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Nancy's Notes - April 18, 2013

DVDs "Les Miserables" and "Lincoln", “Daddy’s Gone a Hunting” by Mary Higgins Clark, “Abide with Me” by Sabin Willett.

We have now purchased on DVD, “Les Miserables” and “Lincoln”. I absolutely loved “Les Mis” and having seen it twice I will probably watch it several more times. The book is also available in the library.
“Lincoln” is also interesting but very intense, you must be ready to concentrate. For those of you who would like to read more about him, “Killing Lincoln” has been very popular. We also have the book, “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker”, if you saw the movie you may have noticed Mrs. Lincoln’s constant companion was her dressmaker. This book, however, is historical fiction so you need to keep that in mind as you read it.

In her latest novel, “Daddy’s Gone a Hunting”, author Mary Higgins Clark exposes a family’s dark secret that threatens the lives of two sisters, Kate and Hannah Connelly. When the family-owned furniture firm in Long Island City, founded by their grandfather, explodes into flames in the middle of the night the ashes reveal a startling and grisly discovery. Was the explosion deliberately set? What was Kate doing in the museum when it burst into flames? Why was Gus, a retired and disgruntled craftsman, with her at that time of night? Now Gus is dead, and Kate lies in the hospital badly injured and in a coma, so neither can tell what drew them there.

Sabin Willett has written, “Abide with Me”, which is supposed to be a modern day “Wuthering Heights”. When he returns to Hoosick Bridge after serving in Afghanistan, the townspeople have forgotten Roy Murphy. They will soon remember his violent reputation and his former romance with Emma Herrick, a descendent one of the towns founding fathers. Emma has remained Roy’s obsession after they parted ways. Now he returns from Afghanistan changed and willing to stop at nothing to obtain a part of the Herricks’ legacy.

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