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Nancy's Notes - January 24, 2013

“The Husband List” by Janet Evanovich, “Dream Eyes” Jayne Ann Krentz, “Angelfire” by Linda Lael Miller

Janet Evanovich, the author of the Stephanie Plum series, has now completed, “The Husband List”. It is based on the same family featured in her “Love in a Nutshell”. Set in New York City in 1894 it features Caroline Maxwell, an heiress who is longing to fall in love and marry. Caroline is stuck at home, crossing off the list of men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. Caroline struggles with the true nature of her heart as she longs for adventure, love and Jack Culhane. The unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title is an unacceptable suitor. Can Jack and Caroline find love against all odds?
      The newest book by Jayne Ann Krentz is entitled, “Dream Eyes”. Gwen Frazier is no stranger to ghosts, she sees them everywhere, even at the scenes of violent deaths. As a psychic counselor, who interprets dreams, she is not trained in finding justice for the dead. The death of her friend and mentor, Evelyn Ballinger, brings Frazier back to the small town of Wilby, Oregon, and also brings back memories she would rather forget. Two years earlier, a killer stalked the members of one of Ballinger's research studies, including Gwen. And though she survived while two others didn't, Gwen knows that Ballinger's death is related. Psychic investigator Judson Coppersmith arrives in Wilby haunted by urgent dreams. His attraction to Gwen is strong, but there are secrets he must keep to protect himself from surrendering to her completely, even as their investigation draws them into dreamscapes.
    Large print readers may enjoy, “Angelfire” by Linda Lael Miller. Shocked by the threat of an arranged marriage to an aging magistrate, Bliss Stafford fled through the rugged New Zealand countryside. But chance, and the barrel of her father's pistol, wed her to Jamie McKenna, a handsome, headstrong rancher.  Yet his heart is held by a beautiful widow, and a hidden, bitter sorrow. Only a rare courage would drive Bliss to face the secrets of Jamie's past...to defy death itself for the prize of a lifetime.
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