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Nancy's Notes - August 25, 2016

The Perfect Horse” by Elizabeth Letts, "Sweet Tomorrows” by Debbie Macomber.

Last Friday was our “Back to School Bash”. It was a lot of fun even though the weather did not cooperate. Missy’s plan was to have a book walk which would take the kids from the library to the elementary school and back. We ended up having our book pages at various stations in the library. At each stop the child read a page of the book and received a token item to take home. Thank you to the school and Stan Busick for bringing a school bus for us to use and also miscellaneous friends who were talked into adding helping hands. We couldn’t have done it without you.

        Receiving high reviews is, “The Perfect Horse”, by Elizabeth Letts. In the last days of World War II., a small troop of American soldiers captures a German spy. His briefcase is empty except for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. Hitler has stockpiled the world’s finest purebreds in order to breed an equine master race. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in danger of being slaughtered for food. With only hours to spare, one of the Army’s cavalrymen, American colonel Hank Reed, makes a decision with General George Patton’s blessing, to mount a rescue operation. Racing against time, Reed’s small force of soldiers, aided by several turncoat Germans, steals across enemy lines in a last-ditch effort to save the horses.
        Debbie Macomber fans will enjoy, “Sweet Tomorrows”, her latest novel. It has also received high marks. Nine months ago, Mark Taylor abruptly left Cedar Cove on a mission to right a wrong from his past. Though Mark finally confessed his love for her, innkeeper Jo Marie Rose is unsure if he’s ever coming back. The Rose Harbor Inn barely seems the same without Mark, but Jo Marie can’t bear to lose herself in grief once more. Determined to move forward, she begins dating again, and finds companionship when she takes on a boarder who is starting a new chapter herself. Recovering from a twice-broken heart, Emily Gaffney, a young teacher, is staying at the inn while she looks for a home of her own. She has her eye on one house in particular. Although Emily’s inquiries about the house are rudely rebuffed, her rocky start with the owner eventually blossoms into a friendship. But when the relationship verges on something more, Emily will have to rethink what she truly wants and the chances she’s willing to take. The inn seems to be working its magic again, with Emily opening herself up to love and Jo Marie moving on, that is until Jo Marie receives shocking news.
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