Saturday, February 20, 2010

Finished two more...

Down by the River by Robyn Carr

This is the third book in the Grace Valley Trilogy. In this installment, Jim has left his job as an undercover federal agent in order to move in and build a new life with a pregnant June. We also catch up with the lives of other town favorites, Sam, George, Elmer, John and Susan, Chris and Nancy, Myrna and Morton, Harry Shipton, and more. We are even introduced to a few new townspeople and family members.

I just loved this easy going and entertaining trilogy about a small valley town in Northern California. I have grown so fond of all of the characters and am sad to see the trilogy come to an end.

Civil War on Sunday by Mary Pope Osbourne

I will be reading this with some of my lower readers after vacation, so I wanted to get a jump on it.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Final Truth

Final Truth by Mariah Stewart

In the fourth installment of the Truth series, Regan Landry is compelled to research and possibly write the book, of an accused murderer on death row who is let out of prison after it comes out that the DNA evidence on which he was convicted, was botched. Lester Ray is released and thrilled at the prospect of becoming famous through one of Regan's best selling true crime novels. While beginning her research, Regan never really questions Lester Ray's innocence until more bodies begin to surface, bodies of those killed exactly like the woman Lester Ray was convicted of killing.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Nikki Heat

Heat Wave by Richard Castle

Issac and I are big fans of the show Castle, so I was very excited to see the Nikki Heat book actually published. Also a little nervous. This could go either way...either a fun continuation of a story line or a cheesy take-off intended to be a marketing ploy. Well, I am happy to say it was the former. Although the character names are different, this book read just like an episode of Castle. The whole time I pictured Castle and Beckett in my head as I read.

I am still wondering who the real author is. Even on Amazon under "About the Author," they play along describing Richard Castle, the television character.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Identical by Ellen Hopkins

Kaeleigh and Reanne are identical twins from a wealthy and well-known family. Their father is a judge and their ever-absent mother is campaigning for US House of Representatives. However, the seemingly perfect upper middle class family is not so perfect beneath the shiny exterior. There are deep dark secrets each family member is trying to hide that drive them to do the questionable, dangerous, and even evil things each one of them does.

This is another Hopkins book written in free verse. Powerful and gripping, but at times tough to "watch."

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Truth Series #3

Dark Truth by Mariah Stewart

Nina Madden was in college at St. Anselm's when her handsome professor father was arrested for the rapes and murders of several young co-eds whom he had been having affairs with. Nina accepted her father's guilt and moved on with her life.

Sixteen years later, Nina is a successful book editor in New York City when she discovers evidence that her father may not have been guilty after all. Along with good friend and author Regan Landry, Nina sets out to find the truth once and for all, placing her own life in danger as a result.

This is the third in the Truth Series.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Recommended by my Doc

A plan that is designed to work with the medication I am on. Had some good information, however, it was more geared to the over 40's pre-menopausal crowd than someone like me with PCOS.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hard Truth

Hard Truth by Mariah Stewart

Lorna Temple returns to her hometown and her family's homestead after the death of her mother to scatter ashes, deal with her mother's affairs, and settle the estate. She begins thinking about her childhood friend, Melinda Eagan, who disappeared one day, never to be seen again, when all of a sudden, constructions crews come across the remains of Melinda's older brother Jason, as well as a whole slew of other bodies. Has too much time gone by to find the serial killer responsible? What happened to Melinda all of those years ago?

This is the second book in the truth series. I am really enjoying this series. Two more to go!