Archive for January, 2008

Stone Cold


Stone Cold
David Baldacci
Audio Book

Oliver Stone and the Camel Club are back in their most dangerous adventure yet, a war on two fronts. Casino king Jerry Bagger from THE COLLECTORS is hunting Annabelle Conroy who conned him out of millions. Stone and his colleagues Reuben, Milton, and Caleb marshal all their resources to protect Annabelle. Yet all their skills may not be enough when a deadly new opponent rips off the veneer of Stone’s own mysterious past. Bagger’s menace pales next to newcomer Harry Finn’s lethality. Seeming a normal family-man, Finn has already killed three men with more targets to come. When Finn also sets his bulls-eye on Stone, his reason why will be the greatest shock of all, making readers reconsider their beliefs in good and evil. As bodies and institutions topple, the story rockets toward a shattering finale that will leave the survivors of this explosive tale changed forever.


Temporary Nanny


Temporary Nanny

Carrie Weaver

Harlequin Super Romance

273 pages

Become a stand-up father? It all starts with a mysterious message from his upstairs neighbor. The next thing he knows, Royce McIntyre is sharing handmade treats with ten-year-old Jake Garner. But it’s Jake’s alluring mom, Katy, who keeps Royce coming back for more. So when a crisis threatens, he surprises the overwhelmed single mother with an offer she can’t refuse.—Royce McIntyre may not be like any nanny Katy has ever hired, but he’s certainly the handsomest! And her son really likes him. Together, do they have what it takes to transform a temporary arrangement into a forever family?

The Swimming-Pool Library


The Swimming-Pool Library
Alan Hollinghurst
288 pages

Alan Hollnghurst’s first novel is a tour de force; a darkly erotic work that centres on the friendship of William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity, and the elderly Lord Nantwich, who is searching for someone to write his biography.

Beware Of Doug


Beware Of Doug
Elaine Fox
370 pages

Lily Tyler’s very interested in her sexy new neighbor, private jet pilot Brady Cole. Brady could really go for smart, gorgeous Lily. The fire that’s generated whenever they’re together isn’t just chemical . . . it’s nuclear! But then there’s Doug . . .

The real ruler of the roost – Lily’s noisy, nasty, match-mauling pooch – Doug likes to greet anyone he dislikes with yaps, nips, and very unpleasant surprises. And Doug does not like Brady. (Doug, in fact, doesn’t like anybody – except Lily, of course. And, oddly enough, the squeaky clean, partner-track attorney whom Lily’s domineering dad would love for his dutiful daughter to marry.)

Brady’s no canine fan to begin with – and Doug’s the devil-dog incarnate! But Lily could never get serious with anyone who doesn’t click with her precious puppy -so Brady’s going to need a lot more than great looks, smooth charm, and hot passion to get himself out of the doghouse and into Lily’s life!

Winter Woman


Here is what I am reading now:

Winter Woman
Jenna Kernan
Harlequin Historical Western
289 pages

Her Prayer was Simple:
“Dear God, Let me Die!”

But Cordelia Channing-preacher’s wife, preacher’s widow-lived and was born anew as Winter Woman, a woman of power who’d survived the deadlist season in the mountains alone.

She knew she could never do it again. Though perhaps there was no need, for Providence had sent her Thomas Nash, an enigmatic Mountain Man who stirred the deep places of her questing soul.

Nash had come west to lose himself, to rail at the fates that seemed ready to destroy his life at every turn. But somehow those same fates now saw fit to put Delia in his care…. And though he was fighting it at every turn, Delia was transforming his life in ways he’d thought forever lost…!

Straight From The Heart


Stright From The Heart
Tami Hoag
215 pages

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag comes this powerful novel of passion, heartbreak, and redemption—a story that celebrates our capacity to love one time, for all time, even in the face of adversity and change.

They say that each of us becomes an entirely new person every seven years. But Rebecca Bradshaw doesn’t feel any different when an old lover shows up severely injured at the hospital where she runs the physical therapy department. Seven years ago baseball player Jace Cooper left her without a second thought or the chance to share the life-changing secret she swore she’d keep from him forever. Now he was back, wanting both her help and a second chance. Becca hadn’t changed, and she didn’t believe Jace had either, but as she helped him repair his broken body and his fractured past, she would find she was wrong on both counts. The only thing that had stayed the same was the most important thing of all—and now suddenly time was running out.

A Room With A View


A Room With A View

E.M. Forster


226 pages

When Lucy Honeychurch, visiting Italy, mentions the lack of a view from her room, George Emerson and his father offer to swap. But Lucy’s suspicions that the Emersons are the wrong sort of people seem confirmed when George impulsively kisses her during a picnic in the Tuscan countryside. Soon, however, thoughts of that kiss have Lucy questioning her engagement to boorish, if utterly acceptable, Cecil Vyse. All in all, the situation presents quite a muddle for a young woman who wishes to be absolutely truthful—even when she’s lying to herself about the most important aspects of life and love.

E.M. Forster’s brilliant comedy of manners shines a gently ironic light on the attitudes and customs of the British middle class at the beginning of the 20th century.

The Window At The White Cat


The Window At The White Cat
Mary Roberts Rinehart
244 pages

Mary Roberts Rinehart
Her name is synonymous with ingenious mystery. She is
the author of over sixty chilling masterworks, and her
millions of fans are a testament to her unequaled
skill at weaving intrigue adn villainy into
spine-tingling tales of suspence…

The Window At The White Cat
Attorney Jack Knox adored the beautiful Margery
Fleming, but unfortuntely she adored teh
less-than-reputable Harry Wardrop. If that wasn’t
enough of a headache for Jack, Margery’s father, a
corrupt poltician named Allen Fleming, suddenly
vanished. And when he discovered Fleming’s body at the
shoddy social club called the White Cat, things took a
decidedly nasty turn.

While Jack went looking for answers, Margery took
refuge with her two eccentic aunts, Lavina and Jane.
Now, in addtion to trying to find Fleming’s killer,
Jack was faced with the sudden, disappearance of Aunt
Jane. There was only one clue left behind–a bloody
hadnprint. Who would want to kill Aunt Jane and why?
Jack is sure of only one thing–he has to put the
pieces of this baffling puzzle together before someone
starts searching for his remains.

Library Sale


Here are the books I bought at a library sale:
Whirlwind by Nancy Martin
Hired Husband by Rebecca Brandewyne
An Encounter With Venus by Elizabeth Mansfield
Agent In Charge by Leigh Riker
Little Girl Lost by Marisa Carroll
A Child’s Wish by Tara Taylor Quinn
Silken Threads by Patrica Ryan
Pop-Up Dating by Natalie Stenzel
Blazing Star by Suzanne Ellison
Courthouse Steps by Ginger Chambers
A Scandalous Courtship by Gail Whitiker
Secret Passage by Amanda Stevens
The Virgin’s Secret Marriage by Cathy Gillen Thacker
The 6’1″ Grinch by Tiffany White
Flashback by Justine Davis
The Homecoming Hero Returns by Joan Elliott Pickart
A Double Wedding by Patrica Knoll
Bachelor’s Puzzle by Ginger Chambers
In Good Company by Theresa Southwick
When I say no, I Feel Guility by Manuel J. Smith, ph.D.
The House On Creek Road by Caron Todd
The One Who Almost Got Away by Alicia Scott
Casey’s Gamble by Eve Gaddy
Wifey by Judy Blume
The Missing Marchioness by Paula Marshall
An Important Family by Dorothy Eden
Melting The Icy Tycoon by Jan Colley
Forever And A Day by Connie Rinehold
Heart’s At Risk by Libby Hall
Just Pretending by Myrna Mackenzie
Lonely Millionaire by Carol Grace
Our Life Together: Inspirations For A Lifetime by Honor Books

All these only cost me $2.00

Marion Jones: Life In The Fast Lane


I am currently reading Marion Jones Life In The Fast Lane by Marion Jones and Kate Sekules.

Marion Jones Life In The Fast Lane
Marion Jones and Kate Sekules
207 pages

She is the first woman to win five track and field medals in a single Olympics. For the past six years, she has dominated national and international track and field. At 15, she was the fastest teenage sprinter in the United States, and not only went on to become an Olympic alternate, but also led North Carolina’s Lady Tar Heels college basketball team to a 1994 NCAA championship in her freshman year. An ambassador for her sport and a role model to millions, Marion Jones is also a fiercely independant woman who tackles the complications and struggles of life off the track with the same dedication and honesty she brings to her unparalleled athletic achievements.

Now here is her story on her terms and in her own words: the rigorous, uncompromising, 24/7 side of extreme athletic commitment. The hope–and pain–of her lifelong struggle to make peace with her father’s indifference. The truth behind one of track and field’s most recent controversies. And the hard work–and rewards–of juggling a top-level competitive career with motherhood, Candid, down-to-earth, and uniquely insightful, Marion Jones: Life in the Fast Lane is an inside look into the current boom in woman’s sports and a self-portrait of an athlete as real and complex as she is successful and inspiring.