Didn't think I would like this book. Don't really like war stories. But once I got into the book, it brought back lots of memories of Viet Nam. Really...moreDidn't think I would like this book. Don't really like war stories. But once I got into the book, it brought back lots of memories of Viet Nam. Really great book.(less)
This was a great book. It hooked me into the book from the first page. I had no idea who the guilty person was stalking Reece until the very end. Wond...moreThis was a great book. It hooked me into the book from the first page. I had no idea who the guilty person was stalking Reece until the very end. Wonderful, great book!!(less)
This was a well written book. I really enjoyed it. When I read the jacket I didn't think I would like it. But lots of people were saying it was really...moreThis was a well written book. I really enjoyed it. When I read the jacket I didn't think I would like it. But lots of people were saying it was really good. Well, it was. How those children survived is beyond me!!!(less)
This was a fast read book. I really enjoyed it. It was kind of weird, but good. I didn't really like the beginning, it didn't give you any info on wha...moreThis was a fast read book. I really enjoyed it. It was kind of weird, but good. I didn't really like the beginning, it didn't give you any info on what was going on. You had to figure it our for yourself. But it was pretty obvious after a few pages. (less)
Loved this book. Read it because it was a Book Club selection at Cafe Mom. It was wonderful. The ladies of the book were funny, sad, and confused. I c...moreLoved this book. Read it because it was a Book Club selection at Cafe Mom. It was wonderful. The ladies of the book were funny, sad, and confused. I could relate to them as my life is sometimes like that.(less)
Wonderful book!! You have the story in print and pictures. Hugo is an orphan, homeless, and no friends. He gets caught stealing a toy and the story le...moreWonderful book!! You have the story in print and pictures. Hugo is an orphan, homeless, and no friends. He gets caught stealing a toy and the story leads you through the streets of Paris. Wonderful, wonderful story line. The pictures are really great!!(less)
"Shadow Music" by Julie Garwood (from inside flap)
As we're swept back to the Scotland of old, Gabrielle, the last of her royal line, has just been betr...more "Shadow Music" by Julie Garwood (from inside flap)
As we're swept back to the Scotland of old, Gabrielle, the last of her royal line, has just been betrothed to a stranger by King John himself. But once she meets Colm MacHugh, no other man will do.
Against a landscape of vast castles and bloody battlefields, Colm and Gabrielle defy danger for a love as passionate as it is forbidden. For Colm is a fearsome warrior in possession of a powerful secret his enemies will do anything to possess.
It has been a few years since I have read any of Julie Garwood's books. And I don't know why! This book reminded me how much I like her books. She is a very descriptive writer and takes you along on the journey as if you are there! Gabrielle is a very stubborn, independent person. Raised by her mother and father, she can take care of herself, well most of the time. If not, she has 4 guards that have been with her since her birth that will help her out. Colm is a very strong and contradictory person. He and Gabrielle have lots of disagreements on how Colm wants her to behave while staying at his keep. Colm is protecting her from two ruthless and dishonorable noblemen, who want Gabrielle for the supposed secret she holds of her mother's homeland. (less)
"Last Mango in Texas" by Ray Blackston (from the back cover)
Texas Tech student Kyle Mango is attending a fraternity party when he meets Gretchen, an ar...more"Last Mango in Texas" by Ray Blackston (from the back cover)
Texas Tech student Kyle Mango is attending a fraternity party when he meets Gretchen, an artsy animal lover whose independent spirit sparks his attention. But after a month of bliss, they suddenly find themselves in rough waters. When Kyle inherits four oil wells from his uncle, he sees his affluence as an opportunity to impress Gretchen. But just before he makes his move, Gretchen joins a group of campus activists to clean oil from suffering birds in Alaska. Kyle is torn between managing his business and being left lonely in the Lone Star state--and risking everything to fly to Alaska to pursue Gretchen. Kyle soon discovers that oil slicks are nothing compared to relationships slicks. The early bird may get the worm, but the oily bird can ruin romance!
This is a very good book. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, Kyle's pursuit of Gretchen takes him to the desert of Texas, the coast line of Alaska, a bed and breakfast in France and a small village in Africa. The whole time Kyle is chasing Gretchen he still has his oil wells and they are causing some trouble with his romance of Gretchen. Along the way Kyle picks up an employee for his oil business, it's his room mate from college, Chin. Chin is in charge of Oil Well Development. Chin's job is to find more oil and get the wells developed. Kyle also gets another employee, Sal, who also happens to be a reformed bookie, who also happens to be a well driller. Sal drills wells at Kyle's site and they get 2 more wells going. Are you still with me? Well, that's all your going to get as I don't want to let the cat out of the bag and ruin the book for you. If you get a chance to read this book, you'll love it! (less)
A red velvet bag holding ten sparkling gems. A woman who must confront their legacy of deceit, scandal an...more"Betrayals" by Carla Neggers (from back cover)
A red velvet bag holding ten sparkling gems. A woman who must confront their legacy of deceit, scandal and murder.
Rebecca Blackburn caught a glimpse of the famed Jupiter Stones as a small child. Unaware of their significance, she forgot about them--until she discovered the priceless, long-missing gems where the key to a deadly chain of events spanning thirty years and three continents....sparing on one.
When a seemingly innocent photograph reignites one man's simmering desire for vengeance, Rebecca turns to Jared Sloan, the love she lost to tragedy and scandal. His own life has changed forever because of the secrets buried deep by their tow families.
Their relentless quest for the truth will dredge up bitter memories and shocking revelations of misplaced loyalty, dangerous pride and naked ambition...and they will stop at nothing to expose a cold-blooded killer.
This book was very confusing at the beginning. I almost didn't finish it. But about the middle of the book I finally figured out all the info about the families and put it all together. Rebecca's grandfather, Aunt and a family friend are the ones that start this whole series of mysteries. But it started with Rebecca's Aunt. The Jupiter Stones are at the heart of the story. And Rebecca and Jared are the ones trying to figure out the mystery of them. This book has murder, a jewel thief, lies, scandal, and family secrets. If you read it, don't give up on it! It's a great book!! (less)
"Bones" by Johnathan Kellerman Product Description(From Amazon.com) The anonymous caller has an ominous tone and an unnerving message about something “r...more"Bones" by Johnathan Kellerman Product Description(From Amazon.com) The anonymous caller has an ominous tone and an unnerving message about something “real dead . . . buried in your marsh.” The eco-volunteer on the other end of the phone thinks it’s a prank, but when a young woman’s body turns up in L.A.’s Bird Marsh preserve no one’s laughing. And when the bones of more victims surface, homicide detective Milo Sturgis realizes the city’s under siege to an insidious killer. Milo’s first move: calling in psychologist Alex Delaware.
The murdered women are prostitutes–except the most recent victim; a brilliant young musician from the East Coast, employed by a wealthy family to tutor a musical prodigy, Selena Bass seems out of place in the marsh’s grim tableau.
Conveniently–perhaps ominously–Selena’s blueblood employers are nowhere to be found, and their estate’s jittery caretaker raises hackles. But Milo’s instincts and Alex’s insight are too well-honed to settle for easy answers, even given the dark secrets in this troubled man’s past. Their investigation unearths disturbing layers–about victims, potential victims, and suspects alike–plunging even deeper into the murky marsh’s enigmatic depths.
Bizarre details of the crimes suggest a devilish serial killer prowling L.A.’s gritty streets. But when a new murder deviates from the pattern, derailing a possible profile, Alex and Milo must look beyond the suspicion of madness and consider an even more sinister mind at work. Answers don’t come easy, but the darkest of drives and desires may fuel the most devious of foes.
Bones is classic Kellerman–relentlessly peeling back the skin and psyches of its characters and revealing the shadows and sins of the souls beneath. With jolt after jolt of galvanizing suspense, it drives the reader through its twists and turns toward a climax as satisfying as it is shattering.
This was a new author for me. I have never read any of Jonathan Kellerman's books. This was a very good book. I thought I had the murderer all picked out, but no, Mr. Kellerman sent me on a different course. By the time I got to the end, it wasn't anyone I thought it was. He is very good a leaving a trail to follow and lots of suspects to consider. You can bet he will be on my TBR list of his other books. (less)
(from the back cover) Victor Cracke, a tenant in a decaying New York slum, has disappeared, leaving behind countless ca...more"The Genius" by Jesse Kellerman
(from the back cover) Victor Cracke, a tenant in a decaying New York slum, has disappeared, leaving behind countless cardboard boxes filled with strange, original artwork. Gallery owner Ethan Muller can see the artwork's brilliance--and its moneymaking potential. Strictly speaking, the drrawings don't belong to Ethan. But great art demands an audience, and before long Ethan's wildly successful show is being covered by the Times--an article that attracts the attention of an ex - police officer. Because the subjects of the pictures look exactly like the victimes in long-cold muder cases. Then Ethan receives a letter saying stop stop stop. And the still-missing genius my be the link to a madman--or the madman himself.......
This is a very confusing book, but soon you get into the plot and it takes off. Leaving you wondering what's going on and who is the genius, Ethan the art gallery person or Victor, the artist. It also has what the book calls interludes, where it takes you back in time, the time of when the Muller's migrated to the U.S. This part of the book spans over a hundred years and takes you to the present day. I can't really tell you anything about this part as it will give the mystery away. But it is an integral part of the book. As Ethan and Samantha work on finding the person responsible for the murder's they also become involved with each other. Samantha is the daughter of the ex-police officer interested in the art work. (less)
(from the back cover0 The bride wore a long white dress and a look of utter despair....... Do not adjust your set. T...more"Married by Mistake" by Abby Gaines
(from the back cover0 The bride wore a long white dress and a look of utter despair....... Do not adjust your set. That really was Casey Greene being jilted by her fiance on live TV! And that really was Memphis's most eligible bachelor who stepped in to marry her instead. Millionaire businessman Adam Carmichael wanted only to help Casey save face. He isn't prepared for the news that their "fake" wedding is legal and binding. While they secretly wait for an annulment, media and family scrutiny forces them to put on their best loving couple act. Except by now, neither one is quite sure who's acting........
This is a Harlequin Super Romance book. I haven't read a Harlequin book in ages. They just aren't my type of book. But this was a very refreshing and uplifing book to read. If you believe in fairy tales coming true then this is the book for you. Boy meets girl and love follows eventually, but first they have to find out they really love each other. While Casey is a romantic and wants that all adoring love match, Adam is the analytical person who doesn't believe in love. But it all works out in the end!! (less)