Allison Public Library Notes 9/27
“WALKING SHADOWS” by Faye Kellerman . . . Detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, risk life and limb to solve a pair of brutal murders that may be tied to a crime from more than twenty years ago.
“SAFE AND SOUND” by Fern Michaels . . . Learning that a deceased former client's young prodigy son is being increasingly subjected to danger by greedy caregivers, Isabelle summons the Sisterhood to protect the boy and search for one of their own who has gone missing.
“THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN” by Bryan Reardon . . . Unable to find her husband after a terrorist explosion in New York City, Julia Swann frantically searches for him while recalling their life together, until troubling new developments raise questions about his behavior and his failure to contact her.
“MARRY ME BY SUNDOWN” by Johanna Lindsey . . . An American heiress turns to a rugged mountain man to help her locate her father's fortune in gold fever-stricken 1880s Montana.
“THE LOST VINTAGE” by Ann Mah . . . A woman who returns to her family's ancestral vineyard in Burgundy unexpectedly uncovers a lost diary, an unknown relative, and a secret that her family has been keeping since World War II.
“BLUE RIDGE SUNRISE” by Denise Hunter . . . When she inherits the family peach orchard, Zoe Collins, who swore she would never return home, is forced to come back to Copper Creek, where she faces tensions with her boyfriend and renewed feelings for her first love.
“THE MIDDLEMAN” by Olen Steinhauer . . . The rise and fall of a domestic left-wing terrorist group is traced from the perspectives of an FBI agent, an undercover agent, a convert and a writer on the sidelines.
“LAIRD OF THE BLACK ISLE” by Paula Quinn . . . When he learns that his young daughter, who was supposedly killed along with his wife, might still be alive, Lachlan MacKenzie, with nothing left to lose, kidnaps a lass from the MacGregor clan for an exchange, but soon finds his mission compromised by his feelings for his beautiful, stubborn captive.
“UNSHAKABLE HOPE” by Max Lucado . . . Offers encouraging, practical advice for overcoming difficult circumstances and creating a better future, focusing on twelve of God's promises and how considering them can help one meet challenges, find security, and make wise decisions.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE 91-STORY TREEHOUSE” by Andy Griffiths . . . When their over-the-top ideas expand their amazing treehouse to include a giant submarine sandwich shop and a human pinball machine, Andy and Terry find themselves babysitting Mr. Big Nose's three troublesome grandkids.
“FRANKENCRAYON” by Michael Hall . . . When scribbles on their pages force the crayons to cancel their thrilling retelling of Frankencrayon, the crayons playing the title role think of a creative solution.
“BEAR PICKS A PUMPKIN” by Katelyn VanKooten . . . Bear is on a quest to find the perfect pumpkin. Will he choose a tall one? A tiny one? One with stripes? Or perhaps a pumpkin white as snow?