John L. Street Library Notes
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Happy May Day! Have you ever wonder about May Day? May Day was celebrated by some early European settlers in America by making May Baskets. These are small baskets usually filled with flowers or treats and left at someone’s doorstep. The giver rings the bell and runs away. The person receiving the basket tries to catch the fleeing giver. If they catch the person, a kiss is exchanged. My May Day surprise is I have two ‘Pam’s Picks.” I just could not decide which one I liked the best. “Unintended Consequences” by Stuart Woods, this is a Stone Barrington novel. Stone is in Europe and finds himself at the center of a mystery that is even by his standards most odd. My other pick, “Daddy’s Gone A Hunting” by Mary Higgins Clark, this dark secrets from a family’s past threating the lives of two sisters.

New Fiction: “Quinn” by R.C. Ryan, this is the first book in the Wyoming Sky series. Quinn has spent his entire life taking care of his younger brothers and his ranch. Cheyenne is no stranger to tragedy and has a hard time excepting Quinn’s help. Soon the two learn that to survive they must put their cherished freedom and their hearts at risk.

“And Then She Fell” by Stephanie Laurens, this is a Cynster Sisters Duo novel. Henrietta Cynster is known as the Matchbreaker. She has a special talent for making sure that bad marriages never happen. After breaking up one couple, Henrietta is obligated to find the perfect bride for the debonair James. The assignment proves to be a challenging one. In spite of her personal denials of love, she and James are drawn to each other.

“No Way Back” by Andrew Gross, this is a riveting tale full of twists and thrilling surprises. Lauritzia and Wendy are two women with nothing in common except they both have deadly secrets. The two must help each other to get to the truth.

New Christian Fiction: “Love’s Reckoning” by Laura Frantz, this is the first book in the Ballantyne legacy series. Silas is a blacksmith apprentice who wants to get his craftsmanship and go out west. Little does he know that his boss has other plans. And whose plans that includes marrying one of his daughters.

New Mysteries: “Widow’s Tears” by Susan Witting Albert, this is a China Bayles mystery. China is drawn into the mystery of a haunted house that opens the door to some very real danger.

“The Territory” by Taicia Fields, this is a Josie Grey mystery. Police Chief Josie Grey has her hands full with the folks of Artemis in western Texas. After arresting one of the drug cartel’s hit men and killing another, Josie finds her life at risk for doing a job that many people would rather see her quit.

New Large Print: “By His Majesty’s Grace” by Jennifer Blake, this is the first book in the Three Graces of Graydon series. This is the story of sisters bearing an ominous curse: any man betrothed to them without love is doomed to die.

“Waiting for Morning” by Margaret Brownley, this is book two in the Brides of Last Chance Ranch series. Molly blames herself for the accident that left her brother in a wheelchair. She decides to take a job to put a roof over their heads. But she didn’t plan on meeting and falling in love with Dr. Fairbanks. (This is a Christian fiction)

New Non-fiction: “The New Mind of the South” by Tracy Thompson, this book upends stereotypes and fallacies to reveal the true heart of the South today. A region still misunderstood by outsiders and even by its own people.

“Clean” by David Sheff, this book will change not only how you look at drug abuse, but also what you think should be done about it.

“Mafia Prince” by Philip Leonetti, this is the inside story of America’s most violent crime family and the bloody fall of La Cosa Nostra.

“Salt, Sugar, Fat” by Michael Moss, this is an inside look into the world’s largest processed food companies and how we eat so much salt, sugar, and fat.

“Breakfast for Dinner” by Lindsay Landis & Taylor Hackbarth, this book has recipes for everything you would want for breakfast from frittata Florentine, to sunny-side-up burgers and much more.

“501 Decorating Ideas Under $100” by Better Homes and Gardens, this book will show you how to get the look you want without blowing your budget.

“Icons of the Highway” by Tony & Eva Worobiec, this book celebrates small town America in pictures. The is a journey from the far north to the desert towns of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, with pictures of diners, movie houses, theater and launderette from years gone by.

New Biographies: “Mom & Me & Mom” by Maya Angelou, this is the never before told story of Maya and her mother, she preferred to call “Lady.”

“The Borgias: the Hidden History” by G. J. Meyer, this is the startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history.

New Reference Books: “Peterson’s Scholarships, Grants & Prizes, 2013,” “Kovel’s Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, 2013,” “Beckett Almanac of Baseball Cards & Collectibles,” and “Beckett Basketball Card Price Guide, 2013.”

New Audio Books: “Robert B. Parker’s Ironhorse” by Robert Knott, and “Carrot Cake Murder” by Joanne Fluke.

New CDs: “Tornado” by Little Big Town, and “Pioneer” by The Band Perry.

New DVDs: “Les Miserables,” “Prometheus,” and “Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure.”

New TV Season: “Cheers” first season.

BOOK SALE: Spring Book Sale starts Thursday, May 2- Saturday May 4. We have lots of great books for sale! Stop by for some really good bargains. Happy Reading!

The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.
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