Allison Public Library Notes 4/09
“TEXAS OUTLAW” by James Patterson . . . Receiving unwanted attention when his country-singer girlfriend writes a hit song about his heroism, Texas Ranger Rory Yates relocates to a tiny municipality where he investigates the suspicious death of a corrupt councilwoman.
“WHEN YOU SEE ME” by Lisa Gardner . . . FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy and Sergeant Detective D. D. Warren have built a task force to follow the digital bread crumbs left behind by deceased serial kidnapper Jacob Ness. When a disturbing piece of evidence is discovered in the hills of Georgia, they bring Flora Dane and true-crime savant Keith Edgar to a small town where something seems to be deeply wrong. What at first looks like a Gothic eeriness soon hardens into something much more sinister...and they discover that for all the evil Jacob committed while alive, his worst secret is still to be revealed.
“FEARLESS” by Fern Michaels . . . Falling in love with a divorced professor she meets on a singles cruise, widow Anna Campbell accepts his proposal before uncovering disturbing facts about him and his children.
“CROSS MY HEART” by Robin Lee Hatcher . . . Ashley and Ben have a lot in common and a possible love connection, but Ben is a recovering alcoholic and after dealing with her drug addicted brother, Ashley refuses to enter a relationship where addiction is present.
“LOST AUTUMN” by Mary-Rose MacColl . . . When a London journalist begins asking her about her past relationship with a famous and reclusive author, Maddie Bright relives her coming-of-age in 1920 during which she served on the cross-continent tour of His Royal Highness and discovered that glamour often hides all manner of sins.
“LONGING FOR YESTERDAY” by Debbie Macomber . . . Simon Canfield and Angie Robinson were in love at seventeen, but Simon's wealthy parents paid Angie and her father to leave town. Now, twelve years later, Angie's got a fiancé and a successful business of her own. She returns home to Groves Point, South Carolina, to repay the money and reclaim her family pride; and discovers that her feelings for Simon haven't changed. But Simon is bitter over her betrayal. Can she make him see the truth?
“THE ROLLOF THE DRUMS” by Jan Drexler . . . Ruby Weaver's curly red hair isn't the only thing that sets her apart from her Amish community in 1863. Twenty-eight and single, Ruby doesn't believe a woman needs to be married in order to be happy. Her ailing friend Lovinia Fischer, however, has other ideas and wants Ruby to promise to marry her husband after she dies. Never imagining she'd have to fulfill that vow, Ruby agrees.
“THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY” by Alex Messenger . . . . The story follows seventeen-year-old Alex Messenger and his five companions as they paddle north through harrowing rapids and stunning terrain. Twenty-nine days into the trip, while out hiking alone, Alex is attacked by a barren-ground grizzly. Left for dead, he wakes to find that his summer adventure has become a struggle to stay alive.
“A COWBOY FOR ALL SEASONS” by Maisey Yates . . . June Gable left each of her four granddaughters a handwritten bequest to spend a season at her beloved farmhouse in Jasper Creek, Oregon, before they sell it. These cousins were once as close as sisters, but time and family betrayals have pushed them apart.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“NEW KID” by Jerry Craft . . . Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds&;and not really fitting into either one.
“HE IS RISEN” by Patti Rokus . . . He Is Risen, Rocks Tell the Story of Easter, created by Patti Rokus, is an unforgettable picture book that uses rock illustrations, Scripture, and simple yet powerful text to present the miracle of Easter.
“GOODBYE WINTER, HELLO SPRING” by Kenard Pak . . . Join a boy and his dog as they explore nature and take a stroll through the countryside, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with everything from the melting brook to chirping birds, they say goodbye to winter and welcome the lushness of spring.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: FROZEN II, MIDWAY, and KNIVES OUT.