I was able to ready his book because of a goodreads giveaway. I would like to thank the author, goodreads and anyone else who made this giveaway possi...moreI was able to ready his book because of a goodreads giveaway. I would like to thank the author, goodreads and anyone else who made this giveaway possible.
"Rustication" is one of the reasons why I love goodreads giveaways. It gives avid readers the chance to read a book that they normally would not pick up. If I saw this book in a library or book store, I would not have given it a second thought, however, I am glad I had the chance to read it. I love the suspense that was consistently infused into the novel and it constantly made the reader think - which is always a plus! What added more to the story, was that it was based off of the actual journal of the he protagonist. I equalled enjoyed the author's note following the conclusion that provided character updates and historical information.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. My favorite aspects was the complex protagonist and family dynamic. A drawback of the the text is that it sometimes the narrator jumps around often - which is understandable since it is written in the style of a journal - but the reader can easily become confused. I recommend this book to anyone who like mysteries, thrillers and historical fiction. (less)
S.J. Parris' "Hersey" seems like a knock off version of C.J. Sampson's Michael Shardlake series. Just how Dollar Store perfumes never match their depa...moreS.J. Parris' "Hersey" seems like a knock off version of C.J. Sampson's Michael Shardlake series. Just how Dollar Store perfumes never match their department store counterparts scent, this novel stunk!(less)
I was able to read this book due the to Goodreads Giveaways. I would like to thank Goodreads and the author of "Turn to Me", Tiffany A. Snow, for post...moreI was able to read this book due the to Goodreads Giveaways. I would like to thank Goodreads and the author of "Turn to Me", Tiffany A. Snow, for posting this as a giveaway.
Kathleen Turner is back again. This time the stakes are higher as her lawyer boyfriend, Blane, is defending a high profile military case. Things quickly turn for the worse when people related to the case are threatened or even killed, including Kathleen. Blane is forced to turn to his brother, Kade, for help in order to solve the mystery and help save Kathleen.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick interesting read that drew me in. I loved the mystery aspect to it. Sometimes in "chick lit" the mystery plot can be fairly obvious but in "Turn to Me" it was not the case. Like I mentioned earlier, I was able to read this because of Goodreads. I did not read the first book but Snow included enough information so I was not lost while reading the second book in the Kathleen Turner Series.
For readers who enjoy a little bit of mystery in contemporary romance books, "Turn to Me" will not dissapoint. (less)
Miss Winter is one the most famous authors of the English language and the most mysterious. No one knows anything about her life, save her popular nov...moreMiss Winter is one the most famous authors of the English language and the most mysterious. No one knows anything about her life, save her popular novels. When she final decides to tell the truth she consults Miss Margret Lea, an amateur biographer, to write down her history. What starts off as a tale about Miss Winter stretches far beyond what Margret images to impact not only Miss. Winter's life but her own.
I was expecting more in Diane Setterfield's "The Thirteenth Tale". The beginning was interesting and set the stage for a great read. As the story progressed I began to loose my interest- to put it mildly- of the story. The story itself it written in first person and Miss Winter's personal history is also told in first person, and it is hard to keep the two tales separate (partly because they are not clearly marked). Margret, once a cool book nerd, transforms into a self-indulgent broken record. (less)