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Nancy's Notes - September 27, 2012

Susan Wiggs: “Return to Willow Lake”, Laurie Frankel: “Goodbye for Now”, Meg Gardiner: “Ransom River”.
We had a busy week as all the preschoolers came up to visit the library.  They had a lot of fun enjoying stories and songs. I meet with them once a month.  It is fun watching them change and grow during the school year.
    The library owns several of Susan Wiggs books. The latest is, “Return to Willow Lake”. Sonnet Romano’s life is almost perfect. She has a great career, a boyfriend, and is offered a prestigious fellowship. When Sonnet finds out her mother is unexpectedly expecting, and that the pregnancy is high risk, she puts everything on hold and heads home to Avalon. Once her mom is out of danger, Sonnet intends to pick up her life where she left off. But when her mother receives a devastating diagnosis, Sonnet must decide what really matters in life, even if that means staying in Avalon.
    Laurie Frankel’s, “Goodbye for Now”, is the story of Sam Elling, a software engineer who works for an internet dating service. Although he works for a computer dating site he can’t get a date. He then decides to create an algorithm that will match people with their soul mates. It works so well he is fired from his job. How can a profit dating site make money if those using the service find the perfect mate on the first try. 
    “Ransom River” is Meg Gardiner’s newest crime novel. Rory Mackenzie is juror number seven on a high-profile murder case in her hometown of Ransom River, California. It’s a place she vowed never to visit again after leaving behind a troubled past. Rory has always felt like an outsider. She retreated into herself when both her career and her love affair with a childhood friend were destroyed in a tragic accident. While most of the town is focused on the shocking circumstances of the trial, Rory’s return to Ransom River dredges up troubling memories from her childhood that she can no longer ignore.
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