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Stormy Persuasion by Johanna Lindsey

stormypersuasionI think I started reading Johanna Lindsey romances 25 years ago. They are full of swash-buckling, handsome roguish men and strong, independent women. The latest in the Malory series is Stormy Persuasion and is the continuation of a long-standing family. Patriarch, James Malory sets sail for America to honor a promise to his in-laws to have his daughter  Jacqueline’s come-out in America rather than London. Traveling with her is her best friend and cousin Judith. Also, traveling with them is deckhand, Nathan Tremayne, a smuggler turned good to gain a pardon, a long-lost cousin and his stepsister. Of course, nothing is as it seems and soon there is dire trouble and a kidnapping.

This is a fun, easy read. The romance is sweet rather than the “hot” that has been published recently. So delve into the sensual thrill of a Malory novel and enjoy the sail.

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Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos

If you liked the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, in which Vardalos stars, then you will like this book.   Told with humor and openness, Vardalos shares her struggle with infertility and finally her process with adopting through foster care.  She and her husband were matched with a toddler and she became an instant mom to a beautiful daughter.  A quick read and a funny book.

Amy L. from Adult Services recommends this biography.  Check it out today!


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Batman Doesn’t LOOK 75!

batman75BAM!  POW!  ZAP!

Batman is the single most successful Super Hero film franchise in history and there have been more theatrical movies based on Batman than any other comic book character.  In addition to movies, Batman is featured in television, video games, publishing, merchandising and even our local Six Flags has a Batman roller coaster!

75 years ago, Batman was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, first appearing in Detective Comics in May of 1939 as The Bat Man.  Due to his popularity, he received his own comic book entitled Batman in 1940.

Robin was Batman’s sidekick from the start.  And in 1961, Batgirl was introduced (With a profession as a librarian, you KNOW we love Batgirl!).  Check out a sampling of the Batman materials that we have here at WNPL:

Graphic NovelsMovies
Books for AdultsBooks for Children
Video Games

Not to mention magazines, movie soundtracks, picture books and much more!  What better time to revisit everything Batman has to offer?

Source: http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2014/03/27/warner-bros-entertainment-and-dc-entertainment-celebrate-batmans-75th-anniversary