“Pam’s Pick” this week is the first book in a new series by one of my all-time favorites: Janet Evanovich, it is not a Stephanie Plum but I think you are going to like FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare. She is hot on the trail of a fearless con artist, Nicolas Fox. She is known for getting her man. Soon the two are working together to stop crime.
New Fiction: “Wind Chime Point” by Sherryl Woods this is an Ocean Breeze novel. Gabriella Castle has problems of her own when she meets Wade Johnson who is trying to make some difficult decisions of his own. Wade finds himself in the role of knight in shining armor, but does Gabi need to be rescued? (also in large print)
“Revenge Wears Prada” by Lauren Weisberger, this is the sequel to “The Devil Wears Prada.” Andy Sachs is on top of the world it is her big day, her wedding day. When she discovers a secret letter with crushing implications her jitters turn to dread. She is directly in the path of the devil herself.
“The 9th Girl” by Tami Hoag, investigators Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are back in this haunting new thriller. Doc Holiday chooses his victims in one city and leaving them in another always on holidays. Kovac and Liska must uncover this ruthless killer. (also in large print)
“Sweet Salt Air” by Barbara Delinsky, this is the story of two childhood friends who reunite at a summer retreat. Each one has a secret from long ago that could test their life long relationship. (also in large print)
“The Silver Star” by Jeannette Walls, this is the story of an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world. Bean and Liz go to Virginia to live with their Uncle Tinsley after their mother leaves to find herself. Bean adjusts and makes friends while Liz becomes withdrawn. When something happens to Liz, Bean is left to challenge the injustice of the adult world.
“The Last Original Wife” by Dorothea Benton Frank, this is the story of one woman’s quest to find the love she deserves. Leslie is the last original wife among her husband’s friends. They have all traded the mothers of their children for Barbie brides. Leslie is pushed to the edge decides she needs to find friendship and love in the salty waters of a South Carolina summer.
“Island Girls” by Nancy Thayer, this is the story of three sisters forced to confront the past over one event-filled summer on Nantucket. Arden, Meg, and Jenny are half-sisters and must spend a summer in their late father’s Nantucket house in order to inherit the property. All three thought their uneasy relationships with one another would complicate things, but they find trust forming between them as they deal with their mothers, the men in their lives, and a visitor with shocking news.
“Secrets She Left Behind” by Diane Chamberlain, this is the story of a family pushed to its limits. Keith Weston nearly lost his life in an arson set by his half-sister. When his mother leaves he is left to deal with the pain and scares both psychical and emotional. The closest thing to a family is the one person he despises the most. Will his mother ever return?
New Christian Fiction: “Ray of Light” by Shelley Shepard Gray, this is the second book in the Days of Redemption series. Roman Keim is on vacation in hopes of leaving his family drama behind. He meets a beautiful young widow and her daughter. It is a brief romance or the start of something more?
“The Colonel’s Lady” by Laura Frantz, this is a story of love, faith, and forgiveness. Roxanna is upset to find out her father has been killed in the war just before she gets to the fort. Penniless she goes to work for Colonel McLinn. Can she trust him?
New Non-fiction: “When Will My Grown-up Kid Grow Up?” by Jeffrey Arnett, this book is for parents of whose children 18-29. This is a loving understanding of your emerging adult children.
“Echoes of my Soul” by Robert K. Tanenbaum, this is the story of a shocking law enforcement missteps and cover-ups in the Jancie Wylie and Emily Hoffert murders.
“Fitness Swimming” by Emmett Hines, this book has 60 workouts for speed, endurance, and technique.
“The Autistic Brain” by Temple Grandin, this book is essential for anyone wanting to discover the advances research in to the link of brain science and behavior.
“Off the Eaten Path” by Morgan Murphy, this book offers tasty recipes and delicious stories from the South’s less traveled trails.
“The Handbuilt Home” by Ana White, this book has 34 simple, stylish and budget friendly woodworking projects for every room and everyone.
“American Eden” by Wade Graham, this is the story of our nation and ourselves as told through our country’s most significant gardens, from Monticello to Central Park and the gardens that tell us about who we are.
“Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris, and the Renegades of Nashville” by Michael Streissguth, this is the incredible history of country music and the outlaws who helped make it what it is today.
“Secrets of the National Parks” edited by National Geographic, this guide goes beyond the tourist trails, with 350 tips from local experts, how to find the undiscovered scenic spot and the best places to see wildlife.
“The Royal Family: A Year by Year Chronicle of the House of Windsor” edited by Duncan Hill, this is the story of the Royal House of Windsor from 1917 to the youth of today, William and Kate.
New Audio Books: “Don’t Go” by Lisa Scottoline, and “Balancing Act” by Fern Michaels.
New CDs: “Lost in Love: 54 Favorite Love Songs,” and “Night Visions” by Imagine Dragons.
New DVDs: “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Oz the Great and Powerful,” and “The Natural.”
New TV Season: “The Untouchables” season 1.
New Display: In the display case this month is a unique collection of masks from around the world. This is the collection of Sonya Mahler. Happy Summer Reading!!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.