Hello Again by Brenda Novak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Welcome to Hanover House.
And the Chronicles continue. Another great, great book by Novak only seems to keep you hungry for more…..we find ourselves again in Alaska where Evelyn Talbot is running Hanover House, trying to find out what goes on in the mind of serial killers.
Not only hasnt Jasper Moore (her torturer when she was 16) been found yet, but now there is another serial killer, Lymon Bishop, about to be released because of a technicality – and Talbot believes he is guilty.
Things get hairy when there are more girls killed; and the mystery continues as to who is responsible, when they will strike again….this book has romance, thrills, mystery and is now making me wait impatiently for the next in the series…..
Bravo Novak – you did it again!
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Lift and Separate: A Novel by Marilyn Simon Rothstein
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Didnt think I would love this book. Just isnt my genre – BUT I loved it. How many things can go wrong in ones life? Just ask Marcy Hammer. She thought she had a great marriage only to find out her husband is cheating on her….he’s sorry, she takes him back – then his mistress is pregnant. That isnt enough but her mom falls, breaks her ankles – finds out she has cancer! And dont get me into what her daughter is doing.
This book is so refreshing and delightful to read that I finished it in 3 days…(that’s a record for me). I would have given it 5 stars but the ending left me hanging – I wanted more and more! Cant wait for October – when her next book comes out – Pass the Brownies. Sometimes it pays to read new authors.
The Widow and the Orphan by J. Thomas-Like
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So, so, so, so sad. I had tears in my eyes reading about Pepper who found the man of her dreams only to find out that he was dying. Throughout the book we find out how Pepper and Gabe manage to pull themselves through this tragedy.
Insisting that they get married, Gabe treats her to a beautiful wedding only to be surprised himself when an unexpected child shows up! Having to plan a wedding, then a funeral and cope with motherhood….you wonder what will happen next…..yes, there is another surprise.
But you will have to read to book to find out the situation Pepper finds herself in next. Lovely story.
Reading? As an avid reader I am always carrying my Kindle around with me. That is one of the reasons I carry a tote bag….besides my Avon books and samples, I find my Kindle stuck in the corner of my bag because you never know…..you may be sitting somewhere waiting (arent we always waiting for something) and it becomes an opportunity to read.
We recently took in a Broadway show – drove all the way into the city in snail traffic but managed to arrive 1/2 hour before they opened the doors…..and waited – and read…..
I have been searching blogs that write about reading, not only their reviews but also what they think of reading – how they get reading done within their day. And I started to think about how much people read. One blog said she wanted to read 5 books for the month of June and ended up reading 9. It used to take me 2 weeks to read a book, therefore I could only claim about 2 books per month.
In addition to reading I am also posting reviews…..on Goodreads.com, this blog and my other blog…So please feel free to follow me and check out my reviews.
But now that I am retired, I find there is more reading time – or am I just making more time because I know I can do other things tomorrow….Ahh, that word “tomorrow”….while I have used it in regard to laundry, cleaning and cooking……I have never said I would read tomorrow…and on that note I will end and ——go back to reading!
OK I admit it – one of my favorite addictions is reading.
But while I love mysteries and thrillers, I have come across an author who
Write romance and suspense
And she has completely caused my addiction to her novels
I dont know where she gets her ideas, but each and every one of her books are thrilling and page turners
I started with The Last Stand series TRUST ME, STOP ME, WATCH ME
On to the Stillwater Trilogy – DEAD SILENCE, DEAD GIVEAWAY AND DEAD RIGHT
My next series will be the Fairham Island series – THE SECRET SISTER & THE SECRETS SHE KEPT
What author are you totally hooked on?
My Sister’s Secret: An addictive, gripping and emotional read by Tracy Buchanan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Loved this story. When I first started it I found it jumped between 1988 and 2016 – not my favorite type of read. I get confused jumping back and forth….so I had decided this was a 3 star book. But the further I got into the book the more I followed the lives of these amazing three sisters, Faith, Hope and Charity. The story centers around the death of their sister, Faith, and the effect it had on the whole family – the choices they made in life, their feelings and their questions. It finally ends with Charity’s daughter, Willow, and the secrets she uncovers about her parents, and her family to finally bring this story to a peak of surprises. Definitely pumped it up to a 4 star book.