Monday, May 31, 2010

Body Surfing

Body Surfing by Anita Shreve

Feeling lost and unsure after the divorce from her first husband and the sudden death of her second husband, Sidney Sklar takes the job as a summer tutor for a beautiful but slow 17 year old girl named Julie the families beach cottage on the New Hampshire coast line. Sidney struggles to fit in to the family and her role in the household. As she grows closer to Mr. Edwards and Julie, she tries to ignore the disdain from Mrs. Edwards and also finds herself entangled in a long-standing feud between the two Edwards' sons, Jeff and Ben.

Whispering Rock

Whispering Rock by Robyn Carr - Virgin River Book 3

When Jack's youngest sister Brie suffers a brutal attack and rape, Jack, Mel, and Mike Valenzuela rush to her hospital bedside. Mike, having recovered from his own violent attack as part of the LAPD, knows some of what Brie is feeling. He stays at her side both in and out of the hospital trying to make her feel safe and loved. Meanwhile, Paige and Preacher begin trying to make a baby, the Marines come to town for various occassions and to help Jack finish the house, and we meet some other new characters along the way. I don't want to give anything away!

I love this series!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Two More for May

Best Kept Secrets by Sandra Brown

Twenty-Five years after her mothers murder, Alex Gaither, a tough and successful attorney, returns to the small Texas town she was born. In search of justice, Alex finds herself in the middle of the same love triangle her mother was mixed up in. Which one of them is the real killer?

The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

In a play on the story of King Midas, John Midas, a precocious boy who loves to eat sweets, finds himself in a predicament. Everything he puts in his mouth turns to chocolate! I read this with some of my students. A fun book.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Caught by Harlan Coben

Wendy Tynes is one of those news reporter's that traps pedophiles at a specific location and exposes them on television. In the aftermath of "catching" seemingly good guy Dan Mercer, Wendy is fired from her job and is thrown in an investigation that gets more complicated as old Princeton classmates become involved and the disappearance of a local teen is linked to Mercer.

I love Coben.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Keeping the Moon

Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

Colie has spent her entire life hiding - hiding behind her weight, dyed hair, and a lip ring. She has been teased mercilessly and has never really had any friends of her own. Now, as her famous mother is off on a European tour, Colie is sent to stay with her eccentric aunt for a summer. Throughout the summer Colie finds her truth self, accepts herself for who she is, and finally experiences what it is like to have friends to rely on.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Quickie

The Quickie by James Patterson

Lauren Stillwell believes her husband cheated on her. But as she begins to search for revenge, her own survival, and the truth, her life spins out of control. I don't really know what to say about this book because there are a lot of twists and turns and I do not want to give anything away! I really enjoyed this one!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Unhallowed Ground by Heather Graham

Sarah is a historian working as a tour guide in historic St. Augustine, Florida. She bought a historic home she had always dreamed of owning growing up and was in the midst of remodeling when workers find a whole slew of old bones hidden in the walls. Meanwhile, Caleb Anderson, from Harrison Investigations, is in town looking into the disappearances of two young women. Somehow, the missing girls are connected to the hundred and fifty year old mystery surrounding Sarah's house.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Virgin River book 2

Shelter Mountain by Robyn Carr

In this book, Preacher (John) meets a young mother in need one night when she stumbles into the bar after all of the customers have gone. Paige and her young son, Christopher, are on the run from a very abusive and dangerous husband/father. Preacher wants to protect them, but they quickly become enmeshed in each others lives.

This is the second Virgin River book. I love this series. I was happy to see Mel, Doc, Jack, and the others back in this book, as well as appearances from the Grace Valley gang.