From Suzanne Grassel
Title/Author The Other Typist, Suzanne Rindell
A very well-written, unconventional thriller. Interesting characters, interesting plot twists, and an ending that leaves you a bit uncertain as to what really happened!
Title/Author On the Beach, Nevil Shute
This book takes place in Australia after a nuclear war occurred in the northern hemisphere. The radiation is slowly making its way down to Melbourne, and people are waiting for the end. A quick read with great character development and a plot that makes you think.
From Kitty Craig
Title/Author Corrupted – Lisa Scottoline
It had been a while since I’ve read a Rosato/DiNunzio book and it was wonderful to catch up with the characters. Ms. Scottoline is on top of her game with her details about courtroom proceedings. I enjoy how she takes the readers through the cases and the intricacies that are involved in these trials. It was interesting to see the twists and turns in the novel and to learn that Ms. Rosato has a love interest outside of the office. I have another Scottoline novel waiting to be read and am looking forward to another good read.
From Mary Quirindongo
Title/Author Miracle by Danielle Steel
A New Year’s Eve storm brings together three strangers. Quinn Thompson a retired business man that has built a wall around himself since his wife’s death. Maggie Dartman is grieving from the lost of her child and a divorce. Jack Adams the carpenter that will repair both homes. Jack also has an issue that he does not want revealed. As time goes by the three forge a unique friendship that will both heal and be a gift for all three.
Title/Author Send NO Flowers by Sandra Brown
Alicia Russell is a young widow with two small boys. When she takes the boys on a camping trip she finds out that the cabin has no electricity due to a storm. The boys are cranky and hungry. When a stranger appears and offers food and shelter at his cabin she is reluctant to take the offer but does. Find out what happens with Pierce Reynolds the handsome stranger.
From Sharon Daly
The Restaurant Critic’s Wife/Elizabeth LaBan
The trials and triblatons of a wife and mother trying to support her husband’s career as a food critic. She has temporarily put her own career on hold for the sake of her family. She narrates her feelings and frustrations as she and her husband compromise for the well-being of each other and their 2 children. A Well written and fast reading story.
From Robin Pierre
Sara and Eleanor / Ian Pottker
I enjoyed this book quite a bit considering that my first choice is usually a fiction book. It was interesting to learn about the Roosevelt family and their unique personalities. I was surprised to learn that Sara and Eleanor both took on many causes involving women’s issues. It was eye opening to find out that they were wealthier than I knew and that they had a number of homes. I liked learning about the relationship between Sara, Franklin and Eleanor. The beginning of the book is a little slow but it is well worth continuing the read.
Gabby /. Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly
The book tells the story of Gabrielle and Mark and primarily the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Tucson. The story did share some of both of their backgrounds along with the struggles both endured navigating their way through the long rehabilitation process. The book was a reminder of how quickly one’s reality can change in an instant. It was a great book.