Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Santa had brought many new bestsellers to the Devereaux Library!

Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber

A guardian angel is sent to Earth as a professor charged with helping his students get their lives in order—especially Addie, who's returned to her hometown to make a fresh start and maybe even find love.  … Maybe it's the season to overcome old grudges and open the way to new beginnings—and true love. Macomber spins another sweet, warmhearted holiday tale that will be as comforting to her fans as hot chocolate on Christmas morning.

Shopaholic to the Stars (Shopaholic Series #7) by Sophie Kinsella

“Becky is a truly engaging narrator. She may be self-centered, a shopping addict and a bit flighty, but she’s also good-natured and genuinely funny. It’s a joy to accompany her on her journey, no matter how tangled it seems at times. A light, enjoyable read that’s pure escapism.”

Prince Lestat (Vampire Chronicles Series #11) by Anne Rice

After an 11-year dry spell since Blood Canticle (2003), though, Rice has resurrected her Vampire Chronicles, picking up where one of the earlier books, The Queen of the Damned (1988), left off. A lot's happened since that time. … The latest installment finds the vamps at war with themselves, crowded on a planet with plenty of competition, indeed, but with plenty of juicy humans to nibble on: "So rich, so healthy, so filled with exotic flavors, so different from blood in the time he'd been made." Rice extends the Chronicles even farther into the past, rounding out storylines stretching into ancient Egypt, while reintroducing a large cast of familiars and adding some new characters to the mix. Suffice it to say, first, that the vamps are no longer limiting their recruitment to liberal arts majors, to the poets and singers of yore; suffice it also to say that the busy intergenerational (and inter-planes of existence) conflict that ensues screams out for at least one sequel, if not a string of them. Rice fans probably need not fear a drought of her thirst-quenching tales, then. As for this one, it's trademark Rice: talky, inconsequential, but good old-fashioned fanged fun.

Pegasus by Danielle Steel

In a rich historical novel of family and World War II, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel unfurls a powerful saga that spans generations and continents. This is a story of courage, friendship, and fate as two families face the challenges of war . . . and the magnificent stallion that will link them forever.

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