Facebook
Skip to main content
PBS logo
 
 
Want fewer ads?

Shirley E. (luvantiques) - - Reviews

21 to 40 of 188 - Page:
Catering to Nobody (Goldy Schulz, Bk 1)
Catering to Nobody (Goldy Schulz, Bk 1)
Author: Diane Mott Davidson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 187
Review Date: 12/4/2008
Helpful Score: 2


An easy read, light mystery, interesting characters, delicious recipes. Davidson's books have it all. This is the first in the series, telling how Goldilock's Catering got started and the problems Goldy faces from a vindictive ex-husband, a new man in her life [who just happens to be investigating her and her business , he's the local sheriff], and trying to raise her son, Arch, without much help from "The Jerk", [her ex]. It's funny and sweet and heart-warming.


Circle of Three
Circle of Three
Author: Patricia Gaffney
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 114
Review Date: 2/24/2009


This is a wonderful book about relationships between three generations of women, Carrie, newly widowed and feeling guilty because her marriage had been unraveling for some time prior to her husband's sudden heart attack, Dana, Carrie's mother, who has always been domineering and married to a man she walks all over, and Ruth, Carrie's teen-age daughter, who's trying to deal with her father's death, her mother's guilt and her own growing pains. They make you laugh, cry and at times want to yell at them to 'get a life'. But as they come to terms with each other and sort out their anger and emotions, you can't help but cheer them on. And the ending is very satisfying and totally real. For any woman who has had to deal with mothers and daughters, at some point you'll be able to relate to these women.


Clean Cut (Paris Murphy, Bk 1)
Clean Cut (Paris Murphy, Bk 1)
Author: Theresa Monsour
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 44
Review Date: 2/5/2009


This is the first book by Theresa Monsour that I've read and I enjoyed it very much. Her style of writing is crisp and she develops her characters very well. I particularly like her heroine, Paris Murphy, a homicide detective with hang-ups and very human tendencies.

This appears to be the first book of what will become a continuing series with the same characters as I have 2 other books by her and they both have Paris as the main character.

In this book Paris and her partner Gabe investigate the murder of a prostitute, only to find out they may be dealing with a serial killer.

Monsour handles her story line a little differently than most mystery writers in that the reader knows who the killer is almost from the beginning. The plot develops around how the killer is able to allude the police, even though Paris fairly quickly has her suspect in mind. It seems like that would spoil the story, but it only enhances the tension. The last few chapters will have you turning the pages and staying up late to finish the book. Don't miss this one!!!


Clear and Present Danger (Jack Ryan, Bk 2)
Clear and Present Danger (Jack Ryan, Bk 2)
Author: Tom Clancy
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 244
Review Date: 4/25/2007


Another great Tom Clancy novel. Its theme: America's war of drugs. Its subject: the assassination of three American officials in Columbia...and the covert---and shocking---U.S. response. Another page-turner!!


Cobra Dane
Cobra Dane
Author: John Campbell
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 4/6/2007


I haven't read this book, but after reading about it on the back cover, I probably will, quickly!! On a remote island off the north Alaskan coast, America's most sophisticated nuclear early warning facility has been disabled---and its personnel savagely slaughtered.


Compulsion (Frank Clevenger, Bk 3)
Compulsion (Frank Clevenger, Bk 3)
Author: Keith Ablow
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 83
Review Date: 5/6/2007


Burdened by his own psychological scars, brillant forensic psychiatrist Dr. Frank Clevenger has endured the most extreme twists of the human mind. Then he receives a disturbing call from Nantucket's chief of police. The five-month-old daughter of prominent billionaire Darwin Bishop has been found murdered in her crib.


Cradle and All
Cradle and All
Author: James Patterson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 451
Review Date: 5/12/2007


A very disturbing book. It was not one of my favorite books by this author.


Crazy in Love
Crazy in Love
Author: Luanne Rice
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 205
Review Date: 4/11/2007
Helpful Score: 3


I had a hard time getting into this book, but it did get more interesting. I guess I didn't care for the main character, Georgie Symonds, very much and that's why this wasn't one of my favorite reads.


Critical Mass
Critical Mass
Author: Steve Martini
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 116
Review Date: 6/8/2008


Steve Martini at his best!! Joselyn Cole, a lawyer, becomes involved with a client she has been hired by to set up his company, file the necessary paperwork, etc. What she becomes involved in is a plot to detonate a nuclear device somewhere in the United States. This book is a departure from several of Martini's other books in that, while he has the lawyer mix included in the plot, it's not the main focus. It's more along the lines of Tom Clancy in that it involves home-grown terrorists, a weapon of mass destruction and people on both sides trying to accomplish their objective. Guaranteed to keep you turning the pages into the early morning hours.


Dance Upon the Air (Three Sisters Island, Bk 1)
Dance Upon the Air (Three Sisters Island, Bk 1)
Author: Nora Roberts
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 1273
Review Date: 4/23/2007
Helpful Score: 1


This is the first in the trilogy of Three Sisters Island. A great read and you HAVE TO READ ALL THREE!! Nora Roberts at her very best. When Nell Channing arrives on Three Sisters Island, she believes that she's finally found refuge from her abusive husband--and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago...


Dark Sky (U.S. Marshals, Bk 4)
Dark Sky (U.S. Marshals, Bk 4)
Author: Carla Neggers
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 207
Review Date: 10/18/2007


This is the first Carla Neggers novel I've read, and while the storyline was intriging I was put off by all the references to what I assumed must be another story by Neggers involving the same characters. They kept refering back to this one case they had worked on before and it detracted from this story. If a person hadn't read the other story, they were lost. One or two references wouldn't have been bad, but there were many and it got to be very tiresome. Maybe I'll see if I can find that other book and see what they were talking about...and then again maybe not.


Dear Emily (To Love Again)
Dear Emily (To Love Again)
Author: Fern Michaels
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 39
Review Date: 12/26/2007


When Emily Thorn receives a "Dear Emily" letter from her doctor husband telling her he's divorcing her, she has to learn how to survive on her own. She worked long hours putting the scum-bag through medical school and then helping him establish his clinics, only to be cast aside. She pulls herself out of her initial depression, remakes herself and in the process helps other women, who become her friends and business partners. She goes through all the typical middle-age doubts and problems, in the end finding the real Emily and finally, happiness with who she is. Middle-age can be great!!


Degree of Guilt (Christopher Paget, Bk 2)
Degree of Guilt (Christopher Paget, Bk 2)
Author: Richard North Patterson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 104
Review Date: 9/6/2007
Helpful Score: 4


This is my first Richard North Patterson book, and I really enjoyed it. However, it is not an easy read, by that I mean not one that you can read quickly. It is very indepth and involved, the story-line is complex and makes you concentrate. But if you like involved courtroom stories, this book is for you. I plan to read more of this author.


Desperate Measures
Desperate Measures
Author: Fern Michaels
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 75
Review Date: 2/24/2009


Fern Michaels never fails to write a book that keeps you wanting to read 'just one more chapter'. Desperate Measures tells the story of Pete Sorenson,orphaned at a young age, raised in foster homes, only to find his ultra-rich uncle when he's in his teens. Now with all the money he could ever need, he shuns it and becomes a high-powered attorney, with a friend in Annie Gabriel, who helped him get through law school [and secretly loves him]. Pete meets and falls head-over-heels in love with Maddie Stern, an exotic beauty who is also a little flaky. Just days before Pete and Maddie are to get married, she disappears. Pete is determined to find her and enlists Annie's help. The rest of the story revolves around his search and the outcome. It's a story of finding oneself and being true to those most important to you.


Devil's Corner
Devil's Corner
Author: Lisa Scottoline
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 175
Review Date: 12/18/2007
Helpful Score: 1


This was my first Lisa Scottoline novel and it won't be my last. I really like the way she writes, a great story line written with enough humor that it doesn't get bogged down. Prosecutor Vicki Allegretti goes to meet a confidential informant, is almost killed, and a cop is gunned down before her eyes....and that's just the first few pages. What happens in the rest of the book keeps you turning the pages and the ending is totally a surprise. This is one of those books that you just don't want to put down.


Double Tap (Paul Madriani, Bk 8)
Double Tap (Paul Madriani, Bk 8)
Author: Steve Martini
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 198
Review Date: 4/23/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Excellent read...it keeps you turning the pages. A beautiful businesswoman, founder of a high-tech software company catering to the military, is found dead, two tightly grouped bullet wounds to her head---a "double tap", the trademark of highly skilled assassins.


Dream Country
Dream Country
Author: Luanne Rice
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 194
Review Date: 5/17/2007


This is a very well written book that keeps you turning the pages. The characters are real and you care about what's happening to them. I will definitely be reading more by this author.


Dying for Chocolate (Goldy Schulz, Bk 2)
Dying for Chocolate (Goldy Schulz, Bk 2)
Author: Diane Mott Davidson
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 412
Review Date: 12/4/2008
Helpful Score: 4


Second in the series about Goldilock's Catering. Goldy faces more problems with her catering service. People keep dying after attending her affairs!! Her abusive ex, aka "The Jerk" continues to make her life miserable, the hunky sheriff wants more than she's willing to give and she's still trying to make her catering business successful enough to pay the bills. And more delicious recipes!! A sure-fire winner.


Echoes
Echoes
Author: Maeve Binchy
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 248
Review Date: 10/27/2007


As with all Binchy's novels it takes a while to get into the story, her characters are so well developed that sometimes that development seems to make the story drag, but she always gets you hooked. This one is no exception.


The Edge (FBI, Bk 4)
The Edge (FBI, Bk 4)
Author: Catherine Coulter
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 362
Review Date: 5/6/2007


If you remember, Ford MacDougal [Mac] first appeared in 'The Maze' at Quantico with Sherlock. Now Mac is flat on his back at Bethesda, seriously wounded in a terrorist car bombing when he dreams that his sister, Jilly, a medical reasearcher, drives her Porsche off an Oregon cliff. Only thing is, Mac feels like he's with her. One of Coulter's great FBI series with Savich and Sherlck.


21 to 40 of 188 - Page:
Want fewer ads?