Liar’s Poker

From Terry DelBalso

Title:  Liar’s Poker

Author:  Michael Lewis

A book that truly places you in the moments of 1980’s Wall Street, filled with colorful characters and intense scenes. Author Michael Lewis does an amazing job of bringing you along with him as he starts out his own career as a bond salesman at Salomon Brothers. You don’t have to understand everything about the finances industry to understand this book, and for the technical terms he does mention, he explains them all perfectly for a non-bonds salesperson to understand.

Skein of the Crime

From:  Francine Schwarz

Title:  Skein of the Crime

Author:  Maggie Sefton

While waiting for Sefton’s new book to arrive (Yarn Over Murder) I realized I missed this one.  As always the books in this series are entertaining and a relaxing read.  I always enjoy visiting with the core group of characters, and trying to puzzle out who committed the crime.   A great beach or vacation read.

Necessary Lies

From Robin McCracken

Title:  Necessary Lies

Author:  Diane Chamberlain

In 1929 to 1975 a North Carolina Eugenics Sterilization Program was put into place for “Mental Defective” as they put it, a newly hired social worker finds it hard to the follow the rules and encounters many detours in helping the families she promised to do right by.

Diane Chamberlain writes the character of Jane Forrester to be a kind, compassionate person who cares very much about her job and the values of others.  When she decides to act against the system, all hell breaks out for her and the families’ she is working with. A must read.

 

One Plus One

From  Robin McCracken

Title:  One Plus One

Author:  Jojo Moyes

What an inspirational story about a dysfunctional family, a single mom with a stepson  and a daughter and an adventure that puts you in awe.

>From Amazon who says it all:

“ The husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. That’s Jess’s life in a nutshell—until an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess’s knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages . . . maybe ever.

One Plus One is Jojo Moyes at her astounding best. You’ll laugh, you’ll weep, and when you flip the last page, you’ll want to start all over again.”

Highly recommend with 10 stars…….