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LOVE YOU MORE, Love You More: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel: A Dectective D. D. Warren Novel (Detective D.D. Warren Book 5)
-Lisa Gardner-

Review By L. A. Matthews
From BOOKS GALORE CLUB

What an opener! State Trooper, Tessa Leoni, calls the police to report that she has just killed her husband, Brian Darby, in self defense. Leoni has the marks of a beating to show for it. But that story begins to collapse almost immediately. Sophie, Leoni's six-year-old daughter, is missing from the house, and Leoni seems unable to account for Sophie's whereabouts. While her injuries are consistent with a beating, those who know Darby insist that he was incapable of violence, and certainly not deliberate acts of spousal abuse. When a number of major discoveries seem to disprove Leoni's claim of self-defense, she is arrested.
Lisa Gardner knows how to grab the reader with both hands and keeps the reader in a strong hold from page to page. There’s interesting interaction between detectives D.D. Warren and her partner Bobby Dodge, who is also her past love interest and who is now married to someone else with a baby.

LOVE YOU MORE is ultimately a thriller / mystery / suspense revealing that things are not as they seem. Gardner is at the top of her game with this one. Gardner should always be on your “must read” list!




THE APPRENTICE, The Apprentice: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
-Tess Gerritsen-

Review By L. A. Matthews
From BOOKS GALORE CLUB

THE APPRENTICE is chilling! What a ride! There was a lot of research done in order to create such realistic crime scenes. The descriptions of the autopsies are visuals that were hard for me to get out of my head! Excellent writing!

A year after Detective Jane Rizzoli saw Warren Hoyt, serial killer, was put away, Boston is breaking out with more murders, only this time it's husband and wife victims. There is a clue that resembles Hoyt's MO but Jane is the only one who seems to see it. Clues lead the reader to suspect someone who works in the hospital. Suddenly something changes and only women are murdered. The Dominator has a partner and between the two of them the murder rate starts doubling. Things begin to point to a new victim being set up, Rizzoli herself.

You can’t beat Tess Gerritsen for accuracy and terror!




EXPLOSION IN PARIS, EXPLOSION IN PARIS
-Linda Masemore Pirring-



Review By L.A. Matthews
From BOOKS GALORE CLUB


Listen To Your Heart!
The cover was eye-catching; the premise was amazing, intense, and spine-tingling and the author has received plenty of praise. I devoured this beautiful book in one sitting! It was amazing, just like the reviews promised! Full of likeable, (except one), and complex characters, unrequited love, romance, and tension, this one had me flipping the pages as fast as humanly possible. While this book is technically labeled as adult, it is relatively clean and it could be read by a teen without fear of inappropriate language or overly
graphic sexual content.

This book puts a thumb on the pulse of what every woman fears. It is a luminous, heartbreaking novel that captures both the piercing pain of loss and the remarkable power of hope. The author tells an unforgettable story about the resilience of the human heart, and the courage it takes to overcome the struggle to survive evil and move on to triumph.

Can anyone survive the wreckage? Do we dare to entertain the idea that hope can emerge from such darkness? These are the questions motivated by this momentous and poignant novel. Devastating and heartbreaking, EXPLOSION IN PARIS is as difficult to read as it is to put down. I cannot begin to describe in words the impact this haunting novel had on me. What I can say, for sure, is that all who read this will relate in some way; all will feel heartache; all will be better for having experienced Angela’s journey.

Intense, heart-wrenching and intriguing, the action takes you down the home stretch and careens to a surprising and satisfying conclusion.

It’s hard to fit this into only one genre slot, literary, mystery, suspense, romance, inspiration…thriller…
Hang onto your seat! You are in for a treat!



NIGHT ROAD, Night Road
Kristin Hannah


Review By L.A. Matthews
From BOOKS GALORE CLUB


I loved this book! Lexi Baill was a mother addicted to heroin. Don’t stop reading!! It gets so much better!! She was in multiple foster homes until her great aunt claimed her. Now in Washington state, she makes a friend, Mia Faraday, also a bit of a misfit. The author told a wonderful story about love, acceptance, anger, loss and ultimately forgiveness.

The buildup to a tragic and painful fateful night was filled with both Lexi's sad background and the drastic change in her life that brought her into the Farraday's world. The conclusion worked out perfectly and will push all your buttons until you are a mess! Kristin Hannah is quite the writer! Don’t miss this one!


KEYS TO THE CASTLE, Keys to the Castle
Donna Ball


Review By L. A. Matthews
From BOOKS GALORE CLUB


Charming and delightful relative light read, KEYS TO THE CASTLE is a wonderful escape into a world that we might conjure up in our dreams.

Forty-six year old Sara Graves was swept off her feet by a dashing French poet, married him in spite of her busy, busy schedule and three weeks later….he was gone…dead! What a beginning! She makes her way from North Carolina to France in her mortified grief. Duty called as she needed to settle Daniel Orsay’s estate.

Daniel's best friend, handsome Ash Lindeman, and family attorney, flies home to London from Hong King then to Rondelais, France to meet Daniel's widow.

Taxes and upkeep of a huge 400 year old castle are overwhelming discoveries, not to mention Michele and her five year old daughter she claims is Daniel’s. (He denied.)
Ash owns a portion of the estate and Sara the rest. There is plenty of drama and unplanned love and all that that implies.

This was a pleasure to read and parts of it took my breath away.





DREAMS OF JOY, Dreams of Joy: A Novel
Lisa See


Review By L. A. Matthews
From BOOKS GALORE CLUB


Continuing from May and Pearl, two Chinese sisters, who escaped to America at the beginning of World War 11, in "Shanghai Girls", their daughter, Joy, had decided to make a trip to China with hopes of finding her biological father there.

The sisters’ lives in California weren’t easy but they learned to love their adopted country and managed to keep a deeply guarded secret about the birth of Joy until twenty years later.

Her birth father is a well-known artist in Shanghai. After the shock of discovering he even has a daughter, he seems genuinely happy to know her. She travels with him to the village of Green Dragon where she joins a commune and falls in love with a young peasant farmer.

Mao’s “Great Leap Forward” was an interesting tidbit about the Chinese history that really added a lot of detail to the background story, the way the government treated the people. They made farmers grow crops that didn't succeed, allowing the government to run farms with no experience in planting and harvesting food, which lead to famine, hypocrisy and corruption. There was,(and still is) more concern with quantity and speed over quality.

This is a very interesting and fascinating book, as was SNOWFLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN and SHANGHAI GIRLS. I highly recommend!







~LISA GARDNER~



1)LOVE YOU MORE, 2)LIVE TO TELL,Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel (Detective D.D. Warren Book 4) 3)THE NEIGHBOR,The Neighbor: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel 4) HIDE, Hide: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel (Detective D.D. Warren Book 2), 5)THE PERFECT HUSBAND,The Perfect Husband: An FBI Profiler Novel, 6)ALONE, Alone: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel (Detective D.D. Warren Book 1)



~TESS GERRITSEN~



7)THE APPRENTICE, 8)THE SILENT GIRL,The Silent Girl (with bonus short story Freaks): A Rizzoli & Isles Novel, 9)ICE COLD, Ice Cold: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel, 10)THE SURGEON, The Surgeon (with Bonus Content): A Rizzoli & Isles Novel, 11)THE KEEPSAKE,The Keepsake: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel, 12)THE SINNER, The Sinner: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel, 13)VANISH, Vanish: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel




~HARLAN COBEN~



14)GONE FOR GOOD, Gone for Good, 15)CAUGHT,Caught, 16)LIVE WIRE, Live Wire (Myron Bolitar Book 10)




~L. M. PIRRUNG~



17)EXPLOSION IN PARIS,



~DEANNA RAYBOURNE~



20)DARK ROAD TO DARJEELING, Dark Road to Darjeeling (A Lady Julia Mystery Book 4), 21)SILENT IN THE GRAVE, Silent in the Grave (A Lady Julia Grey Novel), 22)SILENT IN THE SANCTUARY, Silent in the Sanctuary (A Lady Julia Grey Novel), 23)SILENT IN THE MOOR, Silent on the Moor (A Lady Julia Grey Novel), 24)THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST, The Dead Travel Fast




~SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE~



25)NIGHT ROAD, 26)THE GOODBYE QUILT, The Goodbye Quilt, 27)THE PEACH KEEPER, The Peach Keeper: A Novel, 28)STILLWATCH, Stillwatch, 29)SISTER, Sister: A Novel, 30)UNBROKEN, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, 31) JULIE AND JULIA, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, 32)MY LIFE IN FRANCE, My Life in France, 33)DOC, Doc: A Novel, 34)A TIMELY ALIBI, 35)STATE OF WONDER, State of Wonder, 36)LOST IN SHANGRI-LA, Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II, 37)I’LL WALK ALONE, I'll Walk Alone: A Novel, 38)THE BIRD SISTERS, The Bird Sisters: A Novel, 39)THE WARLOCK, The Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Book 5), 40)JESUS CALLING, Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence, 41)MY ONE AND ONLY, My One and Only (Hqn Romance), 42)SOUTHERN COMFORT, Southern Comfort, 2030, 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America, MAINE, Maine




~WANT TO READ~



43)THEODORE BOONE, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, 44)INCOGNITO, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, 45)BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP, Before I Go To Sleep: A Novel, 46)SILVER GIRL, Silver Girl: A Novel, 47)AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, Against All Enemies, 48)PORTRAIT OF A SPY, Portrait of a Spy (Gabriel Allon Book 11), THE VIOLETS OF MARCH, The Violets of March: A Novel



~ANOTHER SPECIAL FIND~



49) KEYS TO THE CASTLE,


~HAVING READ SNOWFLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN AND SHANGHAI GIRLS by Lisa See~

50) DREAMS OF JOY,

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