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“Send Down the Rain” by Charles Martin

In his thirteenth novel, this New York Times Award-winning author successfully weaves the lives of several different people into a wonderful tale of love and sacrifice that will leave you thinking. Taking Joseph, a Vietnam veteran with many scars to heal and Allie, who has recently lost her families business in Florida, Martini created a novel that is full of lots of raw emotion that will keep you turning pages until you come to the surprising conclusion.

Joseph, a victim of PTSD, has chosen to live in his cabin in the Carolina mountains with his dog, Roscoe. That is, until Catalina and her two children stumble into his life. Making sure to get them away from her abusive, drug running captor, he loaded them up and drove them to Florida to meet up with her brother and close to where he and his brother had lived before they grew up and grew apart.

Charles Martin has skillfully created such believable characters that you will find yourself totally immersed in the plot and all that takes place. Without leaving your chair you will find yourself involved in the panic of flight, the angst of unrequited love, the unselfish sacrifice of a brother and the joy of rediscovering a lost love.

This is a definite “must-read” for this summer and is guaranteed to keep you wondering until you turn

Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 2018 – Thomas Nelson

“Lang’s Labyringth: Forest of the Fae Book Three” by K. Kibbee

This book came to me as an advanced reading copy from the publisher and because I love to read, I was excited when it arrived in the mail. Then I realized it was “one of those books.” You know, the kind I would never pick up on my own – one about goth, faeries, fantasy, changelings, etc. I was also concerned that, because it was the third book in a series, I might not have a clue about what was going on.

I couldn’t have been more wrong. Yes, this is a book about all of the above, however, it is also, on a much deeper level, about trying to figure out a mystery that was based on a secret code. The main character, Anne along with her best friend Grace, who has been changed into a raven, is on a quest to solve the code so she can change Grace back to human form and rid the forest of all the faeries. Along the way she meets some very interesting characters, and believe it or not, I found myself trying my best to solve the code too.

I won’t even begin to let on how this book turns out for that would ruin all of the mystery and intrigue that Kibbee has created, but let me say it will take you on quite the adventure and make your summer reading most enjoyable. Remember this, too, don’t be afraid to try something new – you might discover you really like it – I know I did.

Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 2017 – Incorgnito

Downtown Tyler

Summer FUN at the Tyler Public Library

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FREE Summer Movies: “Mary Poppins Returns” & “Interstellar”

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The Library, 201 S. College Ave., Downtown Tyler, provides Summer Movies to entertain all ages and provide a nice cool space to escape the summer heat. Come enjoy a movie in the auditorium (located past the bathrooms on the first floor). Feel free to bring pillows, blankets, and carpet friendly snacks! Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult (over 18) at all times. These movies are free to attend.

  • June 17th (2pm): “Mary Poppins Returns,” PG
  • June 18th (10:30am): “Mary Poppins Returns,” PG
  • June 21st (1:30pm): “Interstellar,” PG-13
  • June 24th (2pm): “Early Man,” PG
  • June 28th (1:30pm): “Gravity,” PG-13
  • July 1st (10:30am): “Wall-E,” G
  • July 1st (2pm): “Sherlock Gnomes,” PG
  • July 2nd (10:30am): “Treasure Planet,” PG
  • July 3rd (10:30am): “How to Train Your Dragon,” PG
  • July 3rd (2pm): “Smallfoot,” PG
  • July 5th (10:30am): “Planes,” PG
  • July 5th (1:30pm): “Independence Day,” PG-13
  • July 8th (2pm): “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” PG
  • July 9th (10:30am): “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” PG
  • July 12th (1:30pm): “Star Trek,” PG-13
  • July 15th (2pm): “LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” PG
  • July 16th (10:30am): “LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” PG
  • July 19th (1:30pm) “Solo,” PG-13
  • July 22nd (2pm): “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” PG
  • July 23rd (10:30am): “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” PG
  • July 26th (1:30pm): “Spaceballs,” PG
  • July 29th (10:30am): “Paddington 2,” PG
  • July 29th (2pm): “Coco,” PG
  • July 30th (2pm): “Lilo and Stitch,” PG
  • July 31st (10:30am): “Despicable Me 3,” PG
  • July 31st 2pm): “Toy Story,” G
  • August 1st (10:30am): “Monsters Inc.,” G
  • August 1st (2pm): “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” PG
  • August 2nd (10:30am): “Incredibles 2,” PG
  • August 2nd (1:30pm): “First Man,” PG-13

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True Vine Brewing: It’s Getting Hot at the Brewery

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True Vine Brewing is located at 2453 Earl Campbell Parkway, Tyler. True Vine is open Monday-Wednesday 4-9pm, Thursday 4-11pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-11pm.

True Vine is a local brewery built and inspired by: Integrity. Community. Love.

True Vine is all about putting their neighbors before themselves and crafting brews that reflect the same, bringing people together and building community.

For more info go to truevinebrewing.com or facebook.com/truevinebrewing.

About True Vine:

Pay it Forward: Who Will You Cheers Too?

Pay it forward…with beer! Introducing True Vine’s “Cheers To…” wall. If you know True Vine you know they love a good cheers, and they want you guys to be able to join in on those! So here’s how it works: you come in and buy a “Cheers To…” card for someone not currently with you. Maybe it’s a friend or family member, maybe it’s for a teacher or veteran. You then write that person’s name (or title) on the card, write them a note on the back, and stick it on the wall. The next time that person comes into the True Vine taproom, they can look for their name on the wall, pull the card down, and redeem it for a tasty brew!

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