A Conspiracy in Belgravia (Lady Sherlock #2)
by Sherry Thomas Pub date 9/5/17 5 Star
I am a big fan of Sherlock Holmes, so when I saw a new series this time with Lady Sherlock, I just had to read the first A Study In Scarlet Women (4 Star) then the second in the series A Conspiracy in Belgravia. (5 Star) I loved everything about these books. Ms. Thomas’ Victorian-set Lady Sherlock series has Charlotte Holmes playing the part of Sherlock Holmes along with Mrs. Watson and numerous other delightful characters. Book one sets the whole story up and book two takes off where book one ended and moves very fast and left me wishing for the next book in the series. Highly recommend.
Secrets of the Tulip Sisters
I love Susan Mallery’s writing, it is smooth and draws you in. Almost like you are part of the family in the story. This is a story about family, messy relationships, forgiveness and love. I highly recommend. Please pick up a copy.
The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green June 2017 Hardcover
What a dysfunctional family, but that is what made the book a great read. A mother, an aging famous actress who managed to alienate each of her daughters while they were growing up, is now dying and has brought her three daughters home in the hope of pulling the family back together. A wonderful summer read as dysfunction turns to love and understanding.
Come Sundown by Nora Roberts, Publishing date May 30, 2017
When it comes to Nora Roberts, I don’t read the blurb on what it is about, I just pick it up and start reading. In my opinion, she is just that good of a storyteller. The first chapter surprised me, with a violent kidnapping of a young woman, Alice, in the 1970’s who is held captive for years. The next chapter brings us to the present date, she leaves us wondering what ever happened to Alice. This is a story of horror that people can inflict upon others and the wonderful healing of love, friendship, and romance. The mystery and suspense were wonderful and I really enjoyed the read. Highly recommend!
No Easy Target: A Novel Hardcover – April 25, 2017
by: Iris Johansen
I love this author. I have no idea where she is going when I pick up a book and that is the best part. I love that she brings in minor characters from a previous book and tells us their story. No Easy Target is full of action, real evil, determination and love. Margaret, our main protagonist, has an amazing ability to communicate with animals. The book opens with Margaret in a tiger’s cage trying to convince the tiger to accept it’s cub. I highly recommend any of Ms. Johansen’s books. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
The Devil's Triangle (A Brit in the FBI #4)
by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison
I love anything these two authors put together. Guaranteed action-adventure, and plenty of suspense, maybe a sprinkle of love thrown in to keep us on our toes. Controlling the weather, blowing up Washington, fighting the “evil” twins, some great twists and turns and a fantastic read. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
The Night the Lights Went Out
by Karen White 0451488385 5 Stars
What a great book! Absolutely loved the characters, especially Ms. Sugar and the stories she has to tell. The story takes place in Sweet Apple, Georgia and like all little towns, everyone knows everything. There is a secret blogger, murder, and love. What more could you ask for in a book? I highly recommend it!
Slightly South of Simple: A Novel (The Peachtree Bluff Series)
Paperback by Kristy Woodson Harvey. Available April 25, 2017, 1501158058
A wonderful read! The first book in a trilogy. Takes place in Peachtree, GA and is the story of a mother and her three adult daughters along with grandchildren, who have all returned home for various reasons. Making the story bloom with drama and love. Lots of secrets revealed, leaving you wanting more. This is a story of family, love, sisterhood, and secrets. I highly recommend.
The Black Wolves of Boston by Wen Spencer.
A light but tightly written story involving a 300-year-old hoarder vampire, a missing werewolf prince that was raised as a normal child, and mean witches that want to control everything, is just the beginning of a great and funny adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend.
Walk on Earth a Stranger (Gold Seer Trilogy) by Rae Carson 9/6/2016
PB Edition (First book in the Gold Seer Trilogy) (13 & up)
Historical fantasy trilogy set during the American gold rush era.
The 1800’s with our protagonist, 15-year-old Leah and her parents living in an isolated area of Dahlonega, GA. Leah has the ability to sense gold and helps her parents in every way on their farm. This wonderful depiction of early life shows the strength and horrors that was life in the 1800’s. An excellent read and great adventure. Can’t wait for the next in the series.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
TRUST NO ONE! If only Mare can remember this. Mare lives in a world where the type of blood you have determines if you serve and barely survive or rule the kingdom. Mare has red blood and she must steal to help feed her family. Not only does silver blood rule but it comes with supernatural powers. A twist of fate puts Mare in front of the King and Queen and all discover she may have red blood but she has power. She is “something other”. Romance, intrigue, lots of action, and pulls you through to the end. Great book, highly recommend. Book 2 “Glass Sword” is available in paperback and “Kings Cage” is available in hardcover.
The Garden of Small Beginnings
By Abbi Waxman Release date May 2 2017 5 Stars
Great read! Highly recommend. A good beach read that leaves you feeling good about life going on when we face tragedy. With great but quirky characters, and lots of laugh out loud moments. Amazing what digging in the dirt can do for you when life throws you curves.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
By Taylor Jenkins Reid
I don’t know what to say so I’m going to say: fabulous, could not put it down, really entertaining, did not see the ending coming, great for book clubs, good summer read and I highly recommend it.
Indigo: A Novel Hardcover – June 20, 2017
by Charlaine Harris (Author), Christopher Golden (Author), Jonathan Maberry (Author), Kelley Armstrong (Author), Kat Richardson (Author), Seanan McGuire (Author), Tim Lebbon (Author), Cherie Priest (Author), James A. Moore (Author), Mark Morris (Author), Eva Diaz(Illustrator)
This was not an anthology, but an excellent thriller and urban fantasy. You would never know that it was written by different authors. It flowed smoothly, from one action packed scene to the next. This was a unique story, so different, yet so compelling you must continue to turn each page and try to figure out what is going on. I gave it a 5-star rating for the unique storyline and the smooth transition from author to author. Excellent read.
Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
Pub Date July 11, 2017
I absolutely loved this book. In fact, I read it twice. Loved the characters, the story line, the surprises, and suspense along the way. Excellent writing. This was a stand alone book outside of the Temperance Brennan series and the book had me on page one. Go grab a copy!
And Then There Were Four By Nancy Werlin
June 6, 2017
4.5 stars! I loved it. An excellent and unique YA mystery with likable characters. Highly recommend. Death, mystery with a touch of romance.
Beach House for Rent (The Beach House) Book 4
By Mary Alice Monroe 4.5 Stars
Reading this novel was like I was squirreled away in a comfy chair and entered Cara’s and Heather’s life and left mine. I truly enjoyed every minute of the read. The story line has plenty of emotional ups and downs as Cara deals with her loss and Heather with her fears. It brings these two women of different generations together to work through their pain and healing. While this is book four in the series, it can be read as a stand alone and worth every minute of your time.
This is my first book by Margaret Mizushima and unfortunately, it is # 3 in the series. I think to get the full effect of the series, I would recommend you start with book one. (which I will as soon as possible) I love finding new series and new authors especially about search dogs and their relationship with their partners. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. Hope you enjoy it too.
Roar (Stormheart, #1)
by Cora Carmack
The only thing I did not like about this book is that book two was not in my hand when I finished book one! A unique fantasy, with a very strong protagonist willing to learn or do whatever it takes to save her city. The city is surrounded by magic in the way of storms; wild wind, rain, tornadoes, and then there are those who control them, bottle them and sell them. Sounds unusual, it is, and really a great start to a series. I highly recommend and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Bring Her Home
by David Bell 3.5 Stars
This is a good summer mystery, while I enjoyed it, I found it very predictable. For me, I have to feel something for the characters and I didn’t like any of them. This story is about a parent's worst nightmare, a missing teen. I imagine that each of us would react differently to this situation. This is the second book I have read by Mr. Bell, and look forward to others. I would highly recommend the book.
4.5 Star! Loved this book and couldn't put it down. Must warn this is a series. Cannot wait for the next book!
Iris Johansen is just so talented. Love all of her books and can’t wait for the next one to come out. Please pick up a copy!
Promise Not to Tell
Jayne Ann Krentz
January 2, 2018
Another great book from Ms. Krentz! I love all her books, whether she is writing as Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick or Jayne Castle. I love her stories, strong female characters, and writing style. I recommend her every chance I get. Promise Not to Tell, is a contemporary romantic-suspense with a great plot with plenty of twists and turns. Please put her on your reading list.
Asp of Ascension (The Nefertari Hughes Mystery Series Book 1)
By: B R Myers
The first book in a new series, a really good YA mystery. Two good, unique protagonists that you wouldn’t think would make good friends but prove us all wrong. An Egyptian prince, an ancient Egyptian asp that went missing from the museum 50 years ago. A curse, romance, and a mystery all tied together and thank heaven I had the next book in the series because I didn’t want to wait to find out what happens next. Excellent story, I highly recommend it. While the paperback might not be available, it is available in ebook.
If I Run (If I Run Series)
by Terri Blackstock
What a great series! The first book opens with Casey finding her boyfriend Brent, dead. He had called her and told her he found more information about her father's death. However, by the time she arrives, he has been killed. She knows that she can’t call the police and her DNA is all over his house. There is no choice but to run. I loved the whole mystery, bits, and pieces of the backstory come out as the story unfolds. Great twists and turns in this wonderful suspenseful mystery. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
If I'm Found
By: Terri Blackstock
This is such a great story, the second in the series. I love the writing, The smart and savvy Casey as she helps others and tries not to get caught. A great read and a good mystery.
The Falconer: Book One of the Falconer Trilogy
By Elizabeth May
December 15, 2015
Absolutely wonderful read! This book has everything to grab you and keep you reading as you set foot in another time and place. Imagine a beautiful well mannered young lady who takes tea in the afternoon and seeks revenge for the murder of her mother by the fairies at night. A historical setting, some steampunk tech, with romance and humor. My kind of book. This is now out in paperback and the next in the series is in hardcover. I think it is one of the best YA’s I have read in awhile. 4-½ Stars