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Nancy's Notes - July 14, 2011

“A Turn in the Road” by Debbie Macomber, “Wicked Lies” by Lisa Jackson, “Smokin' Seventeen” by Janet Evanovich,

Tuesday, July 19, we will have our third presenter of the summer. Lisa Lair of “Pocket Full of Fun” will take participants on a trip around the world. She and her puppets will tell stories from different countries. We will start our program at 1:00 p.m. in the large meeting room in the library’s lower level. 
    I just finished Debbie Macomber’s , “A Turn in the Road”. It was a nice, light summer read. Bethanne Hamlin has been divorced from her husband for six years after he left his family and ran off and married a co-worker. Now her husband, Grant, wants her back. Grant’s mother is planning to drive by herself, to Florida, for her 50th class reunion where she hopes to reunite with her high school sweetheart. When Bethanne hears of her plan she volunteers to join her former mother-in-law on her trip. She plans to use her time on the road to contemplate whether she should reconcile with Grant. When Bethanne’s twenty-something daughter gets dumped by her boyfriend, she also decides to join the roadtrip.  The three take off looking for adventure and find it when their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and they are rescued by bikers who are riding their Harleys through the area.
    Lisa Jackson’s latest thriller is, “Wicked Lies”. Justice Turnbull paces his room at Halo Valley Security Hospital. His psychiatrist thinks Justice is reformed, but he’s wrong. It’s been twenty years since he killed Jessie Brentwood. But Jessie was only one of many who must be punished for belonging to the Colony at Siren Song. Now Lorilei is at the top of his list. A reporter is asking Laura Adderley questions about Justice’s disappearance and delving into the cults’ history. The reporter has not figured out Laura Adderley’s, who was formerly known as Lorlei, connection to the story. Now Laura knows that Justice is coming for her.
    Janet Evanovich has now completed “Smokin' Seventeen”, the next volume in her Stephanie Plum series. My sister said she laughed throughout the book at the crazy antics of Plum and her cohorts. Dead bodies are showing up on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one knows who the killer is or what the motive would be, but it’s clear Stephanie Plum is next on the list. Stephanie faces further complications when her family and friends decide that it’s time for her to choose between her longtime boyfriend Joe Morelli and the bad boy in her life, Ranger. Stepanie’s mom wants her to dump both of them and choose a former high school classmate. Grandma Bella, Morelli’s old-world grandmother gets involved when she places “the eye” on Stephanie.
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