biting chills, and
white snow fluffed hills
Valentine’s day, oh how gay!
Presidents ‘ Day is coming our way.
February, sweet and small, greatest month of all.”
by Eric Lies
February is the best month to curl up on the couch with a good book. “Pam’s Pick” this week is a very good book. “Collateral Damage” by Stuart Woods, this is a Stone Barrington novel. Stone follows the trail of a killer and learns just how far some people will go to wreak vengeance.
New Fiction: “Robert B. Parker’s Ironhorse” by Robert Knott, this is a Virgil Cole novel. Cole and Hitch on their first assignment as territorial marshals are to escort Mexican prisoners to the border by train. When the governor of Texas and family get on the train matters change. They soon find themselves in the midst of a gang of outlaws. Can they save everyone and keep their prisoners?
“Collateral” by Ellen Hopkins, this is the story of a young woman torn between passionate first love and the reality of war. Ashley never thought she would be a military wife. But when she met Cole he didn’t match the stereotype of a solider. After five years and four deployments, Ashley wonders what life might be like outside the shadow of war.
“Luck of the Draw” by Piers Anthony this is a new escapade in the Chronicles of Xanth. Bryce is at the end of a long life when he discovers a magical box in his garage. The box transports him to Xanth and gives him a younger body. In order to stay and keep the younger body he must beat three cosmic Demons. His only advantage is a magical pen and pad. Whatever he draws will come to life. Can he draw himself out of this challenge?
“Prodigal Son” by Collen McCullough, this is a Carmine Delmonico novel. Carmine and his detectives must follow a long line of murders to find a killer involved in biochemical techniques.
“Daddy Love” by Joyce Carol Oates, this is the story of the terrible bond between victims and predators. Daddy Love has abducted, abused and emotionally crippled young boys for years. He brainwashes them into believing they are his sons. His latest victim, Robbie struggles to keep going and is determined to get free.
“Footprints in the Sand” by Mary Jane Clark, this is a Piper Donovan mystery. Piper is not only the maid of honor but making the wedding cake for her cousins wedding. When a bridesmaid ends up dead, Piper must find the killer too.
New Christian Fiction: “You Don’t Know Me” by Susan May Warren, this is a Deep Haven novel. Annalise couldn’t be more unprepared for her past to catch up with her. When Agent Frank Harrison arrives with news that the man she testified against is out on bail and out for revenge, Annalise is forced to face the consequences of her secrets. Will she run again, or will she finally find the grace to trust those she loves?
“The Protector” by Shelley Shepard Gray, this is book two in the Families of Honor series. Ella’s mother passes away and she must sell the farm. Loyal Weaver buys the farm but secretly hopes Ella will once again live in the house as his wife. Will she risk everything for the love she’s always wanted?
New Christian Fiction in Large Print: “A Heart Divided” by Kathleen Morgan this is the first book in the Heart of the Rockies series. The Caldwells and the Wainwrights have been feuding for decades. Sarah Caldwell is supposed to distract the ranch hand on the Wainwright ranch while her brothers rob it. But Cord Wainwright drags her off to the ranch until the sheriff can get there. Soon Cord and Sarah find they have feeling for each other.
“To Win Her Heart” by Karen Witemeyer, this is the story of love and trust. Eden was reluctant to trust the new blacksmith in town when he comes to borrow a book. Soon she believes he is the man of her dreams.
New Non-fiction: “Golf Magazine’s Big Book of Basics” edited by Golf Magazine, this book will help lower your scores, with the ultimate step-by-step instructions.
“Weelicious” by Catherine McCord, this book has 140 fast, fresh, and easy recipes, to help you to get your kids to eat right.
“The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France,” by Tyler Hamilton, this book has it all the stories behind the doping, cover-ups, and winning at all costs.
“Prayfit” by Jimmy Pena, this is your guide to a healthy body and a stronger faith in 28 days.
“The Ultimate Guide to Muscle Cars” by Jim Glastonbury, this book is full of photographs of cars that once raced the streets in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s.
“The Shack Revisited” by C. Baxter Kruger, PH.D, this is the revisited story of a man who was lifted from despair through his life-altering encounter with God.
“With Amusement for All” by LeRoy Ashby, this is the history of American popular culture since 1930.
New Biography: “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: the Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis” by Timothy Egan, this is the story of the most famous photographs in Native American history and the brilliant man who made them.
New Audio Books: “The Unexpected Husband” by Debbie Macomber, “The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection” by Alexander McCall Smith, and “She’s Come Undone” by Wally Lamb.
New CDs: “Looking 4 Myself” by Usher, and “Blunderbuss” by Jack White. New DVDs: “Madea’s Witness Protection,” “Like Dandelion Dust,” “The Grey,” and “The Pirates! Band of Misfits.”
New TV Season: “Criminal Minds” first season.
Computer Classes: Basic Internet classes will be Monday Feb. 11, and 25 at 10 a.m. Call to get signed up.
Tax Service: Yes, the wonderful volunteers at RSVP will be doing taxes again this year. Call the library for an appointment 270-522-6301. Happy Reading!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.