Tuesday, June 11, 2013

17. XO

LOVED it! But I love all Jeffrey Deaver books. This is the new Kathryn Dance book. This is about a stalker who is in love with the new hottest young female singer (I picture Taylor Swift).

Must read!

16. Lost December

When Luke Crisp graduates from business school, his father, CEO and co-founder of Fortune 500 Crisp’s Copy Centers, is ready to share some good news: he wants to turn the family business over to his son. But Luke has other plans. Taking control of his trust fund, Luke leaves home to pursue a life of reckless indulgence.

But when his funds run out, so do his friends. Humbled, alone, and too ashamed to ask his father for help, Luke secretly takes a lowly job at one of his father’s copy centers. There he falls in love with a struggling single mother and begins to understand the greatest source of personal joy.

Lost December is Richard Paul Evans’s modern-day holiday version of the biblical story of the prodigal son, a powerful tale of redemption, hope, and the true meaning of love.

OK story - although I really don't remember it now. So maybe not so great.

15. Calling all Invisible Women

   A mom in her early fifties, Clover knows she no longer turns heads the way she used to, and she's only really missed when dinner isn't on the table on time. Then Clover wakes up one morning to discover she's invisible--truly invisible. She panics even more when her family doesn't notice a thing. 
Her best friend immediately observes the change, which relieves Clover immensely--she's not losing her mind after all!--but she is crushed by the realization that neither her husband nor her children ever truly look at her. She was invisible even before she knew it.  
Clover discovers that there are others like her, women of a certain age who seem to have disappeared.  As she uses her invisibility to get to know her family and her town better, Clover leads the way in helping invisible women become recognized and appreciated no matter what their role.  

Okay - I give it 2 stars.

14. The Third Gate

This is about an archaeological dig trying to find a mummy gone horribly wrong. Didn't love it.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

13. Beach Colors

Good summer read about the beach, childhood friends who reconnect, a career gone bankrupt due to a weasel of a husband who steals all the money, and an unexpected love. Just good fun!

12. The Innocent

I liked this book. Great characters. Who doesn't love a hit man who gets a heart?? Great action and plot with a lot of mystery to uncover. 

America has enemies--ruthless people that the police, the FBI, even the military can't stop. That's when the U.S. government calls on Will Robie, a stone cold hitman who never questions orders and always nails his target. 
But Will Robie may have just made the first--and last--mistake of his career . . . 
It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable. He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.
Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a fourteen-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway-her parents were murdered, and her own life is in danger. Against all of his professional habits, Robie rescues her and finds he can't walk away. He needs to help her.
Even worse, the more Robie learns about the girl, the more he's convinced she is at the center of a vast cover-up, one that may explain her parents' deaths and stretch to unimaginable levels of power. 
Now, Robie may have to step out of the shadows in order to save this girl's life . . . and perhaps his own.

11. Scarlett

This is the 2nd time that I have read this book. I LOVE it and I LOVE the movie with Joanna Whaley and Timothy Dalton (my favorite Edward Rochester & Heathcliff). This book is a continuation of the original Gone with the Wind book. Highly recommend!!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

10. Odd Interlude

This is my first book by Dean Koontz (I think) at least with his Odd Thomas character. I have been wanting to get read about this character for some time. Odd Thomas is a fry cook who lives in California and can see the spirits of the dead. They can't talk to him but can make signs etc.. He has other gifts that lead him on to help others with their problems involving the supernatural. He is a likeable character who does not like his gifts and he expects to die at any time.

I can't wait to read more. Although I need to start at the beginning as there are many Odd books.

I am alive!!

You will be glad to know that I am not dead! I have just experienced the BUSIEST 4 months of my life.
1. helping Britt pack her house.
2. Britt gives birth to grandson Henry on 1-26-13!!
3. Harrison and family are living with us.
4. Britt and family move in.
5. Harrison and family move out.
6. Harrison closes on house & we help them move.
7. Emily gives birth to grandson Zachary on 3-5-13!!!
8. Britt and family move to Branson Missouri.
9. We are jobless and job hunting.
10. We get our house ready to sell.
11. I go to visit Britt in Branson  - twice.
12. We go to visit Mark's parents in Florida.
13. We celebrate 30 years of marriage with a beach trip to Myrtle Beach.
14. We are keeping our house "show ready" everyday.
These are just the highlights!!!!!!!!!!

So to catch up...