Monthly Archives: December 2013

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by Dee Hare, Librarian

            The countdown to Christmas has begun!  If you’re looking for something to put you in the holiday mood, check out some of the great new seasonal materials we’ve received at the library.  They include:

The characters from Mary Kay Andrews’ novels set in Savannah return in her newest holiday novella Christmas Bliss.  Antique store owner Weezie Foley is becoming more and more agitated as the holidays approach.  Her upcoming wedding to her long-time love Daniel is coming up plus her best friend BeBe is due to give birth at any minute!

Cold Snap by Allison Brennan finds Lucy Kincaid and her family just trying to survive the holidays. When a blizzard strands Lucy and her boyfriend in a Denver hotel with a dead body, she becomes more and more anxious as she’s in a hurry to return home to San Diego where her father has just been hospitalized after being shot by a man with a deadly vendetta.

In A Simple Christmas Wish by Melody Carlson, Rachel Milligan unexpectedly becomes the guardian to her seven year old niece Holly.  After the two make their way from Chicago to the Ohio Amish countryside Rachel calls home, family secrets emerge and old wounds are healed as they find out what family truly means at Christmastime.  Other holiday Christian fiction titles include For Every Season by Cindy Woodsmall and Peace: A Critenden County Christmas from Shelley Shepard Gray.

Other new titles by your favorite authors include White Christmas by Diana Palmer, A Proposal for Christmas by Lina Lael Miller, A Christmas Hope by Anne Perry and Merry Humbug Christmas by Sandra D. Bricker.

New picture books include Christmas Mouse by Anne Mortimer which finds Mouse staying very busy decorating the tree, wrapping presents and delivering treats to friends as Christmas time approaches.  The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert is illustrated by photographs as it tells the story of young Anya, who wishes more than anything to be one of Santa’s elves.  Other new titles include Hanukkah Bear by Eric Kimmel and How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas by Jane Yolen.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

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Library Lines from the GEA Library (Booneville)

 

by Dee Hare, Librarian

          If the holiday season puts you in the mood for reading seasonal titles, check out some of the great new materials we’ve received at the library.  They include:

Christmas at Harmony Hill by Christian fiction writer Ann H. Gabhart echoes the story of Christmas as an expectant young woman who has been turned away by her family during the holiday season is taken in by the Shaker community at Harmony Hill.

Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson is a holiday tale starring sheriff Walt Longmire.  As the sheriff is reading A Christmas Carol in his office on Christmas Eve, he is interrupted by a ghost from his own past.  He doesn’t recognize the intruder, a woman who claims she knows him and has something she desperately needs to return to his predecessor, Lucian Connally.

A Nantucket Christmas by Nancy Thayer finds Nicole Somerset’s careful holiday planning sabotaged by her step-daughter Kennedy in a vain effort to reconcile her mother and father.  But Kennedy’s glamorous mother appearing on the doorstep on Christmas Eve can’t interrupt the miracles of the season as even Kennedy’s precious three year old Maddox gets his most fervent Christmas wish.

Wolves of Midwinter by Anne Rice is the second title in her new “Wolf Gift Chronicles” series.  Yuletide season is approaching, so Reuben Golding’s mentor soon makes him aware that those infected with the wolf gift have their own rituals for the season.  As Christmas night gets closer and closer, Reuben finds himself caught up in the preparations for the town’s Christmas celebrations.

For our youngest readers, Santa Claus and the Three Bears by Maria Modugno is a picture book with a new twist on the classic tale of Goldilocks.  In Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin, Pete must come to the rescue when Santa becomes sick and it looks like Christmas is going to be cancelled.  Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas by Melanie Watt is a quirky guide for what to do when confronted with the spectacle of holiday cooking and decorating.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

 

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by Dee Hare, Librarian

More great new Christmas and holiday titles that we have recently received at the library include:

As single father Logan O’Donnell prepares to give his son Charlie the best Christmas ever in Candlelight Christmas by Susan Wiggs, his family members converge on the shores of Willow Lake to share the magic of the season.  Logan himself may even be in for a holiday surprise of his own in the form of independent and sharp-witted Darcy Fitzgerald.

Silent Night, the new Spencer holiday novel, was finished by Helen Brann from drafts the late Robert B. Parker left behind.  When Spencer is approached by a homeless boy who has found refuge with a Boston shelter, Spencer and Hawk agree to uncover why the founder of the shelter and boy’s mentor is being threatened by a local drug lord.

Hard times have fallen on Tinker’s Cove in Christmas Carol Murder, the latest installment of the Lucy Stone mysteries by Leslie Meier.  Lucy normally loves the holidays but this year the profit hungry partners at Downeast Mortgage are determined to rake in as much money as they can from half the town’s misfortune.  When one of them is murdered, can Lucy uncover the culprit before he strikes again?

Starry Night by Debbie Macomber finds a young writer desperate to prove herself as a serious journalist trekking off to the wilds of Alaska in order to track down a notorious recluse.  But as she gets closer and closer to understanding Finnegan Dalton and the life he has chosen, she must decide whether to respect his wishes and abandon the story that is sure to make her reputation.

More new children’s picture books include:

The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood is filled with beautiful illustrations of special Christmas moments such as searching for hidden presents and listening for sleigh bells. In Dinosaur Christmas by Jerry Pallotta, Santa Claus reminisces about the year dinosaurs were called in to pull his sleigh.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

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by Dee Hare, Librarian

The holiday season is fast approaching!  Get into the spirit of the season by reading some of the great new fiction that has recently arrived at the library.  New titles by your favorite authors include:

The Dogs of Christmas by W. Bruce Cameron is the story of Josh Michaels who is at home alone recovering from a recently broken heart.  When a neighbor abandons a very pregnant dog on his doorstep in the middle of a harsh Colorado winter, Josh learns to care for her tiny puppies with the help of a local animal shelter worker whose quick wit and fierce love for animals catches Josh’s attention.

In A Seaside Christmas by Sheryl Woods, Jenny Collins, now a highly successful Nashville songwriter, finds the memories of her lonely childhood as the only child of a single mother coming back to her as she prepares to return to Chesapeake Shores in order to collaborate on a Christmas production.

Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews finds Meg Langslow trying to stop a group of vengeful holiday pranksters from destroying the annual pre-Christmas concert after they rig a cage full of skunks to the church choir loft.  But when murder enters the festivities, Meg finds her job getting harder as she tries to save Christmas from being ruined by a vengeful killer.

New picture books that have been donated to the library include Pippin the Christmas Pig by Jean Little, which was given in honor of the birth of Cole David Hare by his parents Mike and Dee.  Dejected by tales from the other animals about the gifts their ancestors brought to the baby Jesus, Pippin wanders into the cold, snowy night and is compelled to perform his own act of kindness as he and the other animals discover the true meaning of Christmas giving.

In Priscilla and the Great Santa Search by Nathaniel Hobbie, which was given in honor of Eudora Kemp’s birthday by Bonnie and Chyene Kemp, Priscilla and her best friend set out on cross-country skis to find the North Pole and the real Santa Claus.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

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