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Subject: It's September 2019 - What Are You Reading
Date Posted: 8/24/2019 2:05 PM ET
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  1. "FEEL THE HEAT" by Kate Meader (new author for me) (A++++) If you can't stand the heat...Photographer Lili DeLuca spends all her time working at her family's Italian restaurant, instead of following her dream of getting an MFA. When famous British chef Jack Kilroy unexpectedly challenges her father to a cook-off, Lili decides she's tired of playing it safe and vows to seduce the tempting Brit. But once a video of her and Jack kissing goes viral and her luscious (if voluptuous) butt starts trending on Twitter, Lili fears she's cooked up a recipe for disaster. Jack Kilroy's celebrity has left him feeling used and used up. While Lili's oh-so-sexy moans when she tastes his delicious creations turn him on, he's even more aroused by how this beautiful, funny woman is unimpressed by his fame. He knows they could be amazing together, if she could only see past his rabid, bitch-fork-wielding fan base. Now as he's about to start a new prime time TV cooking show, can Jack convince Lili to realize her own ambitions - and turn up the heat in his kitchen?
  2. "THE DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL" (Penn Cage #3) by Greg Iles (unabridged audio CD) (A+++++) Penn Cage was elected mayor of Natchez, Mississippi - the hometown he returned to after the death of his wife - on a tide of support for change. Two years into his term, casino gambling has proved a sure bet for bringing new jobs and fresh money to this fading jewel of the Old South. But deep inside the Magnolia Queen, a fantastical repurposed steamboat, a depraved hidden world draws high-stakes players with money to burn on their unquenchable taste for blood sport and the dark vices that go with it. When an old high school friend hands him blood-chilling evidence, Penn alone must beat the odds tracking a sophisticated killer who counters his every move, placing those nearest to him - including his young daughter, his renowned physician father, and a lover from the past - in grave danger, and all at the risk of jeopardizing forever the town he loves.
  3. "LED ASTRAY" (Ashtray and Devil #1) (Hellraisers #1) by Sandra Brown (abridged audio Audio CD) (A++++) Jenny Fletcher had selflessly put her needs and dreams behind those of her fiancé, Hal, a man more committed to a cause than to her. On the eve of his departure for Central America, he gave Jenny what she wanted more than anything...one passionate night. It was his final gift. Cage Hendren was the opposite of his brother, Hal, in every way. The black sheep of the family, he was all rough edges, with a soft spot for just one thing: Jenny. But she'd always thought Cage was too wild and reckless...until he showed her a wildness in herself she hadn't known was there. And now that she's been led astray...she couldn't possibly turn back.
  4. "TOTAL BRAVERY" (True Heroes #4) by Piper Drake (A++++) True heroes will do anything to protect the women they love...As the newest recruit at Search and Protect, Raul has a lot to prove. Luckily, he's got the best friend and partner a man could ask for: a highly trained, fiercely loyal German Shepherd Dog named Taz. Together, Raul and Taz make an unbeatable team. But their first mission in Hawaii really puts them to the test when an international kidnapping ring sets its sights on the bravest woman Raul's ever met. Mali knows her latest job has put one hell of a target on her back. And on this small island paradise, there's nowhere to hide. With a service dog like Taz, Mali feels safe. Sharing close quarters with a smoldering muscle-for-hire like Raul, she feels something else - an unexpected wave of desire. Raul feels it too. But when the kidnappers make their move, he's got to turn that slow-burning passion into hard-hitting action - and save the life of the woman he loves.


  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. "Total Bravery" (True Heroes #4) by Piper Drake
  4. "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
  5. "The Hiding Place" by Karen Harper


  1. "Dark in Death" (In Death #46) by J.D. Robb (listening on an Audible application on my cell phone)
  2. "Saving Faith" by David Baldacci (unabridged audio CD)

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Tough Living For Tough Times Frank Nellis:

The View From Penthouse B Elinor Lipman

Stillhouse Lake Rachel Caine

Boone's Lick  Larry McMurtry

My Family and Other Animals Gerald Durrell

Send Down the Rain  Charles Martin

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I just finished The Atomic Weight of Love.  The beginning wasn't very interesting but the New Mexico part was great and I had tears by the ending.


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Monster:  The Autobiography of an LA Gang Member by Sanyika Shakur

Wunnerful, Wunnerful!: The Autobiography of Lawrence Welk by Lawrence Welk with Bernice McGeehan

Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara



The Baron on Board by John Creasey

Going in Circles by Pamela Ribon

Full Court: The Untold Stories of the St Louis Hawks by Greg Maracek

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The Closer by Mariano Rivera with Wayne Coffey

Ten Days in the Hills by Jane Smiley

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Finished this monthThe Chocolate Frog Frame-Up by JoAnna Carl, The Chocolate Mouse Trap by JoAnna Carl, The Chocolate Bridal Bash by JoAnna Carl, Cat in a Jeweled Jumpsuit by Carole Nelson Douglas, A Lady Like Sarah by Margaret Brownley, Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins, Engaging the Enemy by Nora Roberts, Silent Fall by Barbara Freethy, There's Something in a Sunday by Marcia Muller


Currently reading:  The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly

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Finished:  Mary Poppins In Cherry Tree Lane  by:  P. L. Travers

               Mary Poppins And The House Next Door  by: P. L. Travers

               Murder She Wrote Murder In Red  by:  Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land

               The Nightingale  by:  Kristin Hannah  for book club

               Obama: The Historic Presidency of Barack Obama 2920 Days  by:  Mark Greenberg

               Michelle Obama A Photographic Journey  by:  Antonia Felix

Currently Reading:  Tales From Firozsha Baag  by:  Rohinton Mistry

Hope to get to:       Code Girls The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II  by:  Liza Mundy  for book club

                            The Starved Rock Murders  by:  Steve Stout

                            Changing Law: A Biography of Arthur T. Vanderbilt  by: Arthur T. Vanderbilt

                            My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry  by:  Fredrick Backman


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I'm reading a historical fiction book by Anna Schmidt, called Cowboys and Harvey Girls Trailblazer.

Not as cheesy as it sounds, it's well written and gives history about the Harvey Girls and the restaurants.

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