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    by Published on 10-21-2013 03:13 PM
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    What could be more idyllic than a beautiful wedding on postcard picture perfect Nantucket Island? Beth Carmichael is orchestrating the event from the grave seven years after her death from ovarian cancer. When she knew that she would not be alive for her youngest daughter, Jenna's, courtship and marriage she recorded all the details of an ideal wedding day, commenting on every aspect from the choice of a groom to the choice of a honeymoon destination. She meticulously compiled a list of her recommendations in a binder she called " The Notebook" and now Jenna and her sister Margot are following through on their mother's plans, down to selecting the flavor of the icing on the wedding cake. Jenna seems to have found her ideal groom in Stuart Graham and the two young people optimistically look forward to a happy life together even though they ...
    by Published on 09-07-2013 10:04 PM
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    On the same day in 1889, two women left New York City with the same goal—to circle the globe in 80 days or fewer. The two women could not have been more different. Nellie Bly, a fearless reporter for The World newspaper had made her reputation by writing daring exposés where she went undercover, reporting abuses and social injustices which shocked the nation. Elizabeth Bisland was a genteel Southern woman who wrote literary pieces for Cosmopolitan and who could often be found hosting salons where she and her friends would drink tea and discuss literature. When Nellie Bly announced her plan to circle the globe by traveling East, Elizabeth Bisland’s editor sent Elizabeth in the opposite direction with the goal of beating Nellie Bly’s time. Nellie travelled first by steamship across the Atlantic, and Elizabeth began her journey traveling by train across the United States. The two encountered seemingly insurmountable obstacles in completing ...
    by Published on 09-02-2013 12:56 AM
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    April 9, 1959 signaled the beginning of a life altering adventure for seven brave women and the forty-one others who would ultimately follow them as their husbands became astronauts in America’s space program. This book tells the story of the exhilarating, frightening, rewarding and unexpected experiences these women encountered as astronaut wives. The original Mercury 7 wives forged the way for future wives, establishing models of behavior for the Gemini and Apollo women. Annie Glenn, René Carpenter, Trudy Cooper, Betty Grissom, Marge Slayton, Jo Schirra and Louise Shepherd and their husbands were the subjects of Life magazine articles in 1959 that provided the money the couples needed to supplement their modest military salaries. Life Magazine contracted with the astronauts and their wives to feature them in articles and then to follow them as they participated in the astronaut program in return for the money ...
    by Published on 09-01-2013 12:41 AM
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    When Alex Cross and John Sampson raid a wild sex party complete with drugs, alcohol and underage girls hosted by the esteemed Washington plastic surgeon, Dr. Elijah Creem, they stir up a hornet’s nest that threatens to destroy Alex and everyone he loves. Refusing Creem’s attempted bribe he earns the honor of becoming the powerful and vindictive doctor’s sworn enemy. Alex has bigger problems, though, because two women and a man are found to have died in bizarre circumstances, and it appears that three serial killers are operating at the same time in Washington. One of the victims appears to have given birth, but the newborn is missing, so Alex’s race to find her killer is fueled by his concern for the missing infant. It is soon evident to the reader that two of the killers are Creem and his demented friend, Josh, who are killing for sport and for each other’s entertainment in a "Can you top this" game, but it takes a while for Alex to make the connection. As if the responsibility of catching three serial killers weren’t enough, Alex’s reputation is being sabotaged by a ...
    by Published on 07-24-2013 03:52 PM
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    Warrant Officer Tom Crocker and his men of Seal Team 6 are in South Yemen waiting to dispose of a high ranking Al Qaeda terrorist when word comes that they are to abort the mission. Working on information that leading terrorists will be meeting a member of the Al Qaeda organization, the Team is in place ready for elimination, awaiting word from Washington, so they are puzzled when they are told they will be airlifted to a carrier off the coast of Somalia instead. A small ship has been overtaken by pirates and Seal Team 6’s mission is to recover the dangerous cargo, yellowcake, a material used to make high-grade nuclear weapons. After the Seals overcome the pirates it is discovered that the pirate part was a facade. A terrorist group based in Libya is behind the hijacking, and Crocker and his men are sent to Libya to try to locate more nuclear material before it can be ...
    by Published on 06-28-2013 12:15 PM
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    After a harrowing, premature and unconventional delivery Lindsay Boxer is now a mother, but the intrepid detective is unsure of her ability to carry out her new role with the same degree of success she enjoys as a crime fighter. She doesn’t have long to ponder the situation though when her maternity leave is cut very short by a series of murders. One of the murders, that of the girlfriend of a star 49ers players presents problems for Lindsay’s best friend, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Claire Washburn when the girl’s body disappears from the morgue. Not only must Lindsay try to find out who murdered the girl, she must find the body and vindicate her friend who is being charged with negligence. Lindsay’s partner, Rich Conklin has had his hands full ...
    by Published on 06-27-2013 12:02 PM
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    Hallie Leland, a microbiologist at CDC and an experienced diver, spelunker and mountain climber is the obvious choice to replace a laboratory colleague who dies while doing important research at the South Pole. From the moment she steps off the transport plane onto the forbidding frozen continent Hallie realizes that survival is going to be a day to day battle. Since she’d arrived a day early there is no one to meet her, and she almost dies as she sets off across the ice toward distant lights. Luckily she is spotted and safely brought to the research facility, but her reception is no warmer than the sub-zero temperatures outside. The Polies, or the scientists and workers at the remote station, exhibit distant, trance-like behavior and many chose drugs and alcohol to combat the isolation and physical discomfort of their frozen prison. Within days of Hallie’s arrival, three woman die ...

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