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Nancy's Notes - December 4, 2014

“The Mistletoe Promise” by Richard Paul Evans, “Mr. Miracle” by Debbie Macomber, SANTA's VISIT will be Tues., Dec. 16, 6-7 p.m.

Nancy’s Notes

   The Christmas season is coming up way to quickly! If you have spare time and want to get into the Christmas mood we have many seasonal movies, books, and music.

Our newest Christmas title is, “The Mistletoe Promise”, by Richard Paul Evans. 
Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone and distrustful.  On a November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks, until the evening of December 24, he suggests that they pretend to be a couple. He draws up a contract with four rules:
1. No deep, probing personal questions
2. No drama
3. No telling anyone the truth about the relationship 
4. The contract is void on Christmas Day
Lonely, Elise surprises herself by agreeing to the idea.

 Debbie Macomber now has the Christmas story, “Mr. Miracle”, for your enjoyment. Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track and help her find love. Posing as a teacher at a local college in Tacoma, Washington, he cannot predict the surprises that lay in store.
After trying to make it on her own, Addie has returned home to Tacoma for the holidays. Her plans are to stay for good, enrolling in the local community college to earn her degree. What she doesn’t plan to do is run into Erich Simmons, her next-door neighbor. The two are like night and day. Growing up, he was popular and outgoing while she was rebellious and headstrong, and he never missed an opportunity to tease her. Now she intends to avoid him entirely, yet when they’re suddenly forced to spend Christmas together, Addie is ready for trouble.

Mark Tuesday evening, December 16, on your calendar. Santa will be visiting the library. We invite local children to come and greet him between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. After Santa reads a short story the children will enjoy a couple of craft activities as they wait for a chance to give him their Christmas list. Parents are welcome to bring a camera with them. 
Stop in and see us: Monday through Wednesday between noon and 8:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.