Susanna Kearsley just keeps getting better and better! In
DESPERATE FORTUNE, she writes not only an exciting
historical fiction story, but a contemporary one as well.
Sara Thomas is an amateur codebreaker, at least in her
opinion. But the truth is, her ability is absolutely
amazing. She can find Read more...
DESERT GOD by Wilbur Smith is one of those rare creatures:
a book in a series that is a stand alone read. This I can
say with certainty because I haven't read the other books
in the series.
DESERT GOD transports the reader to ancient Egypt,
Mesopotamia, and Crete Read more...
The last photograph of Tolkien was taken in 1972 in The
University of Oxford Botanic Garden leaning against "his
favorite tree—the twisty, deformed Black Pine." This
enormous tree was the inspiration for the Ents in the LORD
OF THE RINGS.
The preceding information is just one of the fascinating Read more...
CLOSE AS SISTERS by Colleen Faulkner, is a bittersweet
of four lifetime friends united in a unique sisterhood.
Every summer, they drop whatever they are doing to spend
part of their summer together at a beach house in Albany
Thirty years ago, something tragic occurred at this Read more...
In FOOL'S GOLD, Zana Bell has created characters that are
strong, believable, and lovable. Both heroine and hero are
chasing after their own specific pot of gold. Gwen (Lady
Guinevere Stanhope) is an English lady of the manor trying
desperately to earn money to keep her home in England Read more...
COMING HOME by Lydia Michaels is the climax (no pun
intended-well maybe a little) of the Surender
is similar in content to E. L. James' Fifty Shades of
It's not nearly as graphic, but the concept is the same. A
rich-beyond-belief Read more...
I enjoy reading a variety of genres. Even when reading
romance, I like to have different types of stories:
contemporary, historical, paranormal, comedy. . . Leanne
Davis has done something that not many romance writers do.
She writes a sub-genre that is realistic romance.
is not escapism—these are flawed Read more...
RULES FOR A PROPER GOVERNESS by Jennifer Ashley is a page-
turner that is not only exciting, but has characters that
beguile from their first appearance on the page. And I'm
also happy to say, that even though this is part of a
series (Mackenzies and McBridesRead more...
VINTAGE by Susan Gloss is one of those books that gets
your head. It grabs your interest from the first, but then
you find yourself thinking about it even when you are not
reading it. Even after it is finished.
Susan Gloss has created not one, but three complex Read more...
I think I would have liked the characters in EYES ONLY by
Fern Michaels under different circumstances. By that, I
mean IF I had read the previous books in this series. It
number twenty-four in the Sisterhood Series. I had
no idea when I started
it Read more...
I don't know why I am so delighted when I hear of a man
reads and enjoys Jane Austen, but it seems to always catch
me by surprise. The author of FIRST IMPRESSIONS, Charlie
Lovett, is obviously one of those men. In fact, when
reading his books, both Read more...
I really wanted to love this book. Maybe I built up my
expectations of it a little too much as I waited for the
publication of RUTH'S JOURNEY by Donald McCaig. And I am a
sucker for spin-off books, but I like them to be firmly
rooted in Read more...
What do yoga, a high-maintenance dog, and murder all have
in common? They are all concerns in the book, A KILLER
RETREAT by Tracy Weber.
Kate Davidson is a yoga instructor who gets a chance to
teach classes in return for accommodations at the newly-
refurbished Elysian Springs resort Read more...
In ONE MAD NIGHT by Julia London, Chelsea Crawford and Ian
Rafferty are advertising executives working for the Grabber-
Paulson firm. They are the best the company has. They dress
for success, work long hours, and are creative geniuses.
Chelsea has worked for the company for six years and has Read more...
With THE ROSIE EFFECT, the engaging sequel to The Rosie
Project, Graeme Simsion has done it again! Readers will
return eagerly to the misadventures of Don Tillman and his
wife, Rosie. In this installment, Don is working at
Columbia University and Rosie is completing her PhD in
Rosie announces Read more...
The assortment of short fiction in STONE MATTRESS by the
incomparable Margaret Atwood, deserves to be called an
anthology of tales and not just short stories. The highly
imaginative and finely crafted storylines are intriguing
and unpredictable like fairy or wonder tales. And while
the "tales" are highly unlikely, they Read more...
Catherine Coulter has found the key to writing gripping
crime thrillers—collaboration with author J. T. Ellison!
THE LOST KEY is the second book in A Brit in the
series, but I hope it's not the last. Don't sit down
thinking you'll just read Read more...
CHANGE OF HEART is the first book that I've read by Jude
Deveraux (I know, have I been under a rock somewhere?). I
also haven't read the novella, The Matchmakers, that this
novel is based upon, so I didn't have any pre-conceived
ideas or expectations. Based Read more...
Some one in the Julius and Rebecca Cohen Home for Jewish
Seniors has died... Bertha Finklestein is found face first
a bowl of matzoh ball soup. . .with a stolen diamond
earring lodged in her throat. So begins MRS. KAPLAN AND
MATZOH BALL OF DEATH by Mark Reutlinger—one Read more...
THE TUMBLE INN by William Loizeaux is one of those books
defy classification as far as genre. It starts out as a
cozy little work of fiction about a married couple, the
Finleys, who are both teachers in New Jersey. Both are
discontented with their careers and city life Read more...
Dot Dittman is an avid reader. She
often reads two or three books at the
same time.It can get confusing
sometimes. Dot has
been married for 42 years (all to the
same unfortunate man) and is mother to
10 children and grandmother to 25
activities (besides reading books)are
flower gardening (even if her
grandchildren pick all her flowers),
cooking for large get-togethers, and
planning to run away from home. She
received an associate's degree in
English at North Idaho College in 2012
at the ripe age of 59 and she still
hasn't figured out what she wants to be
when she grows up (if she decides to
grow up, that is). Dot aspires to be a
published writer and so far has had one
short story published in The Trestle
Creek Review. She is currently working
on her first novel.