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New books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library:

"Maybe This Time" by Jennifer Crusie. Andie Miller wants to get past her ex-husband and move on with her life. But then he calls with a real dilemma. He has just "inherited" two orphans from a distant cousin, and boy, does he need help! And then, when she moves into their spooky old house, she finds it’s more than her ex-husband haunting her!

"Wicked Appetite" by Janet Evanovich. For centuries, treasure hunters have been eager to possess the seven Stones of Power. No one knows when they were created or by whom, each said to represent one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Now an innocent pastry chef named Lizzy becomes involved, and needs protection from a very unlikely source.

"Legacy" by Danielle Steel. This compelling, centuries spanning novel interweaves the lives of two women. One is Brigitte, a writer working in modern day academia and the other is Wachiwi, a daring young Sioux Indian on an incredible journey in the eighteenth century. As Brigitte works on a family genealogy project, she discovers her mysterious connection between Wachiwi, the French court of Louis XVI, and her own family. The result is an unforgettable story of courage in the face of the unknown.

"Cross Fire" by James Patterson. Detective Alex Cross and Bree Stone’s wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington, CD’s most corrupt: a dirty congressman and an underhanded lobbyist. Now the elusive gunman begins picking off other crooked insiders. Is the marksman a hero or a vigilante?

"History’s Greatest Event" by the editors of Time. This is a fast-paced journey through the adventures of man on Planet Earth, exploring history’s most important turning points. Exploring the great religions and debates, the vast empires and epic clashes, and visionary scientists and explorations, this beautifully illustrated volume offers a sweeping panorama of man’s greatest achievements.

"Homer’s Odyssey" by Gwen Cooper. Cooper adopts a blind kitten named Homer from her veterinarian, and discovers hidden within a tiny daredevil with a giant heart who eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path. Homer inspired Cooper by his unswerving loyalty, and his joy in the face of all obstacles. It transformed her life and taught her the most important lesson of all: Love isn’t something you see with your eyes.