroken man whose family secrets threaten him with community shunning.
“WHAT IT TAKES” by Shannon Stacey . . . Starting a new life in Whitford, Maine, Laney Caswell uses this as her chance to find out what really makes her happy and discovers that it is paramedic Ben Rivers; but in order to have a future together, they must put aside their pasts.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“FULL OF BEANS” by Jennifer L. Holm . . . Turtle's cousin, Beans, is confronted by the unexpected consequences of a large-scale plan he implements in his Depression-era community in response to high unemployment and his negative perceptions about grownups.
“THE AIRPORT BOOK” by Lisa Brown . . . An exploration of the airport as a family makes their way through, from checking their bags to going through security to waiting at the gate.
“DAISY-HEAD MAYZIE” by Dr. Seuss . . . Young Mayzie McGrew becomes a sensation when a daisy grows out of the top of her head, and everyone attempts to get rid of it. In loving memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.
“A NEST IS NOISY” by Dianna Hutts Aston . . . Introduces the world of nests, revealing the variety created by the world's birds, animals, and insects. Given in memory of Marilee Reiher.