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Wednesday, June 1, 2011 • Posted June 1, 2011

On your next trip to the library, be sure to try the new park benches out by Old Yeller. The Friends of the Library donated the benches, and they not only look great but also sit great! By the way, the older benches have not “expired”—they’ve just been moved to shady new places around the grounds. Next time you see a “Friend,” be sure to thank them!NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)A Vote of Confidence by Robin Lee Hatcher (F HAT Sbs.1)(The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs Book 1)“Gwen Arlington . . . carved out an independent life in the bustling mountain town of Bethlehem Springs, Idaho, teaching piano and writing for the local newspaper. But now she’s a single woman running for mayor—and in 1915 this decision is bound to stir up trouble.”Fit to Be Tied by Robin Lee Hatcher (F HAT Sbs.2)(The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs Book 2)“Cleo Arlington dresses like a cowboy, is fearless and fun-loving, and can ride, rope, and wrangle a horse as well as any man. And though Cleo believes God’s plan includes a husband, it couldn’t possibly be Sherwood Statham. Could it? Sherwood Statham, an English aristocrat whose father has sentenced him to a year of work in America to ‘straighten him out’ . . . has no idea how to handle Cleo.”A Matter of Character by Robin Lee Hatcher (F HAT Sbs.3)(The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs Book 3)“It’s 1918, and Daphne McKinley, heiress to a small fortune, has found contentment in the town. But Daphne has a secret. When newspaperman Joshua Crawford comes to town searching for the man who sullied the good name of his grandfather, Daphne finds herself at a crossroads, reassessing the power of her words, re-thinking how best to honor her gifts, and reconsidering what she wants out of life.”Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle by Ann B. Ross (F ROS Jul.12)(Miss Julia Book 12)“Miss Julia has promised her adoring husband, Sam, to mind her own business. What a relief! She doesn’t have to spring into action when a dead body is discovered in a toolshed six blocks away from her house. Instead, she can concentrate on what’s really important—like who in the world could be passing bad checks in her name.” Blood Trust by Eric Van Lustbader (F LUS MCC.3)“Alli Carson has been through her own personal hell. With her father, the president of the United States, recently dead and her mother in a coma from a terrible accident, she has poured herself into her training to become one of the best FBI agents at the Fearington Institute. Her inspiration and solace come from the one man with whom she has ever felt a kinship, National Security Adviser Jack McClure. When Alli becomes the prime suspect in a murder at Fearington, a wide-ranging investigation is triggered, involving local homicide detectives, the Secret Service, the FBI itself, and Alli’s own uncle, billionaire lobbyist Henry Carson.”The Silver Boat by Luanne Rice (F RIC). . . a heartwarming yet heart-wrenching portrait of three far-flung sisters who come home to Martha’s Vineyard one last time to say good-bye to the family beach house. Memories of their grandmother, mother, and their Irish father, who sailed away the year Dar, the oldest, turned twelve, rise up and expose the fine cracks in their family myth—especially when a cache of old letters reveals enough truth to send them back to their ancestral homeland.”Dead by Midnight by Carolyn Hart (F HAR Dea.21)(Death on Demand Book 21)“Solving puzzles comes naturally to Annie Darling . . . A recent death appears to be suicide, but Annie suspects murder. Annie believes she has set the perfect trap for a merciless killer until her cell phone rings and Death whispers in her ear.”The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry (F BER Mal.7)(A Cotton Malone mystery)“Four presidents of the United States have been assassinated—each murder seemingly unrelated. But what if those presidents were all killed for the same reason: a clause in the United States Constitution—contained within Article 1, Section 8—that would shock most Americans? This question is what faces former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone in his latest adventure.”LIBRARY NOTES:Read-to-Swim: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 10:30-11:30 A.M.Donna Ingham Storytelling 11:00 A.M., June 9; sign-up for Book Hounds all dayLIBRARY INFORMATION:Location: 410 Post Hill; Phone: 325-347-5446; FAX: 325-347-6562; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1785, Mason, TX 76856; E-mail:; Web Site: http://bcls.tsl.state.tx

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