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Nancy Notes - July 9, 2015

“The Melody Lingers On” by Mary Higgins Clark, “Remember Me This Way” by Sabine Durrant.

By the time you read this we will have hosted our first Summer Reading Program. Blank Park Zoo was here. They are always a big hit. Don’t forget we will have three more programs. Each one will begin at 1:00 p.m.  July 15 we will feature local community heroes, July 22 participants will enjoy a presentation by the Grout Museum from Waterloo, and our finale will be a Super Hero party. All who attend are encouraged to wear the costume of their favorite hero.
        One of our newest novels is “The Melody Lingers On” by Mary Higgins Clark. I love her titles as they usually are a song title. I looked up this recent addition and found out it was named after a song written by Irving Berlin in 1927.  As the assistant to a famous upscale interior designer, Lane Harmon, mother to five-year-old Katie, is accustomed to visiting affluent homes. When she is called to assist in redecorating a modest townhouse she knows the job is unusual. Then she learns the home belongs to the wife of a notorious and disgraced financier named Parker Bennett who has been missing for two years. He dropped out of sight just before it was discovered that the $5 billion dollars in the fund he had been managing had vanished. Bennett had gone out on his sailboat in the Caribbean. Was it suicide or had he staged his disappearance? The scandal around his name has not died down. His clients and the federal government all want to trace the money and find Bennett, if he is still alive. Lane doesn’t know that the closer she gets to the Bennetts, the more she puts her life, and her daughter’s life, in jeopardy.
        If you are ready for some suspense, try “Remember Me This Way” by Sabine Durrant.
A year after her husband Zach’s death, Lizzie goes to lay flowers where his fatal accident took place.
As she makes her way along the road, she thinks about their life together. Lizzie wonders whether she has changed since Zach died. Will she ever feel whole again? At last she reaches the spot. And there, tied to a tree, is a bunch of lilies. The flowers are addressed to her husband. Someone has been there before her. Who is this Zenia? As Lizzie learns more about her husband’s past she begins to realize that maybe she didn’t know him at all.
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