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Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
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Anyone desiring a good winter read may find this to be just the ticket. A tall, dark, and handsome brooding hero and a young woman/damsel in distress start the tale but the author completely upends this romantic cliche. He is a successful and rich au ...more
The Reincarnationist by M.J. Rose
The Reincarnationist (Reincarnationist, #1)
by M.J. Rose (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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The strange memories of a photojournalist lead him to wonder if he has met people and been places in another lifetime including a woman he may have been in love with 1600 years ago in Rome. After a dramatic bomb blast and the discovery of a Vestal Vi ...more
Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster
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Combining elements of the paranormal, science fiction and romance, this gritty and atmospheric romance is an entertaining romp through an alternative Victorian era London. In this world, individuals known as “blue bloods” that are infected with a cra ...more
Lives in Ruins by Marilyn Johnson
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Becoming an archaeologist is one of those jobs that many people fantasize about doing, but never end up pursuing. Beyond this, many people wonder what archaeologists even do every day. Author Marilyn Johnson speaks to both these parties in this engag ...more
The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett
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This book is for those who love world building, epic fantasy or coming of age tales. By day the sleepy farm town of Tibbet’s Brook is much what you’d expect, farmers and townspeople going about their work. At sunset, however, their world erupts into ...more
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
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Something Rich and Strange by Ron Rash
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From Novelist: "Poet and professor Ron Rash's short stories and novels take place in the Appalachian Mountains, either in the present day or as far back as the Civil War. His atmospheric tone, coupled with a personal knowledge of Appalachia, perfectl ...more
Hit Man by Lawrence Block
Hit Man (Keller, #1)
by Lawrence Block (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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Hit Man has a most unusual premise for a plot. Here is a professional hit man with a conscience. In a series of linked stories, the main character, John Keller, moves from one assignment to another. It's just a job. Some hits are mob related, some ar ...more
All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
All Our Names
by Dinaw Mengestu
read in December, 2014
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Two stories converge in this moving novel of identity. The first is the story of a young African man named Isaac who is displaced from his home in one African country and must make his way alone now in a different African country, all during a time o ...more
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
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Winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize, this deserving book can't be recommended enough. Anyone who has an elderly person in their life will love this, both for the humor but also for how accurately it presents the issues of aging and elder care. Baby boome ...more
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