Dancing With Fire

By Susan Kearney
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Rated by Lisa J.
Mar 16, 2015

Dancing With Fire literally starts with a bang; an explosion that leaves the Danner girls orphaned and in danger. Kaylin Danner put her dreams on hold when her mother died to help her scientist father raise her two younger sisters. After her father’s biodiesel plant blows up just as he has figured out the formula to efficiently produce this sought-after fuel, events lead her to believe that the explosion and her father’s death may not have been an accident.

Sawyer Scott has been working with Dr. Danner for years as his assistant developing the biodiesel fuel formula. Dr. Danner has been his

Mar 22, 2013

The author has been compared to Marjorie Rawlings and other famous Southern writers who provide insight into Southern culture.  This interesting saga delves into the culture of a backwater town in northern Florida where the residents - an inbred mix of whites, American Indians and African Americans - have secrets, loyalties and codes known only to them.  Inspired by research about an actual lynching in the area in 1934,   the story provides a window into a little-known piece of American culture and yet another view of the racial divide that is still evident in parts of the country.  Readers

The Cypress House by Michael Kryota

Rated by Library Staff (not verified)
Oct 26, 2012


n.    1. Any of various evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Cupressus, native to Eurasia and  North America and having opposite, scale-like leaves and globose woody cones. 

 2. Cypess branches used as a symbol of mourning.

Arlen Wagner is surrounded by death.  Just a wisp of smoke in the eyes and he knows, as if seeing so many die during the war wasn’t enough.   The soldiers’ train moves south towards the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the Florida Keys, but there is smoke in their eyes.  Arlen can’t stay onboard. He and young Paul Brickhill set off on foot, catching a ride

The Kissing Game by Suzanne Brockmann

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Feb 22, 2010

The Kissing Game by Suzanne BrockmannNeed something light and fun to listen to that makes your heart go pitter patter? Try Suzanne Brockmann's The Kissing Game, narrated by Donna Rawlings. The setting is a small town in the Florida Keys where Frankie Paresky, private investigator, is hired to find the heir to an inheritance. Her life long friend Simon, who she grew up with, sets out to help her solve the mystery. Along the way they discover their true feelings for each other.

Two-time Rita Award winner Suzanne Brockmann wrote this book in 1996. It is a charming romance classic with a predictable plot and heartwarming characters