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The White Princess
by Philippa Gregory
Publish date: 2013
Genre: Biographical fiction, Historical Fiction
The White Princess is the fifth installment in Philippa Gregory’s The Cousins’ War series. The books have gained a notable following ever since the release of the STARZ original series “The White Queen” which debuted in 2013. Often (unfairly) compared to shows with bigger budgets like the Showtime series The Tudors and the HBO series Game of Thrones, The Cousins’ War is a fantastic set of novels that focus on the Wars of the Roses full of enough plots and schemes to keep readers enthralled with each new installment.
The White Princess offers the conclusion to the Wars of the Roses and the immediate aftermath. Focusing heavily on Princess Elizabeth, the novel follows the uneasy union between the Tudors and the Yorks after Henry and Elizabeth’s marriage. Again, this series is not for timid readers, but the faithful will definitely be rewarded.
Season’s Readings from Lake Whitney Public Library! The library is certainly looking festive and, as usual, we have our fantastic community to thank for it. We recently asked for patrons to bring in their silver and red ornaments to help us decorate our newly donated tree. And did we ever get a good response! Many patrons brought in their gently used decorations and some generous members even brought us some brand new ones! It is always good to see patrons giving to their community and it seems extra special this time of year.
Speaking of extra special, patrons may have noticed that we have changed out our decorations behind the circulation desk! Harry Seurkamp of Out of the Woodwork Wood Carvings now has his fantastic holiday wood carvings on display. Harry has a real talent for crafting and offers free classes on wood carving. You can check out more of his collection at http://outofthewoodwork.net/.
Written in my Own Heart’s Blood
by Diana Gabaldon
Publish date: 2014
Genre:Love stories, Historical fiction, Fantasy fiction
The 8th book in the Outlander series is not for those new to the series but it certainly delivers for the fans! This series has it all from time travel to epic battles and everything in between. Now Gabaldon is not for sensitive readers as she drops more than a few f-bombs in her work and the writing itself can get a bit saucy. Its definitely a work of fantasy so those looking for historical realism need not apply. What really makes the Outlander series unique are the dynamic characters that battle against each other and the situations they are put in. Its not often that readers are treated to a time vortex, sword swinging, epic romance that spans time and space. As the series goes on its interesting to see how this series has grown and it is exciting to imagine where it will end up.
The Friends of the Lake Whitney Public Library invite book lovers, library fanatics, and those with good community spirit to join in supporting the Lake Whitney Public Library. Friends of the Library show their support in many ways, through monetary support to volunteer opportunities. Friends Funds are used in a variety of ways:, from purchasing specialty items to funding our Summer Reading program and more! Friends of the Lake Whitney Public Library are active members in the community. There are many events in which you can help, from the Friends Book Sale, the Brown Bag Lunch Series, to Story Time. The library would like to encourage you to show off your talents and pass your skills on to the next generation.
As a friend you receive recognition for your support and contributions, permission to check out 10 books at a time, no late fees, and the personal satisfaction of helping support your local community through your library.
There are many levels of support and we encourage you to make whatever donation you are able to help the library to continue to flourish in this growing community. Be sure to check out our monthly newsletter for more information on what the Friends of the Lake Whitney Public Library are up to and how they help your library!
Gobble gobble! Just a reminder to all our book lovers that we will be closed November 27th, 28th, and 29th for Thanksgiving.
Be sure to get enough to read for the long weekend! (ps. Friends of the Library, remember that you get twice the amount of check outs so stock up!)