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Nancy's Notes - Sept. 5, 2013

“11th Commandment” by Jeffrey Archer, “Sweet Salt Water” by Barbara Delinsky,

If you’ve been in any afternoon in the past two weeks, you have noted it’s been a bit on the wild side. We apologize if it’s inconvenienced you in any way, but we’ve been a cool place for the kids to spend the day when school is let out early. With the number of students coming in we do our best to keep it to a dull roar, but it doesn’t always work. We hope that things are cooler this week and that we’ll be back in our regular routine soon.
I’ve always enjoyed Jeffrey Archer’s stories. His newest is, “11th Commandment”. Connor Fitzgerald has an impressive resume as a military hero and devoted family man. Working for the CIA he is also a servant of his country and an assassin. Just as he’s about to put his twenty-eight-year career behind him, he comes up against the most dangerous enemy he’s ever faced, his boss, Helen Dexter.

Barbara Delinsky is a favorite of many of our readers. Her latest, “Sweet Salt Water”, takes place in a small coastal island off of Maine. Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole's house on that island. But a lot of years, and many secrets, have kept the women apart. A travel writer, Charlotte lives on the road, while Nicole, a food blogger, keeps house in Philadelphia with her surgeon-husband, Julian. When Nicole is commissioned to write a book about island food, she invites Charlotte back, for a final summer, to help. Outgoing, Charlotte has a gift for talking to people and making friends, and Nicole could use her expertise for interviews with locals. But what both women don't know is that they are each holding something back that may change their lives forever.
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