It always amazes me that the month of December gets here so fast and when I was a child it took what seemed like forever to get here.
“Pam’s Picks” this week for Christmas, “Merry Christmas, Alex Cross” by James Patterson. Alex is helping another family on Christmas Eve and may need a miracle to make it through alive.
My non-holiday pick, “Notorious Nineteen” by Janet Evanovich, this is a Stephanie Plum novel. Stephanie is on a big case and needs Grandma Mazur to go undercover. This is going to be funny.
New Fiction: “”People of the Black Sun” by Kathleen O’Neal Gear and Michael Gear, this is book four in the Iroquois Quartet. Dekanawida has prophesied destruction if the warfare continues. One by one, things start coming true, Dekanawida has one last chance to convince the People of the Mountain to join the League and save their world from utter destruction.
“Heron’s Cove” by Carla Neggers, this is a Sharpe & Donovan novel. Agents Sharpe and Donovan must decide whether working alone or standing together is the only way to outwit an enemy set to tear them apart.
“Bianca” by Bertrice Small, this is the first book in the Silk Merchant’s Daughters series. Silk merchant Giovanni and his wife want to marry their daughters to wealthy men. But when their son’s dangerous indiscretion implicates him in a tragic accident, it is their eldest daughter who must pay the price. Blackmailed by the powerful Sebastiano Rovere, Giovanni must give his beautiful Bianca in marriage to Rovere to buy his silence.
“The Sins of the Mother” by Danielle Steel, this is the story of a mother’s unconditional love. Olivia plans a family vacation with her adult children. Soon she discovers that the mistakes that they blamed her for are now the same ones there are making with their own families.
“The Perfect Hope” by Nora Roberts, this is the final book in the Inn Boonsboro Trilogy. Ryder is the hardest of the Montgomery brothers to figure out. But when he puts on a tool belt no woman can resist his sexy swagger.
“Poseidon’s Arrow” by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler, this is a Dirk Pitt novel. NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his team go on a desperate international chase to find a missing attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds.
New Christian Fiction: “The Amish Bride” by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould, this is the third book in the Women of Lancaster County series. Ella wants to marry Ezra who adores her but his family wants him to marry within his own faith.
“Wolfsbane” by Ronie Kendig, this is book three in the Discarded Heroes series. Danielle and her Army Corps of Engineers team are captured. Will she live long enough to make those responsible pay?
“A Season of Angels” by Thomas Kinkade & Katherine Spencer, this is a Cape Light novel. Adele has returned to Cape Light to mend the relationship between her feuding sons and bring everyone together for the holidays.
New Large Print: “When Calls the Heart” and “When Comes the Spring” by Janette Oke, these are books 1 & 2 in the Canadian West series.
New Non-fiction: “Baby Crochet” by Sandy Powers, this book has 20 crochet patterns for babies, newborn to 24 months.
“Southern Living 2012 Annual Recipes” by the editors of Southern Living, this book has over 750 recipes from the 2012 magazines.
“Easy Upgrades, Built-ins, Shelves, and Storage” from This Old House, this book will help you maximize your square footage, and get organized with smart ideas for cabinets, bookcases, and built-in furniture.
“The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth” by John C. Maxwell, if you live them and you will reach your potential.
“Amazing Cat Facts and Trivia” by Tammy Gagne, this book will help you understand more about your fluffy friend and maybe fascinate you with some facts from the mysterious world of cats.
“The Generals” by Thomas E. Ricks, this is the story of American military command from World War II to the present.
“A Disability History of the United States” by Kim E. Nielsen, these are the stories of experiences of people with disabilities.
“Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves” by Henry Wiencek, this book is based on new information coming from archaeological work at Monticello.
New Biographies: “The Glitter and the Gold: the American Duchess in Her Own Words” by Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, this is the story of a young and beautiful lady who is heir to a vast family fortune. She married the ninth Duke of Marlborough. She gives us first hand insight into life in the English society in the Edwardian era.
“Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit” by J. R. Martinez, this is the incredible story of Private Martinez’s tragedy in Iraq to his recovery and the indomitable spirit that has made him an inspiration to countless fans.
“Twitch Upon A Star: the Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery” by Herbie J. Pilato,
New Audio Books: “Merry Christmas, Alex Cross” by James Patterson, “Dream Team” by Jack McCallum, “Delusion in Death” by J. D. Robb, ”Severe Clear” by Stuart Woods, “The Perfect Hope” by Nora Roberts, “The Sins of the Mother” by Danielle Steel, and “Undead and Unstable” by Mary Janice Davidson, and “Sweet Talk” by Julie Garwood.
New CDs: “Merry Christmas, Baby” by Rod Stewart, “Christmas All-Time Greatest Records” volumes 1 & 2, “Cheers, it’s Christmas” by Blake Shelton, and “On This Winter’s Night” by Lady Antebellum.
New DVDs: “The Ides of March,” “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” “Magic Mike,” “Love Begins,” “Arthur Christmas,” “Ice Age: a Mammoth Christmas Special,” and “A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride.”
New TV Season: “The Tudors” second season and “House, M.D.” second season. Seasons Reading!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.