Library Article for February 9, 2016
“Amongst all that junk mail it feels so divine, when someone cares enough to send a Valentine!”
It is that time of year, the season of romance, candy, and flowers. But from a literary standpoint, let’s highlight four brand new page-turners about unquenchable love:
Toward the Sea of Freedom by Sarah Lark
In mid-nineteenth-century Ireland, charming Kathleen and dashing Michael harbor secrets and dreams. Imagining a life beyond the kitchen and fields of the wealthy family they both work for, they plot to leave their homeland, marry, and raise the child Kathleen is secretly carrying. The luck of the Irish, however, is not on their side. Beautifully written, captivating and authentic, this story transports you back in time. The characters are very human, as portrayed by their determination, hopes and dreams but they also have their flaws which makes them realistic.
Known by Kendra Elliot
After a brutal snowstorm in the Cascade Mountains, Chris Jacobs discovers two things he never expected to see: the charred shell of a cabin, and Gianna Trask and her sixteen-year-old daughter huddled in an SUV, having barely escaped from their burning vacation rental. Still scarred from a childhood ordeal, Chris knows there’s something sinister about the scene—it’s the stench of burned flesh. In the fifth book in the Bone Secrets series, Kendra Elliot leads readers on a dangerous, twisting journey of two lives forever changed by a fiery snowstorm in the mountains.
A Spy’s Devotion by Melanie Dickerson
In England’s Regency era, manners and elegance reign in public life—but behind closed doors treason and deception thrive. Nicholas Langdon is no stranger to reserved civility or bloody barbarity. After suffering a battlefield injury, the wealthy, well-connected British officer returns home to heal—and to fulfill a dying soldier’s last wish by delivering his coded diary. Mystery, intrigue, and love meld together in this novel by an award winning author.
Enchantment of a Highlander by Madeline Martin
The sweeping historical romance that began with
Deception of a Highlander, and continued with Possession of a Highlander,
reaches its dazzling conclusion in this scorcher set on the Scottish plains.
We’re All About Information!
The sole of a new leather shoe can often be a slippery one. Here’s a way to get a grip, quickly.
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Stingy Schobel Says
Local restaurant senior discount update: Capitan D’s Seafood Restaurant- diners 62+ receive a variable discount on Sundays and Wednesdays; Dairy Queen- depending on location, those 55+ may receive a free small drink or 10% off orders; Dunkin Donuts- free donut with the purchase of a large or extra-large hot coffee for AARP members; Hardees- those 65+ receive a small drink for $.33 with the purchase of a meal.
Quackers Joke of the Week
Q: Do skunks celebrate Valentine's Day?
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