Ripe summer’s queen
The hey-day of the year
With robes that gleam with sunny sheen
Sweet August doth appear.” by R. Combe Miller
It is hard to believe it is August and school is starting back today! Where has time gone? But there is always time for reading!
“Pam’s Pick” this week is: “The Girls of August” by Anne Rivers Siddons, this is the story of four women who each summer gather for a week of relaxation at a beach house, every year choosing a new location. All are wives of medical students when they begin vacationing together. The annual trip is suspended when one of the friends dies in a tragic accident. What will it take to get the women back together?
New Fiction: “Power Play” by Catherine Coulter, this is an FBI thriller. Natalie Black, U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James, is in trouble in more ways than one. She’s back at home after a smear campaign blamed her for the death of her British fiancé, making her an embarrassment to the president and the secretary of state, both old college friends. And someone is out to kill her. When threats extend to Natalie’s daughter, Perry, FBI Special Agent Davis Sullivan must find the killer.
“Counterfeit Lies” by Oliver North, veteran undercover FBI agent Jake Kruse is asked by a prominent criminal defense attorney to kill the daughter of a local crime boss. What began as a “contract killing” soon captures the attention of the CIA, the U.S. Secret Service, and high-level officials in Washington. Kruse is forced to confront the ultimate moral quandary: doing what’s right when everything seems wrong.
“Blood Red” by Mercedes Lackey, this is an Elemental Masters novel. Little Red Riding Hood’s real name is Gretchen Schwarzwald, and she is from the Black Forest in Germany. Ten years ago, she was orphaned by an evil Earth Master who wanted her parents’ land and killed them all with the werewolves he created. She was rescued by a Fire Master and taught how to use her own Fire Powers. Now another werewolf pack is ravaging Exmoor, and she has come to help London’s White Lodge eradicate it and find and destroy the Elemental Master behind it.
“Suspicion” by Joseph Finder, this is the story of a single father Danny Goodman who suddenly finds himself unable to afford the private school his teenage daughter adores. In what seems like a stroke of brilliant luck, Danny meets Thomas Galvin, the father of his daughter’s new best friend, who also happens to be one of the wealthiest men in Boston. Galvin is aware of Danny’s situation and out of the blue offers a $50,000 loan to help Danny cover his daughter’s tuition. Uncomfortable but desperate, Danny takes the money, promising to pay Galvin back. What transpires is something Danny never imagined.
New Christian Fiction: “Seagrass Pier” by Colleen Coble, this is a Hope Beach novel. Widow Elin’s heart transplant gave her a second chance at life. Unfortunately, the donor was a murdered woman, and now news of Elin’s recurring dreams of the woman’s death have hit the press. With each dream, Elin remembers more details about the murder and is close to learning the killer’s identity. Will the killer be after her next?
“A Moment in Time” by Tracie Peterson, this is the second book in the Lone Star Bride series. When Alice relocated to a ranch near Dallas it is the answer to her prayers. Robert captures her attention because he is unlike any man Alice has ever known. Robert doesn’t worry about the obstacles that stand in their way, and he hardly seems to notice the scar she bears.
New Mystery: “Vertigo 42” by Martha Grimes, this is a Richard Jury mystery. Richard Jury meets Tom Williamson, a friend of a friend who is convinced his wife, Tess, was murdered 17 years ago. Tess’s death was ruled accidental a fall caused by vertigo. Jury agrees to re-examine the case. A young girl’s fatal fall at a child’s party 22 years ago at Tom and Tess’s home may be connected. After an elegantly dressed woman falls from a tower near a pub that Jury and his cronies frequent, and her estranged husband is later found dead, Jury begins to suspect that the now grown ‘children’ from Tess’s ill-fated party are the key to solving these interwoven mysteries.
New Non-fiction: “Fodor’s Essential Europe” this book has the best of 24 exceptional countries of Europe. This book has tips for must see attractions, hotels, restaurants with color photos and helpful maps.
“The Women’s Basketball Drill Book” by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, this book has more than 180 drills from the game’s top coaches.
“How to Raise Pigs” by Philip Harheider, this book has everything you need to know on how to choose and buy your pigs, how to house and feed them and managing your herd.
“Parenting Mentally Ill Children” by Craig Winston LeCroy, this book will help with caring, supporting, and surviving the system to help you understand the needs of your child.
“Been Coming Through Some Hard Times” by Jack Glazier, this is the unique study of race and racism across two centuries in Western Kentucky.
“A History of the Amish” by Steven M. Nolt, this is the story of how the Amish have survived for over 300 years. The history began in Europe and came to North America to maintain their beliefs and traditions.
“The Numerology Bible” by Teresa Moorey, this is the definitive guide to the power of numbers in your life and what they mean.
New Biographies: “Balancing it All” by Candace Cameron Bure, this is her story on how to juggle your priorities and your purpose all while keeping a Christian attitude.
“Diary of a Mad Diva” by Joan Rivers, this is the results of Joan’s daughter giving her a diary for Christmas. She begins recording her day-to-day musings, and she realizes she has a lot to say.
New Audio Books: “Mr. Mercedes” by Stephen King, “Nantucket Sisters” by Nancy Thayer, “Heaven is for Real” by Todd Burpo, and “The Emperor’s Code” by Gordon Korman.
New CDs: “Platinum” by Miranda Lambert, and “Everlasting” by Martina McBride.
New DVDs: “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” “Soldier Love Story,” and “Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight.”
New TV Season: “Family Matters” season 1. Happy Reading!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.