Book Review: The Lucky One

Linda said...
The Lucky One
By Nicholas Sparks
Another great read by an amazing and gifted writer. This one is chock full of romance, suspense and drama all rolled into a spellbinding story! Mr. Sparks did not disappoint as always.

Book Review: The Twilight Lord

The Twilight Lord
Book Three of the World of Hetar
By; Bertice Small
This story takes off where the last book ended. the trial and tribulations of Lara and her husband Magnus as she follows her destiny are exciting and romantic this story gets you to turn the pages I could not put this book down. I cant wait for the next installment.

Book Review: Twelve Sharp

Twelve Sharp
by Janet Evanovich
Has Ranger gone to the darkside? Everyone is looking for him and suspects him of murder and kidnapping. Stepahnie does not believe this and tries to get to the bottom of it risking her own freedom and safety. Fast moving lots of action in this one.

Book Review: Eleven on top

Eleven on top

by Janet Evanovich

In this Stephanie Plum novel she decides to quit being a bail enforcement agent and find a real job. In true Stephanie style each job gets progressively worse along with the problems. She quits sugar and has to deal with the backlash.I laughed out loud as I always do with Janet's books.


book 2 the world of hetar
by Bertrice Small
It is hard to believe that this story starts out book two this way. join Lara on her adventures. Very intriguing cant wait to read book 3.

Book Review: The people of Sparks

The people of Sparks
by Jeanne Dupruau
This is the sequel to the city of ember. It takes up right where the first book left off Lina and Doon are in a new world and learn why the city of ember was built. It is not the utopian city that Lina dreamed of but with some work maybe they can call it home. This was just as fast a read as the first one. I started reading the prequel the prophet of yonwood but have put it down. I don't generally like prequels and haven't been able to get past chapter one.

Book Review: Twanged

by Carol Higgins Clark
This mystery finds private investigator, Regan Reilly, investigating the disappearance of a cursed fiddle. It takes us from the shores of Ireland to sophisticated South Hampton. With a myriad of suspects and motives, Clark keeps us guessing until the end. It's a great, easy summer read.

Book Review: Twanged


by Carol Higgins Clark

This mystery finds private investigator, Regan Reilly, investigating the disappearance of a cursed fiddle. It takes us from the shores of Ireland to sophisticated South Hampton. With a myriad of suspects and motives, Clark keeps us guessing until the end. It's a great, easy summer read.

Book Review: The city of Ember

The city of Ember

by Jean Depruau

This was a lovely story about a group of people who are sent to live in a special city to ensure that the human race doesn't die out should disaster strike. Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow are 12 years old and as such are graduating from school and joining the work force.This is listed as an adolescent book but touches on much deeper topics like what life would be like in a post apocolyptic world. Appaerently it is being made into a movie so I am glad I read it before I saw it. It was a quick read and I am on to the sequel now.

Book Review: Sunday's at Tiffany's

Sunday's at Tiffany's

by James Patterson

This is a wonderful love story that begins with a young girl(Jane) who has an imaginary friend "Michael".They are always together up until her 10th birthday when Michael must go away. He comes back into her life when Jane is 32. Great story and a fst read. I couldn't put the book down. Fast read

Book Review: Plum Lovin'

Plum Lovin'
by Janet Evanovich
I finished this one on Wednesday night and I was laughing so hard I started tearing up. This is a Stephanie Plum novel but is not one of the numbers books. I just bought Fearless fourteen for my mom and am waiting for her to finish it so I can read it. This time Stephanie is working with Diesel who is an unmentionable (person with power) who apparently gets dimples and starts being irresistable. The rest of Stephanie's family are init and she is playing matchmaker in order to get her bounty to turn herself back in.A fun valentine's tale. Caution: do not drink hot coffee while reading for you may be cleaning it up or burn yourself from laughing so hard.
July 25, 2008 8:21 AM

Book Review: The Countess

The Countess by Catherine Coulter
The story of a young countess, wealthy in her own right but distrustful of men, agrees to marry a much older earl who offers her his protection with none of the typical wifely duties. Once ensconced in her new home, she learns of the tragic death of her husband's 2nd wife and rumors of ghosts haunting the castle. When a series of mysterious events threaten her life, she begins to doubt the wisdom of the bargain she has struck.

Book Review: LARA

Book one of the World of Hetar LARA
by: Bertrice Small
Very intriguing how a child could still have such great love for a father who sold her into slavery. This story keeps you turning the pages to find out what happens next.

Book Review: Bar Flower

Carol K said...
Night Storm by Catherine Coulter
An easy summer read about the daughter of a shipyard owner rejected by early 1800's Maryland society because she, in a most unladylike fashion, runs the shipyard for her ailing father. His will upon his death forces her to marry a wealthy British Baron and sell the shipyard to him or be tossed adrift pennyless and alone..Although billed as the third book of the "Night Triolgy", this book (as the two before it) is entirely independent of the others, only the historic timeframe in common. The main characters of each book make only a cameo appearance in the other two books and are not really interwoven in any substantial way.

Book Review: The third Angel

The third Angel
by: Alice Hoffman
This is a book that is really three stories that are weaved together each story having common characters. It is a tragic love story. A girl who does everything right because it was expected of her, a sister who falls in love with the wrong man, a mother who goes to london to become a maid and fall in love with a rockstar. I loved it though I had to really pay attention to it.

Book Review: Skylight Confessions

Skylight Confessions
by Alice Hoffman
This is the second book I read this week and it was also by Alice Hoffman. She seems to like to weave multiple storues together into one. I like it but you do have to pay attention to detail. This story is about Arlyn a ferry boat captains daughter and her family. Their are hints of mysticism and talk of specters, love, death and all the other typical ingredients that go into a good story.

Book Review: Down and Dirty

Down and Dirty
by Sandra Hill
what a great story keeps you traveling threw time and back to the present.
July 16, 2008 8:45 AM

Book Review: Decked

Decked by Carol Higgins Clark
This is the first book in the series of Regan Reilly Mysteries by the daughter of Mary Higgins Clark. It follows Regan Reilly as she tries to solve a murder of an old roommate of hers. She does this while trying to avoid getting murdered herself! It is full of action and adventure. This book is an easy and light read. It was so much fun, I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the series!Nan

Book Review: The Host

The Host
by Stephenie Meyer
Planet-hopping parasites are inserting their silvery centipede selves into human brains, curing cancer, eliminating war and turning Earth into paradise. But some people want Earth back, warts and all, especially Melanie Stryder, who refuses to surrender, even after being captured in Chicago and becoming a host for a "soul" called Wanderer.
Nicole Turzillo

Book Review: Really Something

Really Something by Shirley Jump
You never know who you touch in life! sometimes you are too late but other times your just in time.Even changing your look thoes who care finally see through. check this book out it is a good read!
July 6, 2008 11:41 AM

Book Review: Dirty Blonde

Dirty Blonde
by Lisa Scottoline
This is the second book I have read by Lisa Scottoline. I find there to be just the right amount of intrigue and suspense. There is also a personal touch to her stories that keep one's interest. This particular story is told from the point of view of a newly appointed federal judge who happens to be a woman. I won't tell the ending, but it is definitely a page turner.

Book Review: Trick My Truck But Don't Mess With My Heart

Trick My Truck But Don't Mess With My Heart
by: LuAnn McLane
I could not put this book down till I was finished. Funny, sweet, a very good story to get into. a story about twin sisters that have to take over their daddys failing business and make it their own.

Book Review: Eat, pray, love

Eat, pray, love: one woman's search for everything across Italy, India and Indonesiaby Elizabeth GilbertThis is a great book. It focuses on exploring the psyche of Ms. Gilbert as she searches for self after an ugly divorce. Ms. Gilbert, a writer, goes to Italy, India and Indonesia for extended stays in each country. There she tries to seek out God through various religious gurus. Although, in Italy she mostly immerses herself into the culture and eats her way into oblivion. A quick and entertaining read.

Book Review: The Ash Garden

cws said...
The Ash Garden
by Dennis Bock
This book is not a page turner. It is a very interesting treatment of the bombing of Hiroshima. It is told from the point of view of a scientist that worked on the team that created the bomb as well as a woman who was 6 years old when the bomb fell. The woman was grossly disfigured as a child and brought to the USA as a teenager for reconstructive surgery. She lost everyone except for her old grandfather. The story is very touching from both points of view. It goes into many details and touches on emotions as well as the hardships of war. The first half of the book was extremely slow going and the second half was better. I would recommend this book to people who have an interest in WWII and/or the effects of atomic bombs.

Book Review: Bar Flower

Kathryn Nocerino said...
Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson: Absolutely fascinating: part soap opera, part sociological treatise, this diary of a well-educated American woman's life as a bar hostess in Tokyo is a must read. Will she marry Hiro, her wealthiest client? Will she go bonkers first? Read on!

Book Review: Their eyes were watching God

Their eyes were watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston
This classic novel by one of the few women of The Harlem Renaissance tells an unforgettable story. Janie grew up in western Florida, raised by her grandmother. Raised in poverty she travels across Florida with her second and third husbands. In her journey she finds herself.- Kathy Carter -

Book Review: Tall Tails and Wedding Veils

Tall Tails and Wedding Veils
by Jane Graves
Who knew a world win adventure in Vegas could turn in to love of a life time. Fun roller coster ride of a story. take it out and see for yourself.

Book Review: Making over Mr. Right

Making over Mr. Right

by Judi McCoy

This is a story filled with romance and fantasy. Zoe a exiled muse of beauty daughter of Zeus top god on Mount Olympus. Sent to earth to prove she is worthy and the number one rule is not to fall in love with a mortal. When she meets Theo shes not sure she can follow the rules. Read this book to find out how it ends. See for yourself its definitely worth the time.

Book Review: In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood
by Truman Capote
This is the first time I've read this book although it was published 40+ years ago. If you have seen and enjoyed the movie Capote, I highly recommend this book, it is poetry, not at all what you would expect in a book about 2 cold-blooded killers. But then again, it's much more than that.

Book Review: Atonement by Ian McEwan

Atonement by Ian McEwan

In 1935 England, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis, a young girl gifted with a fertile imagination, witnesses an event involving her sister Cecilia and her childhood friend Robbie Turner. What she sees is not what is really happening as the reader discovers. Unfortunately Briony becomes the victim of her own imagination and her subsequent actions change the lives of these three young people. Wonderfully written novel.

Kathy Carter

Book Review:The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Passionately in love, Clare and Henry vow to hold onto each other and their marriage as they struggle with the effects of Chrono-Displacement Disorder, a condition that casts Henry involuntarily into the world of time travel. Nicole Turzillo

Book Review: The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl
by Philippa Gregory
The Other Boleyn Girl tells the story of two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, who driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII. Nicole Turzillo

Book Review: The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Bery

swinter said...
This is the newest book in the Cotton Malone series by Steve Berry.A miraculous healing serum, kept secret by an ancient puzzle and buried with the mummified remains of Alexander the Great--in a tomb lost to the ages for more than 1,500 years--is the coveted prize for a cunning despot unless Cotton Malone, former U.S. Justice Department agent turned rare-book dealer, and his partner, the enigmatic Cassiopeia Vitt; can beat her to it. They are pitted against ruthless Central Asian dictator Irina Zovastina as they scour the globe in search of the final resting place of Alexander the Great.

Book Review: Jewels of the Sun

Jewels of the Sun
by Nora Roberts
A wonderfully romantic novel set in a country village in Ireland. It is the first book of a trilogy - the other two are Tears of the Moon and Heart of the Sea.

Book Review: 20th Century Ghosts

20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
Fans of Stephen King will enjoy this collection of short stories from his son, Joe Hill. 20th Century Ghosts contains old and new short fiction. Fans will delight in the tales of horror, ghosts and the supernatural. Also recommended for horror fans... Hill's first novel "Heart-shaped box." Nicole Turzillo