Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Testimony by Anita Shreve
A scandal at the small elite private school, Avery Academy, rocks a small Vermont town when a video of a 14 year old girl and three upperclassmen basketball stars finds it's way into the headmasters hands. Aftershocks of the scandal are far-reaching and have disastrous affects on lives of all in involved in one way or another.
I have read several of Shreve's books and enjoyed them all. This was no exception. I enjoyed the story and liked the different points of view.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Kendell Montgomery, psychic, took loving care of the dying Amelia Flynn, heir of the Flynn family plantation in New Orleans. Upon Amelia's death, the plantation is left to three unknown Flynn nephews, Aiden, Jeremy, and Zach who come to New Orleans to restore their newly inherited property. When eldest brother Aiden, a private eye, finds human bones, the brothers begin investigating a string of missing persons cold cases with the help of Kendell. Ghost sightings, foggy nights, and Halloween on Bourbon Street add to the atmosphere.
Another fun paranormal romantic suspense story from Heather Graham.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Abby Cooper is a psychic intuitive. A woman comes to her office and Abby gives her a warning to watch for the dark haired man. When the woman is found murdered, Det. Dutch Rivers, who is suspicious of Abby's knowledge of the murder and victim, warns Abby she may be in danger.
This was a really fun book. Can't wait to read the rest of the series!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Bella Snow has just moved to the small and rainy town of Forks, Washington to live with her father. She begins her new high school and quickly makes new friends, particularly male admirers but is most intrigued by the Cullen family. A group of siblings (all adopted) who are quiet, mysterious, and a little feared.
Most people are familiar with this series. I noticed a bunch of the 8th grade girls were reading the books and decided to go ahead as a way to try to "connect". Like them, I was quickly sucked in! Right now I am reading the second in the series, New Moon.
Just Who Will You Be? by Maria Shriver
Maria Shriver is a woman I have looked up to and admired for much of my life. I saw her on Oprah discussing this book, which is mainly a speech she gave at her nephew's high school graduation. As usual, Shriver is inspiring and thought provoking. It is nice to hear a woman like her say she is continually trying to discover who she truly is and what kind of person she wants to be.