The Baker's Secret
by Stephen P. Kiernan
This is a story of life in a small village in Normandy during WWII. Very engaging book and an insightful look of the hardships they faced.
An Echo of Murder
by Anne Perry
This is book #23 of the William and Hester series. While I always enjoy another glimpse into their lives this was not one of my favorites.
The Girl She Used to Be
by David Cristofano
When I was rating this book on Goodreads I was very tempted to give this book 2 stars but it is a page turner, I had a hard time putting it down so that makes it a 3 star for me. The premise of the book was intriguing but there are so many parts that didn't work for me. Perhaps it is the cheesiness of the "romance" or lust between the main characters, it felt very adolescent to me. I do like the story line and would love to read another book that is similar but more believable for me.
All Dressed in White
by Mary Higgins Clark
Classic MHC, fast, easy read, kind of like reading a Murder She Wrote episode.
The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm
by Juliet Nicolson
This book is about what was happening in England during the summer of 1911. It is a chronological account of the summer so it tends to be a choppy read. Some people are mentioned numerous times, other people/events seem rather random..I enjoyed this book because I like reading about this era and this book gives you a "behind the scenes" look at that summer. If you do not read about this era then I don't believe this book would hold any interest for you.
The Sea Garden
by Deborah Lawrenson
This book is a little difficult for me to review. It is written as three novellas that all tie together by that end of the third section. I found the first part very difficult to get thought and was very tempted to set the book aside, but as it had been highly recommended to me I decided to plow through it. The second and third novellas were much more intriguing and I really enjoyed those sections. I should also note that I have not read "The Lantern". I think I may have enjoyed this book even more had I read "The Lantern" first.
by James Patterson
This is one of James Patterson's bookshots, so only 131 pages long. If you are a fan of Alex Cross you will want to read this as it is another glimpse into his life.
by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
This is one of James Patterson's bookshots, a very short novel. I typically do not enjoy short stories but I much admit these are enjoyable. They still feel like a James Patterson book despite how short they are.
'til next time...