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Lunch and Love Romance Book Club - Maverick's Red Hot Reunion

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 11:00am
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Author: 
Christine Glover
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The Maverick's Red Hot Reunion

Corporate Maverick Zach Tanner returns to North Carolina to rebuild his dying friend's resort. He's got the money, the power, and the will to transform Sweetbriar Springs into a premier spa for the glamorous, but he doesn't count on the woman he once loved…and lost…to handle the construction contract. Zach thought he'd buried his desire for Kennedy five years ago. He was wrong, and now he’s determined to satisfy his craving... Construction company owner Kennedy Gibson is eager to restore Sweetbriar Springs, but when she realizes Zach is her new boss she's terrified he'll learn the truth about their breakup so long ago. She vowed never to hurt him again, but she can't deny the passion he reignites in her. She wants to believe she has a chance for a different future with him, but will her secret threaten to destroy their red-hot reunion?

 The author, Christine Glover, will be joining us in person for a book discussion of this lively romance.  Bring a brown bag lunch as we meet in the Monrovia Community Center next door to the library.  For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or chewitt@hmcpl.org.

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S2SB2B: A Christmas Prayer

Date: 
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9781455526048
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Author: 
Kimberla Lawson Roby
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A Christmas Prayer

Alexis Fletcher hasn't had a merry Christmas in five years-not since her mother passed away. Every December she remembers the joy her mother brought to everyone during the holiday season and feels the pain of her absence, even more so now that she and her sister are barely speaking. More than anything, Alexis wishes her family could be whole again. However, with her wedding fast approaching, Alexis might just be ready to make some holiday memories with a new family of her own. Alexis's fiancé, Chase Dupont, is everything she ever dreamed of. He's kind, handsome, fully supportive of Alexis's career, and the CEO of a large company. But outside forces threaten to derail this happy couple from ever reaching the altar. As tensions rise, a dramatic event causes Alexis to question everything. Will fate give her what she needs to finally embrace the season that has brought her so much pain? Will Alexis get her wish for a happy holiday? Or will her Christmas prayer go unanswered? Read more about S2SB2B: A Christmas Prayer

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S2SB2B: What's Done in the Dark

Date: 
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9781476714929
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Author: 
ReShondat Tate Billingsley
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What's Done in the Dark

Felise is not the kind of woman to cheat on her husband—especially with her best friend’s man. But after one perfect storm of a night, it happened…and she can hardly believe it herself. To top it off, when she woke up in the morning, she found that the man to whom she guiltily made passionate love died of a heart attack overnight. Felise, who is a nurse and a good citizen at that, leaves the hotel room without reporting his death.

When her best friend, Paula, finds out about her husband’s sudden death a day later, Felise is overcome with guilt and grief. She must be there for her friend and her family, but when her husband repeatedly tries to apologize for his absentminded behavior and Paula starts investigating who Stephen was with the night he died, Felise finds it hard to hold herself together. Should she come clean and tell everyone what she did? Or should she just let it go and move past the mistake on her own? Read more about S2SB2B: What's Done in the Dark

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Cupid's Café

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Carla Neggers
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Carla Neggers is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 60 novels.

Cupid's Café features romantic fiction. An author is chosen every month and members read at least one of the author's books before the next meeting. Members share their favorites, discuss the good, the bad, and the naughty, and have fun trying new titles in this exciting and widely read genre.  Pizza is offered at the meetings and there is a $5.00 charge if you would like to eat pizza. Cupid's Café meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at noon.

The next meeting will discuss the romantic suspense novels written by Carla Neggers.

* Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:00 (Noon) PM *

Main Library, Meeting Room A & B

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Time Out Book Club - Throne of Glass (MADISON)

Date: 
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
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ISBN: 
9781619630345
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Sarah Maas
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Throne of Glass

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.  Read more about Time Out Book Club - Throne of Glass (MADISON)

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Time Out Book Club - Far Far Away (MADISON)

Date: 
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
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9780857551269
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Tom McNeal
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Far Far Away

It says quite a lot about Jeremy Johnson Johnson that the strangest thing about him isn't even the fact his mother and father both had the same last name. Jeremy once admitted he's able to hear voices, and the townspeople of Never Better have treated him like an outsider since. After his mother left, his father became a recluse, and it's been up to Jeremy to support the family.

But it hasn't been up to Jeremy alone. The truth is, Jeremy can hear voices. Or, specifically, one voice: the voice of the ghost of Jacob Grimm, one half of the infamous writing duo, The Brothers Grimm. Read more about Time Out Book Club - Far Far Away (MADISON)

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Time Out Book Club: Howl's Moving Castle (MADISON)

Date: 
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
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9780061478789
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Diana Wynne Jones
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Howl's Moving Castle

Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle.

To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye. Read more about Time Out Book Club: Howl's Moving Castle (MADISON)

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X Factor Book Club - Flora and Ulysses (MADISON)

Date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 4:00pm
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9780449015131
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Kate DiCamillo
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Flora and Ulysses

It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him.

What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry—and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart.  Read more about X Factor Book Club - Flora and Ulysses (MADISON)

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X Factor Book Club - The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp (MADISON)

Date: 
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:00pm
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9781442421059
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The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
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The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

Raccoon brothers Bingo and J’miah are the newest recruits of the Official Sugar Man Swamp Scouts. The opportunity to serve the Sugar Man—the massive creature who delights in delicious sugar cane and magnanimously rules over the swamp—is an honor, and also a big responsibility, since the rest of the swamp critters rely heavily on the intel of these hardworking Scouts. 
Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn is not a member of any such organization. But he loves the swamp something fierce, and he’ll do anything to help protect it.

And help is surely needed, because world-class alligator wrestler Jaeger Stitch wants to turn Sugar Man swamp into an Alligator World Wrestling Arena and Theme Park, and the troubles don’t end there. There is also a gang of wild feral hogs on the march, headed straight toward them all. The Scouts are ready. All they have to do is wake up the Sugar Man. Problem is, no one’s been able to wake that fellow up in a decade or four… Read more about X Factor Book Club - The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp (MADISON)

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X Factor Book Club - Wonder (MADISON)

Date: 
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 4:00pm
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Palacio
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Wonder

August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don't get stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Read more about X Factor Book Club - Wonder (MADISON)

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