Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Today's Top Book & DVD Releases

Everyone loves staying on top of the latest in books & DVDs and we receive them on a regular basis at your library.  Join us as we hit the highlights of some of the popular titles being released today.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Starring: Felicity Jones
Summary: All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star.  Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.  The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success.

Office Christmas Party
Starring: Jason Bateman
Summary: When the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother's branch, he and his Chief Technical Officer must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.

All by Myself, Alone
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Summary: Fleeing a disastrous and humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewelry expert, hopes to escape from public attention by lecturing on a brand-new cruise chip - the Queen Charlotte.  On board she meets 86-year-old Lady Emily Haywood.  Immensely wealthy, Lady Em is the owner of a priceless emerald necklace that she intends to leave to the Smithsonian after the cruise.  Three days out to sea, she's dead and her necklace is missing.  Is it the work of her devoted assistant, or her lawyer-executor and his wife, both of whom she had invited to join them on the cruise?  But that's not everyone...the list of suspects is growing.  Celia, with the help of her friends, sets out to find the killer, not realizing that she has put herself in mortal danger before the ship reaches its final destination.

The Lost Order (Cotton Malone #12)
Author: Steve Berry
Summary: Now, 160 year later, two factions of what remains of the Knights of the Golden Circle want that lost treasure - one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it.  Thrust into this battle is former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone, whose connection to the knights is far deeper than he ever imagined.  At the center is the Smithsonian Institution - linked to the knights, its treasure, and Malone himself through an ancestor, a Confederate spy named Angus "Cotton" Adams, whose story holds the key to everything.  Complicating matters are the political ambitions of a reckless Speaker of the House and the bitter widow of a U.S. Senator, who together are planning radical changes to the country.  And while Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt face the past, ex-president Danny Daniels and Stephanie Nelle confront a new and unexpected challenge, a threat that may cost one of them their life.

The Last Chance Olive Ranch
Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Summary: Max, the killer McQuaid bput away years ago, has busted out of the Huntsville prison and appears to be headed for Pecan Springs.  McQuaid knows there's only one way to stop the vengeful convict - set a trap with himself as bait.  China wants to stay by her husband's side and keep him from harm.  But McQuaid insists that she get out of town and go to the Last Chance Olive Ranch, where she's agreed to teach a workshop on herbs.  When China and her best friend arrive at the ranch, she learns the owner, Maddie, has her own troubles.  She inherited the ranch and olive oil business from the late matriarch, Eliza Butler, but Eliza's nephew is contesting the will.  While China throws herself into helping Maddie, McQuaid's plan backfires when Mantel executes a countermove he never saw coming.  Now McQuaid's life is not the only one at stake - and this time may really be his last chance...

Miss Julia Weathers the Storm
Author: Ann B. Ross
Summary: Miss Julia's sweet and generous husband, Sam, has decided to take a big group trip to the beach, inviting family and friends.  While Miss Julia prepares for the big trip, her longtime friend LuAnne comes to her with a horrifying discovery - her husband may be cheating on her.  Julia invites LuAnne along to the beach to get away and clear her head - and to keep from doing anything rash.  Everyone settles into the rental house and six-year-old Latisha, their beloved housekeeper Lillian's great-granddaughter, is having a blast searching for seashells when she discovers some much more valuable treasures that have washed up from a strong storm off the coast.  As the storm nears, the crew packs up to head back to Abbotsville, and it appears that the three strangers they met on the beach - who seemed a bit too interested in little Latisha's treasures - have followed them back to their sleepy town.

Look for these titles at your Abilene Public Library and get yourselves on the reserve lists so you're certain to keep up with some of the popular releases of the week.

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