Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer Reading Week 6


Welcome to the results of Week 6 of Summer Reading 2012.  We have 357 people signed up.  This week 41 people read 134 books (17 submitted entries for the first time this week.)  So far, 392 people have read 757 books!



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Embers of Love
Embers of Love
By Peterson, Tracie
2011-01 - Thorndike Press
9781410431165 Check Our Catalog


Adventure meets romance in 1885 east Texas. When her matchmaker ways get her--and her friends into trouble, will true love really conquer all?
Excellent historical fiction book about a family in the logging business that takes place in Texas in the late 1800's.  Very interesting and great scripture.
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Hearts Aglow
Hearts Aglow
By Peterson, Tracie
2011-03 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764206139 Check Our Catalog


Adventure and romance in 1880s Texas; when a young woman feels her dreams are thwarted at every turn, can she find her heart's desire?
1). Book 2 in a series about an educated woman in a logging family who has aspirations of becoming a nurse.
2). Excellent story about a small town faith filled family of Texas during a historical time where life was difficult for some.  The characters and setting are very easy to envision.
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Hope Rekindled
Hope Rekindled
By Peterson, Tracie
2011-06 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764206146 Check Our Catalog


After a spirited matchmaker in 1880's eastern Texas finds her own match, will overwhelming obstacles prevent her from finding happiness and fulfillment?
1). Book 3 in a series about an educated woman from a logging family struggling with questions concerning love, having a family vs a nursing career.
2). The third book in this historical fiction series was a very inspiring story about a family and their strong faith in God.  I am very sad to see this series end.  It was a very good read with a great story line and good character development.
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Summer of the Midnight Sun
Summer of the Midnight Sun
By Peterson, Tracie
2006-03 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764201431 Check Our Catalog

Alaskan Quest Book 1 - The Barringer family is happy in the Alaskan Territory. Confronted by an old flame, Leah realizes her feelings never went away and she is whisked away on an unforgettable journey. From bestselling author Tracie Peterson. …More


Under the Northern Lights
Under the Northern Lights
By Peterson, Tracie
2008-11 - Thorndike Press
9781410409744 Check Our Catalog

Leah returns to her native village of Last Chance, Alaska, only to be kidnapped by her husband's twin brother. She is thrown together with the prickly Helaina Beecham, whom has also been abducted. Leah's husband and her brother Jacob are on their trail, but an early winter makes passage difficult. …More


Whispers of Winter
Whispers of Winter
By Peterson, Tracie
2006-11 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764202353 Check Our Catalog

Helaina and Leah form a bond as they await the fate of the men they love, trapped in the Arctic after their ship is lost. Alaskan Quest book 3. …More


Blue Corn Murders
Blue Corn Murders
By Pickard, Nancy
Created by Rich, Virginia
1998-08 - Delacorte Press
9780385312240 Check Our Catalog

When Eugenia 'Genia' Potter visits the Medicine Wheel Archaeological Camp near Cortez, Colorado, trouble begins to brew after a bus load of youngsters disappears and a pair of visitors to the camp mysteriously turn up dead. …More


Lost Voices
Lost Voices
By Porter, Sarah
2011-07 - Harcourt Children's Books
9780547482507 Check Our Catalog


The first book in a new trilogy, "Lost Voices" is a stunning debut--a captivating and original tale about teenage girls from the outskirts of society who are transformed into mermaids.
Have you wondered about the origin of mermaids?  Lost Voices tells the story of houw Luce, an orphan, becomes a "fish girl."
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The Family
The Family
By Puzo, Mario
2011-04 - William Morrow & Company
9780062089151 Check Our Catalog


"We are a family. And the loyalty of the family must come before everything and everyone else. For if we honor that commitment, we will never be vanquished--but if we falter in that loyalty, we will all be condemned."
The crowning achievement of a truly phenomenal career, Mario Puzo's final novel is a remarkable epic of greed, treachery, sin, and power beyond mortal imagination. It is a journey to a different time and place--when the Church held the ultimate authority and ambition was cloaked in robes of the richest velvet. But most of all, it is the spellbinding story of a father and his children, bonded by blood, devotion, and dark purpose, who would descend into hell to rise to challenge the heavens; a family whose name is forever emblazoned in the annals of infamy . . . Borgia! …More


Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
By Quindlen, Anna
2012-04 - Random House
9781400069347 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Suddenly sixty, Quindlen, a Pulitzer Prizewinning columnist and best-selling novelist, finds herself looking back on her life. She's not so much wondering how she got where she is but, rather, considering how the choices she made and the chances she took along the way have prepared her for the road ahead. What even to call this next stage in a woman's life? Not elderly, certainly, yet definitely no longer young, this middle-aged morass can be hard to navigate. …More


Demon in My View
Demon in My View
By Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
2001-09 - Laurel Leaf Library
9780440228844 Check Our Catalog

Jessica isn't your average teenager. Though nobody at her high school knows it, her vampire novel has just come out under a pen name. Jessica often wishes that she felt as comfortable with her classmates as she does among the vampires and witches of her fiction. She has always been treated as an outsider at Ramsa High.
But two new students have just arrived in Ramsa, and both want Jessica's attention. She has no patience for overly friendly Caryn, but she's instantly drawn to Alex, a handsome boy who seems surprisingly familiar. If she didn't know better, she'd think that Aubrey, the alluring villain from her novel, had just sprung to life. That's impossible, of course; Aubrey is a figment of her imagination. Or is he?
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Midnight Predator
Midnight Predator
By Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
2003-12 - Laurel Leaf Library
9780440237976 Check Our Catalog

Though she was once a happy teenager with a wonderful family and a full life, Turquoise Draka is now a hunter, committed to no higher purpose than making money and staying alive. In a deadly world of vampires, shape-shifters, and powerful mercenaries, she'll track any prey if the price is right. Her current assignment: to assassinate Jeshikah, one of the cruelest vampires in history. Her employer: an unknown contact who wants the job done fast. Her major obstacle: she'll have to mask her strength and enter Midnight, a fabled Vampire realm, as a human slave. Vulnerable and defenseless, she faces her greatest challenge ever.
"From the Hardcover edition. …More


Shattered Mirror
Shattered Mirror
By Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
2003-07 - Laurel Leaf Library
9780440229407 Check Our Catalog

Sarah Vida is a witch and a vampire hunter -- and a loner. Christopher Ravena is a vampire trying to pass as a normal high school student who wants to know Sarah better. Drawn to him despite her better judgment, Sarah's forced to admit that there's room for gray in her otherwise black-and-white world of good versus evil -- until she meets Nikolas, Christopher's twin and one of the most hunted vampires in history.
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The Last Boyfriend
The Last Boyfriend
By Roberts, Nora
2012-05 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425246030 Check Our Catalog


The Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother are breathing new life into the town of Boonsboro, Maryland, by restoring its historic hotel. And they're finding their own lives revamped by love.
Very good read-keeps your attention-it will be hard to wait for the last book in the series.
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The Witness
The Witness
By Roberts, Nora
2012-04 - Putnam Adult
9780399159121 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

The daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man's seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that follow change her life forever. …More


The Love Letter
The Love Letter
By Schine, Cathleen
2007-04 - Picador USA
9780312426989 Check Our Catalog

The national bestseller from the author of "Rameau's Niece" and "Alice in Bed" is now available in paper. When an anonymous love letter arrives in Helen MacFarquhar's mail one summer morning, it sends her on an obsessive search for the answer to the question "How do you fall in love?" …More


The Three Weissmanns of Westport
The Three Weissmanns of Westport
By Schine, Cathleen
2011-02 - Picador USA
9780312680527 Check Our Catalog


A" New York Times Book Review "Editors’ Choice
Betty Weissmann has just been dumped by her husband of forty-eight years. Exiled from her elegant New York apartment by her husband’s mistress, she and her two middle-aged daughters, Miranda and Annie, regroup in a run-down Westport, Connecticut, beach cottage. In Schine’s playful and devoted homage to Jane Austen’s "Sense and Sensibility," the impulsive sister is Miranda, a literary agent entangled in a series of scandals, and the more pragmatic sister is Annie, a library director, who feels compelled to move in and watch over her capricious mother and sister. Schine’s witty, wonderful novel" “"is simply full of "pleasure": the pleasure of reading, the pleasure of Austen, and the pleasure that the characters so rightly and humorously pursue….An absolute triumph” ("Cleveland Plain Dealer"). …More


Crogan's Vengeance
Crogan's Vengeance
By Schweizer, Chris
Editor Jones, James Lucas
Editor Beaton, Jill
2008-12 - Oni Press
9781934964064 Check Our Catalog

The debut volume in an ongoing series of historical adventures focusing on the various branches of the fictional Crogan Family Tree. In Crogan's Vengeance, "Catfoot" Crogan is an able-bodied mariner plying his trade for a dastardly "legitimate" captain with a grudge against Crogan for a slight committed well before he was born. But when his ship is taken by pirates, will Crogan stay loyal to his law-abiding, if despicable, captain or will he find a new life on the high seas living by the "Pirate's Code"? …More


Enslave Me Sweetly
Enslave Me Sweetly
By Showalter, Gena
2006-06 - Downtown Press
9780743497503 Check Our Catalog

Two alien assassins ordered to destroy a group of slavers--other-worlders who are abducting humans and selling them on other planets--must learn to work together, and fight the white-hot blaze of desire that threatens to scorch them both. …More


Sweetwater Creek
Sweetwater Creek
By Siddons, Anne Rivers
2006-12 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780060837013 Check Our Catalog


"New York Times" bestselling author Anne Rivers Siddons delivers "a touching, dramatic story" ("Atlanta Journal-Constitution") that explores the bonds of female friendship. This compelling novel is available in a larger-sized, Premium Edition.
Fascinating book.
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In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2006-03 - Anchor Books
9781400075706 Check Our Catalog


In the sixth novel of the series that has captivated readers around the world, we return to the warm, echoing skies of Gaborone, Botswana, where life for Precious Ramotswe and her friends has recently become very busy.
Precious Ramotswe, that cheerful Botswanan private investigator of "traditional build," is well-known to millions across the world through the best-selling No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Those who have been following her exploits in five previously published novels will soon be able to savour the next installment, in which, as usual, circumstances are never as straightforward as they seem and events take a more than unexpected turn.
Precious Ramotswe, is now married to Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. The Agency is busy, but Mma Ramotswe cannot ignore the plea which is made to her by a woman who comes to her with a tale of particular misfortune. Unfortunately, her attempts to help are interrupted by a close encounter between her tiny white van and a bicycle, and by a spectacular disagreement between her assistant, Mma Makutsi, and one of the apprentices at the garage. This apprentice has found a fancy girlfriend who drives a large silver Mercedes-Benz. How can he be rescued from his folly? And as for Mma Makutsi, she has found a dancing class, and a man who may not be able to dance very well but who admires her greatly. And all of this happens against a background of quiet sessions of bush tea, and of a land that stretches out forever under mile upon mile of empty sky.
Both entertaining and moving, In the Company of Cheerful Ladies is another masterpiece of comic understatement from Alexander McCall Smith and an affectionate homageto Botswana and its people.

Am on the 7th book in this series (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.)  Just delightful and you learn a lot about the people of Botswana!
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Better to Rest
Better to Rest
By Stabenow, Dana
2002-09 - New American Library
9780451207029 Check Our Catalog

"Alaska's finest mystery writer" ("Anchorage Daily News") delivers a thriller starring Alaska State Trooper Liam Campbell as he delves into the case of a downed World War II plane found frozen in a glacier. …More


A Deeper Sleep
A Deeper Sleep
By Stabenow, Dana
2007-04 - Center Point Large Print
9781585479566 Check Our Catalog

Praise for "Blindfold Game" "A taut, atmospheric thriller . . . The author paints convincing portraits of masterminds, mercenaries, and CIA operatives, and jacks up the adrenaline with a high-speed ocean chase."
--"People" magazine on "Blindfold Game"
"A tense and tautly written thrill ride that keeps readers hooked all the way to the explosive climax . . . By the time the plot kicks into high gear, the setting is firmly established as both authentic and believably dangerous."
--"San Francisco Chronicle" on "Blindfold Game"
"""An action packed thriller... The rousing finale, ingenious plot and some strong characterizations will reward the reader."--"Denver"" Post" on "Blindfold Game""" Praise for Dana Stabenow
"A cleverly executed thriller with an intriguing protagonist."
--"The San Diego Union-Tribune" on "A Taint in the Blood"
"An intelligent crime novel that reflects both �Stabenow's� love of wilderness and her understanding of the complex questions of profit versus the purity of the frontier."
--"The Dallas Morning News "on "A Fine and Bitter Snow"
"If you haven't discovered this splendid North Country series, now is the time.... Highly entertaining."
--"USA Today" on "Hunter's Moon"
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