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Library Corner by Gloria Kinley & Library Lines by Andrea Trembath

Library Lines October 25th

Cottage By the Sea by Debbie Macomber. Annie Marlow has been through the worst. Rocked by tragedy, she heads to the one place that makes her happy: Oceanside in the Pacific Northwest, the destination of many family vacations when Annie was a teenager. Once there, Annie begins to restore her broken spirit, thanks in part to the folks she meets: a local painter, Keaton, whose large frame is equal to his big heart—and who helps Annie fix up her rental cottage by the sea; Mellie, the reclusive, prickly landlord Annie is determined to befriend; and Britt, a teenager with a terrible secret. But it is Keaton to whom Annie feels most drawn. His quiet, peaceful nature offers her both comfort and reprieve from her grief, and the two begin to grow closer. Then events threaten to undo the idyll Annie has come to enjoy. And when the opportunity of a lifetime lands in her lap, she is torn between the excitement of a new journey toward success and the safe and secure arms of the haven—and the man—she’s come to call home.
Prairie Murders by Peter B. Smith. These eight true tales explore the dark side of 20th century prairie history. A Saskatchewan farmhouse is burned to the ground to conceal the brutal murders of a family of seven. A German prisoner-of-war camp in Medicine Hat is the scene of savage Nazi killings. From deadly Prohibition-era shootout to a landmark case solved with DNA evidence, these are riveting stories of murderers and the people who fought to bring them to justice. 

Are your food allergies or special diet making it hard to satisfy your sweet tooth? Dessert lovers, take heart: Sweet Eats for All provides creative twists on classic confections for people following all sorts of special diets. Recipes include steadfast staples like German chocolate cake and key lime pie alongside innovative dishes like matcha-cashew ice cream and chocolate butternut pots de crème. You'll also find tips, techniques, and common conversions and substitutions. Each gluten-free vegan recipe is clearly labeled as soy-free, nut-free, or corn-free, and the book dedicates an entire chapter to desserts free of refined sugar.

 

Krista Law