Adriana Trigiani-Brava, Valentine (Valentine; #2)

September 20th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

snow falls like glitter over Tuscany at the wedding of her grandmother, Teodora, and longtime love, Dominic. Valentine’s dreams are dashed when Gram announces that Alfred, “the prince,” Valentine’s only brother and nemesis, has been named her partner at Angelini Shoes. Devastated, Valentine falls into the arms of Gianluca, a sexy Tuscan tanner who made his romantic intentions known on the Isle of Capri. Despite their passion for one another and Gianluca’s heartfelt letters, a long-distance relationship seems impossible.    c. 2010

Tony Diterlizzi-The battle for Wondla (Wondla; #3)

September 13th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Eva Nine has gone into hiding for fear of luring the wicked Loroc to her companions.  However, news of the city Solas being captured by the human leader, Cadmus Pryde, forces Eva into action once again. With help from an unlikely ally, Eva tries to thwart Loroc’s ultimate plan for both mankind and the alien life on Orbona. c. 2014

Tony Diterlizzi-The hero for Wondla (Wondla; #2)

September 13th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Eva thinks she has everything she’s ever dreamed of, especially when Hailey brings her and her friends to the colony of New Attica, where humans of all shapes and sizes live in apparent peace and harmony.  But all is not idyllic in New Attica, and Eva Nine soon realizes that something sinister is going on – and if she doesn’t stop it, it could mean the end of everything and everyone on planet Orbona. c. 2012

Tony Diterlizzi-The search for Wondla (Wondla; #1)

September 13th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her, for she knows that other humans exist, because of an item she treasures – a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, ‘WondLa.’  c. 2010

Simon Brett-The strangling on the stage (Fethering; #15)

September 12th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

When Jude agrees to lend her vintage chaise longue for the local Amateur Dramatics Society’s production of George Bernard Shaw’s The Devil’s Disciple, little does she realize she’ll end up in a starring role. It’s an ambitious play, culminating in a dramatic execution scene: a scene that’s played for real when one of the leading actors is found hanging from the especially-constructed stage gallows during rehearsals. c. 2013

Rosemary Harris-The bitches of Brooklyn

September 12th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Rachel, Clare, Tina and Jane are four friends awaiting the arrival of a fifth at a secluded Cape Cod bungalow where they spend an all-girls weekend every year since reconnecting at a reunion. But the fifth woman doesn’t show.  Instead she sends a note that reads –  “I’ve run off with one of your men.”  Has she? Is it a prank? Do they run for the phone or try to enjoy the weekend without her?  c. 2013

Heather Graham-Waking the dead (Cafferty & Quinn; #2)

September 12th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

They say a painting can have a life of its own… In the case of Ghosts in the Mind by Henry Sebastian Hubert, that’s more than just an expression. This painting is reputed to come to life – and to bring death. The artist was a friend of Lord Byron and Mary Shelley, joining them in Switzerland during 1816, “the year without a summer.” That was when they all explored themes of horror and depravity in their art…. Now, almost two hundred years later, the painting appears in New Orleans. Wherever it goes, death seems to follow.   c. 2014

Jennifer Chiaverini-Mrs. Lincoln’s rival

September 10th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Kate Chase Sprague was born in 1840 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the second daughter to the second wife of a devout but ambitious lawyer. Her father, Salmon P. Chase, rose to prominence in the antebellum years and was appointed secretary of the treasury in Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet, while aspiring to even greater heights.  Beautiful, intelligent, regal, and entrancing, young Kate Chase stepped into the role of establishing her thrice-widowed father in Washington society and as a future presidential candidate. Her efforts were successful enough that The Washington Star declared her “the most brilliant woman of her day. None outshone her.”  None, that is, but Mary Todd Lincoln.  c. 2014

Eric Lustbader-Robert Ludlum’s the Bourne retribution (Bourne; #11)

September 10th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Jason Bourne has been pursued by powerful governments—and escaped. Hunted by the most skilled assassins in the world—-and outsmarted them. Targeted by terrorists—and defeated their plans for global chaos. But now, Bourne only wants one thing: retribution.  c. 2013.

Jude Deveraux-Moonlight masquerade (Moonlight; #3)

September 10th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

After being abruptly jilted, Sophie Kincaid flees to the place her friend Kim Aldredge calls heaven on earth. But Sophie’s first taste of Edilean is far from heavenly: after her car breaks down on a country road, she is nearly run over by a speeding sports car. A small act of revenge brings some satisfaction, and word quickly spreads that a gorgeous newcomer gave the driver, the notoriously bitter Dr. Reede Aldredge, a dressing down! But it isn’t the first time the fiery artist has gone too far for payback; a secret possession she carries with her could shatter her ex-boyfriend’s future.   c. 2013