Thursday, December 11, 2008

On the Book Cart

There are nearly two dozen romances on the cart this week! Too many to go into detail, so I thought I would highlight a few authors that don’t get as much attention as the big names do. Christie Ridgway’s Unravel Me is the story of Juliet Weston, a young widow trying to get used to life on her own. She joins a knitting group – but an L.A. kind of young, hip knitting group, and as she starts to have fun and find herself as a single grown-up, she has to deal with the thought of new love as well. Is Juliet’s resistance to a relationship with Noah Smith really because he is a younger man, or is it because she just isn’t ready to let go of her past? This looks like a warm, funny “loved, lost, and learned to love again” kind of book. Fans of historicals get a two-for-one in Mary Blayney’s Traitor’s Kiss/Lover’s Kiss. Set at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the stories feature Lord Gabriel Pennistan and his sister Lady Olivia. Lord Gabriel is rescued from a French prison by a mysterious that later vanishes; Lady Olivia is kidnapped and rescued by a soldier lately returned from France. Both stories promise to provide a great deal of action and suspense. Dark Temptation: A Novel of Blackheath Moor by Allison Chase has all the elements of a classic gothic romance. Set in Cornwall, it features mysterious lights, ghosts, smugglers, phantom ships, and chance meetings in churchyards. Can Sophie St. Clair and the handsome Earl of Wycliffe unravel the mysteries, escape the scandals from their pasts, and find true love in the process?
These books and many more are on the spinracks near the magazines. Stop by and check them out; you can also call, email, or go to our online catalog to reserve your favorites.

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