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Suspense, thrills and love in October Best Reads

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If only life came with instructions.


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There is nothing in the universe the cursed dragon, Falcyn, hates more than humanity . . . except Greek humans.


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No bodices were harmed in this historical romance.


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Together we'll save the world...Unless we kill each other first.


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“The Wrath Is Coming.” But They Don’T Know Where—Or When.


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PREORDER this sexy & emotional story about a single dad wild with grief and the strong survivor he hires as his nanny!


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Land On Fire
by Gary Ferguson
"When Standard Firefighting Orders are the order of the day"
Posted July 21, 2017

LAND ON FIRE with its subtitle, How Extreme Wildfire Is Reshaping the West, is an accurate description of the contents. If you live near a forest and have smelt smoke, you are probably well informed about the risk in your immediate neighbourhood. But fires are becoming more frequent as the Read more...


Confessions Of A Domestic Failure
by Bunmi Laditan
"First time motherhood can be exhausting!"
Posted July 21, 2017

While this is a fiction book, of course it is based on some measure of true personal experience. Who among us would like to call herself a domestic failure? CONFESSIONS OF A DOMESTIC FAILURE sounds scary. Our protagonist Ashley married in her early thirties, and is now a stay-home Read more...


Fairy Icepack
by Emily Martha Sorensen
"Hot or cold in a treasure hunt for fairies"
Posted July 21, 2017

Another puzzle occurs for the girls who are discovering 'Fairy Senses' in this series for young readers. So far the senses like hearing and sight have been awarded to different girls and one boy in order that they can see or hear fairies, unlike everyone else. What the fairies want Read more...


Murder In A Cornish Alehouse
by Kathy Lynn Emerson
"More ale, wench! Have a care with the knives!"
Posted July 17, 2017

Third in the Mistress Jaffrey Mystery series comes a fine old puzzle. We likes our ales in Cornwall, we does, and we don't hold with strangers poking their nose in, which is like to lead to MURDER IN A Read more...


The Rancher's Surprise Triplets
by Linda Ford
"Oh dear, what can the matter be, Johnny's so long at the fair!"
Posted July 17, 2017

This enjoyable romance deposits three feisty little boys onto an unmarried lady in 1896. Just like today, they've got colds and ear-aches, and at nine months they take a lot of holding and feeding. THE RANCHER'S SURPRISE TRIPLETS are left by an unfortunate woman who is beggared Read more...


See You In The Cosmos
by Jack Cheng
"A rocket-obsessed kid starts to search for his family and finds a whole lot more"
Posted July 17, 2017

This Young Adult book will be enjoyed by adults too, provided they don't mind the unusual format. Alex is a space-obsessed kid of eleven who is busy recording a message to aliens on other planets, and he wants to send a Golden iPod into space on his own Read more...


Three Singles To Adventure
by Gerald Durrell
"Reptiles and rodents, monkeys and mayhem in this traveller's tale"
Posted July 17, 2017

Reissued by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in electronic form is this 1954 classic THREE SINGLES TO ADVENTURE. Gerald Durrell was a lifelong animal enthusiast who spent a decade collecting animals for zoos and conservation efforts, before settling down and establishing his own conservation trust and zoo on the British Read more...


A Charm Of Goldfinches And Other Collective Nouns
by Matt Sewell
"More cute birds and critters than you can shake a stick at"
Posted July 17, 2017

Having read an enchanting book on owls of the world, by artist Matt Sewell, I was delighted to find another in the same vein. A CHARM OF GOLDFINCHES AND OTHER COLLECTIVE NOUNS looks at a host of natural nouns and the creatures they describe. We all know a pride of Read more...


Anu: The Tug Of War Years
by Shabnam Vasisht
"The inspirational memoir of a mother and school principal in India and beyond"
Posted July 17, 2017

This fourth in the series of memoirs by Anu Vasisht's daughter, Shabnam Vasisht, takes us through Anu's later years as a school principal in India and into her retirement. We see the title is very apt, because Anu was tugged in many directions both physically and emotionally during Read more...


Plain Refuge
by Janice Kay Johnson
"A romantic suspense story full of culture contrast"
Posted July 17, 2017

Rebecca Holt stands up to her businessman husband when his partner disappears under a cloud. Accusations of embezzlement are hard to shake. For the sake of their son Matthew, she insists on a divorce - they've grown so far apart and Tim has become very unpleasant under stress. Then Rebecca Read more...


The Spaniard's Innocent Maiden
by Greta Gilbert
"A sweeping historical tale of 1500s culture clash"
Posted July 17, 2017

Set during the tumult of the Spanish invasion of the Americas, this strongly-themed romance drew me from the start. THE SPANIARD'S INNOCENT MAIDEN is a girl from the Totonac tribe, which are oppressed by and fearful of the Aztecs. The Totonac at first see the Spaniards as their Read more...


Pixie's Adventure
by Jenna Grodzicki
"A brave kitten explores the outdoors"
Posted July 15, 2017

I love this short and sweet picture book about a lively cat and her big adventure outdoors. Pixie has a loving family to care for her, but she is determined to find out what the world outside the window smell and feels like. She wants to chase butterflies and touch Read more...


The Cowboy's Easter Family Wish
by Lois Richer
"Following the rules didn't make this family happy - now they have a chance to find love"
Posted July 15, 2017

I was surprised by how quickly this romance book grabbed me and made me feel for the characters. THE COWBOY'S EASTER FAMILY WISH may sound as if a few elements were forced together for the title, but the storytelling is seamless. Maddie McGregor has quite a burden to contend Read more...


The Horse Lover's Encyclopedia
by Jessie Haas
"These horses gallop off the pages; a vividy illustrated guide to many facets of equines"
Posted July 7, 2017

Whether you love horses for sports, beauty or hard work, this comprehensive and up to the minute encyclopaedia is a wonderful compendium of knowledge. If you're like me you won't be able to stop turning the pages. The beautiful colour photos of breeds, sports and many facets of Read more...


Murder on Location
by Cathy Pegau
"Filming at a glacier leads to a sudden death"
Posted July 7, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the Charlotte Brody Mystery series, BORROWING DEATH, in which a young woman arrives in Alaska and lands a job with the Cordova Daily Read more...


Dressed to Kilt
by Hannah Reed
"December snow in the Highlands calls for a dram of whisky"
Posted July 5, 2017

For fans of the Scottish Highlands Mysteries we have another trip to the village of Glenkillen. Our heroine of two previous books, Eden Elliott, has an invitation to a private winter whisky tasting at Glenkillen Distillery. DRESSED TO KILT might Read more...


Red-handed In Romanee-Conti
by Jean-Pierre Alaux, Noel Balen
"The hard work of grape harvest is interrupted by tragedy"
Posted July 1, 2017

More frolics from the wine-making experts, and murder as tempers are strained at harvest time. Settle back and relax as we watch other people working. RED-HANDED IN ROMANEE- CONTI begins with Benjamin Cooker and his beloved wife visiting Benjamin's father in London. But an early start to Read more...


Run to Ground
by Katie Ruggle
"When grief blinds you to reality danger can strike"
Posted June 19, 2017

New to Monroe, Colorado, is a little family. Jules Young is nervous, because she has kidnapped her younger brothers and sister as her stepmother won't give her custody. The resourceful kids love Jules but she now has to provide for them and change identities in the exciting RUN TO Read more...


A Hiss Before Dying
by Rita Mae Brown
"Past and present intertwine in this lively book about Virginia heritage - and crime"
Posted June 13, 2017

Can you believe this is the twenty-sixth book in this cheerful Virginia series? The chatty tabby cat Mrs Murphy and her friends Pewter the grey cat and Tee Tucker the corgi make a welcome return in A HISS BEFORE DYING. Autumn colours make the countryside even more beautiful as Read more...


Starting Over on Blackberry Lane
by Sheila Roberts
"Caution: hiring a hunky builder can bruise your husband's ego"
Posted June 8, 2017

Fans of the popular Icicle Falls series have a treat in store. Ever needed some basic home renovation done? Ever felt that project was taking too long or going nowhere? Meet Stef, Cassie and Griffin, each with a home repair Read more...


Clare O'Beara

http://www.clareobeara.ie

I am a tree surgeon and author, living in Ireland. I write science fiction, crime, romantic suspense and Young Adult books. I have qualified in ecology and journalism.

Formerly I have showjumped my own horses at national level. I have been a member of the Royal Dublin Society's Forestry And The Environment Committee.

 

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