Friday, April 29, 2011
If you enjoy good historical fiction, you'll enjoy this story, set in the Civil War in Louisiana. Willie Burke helps a mulatto slave named Flower Jamison learn to read. He also gets into trouble and then joins the war with his friends, Robert Perry and Jim S. During the four years of the war, each character tells their story. Flower's battles with her white father and being taunted, Abigail Dowling, an abolitionist, who helps free slaves and the KKK, Willie's years in the war, amongst other characters in their POVs. There's a lot of drama and a hint of romance here, while the war goes on and after it ends. This is a good one who can't miss for an enjoyable read.
Posted by Kristen howe at 4/29/2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
If you love high-packed thrillers, you'll love the Michael Beamon series from Kyle Mills. Beamon is assigned a tough case. After Jennifer Davis's parents were killed, she was kidnapped by people and were trapped in a lonely prison. Beamon's on the case, when he's got to be careful on who to trust, from his co-workers at the FBI, even to his closest allies. When he makes a connection to the religion of the Knessians and its church, the pressure and the heat has gotten to him from everywhere. As he gets closer to the truth, his life is turned around--even vicious rumors and lies were spread to weaken him and to concede. But he didn't give up, as he fights to save Jennifer's life and gets his life back together. What an enjoyable thriller.
Friday, April 22, 2011
If you love a good cozy set in a small town, you'll love Alpine Advocate by Mary Daheim. Set in Alpine Washington, Emma Lord is a single, unmarried mother, who raised her son alone, and now is an editor of a small weekly newsletter, trying to make ends meet. When her son's friend comes to town, things gets complicated, since he's estranged with his family. There's hidden inuendos, family secrets, and a lot of bitterness between them. When Mark Doukas gets killed, it stirs up a lot of trouble. Later, when there's another murder, things get heated up with talks of scandals. When an old murder have been discovered, things get interested. And before you know it, Emma's over her head and into trouble. This is a great start for a new series.
Here's my belated book review on Bitten, since I finished it on Wednesday. Sorry so late. If you love paranormal romance, you'll love Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. Elena Michaels is no ordinary woman. For the past decade, she has undergone the Changes of the only female werewolf in the world. Bitten by someone she trusted and loved, she tried to break free from New York and escaped to live a normal life in Toronto. But things aren't what they seemed, when the Pack calls for her assistance, and she has no choice. Torn between two worlds, it's a struggle to fit in with other werewolves, or with the human race, when they're after serial killers who are after the Pack, and signaling them out, until things get tough. If you love a good paranormal romance, read Bitten now!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
If you love British mysteries, you'll love this series. When two murders strikes two British inns, it's up to New Scotland Yard's Inspector Richard Jury to find out who's the culprit. And when he interviews the people in Long Piddleton, he meets an interesting array of cast of characters. When he discovers the possible connection to those murders, two new murders happens near him. And the murderer might be a step ahead of him, when he digs into the past crimes of what happened before. As he connects the dots, he knows what happens and why, before he's next on the list to be killed. An enjoyable read.
Friday, April 8, 2011
This is the first book in the Beatrix Potter series, based on her life and books. Last year, I've read one of the middle series. I've heard there's a final book in the installment that would close out the series. In this one, Beatrix leaves London, after she purchased Hill Top Farm, while Sawrey mourns the loss of Abigail Tolliver, and wondered how she died. There's been talk about murder by poison, when Sarah Berwick comes to town, inheriting Anchor Cottage. Meanwhile, there's Beatrix's bew neighbors who don't know what to think about her, as her animals talk amongst themselves, helping her solves mysteries and missing items. If you love Dr. Doolittle, you'll love this series.
P.S. I'll do the April reads real soon.
P.S. I'll do the April reads real soon.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
If you love a great mystery with a bit of humor, you'll enjoy Dirty Martini. In the 4th installment of the Jack Daniels series, Jack in up against a serial killer who's targeting Chicago with a vengeance. He's killing them with food poisoning and others, when he calls himself The Chemist, who has his sights set for Jack and the Chicago PD. When they close on in him, he booby-trapped places where to find him, killing them on sight. Not only that, Latham proposed to her, as Jack discovers a hidden family secret. This is a nice quick read to zip on through and root for Jack Daniels.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
In the next installment of the Penn Dutch series, Magdalena Yoder is up to her knees. It's one week up to Lizzie Mast's death, when one of her neighbors mentions about her death and the letter. While Melvin is running his political campaign, it's up to Magdalena to find out who killed her, while she's dealing with a new group of guests at her inn. Little did she know, she falls in love with Gabe Rosen, and learns about the Amish teens drug ring, and other suspicions. When she's close to the truth, her life is in the line, when an unexpected threats looms over her. Great culinary recipes for crepes accompany this tasty cozy.