While the story could have been ripped from the headlines, the subject of senseless public shootings was treated with tenderness and sensitivity, humanizing both the victims and the shooters.
Confession: Not all of these books are about the type of two-wheeled bicycles that one pedals with their feet. Some of these books are about the motorized kind of bike, because I happen to ride those, too. And one very special book is a fake-out entirely - its title is Bicycles, but it's really a collection of love poems.
How to Find Love in a BookshopHow to Find Love in a Bookshop Veronica Henry 9780735223493, Penguin Random House, Hardcover, $25, Pub. Date: August 15, 2017 Publisher Description: The enchanting story of a bookshop, its grieving owner, a supportive literary community, and the extraordinary power of books to heal the heart. Nightingale Books, nestled on … Continue reading Book Review: How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry
Another sumptuous tale from the best-selling author of The Little Paris Bookshop. While this tale weaves its way from Germany to France following downtrodden Marianne on her journey of self-discover, the reader will be enthralled by the luscious language of food and the vivid descriptions of the sea and the countryside, and will revel in the self-fulfillment and true love that Nina George's characters all find.
Potential subtitles for this novel include: How to Make the Best of Bad Situations, or Movie Glam Girl Meets Sweet Surfer Boy. If that second titles sounds like an internet dating ad, it's not far off. "Mink" (East Coast) meets "Alex" (West Coast) in an online movie forum. Is it a crush? Is it simply classic film chit-chat? Bailey Rydell meets Porter Roth when she moves from DC to CA. Is their frenemy status a way to pass the time at work or something more? Vintage clothes and a sweet Vespa, surfing legends and beach parties make this a delightful summer read.
The Girl Who Knew Too Much Amanda Quick 9780399174476, $27, Penguin, Pub. Date: May 9, 2017 Genres: Adult fiction, mystery, romance Short blurb: The glitz and glamor of 1930s Hollywood. A secretary-turned-reporter with a new identity, hot on the trail of a murderer. An ex-magician with secrets of his own to hide. An updated feel … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick
2012: 42 books 2013: 48 books 2014: 135 books 2015: 154 books It hardly comes as a surprise but 2015 was the year of reading bodice-ripping romance novels, which probably explains why I read 154 books this year! Only a few novels were children books, even fewer YA, mostly mysteries, paranormal romances, motorcycle romances, and … Continue reading 2015 Goodreads Stats
I'm a huge fan of everything Nora Roberts writes, whether its futuristic murder mysteries under her pseudonym, JD Robb, or her romances with touches of magic, or her contemporary romantic-thrillers. This is the final book in a trilogy filled with magic, set in Ireland, somewhat reminiscent of her Key trilogy, but equally delightful. Blook Magick, … Continue reading New Release: Blood Magick by Nora Roberts
I'm an unabashed fan of Jennifer E. Smith. I say unabashed because she doesn't write what I typically read, and sometimes when I read things outside of my norm, I feel like I have to justify them. Luckily for me, these books can stand on their own two feet. First and foremost, the author is … Continue reading Book Review: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
Tuesday is new book release day! It's hard to imagine, but we're technically 39 books into Nora Roberts-writing-as-J.D. Robb's In Death series (and that's not counting the handful of short stories in found in various collections). #39 is called Festive in Death, and it is available in stores and online starting today. Published by Penguin, … Continue reading New Release: Festive in Death by J.D. Robb