Friday, January 23, 2009

Want to Get Away?

Is the crazy winter weather getting you down? Here are a few book titles to take you away from it least for a couple of hours!

Nantucket Nights by Elin Hilderbrand. Three longtime friends have a ritual - champagne, skinny dipping and sharing secrets - over the Labor Day weekend on Nantucket Island. One night, one of the friends goes for a swim and doesn't return. As the two remaining friends search for her, they uncover all kinds of deceptions that call their own perceptions about themselves and each other into question.

Body Surfing by Anita Shreve. Sydney, once divorced and once widowed at age 29, is still in shock over her husband's death when she signs on as a summer tutor to the 18 year-old daughter of a wealthy family, to be spent at the family beach house. When the family's 2 grown sons show up one weekend, things start to change for Sydney, as well as the entire family.

Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot. Lizzie cannot wait to graduate from college so she can go visit her boyfriend, Andrew, in London for the summer. Trouble is, once she arrives, she discovers that Andrew is not quite the bloke she thought he was. Throwing caution to the wind, she heads out to discover Europe, but will she learn to keep her mouth shut in the process?

Nerd in Shining Armour by Vicki Lewis Thompson. When Genevieve is set to accompany her handsome boss on an overnight trip to Maui, she couldn't be more thrilled. Things start going downhill, however, when she learns that nerdy computer guy Jack will be joining them, then get downright bad when the boss parachutes out of the plane, leaving Genevieve and Jack to fend for themselves. Not only can Jack land a plane, he has lots of other useful skills, which Genevieve discovers in this fun and frolicking book.

Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen. Joey Perrone was supposed to be dead, at the hands of her hapless and crooked husband, but the fun is just beginning as she and her rescuer plan their revenge. Hiaasen delivers with another fun and riotous romp through the heat and humidity of South Florida.

Pemberley By the Sea by Abigail Reynolds. A modern-day Pride and Prejudice, which also happens to be marine biologist Cassie's favorite book; however, when a real-life Mr. Darcy walks into her life, she's not buying it. Can Calder convince her of his genuine feelings for her?

We have plenty of other titles to help you escape this winter! Come on in and let one of our friendly library staff assist you!

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