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The Bennett Martin Public Library downtown maintains an ongoing “Staff Recommendations” display – Staff from throughout the library system are encouraged to submit book, audio, CD and DVD/video recommendations for items to be placed onto this display. Items on the display have bookmarks inserted, giving brief descriptions about the item’s appeal factors, and listing similar books, audios or videos that the reader might also enjoy.

This page on BookGuide is used to highlight some of the items that have appeared on our Staff Recommendations displays in the past, including our staff members’ descriptions of the books, plus links to any “official Web sites” for the books, authors or series, if they exist*. Items on both the display and on this webpage may be recent releases, or older titles that deserve another look. Hotlinks on titles or formats (downloadable audio, book-on-CD, Large Print) connect to the appropriate entry in our on-line catalog, so that you may check on the availability of the item.

INDEXES TO PAST STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS: BY TITLE | BY REVIEWER | TV SERIES/SPECIALS ON DVD/VHS | AGATHA CHRISTIE | STAR TREK | STAR WARS

December 2017 Recommendations

Scandinavian Gatherings: From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast – 70 Simple Recipes and Crafts for Everyday Celebrations
by Melissa Bahen [641.594 ScaYb]

The subtitle of this fun book is “From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast: 70 Simple Recipes and Crafts for Everyday Celebrations.” I enjoy reading all kinds of Scandinavian cookbooks, but this one really caught my attention because the author lives in the area of Oregon that my family lives in and talks about my favorite Scandinavian Festival held in Junction City every year. The book is filled with all kinds of authentic recipes, craft ideas and stories perfect to use at holiday celebrations and much more. The photographs and illustrations complement the stories and recipes very well. I highly recommend this book — even if you aren’t Scandinavian!

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Tasting Hygge: Joyful Recipes for Cozy Days and Nights, by Leela Cyd, and The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living, by Meik Wiking] [ official Scandinavian Gatherings page on the official Melissa Bahen web site ]

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Recommended by Kim J.
Bennett Martin Public Library


Journey / Quest / Return
by Aaron Becker [jP Becker]

This is a self-contained trilogy of picture books, published over the course of four years — Journey (2013), Quest (2014) and Return (2016). The first book in the story, Journey, was a Caldecott Medal Honor book.

All three of these juvenile books fall into the rare stortelling category of “wordless stories”. Not a single word of dialog appears in any of the three books — character interactions are purely through expressions, gestures and action.

In Journey, a lonely little girl, with a family too busy to be bothered to interact with her, discovered a large stick of bright red artists’ chalk. Using her imagination, she draws a full-realized doorway into the wall of her bedroom, opens the magical door, and steps through into a gorgeous medieval fantasy world. Using the magic red chalk, she goes on an adventure, drawing rowboats and hot air balloons to provide herself with transportation. Ultimately, she runs afoul of the local totalitarian government when she attempts to rescue a beautiful purple bird from a group of soldiers.

In the second and third books, after returning to the “real world”, the girl joins forces with a boy with magical purple chalk to return to the fantasy world, where they encounter a friendly king, who gives them a map to find additional magical chalks. In their quest to find more colors of the magical chalk, they again are pursued by agents of the oppresive regime that is holding their friendly king prisoner. Finally, the third book pulls the girl’s father into the fantasy realm as he tried to find out what has happened to his daughter, who keeps disappearing for lengthy periods of time.

All three books feature absolutely gorgeous illustrations — the fine detail work on some of the fantasy world settings is breathtaking. The positive approach to having a vivid imagination is very uplifting. And the lack of dialog makes the creativity of Becker’s storytelling impressive. I can’t recommend this trilogy highly enough!

[If you enjoy this, you may also appreciate Shaun Tan’s wordless graphic novel/picture book The Arrival.] [ official Aaron Becker web site ]

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Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library


The Martian Chronicles
by Ray Bradbury [Compact Disc Bradbury]

It has been over 30 years since I last read Ray Bradbury’s 1950 story collection, The Martian Chronicles. So when this book-on-CD audiobook version came across the desk at the library recently, I decided it was a good time to revisit an old favorite.

The Martian Chronicles is a “fix-up” novel, which is to say that it is comprised of a series of thematically related short stories, which Bradbury has written short connecting bits to connect to each other for what is, overall, a novel-length storyline. There are some cross-over characters and plots across the content of some of the stories. The Martian Chronicles is about the human settling of the planet Mars, over the course of several decades. The native Martian population is decimated by a plague caused by one of the earliest human missions to the planet, and the subsequent waves of humans to colonize Mars take over the beautiful Martian cities or build their own. The individual stories in this collection vary in quality and have a lot of different “tones”.

While, in many ways, The Martian Chronicles feels dated, it is still an absolute classic in the field of speculative fiction. Audiobook narrator Stephen Hoye provides a low-key narrative style to his voice work, which at times leaves the stories feeling a bit emotionless. But at the same time, it is a compelling listen, and he captures some of the characters very well. In the end, I’ll have to admit that I enjoyed reading this novel more than listening to it, but this was still a worthwhile introduction to the stories, if you’ve never experience them before!

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try any of the other works of the late Ray Bradbury, in print or audio.] [ official Ray Bradbury web site ]

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Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library


Pawn
by Aimee Carter [YA Carter]

Kitty Doe has just been tested, and will spend her life as a III. This means she won’t starve, but she will be a sanitation worker for the rest of her life, and will likely die at a young age. When the prime minister approaches her and asks if she would be Masked – surgically transformed into Lila Hart, his niece, who was killed. It’s an easy choice, and Kitty accepts. She will have to leave her life and friends behind, but she will get to live as a VII, practically royalty. There’s just one catch, Kitty discovers that she must also stop the rebellion that Lila started, the one that she believes in and supports.

[ official Blackcoat Rebellion series page on the official Aimee Carter web site ]

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Recommended by Marie P.
Bennett Martin Public Library


And Then There Were None
by Agatha Christie [Compact Dics Christie (or) Hoopla Audio]

This is in neither the Miss Marple nor Poirot series, and is the first by Christie I’ve read that’s not but I really enjoyed it; it is in fact one of my favorites now. It’s definately darker and more suspenseful than others I’ve read by her. Ten people are invited to stay on a small island not far off the coast of England for the summer. Eight of them arrive together by a small boat run by a local; the other two arrived earlier as they were hired as house keepers. The island is called Indian Island and hanging on the wall inside each of the bedrooms is a framed children’s rhyme, 10 Little Indian Boys which tells of the demise of each, one by one until there were none. This is where the books gets it’s name because very shortly after arriving they die, one by one, just in way the rhyme describes. The group is unsure at first if they are accidents or intentional and if intentional who is doing it, one of them or someone in hiding. It’s a very stirring story so I won’t give away more. I highly recommend if if you like mysteries and or classics, but as I said this this not as cozy (as some would say), as the Miss Marples or the Poirots, so do expect more thrills and chills. I listened to the audiobook read by Hugh Fraser and thoroughly enjoyed his performance as usual.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try The Big Four, also by Agatha Christie.] [ official And Then There Were None web site ] | [ official Agatha Christie web site ]

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Recommended by Kristen A.
Gere Branch Library


#famous
by Jilly Gagnon [YA Gagnon]

This is essentially a novelization of the “Alex from Target” story.

Rachel and her friend Mo have a running joke of sending funny pictures to each other via Flit (much like Twitter). Rachel sneaks a picture of Kyle while he’s working at the Burger Barn with the hashtag “I’dlikefrieswithTHAT.” She doesn’t think twice about it, because she has three followers, and Mo doesn’t have very many either. There’s no way anyone else from school will see it, right? To Rachel’s horror, the picture goes viral, everyone sees it (and now knows about her secret crush), Kyle becomes insta-famous, and Rachel becomes the subject of online bullying.

Told in alternating points of view between Rachel and Kyle, this was a cute story. It also brings attention to online bullying, which today, is important for people to be aware of.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Awkward, by Marni Bates.] [ publisher’s official #famous web page] | [ official Jilly Gagnon web site ]

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Recommended by Marie P.
Bennett Martin Public Library


Star Wars ReviewsLeia, Princess of Alderaan
by Claudia Gray [j Gray]

If Leia Organa were a real person, she would want Claudia Gray as her biographer. Claudia Gray has already proven to be a captivating writer with her earlier works (including Lost Stars and Bloodline). She continues her excellence with Leia, Princess of Alderaan. The novel is part coming-of-age story and part political thriller with elements of teen romance and drama thrown in. Though written for a younger audience, I can’t imagine an older reader not enjoying this book just as much. The plot revolves around a 16-year old Leia going through the rites to prove herself as a worthy heir to the throne of Alderaan. She has encountered some tension with her parents as of late. During the events of the novel, she discovers this tension stems from her parents involvement in activities to oppose the Empire. The novel tells the story of how she comes to be involved in what come to be known as the Rebellion. It cannot be overstated at just how gifted Claudia Gray is at bringing her characters to life. I was especially impressed at the portrayal of Breha Organa, Leia’s mother. I don’t know that any author has featured Breha at length before. Claudia Gray provides her a most welcome introduction. If Disney ever decides to make a movie about Leia, it would be criminal for them to not use this novel as the basis of the plot. I give this novel my highest recommendation and consider it a near must-read for any Star Wars fan.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Tarkin, by James Luceno, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, by Alexander Freed or Bloodline, by Claudia Gray.] [ official Claudia Gray web site ] | [ official Books & Comics section of StarWars.com web site ]

See our massive Star Wars Reading List booklist here on BookGuide!

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Recommended by Corey G.
Gere Branch Library


Ghost on the Case
by Carolyn Hart [Compact Disc Hart]

In the eighth entry in Carolyn Hart’s Bailey Ruth Raeburn mystery series, the dearly departed ghost, Bailey Ruth — correction, “heavenly emissary” — returns to her long-ago hometown of Adelaide, Oklahoma, to assist a young woman about to be involved in dire events. As usual, Bailey Ruth’s charge ends up the chief suspect in a murder, and Bailey Ruth has to use the skills she’s built from having been a life-long (and death-long) mystery reader, to try to assist the police in uncovering who the true culprit is.

While I did enjoy this one — Ann Marie Lee’s audiobook narration again brings the characters to vivid life — the series is becoming just a tad formulaic, and this particular volume seemed to involve a lot of repetition of the same plot points, over and over. Still…seeing Bailey Ruth interact with Chief Sam Cobb, who’s become remarkably calm about getting assistance from an otherwordly spirit, makes this one more than worthwhile. The plot here isn’t as important as the interactions of the characters, and Carolyn Hart remains a master of developing interesting casts of characters!

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the earlier volumes in the Bailey Ruth Raeburn series, by Carolyn Hart.] [ official Bailey Ruth Raeburn page on the official Carolyn Hart web site ]

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Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library


Dune
by Frank Herbert

Even as I read this I could tell it was becoming a new favorite and one I’d like to read again; by the time I was done I was certain. I knew nothing about the book before I read it other than sand worms exist, so I don’t want to have any spoilers in this review to ruin the book for anyone. It’s a classic science fiction novel which is really three books in one. There are many characters and there is not just one protagonist. The two main characters are Jessica and Paul, mother and son. They live at the beginning of the book on a planet called Caladan but soon move to the planet Arrakis. In this time and place there is something called spice, the most valuable substance in the universe, which is only found on Arrakis, so whom ever is in control of the planet has power and pressures placed upon them. Duke Leto of House Atreides is offered the planet and accepts, so his son Paul and Lady Jessica move there with him (Leto and Jessica, are a couple but not married). Arrakis is a desert planet; it does not rain, there are no oceans, or lakes or ponds. The natives of the planet, the Fremen, are increadilby adapted to life in these conditions ulitizing what they call a stilsuit which captures any bodily fluids and purifies them for drinking. Water is sacred here. In the Atreides house water is not quite so scarce but they are not destined to stay there. Due to political and economic situations the Duke Leto and his family are in danger and they all know this when they move there. It happens early in the story that the house is overthrown and the Duke is killed, so that’s not too much of a spoiler, but it’s what happens afterwards and who Jessica and Paul become on Arrakis that is the larger story. I highly recommend this book to any classics and or sci-fi readers. I am glad there are more in the series, although not all them were written by Frank Herbert, some later ones were written by his son. I can’t recommend or comment on these as I haven’t read them. I am aware there is a film version of the book, but again I have not seen it so can’t comment or recommend it, but may be of interest.

[ official Frank Herbert/Dune web site ]

See Scott’s review of the Dune television mini-series, which appeared here in the Staff Recommendations during January 2013

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Recommended by Kristen A.
Gere Branch Library


hooplaMagdalena: Reformation
by Tini Howard [Hoopla Digital Resources]

Before I read this I had never heard of this character before so it was pretty fun to read with no preconceptions. Patience, aka Magdalena, is a hero who wields a spear, the Spear of Destiny, which she uses to fight evil and demons. This spear and the role that comes with it have been passed down the blood line of Christ, sort of like the Witchblade but different. During a battle at the beginning of the story Magdalena is hurt by a demon and it’s implied she’s no longer the real spear bearer. She knows that eventually she’ll need to find a successor and pass on her skills and knowledge but she thought she had more time. Conveniently another with the Holy blood living in town comes to her attention and the training begins. The trainee is a community college student trying to live a good life but getting tangled up with perhaps the wrong people. I liked this book and am really curious about the rest of the series. Right now there is no more on Hoopla but they do add new books regularly, so who knows if more will appear. If you are looking for a really good graphic novel with religious mythology and or if you like Witchblade (they are set in the same universe and have crossed over before), you’ll probably enjoy this.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Fathom, a graphic novel series by Michael Turner, also on Hoopla, Witchblade, a graphic novel series on Hoopla or Aphrodite IX: Rebirth Vol. 1 & 2, more graphic novels on Hoopla.R] [ official Magdelena web site ] | [ official Tini Howard web site ]

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Recommended by Kristen A.
Gere Branch Library


Wonder Woman ’77 Meets the Bionic Woman
by Andy Mangels, Judit Tondora & others [YA PB (Graphic Novel) Mangels (and) Hoopla]

A few months ago, I reviewed Wonder Woman ’77 Vol.1, which was a marvelous recapturing of the style of superhero storytelling as seen in the old Wonder Woman television series starring Lynda Carter. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of reading Wonder Woman ’77 Vol 2, and this, Wonder Woman ’77 Meets the Bionic Woman.

This cross-over title was a whole lot of fun, especially for somebody who literally grew up on both of those television series. Wonder Woman’s pilot aired in 1975, and the series ran for three seasons from 1976 to 1979. The Bionic Woman, starring Lindsay Wagner, also ran for three seasons, from 1976 to 1978. Each series also had some bumps in its network run — Wonder Woman began as a 1940s era series on ABC, before moving to CBS and updating to a contemporary (1977) setting. The Bionic Woman also began life on ABC, as a spin-off of The $6 Million Man, then moved to NBC for the final part of its run. Both featured strong action-oriented female leads, and both featured wild and outrageous science fiction and/or fantasy plots, that often strained viewers credulity.

I mention the outrageous storylines specifically, because they tie directly into this cross-over tale. This trade paperback combines the six-issues of a comic-book miniseries, written by Andy Mangels with art by Judit Tondora. Diana Prince (Wonder Woman’s civilian cover identity, a government intelligence agent), and Jamie Sommers, a bionically enhanced intelligence agent (for a different agency) encounter each other while at an East Coast conference when they both have to help stop a terror attack. The two women bond over their similar lives and are soon assigned, by their respective agencies, to work together to investigate a vast international conspiracy. It turns out that villains from multiple episodes of each of the series, all of whom were responsible for creating lifelike androids that were tools of evil megalomaniacs, have teamed up to combine their knowledge and goals. And they’re all working for a WWII Nazi mastermind, who wishes to invade Diana’s homeland, Paradise Island, and wipe out the Amazon Princess’s family and friends.

The plot of this six-part storyline is really dark, and totally nuts, but still a hoot to read. We have guest appearances but many, many supporting characters from both shows’ casts, and artist Tondora does a fairly good job of having the huge cast of major characters all strongly resemble the actors who orginally played them (particularly Fritz Weaver as one of the mad scientists, and Richard Anderson as Oscar Goldman and Martin E. Brooks as Dr. Rudy Wells). Tondora’s depictions of both Lynda Carter and Lindsay Wagner aren’t perfect, but they’re successful more often than they’re wrong, and this really does feel like it could have been a TV mini-series crossover event. Some of the plotline and dialog is a bit hackneyed, but they that could also be said about both of the TV series at the time as well.

Overall, though I truly enjoyed this time capsule event — it is set in the late 1970s, and definitely felt accurate for the setting. And, seeing two of TV’s most memorable TV heroines fighting side-by-side against an army of Nazi soldiers and Fembot female androids is marvelous fun. I went out and bought this one for my own collection, but you can enjoy it here at the library!

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Wonder Woman ’77 Volume 1 and Wonder Woman ’77 Volume 2, by Marc Andreyko, or The Bionic Woman graphic novels on Hoopla.] [ official DC Wikia entry for this mini-series ]

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Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library


hooplaThe Bagpipes of Christmas
by The Munros [Hoopla Digital Music]

Looking for some ever so slightly different holiday music that’s still familiar? I’d suggest this album to you if you are. It’s just what the title says it is, bagpipe Christmas music, but there are also some Scottish melodies included such as Flower of Scotland, Highland Cathedral, Loch Lomond, and Wild Mountain Thyme. The Christmas songs are rather classic ones like Silent Night, Away in a Manger, The First Noel and Walking in the Air. I really enjoyed this album and think it has a somewhat wide appeal, although not everyone likes the bagpipes. This is available on Hoopla as a download or as streaming audio.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Winter’s Crossing, by James Galway (Compact Disc 781.62 IreYg), Scottish Tranquility, by Phil Coulter (Compact Disc 781.62 ScoC) or December, by George Winston (Compact Disc 781.65 Win).]

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Recommended by Kristen A.
Gere Branch Library


Harry Potter: A Journey Through the History of Magic
by J.K. Rowling [j823 Row]

Any fan of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series will want to check out this delightful collection of materials published with the assistance of the British Library. Filled with photos of artifacts to illustrate magical terms used throughout Rowling’s books and copies of early drafts of Rowling’s preliminary book outlines, this book helps the reader to see how J.K. Rowling put together her amazing collection of stories about Harry Potter. My favorite part of the whole book was a page which showed an outline for one of her books that J.K. Rowling used to keep the story on track. It is no wonder that the books are considered to be some of the best-written books for youth when one considers the amount of research that went into the creation of each remarkable story. The book is one of the most attractive books I have seen recently. I highly recommend this book.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try any of the Harry Potter novels, or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by J.K. Rowling.] [ publisher’s official A Journey Through the History of Magic web site ] | [ official J.K. Rowling web site ]

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Recommended by Kim J.
Bennett Martin Public Library


The Christmas of the Phonograph Records: A Recollection
by Mari Sandoz [B Sa542]

Mari Sandoz relates a story of the Christmas a phonograph and records arrived at the farm. Instead of paying debts, Old Jules used an inheritance to splurge on this music. No one else in the area had such a device so everyone from miles around gathered at the Sandoz home. For days visitors ate, danced, and sang to music from their old countries and to new artists.

Published posthumously, this is a riveting peek at a joyful time in what was usually a hard life. A quick read at only 36 pages.

[ official Mari Sandoz Heritage Society web site ]

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Recommended by Charlotte M.
Bennett Martin Public Library


Brave Enough
by Cheryl Strayed [808.882 Str]

Strayed’s autobiographical book Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail was one of my top five favorite reads the year it came out (2012). In Brave Enough, Strayed has some introductory remarks about how she’s collected inspirational quotes from other people’s writings over the years, and how important some of those have because to her — helping her to get past rough patches in her life. For this collection, she has pulled quotes and passages from her own past writings, after friends, colleagues and readers told her that she and her writings were inspirational to them.

The quotes/passages she shares in this small collection range from one-sentence pithy statements, to multi-paragraph explorations of various concepts. Strayed’s writings can be, shall we say, rather salty….so if you’ve got issues with moderately doses of what most people would consider profanity, this collection probably isn’t for you. But if you don’t mind four-letter-words scattered liberally through her self-quotes, Strayed has a lot of very thoughtful things to say. By the time I was done reading this, I had copied several of her statements out that had an impact on me, including “To love and be loved. That is the meaning of life.”, “Put yourself in the way of beauty”, “Trust your gut. Forgive yourself. Be grafteful”, and “Don’t own other people’s crap!”.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Strayed’s other books, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail, and Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life From Dear Sugar.] [ official Brave Enough page on the official Cheryl Strayed web site ]

Read Tracy T.’s reviews of Cheryl Strayed’s book Wild, from May 2016
Read Scott C.’s review of the movie adaptation of Wild starring Reese Witherspoon, from June 2016

Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library


Screening Room

formatdvdA Charlie Brown Christmas

[DVD j741.5 Sch 2002 (and) Hoopla]

Don’t let the cataloging designation dissuade you from re-watching (or watching for the first time) this now classic “Peanuts” story. Originally quite innovative for its jazzy score, animation style, and content when it premiered in 1966, this exploration of what the Christmas observance “is all about” holds up to the test of time very well. The trials and triumphs of Charlie Brown and his child peers are translatable to all ages and many experiences and they offer some enduring lessons about community, acceptance, and faith.

[Also available in traditional print format.] [ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ]

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Recommended by Becky W.C.
Walt Branch Library


formatdvdThe House Without a Christmas Tree

based on the book by Gail Rock [j DVD Rock]

This 1972 season holiday TV-movie, starring Jason Robards, Lisa Lucas and Mildred Natwick, was an annual viewing tradition for my family as I was growing up — it aired on CBS at the Christmas television season throughout the mid-to-late 1970s. Though originally created for the screen, it was subsequently adapated, by Nebraska author Gail Rock, into a best-selling 1974 novel. In fact, The House Without a Christmas Tree was the first of four TV-movies, and was followed by The Thanksgiving Treasure (1973), The Easter Promise (1975) and Addie and the King of Hearts (1976), all of which were novelized by Gail Rock.

However, it is this movie that is the most memorable. 10-year-old Addie Mills lives with her taciturn father James, and her Grandma Mills. James, is still in mourning over the loss of his wife years ago, and had forbidden the presence of a Christmas tree in “his” home. When Addie wins a tree, and all the trimmings, in a school contest, using techniques her father taught her, she’s proud to bring home the tree, only to have James insist it has to go. This leads to a family crisis, as James and his mother (Grandma) disagree over the tree. When Addie secrets slips out in the middle of the night to deliver her winning tree to another family, who are too poor to have a tree of their own — it leads to James realizing that he’s been treating his family badly for years, because of his bitterness over losing his wife.

The performances in this show are tremendous, especially in the relationship between Addie and her father. The story is set in the 1940s, in a fictional small Nebraska town, so there’s a definite local connection for this charming holiday classic, and I’m thrilled to see that The House Without a Christmas Tree is out again on DVD, after having disappeared from TV showings decades ago. If you, also, grew up with this special, it’s definitely worth revisiting. And if you’ve never seen it before, you’ve got a treat to look forward to!

[Also available in traditional print format.] [ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official Addie Mills web site ]

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Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library


formatdvdSigned, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart

[DVD From]

Martha Williamson brings another great story about the Postables team that does a thorough job delivering long lost letters and packages. From the Heart tells the story of a 200-year-old valentine which could change history if it gets delivered. I have my name on Hold for the next movie in the series. It is called “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Lost Without You,” and lists the “author” as Eric Mabius (an actor in these popular Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel movies.)

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Murder She Baked, based on a mystery series by Joanne Fluke; A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden mystery); and the other Signed, Sealed, Delivered series movies, includingSigned, Sealed, Delivered: The Complete Series, Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas (2014), One in a Million (2016) or From Paris With Love (2017). Other TV series you might enjoy: The Middle, and Last Man Standing.] [ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart web page ]

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Recommended by Kathy H.
Walt Branch Library


formatdvdSigned, Sealed, Delivered: One in a Million

[DVD One]

One in a Million is another Martha Williamson story continuing the Hallmark comedy-drama series. The persistent team of postal employees go to great lengths to deliver lost mail and succeed every time they try. Our family enjoys catching up on the progress of the relationships between team members. My husband had two government careers which he really enjoyed. He delivered mail in downtown Lincoln for the U.S. Postal Service in the late 1960’s. His other career was with the USDA

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish enjoy the other TV-movies in this series: Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Complete Series, From Paris With Love, For Christmas or From the Heart. Other good TV series include Touched by an Angel, The Middle, and Parenthood.] [ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official Signed, Sealed, Delivered: One in a Million web site ]

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Recommended by Kathy H.
Walt Branch Library


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