Saturday, June 1, 2013

Books Read May 2013

Blackwell, Lawana
  • The Widow of Larkspur Inn 
Fiction.  Heart-warming tale of a widow raising three children on her own.  After she discovers the sad state of affairs that her recently departed husband has left her in, she uproots the London family to the only bit of property she has left, a dilapidated inn in the countryside.  

Brown, Dan
  • Inferno 
Fiction.  Fourth in the Robert Langdon series.  This book centers around Dante’s epic poem, “The Divine Comedy”, and Botticelli’s masterpiece, “Dante: The Drawings for The Divine Comedy”.  From the very first page, this fast-paced thriller takes us on a whirlwind tour of the ancient city of Florence and its secret passages and amazing art.

Cates, Bailey
  • Brownies and Broomsticks 
Fiction.  First in a paranormal cozy mystery series starring Katie, who leaves Ohio to help her aunt and uncle start a bakery in Savannah, Georgia.  Unfortunately, during their Grand Opening, an irate customer refuses to pay her bill.  The next thing they know, she ends up dead in her car out front.  A witness saw a man walking away from the car who looks very much like Katie’s uncle, Ben.  He soon becomes the only suspect, and the women of the book club must help find the true killer. 

Charles, L.J.
  • A Touch of Ice 
Fiction.  First in a series about a therapist with the gift of psychometry and a P.I. best friend.  Everly stumbles across a gorgeous man on the beach and literally falls at his feet.  In doing so, she touches him and suddenly scenes of a dead man flash in her mind.  Who is the dead man and what connection does he have to this hunky guy that Everly is suddenly having a craving for? 

Geary, Debora
  • A Modern Witch 
Fiction.  First in the Modern Witch series.  A group of tech-savvy witches reach out via the Internet to bring other witches into their chat room.  A very surprised Lauren, realtor extraordinare, finds herself amongst a group of people convinced they are witches.  How did she find her way into their chat?

James, Aiden
  • Deadly Night 
Fiction.  Obviously written from a guy’s point of view.  He seems to think all women, even his “gorgeous” wife are very moody and that he constantly needs to cater to her moods.  He spends a lot of time explaining the motivations for every action or reaction the characters have.  The protagonist is a call center manager by day and a rock musician/ghost hunter by night, though very little of the story actually deals with the ghost hunting experiences.  He talks about setting up their equipment, but barely mentions the ghosts at all.  Several of his friends are murdered, but I guessed who it was halfway through the book.  Not a series I will continue.

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