"Abby Cooper is a Psychic Intuitive who has an uncanny ability to predict the future. During a reading for a client, she gets an "icky feeling" about the client's future, and is filled with guilt when her client is murdered a few weeks later. But when it appears that her client's killer is now after her, Abby has to use her intuitive skills to save herself! Really enjoyed the characters in this story and look forward to reading more in this series."
"I really enjoyed this medieval mystery. It's the first in a new series featuring Templar Knight Bascot de Marins. Bascot is recovering from wounds suffered in several years of Saracen captivity during the Crusades. He is sent to assist at a Templar monastery near Lincoln, England, where he is asked by the castellan to look into the deaths of four people who are found murdered at the local alehouse.
This story had great characters. I relly enjoyed the historical setting as well and will definitely be reading the other books in this series."
"Great book for 10-12 year olds! Amelia and her best friend Carly decide to start a baby-sitting business together. Written in notebook form and full of great illustrations, Amelia shares their baby-sitting adventures and tips for new baby sitters."
"This was a fast, suspenseful romance which really kept me turning the pages. Set in turn-of-the century Oregon, the story revolves around Alex Montgomery, a well-to-do rancher, and Annie Trimble, a lovely young girl who is branded as the town's "moron". When Alex's brother rapes Annie and she becomes pregnant, Alex decides to marry her, and discovers some amazing secrets about Annie.
I don't often read romances, but I really enjoyed this one!"
"Annie Darling, owner of the mystery book store Death on Demand, is busily preparing for a book signing of local author Emma Clyde's latest bestseller "Whodunit?". Annie, who is always fond of sponsoring contests in her store, has come up with a special promotion for Emma's book signing. The special contest is a challenge to identify nine mysteries and their authors, based on clues given in an advertising flyer which Annie has distributed around the island. However, several days before the signing event, another set of mysterious flyers appear on Broward's Rock Island which appear as if Annie is accusing some of her neighbors or murder and other crimes as part of her contest. In order to clear the name of her store, Annie and her husband Max set out to find the real author of the fake contest flyers.
I felt that the first half of this book moved pretty slowly. I did enjoy Ms. Hart's wonderful descriptions of the South Carolina swamps and wildlife. The pace of the story picked up for the last one hundred pages or so, when two island residents are found brutally murdered. Together with her friend Henny, Annie and Max try to discover if the flyers are related to the murders, or if the flyers were just a smoke screen to divert attention from the real murderer."
"Very interesting read. The story is about a "pot-hunter", Faye Longchamps, who is trying to save her ancestral home on an island off the Florida panhandle. There's also a couple of murder mysteries. A couple of archaelogy students were murdered on the island, and Faye also discovers the bones of a missing heiress who had been murdered fourth years before. Lots of history of the Florida Panhandle in the mix as well."
"I really enjoyed this book. Great story about love, family, and keeping secrets. The characters in this book were so well-developed, they felt like friends. And Ms. De Los Santos' writing style is wonderful! Highly recommended!"
""Beneath a Marble Sky" is a beautiful story of a forbidden romance between the Mughul princess Jahanara and the architect who designed the Taj Mahal. The Princess Jahanara, eldest daughter of the Hindustani ruler Shah Jahan, tells the story in flashback form to her two granddaughters. The story is one of great loves, great treachery, and the building of one of the world's greatest monuments, the Taj Mahal. This was a wonderful story which made me want to learn more about the building of the Taj Mahal."
"Another charming Texas tale, starring Biggie Weatherford and her 12-year old grandson J.R. There's a murder to be solved in this one....the town's new undertaker is found murdered in his funeral home. But more of this story is about the Wooten Creek monster, Halloween antics, and a missing boy. Again, the narrator is 12-year old J.R. I love this series!"
"In this cozy mystery set in southern Texas, Grandma "Biggie" Wootten Weatherford investigates several unusual happenings in their home of Job's Crossing. The story starts out with the explosion of Biggie's tenant's car in their driveway. The mystery moves on to the sudden death of the town's Mayor Gribbons while eating his favorite angel food cake dessert at the local cafe. The story is narrated by Biggie's 12-year old grandson J.R., giving the story a charming perspective."
"I thoroughtly enjoyed this book. The first few chapters, I kept thinking what a shallow self-centered b*tch the author was, but as I followed her on her lay-off journey, my opinion of her changed completely.
Love the sarcastic sense of humor, and look forward to reading more of her books."
"Small town Missouri genealogist Torie O'Shea has a knack for finding dead bodies. Even while she is participating in New Kassel's first Birding Olympics, Torie manages to find a dead body. She is also approached by a mysterious man who is obsessed with her grandfather's fiddle music. When the mysterious musicologist makes allegations about Torie's grandfather's parentage, she find herself quickly involved in solving another mystery. This is the eleventh Torie O'Shea book.
"I very much enjoyed this 20th book in the Faith Fairchild series. In this one, Faith and Tom are bound for Italy to celebrate their 20th anniversary. On the plane ride, Faith looks back on solving her first mystery, right before she and Tom were married. This book gives a lot of background on how Faith and Tom met. Made me want to go back and re-read the whole series again!"
"Second book in the Aurora ("Roe") Teagarden mystery series. In this book, Roe inherits a house and a small fortune from her friend Jane Engle (we met her in the first book "Real Murders"). When Roe goes over to inspect the house she inherited from Jane, she finds it has been ransacked. After some searching, she finds what the vandal was looking for: a human skull. Roe, always interested in solving a mystery, tries to find out the identity of the skull and how it ended up hidden in Jane Engle's house.
""The Bonesetter's Daughter" is the story of a Chinese mother, Luling Young, and her American daughter Ruth. The story is set in 1999 San Francisco with a large flashback to Luling's girlhood in China. Adult daughter Ruth is trying to balance her own shaky relationship with boyfriend Art with the needs of her aging mother, who is showing signs of Alzheimer's Disease. As the story unfolds, Ruth finds out many secrets of her mother's life in China before she arrived in San Francisco. I loved the ending of this book, very touching."
"This book has two main story lines. The first is set in Guernsey, late 1985, and is narrated by the teenaged Catherine Rozier. One of Cathy's friends has just died by falling from one of the island's cliffs, and Cathy thinks she is responsible. The second story line consists of letters from Cathy's Uncle Charlie, sho was active in the resistance during the German occupation of the island. The main theme of the book is how stories change each time they are retold. Really liked the book and the writing.
This book reminded me of "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society", as both books were set on the Channel Island of Guernsey, and both dealt with the german occupation. "The Book of Lies" was much darker than the GLPPPS book, though. Reading this book showed a lot more of the horrors of the German occupation of Guernsey."
"Third book in Ellen Crosby's Wine Country Murders. Very enjoyable story set in the Virginia wine country. Vineyard owner Lucie Montgomery wants to learn more about the origins of a very old bottle of wine which was donated to her charity auction. The very special bottle of Bordeaux supposedly was purchased by Thomas Jefferson as a gift for George Washington. Early in the story, a wine expert is killed in a suspicious car accident. Lucie's main concern is determining if the bottle of Bordeaux is genuine or not, she feels that the suspicious death is somehow related.
Great characters and setting! I also enjoyed the information about wine making."