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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Book Recommendations

I finally managed to get some reading in and thought I’d share some of the books I’ve been reading.  If you like a romance in the style of Robyn Carr, try RaeAnne Thayne and Redemption Bay.  It’s a small town and RaeAnne and you love the characters, I have to admit, the dogs were my favorite. The conflict between the hero and heroine is well-developed. She’s the young mayor and loves her town but they need a stimulus with more jobs to help the town to come back to the thriving community it used to be. He’s there to see if the town would fit a new development project, but he was raised there, has no positive memories and has made up his mind before he returns that it won’t work there. She had a crush on him years ago but now she blames him for the decline of the town’s economy. It’s a fun read and I recommend it.

The Dead Will Tell: A Kate Burkholder Novel by Linda Castillo is a dark romantic suspense. It’s well written and had me up into the middle of the night finishing it. It starts with a murder in an Amish community about thirty years ago. Now its present time and people are being killed. Kate investigates and it looks like the people who are dying were involved in the murder many years ago. Who will be next? Can Kate catch the killer before another body is found? The plot is well crafted. It grabs you and you want to find out who and what. I also recommend this one.

The last one is Fatal Affair by Marie Force. It’s another dark romantic suspense. It’s well-written, well-developed characters and a plot that grabs you in the first few paragraphs and keeps you reading, unable to put the book down. Senator John O'Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed. The conflict between the hero/heroine spills into the story.  They shouldn’t be involved.  She’s a cop and he’s a material witness. It could compromise the case. But they can’t stop. The bodies keep piling up. Is it the congressman’s brother? And the family keep s telling lies. Another one I couldn’t put down and recommend.

What about you? Have you read any books over the summer you’d like to recommend?

8 comments:

  1. I'm reading The Godfather again after many years. Too busy writing to read much plus caring for my grandchild. Good question and outstanding post.

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    1. Thanks Charmaine and thanks for dropping by.

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  2. I'm re-reading Birthright, by Nora Roberts... my all time favorite book. It has it all, mystery, romance, twists and turns, ups and downs, and of course, a happy ending.

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    1. I don't know that one. It sounds like a good one. I'll have to see if I can find a copy. Thanks Kathryn.

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  3. Thanks for the book tips, friends. I read THE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarty with my book club this summer. GREAT discussion. Lots of twists and interesting themes in the book.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Rolynn. I don't know Liane Moriarity. I'll check her out. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  4. Thank you for the recommendations. :)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Melissa. There are some good suggestions.

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