Allison Public Library Notes 6/25
“THE SUMMER HOUSE” by James Patterson . . . Investigating four Army Rangers who have been implicated in the destruction of a luxurious summer lake resort, Army Major and former NYPD cop Jeremiah Cook is stonewalled by local law enforcement and dangerous secrets.
“DADDY'S GIRLS” by Danielle Steel . . . Inheriting a California ranch upon their single father's sudden death, three sisters evaluate their very different childhoods while uncovering paradigm-shifting secrets about their father's identity that strengthen their bond with each other.
“28 SUMMERS” by Elin Hilderbrand . . . When Mallory Blessing's son, Link, receives deathbed instructions from his mother to call a number on a slip of paper in her desk drawer, he's not sure what to expect. But he certainly does not expect Jake McCloud to answer. It's the late spring of 2020 and Jake's wife, Ursula DeGournsey, is the frontrunner in the upcoming Presidential election. There must be a mistake, Link thinks. How do Mallory and Jake know each other?
“THE BRIGHTEST OF DREAMS” by Susan Anne Mason . . . Determined to keep his family together, Quinten travels to Canada to find his siblings and track down his employer's niece, who ran off with a Canadian soldier. When Quinten rescues her from a bad situation, Julia is compelled to repay him by helping him find his sister--but soon after, she receives devastating news that changes everything.
“THE DISTANT DEAD” by Heather Young . . . A body burns in the high desert hills. A boy walks into a fire station, pale with the shock of a grisly discovery. A middle school teacher worries when her colleague is late for work. By day&;s end, when the body is identified as local math teacher Adam Merkel, a small Nevada town will be rocked to its core by a brutal and calculated murder.
“THE BANTY HOUSE” by Carolyn Brown . . . Three eccentric, septuagenarian sisters living in their mama’s house in the fading town of Rooster, Texas open their hearts and their home to an abandoned, pregnant teenager.
“BIG JAKE'S LAST DRIVE” by Ralph Compton . . . Determined to make one last cattle drive to Kansas, aging cowboys Big Jake Motley and Chance McCandles face dangers both natural and manmade, leading to Chance’s murder, which sends Big Jake down the path of vengeance.
“CAROLINA BREEZE” by Denise Hunter . . . Levi Bennett returns to Bluebell, North Carolina, where he struggles to care for his younger siblings and fulfill his parents' retirement dream, an effort that is complicated by a Hollywood star's scandal.
“SECRETS FROM A HAPPY MARRIAGE” by Maisey Yates . . . A mother and her adult daughters reconnect as the proprietors of The Lighthouse Inn B&B forcing them all to revisit their life decisions and find the strength to start over and rely on each other more than ever before.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“WHAT I CARRY” by Jennifer Longo . . . Entering her final year before being released from the foster-care system, a teen who has avoided emotional attachments forges unexpected bonds with three classmates, including a boy who changes her perspectives on everything.
“SUCH A GOOD BOY” by Marianna Coppo . . . For anyone who has ever felt pressure to be "good" at the expense of their own self-expression, and for anyone who has ever owned and loved a dog.
“TRUMAN” by Jean Reidy . . . He may be slow but Truman the turtle is determined to find his girl Sarah, who has boarded a city bus on her way to preschool.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, THE WAY BACK, and ONWARD.