From Nancy McGill
Title/Author Time of Fog and Fire/ Rhys Bowen
Time of Fog and Fire is the latest Molly Murphy mystery by Rhys Bowen. If you are not familiar with the series the main character is a young Irish immigrant woman in turn of the century(the previous turn) New York City. She becomes a detective, finds romance with a policeman and meets famous people of the early 1900’s. While this book is a little predictable, it does take Molly to San Francisco. Yes, spoiler alert, there is an earthquake! Try one of the earlier ones first.
From Kitty Craig
Title/Author Christmas on My Mind/Janet Dailey
This was a nice light-hearted book Christmas novel to read during the summer months. It gives the reader some anticipation of the upcoming holidays. Ms. Dailey depicts her characters so that you can see them as true-to-life. She is one of the authors that I enjoy reading.
From Elaine Pasquali
Title/Author In the Unlikely Event – Judy Blume
I usually don’t like books that alternate among the voices of central and peripheral characters. However, this novel grabbed me and I found myself thinking about it during the day. The story is fabricated around three actual plane crashes in the same New Jersey neighborhood, just a few weeks apart. Residents’ speculation about the cause of the disasters range from accident to sabotage to alien terrorism. The disasters affect the lives of teenage Miri and her family and friends in ways that they never could have anticipated. This is the first Judy Blume “adult” book that I have read. I definitely will read others.
From Laura Bracco
Title/Author “While the City Slept,” Eli Sanders
Disturbing account of a brutal crime, and the background behind the killer and victims. Slow-moving at times, with graphic ending.
From Adele Gresser
Title/Author BORN TWICE
PROF. FRIGERIUO AND WIFE HAVE A SON WHO IS PHYSIC ALLY HANDICAPPED. AFTER 16 YEARS OF WORKING ON HIM TO SHOW IMPROVEMENY THEY FIND OUT THAT PAOLO THE BOY HAS TOBE BORN TWICE…ONCE AT BIRTH AND THEN AGAIN WHEN THEY FIND HE HAS IMPROVED TO THE POINT OF BEING A NORMAL TEEN. THE BOOK SHOWS LOVE,COMPASSION AND PERSEVERENCE.
Title/Author THE DRESSMAKER
TILLY RETURNS BACK TO HER MOTHER’S HOME AFTER SPENDING 20 YEARS IN HONING HER DRESSMAKING ART IN PARIS AND EUROPE . SHE FINDS HER MOTHER NAMED “MAD MOLLY” IN A WHEEL CHAIR AND SCORNED BT=Y THE TOWNS PEOPLE BECAUSE OF HER MOTHER ILICIT BIRTH OF TILLY.TILLY HOES TO USE HER SKILLS TO EARN A LIVING. THE TOWN IS WEIRD BUT TILLY WINS THEM OVER WITH THE MOST ORIGINAL DESIGNS.SHE IS BEFRIENDED BY THE TOWN”S POLICEMAM WHO IS GAY. HE ENJOYS DRESSING UP IN FEMALE CLOTHING WHICH TILLY DESIGNS JUST FOR HIM. THIS BOOK IS TO BE MADE INTO A MOTION PICTURE SOON.
From Laura Bracco
Title/Author Gallery of Best Resumes
Huge collection of resumes and cover letters.
Title/Author Saul & Patsy, David Noble
Young couple starting out….being stalked by husband’s student. Tragic twists.
Title/Author Fortunate Son, John Fogarty
Memoir of John’s life as he wrote and sang in Creedance. Was mainly drunk, but found true love and redemption.
Title/Author Blue, Danielle Steel
Widow with grown kids finds a new life with touring country star.
Title/Author Winter Girl, Matt Marinovich
Young romantic couple cares for her dying Dad in Hamptons house. Creepy house next door with random girl squatting inside. Psychological thriller. AWESOME
From chris wang
Title/Author charlie and the chocolate factory/roald dahl
Charlie and hi family are very poor and cant afford much. He wants to get a golden ticket that would allow him to go to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory and have an endless supply of chocolate .To his surprise, he gets a ticket. In the end of the book, he even gets to run the chocolate factory and keep everything inside of it. He and his family gets to eat and live happy ever after.