Thursday, August 8, 2013

Summer Reading Week 8


Summer Reading 2013Here are the results of Week 8.  This week 29 people submitted entries, and 5 were new!  They read 119 books.  So far 107 people have submitted 779 entries, and 215 people have registered,69 just this week.



A Wanted Man
A Wanted Man
By Miller, Linda Lael
2013-03 - Harlequin
9780373777228 Check Our Catalog

The "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Man from Stone Creek" returns to the Arizona Territory in her latest romance. Schoolmarm Lark Morgan and Marshal Rowdy Rhodes are determined to hide their secrets--and to deny their instant attraction. …More


Tantra Goddess: A Memoir of Sexual Awakening
Tantra Goddess: A Memoir of Sexual Awakening
By Muir, Caroline
2011-12 - Monkfish Book Publishing
9780982324684 Check Our Catalog

The revealing memoir of the tantric sex pioneer at the forefront of the now burgeoning tantric movement. …More


The False Prince
The False Prince
By Nielsen, Jennifer A.
2013-02 - Scholastic Paperbacks
9780545284141 Check Our Catalog

Sage, an orphaned thief, is one of four boys chosen to participate in a lethal contest. After being plucked from the streets by a nobleman named Connor, Sage learns that Connor plans to choose one of the orphans to impersonate a long-lost prince in the hopes of averting a civil war. …More


Collecting Toy Soldiers in the 21st Century
Collecting Toy Soldiers in the 21st Century
By Opie, James
Foreword by Hastings, Max
2011-11 - Pen & Sword Books
9781848843738 Check Our Catalog

This serves as an update of the author's successful Collecting Toy Soldiers (Collins, 1987; pbk edition, New Cavendish, 1991). In it James Opie gives the collector the benefit of thirty years' experience as the world's leading authority on traditional toy soldiers (as opposed to model soldiers used in wargaming etc) and a lifetime as a collector himself. …More


Eragon
Eragon
By Paolini, Christopher
2003-08 - Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
9780375826689 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title
Multiple Award Winner



Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy--until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save--or destroy--the Empire.
This deluxe edition of Eragon includes an excerpt from Eldest, the next volume in the Inheritance trilogy; an exclusive foldout map of Alagaesia; never-before-seen art by the author depicting Zar'roc, Eragon's sword; and an expanded pronunciation guide to the Ancient and Dwarf languages.
"An authentic work of great talent."--"The New York Times Book Review
"Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut."--"People
H "Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid."--"Booklist, Starred
"An auspicious beginning to both career and series."--"Publishers Weekly
A New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A Book Sense Bestseller

HPL patron:  Very good book! Especially when you realize it was written when he was 15 years old.  I would rank this adventure right up there with Lord of the Rings.
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To Honor and Trust
To Honor and Trust
By Peterson, Tracie
Author Miller, Judith
2013-01 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764208881 Check Our Catalog

Recently jilted and accused of theft, governess Callie DeBoyer is tempted by the African mission field. Would she be following God's call or deserting life and love? …More


The Book of the Dead
The Book of the Dead
By Preston, Douglas J.
Author Child, Lincoln
2007-07 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446618502 Check Our Catalog

A brilliant FBI agent, rotting away in a high security prison for a murder he did not commit. His brilliant, psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime. A young woman with an extraordinary past, on the edge of a violent breakdown. An ancient Egyptian tomb about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala, an enigmatic curse released. Memento Mori …More


The Codex
The Codex
By Preston, Douglas J.
2004-05 - Thorndike Press
9780786264872 Check Our Catalog

A notorious treasure hunter and tomb robber, Maxwell Broadbent accumulated over a half billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems, and artifacts before vanishing - along with his entire collection. At first, robbery is suspected, but the truth proves far stranger: As a final challenge to his three sons, Broadbent has buried himself and his treasure somewhere in the world, hidden away like an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. …More


One Perfect Rose
One Perfect Rose
By Putney, Mary Jo
2010-04 - Zebra Books
9781420108521 Check Our Catalog


Stephen Kenyon, Duke of Ashburton, has always taken the duties of his rank seriously--until shocking news sends him running from his isolating world of wealth and privilege to roam the countryside as an ordinary man. When he meets the lovely Rosalind Jordan, a foundling who has grown into an enchanting, compassionate woman, she stirs the deepest desires of his heart. Yet how can Stephen declare his love when he is haunted by the knowledge that made him flee his old life? And how can Rosalind risk loving a man who fulfills her secret dreams but can never be hers?
Readers around the world cherish the novels of Mary Jo Putney for their rich historical settings, ingenious plots, and characters so real they jump from the page into your heart. Now the winner of two Romance Writers of America RITA awards and a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award sweeps us into the mesmerizing story of two unlikely lovers, thrown together by fate. . . .

HPL patron:  I liked how the suspense moved right along.  It was interesting turn of events.  And made me eager for the next chapter.
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What Matters Most
What Matters Most
By Rice, Luanne
2010-11 - Bantam
9780553386868 Check Our Catalog

In her "New York Times" bestsellers--"Sandcastles, The Edge of Winter," and "Summer of Roses"--Rice illuminates the secret wonders of the heart. Now she brings back two of her most beloved characters to unravel the mysteries of a shared past, and two undying love affairs. …More


Black Rose
Black Rose
By Roberts, Nora
2005-05 - Jove Books
9780515138658 Check Our Catalog

The #1 "New York Times" bestselling author presents the second novel of her In the Garden trilogy, as three women discover secrets from the past contained within their historic home. Original. …More


Carnal Innocence
Carnal Innocence
By Roberts, Nora
1991-12 - Bantam Books
9780553295979 Check Our Catalog


"In the small town of Innocence, Mississippi, days are long, nights are fragrant, and secrets are hard to keep. But when a brutal killer starts claiming the lives of the town's most attractive women, lifelong neighbors are forced to wonder if the culprit is a stranger lurking in the bayou...or someone right next door.
Burned out by a whirlwind career, world-famous concert violinist Caroline Waverly arrives in Innocence looking for a little peace and some time to think. She hopes that a stay at her late grandmother's house--the one with a covered porch just made for soft summer nights--will provide the tranquillity she needs. But Innocence has something else to offer Caroline: handsome, charming Tucker Longstreet.
Tucker is known for keeping his romances short and shallow. But one look at Caroline, and Tucker realizes that she is unlike any other woman he's met. The coolly reserved Caroline feels an unexpected thrill at his ardent advances. But when she discovers a third murder victim in the murky waters behind her home, her summer liaison threatens to become much more. Because there's just one small problem with her new romance: Tucker is the leading suspect in the killings.

HPL patron:  Smashing page turner couldn't put it down, up til 3 am.
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Divine Evil
Divine Evil
By Roberts, Nora
1992-09 - Bantam Books
9780553294903 Check Our Catalog

With blowtorch and steel Clare Kimball has sculpted a personal vision that commands the attention of the New York art world. But success can not burn away the vague, troubling memories, the half-remembered nightmares that have plagued Clare since childhood. These phantoms of the past have drawn her home to Maryland, to the small town where she grew up and where her father died in circumstances never really explained.

Emmitsboro is just as Clare remembered - the same familiar faces, the same chatty gossip passed over the counter at the local diner. Nothing much has changed - except Cameron Rafferty. Once the high school bad boy, he landed on the right side of the law and is now the town sheriff. The only clue to his wild, passionate nature is the light in his eyes when he looks at Clare. In Cam's strong arms Clare is seduced into falling in love. And into believing her small-town world is safe.


But within the dark woods of Emmitsboro something evil spreads its poisonous power. Now the once-peaceful town is wrapped in a cloak of terror, hiding a teacherous heart. And now Clare must pay the price for digging up the secrets of the past. . . and confront an evil that may be unstoppable -- because those who practice it may be divine.
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Playing for Keeps: Opposites AttractPartners
Playing for Keeps: Opposites AttractPartners
By Roberts, Nora
2013-02 - Silhouette Books
9780373281664 Check Our Catalog

A beloved #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author presents two classic stories about the risks taken when love is on the line. This volume includes "Opposites Attract" and "Partners." Reissue. …More


Cost
Cost
By Robinson, Roxana
2009-05 - Picador USA
9780312428464 Check Our Catalog

In this luminous and gripping new novel, Robinson tackles addiction and explores its effects on the bonds of family, dazzling readers with her subtlety and precision in evoking the emotional interiors of her characters. …More


The Name of the Wind
The Name of the Wind
By Rothfuss, Patrick
2008-04 - Daw Books
9780756404741 Check Our Catalog


A high-action novel written with a poet's hand, this brilliant debut fantasy by Patrick Rothfuss is a powerful coming-of-age story of a magically gifted young man, told through a riveting first-person narrative that allows the reader to "become" the hero.
HPL patron:  Riveting, enthrallment.
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In the Still of the Night: The Strange Death of Ronda Reynolds and Her Mother's Unceasing Quest for the Truth
In the Still of the Night: The Strange Death of Ronda Reynolds and Her Mother's Unceasing Quest for the Truth
By Rule, Ann
2011-12 - Pocket Books
9781416544616 Check Our Catalog

"From true-crime legend Ann Rule comes this riveting story of a young woman whose life ended too soon--and a determined mother's eleven-year crusade to clear her daughter's name"--Jacket. …More


Doc
Doc
By Russell, Mary Doria
2011-05 - Random House
9781400068043 Check Our Catalog


Violence is random and routine in Dodge City, Kansas, in 1878, but when the burned body of a mixed-blood boy named Johnnie Sanders is discovered, his death shocks a part-time policeman named Wyatt Earp and is a matter of strangely personal importance to Doc Holliday.
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Charon's Claw
Charon's Claw
By Salvatore, R. A.
2012-08 - Wizards of the Coast
9780786962235 Check Our Catalog


"Salvatore has mastered the art of showing a beautiful fight scene, and he is at the top of his game in this one. He manages to take these scenes from so much more than just a fight scene, to an integral part of the story."--The SFF Hub on "Gauntlgrym"
HPL patron:  10 *****
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Bad Blood
Bad Blood
By Sandford, John
2010-09 - Putnam Adult
9780399156908 Check Our Catalog

A young man hits a farmer on the head with a steel bar, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he's sure he's dead, and then calls the sheriff to report the "accident." Virgil Flowers quickly breaks the kid down, and the next day the boy is found hanging in his cell, in this saga of multigeneration, multifamily monstrosities. …More


Silken Prey
Silken Prey
By Sandford, John
2013-05 - Putnam Adult
9780399159312 Check Our Catalog

The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner. Murder, scandal, political espionage, and an extremely dangerous woman. Lucas is going to be lucky to get out of this one alive. …More


Final Appeal
Final Appeal
By Scottoline, Lisa
2000-02 - HarperTorch
9780061042942 Check Our Catalog


Following her stunning debut novel, Everywhere That Mary Went, Scottoline's Final Appeal is another deliciously witty legal thriller. Grace is a divorced lawyer who's starting over with a part-time job in a federal appeals court. When the judge with whom she's having an affair turns up dead, Grace finds herself investigating a murder.
HPL patron:  Gripping suspense, couldn't put it down until I got to last page.
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The Art Forger
The Art Forger
By Shapiro, Barbara
Author Shapiro, B. A.
2012-10 - Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
9781616201326 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

In 1990, 13 works of art worth today more than $500 million were stolen from a museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there's more to this crime than meets the eye. …More


Tell Me Your Dreams
Tell Me Your Dreams
By Sheldon, Sidney
1999-08 - Warner Books
9780446607209 Check Our Catalog

Computer whiz Ashley Patterson is convinced she is being stalked. Coworker Toni Prescott has a penchant for Internet dating and little time for anyone else. And Alette Peters prefers quiet weekends in the arms of a beefcake artist. They know virtually nothing about each other--until the three women are linked by a murder investigation that will lead to one of the most bizarre trials of the century. …More