Sam and Hadley West are recovering from the death of their son – Sam by an Alaskan adventure and Hadley by painting. The Letters by Luanne Rice is the story of their separation and how, through intimate letters, the couple saves their marriage from divorce.
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In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents they Protect is by Ronald Kessler. This nonfiction book presents facts, interesting tidbits and the concerns of agents who try to provide quality security service to our presidents.
Donna S. of Fiction/AV/Teen Services recommends Read My Pins by Madeleine Albright:
Madeleine Albright served as the United States Ambassador at the United Nations for four years and then another four years as Secretary of State in the Clinton administration. Ms. Albright’s decorative broaches were often used to send subtle diplomatic messages – a serpent, a jovial ladybug, a bluebird, a joyful sunburst etc… Read My Pins is a biographical photo essay of Madeleine Albright and her many broaches. Fans of both global political gossip and jewelry will enjoy this book.
In Twenty Wishes, Debbie Macomber returns to her Blossom Street series. Four widows make life fulfillment wishlists. The women then change their lives, for the better, when they act on making their wishes come true. It is a hopeful story with a happy ending.
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout was the 2009 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The title references the name of the lead character in most of the thirteen short stories. The collection takes you through Olive’s latter years, living in Maine, and her strong opinions about everything.
The Ultimate Most Relaxing New Age Music in the Universe is the title, and a good description, of the music found on this two CD set by various artists. It contains twenty-four melodies intended to create positive feelings. You’ll like listening to it any time of the day.
Vineyard Chill is the final book written by the late Philip R. Craig. He is the author of the J. W. Jackson mystery series set on Martha’s Vineyard. Reading his stories makes me want to visit the island during my next trip to Cape Cod.
The Edge of Winter by Luanne Rice is a work of fiction with reference to an actual event, the sinking of a German U-boat off the New England coast during WWII. A good story about family, it piqued my interest to learn more about this part of our history.
I like the easy listening music of Phil Coulter. He is a pianist and composer from Northern Ireland. His music just makes me feel good. Check out Serenity or Forgotten Dreams to sample his uplifting songs. You can also hear audio clips posted on his website.