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Subject: It's March 2020 - What are You Reading?
Date Posted: 3/3/2020 9:37 PM ET
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  1. "BEYOND CONTROL" (Texas Trilogy #3) by Kat Martin (A+++++) When Victoria Langford got engaged, she told herself to give love a chance. Six months later, she's on the run from her angry, abusive ex-fiancé with her four-year-old daughter and nowhere to go. Seventy miles north of Dallas, the Iron River Ranch is pretty much nowhere. That’s what its new owner, Josh Cain, wanted when he came back from Afghanistan. Big skies, quiet nights, no trouble. One look tells Josh the pretty redhead with the adorable little girl will give him trouble of the most personal kind. But he’s seen trouble before, and he doesn't scare easy. Not when “accidents” start happening around the ranch. Not when Tory’s best friend back in Phoenix is abducted and brutalized. Not even when it looks like their current problems are only the tip of the iceberg. But if he gets too close to fierce, determined Tory, Josh knows his nights are going to be anything but quiet. And that’s one possibility no amount of training can prepare him for.
  2. "SWEETER THAN SIN" (Secrets and Shadows #2) by Shiloh Walker (A++++) Can't forget the pain...It took years for Adam to stop drowning his regrets in alcohol and running the local bar doesn’t make it any easier - especially not when everyone he knows gathers there to discuss the shocking allegations that have shattered his hometown. When another murder rocks sleepy Madison to its core, it becomes chillingly clear that even more vicious wounds are waiting to be exposed. Won't resist the pleasure...Nothing is sacred anymore and no one is safe, least of all the mystery woman who shows up in town out of the blue, looking like every fantasy Adam’s ever had. She may have her own dangerous secrets, but she can’t ignore the urgent heat between them any more than he can. As a killer’s quest for vengeance explodes into violence, Adam is tempted to lose himself in the delicious promise of her body - until he realizes he’ll risk anything if she’ll give him her heart.
  3. "CAPTIVATED" by Nora Roberts (unabridged audio CD) (A++++) His interest in her was purely professional...or so he told himself. Nash Kirkland had sought out the alluring Morgana Donovan to help him research his latest screenplay, though the hardheaded skeptic didn't believe for a minute she was what she professed to be. But, as Morgana revealed herself to him, Nash found himself falling under her bewitching spell. Nash had never trusted his feelings and always kept them in check. So how could he be sure the irresistible passion he felt for Morgana was real and not just some conjurer's trick?
  4. "HOT ZONE" (Elite Force #2) by Catherine Mann (A++++) He'll take any mission, the riskier the better, The haunted eyes of pararescueman Hugh Franco should have been her first clue that deep pain roiled beneath the surface. But if Amelia couldn't see the damage, how could she be expected to know he'd break her heart? She'll prove to be his biggest risk yet. Amelia Bailey's not the kind of girl who usually needs rescuing...but these are anything but usual circumstances.
  5. "HEART LIKE MINE" (Echo Lake #2) by Maggie McGinnis (A+++++) Only Love Can Save a Broken Heart - Delaney Blair loves her job at Echo Lake's Mercy Hospital, where she's developed a reputation for being smart, fair, and driven. When she's assigned to cut funding, she has to temporarily relocate her office, put on borrowed scrubs, and go toe-to-toe with Dr. Joshua Mackenzie, the interim head of the pediatrics department. His killer smile and rock-star body are distractions Delaney could do without, but she's determined to stay focused while she brings his budget into line. It's not working. Beloved by his colleagues and patients alike, Josh is too busy caring for sick kids to talk numbers with the sexy, stiletto-clad Delaney. Every time they talk business, tensions run high…but so does a powerful attraction neither of them can ignore. When an emergency brings Mercy to its knees, Delaney and Josh must work together to save lives. But can they also find a way into each other's hearts?
  6. "DOG CRAZY" (Echo Lake #2) by Meg Donohue (A++++) (a novel of lost love found) As a pet bereavement counselor, Maggie Brennan uses a combination of empathy, insight and humor to help patients cope with the anguish of losing their beloved four-legged friends. Though she has a gift for guiding others through difficult situations, Maggie has major troubles of her own that threaten the success of her counseling practice and her volunteer work with a dog rescue organization. Everything changes when a distraught woman shows up at Maggie’s office and claims that her dog has been stolen. Searching the streets of San Francisco for the missing pooch, Maggie finds herself entangled in a mystery that forces her to finally face her biggest fear - and to open her heart to new love. Packed with deep emotion and charming surprises, Dog Crazy is a big-hearted and entertaining story that skillfully captures the bonds of love, the pain of separation, and the power of our dogs to heal us.


  1. "Gastien: From Dream to Destiny" (Gastien #2) by Caddie Rowland (reading on a Kindle app on my computer)
  2. "Seven Stones to Stand or Fall" by Diana Gabaldon
  3. "More Than Words" "The Greatest Gift" by Diana Palmer "Shelternet" by Jan Richardson and Kathryn Babcock "Close Call" by Carla Neggers "Quilts from Caring Hands" by June Nielsen "Hanging by a Thread" by Emilie Richards "Memory Box Artist Program" by Tera Leigh "Small Packages" by Brenda Novak "The Motheread/Fatheread Literacy Program" by Dena Wortzel "Built to Last" by Susan Mallery 
  4. "Riding the Storm" by Brenda Jackson (The Westmorelands #5) 


  1. "Dark in Death" (In Death #46) by J.D. Robb (listening on an Audible application on my cell phone)
  2. "The Fifth Horseman" (Women's Murder Club #5) by James Patterson (Unabridged Audio CD)

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IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas by Chuck Klosterman

Thomas Hart Benton: A Life by Justin Wolff

Crucible by James Rollins

West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan



Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

Children of the Flames by Lucette Matalon Lagnado & Sheila Cohn Dekel

Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing by Joe Domanick

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

Laura: America's First Lady, First Mother by Antonia Felix

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

The Man Who Loved Clowns by June Rae Wood

Baseball's First Indian by Ed Rice

The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy by Michael Lewis

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Finished this month:. Wind Chime Point by Sherryl Woods, Promise Texas by Debbie Macomber, The Loves of Ruby Dee  by Curtiss Ann Matlock, Sea Glass Island by Sherryl Woods, Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark, Death Dance by Linda Fairstein, Vanishing Act by Fern Michaels, Deadly Deals by Fern Michaels, Mourning Shift by Kathleen Taylor, The Old Wine Shares by Martha Grimes




Currently reading: The Lincoln  Myth by  Steve Berry

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A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

And After The Fire by Lauren Belfer


enjoying both of them immensely 

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The Blood Sisters Jane Corry


Unravelling Oliver Liz Nugent

The Winter Girl  Matt Marinovich

An American Marriage  Tayari Jones

Good Riddance  Eleanor Lippman

Daisies are Forever Liz Tolsma

The Secret Ingredients of Wishes Susan Crispell

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Finished in February:  The Year of Fog  by:  Michelle Richmond  for book club

                                 Hope, Never Fear  A Personal Portrait of the Obamas  by:  Callie Shell

Currently Reading:  Tony Stewart True Speed  My Racing Life  by:  Tony Stewart anf Bones Bourcier

Hope to get to:  Radium Girls  by:  Kate Moore  for book club

                        In The Lion's Den  by:  Barbara Taylor Bradford

                        Yes We Did  by:  Lawrence Jackson

                        The Knitter's Book of Socks  by:  Clara Parkes

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The Ultimate Gift and the Ultimate Life by Jim Stovall are two books I read and would suggest reading. These are books that can calm you and open your eyes to things. 

I am now reading Maire by Linda Windsor, since it is St Patrick's Day. Just finshed it 3/18/2020.  Great Book.

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