From Dorothy Zelamsky
Toss the gloss: beauty tips, tricks & truths for women 50 plus/ Andrea Q. Robinson
Each chapter addresses a makeup product such as lipstick or mascara. The messages are that women of this age category should wear minimal makeup and that they need not invest in designer lines. Suggestions are included for reasonably priced cosmetics.
From Sandra Tom
The Girl You Left Behind Jojo Moyes
I really love this author. The book is very well written. It combines two stories both of which are about a painting from the war and how it ended up today. It took a while for me to read but I fully enjoyed how the stories came together. I’ll be looking for more books from Jojo Moyes.
From Patricia Wagner
Gather Together In My Name Maya Angelou
Single mother with a three year old son tries to find a job and safe child care. She falls in love with three men and is not given permanent love from any of these hustlers. Description of poor people using their own kind for greed or survival. Gambling, drugs and sex are topics Maya Angelou uses to tell her life story. The world is a dangerous place to live in.
From Dana Cohen
The Rosie Project / Graeme Simsion
A delightfully engaging summer read! Don Tillman is a professor of genetics who also has Asperger’s Disorder – unbeknownst to him, as he believes his approach to life is “perfectly rational and logical.” He decided that it is time to find a wife, and devised an orderly, evidence-based questionnaire to conquer the “wife project.” Bartender Rosie captivates his attention and they soon become involved in unexpected ways.
Humorous, entertaining, endearing, and witty…this book made me laugh out loud from cover to cover.
From Robin Pierre
Mary Higgins Clark
Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories is an easy pleasant read. Unlike most of Mary Higgins Clark’s books, this is a compilation of short stories. I like the short story format for a change of pace and her stories are well written, easy and enjoyable to reach. It is the perfect book to carry with you and to be able to read a story in one sitting. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I would recommend this book to everyone. It is a well written mystery, suspense psychological thriller. A husband and wife move from NYC to a small town where the husband grew up to take care of ailing parents. The wife disappears on the day of their fifth anniversary and leaves a trail making everyone believe that she is dead and the prime suspect is the husband. It was a little slow at the beginning until I got used to the writing style but one I became used to that it was a book that I did not want to put down. it would be a wonderful beach read.
In An Instant by Lee & Bob Woodruff
In an Instant is a book about Bob Woodruff who was injured by an IED that struck the Humvee he was traveling in while covering news stories in the Middle East. I learned a lot about what the initial injury, subsequent surgeries and the road to struggle learning the most basic skills. It is truly a miracle that he survived and is now back in the news business but not as an anchor. It is a heartwarming story of a wife and family that traveled an unfamiliar road to do what ever was necessary to keep everything together. The book shows the meaning of love under extreme circumstances and that a person is much stronger than they ever realized going through this experience. I would definitely read this book again it was that good.
From Suzanne Grassel
The Light Between Oceans/M. L. Stedman
Tom and Isabel live on Janus Rock — a secluded island on which Tom is the lighthouse keeper. After three miscarriages, Tom and Isabel are devastated. One day, a rowboat containing a dead man and a living baby wash up on the shore. Isabel convinces Tom to not report the occurrence, and they raise the child themselves. However, things become difficult after a trip to the mainland reveals the child’s real mother. A well-written book that really makes you think.
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.