Allison Public Library Notes 1/02
“A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT” by David Baldacci . . . FBI Agent Atlee Pine's life was never the same after her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped--and likely killed--thirty years ago. After a lifetime of torturous uncertainty, Atlee returns to her hometown in Georgia. But soon after Atlee begins her investigation, a local woman is found ritualistically murdered, her face covered with a wedding veil--and the first killing is quickly followed by a second bizarre murder.
“TWISTED TWENTY-SIX” by Janet Evanovich . . . Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is challenged to protect one of her own when her suddenly widowed grandmother is targeted by ruthless gangsters. Given in memory of Wayne Wiegmann.
“THE CONFESSION CLUB” by Elizabeth Berg . . . Invited to join a supper club where friends in their community support each other throughout private setbacks, two women enduring difficult relationships discover the power of friendship and sharing their secrets.
“PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES” by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles . . . In 1919, the war is over, but peace is yet to come; and as men are demobbed, women must give up positions that gave them freedom.
“A SECRET TO DIE FOR” by Lisa Harris . . . After her patient is murdered, psychologist Grace Calloway has no idea she's got a secret worth killing for. It's up to Detective Nate Quinn to figure out what it is.
“THE TIMEPIECE” by Beverly Lewis . . . With the arrival of Englisher Adeline Pelham, who is a constant reminder of a painful family secret, young Amishwoman Sylvia Miller and her family must learn to come to terms with past mistakes.
“THE FAMILY JOURNAL” by Carolyn Brown . . . At the end of her rope, single mom Lily Anderson is determined to move her rebellious children in the right direction. That means taking away their cell phones, tablets, and computers;at least temporarily;and moving to the house where Lily grew up in the rural town of Comfort, Texas. But Lily has a bigger challenge than two sulking kids. The house comes with Mack Cooper, high school teacher and handsome longtime renter.
“UNBREAKABLE” by Richard Askwith . . . Traces the story of the courageous Czech countess who defied the Nazis in a legendary horse race, describing her achievement and the retaliation of the Nazis against a backdrop of the death of Tomás Masaryk and the Third Reich invasion.
“HOW TO LOVE A DUKE IN TEN DAYS” by Kerrigan Byrne . . . To keep a blackmailer at bay, Lady Alexandra Lane proposes marriage to the Duke of Redmayne, known as the Terror of Torcliff, and finds safety in the arms of this man who vows to keep her safe.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“STARGAZING” by Jen Wang . . . Chinese-American student Christine is devastated when her artistic best friend, Moon, falls dangerously ill amid revelations that she has been having visions about celestial beings telling her she does not really belong on Earth.
“PENNY AND HER SLED” by Kevin Henkes . . . When Penny, a sweet and curious mouse, gets a new sled, she can't wait to use it. But there's one big problem; there's no snow! Given in memory of Marilee Reiher.
“HOME IN THE WOODS” by Eliza Wheeler . . . During the Great Depression six-year-old Marvel, her seven siblings, and their mother find a tarpaper shack in the woods and, over the course of a year, turn it into a home. In memory of Marlys Miller.