Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Elaine Pasquali

Title/Author
Double Homicide: Boston, Santa Fe / Faye & Jonathan Kellerman

This is the first time these authors have coauthored a book together. Each homicide is a stand alone mystery. I preferred “Santa Fe” but the ending left me wanting more explanation. Character development was weak. Each mystery is less than 150 pages which may account for the limited character development.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆

Summer Reading Club review

From Elizabeth Castellano

Title/Author
Vinegar Girl

Great book! Kate is a twenty something who lives at home with her widowed, scienctist father and her teenage sister. Kate is anti social and sometimes cantkerous. Her father tries to set her up with his Russian lab assistant so he can somehow obtain a green card and stay in the country. Modern take of the classic Taming of the Shrew. Light hearted reading and enjoyable!
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

From ADELE GRESSER

Title/Author
THE RENT COLLECTOR CAMERON WRIGHT

TO PAY THE RENT AND BUY FOOD KI LIAM AND SANGLY BATTLE EVERY DAY IN THE WORST MUNICIPAL DUMP GATHERING ITEMS THEY COULD SELL. THEY LI VE ON THE EDGE OF THE CAMBODIAN DUMP SMELLING THE FUMES, SMOKE AND FIRE IS A DAILY PO CCURENCE. THEIR HUT HAS A MORTGAGE WHICH THE RENT COLLECTOR FORGIVES NO ONE, SHE MUST BE PAID BEFORE THEY CAN BUY FOOD, WHEN THE RENT COOLLECTOE CAME INTO THEIR HUT SHE SAW A CHILDREN’S BOOK AND BECAME VERY EXCIGTED. THROUGH THIS BOOK SONGLI DISCOVERS HER WAY OUT OF THE DUMP. THE SECRET IS THAT THE RENT COLLECTOR TEACHES HER HOW TO READ..
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆
Title/Author
HEART IN THE RIGHT PLACES CAROLYN JORDAN

THE AUTHOR THE MAIN CHARACHTRT, TELLS HOW SHE IS FORCED TO LEAVE HER WELL PAYING JOB IN WASHINGTON TO HELP OUT HER FATHER, A SMALL TOWN DOCTOR. THWEEM D.C. AND THE DOCTOR’S HOMETOWN IN TENNESSEE IS VERY PRONOUNCED. AS A RECEPTIONIST CAROLYN PROVIDES PHYSI CAL AND EMOTIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR HER FATHER’S PATIENTS, SHE SETTLES IN EXPOECTING THE JOB WOULD ONLY BE A SHORT TIME. SHE ENJOYS HELPING THE PATIENTS . SHE EVEN GETS TO KNOW THEIR FAMILY AND RELATIVES. WHERE DOES SHE END UP/
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆
 

Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

From francine schwarz

 

Title/Author
Use of Force / Brad Thor

this was a very timely story because of this it was a little difficult to read it was the latest in a series I had no read the other books but will be interested in reading the other books in the series   How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆

Title/Author
Camino Island / John Grisham

The story had a lot of twists Good summer reading I thought it was a little different that Grisham’s usual books
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆
Title/Author
To brie or not to brie / Avery Aames

my favorite books are Cozy Mysteries and this was a nice find. I enjoyed reading the cheese, wine and food pairing suggestions sprinkled through out the story. Will be reading other books in this series.  How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆
Title/Author
A Just Clause / Lorna Barrett

The latest cozy mystery book from Barrett who usually releases a book in time for summer reading. It is great to revisit the town and the characters. This book has some twists and turns which keep me trying to figure out the end.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆
Title/Author
Margaritas, Marzipan and Murder / Harper Lin
again, my summer reading tends to be cozy mysteries and it is fun to revisit places and characters. I also love stories themed with crafts or food. this book had both, another great summer read
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆
 

Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

From Elaine Pasquali

Title/Author
Wages of Sin / Andrew M Greeley

Greeley’s sociology and theology backgrounds enable him to weave Irish family dynamics, religious issues and Chicago politics into an engaging novel. Wealthy and powerful Lorcan Flynn struggles to remember events of decades ago that may point to him as a murderer. His daughter’s engagement to the son of a former lover further complicates matters. Lorcan struggles to unravel events, memories and repressed feelings. Father Blackie plays a minor but essential role. Once again Andrew Greeley wrote a “do not miss,” page turner novel. Hated to finish it.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆
Title/Author
Mrs. Pargeter’s Package / Simon Brett

Her first morning in Corfu, Mrs. P discovers her friend, Joyce, dead in her bed. The locals are intent on declaring Joyce’s death a suicide. Mrs. P suspects murder and sets about to prove it. Mrs. P is a wealthy widow. Mr. P made his fortune skirting the law but Mrs. P. was careful to keep uninformed about the details of his work. However, she is not above using the late Mr. P’s business contacts for her own aims. Mrs. P is not a likable character but she is an interesting one. An engaging mystery with several twists.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From janette lohan

Title/Author still life/Louise Penny

A thriller murder who done it in a small rural town outside of Quebec. The person or persons first suspected seem the logical culprits but are they? & the other secrets of the townspeople come out one at a a time.Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is charming and smart. He always gets his person. Good Read How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

From Terry DelBalso

Title/Author
Coming Out / Danielle Steel

This book is about the many relationships in our lives; both past and present that weave themselves into the person we are today and our current life. The main character Olympia is a successful working Mom that seems to juggle it all until a series of events unfold at the same time leaving her spread thin and trying to keep the family on its path. Though each relationship is taking a turn, it is the true bond of love within a family that brings everyone back to the one main road and to a place better than even planned. Though clearly light reading it hits home to many core feelings.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆
Title/Author
Farewell to Arms / Ernest Hemingway

There are moments when you want to go back in time and read a great novel; that is what lead me to this book. The story had an undertone of sadness to me. It seemed to be a soul venturing out to experience life and find a purpose and satisfaction to his existence; with the thought that would lead to happiness. The main character Lieutenant Henry is an American ambulance driver in World War I. He finds love and then enters a personal battle of love and loyalty.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From  Laura Caran

 

Title/Author
Nights in Rodanthe/Nicholas Sparks
This was a typical Nicholas Sparks theme, a love story. Two divorcees meet at a vacation home for a week and fall in love. He leaves to be with his son who he was trying to have a relationship with (he was never around when he was growing up) and he promises to return in one year to continue their love affair forever. However, he dies in an accident while with the son, and the son returns with a letter to her about how much she meant to him and how her love changed his life. She relays the story to her daughter who is grieving for her own reasons and, and the daughter never knew about the relationship when it happened (several years before). It was an easy read and very enjoyable. How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆