So I guess it comes as no surprise that “Carnal Curiosity” by Stuart Woods would be “Pam’s Pick” for this week. Stone Barrington is back and as always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Stone and his former partner Dino find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, where insider knowledge and access are limited to a privileged few.
New Fiction: “The Cold Nowhere” by Brian Freeman, this is a Jonathan Stride novel. Sixteen-year-old Catalina Mateo shows up unannounced in the middle of the night at Stride’s home, dripping wet from a desperate plunge into the icy waters of Lake Superior. Her clothes are stained with blood. Cat spins a tale of a narrow escape from a shadowy pursuer. Stride decides to trust this girl, but his judgment may be clouded by memories of Cat’s mother. Ten years earlier, Cat hid under the porch of her family home while her mother was brutally butchered by her ex-con father. Stride still blames himself for not preventing the slaughter. But is Cat telling the truth?
“Black Horizon” by James Grippando, this is a Jack Swyteck novel. Swyteck finds himself in the middle of an international legal battle over a Cuban oil spill that sets him on a deadly mission.
“Night Diver” by Elizabeth Lowell, this story plunges into the adventurous and deadly world of underwater treasure hunters. Kate Donnelly left her family salvage business long ago but after a family tragedy she is back. When equipment, treasure, and even divers begin to disappear, Kate knows she must uncover the truth.
“Citadel” by Kate Mosse, this is a mesmerizing World War II story of daring and courage, in which a group of determined women fighting for the French Resistance risk their lives to save their homeland and protect astonishing secrets buried in time in France, 1942.
“Keep Quiet” by Lisa Scottoline, this is the gripping story of one man’s split-second decision to protect his son. Jake Whitmore is enjoying a rare bonding moment with his sixteen-year-old son, Ryan, when disaster strikes. They get in a terrible car accident that threatens to derail not only Kurt’s chances at college, but his entire future. Jake makes a split-second decision that saves his son from formal punishment, but plunges them both into a world of guilt, lies, and secrecy.
“Home to Seaview Key” by Sherryl Woods, this is the second book in the Seaview Key series. Falling for a handsome stranger on the very morning they meet is hardly what recently divorced Abby Miller planned for her return to Seaview Key. Hoping to mend an old friendship and to give back to the community she loves, Abby’s definitely not looking for love. For ex-soldier Seth Landry, Seaview Key seems like the perfect place to heal a broken heart. And when he rescues a beautiful woman on the beach, his nightmares about the past are eclipsed by daydreams about the future.
“The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin, this is an unforgettable tale of transformations and second chances. A.J. has lost his wife and his bookstore sales are down and someone stole his rare collection of Poe poems. But his life changes when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore.
New Christian Fiction: “A Sensible Arrangement” by Tracie Peterson, this is the first book in the Lone Star Brides series. Marty Dandridge Olson is ready to leave behind the pain of the past. Answering an advertisement for a “Lone Star bride,” she leaves her Texas ranch and heads to Denver to marry a man she doesn’t know. Jake Wythe is the man waiting for her. Burned by love, he marries now simply to satisfy the board of Morgan Bank, which believes a man of his standing in society should be wed. Together Jake and Marty agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience. But could a fondness grow between them?
“Seasons of Tomorrow” by Cindy Woodsmall, this is book four in the Amish Vines and Orchards series. Rhonda is happy to be working alongside the King family and the love of her life as they tend and nurture the settlement’s orchard. Yet when Leah King’s involvement with Englischer Landon Olson becomes known outside of the Maine community, her disregard of the Ordnung could threaten all the Orchard Bend Amish. Can the new Amish community unite?
New Non-fiction: “The Confident Mom” by Joyce Meyer, this is book will help you guide your family with God’s strength and wisdom.
“A History of Education in Kentucky” by William E. Ellis, this book illustrates the successes and failures of public and private education in the commonwealth since its settlement.
“Your Baby’s Best Shot” by Stacy Mintzer Herlihy, this book is written for the parent who does not have a background in science, research or medicine and who is confused by the massive amount if information regarding the issue of child vaccines.
“The Good Housekeeping Cookbook” this is the Sunday Dinner collector’s edition with 1275 repices from America’s favorite test kitchen.
“10-Minute Makeup” by Boris Entrup, this book has 50 step-by-step looks from fresh and natural to catwalk chic.
“100 Colorful Granny Squares to Crochet” by Leonie Morgan, this is an easy-to-use, illustrated guide to the basic stitches and techniques needed to crochet granny squares. Includes patterns for one hundred original designs as well as details about how much yarn is needed, mix and match combinations, and ideas on how to use the squares.
“Florida & the South’s Best Trips” this book has 28 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to week long adventures, with maps, detailed directions and expert advice.
“Southwest USA’s Best Trips” this book has 32 amazing road trips from the Grand Canyon to Zion National park, with regional trips and exciting detours.
New Biographies: “You Must Remember This” by Robert J. Wagner, this is Wagner’s tell all of life and style in Hollywood’s Golden Age of movies.
“Things I Should Have Told My Daughter” by Pearl Cleage, this book will take you back to the 1970s and 1980s, retracing her struggles to hone her craft both personal and professional. Though born and raised in Detroit, it was in Atlanta that Cleage encountered the forces that would most shape her experience.
New Audio Books: “Carnal Curiosity” by Stuart Woods, “Home to Seaview Key” by Sherryl Woods, “Open Season” by C.J. Box, and “In too Deep” by Jude Watson.
New CDs: “We are Tonight” by Billy Currington, and “Chicken & Biscuits” by Colt Ford.
New DVDs: “The Book Thief,” “Odd Thomas,” and “Mickey’s Big Splash.”
New TV Season: “Walker Texas Ranger” season one.
New Display: The display case has a wonderful collection of Model Cars & Trucks. The models include: mustangs, Dr. Feelgood’s machine, the Batmobile and many more. This is the collection of Chuck Thomas.
Up Coming Events: May 20 is Family Fun Night at the library. Coastie the Boat will be at the library at 6 p.m. for a special story and family fun time. This event is sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Happy Reading!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.