Thursday, March 01, 2018

Romance. Mystery. Sci-Fi.


The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers. Famous artist goes out at night to graffiti buildings. His assistant does stuff, too.

The Undertaker's Daughter by Sara Blaedel. Danish photographer Ilsa hears that her long absent father willed her a funeral home in Racine. She flies to Racine, looks through his things and finds murder.

The Hush by John Hart. The dust cover plot description is kinda vague. Let's read a quote, "'Gear's in the truck.'"

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern. Well, with a title like that how can we not buy a copy?  Page 203 says, "Still, Rusty kept pulling books off the shelf and turning pages, and watching him, bent over an oversized volume of black-and-white photographs, his brown hair no longer spilling over his collar, it occurred to Kat that he liked it there in the Riverton Public Library, shabby as it was."

The Bad Daughter by Joy Fielding. Fielding lives in both Florida and Toronto. My family has been trying to decide on a summer vacation destination and I've thought about Toronto and Montreal.

Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira. I mostly like the cover but the photo image has a horse down sled carriage being pulled crossways on a residential street. There is no room for the sled to turn that way. Oliveira lives in Seattle and knows Russian. That reminds me that Brent Ghelfi no longer writes his Volk series of crime/thriller novels based in modern Russia.


Amish Sweethearts by Amy Clipston. Amish themed romance.

Beneath the Summer Sun by Kelly Irvin.  More Amish romance.

 Science Fiction

Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories by Kelly Barnhill. A bunch of stories by author with a Newbery nomination and a World Fantasy Award. She lives in Minnesota. Has she met Anthony Neil Smith? Smith has another novel coming out later this year.

By Heresies Distressed by David Weber. "The battle for the soul of Safehold has begun."

Off Armageddon Reef by David Weber. This novel precedes the one listed above. Read them in whatever order you like. I don't care, just enjoy them.


A Dangerous Crossing by Ausma Zehanat Khan. Canadian cops go to Greece to help a cop's relative who is accused of murder after working in Syrian refugee camp. I have no idea how to pronounce this lady's first name. She lives in Colorado. I wonder if she goes hiking.

Death in the Stars by Frances Brody. Ninth book in the Kate Shackleton series. This must be popular for nine books.

NonFiction Power Pack!


Jackie, Janet and Lee: the secret lives of Janet Auchincloss and her daughters Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill by J. Randy Taraborrelli. POW! Famous rich people. BAM!

What Are We Doing Here?: essays by Marilynne Robinson. ZAM! "Robinson's peerless prose and boundless humanity are on full display." ZOOM!

Beer Lover's Wisconsin: best breweries, brewpubs, and beer bars by Kathy Flanigan. WHAM! "Brasserie V wants you to believe they are a little bit of Belgium in the state's capital." ZING!