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Nancy's Notes - March 13, 2013

Kiss and Tell by Fern Michaels, The Chase by Janet Evanovich, The Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit

We just opened a box of new books this week.  This task makes even the dreariest of winter days a little brighter!  

Fern Michaels has a new book just out.  Kiss and Tell is the latest in the Sisterhood series.The women of the Sisterhood, the stalwart sorority that has helped to right so many wrongs, is forced into action when a string of anonymous emails arrive suggesting shady dealings at a local assisted-living facility.  Emanuel Macklin is the financial wizard behind the high-end senior complex.  Macklin has amassed a private fortune and the returns he promises his investors may be garnered at others’ expense.  In fact, his entire enterprise is one enormous Ponzi scheme that is about to collapse risking the life-savings of innocent people.  Myra and Annie know this is a mission for them.  But, as they set out to foil one of their most cunning adversaries to date, Myra faces a personal challenge sure to rock the Sisterhood.

Another favorite author, Janet Evanovich, has released the second book in her Fox and O’Hare series (The Heist was the first).  The Chase is another action-packed adventure featuring master con artist Nicholas Fox and FBI agent Kate O’Hare; who, together, will go undercover to swindle and catch the world’s most wanted criminals.  Their newest target is Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency.  Grove has stolen a rare artifact from the Smithsonian.  Nick and Kate must work under the radar with a ragtag crew to devise a plan to steal it back.  

In her debut novel, The Wives of Los Alamos, Tarashea Nesbit writes of the wives of the Manhattan Project scientists.  Set in the 1940s,  the women were kept in the dark about their husbands' work on the atomic bomb.  While the bomb was being invented, babies were born, friendships were forged, children grew up, and Los Alamos gradually became a real community.  A community, though, strained by what could not be said out loud.  The end of the war would bring even bigger challenges as the scientists and their families struggle with the burden of their contribution to the most destructive force in the history in of mankind. Our hours are: Monday thru Wednesday from Noon to 8:00; Thursday and Friday from 10:00 to 5:00; and, Saturday from 10:00 to 3:00.  We hope to see you soon!