Every Crooked Nanny

From  Andrea Kalinowski
Author:  Kathy Hogan Trocheck
Title:  Every Crooked Nanny
I was tracking down a book for a patron and came across the words a Callahan Garrity novel. I can’t say exactly why this combination of names intrigued me so much but I put a reserve on the first in the series and could not put it down. Julia Callahan Garrity was an Atlanta police officer at one time but left the force and bought a housecleaning business. House Mouse was the name of the business and it included a van already emblazoned with the name House Mouse. Money was tight for Callahan Garrity and so the name stayed on the van even though she would have preferred a different appellation. Callahan Garrity’s sideline is investigative work and corralling her mother in addition to riding herd on her house mice. She has a love/hate relationship with her mother but the love portion wins out more often than not which is beneficial since they share one abode. I am on the third book of the series and am curious about what lies ahead for Callahan Garrity. Will she marry? Will the cancer recur? Will she rejoin the police force? Join me in reading about Callahan Garrity and her exploits in riding herd on her friends/employees and her investigative forays. This series, originally published under the name Kathy Hogan Trocheck, is being reissued under the author’s true name Mary Kay Andrews.

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Promise me : how a sister’s love launched the global movement to end breast cancer

From Lisa Kropp
author: Brinker, Nancy
 Promise me : how a sister’s love launched the global movement to end breast cancer
 Part memoir, part non-fiction battle against breast cancer, this book tells how the author lost her beloved older sister, Suzy, to breast cancer at the age of 37. In one of her final conversations with her sister, she vowed to do everything she could to fight breast cancer and raise money in her sister’s name. Thus, the Susan G. Komen For the Cure foundation was born.  Thirty years after the death of her sister, the Susan G. Komen For the Cure is one of the most influential and respected health charities in the world, raising over 1.5 billion dollars towards education, research, and community programs.  This was a fascinating read on how literally one person CAN make a huge difference when they put their mind to something.