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Nancy's Notes - September 2, 2010

School in session, "Scattered Petals" by Amanda Cabot, "Forgiven" by Shelley Shepard Gray,

Well school is in session but with the early outs we have been the "hoppin'" place after 1:30. If you want easy access to a computer or quieter reading time you might want to come in earlier in the day. We already have reservations for visits from the second graders and the after-school program. Soon I'll be back reading to the preschoolers and Kids Korner.


Last week Nola bought some new inspirational fiction. If these are your favorite reads you may want to stop in next week when we hopefully will have them ready to go. You might be interested in "Scattered Petals" by Amanda Cabot. Longing for adventure, Priscilla Morton leaves Boston in 1856 and heads for the Texas Hill Country. When she falls for ranch foreman Zachary Webster her new life could be filled with heartbreaking consequences.


Judith Miller has started a new series, Daughters of Amana. It takes place in Iowa's own Amana Colonies. Gretchen Kohler dreams of life beyond working in her father's store and tending to her brother and grandmother. She has a gift for writing but her Amana village frowns upon artistic pursuits. When a young reporter comes into her store and strikes up a conversation, she believes she's found a kindred spirit.


There are many Amish stories being published in the last year or two. Shelley Shepard Gray has written, "Forgiven", as part of her Sisters of the Heart series. When fire destroys the Lundy's barn, Winnie is injured trying to get the animals to safety. Confined to a hospital for weeks, she is out of touch with her loved ones who live too far away to visit by buggy. She must now depend on Englisher Samuel Miller to keep her company. Though his family is part of Winnie's Amish community, Samuel left years earlier to pursue a college education. Through their visits a friendship forms, but their attraction cannot grow since Samuel has chosen a life in the outside world.


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