Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

From Kitty Craig

Title/Author
High Stakes/Fern Michaels

This was the latest book in the Men in the Sisterhood series. It is refreshing to follow the same characters from book to book. It is like visiting old friends. This chronicled past relationships that were established early in childhood and demonstrated where life can take you when you pursue your dreams. Looking forward to other books in this series.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆
Title/Author
Detective Cross/James Patterson 

This is one of many books in the “Bookshots” series. These are quick novellas written by James Patterson. This one follows Patterson’s original character – Alex Cross and his wife as they try to determine who is setting IEDs throughout Washington D.C. A quick read for a summer evening. How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆

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Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

From Paulette Aspesi

Title/Author
Bejewelled Death by Marian Babson

Stacey Orpington is charged with the task of going to London to bring some magnificent jewels that wlll be part of a special exhibition. On board her plane going over she meets an actor & his two young charges whom he is to take back to their guardians. However, once she lands there is a mix-up with the jewels- is it just an honest mistake or have they been stolen? What follows is murder, mayhem, & a bonding between her & the people she met on the plane. Loved the characters. Very fast read.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆

Title/Author
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Li-yan and her family, part of a Chinese ethnic group called the Akha, align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. The tea is PuÉrh. Then one day a stranger arrives who he is interested in their tea.
Li-yan, one of the few educated Akha, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that she has been taught. When she has a baby outside of wedlock, she leaves her daughter, who will later be called Haley, at an orphanage.
Li-yan goes on to become a tea expert who then starts her own business.
Haley grows up in a rich CA home, always wanting to know about her birth mother.
Eventually through a lot of luck & a great deal or coincidence, they will be reunited at the very end of the book.
Loved this book for many reasons, but especially because I have been drinking Pu’erh tea since my first trip to the Orient in 1970. Was told from the very beginning about its health benefits, and though I do not believe they are all true, I certainly believe it is a healthy drink. Fascinating about the rise & fall of its value through the years, the manipulations concerning it, & the fake products out there.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆
 

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Carol Grassel

Title/Author
The Operator/Robert O’Neill

This is a portrait of America’s SEAL, Robert O’Neill, from his childhood in Butte, Montana to his sixteen and a half years as a Navy SEAL– his training, over 400 missions, and eventually firing the three shots into Osama bin Laden — it tells of the amazing physical and mental strength of Robert O’Neill.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Nancy Bellissimo

Title/Author
Touching Heaven by Dr. Chauncey Crandall

This book wasn’t what I was expecting when I saw it in our library. It teaches the readers more about religion and the bible than I expected. I was drawn in and found it hard to put down. Dr. Crandall was witness to many miracles and wrote about his families personal struggle when their young son was dying from cancer. I have witnessed some things that he wrote about and found it fascinating because you tend to doubt yourself when you see some of these , but reading that others have also experienced them makes you a believer! How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆