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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

One man's junk. . .

Is another man's treasure! Check out these great finds from the Thrift Store today!

On Mystic Lake
by Kristin Hannah

Annie Colwater's husband has just confessed that he's in love with a younger woman. Devastated, Annie retreats to the small town where she grews up.  There, she is reunited with her first love, Nick Delacroix, a recent widower who is unable to cope with his silent, emotionally scarred young daughter. Together, the three of them begin to heal. But just when Annie believes she's been given a second chance at happiness, her world is turned upside down again, and she is forced to make a choice that no woman in love should ever have to make. . .

On Mystic Lake is the story of one woman, but it speaks to all of us -- to anyone who has ever had to find the courage to choose between what is. . .and what could be.

Born of Ice (The League series - book 3)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

In the Ichidian Universe, the League and its ruthless assassins continue to keep rule. But at what cost? Welcome back to the future. . .and a whole new world.

He is an outlaw who offers no quarter.
Devyn Kell spent his life in service to the League until he learned of the double dealing and backstabbing that was costing innocent people their lives. Refusing to play those politics, he became a Runner -- someone who makes sure planets get the weapons, medicine, and supplies they need to survive. May the gods have mercy on any who get in his way, because he definitely won't.

She is on the run from her past that could end her life.
Alix Garran is a woman on the run from a past she can't escape. Signing on to work for Devyn as a Systems Engineer, she finds a cause she can fight for -- and a man she can respect. But as Alix's past catches up to her, and Devyn's old enemies turn lethal, they have to fight together. . .or fall alone.

Born of Fire (The League series - Book 2)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

In a universe where assassins make the law, everyone lives in fear -- except for Syn.  Born of an illicit scandal that once rocked a dynasty, he always knew how to survive on the bloodthirsty streets. But that was then, and the future is now. . .

He takes no prisoners.
Syn was raised as a tech-thief until his livelihood uncovered a truth that could end his life. He tried to destroy the evidence and has been on the run ever since. Now trained as an assassin, he allows no one to threaten him.  Ever. He is the darkness that swallows his enemies whole.

She offers no escape.
Shahara Dagan is the best bounty hunter in the universe. When Syn comes back on the radar, she's the only one who can bring him to justice. There's only one problem: Syn is a close family friend who's helped out the Dagans countless times. But if she saves him, both of their lives will be on the line. Is Syn's protection worth the risk? The only hope Shahara has is to find the evidence he buried long ago. Now it's kill or be killed -- and they, the predators, have just become the hunted. . .

Born of Night (The League series - Book 1)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

In the Ichidian Universe, the League rules all. Expertly trained and highly valued, the League Assassins are the backbone of the government. But not even the League is immune to corruption. . .

He was born and trained to kill.
Command Assassin Nykyrian Quiakides once turned his back on the League -- and has been hunted by them ever since. Though many have tried, none can kill him or stop him from completing his current mission: to protect Kiara Zamir, a woman whose father's political alliance has made her a target.

She must accept his protection -- or die.
As her world becomes even deadlier, Kiara must entrust her life to the same kind of beast who once killed her mother and left her for dead. Old enemies and new endanger them both and the only way they can survive is to overcome their suspicions and learn to trust in the very ones who threaten them the most: each other.

Lucia, Lucia
by Adriana Trigiani

It is 1950 in glittering, vibrant New York City. Lucia Sartori is the beautiful twenty-five-year-old daughter of a prosperous Italian grocer in Greenwich Village. The postwar boom is rife with opportunities for talented girls with ambition, and Lucia becomes an apprentice to an up-and-coming designer at chic B. Altman department store on Fifth Avenue. Engaged to her childhood sweetheart, the steadfast Dante DeMartino, Lucia is torn when she meets a handsome stranger who promises a life of uptown luxury that career girls like her only read about in the society pages. Forced to choose between duty to her family and her own dreams, Lucia finds herself in the midst of a sizzling scandal in which secrets are revealed, her beloved career is jeopardized, and the Sartoris' honor is tested.

Books Kids Will Sit Still For - 2nd Edition
by Judy Freeman

More than a read-aloud handbook, Books Kids Will Sit Still For is the definitive guide to picture books, fiction, poetry, folklore, and nonfiction books recommended for children from preschool age through sixth grade.

In this fully-revised and expanded second edition of Books Kids Will Sit Still For, author Judy Freeman, elementary school librarian, Rutgers University instructor, and popular lecturer on children's literature, reveals her personal treasure trove of tried-and-true, teacher-and child-tested titles for reading aloud, along with practical chapters covering both the how to's and why's of book-sharing techniques.

Teachers as well as school and public librarians will welcome this one-stop source for selecting good books for children and making read-aloud an indispensable part of their daily programs.

Plum Lucky (Stephanie Plum Novel)
by Janet Evanovich

Stephanie Plum has a way of attracting danger, lunatics, oddballs, bad luck . . . and mystery men. And no one is more mysterious than the unmentionable Diesel. He's back and hot on the trail of a little man in green pants who's lost a giant bag of money. Problem is, the money isn't exactly lost. Stephanie's Grandma Mazur has found it, and like any good Jersey senior citizen, she's hightailed it in a Winnebago to Atlantic City and hit the slots. With Lula and Connie in tow, Stephanie attempts to bring Grandma home, but the luck of the Irish is rubbing off on everyone: Lula's found a job modeling plus-size lingerie. Connie's found a guy. Diesel's found Stephanie. And Stephanie has found herself in over her head with a caper involving thrice-stolen money, a racehorse, a car chase, and a bad case of hives.

Plum Lucky is an all-you-can-eat buffet of thrills, chills, shrimp cocktail, plus-size underwear, and scorching hot men. It's a between-the-numbers treat no Evanovich fan will want to miss!

Twelve Sharp (Stephanie Plum Novel)
by Janet Evanovich

First a Stranger Appears.
While chasing down the usual cast of miscreants and weirdos, Stephanie discovers that a crazed woman is stalking her.

Then the Stranger Reveals Her Secrets
The woman dresses in black, carries a 9mm Glock, and has a bad attitude and a mysterious connection to dark and dangerous Carlos Manoso. . .street name, Ranger.

Next, Somebody Dies
The action turns deadly serious, and Stephanie goes from hunting skips to hunting a murderer.

Soon the Chase is On
Ranger needs Stephanie for more reasons than he can say. And now the two are working together to find a killer, rescue a missing child, and stop a lunatic from raising the body count. When Stephanie Plum and Ranger get too close for comfort, vice cop Joe Morelli (her on-again, off-again boyfriend) steps in.

Will the ticking clock stop at the stroke of twelve, or will a stranger in the wind find a way to stop Stephanie Plum . . . forever? Filled with Janet Evanovich's trademark action, nonstop adventure, and sharp humor, Twelve Sharp shows why her novels have been called "hot stuff" (The New York Times), and Evanovich herself "the master" (San Francisco Examiner).


Christine H said...

wow, Great finds!


bermudaonion said...

You found some great books! Lucia, Lucia is my favorite of Trigiani's books.


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