Monday, August 29, 2016

Adult Summer Reading - Week 8 - Monday





Bachelor Unleashed
Bachelor Unleashed
By Jackson, Brenda
2010-11 - Kimani Press
9780373861880 Check Our Catalog


Farrah Holloway has never forgotten the hot, fleeting affair she had with Xavier Kane. Getting together with him again is a fantasy come true. She certainly doesn't expect the footloose bachelor to change his ways. But this time around, Xavier wants more. Original.
HPL patron: Never say you're not going to fall in love again.
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Clawback
Clawback
By Jance, J. A.
2016-03 - Touchstone Books
9781501110726 Check Our Catalog

In "New York Times" bestselling author J.A. Jance's latest thriller, Ali Reynolds faces her most controversial mystery yet, solving the murder of a man whose Ponzi scheme bankrupted hundreds of people, and left them seeking justice or revenge.

When Ali's parents lose their life savings to a Ponzi scheme, her father goes to confront his long-time friend and financial advisor, only to
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Dark Rival
Dark Rival
By Joyce, Brenda
2007-10 - Harlequin Books
9780373772193 Check Our Catalog

In this second book of Joyces paranormal romance series, Black Royce is a battle-hardened soldier of the gods. Hes sent to New York City to protect a Healer. The moment Royce sees beautiful Allie Monroe, he knows she will be his only weakness. Original. …More


Hide Away
Hide Away
By Johansen, Iris
2016-04 - St. Martin's Press
9781250075826 Check Our Catalog


DARK SECRETS

World-famous forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has landed in a well-guarded hospital room in Carmel, California. But hidden danger looms for Eve, her beloved Joe Quinn, and Cara Delaney, the young girl they've both sworn to protect. With Cara's enemies on the move, Eve has no choice but to flee the hospital no matter what the doctors say. Her protective instincts in full
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Midnight Kisses
Midnight Kisses
By Jordan, Wayne
2010-09 - Kimani Press
9780373861828 Check Our Catalog

His faith shattered by loss, Daniel Buchanan has built a cocoon around his heart, spending his days counseling troubled teens. But his life changes the night he meets Renee Walker. The dedicated social worker reawakens something in him, her kisses igniting a firestorm of desire that takes the widowed minister by surprise.
After being left at the altar, Renee isn't ready to love and lose again. …More


Saved by Her Embrace
Saved by Her Embrace
By Jordan, Wayne
2011-06 - Kimani Press
9780373862191 Check Our Catalog


After dumping her cheating boyfriend, Sandra Walters doesn't trust men--especially men in white coats. So when Tory Whitehall turns up in Barbados, she vows to steer clear of the handsome surgeon. Can Troy change her mind? Original.
HPL patron: Love waits for no one.
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The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
By Junger, Sebastian
2009-06 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393337013 Check Our Catalog

The incredible true story of a tempest born from so rare a combination of factors it was deemed "perfect" and of the doomed Boston boat with her crew of six fishermen that was helpless in the midst of a force beyond comprehension. …More


Summer's Crossing
Summer's Crossing
By Kagawa, Julie
2011-06 - Harlequin Teen
9781459206403 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: As an Iron Fey Novella, I was intrigued by the story containing fairies of different seasons. Interestingly enough, I plan to check out the rest of the Iron Fey series.
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Summer
Summer
By Kingsbury, Karen
2007-08 - Tyndale House Publishers
9780842387484 Check Our Catalog


A New Beginning

Hollywood actor Dayne Matthews and Katy Hart are married and living in Bloomington, Indiana, where Dayne has found a solution to his on-camera love scenes-he wants Katy to star in his next film. Katy wins the part and is cast opposite her superstar husband. The story of a small-town girl's dream come true is too much for the press to resist, and in an effort to
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Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad
Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad
By Kirkpatrick, Melanie
2012-09 - Encounter Books
9781594036330 Check Our Catalog


From the world's most repressive state comes rare good news: the escape to freedom of a small number of its people. It is a crime to leave North Korea. Yet increasing numbers of North Koreans dare to flee. They go first to neighboring China, which rejects them as criminals, then on to Southeast Asia or Mongolia, and finally to South Korea, the United States, and other free countries. They …More


Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
By Kiyosaki, Robert T.
2011-06 - Plata Publishing
9781612680002 Check Our Catalog


Taking to heart the message that the poor and middle class work for money, but the rich have money work for them, the authors lay out a financial philosophy based on the principle that income-generating assets always provide healthier bottom-line results.
HPL patron: Interesting book about a young man who was able to know a rich man and his father who had completely …More


Secret Sisters
Secret Sisters
By Krentz, Jayne Ann
2015-12 - Berkley Books
9780399174483 Check Our Catalog

No one does romantic suspense better than Jayne Ann Krentz. Now, the New York Times bestselling author of "Trust No One" and "River Road" delivers a novel that twists and turns into a read that will leave you breathless.

Madeline and Daphne were once as close as sisters until a secret tore them apart. Now it might take them to their graves.

They knew his name, the man who
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In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
By Larson, Erik
2011-05 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307408846 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Chautauqua Prize (2012), Washington State Book Award (2012)


The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. Written by the bestselling author of "Devil in the White City, In the Garden of Beasts" lends a stunning, eyewitness …More


Before the Wind
Before the Wind
By Lynch, Jim
2016-04 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307958983 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Book was a little difficult for me to follow since I am not a sailor, so I wasn't familiar with the terminology. It had a good story to it about family.
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In the Cold Dark Ground
In the Cold Dark Ground
By MacBride, Stuart
2016-04 - HarperCollins
9780008144890 Check Our Catalog


THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER
The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of THE MISSING AND THE DEAD and A SONG FOR THE DYING.
Sergeant Logan McRae is in trouble
His missing-persons investigation has just turned up a body in the woods naked, hands tied behind its back, and a bin bag duct-taped over its head. The Major Investigation Team charges up from Aberdeen, …More


A Girl's Guide to Moving on
A Girl's Guide to Moving on
By Macomber, Debbie
2016-02 - Ballantine Books
9780553391923 Check Our Catalog

"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER In this powerful and uplifting novel, a mother and her daughter-in-law bravely leave their troubled marriages and face the challenge of starting over. Leaning on each other, Nichole and Leanne discover that their inner strength and capacity for love are greater than they ever imagined.

When Nichole discovers that her husband, Jake, has been unfaithful, the
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Losing Me
Losing Me
By Margolis, Sue
2015-07 - New American Library
9780451471840 Check Our Catalog

The compulsively readable (Susie Essman, actress, "Curb Your Enthusiasm") author of "Best Supporting Role" delivers a new novel of one woman who's stretched so thin, she almost disappears...

Knocking on sixty, Barbara Stirling is too busy to find herself, while caring for her mother, husband, children, and grandchildren. But when she loses her job, everything changes. Exhausted,
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Dangerous Behavior
Dangerous Behavior
By Marks, Walter
2002-11 - Carroll & Graf Publishers
9780786710430 Check Our Catalog

From an Emmy Award-winning author comes a high-voltage psychological thriller, whose film rights have already been sold to Paramount/Scott Rudin. Charged with suspense, this taut debut crime novel pits the rigorously trained mind of a promising young psychiatrist, David Rothberg, against the acute--if warped--wits of a convicted murderer in a maximum security prison. …More


Christmas Mourning
Christmas Mourning
By Maron, Margaret
2010-12 - Thorndike Press
9781410430014 Check Our Catalog

A community is devastated after a cheerleader dies in a car crash. Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant soon learns that her death was not a simple accident, and more lives may be lost unless he and Judge Deborah Knott can discover why she died. …More


High Country Fall
High Country Fall
By Maron, Margaret
2004-10 - Thorndike Press
9780786269365 Check Our Catalog

Judge Deborah Knott has agreed to "tie the knot" with childhood friend Deputy Sheriff Dwight Bryant, and her relatives believe it's the love match of the century. Deborah now wonders whether friendship, history, and good sex are enough to make a marriage. Her antidote for cold feet? Heading for the Blue Ridge Mountains to fill in for a vacationing judge in the beautiful - and deadly - town of …More


Home Fires
Home Fires
By Maron, Margaret
1998-12 - Mysterious Press
9780892966554 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Agatha Awards (1998), Macavity Award (1999)

One place the two Souths - black and white - meet is in Judge Deborah Knott's courtroom. Busy with her reelection campaign and building a new house on land that has been in her family for generations, Deborah has both deep roots and a professional stake in her community. She's shaken when her nephew A.K. is arrested with a group of vandalizing teens at a local cemetery. Torn between her duty as a …More


Slow Dollar
Slow Dollar
By Maron, Margaret
2002-08 - Mysterious Press
9780892967643 Check Our Catalog

For Judge Knott, the case before her seems to be an ordinary misdemeanor--except that the personal property that's been destroyed is an inflatable carnival ride. When the carnival comes to her own town a few weeks later, Deborah soon discovers there's nothing ordinary about this rag-tag collection of rides and games. …More


Tears of the Giraffe
Tears of the Giraffe
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2005-11 - Pantheon Books
9780375423888 Check Our Catalog


The continuing story of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency--starring Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's first lady detective--finds our wily heroine searching for a young man who disappeared into the African plains many years ago.
HPL patron: Part 2 in the #1 Ladies Detective Agency series-not a suspenseful mystery but very entertaining and intellectually plot/character driven …More



Cress
Cress
By Meyer, Marissa
2014-02 - Feiwel & Friends
9780312642976 Check Our Catalog


The #1 "New York Times "Bestselling Series
In this third book in Marissa Meyer's bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth.
Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who's only …More

Friday, August 26, 2016

Upcoming Events at HPL


BACK 2 SCHOOL

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2:00 PM

School starts soon. Let's get ready. Come to HPL for a cool school craft and some tips on how to make this school year a breeze. You might win some great prizes to get you off to a great start at school!

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday,  August 31

Want to do more with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

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1:00 pm, Wednesday, September 7

Want to do more with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

LEGOs FAMILY FUN

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2:00 PM

Bring the whole family to HPL for a creative building session. Make fascinating structures with our LEGOs and enjoy some friendly competition for candy prizes.

Adult Summer Reading-Week 8-Friday





Beauty and the Billionaire: Billionaire Boys Club Novel
Beauty and the Billionaire: Billionaire Boys Club Novel
By Clare, Jessica
2014-10 - Berkley Books
9780425269145 Check Our Catalog

The Billionaire Boys Club is a secret society of six men who are incredibly wealthy but not always so successful when it comes to love

Real-estate tycoon Hunter Buchanan has a dark past that's left him scarred and living as a recluse on his family's palatial estate. Hunter is ready to give up on love until he spots an enigmatic red-haired beauty and comes up with an elaborate scheme to
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Stranded with a Billionaire
Stranded with a Billionaire
By Clare, Jessica
2014-07 - Berkley Books
9780425269077 Check Our Catalog

"The Billionaire Boys Club is a secret society of six men who have vowed success at any cost. Not all of them are old money, but all of them are incredibly wealthy. They're just not always as successful when it comes to love "

Billionaire Logan Hawkings needs a vacation.

He's had a rough time after the death of his father and the betrayal of his fiancee. But with a visit to
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Freecurrent: The Legacy
Freecurrent: The Legacy
By Compton, Deanna J.
2016-04 - Igh Publishing
9780991475537 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Love reading local authors and this is a great fantasy book for male and female alike. The characters are well developed and I fell in love with all of them. There is action, mystery, suspense, and humor in this book and it kept me wanting more. This is the first in a trilogy and I can't wait to read the rest.
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Twisted Stitches: 30 Corrupt Cross Stitch and Embroidery Designs
Twisted Stitches: 30 Corrupt Cross Stitch and Embroidery Designs
By Davison, Phil
2011-04 - North Light Books
9781440309335 Check Our Catalog

For crafters who like their stitching with a twist, this book provides original designs with a wicked spin, and reworks cute craft imagery, including genuine vintage embroidery motifs, so that they cross over to the dark side. Think pretty rose bouquets with a gun poking out, a cute row of ducklings followed by a fox chomping on the straggler, or an old-fashioned teddy bear with a stake through …More


The New Strong-Willed Child
The New Strong-Willed Child
By Dobson, James
2014-09 - Tyndale Momentum
9781414391342 Check Our Catalog


2005 Gold Medallion Award finalist! Dr. James Dobson has completely rewritten, updated, and expanded his classic best seller "The Strong-Willed Child" for a new generation of parents and teachers. The New Strong-Willed Child follows on the heels of Dr. Dobson's phenomenal best seller "Bringing Up Boys." It offers practical how-to advice on raising difficult-to-handle children and incorporates …More


Always Watching
Always Watching
By Eason, Lynette
2016-02 - Fleming H. Revell Company
9780800723262 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Really good. Can't wait for the next book to come out.
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Don't Look Back
Don't Look Back
By Eason, Lynette
2012-01 - Thorndike Press
9781410442543 Check Our Catalog

A lovely but broken forensic anthropologist confronts her fears in this spine-tingling romantic suspense. …More


When a Heart Stops
When a Heart Stops
By Eason, Lynette
2012-10 - Fleming H. Revell Company
9780800720087 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Carol Award (2013)

Spunky and outgoing, nothing much bothers medical examiner Serena Hopkins--except for the thought of falling in love again. But when a serial killer is picking off her former classmates, Serena's life becomes intertwined with her old high school crush, FBI agent Dominic Allen. Is the secret she's keeping putting her next on the killer's hit list? Can she trust Dominic with the truth before it's …More


When the Smoke Clears
When the Smoke Clears
By Eason, Lynette
2012-02 - Fleming H. Revell Company
9780800720070 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Christian Book Award (2013)


In this thrilling novel of romantic suspense, smokejumper Alexia Allen returns home to face her past only to find a long-buried secret that threatens her life.
HPL patron: Great book, kept you interested till the end. Can't wait to read the next one.
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The Nuremberg Legacy: How the Nazi War Crimes Trials Changed the Course of History
The Nuremberg Legacy: How the Nazi War Crimes Trials Changed the Course of History
By Ehrenfreund, Norbert
2007-10 - Palgrave MacMillan
9781403979650 Check Our Catalog


A front-row look at the Nuremberg trials and how they changed the course of history
HPL patron: A different and informative view of the trial. He is a Jewish journalist, lawyer, and a judge and gives a unique perspective. Also, the difference between the European and American system of trial is brought out. Also, the infighting is discussed.
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Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
By Eker, T. Harv
2005-02 - HarperBusiness
9780060763282 Check Our Catalog


For the first time, the secrets, principles, and techniques of Eker's popular personal success seminars are captured on the page for readers across North America. Eker teaches people how to play the inner game of money so that they not only achieve financial success, but keep it once they have it.
HPL patron: Lots of rules and action plans to try to convince yourself that …More


Murder in the Merchant's Hall
Murder in the Merchant's Hall
By Emerson, Kathy Lynn
2015-12 - Severn House Publishers
9780727885388 Check Our Catalog

"The intriguing new mystery featuring Tudor sleuth, Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey."

When Lina Walkenden is found clutching a bloody knife over the dead body of her brother-in-law and guardian, there's only one person she can turn to for help: her childhood friend Rosamond Jaffrey. Rosamond vows to do all she can to prove Lina's innocence, but when it transpires Lina was being forced into a
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Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum Novel
Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum Novel
By Evanovich, Janet
2014-06 - Bantam
9780345542922 Check Our Catalog


Catch a professional assassin: top priority. Find a failure-to-appear and collect big bucks: top score. How she'll pull it all off: top secret.
HPL patron:  Same old, same old, and always fun. What other author gets me to laugh out loud.
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Tricky Twenty-Two
Tricky Twenty-Two
By Evanovich, Janet
2015-11 - Bantam
9780345542960 Check Our Catalog

#1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER Something big is brewing in Trenton, N.J., and it could blow at any minute.

Stephanie Plum might not be the world's greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she's being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper" "of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at
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Wicked Charms
Wicked Charms
By Evanovich, Janet
Author Sutton, Phoef
2015-06 - Bantam
9780553392715 Check Our Catalog

"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER

Lizzy and Diesel are back in an all-new wicked adventure from Janet Evanovich and Emmy Award winning co-author Phoef Sutton.

Before he was murdered and mummified nearly a century ago, notorious bootlegger Collier Peg Leg Dazzle discovered and re-hid a famous pirate's treasure somewhere along the coast of New England. A vast collection of gold and
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Dark Promises
Dark Promises
By Feehan, Christine
2016-03 - Berkley Books
9780425277355 Check Our Catalog

Lovers challenge destiny and risk their lives in the new Carpathian novel by the #1 "New York Times" bestselling queen of paranormal romance. *

Gabrielle has had enough of battles, of wars, of seeing the man she's engaged to nearlylose his life when it isn't even his fight.Once Gary was a gentleand very human researcher. Now he's a fearless and lethal Carpathian warrior with the blood
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Japanese-American Internment Camps
Japanese-American Internment Camps
By Grapes, Bryan J.
2001-01 - Greenhaven Press
9780737704136 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: I knew this possibly existed but not to this extent. Hindsight is 20/20 but it is a blot on our history. The personal stories make the book more interesting.
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Tom Clancy: Support and Defend
Tom Clancy: Support and Defend
By Greaney, Mark
2014-07 - Putnam Adult
9780399173349 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: A very exciting Capus novel. Greeney most definitely has the Tom Clancy style. Fully researched. I would recommend this book to others.
HPL patron: Not this author's best effort. A single character tasked to find an assassin with technology. Too much cyberspace jargon with no explanation, no plot to …More


The Litigators
The Litigators
By Grisham, John
2011-10 - Doubleday Books
9780385535137 Check Our Catalog

The incomparable master of the legal thriller takes us deeper into the labyrinth that is the American justice system, always drawing us in with an irresistible hook, pull-ing the thread of tension tighter and tighter, and then knocking us out with a conclusion that's never "by the book." Maybe that's why, after more than twenty years of consecutive #1 "New York Times" best sellers, a new novel by …More


Sycamore Row
Sycamore Row
By Grisham, John
2013-10 - Doubleday Books
9780385537131 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
L.A. Times Book Prize (2013), Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize (2014), SIBA Book Award (2014)


When wealthy Seth Hubbard hangs himself from a sycamore tree and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial -- a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.
HPL patron: Very good. A legal thriller with lots of twists and turns in a suicide, …More


Eyes Wide Open
Eyes Wide Open
By Gross, Andrew
2011-07 - William Morrow & Company
9780061655968 Check Our Catalog


A family's long-buried past resurfaces with deadly consequences in this electrifying new thriller from the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Reckless."
HPL patron: Interesting mystery novel-kept my interest up.
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White Witch, Black Curse
White Witch, Black Curse
By Harrison, Kim
2009-02 - Eos
9780061138010 Check Our Catalog


The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Outlaw Demon Wails" returns to the sexy, supernatural adventures of Rachel Morgan.
HPL patron: I love the Hollow Series and each book is a's good as the last. A series that hs them all-vampires, witches, werewolves, elves, fairies, pixies, demons, gargoyles, etc. What's not to love! A must read for fantasy/magic lovers. …More


Spend My Life with You
Spend My Life with You
By Hill, Donna
2011-05 - Thorndike Press
9781410435941 Check Our Catalog

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Fairy Tale
Fairy Tale
By Hunter, Jillian
2006-06 - Pocket Books
9780671001575 Check Our Catalog

Duncan expected to meet resistance when he returned from England to reclaim the clan and lands that were his birthright. But never in his wildest dreams did he imagine a woman like Marsali, a young imp who would do anything to protect her village from an outsider's tyranny. …More