Archive for February, 2008

Take One For Murder

02/26/2008
I am currently reading Take One For Murder by Eileen Fulton.

Take One For Murder
Eileen Fulton
Mystery
249 pages
Copyright 1988
ISBN- 0-8041-0194-9

Beautiful Nina McFall, star of television’s hottest soap, “The Turning Seasons,” has an unerring instinct for stumbling into mystery and mayhem. When the show’s despotic producer is murdered, Nina turns amateur sleuth, joining forces with Detective Lieutenant Dino Rossi to solve the crime. But she soon discovers that she’s become number one on the hit list of a killer who wants to make sure she’s written out of the script…permanently.

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Dance With Me

02/20/2008

Dance With Me

Luanne Rice

Fiction

285 pages

Dance with Me resonates with the magic and mystery of human relationships…and the real beauty of the human heart.

Jane Porter has always been a free spirit, as wild and beautiful as the vast acres of apple orchards in rural Twin Rivers, Rhode Island — the town forever etched upon her heart. Now, fourteen years after she left it behind, Jane is unexpectedly drawn home to her mother and only sister. Dylan Chadwick has come back too, shedding the steely exterior he wore as a federal agent in order to follow in the footsteps of his apple-farming father and escape the memories of the life he once lived.

Amid this landscape of loss and renewal, of families struggling to find their way back together with an innocent young girl as their lodestone, a haunting story about small-town secrets unfolds. Dance with Me explores emotional connections at their very core, with acute insights into the ties between mothers and daughters, sisters and lovers that will resonate for a long time to come.

Books I bought at a garage sale

02/19/2008

Guradian Of The Heart by Caroline Courtney
Love Unmasked by Caroline Courtney
A Wager For Love by Caroline Courtney
Duchess In Disguise by Caroline Courtney
Dangerous Engagement by Caroline Courntney
The Fortunes Of Love by Caroline Courtney
Mistress Of The Sheikh by Sandra Marton
Looking For Mr. Claus by Dawn Stewardson
The Wedding Bargain by Emily French
Blessing In Diguise by Eileen Coudge
The Sultan’s Bought Bride by Jane Porter
Never Say Diet Book by Richard Simmons

My Sister’s Keeper

02/13/2008

My Sister’s Keeper
Jodi Picoult
Fiction
423 pages

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness.

Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate — a life and a role that she has never challenged…until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister — and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves.

My Sister’s Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child’s life, even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you? Once again, in My Sister’s Keeper, Jodi Picoult tackles a controversial real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity.

Book Of The Dead

02/12/2008

I am currently listening to Book Of The Dead by Patrica Cornwell read by Mary Stuart Masterson.

Book Of The Dead
Patricia Cornwell

Thriller

Audio Book
Bestseller Cornwell’s 15th novel to feature Dr. Kay Scarpetta (after 2005’s Predator) delivers her trademark grisly crime scenes, but lacks the coherence and emotional resonance of earlier books. Soon after relocating to Charleston, S.C., to launch a private forensics lab, Scarpetta is asked to consult on the murder of U.S. tennis star Drew Martin, whose mutilated body was found in Rome. Contradictory evidence leaves Scarpetta, the Italian carabinieri and Scarpetta’s lover, forensic psychologist Benton Wesley, stumped. But when she discovers unsettling connections between Martin’s murder, the body of an unidentified South Carolina boy and her old nemesis, the maniacal psychiatrist Dr. Marilyn Self, Scarpetta encounters a killer as deadly as any she’s ever faced. With her recent switch from first- to third-person narration, Cornwell loses what once made her series so compelling: a window into the mind of a strong, intelligent woman holding her own in a profession dominated by men. Here, the abrupt shifts in point of view slow the momentum, and the reader flounders in excessive forensic minutiae.

Forever And A Day

02/10/2008

Forever And A Day
Connie Rinehold
Historical Romance
374 pages

He defied the boundries of time…

He thundered out of the moonlit mist, out of her dreams, and onto the deserted English road leading to the inn she had crossed the ocean to claim. Dark and brooding astride his dappled silver steed, he watched as she arrived to take possession of the inn. His inn. On the outside, boarderd up and deserted for a century. On the inside, warm, welcoming, and waiting for her, and for the phantom who had destroyed her dreams by becoming real and challenging her to love him.

…To Love Her Again

He was Dante de Vere, the legendary highwayman, condemmed to hover between life and death, to wait in the shadows for his beloved to return to him. When she does return she is not the lover he remembers from a century ago. She is bolder, determined to be independent, to deny her own dreams and immortal love decreed by destiny. His Bess is called Betina now, a passionate beauty who can give him life–and death–with an embrace. Dante had cursed the Fates when he lost her. Now he would challenge the past to keep from losing her again.

Books I bought at a garage sale

02/09/2008

Here are the books I bought at the garage sale:
Caught by Kristen Hardy- Harlequin Blaze
Redwell by Brian Jacques- Fantasy
Hero In The Shadows by David Gemmell- Fantasy
The Reef By Nora Roberts- Fiction
Beyond The Hanging Wall by Sara Douglass- Fantasy
The Long Patrol by Brain Jacques- Fantasy
Flee The Captor by Herbert Ford- Fiction
Angels And Outlaws by Lori Wilde- Harlequin Blaze
Elvis And Me by Priscilla Beaulieu Presley with Sandra Harmon-Non-Fiction
Full Circle by Shannon Hollis-Harlequin Blaze
Destiny’s Hand by Lori Wilde-Harlequin Blaze
Columbus & Cortez, Conquerors for Christ by John Eidsmoe-Historical Fiction
The Luckiest Girl by Beverly Cleary-Young Adult
Into Temptation by Jeanie London- Harlequin Blaze
Lord Brocktree by Brain Jacques-Fantasy
Salamandastron by Brain Jacques- Fantasy
Loamhedge by Brian Jacques-Fantasy
Mattimeo by Brian Jacques-Fantasy
Exiles Return by Raymond E. Feist- Fantasy
Mossflower by Brian Jacques-Fantasy
Hidden Gems by Carrie Alexander-Harlequin Blaze

The Brain Jacques books are part of a series.

Books I bought

02/07/2008

Kiss And Tell by Dale Hudson- True Crime

Rising Sun by Michael Chichton- Suspense

The Quest by Wilbour Smith- Historical Fiction

Hard To Handle by Lori Foster- Contemporary Romance

Books I bought

02/05/2008

Falling For You Again by Catherine Palmer and Gary Chapman

A Lady Of High Regard by Tracie Peterson

Whispers Along The Rails by Judith Miller

The Land Of Promise by Al & Joanna Lacy

In The Company Of Secrets by Judith Miller

Written In Bone

02/05/2008

Written In Bone
Simon Beckett
Suspence
328 pages

“I took the skull from its evidence bag and gently set it on the stainless steel table. ‘Tell me who you are. . . .’ ” With this silent plea, forensic expert Dr. David Hunter ignites a harrowing murder investigation on a windswept Scottish island, and a tale of menace, sexuality, and revenge unravels—along with the chilling message that a killer has…

Dr. David Hunter should be in London with the woman he loves and a past he can’t quite shake off. Instead, as a favor to a beleaguered cop, Hunter travels to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides to inspect a baffling set of remains. A forensic anthropologist, he has seen bodies destroyed by all forms of violence, but even he is surprised at what he finds: human remains burned beyond recognition—all within the confines of an otherwise undamaged, unoccupied cottage. Local police want to rule the death accidental. But Hunter’s examination of the victim’s charred skull tells him that this woman, no doubt a stranger to the close-knit island of Runa, was murdered by someone nearby.

Within days, two more people are dead by fire. Hunter’s job is to coax the dead into telling their stories—but now that he’s beginning to hear them, he is staggered by the truth. Working with only the barest of clues, he peels back the layers of mysteries past and present, exposing the tangle of secrets at the heart of this strange community—from the deceptions of a wealthy couple to the bitterness of an ex-cop and the secrets of a lonely single mother—as a tale of rage and perversion comes full circle…then explodes in a series of violent acts andshocking twists.