Pipestone County Star 11-18-2014
We’re so close to having to shop for Christmas. Some of you have probably started already, others are putting it off until the last minute. Regardless, if you have any book readers on your list, have I got some hot items for you! Of course, we’d rather you checked these out from the library, but it’s always good if people are reading!
The Escape, David Baldacci (18)
This is the third installment of the John Puller series (Zero Day and The Forgotten are the first two). John has an older brother, Robert, who was convicted of treason and sentenced to an unescapable military prison. He then proceeds to do the unthinkable and actually escape. Now Robert is the most wanted man in the United States and the government seems to think John has the best chance of bringing him in. However, the more John tries to find Robert, the more he realizes someone else is looking, too, and may go to great lengths to make sure that Robert is never found – some secrets have to stay hidden at all cost.
The Job, Janet Evanovich (18)
Fox and O’Hare are at it again! Paired up by the FBI, secretly, their job consists of catching the world’s most dangerous felons. And they have one – who happens to love chocolate. No one knows his name, what he looks like, or any other information, but Fox thinks he can get a lead. They’ll also need all the help they can get – a Somali pirate, a narcissistic actor, a special effects artist, and O’Hare’s father Jack. And if they can manage to pull it off and survive, so much the better!
The Mistletoe Promise, Richard Paul Evans (18)
It’s approaching the holiday season and Elise is dreading the coming frivolities. Her husband cheated on her three years ago with her best friend and Elise is all alone. Or is she? One day at the mall, she is approached by a man from her building who has an interesting proposition. For the next eight weeks, up until Christmas, they should pretend to be a couple. He has a contract and everything. And Elise surprises herself by agreeing to the idea. But what happens when things start getting a little more serious? How many secrets can one couple have?
Betrayed, Lisa Scottoline (25)
This is a Rosato and Associates Novel and is probably the most intense thriller yet. Judy Carrier, always the champion of the underdog, is the lead on a case that’s very close to home. Her aunt’s housekeeper is found murdered and the circumstances are bizarre. Judy finds herself struggling to cope with personal drama as well as solve the case – her best friend is planning a wedding, she doesn’t get along with her boss, and she’s not happy in her relationship. And once she gets deeper into the case, she gets more than she bargained for as she is plunged into a world full of desperate people. She’ll manage to find the strength in the end, but the cost will be extraordinarily high.
Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover, Sarah MacLean (25)
This is book four in the Rules of Scoundrels series and ties up the storyline. If someone you know likes fun, historical romance, this series is a must. In this fourth installment, MacLean tells a dashing tale of a woman with one persona in the public eye and quite a different one in the underground gaming society of London. Will her identity finally be revealed and her secrets exposed? You’ll have to read to find out! A GREAT present for anyone who is a fan of sauciness.
Stay tuned for the next installment of the Holiday Shopping List. Some authors have waited until December to release their new books and they can’t be missed!
Upcoming Events: PAFL has their Annual Book Sale in December – right after Christmas. From December 29-31, we’ll have books for sale in the library. Stop in and see us!!
PAFL Update: Pipestone Area Friends of the Library is looking for members – anyone who is a friend to Meinders Library is welcome to join! The Friends group works hard to promote the library, raise money for projects, and organize their yearly book sale, in addition to the HUGE amount of support they provide throughout the year. Call us for the date of the next meeting!
If you have questions or have a book you’d like to reserve or renew, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (507) 825-6714. The hours for Meinders Library are Monday through Thursday from 10 AM – 8 PM, and Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Meinders Community Library is located at 1401 7th Street SW, on the south side of the high school.