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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014

Last week I thanked several people in conjunction with the Roundup float. I want to continue now—the list was long--and thank Carmen Griffith, Julie Harrison, Wendy Hastings, and the children who all rode on the float with Margaret. Be sure to congratulate Margaret for being chosen as a Duchess!

NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)


Sea of Love by Susan Donovan (CD F DON)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (CD F ANG)

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Trouble in Store by Carol Cox (LTE F COX)

Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs (LTE F HIG Can.1)


Take Me Home by Dorothy Garlock (F GAR)

“Olivia Marsten never imagined she’d be a war bride. But when her childhood best friend surprises her with a marriage proposal, she accepts. She can’t bear to send him off to serve in the Navy with a broken heart.

Sparks fly the moment mysterious stranger Peter Becker lays eyes on Olivia. Yet as kind as he is handsome, Peter harbors a dark secret—he was forced to join the Reich’s army to protect his German mother. Now an escaped POW, he’s determined to spend every moment he can with beautiful Olivia before he must turn himself in.”

Power Play by Catherine Coulter (F COU FBI.18)

“Natalie Black, the U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James, has returned to Washington, her job in jeopardy. Her fiancé, George McCallum, Viscount Lockenby, has died in a car accident, and rumors begin that she’s responsible. Then someone tries to force her off the M-2 outside London. When she returns to the United States, she’s nearly killed when a car tries to mow her down while she’s out for a run. No one believes her except FBI Special Agent Davis Sullivan. Meanwhile someone is following Sherlock. A stalker?”

The Defenders of Shannara Book 1: The High Druid’s Blade by Terry Brooks (F BRO Sha.1)

“Paxon Leah never thought of the old family sword hanging above his living room hearth as anything other than an intriguing ornament—until his sister is kidnapped by a sorcerer. Following the dark mage with nothing but this piece of steel to protect him, Paxon stumbles into a plot to remake the world . . . and accidentally unlocks the powers of the ancient blade.”

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner (F WEI)

“Gillian Weiss has a great job...a gorgeous adorable daughter...and a secret.”

The City by Dean Koontz (F KOO)

“There are millions of stories in the city—some magical, some tragic, others terror-filled or triumphant. Jonah Kirk’s story is all of those things as he draws readers into his life in the city as a young boy, introducing his indomitable grandfather, also a ‘piano man’; his single mother, a struggling singer; and the everyday saints and sinners who make up the fabric of the metropolis in which they live—and who will change the course of Jonah’s life forever.”

Counterfeit Lies by Oliver North (F NOR)

“Veteran undercover FBI agent Jake Kruse is investigating a smuggling ring in southern California when his assignment is cut short by a prominent criminal defense attorney, who wants to hire Jake to kill the daughter of a local crime boss.

Inside Man by Jeff Abbott (F ABB)

“Sam Capra’s friend Steve has been murdered shot dead in the rain outside of his Miami bar. The only lead: a mysterious, beautiful stranger Steve tried to protect. To avenge his friend, Sam goes undercover into the Varelas, one of Miami’s most prominent and dangerous families.”

For All Time by Jude Deveraux (F DEV)

“At the wedding of Alix Madsen and Jared Montgomery, Jared’s cousin Graydon can’t look away from bridesmaid, Toby Wyndam. Toby possesses the truly remarkable ability of being able to distinguish Graydon from his identical twin brother, Rory. According to family legend, such a gift marks her as Graydon’s True Love. But Graydon is heir to the Laconia throne and must to marry a noble woman who has been chosen for him.”

Seagrass Pier by Colleen Coble (F COB Hop.3)

“When Elin Summerall contracted a virus that damaged her heart, she was lucky to get a transplant. At first it was an overwhelmingly good gift. But then she began to remember a murder she never witnessed - the murder of her heart’s donor. When she reveals what she knows to a disbelieving police officer, she’s exposed as a witness and must flee for her life to a remote cottage on Hope Beach.”

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