Tuesday, October 13, 2015

An Enchanting Autumn

Autumn has come to Bascom, NC and magic is in the air. The Waverly sisters, Claire and Sydney and their families, are waiting for first frost. It’s a special time when the mixed-up apple tree in the backyard blooms. The tree represents the family--thought of as “strange” by the town’s residents, due to their special abilities. Each of the family members are hoping that first frost will bring peace and answers to the problems they are facing. Claire has started a candy business and it is taking over her life. Sydney longs for another child. Bay, Sydney’s daughter has a crush on a high school classmate and she can’t think straight. First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen takes place ten years after her debut novel Garden Spells. The Waverly family story continues...DB

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Forever with You

Watch out, the second you pick up Forever with You, you are about to embark on an emotional roller coaster to beat all contemporary romance emotional roller coaster. This book was fantastic! From start to finish you are immersed in Stephanie and Nick... the ups, the downs and the laughter that makes fictional characters people. *JK*

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Holiday Crafts

The Christmas holidays will be here only too soon.  Get a jump start on some fun hand-made projects that are kid-friendly and really cute with We Love to Craft Christmas by Annabel Wrigley. The book comes with a pattern sheet and includes 17 projects made from paper or fabric. It provides an easy step-by-step guide for several wreath, tree and stocking crafts. Some adult help will be required. Happy Crafting! DB

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

So many movies, so little time!

A new crop of dvd's has come in and there are lots of choices for everyone. If action is your game, Red Road, Second Season is for you. A drama that centers around two communities, a Native American tribe and the small town they co-exist with. Originally aired on the Sundance channel, this drama has gotten great reviews.
M. L.

Poldark, the first season, originally aired on PBS. The drama takes place in the late 1700's, and is the story of Ross Poldark. He has just returned to Cornwall from fighting in the American Revolutionary War, to find his father dead, his fiancĂ©e engaged to another man and his estate in ruins. Lots of historical drama, beautiful costumes and scenery and the mesmerizing Aidan Turner as Poldark.

M. L.

Wish I Was Here, is a contemporary drama, touching and funny about being a parent. Zach Braff stars as a dad trying to cope with his fathers illness and homeschooling his kids.

M. L.

For the foreign film buffs, we have a French film, 3 Hearts, about falling in love and missed connections. Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Chiara Mastroianni, this film has been appeared at many film festivals including Toronto and Venice.  French with English subtitles.
M. L.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

All of Me

All of Me by Kelly Moran is the second book in the Covington Cove series and it can also be read as a stand-alone. This was such a great book. I was hooked from the first page. The characters are so well written, they feel like friends. I didn't want to put it down. This is Alec and Faith's story and I found both to be very likable characters. I really wanted them to get together and live happily ever after. Of course there is some baggage from the past that gets in the way. It was a fun, emotional ride to see if they could overcome the obstacles in their way. *JK*

Friday, September 11, 2015

Murder in NYC

Manhattan Mayhem is a collection of mysteries set in various parts of New York City. A few of the twelve contributing authors include Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver and Mary Higgins Clark. The stories vary greatly. They take place in different eras and many well-known neighborhoods throughout the Big Apple. This volume celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the Mystery Writers of America. Put your sleuthing skills to the test trying to solve these baffling cases! DB