Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

From Elaine Pasquali

Title/Author
Stalemate Iris Johansen
Deep in Colombia’s jungles, Eve Duncan is the pawn of the CIA and two ruthless war lords, Montalvo and his nemesis, Diaz. Lured by the hope of finding the remains of Bonnie, her murdered daughter, Eve has agreed to reconstruct the skull of Montalvo’s murdered wife. Eve’s family is also in danger, and Joe Quinn, her significant other, is almost killed. An additional complication involves Eve’s identification with Montalvo’s darker side and her sexual attraction to him. As always, Johansen has written a fast paced, engaging novel.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆
Title/Author
The Wedding Girl Madeline Wickham

Wickham is the pen name for Sophie Kinsella, author of the Shopaholic series. I am not a fan of the series, so I was very pleasantly surprised to enjoy this novel. A wedding is sabotaged by family secrets. One of these secrets is the bride’s previous marriage, a marriage that was never legally dissolved. Family dynamics are complicated and family communication is poor. While this novel is light reading, it is not “fluff” reading. I highly recommend it and plan to read more Wickham novels.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆

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Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

From Beth-Anne Ambrosio

Title/Author
Magic. By Danielle Steel

This was a very easy read with an interesting plot. I always enjoy Danielle steel books in between other books i read, and this one did not let me down. The characters were engaging, with exotic locations. It was a fast entertaining read.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆
Title/Author
In a dark dark wood by Ruth Ware

This was a really good book! It is a suspense thriller and I could guess the outcome. It’s supposedly being made into a movie but it was suspenseful and interesting with well developed characters and a nice little twist at the end. I read it quickly on vacation because I could not put it down. I highly recommend it if you like suspenseful mysteries
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Sandra Albanese

Title/Author: The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Touching novel about a Chinese boy and Japanese girl in Seattle after Pearl Harbor. As the Japanese families are taken away, they pledge to be together. Life and families get in the way. When a Japanese parasol and a jazz record help bridge the two worlds across time.  How many stars does the book deserve?: ☆☆☆☆