The Sweetheart of Prosper County

From Teen Book Reviewer
author: Alexander, Jill S.
The Sweetheart of Prosper County

For people, who enjoy activities like horse-back riding, and strive in open areas, then this is the book for you. This book is about a girl named Austin Gray. She always wanted to be the sweetheart of prosper county. She did everything she could to be a sweetheart. The only thing in her way was momma. Momma was the kind of person who was very overprotective of Austin. However, she was always there when Austin needed her. As Austin tries to become a sweetheart, she faces challenges like constantly being insulted by Dean Ottmer. However, Austin never gave up on her dream, and Austin finally got to ride in the parade. Want to learn more about Austin and her challenges through becoming the sweetheart of prosper county? Then borrow the book at the library to find out!

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Shape of Mercy

From Ginny Pisciotta
author: Meissner, Susan
The shape of mercy : a novel

College student Lauren Durough takes a part-time job with an elderly retired librarian.  Her job is to transcribe the journal entries of her employer’s ancestor, Mercy Hayworth, a victim of the Salem witch trials.  She is really drawn to the young girl who lived and died over 400 years ago.  Lauren learns a lot about life, love and mercy. The author goes back and forth between the past and present weaving a compelling story of both girls.  You will not want to put this book down.

Changes : a novel of the Dresden files

From Rosemarie Jerome
author: Butcher, Jim
Changes : a novel of the Dresden files
Being the 12th book in the Dresden Files series, we have seen Harry fight demons, vampires, ogres, rogue wizards, werewolves and other nefarious creatures to help others and save the world but now he must face his past.  In his latest case he must save the daughter, he never knew he had, from an old enemy.  Harry, the wisecracking wizard investigator, becomes a darker character filled with somber desperation facing a no win situation.  The Dresden Files (from first to last):  Storm Front, Fool Moon, Grave Peril, Summer Knight, Death Masks, Blood Rites, Dead Beat, Proven Guilty, White Night, Small Favor, Turn Coat and Changes.

Chelsea Chelsea bang bang

Chelsea Chelsea bang bang

From Jackie Cantwell
author: Handler, Chelsea

Warning: contains scatological humor, sex/drug references, adult situations, cursing, etc. It is also laugh-out-loud funny.  Skip the first two chapters: she covered similar ground in previous books (including trying to get a Cabbage Patch doll). There’s a practical joke involving a supposed dead dog and her boyfriend, Ted.  There are also vacations on Martha’s Vineyard with her siblings in her father’s filthy house and on Turks/Caicos with her entourage. One story consists of e-mails amongst her siblings of their efforts to sell the dilapidated NJ home of their father (whom they nicknamed “Platypus” and who may be sleeping with his Jamaican housekeeper).  There’s also a friend’s rooftop wedding, and will Ted’s helicopter land on them as the vows are exchanged?

Menopause matters : your guide to a long and healthy life

From Lola Ferris
author: Schlam Edelman, Julia
Menopause matters : your guide to a long and healthy life
If you are confused by the many contradictory and misleading sound
bites about women’s health, you will find this book a refreshing change.
Dr. Edelman is a specialist in menopause, and her advice is a welcome alternative.
Her book, based on respected research studies, covers the full
spectrum of topics important to perimenopausal and postmenopausal women: hot flashes, vaginal dryness, memory loss, mood changes, depression and hormone replacement therapy, among other issues.
“Menopause Matters” provides clear explanations of anatomy and
includes prevention strategies for lowering the risks of osteoporosis and cancer. It helps empower you to become active in your own health decisions, together with your doctor.
Reading this book will put you on the road to a happier, healthier
life.

The supernatural power of a transformed mind : access to a life of miracles

From Ginny Pisciotta
author: Johnson, Bill
The supernatural power of a transformed mind : access to a life of miracles

If you are tired of reading and talking about a gospel of power, but not seeing it in action, this book is a must read. Miracles should be a normal part of Christianity. To return to the orginal mission, to do what Jesus did, we must radically change our thinking. We must renew our minds. Bill Johnson does a great job of showing us what happens when we allow God’s supernatural power to work through us, and also how we can bring this kingdom reality into our lives.

Cowgirl cuisine

From Jackie Cantwell
author: Disbrowe, Paula
Cowgirl cuisine : rustic recipes and cowgirl adventures from a Texas ranch
Successful NY food writer moves with baker/husband to Texas Hill Country. Think: scorpions, campfires, cowboys, ranch life, chuck wagons, horse riding. Excellent recipes for salsas, desserts, meats, appetizers, potato salad, cocktails. Most recipes have many ingredients (15 or more) which is daunting. One sandwich has 21 ingredients!  Warning about handling chile peppers (use rubber gloves, don’t touch face) should be on p. 1, not p. 78.  Great dulce de leche method.  Cooking terms not explained, nor sources for ingredients. Not for beginner cooks.