Chelsea Chambers is following in the family business by continuing to run a coffee shop on the first floor of her inherited family home in San Antonio. Her grandmother and then her mother had been serving coffee, pastry and hospitality in this beautiful old home in the King William District for decades. Chelsea’s celebrity husband […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
It seems like Spring is finally here and I am anxious to get out in the backyard and brave my first attempt at gardening. Everyone in my family has gardened, but they’re all too busy this year. Fortunately the library has some books to get me started. In Grow Your Own Vegetables, Carol Klein shares her tricks […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
After a year of being stalked by an ex-con, psychologist Faith leaves Miami for a new start in her long-abandoned family home in Cincinnati, which she inherited from her grandmother. After her arrival, she drives out to visit the isolated home and nearly runs over a young woman who desperately fleeing a killer. It soon […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Lydia is dead,” the novel opens–blunt, unnerving, devastating. After 16-year-old Lydia Lee’s body is found in a nearby lake, her shocked family attempts to understand the circumstances that led to her death.When they bury their daughter in 1977, the Lee family is already fragile before the tragedy-implodes. James, the father, detaches; Marilyn, the mother, […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Inspired by the heroic deeds of men and women who were imprisoned in the Auschwitz concentration camp, Joel Rosenberg has written a haunting novel of life inside this horrendous death camp. Jacob Weisz finds himself imprisoned in a crowded cattle car headed to southern Poland. He had joined the resistance fighters after witnessing the murder […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you are like me, then you are waiting with bated breath for the premier of the third season of House of Cards. After Frank Underwood’s underhanded, down-and-dirty political maneuverings, I’m beyond curious–what will he be willing to do to stay in power this season?! Unfortunately, it won’t take me that long to get through the […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In her latest thriller Cold, Cold Heart, Tami Hoag has created a gripping,tense novel. Dana Nolan was working as a reporter when she was kidnapped by a serial killer, tortured, and escaped only by killing her kidnapper. She suffered serious injuries and is left with traumatic brain injuries. Suffering from PTSD, Dana requires care and […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Star Stuff introduces young readers to Carl Sagan in an appealing picture book format. The book begins with a picture of the Milky Way then zooms in to find Sagan as a boy in New York. It follows Sagan from his boyhood through the launch of Voyager 1 and 2, including mentions of his visit […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In this fascinating book, author Karen Abbott tells the story of four extraordinary women who worked for their cause during the civil war. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy follows these women as they take on roles unexpected for women of the time. These women were all passionate about their causes and their fervent beliefs that they […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.