Allison Public Library Notes 11/08
“A WILLING MURDER” by Jude Deveraux . . . After two bodies are found in a quiet Florida community, old secrets and deadly grudges are exposed, prompting retired novelist Sara Medlar, her niece Kate, and long-term houseguest Jackson to team up to try to unmask the killer.
“FIELD OF BONES” by J.A. Jance . . . Sheriff Joanna Brady is pulled out of maternity leave by a serial homicide case that rocks Cochise County, forcing her into a complex investigation involving multiple jurisdictions.
“FOE” by Iain Reid . . . In a novel set in the near-future, a rural's life is disrupted when the man is called for a distant mission, and his wife receives an unconventional replacement so he won't be missed.
“THE GOVERNESS GAME” by Tessa Dare . . . After taking on a governess position to try and transform two wild orphans into proper ladies, Alexandra Mountbatten must also contend with the girls' guardian, a notorious rake.
“THE 7 1/2 DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE” by Stuart Turton . . . Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden Bishop must solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle in order to escape the curse in a world filled with enemies where nothing and no one are quite what they seem.
“WHERE SHADOWS MEET” by Colleen Coble . . . Hannah is distraught when her parents are murdered—but what makes it worse is that she should have been at home with them . . . not meeting her forbidden love, Reece. Unable to face the community and her guilt, she runs away and marries him. But Reece isn’t the man she thought he was.
“THE AIR YOU BREATHE” by Frances De Pontes Peebles . . . In 1930s Brazil, an orphaned kitchen maid and the reckless daughter of a sugar baron bond over their shared passion for music and embark on a volatile friendship marked by their ambitions to escape, their changing fortunes, and unexpected fame.
“A TALL, DARK COWBOY CHRISTMAS” by Maisey Yates . . . Grant Dodge didn’t expect to find a woman sleeping in an abandoned cabin on his family ranch. Or to find her so intriguing. Unlike every other woman in town, McKenna Tate doesn’t know Grant’s a widower. There’s no pity in the looks she gives him. Can McKenna heal Grant's broken heart?
“THIS IS THE DAY” by Tim Tebow . . . Offers inspiration and guidance for readers to begin to move beyond fear and take risks in pursuit of their dreams, so that they can live a life of deeper meaning and success.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“TWELVE STEPS TO NORMAL” by Farrah Penn . . . Upon returning from a year in Oregon to Texas and her alcoholic father, Kira is distressed to find three of her father's rehab friends staying at her home, while her own friends seem distant.
“PET THE KITTY AND THE GROOVY PLAYDATE” by James Dean . . . A first Pete the Kitty picture book finds his friendship with Grumpy Toad challenged by the latter's reluctance to share his blocks, trucks or superhero cape.
“I AM ENOUGH” by Grace Byers . . . Shares a story of loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another.
“QUIET PLEASE, OWEN MCPHEE” by Trudy Ludwig . . . Owen McPhee doesn't just like to talk, he LOVES to talk. He spends every waking minute chattering away at his teachers, his classmates, his parents, his dog, and even himself. But all that talking can get in the way of listening. And when Owen wakes up with a bad case of laryngitis, it gives him a much-needed opportunity to hear what others have to say.