Sunday, November 21, 2010

Nicholas Sparks - Dear John

Is duty enough reason to live a lie?When John meets Savannah, he realises he is ready to make some changes. Always the angry rebel at school, he has enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life. Now he's ready to turn over a new leaf for the woman who has captured his heart.What neither realises is that the events of 9/11 will change everything. John is prompted to re-enlist and fulfil what he feels is his duty to his country. But the lovers are young and their separation is long. Can they survive the distance?
Condition: 4/5 stars
Price: RM 9.00

Catherine Alliott - The Real Thing

A glorious tale of love and hilarity from No. 1 bestseller Catherine Alliott. 'What do you think I am, Laura? Some bored Putney housewife with seven-year itch who's just ripe for bumping into her glamorous ex-boyfriend on holiday, ditching her nice, safe, comfortable husband and embarking on a steamy affair with him? This isn't one of your Aga sagas, you know, this is me, Tessa Hamilton, happily married mother of two, and apart from anything else I went out with him years ago...' Everyone's got one ndash; an old boyfriend with whom they never fell out of love, they simply parted because the time wasn't right. And for thirty-year-old Tessa Hamilton it's Patrick Cameron, the gorgeous, moody, rebellious boy she met at seventeen; the boy her vicar father thoroughly disapproved of; the boy who had left her to go to Italy to paint. And now he's back.

Condition: 5/5 stars (very new)
Price: RM 11.00

James Patterson - Four Blind Mice

The eighth novel in the Alex Cross series Alex Cross is preparing to resign from the Washington Police Force. He's enjoying the feeling; not least because the Mastermind is now in prison. And Alex has met a woman, Jamilla Hughes, and he is talking about the future. Then John Sampson shows up at the house, desperate for Alex's help. T hree young military wives have been brutally killed during a 'girls' night out' and Sampson's friend, a master sergeant at the army base, stands accused. Uncovering evidence of a series of suspicious murder convictions, Alex and Sampson are determined to infiltrate the closed world of the military. But what is the army tying to hide? And do the mysterious symbols daubed on the house of the accused mean that there are more sinister forces at work? With his trademark razor-sharp plotting and adrenaline-filled action, James Patterson takes us on a rollercoaster tale of suspense, politics, and intrigue that proves once again that he is, quite simply, in a class of his own.

Condition: 2.5/5 stars
Price: RM 6.00

Melissa Nathan - The Waitress

Katie Simmonds wants to be a film director. Last week she wanted to be a writer, the week before that an educational psychologist, and the week before that a florist. Katie isn't short of ambitions, but none of her ambitions are to be a waitress. Unfortunately, Katie Simmond's is a waitress. Hassled by customers, badly paid and stuck with the boss from hell. Katie's life isn't turning out as she'd planned. And a career choice isn't the only commitment she has problems with. But just when she thinks things can't get any worse, the cafe where she works is taken over by the last man in the world she wants to see again. Maybe Katie's been waiting at tables and waiting for Mr. Right for far too long. . .

Condition: 3.5/5 stars
Price: RM 9.00

Catherine Alliott - The Old-Girl Network

Scatty and impossibly romantic, Polly McLaren has an arrogant and demanding boss, and a gorgeous yet elusive boyfriend. But when a handsome stranger on a train recognises her old school scarf, her life changes forever… This American Romeo begs her to help him find his Juliet and Polly agrees – St Gertrude's girls must, after all, stick together. However, everyone and everything soon becomes entangled as the old-girl network turns into a spider’s web of complications. But it’s just possible that it might also turn into love…

Condition: 4/5 stars
Price: RM 9.00

Jude Deveraux - Remembrance

Bestselling romance writer Hayden Lane has never been so obsessed with one of her fictional heroes before so entranced that she barely notices when her fiance breaks their engagement. Desperate to discover more about "him, " she visits a psychic who tells har that in a past life, Hayden was Lady de Grey, a promiscuous woman of Edwardian England whose ghost is said to haunt her husband's home. Warned not to investigate further, Hayden is more intrigued than ever and can't resist being subject to a hypnotist's magic. But the trick goes wrong, and instead of merely remembering her past as Lady de Grey, Hayden is "living" it right down to her too-tight corset. Now, Hayden will discover quite a different story about a woman history considered a trollop, a spectacular, brooding man, and the rapturous love that would be hers if she dared open her heart to the most mysterious adventure of all....

Condition: 2/5 stars 
Price: RM 5.00

Jeffrey Archer - Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less & Shall We Tell The President (2 in 1)

Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less:
The conned: an Oxford don, a revered society physician, a chic French art dealer, and a charming English lord. They have one thing in common. Overnight, each novice investor lost his life's fortune to one man. The con: Harvey Metcalfe. A brilliant, self-made guru of deceit. A very dangerous individual. And now, a hunted man. With nothing left to lose four strangers are about to come together-each expert in their own field. Their plan: find Harvey, shadow him, trap him, and penny-for-penny, destroy him. From the luxurious casinos of Monte Carlo to the high-stakes windows at Ascot to the bustling streets of Wall Street to fashionable London galleries, their own ingenious game has begun. It's called revenge-and they were taught by a master.

Shall We Tell The President?:
The FBI investigates thousands of false threats every year. This time, a reliable source has tipped them off about an assassination attempt. One hour later, the informant and all but one of the investigating agents are dead. The lone survivor: FBI Special Agent Mark Andrews. Now, only he knows when the killers will strike. But how can he alone unravel a ruthless conspiracy--in less than one week? The race to save the first woman president begins "now..."

Condition: 3/5 stars
Price: RM 6.00