John L. Street Library Notes for Wednesday, Aug. 21
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Summer is almost at the end. But there is always time for one more good summer read!

“Pam’s Pick” this week: “Hotshot” by Julie Garwood, this is a contemporary romance. Peyton and her sisters have inherited a small oceanfront resort and must show a profit the first year to keep it. When countless challenges start happening Peyton refuses to be intimidated until she is almost killed. She calls her child hood friend and protector FBI agent Finn MacBain. He saved her life as a child can he do it again?

New Fiction: “Light of the World” by James Lee Burke, this is a Dave Robicheaux novel. Robicheaux and his family are on vacation in Montana when a series of events leads them to believe their lives are in danger. When the face of a known serial killer thought to have died in a transport van crash is seen Robicheaux knows he is up against the most evil villain he has ever faced. Can he catch him?

“The Confessions of Al Capone” by Loren D. Estleman, this is a biographical novel on the infamous Mobster known as Scarface. He rose to the top of the Chicago Mob as the boss and a thorn in J. Edgar Hoover’s side.

“The White Princess” by Philippa Gregory, this is book five in the Cousins’ War series. This is the story of Elizabeth of York, the daughter of the White Queen.

“Stranded” by Alex Kava, this is a Maggie O’Dell novel. O’Dell is on the hunt for a madman terrorizing the nation’s highways, a serial killer who likes to torment his victim before he kills them. Her search takes her to a lucky but traumatized college student who barely escaped from the killer. Now the killer is after her. Will she get him before he gets her?

“Stepping Stone and Love Machine” by Walter Mosley, these are two short novels, that are two of the six fragments in the Crosstown to Oblivion novels. In each story someone in our world today is given insight into long pondered mysteries. What they do with the answers is what is so exciting.

“The Lemon Orchard” by Luanne Rice, this is a story about the redemptive power of compassion and the kind of love that seems to find us when we need it most. When Julia meets Roberto they both have heartbreaking stories of loss. Julia lost her husband and daughter in a car accident. Roberto’s daughter lost but never found. Now the two despite the odds are on a mission to find out what happened to her. (this book is also in large print)

“Engagements” by J. Courtney Sullivan, this is a novel about marriage. The story of four couples linked over several decades by one diamond ring, and the woman who launched the most famous diamond campaign in the world.

New Christian fiction: “My Foolish Heart” by Susan May Warren, this is a Deep Haven novel. Isadora hosts a popular radio talk show on romance. Even though she is not sure if love is worth the risk herself. But she starts having feelings for a caller, a man she is sure is honest, charming and sensitive. Little does she know he is the man next door.

“A Home at Trail’s End” by Melody Carlson, this is the third book in the Homeward on the Oregon Trail series. Elizabeth and her children have reached the Oregon Country, but Eli the wagon train scout who captured her heart is continuing on the trail. As the community begins to grow Eli comes back to propose. Will Elizabeth say yes? (this book is in large print)

“The Gunsmith’s Gallantry” by Susan Page Davis, this is the second book in the Ladies’ Shooting Club series. Schoolmarm Isabel Fennel has a problem. A man claiming to be her uncle came to town and then disappeared. Can the sheriff and the Ladies’ Shooting Club discover what has happened? (this book is in large print)

New Mystery: “Nemesis” by Bill Pronzini, this is a Nameless Detective Mystery. Nameless and his partner Tamara must help clear Jake Runyon of legal vendetta and at the same time he must overcome a deadly threat to his own safety.

New Non-fiction: “Duel with the Devil” by Paul Collins, this is the true story of how Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr teamed up to take on America’s first sensational murder mystery.

“Encyclopedia of Animals” edited by Parragon House, this is a family reference guide that is packed with wonderful color photographs and illustrations of the amazing animals that live alongside us on earth.

“The Homeplace History and Receipt Book” by Geraldine Ann Marshall, this book has the history, folklore, and recipes from life on the 1850 Homeplace at LBL.

“65 Things to Do When You Retire: Travel” by travel experts, this book reveals fun places and new horizons to explore in your retirement years.

“Keyboard Player’s Chord Bible” by Paul Lennon, this book has over 500 illustrated chords for all styles of music.

“Great Movies: 100 Years of Film” by Andrew Heritage, this book refers to over 1,000 movies, with over 600 movie stills and posters.

“Parenting Young Athletes” by Frank Smoll, this book will help you develop champions in sports and life.

New Audio Books: “Joyland” by Stephen King, “Hunting Eve” by Iris Johansen, “The Rest of Her Life” by Laura Moriarty, and “Welcome to Camden Falls” by Ann M. Martin.

New CDs: “Every Man Should Know” by Harry Connick, Jr., and “Beautiful Ballads & Love Songs” by Miles Davis.

New DVDs: “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “Hope Springs,” and “American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky.”

New TV Season: “The Nanny” Season two.

Story Time: Ms. Cheryl will be starting Story Time again on Sept. 4. Sign your kids up soon! Happy Reading!

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