Thursday, August 18, 2016

Summer Reading Week 7-Thursday





Romancing the Chef
Romancing the Chef
By Amos, Robyn
2010-12 - Kimani Press
9780373861941 Check Our Catalog

When Veronica Howard is invited to compete in an all-star TV cooking contest, the up-and-coming restauranteur is ready. Then she discovers her main competition is Ace Brown, her friend from culinary school and the world's hottest celebrity chef. Original. …More


Speak
Speak
By Anderson, Laurie Halse
2011-05 - Square Fish
9780312674397 Check Our Catalog

In this powerful novel, a teenage heroine delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. …More


A Clue in the Stew
A Clue in the Stew
By Archer, Connie
2016-04 - Berkley Books
9780425273128 Check Our Catalog

Soup shop owner Lucky Jamieson stirs up more trouble in the latest mystery from the national bestselling author of "Ladle to the Grave."..

When Lucky Jamieson opens up By the Spoonful to host an event with a famous author, she's not expecting a bunch of nuts to descend on her small-town soup shop. But the author's exasperating entourage from a prickly publicist to a snippy son and his
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Christmas Diamonds
Christmas Diamonds
By Archer, Devon Vaughn
2009-11 - Kimani Press
9780373861392 Check Our Catalog

Paula Devine's list of disappointing exes gets longer each year. And for jeweler Chase McCord, true passion is rarer than a flawless diamond. Both have unlucky-in-love pasts, but now they're poised to lose their hearts--and gain something much more precious than diamonds. Original. …More


The Heart Goes Last
The Heart Goes Last
By Atwood, Margaret
2015-09 - Nan A. Talese
9780385540353 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: I listened to the audiobook. I enjoyed the story-the foreboding dystopian no-so-distant future, but I think the narration made me despise Charmaine more than neccessary. The high pitched voice to match the ditziness was a bit too much.
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I Am J
I Am J
By Beam, Cris
2012-11 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316053600 Check Our Catalog

J had always felt different. He was certain that eventually everyone would understand who he really was: a boy mistakenly born as a girl. Beam delivers a powerful and inspiring story of self-discovery as readers share in J's struggle to find his own path and to love his true self. …More


The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own
The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own
By Becker, Joshua
2016-05 - Waterbrook Press
9781601427960 Check Our Catalog

Don't Settle for More

Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter, and we tire of cleaning and managing and organizing.

While excess consumption leads to bigger houses, faster cars, fancier technology, and cluttered homes, it never brings happiness. Rather, it results in a desire for more. It redirects our God-given passions to things
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The High Druid's Blade: The Defenders of Shannara
The High Druid's Blade: The Defenders of Shannara
By Brooks, Terry
2014-07 - Del Rey Books
9780345540706 Check Our Catalog

"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER

Legend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once ruled the Highlands and waged war with magical weapons. But those kings, queens, and heroes are long gone, and there is nothing enchanted about the antique sword that hangs above Paxon's fireplace. Running his family's modest shipping business, Paxon leads a quiet life until
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Morning Star
Morning Star
By Brown, Pierce
2016-02 - Thorndike Press Large Print
9781410486240 Check Our Catalog

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Ricochet
Ricochet
By Brown, Sandra
2006-09 - Thorndike Press
9780786287017 Check Our Catalog

Ricochet's plot twists and palpable suspense combine to create this gripping thriller, in which a decent cop's worst enemy may be his own conscience, and trusting the wrong person could mean the difference between life and death. …More


The Ex
The Ex
By Burke, Alafair
2016-01 - Harper
9780062390486 Check Our Catalog


Twenty years ago she ruined his life.
Now she has the chance to save it.
Olivia Randall is one of New York City's best criminal defense lawyers. When she hears that her former fiance, Jack Harris, has been arrested for a triple homicide and that one of the victims was connected to his wife's murder three years earlier there is no doubt in her mind as to his innocence. The only question is, …More


The Secret
The Secret
By Byrne, Rhonda
2006-11 - Beyond Words Publishing
9781582701707 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Nautilus Award (2007)


The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers -- men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.
HPL patron: Great book about …More


A Doubter's Almanac
A Doubter's Almanac
By Canin, Ethan
2016-02 - Random House
9781400068265 Check Our Catalog

"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER In this mesmerizing novel, Ethan Canin, theauthor of "America America" and "The Palace Thief, " explores the nature of genius, rivalry, ambition, and love among multiple generations of a gifted family.

Milo Andret is born with an unusual mind. A lonely child growing up in the woods of northern Michigan in the 1950s, he gives little thought to his own talent.
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Calendar Girl: Volume Three: July, August, September
Calendar Girl: Volume Three: July, August, September
By Carlan, Audrey
Read by Morton, Summer
2016-06 - Brilliance Audio
9781522638414 Check Our Catalog


Mia Saunders's journey continues in the third wicked hot anthology of the Calendar Girl Series In the next three months, Mia heads to Miami, Texas, and her hometown, Las Vegas.
In July, she serves as the seductress in a music video to platinum selling hip hop artist Anton Santiago. Still dealing with the trauma from June, our girl opens her heart and finds that taking risks in life and love …More


What We Find
What We Find
By Carr, Robyn
2016-04 - Mira Books
9780778318859 Check Our Catalog


Join Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Virgin River and Thunder Point series, as she explores the healing powers of rural Colorado in a brand-new story of fresh starts, budding relationships and one woman's journey to finding the happiness she's long been missing
Between the urban bustle of Denver and the high-stress environment of a career in neurosurgery, Maggie …More


Needle and Dread
Needle and Dread
By Casey, Elizabeth Lynn
2016-04 - Berkley Books
9780425282564 Check Our Catalog

The Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle is needled by the death of a highly strung woman in the new mystery by the author of "Wedding Duress."

Downtown Sweet Briar is now home to a new sewing shop run by one of the circle's own. With the help and support of her fellow members, Rose is determined to make SewTastic a success, and, to that end, she decides to sponsor a series of
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Ghost Hunter
Ghost Hunter
By Castle, Jayne
2006-06 - Jove Books
9780515141405 Check Our Catalog

After leaving her too-secretive fianc--ghost hunter Cooper Boone--botanist Elly St. Clair starts over in Cadence City. But when one of her new friends disappears in the eerie catacombs, Cooper turns up just in time to help, and this time he's holding nothing back. Original. …More


Tom Clancy Duty and Honor
Tom Clancy Duty and Honor
By Blackwood, Grant
2016-06 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399176807 Check Our Catalog

Even though he's on forced leave from the clandestine intelligence group known as The Campus, Jack Ryan, Jr., still finds himself caught in the crosshairs after an attempt on his life is thwarted when he turns the tables on his would-be dispatcher. Convinced that the attack is linked to his recent covert actions with the convalescing Iranian national Ysabel Kashini, Jack sets out to find out who …More


As Time Goes by
As Time Goes by
By Clark, Mary Higgins
2016-04 - Simon & Schuster
9781501130441 Check Our Catalog

#1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER

In this exciting thriller from Mary Higgins Clark, the #1 "New York Times" bestselling Queen of Suspense, a news reporter tries to find her birth mother just as she is assigned to cover the high-profile trial of a woman accused of murdering her wealthy husband.

Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins
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Midsummer
Midsummer
By Clements, Marcelle
2003-05 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780151008360 Check Our Catalog

Susie, chic, smart, and spacey, decides to invite a group of amusing friends to spend eight weekends in a splendid Hudson River estate. Add to the mix Susie's ardent 24-year-old son, and an exhibitionist au pair next door, and here is a romantic farce that deftly slides into and out of something quite a bit darker. …More


Dominion: The Chronicles of the Invaders
Dominion: The Chronicles of the Invaders
By Connolly, John
Author Ridyard, Jennifer
2016-04 - Atria Books
9781476757186 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: This, the third book in the series, was fast paced and filled with action and some interesting twists.
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Living Bird: 100 Years of Listening to Nature
Living Bird: 100 Years of Listening to Nature
By Vyn, Gerrit
Foreword by Kingsolver, Barbara
2015-10 - Mountaineers Books
9781594859656 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: This is a great book! It combines beautiful photography with stirring and insightful essays.
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The Emperor's Revenge
The Emperor's Revenge
By Cussler, Clive
Author Morrison, Boyd
2016-05 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399175961 Check Our Catalog

The new "Oregon" Files adventure from the #1 "New York Times" bestselling grand master of adventure.

Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the "Oregon" face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation's accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA so they can track down a rogue
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The Gangster
The Gangster
By Cussler, Clive
Author Scott, Justin
2016-03 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399175954 Check Our Catalog

Isaac Bell is back in this thrilling new novel from the #1"New York Times" bestselling grand master of adventure Clive Cussler.

It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. Detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is hired to form a special Black Hand Squad, but the gangsters appear to be everywhere so
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