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Nancy's Notes - August 8, 2013

"First Sight" by Danielle Steele, "Band of Sisters" by Cathy Gohlke, "Death of a Kitchen Diva" by Lee Hollis.

The library has recently added a number of Large Print books to our collection.  The first is the latest by favorite author, Danielle Steel.   First Sight is set in the fashion worlds of New York, London, Milan, and Paris.  This is the deeply involving story of gifted designer, Timmie O’Neill, whose talent and drive have brought her everything except the ability to erase her past and trust relationships.  Timmie’s international empire has brought her enormous satisfaction and success.  Her humor, kindness, integrity, and creativity are inspirational.  Timmie, though, has private wounds of a devastating childhood and past tragedy.  She is one to take risks in business, but never with her heart.  But, when Timmie falls ill while in Paris; her physician, Jean-Charles Vernier, becomes her confidant and friend.   First Sight is a complex and compelling story.  It is a tale of daring to take a risk when the opportunity is presented.  Are Timmie and Jean-Charles brave enough to face what could come next?

Band of Sisters is by Christy Award-Winning author, Cathy Gohlke.  Set in the early 1900’s, Band of Sisters is the story of Maureen O’Reilly and her younger sister who flee Ireland with the hope of claiming a life once promised to their father.  After surviving the rigors of Ellis Island, Maureen learns their benefactor has died.  His family refuses to own his debt and Maureen is forced to obtain employment in a prominent department store, which proves to be an elegant facade hiding a secret that threatens every vulnerable woman in the city.

Death of a Kitchen Diva is the first book in a new series by Lee Hollis.  The novel centers on Hayley Powell, a struggling single Mom who is an office manager at the Island Times.  When her boss offers her the opportunity to write the paper’s food column, she is unable to resist the extra income.  Hayley’s chatty column is a hit among everyone except rival food writer, Karen Applebaum, who is found face down in a bowl of Hayley’s creamy clam chowder.  With Hayley as the prime suspect, her friends are enlisted to help to clear her name.

Check out these and other great reads!  Stop in and see us.  We are here Monday thru Wednesday Noon to 8:00; Thursday and Friday 10:00 to 5:00 and on Saturday 10:00 to 3:00.

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