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Nancy's Notes - March 10, 2016

Videos, “Dancing with Butterflies” by Reyna Grande, “The Wedding Cake Murder” by Joanne Fluke

  Our relaxation series has been a lot of fun and we are pleased with the response from the participants. It has given people a chance to try something different and their only investment is one hour of their time. If there are programs that might be of interest to you, let us know and we’ll consider your topic.

        Videos fly off our shelves, many people select three or four everyday. I have just purchased many new videos, some recently released and others golden oldies. Here is a list of some of them, so you can see if any appeal to you: Toy Story That Time Forgot, Zoolander, War Room, Ant-man, Percy Jackson Sea Of Monsters, Pixels, Steve Jobs, Trombo, Love the Coopers, and Save the Last Dance. To be enjoyed by the whole family, we purchased: Hotel Transylvania 2, Goosebumps, Shaun the Sheep, Pinocchio, My Boyriends’ Dogs, The Good Dinosaur, How to Beat a Bully, Little Savages, My All American, Noahs Ark, and The Prophet. There is no charge for our videos as long as they are returned by the due date.
        New to our shelves and receiving a high mark on Amazon is, “Dancing with Butterflies” by Reyna Grande. The story uses the alternating voices of four very different women whose lives interconnect through a common passion for their Mexican heritage and a dance company called Alegría. Yesenia, who founded Alegría with her husband, Eduardo, sabotages her own efforts to remain a vital, vibrant woman when she travels back and forth across the Mexican border for cheap plastic surgery. Elena, grief stricken by the death of her only child and the end of her marriage, finds herself falling dangerously in love with one of her underage students. Elena's sister, Adriana, wears the wounds of abandonment by a dys-functional family and becomes unable to discern love from abuse. Soledad, the sweet-tempered illegal immigrant who designs costumes for Alegría, finds herself stuck back in Mexico, where she returns to see her dying grandmother.
          Joanne Fluke has recently written, “The Wedding Cake Murder”. Her books are great if you like a light mystery with none of the gore and language you that may find offensive. The bonus of these books is they come with recipes! Hannah is thrilled to be marrying Ross Barton, her college crush. And her excitement only grows when she learns he’ll be able to join her on her trip to New York City for the Food Channel’s dessert chef contest. They get a taste of the Big Apple before Hannah wins the Hometown Challenge and the producers bring all the contestants to Lake Eden to tape the remainder of the show. It’s nerve-wracking enough being judged by Alain Duquesne, a celebrity chef with a nasty reputation. But it’s even more chilling to find him stabbed to death in the Lake Eden Inn’s walk-in cooler, before he’s even had a chance to taste Hannah’s Butterscotch Sugar Cookies! Now Hannah has not only lost her advantage, she’ll have to solve a mystery.
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