From janette lohan
Title/Author A wanted Man/ Lee Child
Loved this book. All his books are action packed and thrillers to the end. Reading the whole 20 book series. Hope they never end.As an innocent hitch hiker he gets a ride and ends up in a murder conspiracy. But being an ex-military policeman he begins to put the puzzle pieces together. Good read
Title/Author gone tomorrow/lee child
Jack Reacher rides the subway, confronting a woman looking to blow up the subway, What happens from here leads him to a new murder mystery dating back to the afghanistan war in the 80’s. Lots of powerful people are behind this but Reacher never backs down from a good fight or romance.
From Sharon Daly
Title/Author A Front Page Affair Radha Vatsal
A murder mystery set in the early 1900s. The lead character is a young female of privilege who is more interested in journalism than the traditional role of wife and mother. While covering a story, she is present at a socialite’s party when a man is murdered in the stables. Her instincts are piqued and she becomes involved in the investigation. The story holds the reader’s interest, but the ending finishes abruptly. Somewhat disappointing.
From Carol Grassel
Title/Author Crisis of Character/Gary J. Byrne
An insightful read into the Clintons and even more so into the secret service and federal marshalls — I learned lots of new information as to how all three operate/operated — be sure to read the Afterword — it was very interesting to read about the training (or lack of) that our secret servie go through — this book makes you think about our nation’s safety.
From Terry DelBalso
Title/Author The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston & Mario Spezi
The modern day equivalent of serial killer Jack The Ripper. The non-fiction book covers the investigation, or lack thereof, of eight couples murdered in Florence, Italy between 1974 to 1985. The culprit was never found. What follows is Preston’s story, which begins when he moves his family to Italy in order to research a new book he is writing. He becomes fascinated by the story of the murders and starts to investigate them. At one point, he is accused of being the murderer. You will not want to put this book down.
From Muriel Rudnick
Title/Author Dust by Cornwell
Too much technicality thru the book. Not enough story. Las quarter of the book much better
Title/Author Garden of Letters by Alyson Ricman
Ok, predictable. Interesting read on Italy during WWII
From Beth-Anne Ambrosio
Garry Marshall. My Happy Days in Hollywood
This was a wonderful book. I happened to be reading the book when Mr. Marshall passed away. The book is an easy light read but tells amazing stories of all the celebrities he worked with, and all the TV shows he created, and movies he made, from Odd Couple, Hapoy Days , Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy, to Overboard, Pretty Woman, and the Princess Diaries.
Precious Gifts, Danielle Steel
This was a very entertaining book that took the reader from New York City to many cities in France, Germany, And Italy. It was a book thT makes you appreciate family and all the gifts we are given from them
From Sara Jane Neidl
The Last Painting of Sara De Vos-Dominic Smith
A Wealthy New Yorker named Marty de Groot has inherited painting by a 17 th c. woman painter .It is referred to as her ;last painting.
Artist and art restorer Ellie is talked into making an exact copy. When does a copy become a forgery ? When it’s substituted for the real thing. Marty suspects Ellie is the forger and plays cat and mouse games with her till he gets it back during a mix up in which both paintings are sent to a museum for exhibit.
Ellie tries to regain her professional standing by becoming a museum lecturer in Australia, her place of birth. She needs a change and goes to Leiden Holland where almost as an act of penance she burns the fake painting. Can it be a heavenly reward or an act of fate when in an old attic she finds another painting by Sara de Vos, truly her last.