Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Books, Books, and ....... more books

After years of throwing make-believe weddings in the backyard, flowers, photography, desserts, and details are what these women do best: a guaranteed perfect, beautiful day full of memories to last the rest of your life.
With bridal magazines to her credit, Mackensie "Mac" Elliot is most at home behind the camera-ready to capture the happy moments she never experienced while growing up. Her father replaced her first family with a second, and now her mother, moving onto yet another man, begs Mac for attention and money. Mac's foundation is jostled again moments before an important wedding planning meeting when she bumps into the bride-to-be's brother...an encounter that has them both seeing stars.
Carter Maguire is definitely not her type: he's stable, and he's safe. He's even an English teacher at their high school alma mater. There's something about him that makes Mac think a casual fling is just what she needs to take her mind off dealing with bridezillas and screening her mother's phone calls. But a casual fling can turn into something more when you least expect it. And with the help of her three best friends-and business partners-Mac must learn how to make her own happy memories...

How is tonight different from all other nights? For Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish soldier in the Union army during the Civil War, it is a question his commanders have already answered for him--on Passover, 1862, he is ordered to murder his own uncle in New Orleans, who is plotting to assassinate President Lincoln. After his harrowing mission, Jacob recruited to pursue another enemy agent, the daughter of a Virginia family friend. but this time, his assignment isn't to murder the spy, but to marry her.

Based on real personalities such as Judah Benjamin, the Confederacy's Jewish secretary of state and spymaster, and on historical facts and events ranging from an African American spy network to the dramatic self-destruction of the city of Richmond, All Other Nights is
a gripping story of men and women driven to limits of loyalty and betrayal. It is also a brilliant parable of the rift in America that lingers a century and a half later: between those who value family and tradition first, and those dedicated, at any cost, to social and racial justice for all.

New Arrivals:
The Best of East Texas (bk.3), by Bob Bowman
Dead as a Doornail, by Charlaine Harris
Definitely Dead, by Charlaine Harris
Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton
Gift of Grace, by Amu Clipston
Growing up Again, by Mary Tyler Moore
Havah, by Tosca Lee
Hidden, by Sheeley Shepard Gray
Home Safe, by Elizabeth Berg
I'll Scream Later, by Marlee Matlin
Liberty and Tyranny, by Mark R. Levin
Loitering with Intent, by Stuart Woods
Long Lost, by Harlan Coben
Might as well laugh about it now, by Marie Osmond
Nightwalker, by Heather Graham
On a Someday, by Roxanne Henke
Prayers for Sale, by Sandra Dallas
Priceless Memories, by Bob Barker
Promises in Death, by J.D. Robb
Pursuit, by Karen Robards
Ratio:the secret codes behind craft of everyday cooking, by Michael Ruhlman
The Servants' Quarters, by Lynn Freed
The Slobbering Love Affair, by Bernard Goldberg
Staying Home is a Killer, by Sara Rosett
Wanted, by Shelley Shepard Gray
Yesterday's Embers, by Deborah Raney

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