Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Inspector Huss is on the job.

 Helen Tursten, author of the Swedish series featuring Inspetor Irene Huss, was a nurse and a dentist before she turned to writing. This series has been translated into 21 languages and made into a television series. The latest mystery novel in the series is titled Protected by the Shadows. 
 With gang violence escalating in Goteborg, Sweden, the Organized Crimes Unit pairs with the Violent Crimes Unit to help defuse the situation. But could there be a mole on the force? In this  installment  the gang warfare that has been brewing in Goteborg is about to explode. And that's not the only thing going up in flames. Someone has planted a bomb under Irene's husband's car. Fearing for her family's safety, Irene sends her husband and daughters into hiding and takes up residence at a colleague's apartment. Still, she can't shake the feeling that she is being stalked. Somehow, the gangs are always one step ahead of the police. Someone is leaking information. But who? Irene's life depends on discovering the answer. Moody and atmospheric. ML

Saturday, January 13, 2018

I Ever I Should Love You

Cathy Maxwell has a talent for breaking a heart in the sweetest of ways. Leonie is stuck in the past, reliving her mistakes and punishing herself for them. It's hard to like her, but in time you will understand her. Roman was never meant to be a hero, but he ended up being a twofold one. He had the courage to listen to his heart and pursue the one woman he had to work the hardest for and the foresight to empathize and help mend at time callous, but brutally broken heart. If Ever I Should Love You may run hot and cold, but it appeals to what makes us human.

If you're looking for something a little different, with real-life issues, flawed yet resilient characters, deep emotion, and a happy ending, give this a try. *JK*

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Cowboy, It's Cold Outside

This book (Cowboy, It's Cold Outside by Lori Wilde) really caught my eye! A country singer, Christmas and a small town- perfect!

After enduring the worst year of his life, Cash Colton is ready for a reboot, and he is hoping his little visit to Twilight Texas will be just what he needs... but he winds up finding far more than he bargained for when Paige waltzes into his world. *JK*

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

House Beautilflul

House Beautiful Style Secrets: What Every House Needs, by Sophie Donelson is a lovely book. This book is all photographs of fantastic houses with amazing decorating schemes. This being the House Beautiful universe everything is perfect..no messy kitchens, piles of toys or clothes. But if you like to look a stylish rooms and get some ideas for your own house this is the book for you.ML

Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Right Kind of Rogue

The Right Kind of Rogue by Valerie Bowman was an excellent historical romance with a scheming matchmaker, love interests on opposite sides of feuding families and a wallflower who really comes into her own.

Meg Timmons has been in love with her best friend's brother, Hart Highgate, since she was sixteen years old. Now that Hart has decided it's time he marry, Meg knows this may be her last chance. However, her quest for love is hindered by the fact she has no dowry and her and Hart's family have been feuding for years. Hart had always thought of Meg as his little sister's best friend, but after a surprise encounter late at night, Hart hasn't been able to get Meg out of his head. Soon, Meg and Hart are caught up in the schemes of a matchmaker and will have to decide what they're willing to do for the chance at the love of a lifetime. *JK*

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Up in the Air...

There are multiple narrators and several plot line in Michel Bussi's novel, After the Crash.
A night flight from Istanbul is bound for Paris, filled with 169 holiday travelers, and plummets into the Swiss Alps. The sole survivor is a three-month-old girl--thrown from the plane onto the snowy mountainside before fire rages through the aircraft. But two infants were on board. Is the miracle baby Lyse-Rose or Emilie? Both families step forward to claim the child--one poor, one powerful, wealthy, and dangerous. Throw in a detective who may or may not be reliable and investigates the case obsessively for eighteen years and you have a very murky brew indeed. Well written and suspenseful! ML

Friday, November 10, 2017

Chasing the Cheater

Jodi and Todd have been together for over 20 years. She’s a psychologist, he owns a construction business. They are not a typical couple. He’s a cheater, she’s a manipulator. When Todd becomes depressed, he can’t seem to shake it, and Jodi is at a loss as to how to help him.  An affair with his best friend’s daughter does the trick. When he decides to leave Jodi, things really start to take a turn for the worse. Everyone’s life is turning upside down. If you like dark drama, read The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison. DB