Thursday, September 29, 2011

Angels Fall - Nora Roberts

I enjoyed this book enough to rent the dvd based on the book. Although I am sure it won't be nearly as good.

In this, Reese a top chef in Boston witness a shooting and almost dies herself. After recovering she flees Boston, always moving, always running. Her car breaks down in a small town called Angel's fist. (dumbest name ever by the way). There she takes a job being a short order cook at the local diner and starts to think about settling down. Then she witness a murder and it seems the only person who believes her is Brody, a fiction writer. Mysterious things start happening, making Reese think she has slipped mentally. Its up to her and Brody to get to the bottom of who is behind this and find out who the murder is and if the two are connected.

This honestly left me guess till the second it was revealed, which to me is the BEST. I hate knowing how a book is going to end. Nora has a usual writing style, which obviously I like. I do find that I need to take a break from here after a few books because...well it gets a old, guy meets girl, they have awesome sex, they fall in love. For some reason I am on kick, and she has written over 150 books. So it gives me stuff to read. They may not be literary greatness, but they are compelling, engaging reads. I do enjoy them. And this one was no exception.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

What the night knows - Dean Koontz

I enjoy a good Dean Koontz novel and this one was no exception .
Set somewhere in the US, a man who dealt with horrific events in his past that left him scared is trying to live a normal happy life with his wife, son and two daughters. All that changes when a murder investigation is eerily like one from some many years past. Now he has to come to terms with not a copy cat killer, but in fact something much more sinister. Now he is racing the calendar to find some way to protect his family from the same fate his parents and sisters were dealt all those years ago.

This was a great read, highly enjoyable...not scary.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Red Lily - Nora Roberts

Book three of the Garden Trilogy

In this third and final book we start finding answers to the Harper Bride. Who she is and why she haunts the Harper house. We also find Hayley and Harper finally noticing each other noticing each other. Its a cute dance they play right up till Hayley gets a big surprise. Things are complicated enough, with out the ghost taking residence inside Hayley. Together they race to uncover the truth of what happened all those years ago.

Black Rose - Nora Roberts

Book two in the Garden Trilogy.

In this we continue where we left off in Blue Delila - focusing on Rosaline Harper. She has raised three fantastic boys, had two marriages, one wonderful one not so wonderful. She has a beautiful garden center she built from the ground up and has recently acquired two new best friends. Life is content and happy for her. Enter Mitch. He is helping with the family history, ghost hunting they have found themselves in. Mitch and Roz go back and forth finally just forward. But, the resident ghost has another idea in mind.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Blue Dahlia - Nora Roberts

I enjoyed this. I have a black thumb, everything I even dream of planting dies before I get it home. That being said, I envy and love a beautiful garden. Especially ones that don't look like they are landscaped to perfection. So with all the terms and descriptions of gardens and flowers and soil, I could practically smell the manure, I loved this. I also loved the dynamics between the three main woman, Stella, Roz and Hailey and of course the three men who they will each fall for (it is a trilogy) this one is Stella's and Logan the sexy landscaper is hers. She has two sons from a previous marriage and is scared to fall in love, but he isn't. Its a great story of love after tragedy. I can't wait to start on the next two.

Birthright - Nora Roberts

As an archaeologist, Callie Dunbrook knows a lot about the past. But her own past is about to be called into question. Recruited for her expertise on the Antietam Creek dig, she encounters danger - as a cloud of death and misfortune hangs over the project, and rumors fly that the site is cursed. She finds a passion that feels equally dangerous, as she joins forces in her work with her irritating, but irresistible, ex-husband, Jake. And when a strange woman approaches her, claiming to know a secret about Callie's privileged Boston childhood, some startling and unsettling questions are raised about her very identity.

Searching for answers, trying to rebuild, Callie finds that there are deceptions and sorrows that refuse to stay buried. And as she struggles to put the pieces back together, she discovers that the healing process comes with consequences - and that there are people who will do anything to make sure the truth is never revealed.- Product description. 

I enjoy Nora Roberts - as I believe I have said before in this blog. Her books are often predictable, but there is always something new to explore with her. Whether you are jumping into a brush fire, running a winery, or digging up bones. I think that is why I enjoy reading her, even if the books having the same sappy happy endings. Because Nora writes from the heart, and if she doesn't personally know the subject matter, she makes sure she does when she sets out to right the story. I admire that.

This book was about and archaeologist who is fighting three battles. One she is trying to find dig up a settlement that is over 5,000 years old, and the locals are not so accommodating. She is trying to figure out who she really is after some difficult family questions come to surface and she is working with her ex-husband who tore her heart in two and stomped on it for good measure. Its a turn pager to see which one of the battles wear her down.

It was and enjoyable book!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Insatiable - Meg Cabot

This was a fun book. And it had a few twists that I really enjoyed.
Meena is a writer for a soap opera called Insatiable and their rating are suffering because of another station has a soap called Lust and they have...Vampires. Meena wants nothing to do with them. She hates them and the whole culture. She thinks Society has gone vampire crazy.

But when she meets a Prince, the perfect guy, well lets just say he has a very dark secrete. Like being the Prince of Darkness. Now it seems she can't get away from from vampires. The real liver er dead ones anyway.

Very enjoyable book, it took awhile to get into/read, but once I was in I was hooked. She is an enjoyable writer!

Elsewhere - Gabrielle Zevin

This book was okay. I was too impressed but it wasn't awful either. In this Liz dies in a traffic accident. When she gets to Elsewhere she has a hard time adjusting. She wants to go back to her old life. When she learns that everyone in Elsewhere is actually aging backward (from the time of death to newborn) and then is reborn on Earth, she actually gets sadder. She will never see 16, never get her drivers license, never get married. 
In away its a book on maturing. As I said, I didn't hate it but I am not running out to find other books by the author either. 


Sunday, September 4, 2011

What happened to goodbye - Sarah Dessen

I enjoy all Sarah Dessen books, and this one was no expeption.

Mclean Sweet has started over, a lot. She is pretty use to being the new kid and always finds herself reinventing herself. A drama queen, a cheerleader, an all around volunteer. In Jackson, she has a hard time figuring out who she wants to be. Before she can decide it is chosen for her. She will be...herself. In doing such, she makes friends for the first time. People she actually cares about. Making it so much harder, to say goodbye.