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At the Library : Susan Mallery Christmas Books

Today I am spotlighting two great Holiday books from the amazing Susan Mallery that is part of our Library collection . Happy Reading….. Lisa

Susan Mallery, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fool’s Gold romances, proves there’s no place like Happily Inc for the holidays…

There’s no place like Happily Inc for the holidays…

Wynn Beauchene has a thriving business, a great kid and a mildly embarrassing crush on the guy next door—local cop Garrick McCabe. She’s a strong, independent woman who can’t help dreaming what-if about a man she barely knows. Until he needs her help…

Garrick’s pregnant daughter will be home for Christmas, and his house needs a woman’s touch. Garrick and his little girl were tight once and he’s hoping a small-town Christmas will bring her back to him. But thawing his daughter’s frosty attitude will take more than a few twinkle lights. Maybe sharing the holiday with Wynn and her son will remind her of the joy of family.

As the season works its magic on these wounded souls, Wynn realizes it’s time to stop punishing herself for a painful secret, while Garrick remains haunted by the ghosts of past mistakes. Will he allow Wynn to open the only gift she truly wants—his heart?

Don’t miss Home Sweet Christmas, a witty and heartfelt story of two friends who unexpectedly find the person-and the place in which-they belong this Christmas by #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery!

From my Local Library :

Hapily This Christmas

I thoroughly enjoy a book which has characters from previous stories in them and Susan Mallery never disappoints. Her characters are all believable, likeable characters who could be my neighbors or people I meet in the street. I can’t wait for the next book to be out.

Home Sweet Christmas

Camryn and Jake start off awkward, but they both have fears that almost end them. River and Dylan, have a less awkward start, but they have their own different fears! There is humor in watching them grow past their fears, as well as sadness they will fail! In the end, each pair fights for the love they have found, and that was sweet to see! Enjoy reading all the twists yourself, like I did!

Throwback Thursday !

I decided to join this meme with others -highlighting some older books picks to read. But my twist is that my picks will be from the Library collection. Our book budget is very limited budget so many of our books are donated from fellow readers. So enjy!

Trial By Fire: The Firefighters of Station Five published 2008.

Meet Lieutenant Howard “Six-Pack” Paxton–one of the handsome, hard-bodied firefighters of Station Five. Four-alarm blazes have nothing on him…

Lieutenant Howard Six-Pack Paxton may love being a firefighter and riding his Harley, but there’s nothing he values more than his bachelorhood–until a feisty, curvaceous teacher named Kat McKenna falls into his arms at the scene of a fire and melts the six-foot-six tower of bronze muscle.

But just as passion ignites between them and they explore new heights of ecstasy, a ruthless arsonist with a deadly secret and a thirst for vengeance becomes their worst nightmare.

5 book series

My Thursday Pick:

Great book. Sweet romance with a hunk of a man (nicknamed six-pack 😉 ). My perfect book hot yummy man, normal girl, characters in 30s s not too young not too old, plenty of angst, hot sex an good plot what more could you want from a book. . This book is part of an amazing series and you will enjoy them all. Happy Reading at the Library….

October is Fire Presentation Month ! So let;s Heat it up with some romance….. Be sure to leave a comment and a link for your Thursday Throwback book picks.. Lisa

Connect Five Friday : Library

This Friday is National Library Day ! Some my Five Books will have Library in the title or mystery taken place at the Library.

I work part time as the Liberian in our small town . It’s a labor of love and a way to help the kids and adults in my community.

From the Library collection:

With her twins, Fitzgerald and Hemingway, back in school, Jane Steward can finally focus on her work again—managing Storyton Hall, and breaking ground on the resort’s latest attraction: a luxurious, relaxing spa named in honor of Walt Whitman. But when the earth is dug up to start laying the spa’s foundation, something else comes to the surface—a collection of unusual bones and the ragged remnants of a very old book. The attendees of the Rare Book Conference are eager to assist Jane with this unexpected historical mystery—until a visitor meets an untimely end in the Henry James Library. As the questions—and suspects—start stacking up, Jane will have to uncover a killer before more unhappy endings ensue . . .

Rain Wilmot has just returned to her family’s waterfront log cabin in Lofty Pines, Wisconsin after the untimely death of her husband. The cabin is peaceful compared to Rain’s corporate job and comes with an informal library that Rain’s mother, Willow, used to run. But as Rain prepares for the re-opening of the library, all hopes for a peaceful life are shattered when she discovers the body of Thornton Hughes, a real estate buyer, on the premises.

The community of Lofty Pines starts pointing fingers at Willow, since she has been unusually absent from the library this summer. A fishy rumor surfaces when Rain learns that Willow had been spending a lot of time with Thornton. The town even thought they were having an affair.

While theories swirl about Thornton’s death, Rain takes it upon herself to solve the case to exonerate her mother. As more clues surface, Rain will have to piece together the mystery. But if she isn’t careful, she may be the next to end up dead in the water in Murder at the Lakeside Library, the first in Holly Danvers’ new Lakeside Library mysteries.

It’s National Library Week, and the Athena Public Library is planning an exhibit to honor the centenary of famous novelist Electra Barnes Cartwright—creator of the beloved Veronica Thane series.

Charlie has a soft spot for Cartwright’s girl detective stories (not to mention an extensive collection of her books!). When the author agrees to make a rare public appearance, the news of her whereabouts goes viral overnight, and series devotees and book collectors converge on Athena.

After all, it’s rumored that Cartwright penned Veronica Thane stories that remain under wraps, and one rabid fan will stop at nothing—not even murder—to get hold of the rare books…

Kindle Unlimited :

Kindle unlimited

Heather Redding is the library director in the seaside town of Peachtree Point, New Hampshire. She and her friend and colleague, Sylvie, are helping with the town’s first romance writers conference. The conference organizers wanted a well-known author to be the keynote speaker, but their budget wasn’t big enough for their first choice. Instead, they invite Fiona Fulbright who comes with a pile of baggage and trouble. When someone collapses and dies in front of the conference-goers, will Heather, Sylvie, and Heather’s sister, Joanna, the town’s Sheriff’s Deputy, solve the crime before the culprit gets away with murder?

Stolen memories. Stolen lives. How far will she go to get it all back?

Some women want their husband to remember their anniversary. Allison just wants hers to remember her name. The library of memories she guards may hold the key. If she can return Paul’s memories to the magical books, she just might get her life back, too.

The question is—how far will she go to get what she wants?

If you like small-town settings, love stories that transcend memory, and twisty magical mysteries, you’ll love Libraries & Labradors, the third and final book in the Magic Library Mystery series.

January Book Club

At our local public library -I run a book club. We gather together on Tuesday and Thursday and discuss books and what’s going on in the community. Our Book Club is all about sharing the love of reading and books.

Our Book:

Discover this moving story of five remarkable friends as Mary Alice Monroe, the New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House explores the power of friendship with tenderness and honesty.

On the surface, it is a monthly book club. But for five women, it is so much more. For Eve Porter, whose husband’s sudden death cheats her of every security she had planned on, the club is a place of sanctuary. For Annie Blake, a brilliant attorney intent on starting a family late in life, it is the chance to finally let down her guard and dream of other possibilities. For Doris Bridges, it is her support group as she acknowledges her dying marriage and finds the ultimate freedom in her husband’s betrayal. For Gabriella Rivera, the “perfect” wife, mother and friend who offers support to everyone but is afraid to ask for it herself, it is a sense of community. And for Midge Kirsch, an artist who has always lived her life against the grain, it is a haven of acceptance.

They are five women from different walks of life, embracing the challenge of change. And as they share their hopes and fears and triumphs, they will hold fast to the true magic of the book club—friendship.

Originally published in 1999.

Chat :

Starting a New Year we Welcome New members. And we are discussing what we want our book club to accomplice this year , type of books we want to read , guest to invite and project we will be tackling this year. The quarterly community project always involves reading and books and how we can get books and learning in hands of others. Lisa

Community Project:

Little Free Library

We are planning on building ours from scrap lumber and placing in front of City Hall . Filling it with extra donated books will be part of the Book Club duties.

Welcome to the world’s largest book-sharing movement! Join us in:https://littlefreelibrary.org/

Building Community
Inspiring Readers
Expanding Book Access for All

Stacking Shelves

We are slowly returning to our regular schedule around town as we are in recovery mode from Hurricane Delta. As electricity ,internet and phones are being repaired we Thank everyone that helped. So back to work…

Stacking Shelves today at the Library:

Today’s books are all about Halloween and fall crafts. So enjoy 😉

This month’s book picks
My library project.

Our small town library has a great selection of fall craft books and cookbooks perfect for this time of the year. This book is filled with great kids crafts and project i can make with the kids during craft time at the Library. Using everyday objects that are inexpensive and fun to make.

Thanks for stopping bye our library. Check out our books and join our book club…. Lisa

Sunday’s post

This post will be short this Sunday. In between houses without internet and using only my phone. You forget how much being connected is important until you loose it..

Today’s book i found at the Library. Perfect time to read a classic romance from Diana Palmer where you are always guaranteed a happy ending. Lisa

Published in 2003 Lawless .

At The Library

I tought today would be the perfect day to share what I am stacking my shelves with since I am at the Library working today . So lets start here At the Libarary first -then my personel ones …Lisa

At the Library :

  • The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  • Normal People by Sally Rooney
  • City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi C

Non Fiction

  • Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb
  • Talking To Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
  • Know My Name by Chanel Miller

My shelves :

Erica Bauermeister, the national bestselling author of The School of Essential Ingredients, presents a moving and evocative coming-of-age novel about childhood stories, families lost and found, and how a fragrance conjures memories capable of shaping the course of our lives.

Emmeline lives an enchanted childhood on a remote island with her father, who teaches her about the natural world through her senses. What he won’t explain are the mysterious scents stored in the drawers that line the walls of their cabin, or the origin of the machine that creates them. As Emmeline grows, however, so too does her curiosity, until one day the unforeseen happens, and Emmeline is vaulted out into the real world–a place of love, betrayal, ambition, and revenge. To understand her past, Emmeline must unlock the clues to her identity, a quest that challenges the limits of her heart and imagination.

Lyrical and immersive, The Scent Keeper explores the provocative beauty of scent, the way it can reveal hidden truths, lead us to the person we seek, and even help us find our way back home.

Fern Michaels is a national treasure, and her latest in the Sisterhood series finds the stalwart friends bringing justice—and hope—to families devastated by a greedy con artist.

The Sisterhood: a group of women from all walks of life bound by friendship and a quest for justice. Armed with vast resources, top-notch expertise, and a loyal network of allies around the globe, the Sisterhood will not rest until every wrong is made right.

When Alexis Thorn and Joe Esposito encounter a young woman sobbing alone in a restaurant, they step into action and offer their comfort and sympathy. They soon learn that the woman’s husband was recently killed in action in Afghanistan. Before he reported for duty, they took steps to preserve their chances of having children. But when Bella visits the fertility clinic, she discovers her eggs are no longer there—and the circumstances are beyond suspicious. 

Heartbroken at this tale of shattered hopes, Alexis recruits the Sisterhood to investigate. Soon they uncover a con artist on an obsessive mission. Tracking the culprit behind such a cruel scheme won’t be easy. But with their combined grit, courage, and determination to overcome any obstacle, the Sisterhood will make sure that this story ends on a note of triumph . . .

What’s on your shelf today ? Lisa