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Nancy's Notes - July 14, 2010

Summer reading program, “Beach Combers” by Nancy Thayer, “Lowcountry Summer” by Dorthea Benton Frank, “That Perfect Someone” by Johanna Lindsey.

Everyone had a good time at our second summer reading program. There were various craft and activity centers manned by volunteers. Each child had the opportunity to enjoy making three make-and-take crafts as well as returning home with a prize. This Thursday Blank Park Zoo will bring three or four critters for participants to enjoy. Our programs begin at 10:15 and end around 11:00 on July 15 and 22.

            We received a large order of books last week and with the hot weather they have been flying off the shelves. Those who enjoy lighter novels will want to check-out “Beach Combers”, by Nancy Thayer. The novel centers on the reunion of three very different sisters on Nantucket over one summer. Abbie Fox hasn’t seen her father or two younger sisters in almost two years. But now Lily, the baby of the family, is sending Abbie urgent emails begging her to return home. Their middle sister, Emma has taken to her bed after the loss of her job and break-up with her finance. Lily is also worried that Marina, the woman renting their guesthouse, has set her sights on the sister’s widowed father. Over the course of the summer the sisters’ lives grow turbulent and unpredictable.

            Dorthea Benton Frank appeals to those who enjoy characters with eccentric Southern charm. Her latest, “Lowcountry Summer”, is the sequel to “Plantation”. When Caroline Wimbley Levine returned to South Carolina’s Tall Pines Plantation, she never expected to make peace with the past. Her late mother, the Queen of Tall Pines, is gone leaving the rest of the family wondering who will take her place. In the South Carolina countryside, old hurts and dark secrets will surface, and a new generation will rise along the banks of the Edisto River.

            Romance lovers will enjoy “That Perfect Someone” by Johanna Lindsey. It tells the tale of two childhood enemies whose marriage contract turns them into lovers. Nine years ago, Richard Allen fled England, determined to live his own life. He took to the sea joining a band of treasure-hunting pirates and adopting the persona of Frenchman  Jean Paul. When he slips back into England to carry out a task, Richard becomes infatuated with a married woman, Georgina Malory. But his reckless attempt to woo Georgina at a masked ball turns out to be the worst mistake of his life.

            Stop in and check out these or many other good title: Monday through Wednesday between noon and 8:00 p.m. or Thursday through Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.