Monday, August 22, 2016

Summer Reading Week 7-Monday





Baby, Let It Snow: I'll Be Home for ChristmasSecond Chance Christmas
Baby, Let It Snow: I'll Be Home for ChristmasSecond Chance Christmas
By Jenkins, Beverly
Author Overton, Elaine
2011-10 - Kimani Press
9780373862337 Check Our Catalog

Four wish lists. Two holiday stories. The most wonderful time of the year. This two-in-one features "I'll Be Home for Christmas" by Jenkins and "Second Chance Christmas" by Overton. Original. …More


Napoleon: A Life
Napoleon: A Life
By Johnson, Paul
2006-05 - Penguin Books
9780143037453 Check Our Catalog

Offering a vivid look at the life of the strategist, general, and dictator who conquered much of Europe, this volume follows Napoleon from the barren island of Corsica to his exile and death, revealing the source of his ferocious ambition. …More


Galway Bay
Galway Bay
By Kelly, Mary Pat
2009-02 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446579001 Check Our Catalog

In a rousing tale that echoes the myths and legends of Ireland herself, young Honora Keeley and Michael Kelly wed and start a family. So begins one Irish family's epic journey, in this novel that captures the tragedy and triumph of the Irish-American experience. …More


The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
By King, Stephen
1999-04 - Scribner Book Company
9780684867625 Check Our Catalog


When a young girl gets lost in the woods, she has only her Sony Walkman for comfort. She is a huge fan of Tom Gordon, a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, so she listens to a game and he becomes a character in her mind. The question is, is there something threatening in the woods? Or not?
HPL patron: Nine year old Trisha is lost in the wilderness, unkowingly going in …More


The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story
The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story
By Koppel, Lily
2013-06 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455503254 Check Our Catalog


As America's Mercury Seven astronauts are launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focus on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these military spouses are transformed into American royalty, and will rally together as tragedies begin to touch their lives.
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The Photograph
The Photograph
By Lewis, Beverly
2015-09 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764217289 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: It was a very good depiction of what the Amish go through everyday.
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The River
The River
By Lewis, Beverly
2014-09 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764212451 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: This story, especially the last half, was full of secrets revealed, long term pain resolved, forgiveness of one's self and forgiveness of others, but as most of Ms. Lewis' books, a touching and heartwarming ending was so special.
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The Manning Sisters
The Manning Sisters
By Macomber, Debbie
2010-02 - Mira Books
9780778329114 Check Our Catalog

"The only woman who interests me is you."
--Russ Palmer, rancher
When Taylor Manning accepts a teaching job in Cougar Point, Montana, she discovers that life there is very different from life in Seattle. So are the men! She soon notices a handsome, opinionated, stubborn rancher named Russ Palmer, and he notices her. In fact, they more than notice each other... After only a few months, Taylor's …More


Due or Die
Due or Die
By McKinlay, Jenn
2012-05 - Center Point
9781611734003 Check Our Catalog

Answering tricky reference questions is excitement enough for library director Lindsey Norris, until a murder is committed in her cozy hometown of Briar Creek, Connecticut. The question of who did it must be answered before someone else is checked out--for good. Original. …More


Red Velvet Revenge
Red Velvet Revenge
By McKinlay, Jenn
2013-03 - Wheeler Publishing
9781410454379 Check Our Catalog

From the "New York Times "bestselling author...

It may be summertime, but sales at Fairy Tale Cupcakes are below zero--and owners Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are willing to try anything to heat things up. So when local legend Slim Hazard offers them the chance to sell cupcakes at the annual Juniper Pass rodeo, they're determined to rope in a pretty payday

But not
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The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder
The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder
By McMillan, Rachel
2016-04 - Harvest House Publishers
9780736966405 Check Our Catalog


In 1910 Toronto, while other bachelor girls perfect their domestic skills and find husbands, two friends perfect their sleuthing skills and find a murderer.
Inspired by their fascination with all things Sherlock Holmes, best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem launch a consulting detective business. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city's …More


Christmas Carol Murder
Christmas Carol Murder
By Meier, Leslie
2013-11 - Thorndike Press
9781410461643 Check Our Catalog

"I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers." --Carolyn Hart

It's Christmas in Tinker's Cove, Maine, and Lucy Stone is excited about her acting debut in the town's production of A Christmas Carol. But a real life Scrooge has everyone feeling frosty, and with a murderer on the loose, Lucy will have to unwrap her sleuthing skills faster than she can say, "Bah Humbug "

Lucy
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Father's Day Murder
Father's Day Murder
By Meier, Leslie
2009-05 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758228956 Check Our Catalog

Small-town homemaker and part-time reporter Lucy Stone is sent to a Boston newspaper conference where she becomes determined to solve the sudden murder of the head of a newspaper dynasty and return home in time for Father's Day. Reissue. …More


Wedding Day Murder
Wedding Day Murder
By Meier, Leslie
2004-05 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781575667348 Check Our Catalog

Lucy is asked by her friend Sue Finch to help plan the wedding of Sue's daughter to an Internet millionaire. When the groom's body is found floating beside his yacht, Lucy's not convinced this was an accident. Soon, Lucy finds herself contemplating her own funeral as she launches a harrowing pursuit of a killer. (June) …More


Caribbean
Caribbean
By Michener, James A.
1989-11 - Random House Trade
9785550287057 Check Our Catalog


Michener covers the emergence of sugar plantations, the bloody 1800 uprising in Haiti, and the later mass exodus from Cuba.
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The Turning Point
The Turning Point
By North, Freya
2016-05 - Harper
9780008163297 Check Our Catalog


If you cried at Jojo Moyes Me Before You, get your hankies ready. Booklist (starred review)
Rich, romantic, beautifully drawn and utterly compelling Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author
Life is short. Sometimes you have to take a chance
Two single parents, Scott and Frankie, meet by chance.
Their homes are thousands of miles apart: Frankie lives somewhat chaotically with her …More


Seducing the Matchmaker
Seducing the Matchmaker
By Overton, Elaine
2008-10 - Kimani Press
9780373860890 Check Our Catalog

Acquiring world-renowned architect Derrick Brandt as a client is a real coup for Noelle Brown's matchmaking service. Finding him a mate will be no picnic, but as attraction sizzles between them, they wonder if their relationship could be a perfect match. Original. …More


The Body in the Belfry
The Body in the Belfry
By Page, Katherine Hall
2001-04 - Avon Books
9780380713288 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Agatha Awards (1990)


During her years spent in New York City. Faith Fairchild was convinced she had seen pretty much everything. But the transplanted caterer/minister's wife was unprepared for the surprises awaiting her in the sleepy Massachusetts village of Aleford. And she is especially taken aback by the dead body of a pretty young thing she discovers stashed in the church's belfry. The victim, Cindy Shepherd. …More


The Body in the Birches: A Faith Fairchild Mystery
The Body in the Birches: A Faith Fairchild Mystery
By Page, Katherine Hall
2015-05 - William Morrow & Company
9780062310828 Check Our Catalog


At home on Sanpere Island, Maine, caterer and amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild discovers that real estate can be murder, especially when it's all in the family, in this twenty-second book in the popular mystery series.
The Fourth of July is one of the hottest on record and even the breeze off Penobscot Bay can't seem to cool things down for Faith Fairchild and the rest of the folks on Sanpere …More


The Body in the Bouillon
The Body in the Bouillon
By Page, Katherine Hall
2001-09 - Avon Books
9780380718962 Check Our Catalog

"Only the best people go to Hubbard House to die". So Faith Sibley Fairchild, gourmet caterer-turned-amateur sleuth, is told as she begins to investigate some mysterious doings at a retirement community near the village of Aleford, Massachusetts, where her husband is the local minister. And die they do--in Faith's bouillon, even in her bed. …More


The Body in the Snowdrift
The Body in the Snowdrift
By Page, Katherine Hall
2005-09 - Center Point Large Print
9781585476404 Check Our Catalog

Caterer Faith Fairchild and her family are off for a week-long stay at the Pine Slopes resort to celebrate a birthday. All is going smoothly until Faith stumbles upon the body of a local lawyer. Then the resort's star chef vanishes. Even the hardiest vacationers flee when they discover the slopes covered in red snow, the result of a body falling - or pushed - into the water supply for the …More


The Body in the Vestibule
The Body in the Vestibule
By Page, Katherine Hall
2001-01 - Thomas T. Beeler Publisher
9781574903188 Check Our Catalog

Another thrilling Faith Fairchild adventure from the Agatha Award-winning author of The Body in the Belfry. The Fairchild family is blissfully on sabbatical in Lyon, France, when their peace is interrupted by Faith's discovery of a body in the dumpster. Local author signings. …More


The Body in the Wardrobe
The Body in the Wardrobe
By Page, Katherine Hall
2016-04 - William Morrow & Company
9780062439505 Check Our Catalog


Minster's wife, caterer, and part-time sleuth Faith Fairchild pairs up with Sophie Maxwell, last seen in Body in the Birches and now a newlywed living in historic Savannah, Georgia, where Sophie crosses paths with murder. Another delightful entry in the beloved mystery series, complete with delectable recipes.
Attorney Sophie Maxwell has come to Savannah to be with her new husband, Will. But …More



Robert B. Parker's the Bridge
Robert B. Parker's the Bridge
By Knott, Robert
2014-12 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399171130 Check Our Catalog

The next gritty, gun-slinging entry in the"New York Times" bestselling series, featuring itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch.

Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in Appaloosa, where their work enforcing the law has been exceptionally quiet. All that is about to change. An ominous storm rolls in, and along with it a band of night riders with a devious
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