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Nancy's Notes - September 4, 2014

“Mean Streak” by Sandra Brown, “Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day” by Ann B. Ross, “Bridge to Haven” by Francine Rivers

  The kids are back in school so I’m sure everyone has extra time to read! We have several new books to enjoy if there is now some quiet time at your house. The first is “Mean Streak” by Sandra Brown. Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, upset over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Fog and ice now cover the mountainous wilderness and halt their search for her. While police suspect Jeff of being involved in his wives disappearance,  Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name. She's determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive.
    For a lighter read you may enjoy, “Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day”.
Etta Mae is frustrated with her trailer-park life and she has big dreams for something better. Working as the home nurse for the elderly but wealthy Howard Connard, Senior, she finally sees her chance. Using her curves and charm, Etta Mae is determined to become his wife. Unfortunately his money-hungry son and stuck-up daughter-in-law are equally determined to make sure she doesn’t. To make matters worse, Skip, the first of Etta Me’s ex-husbands, has shown up with a winning lottery ticket in his hand and local thugs hot on his heels. In the middle of all this chaos Etta Mae has to get that marriage license before it’s too late!
    Francine Rivers’ “Bridge to Haven” takes place in 1957 Hollywood. Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a crying newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven. Zeke knows the circumstances surrounding her birth has made scars deep in her heart, scars that leave her vulnerable to a fast-talking bad boy who proclaims his love and lures her to Tinseltown. Hollywood feels like a million miles from Haven, and naive Abra quickly learns what’s expected of an ambitious girl with stars in her eyes. But fame comes at an awful price. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted. Now, all she wants is a way back home.
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