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Fragile (Jones Cooper), by Lisa Unger

The story opens with a Police Officer throwing a bundle into an abandoned well, then shoveling dirt to cover it completely.... The story flashes back to a month earlier.
The reader learns how the past has shaped every character and affected their present day relationships. A girl has gone missing in The Hollows, a small town about two hours away from New York, a small town where some secrets and gossip never die.



Veil of Night: A Novel, by Linda Howard

This is about an event coordinator named Jaclyn who is having a very busy week with six weddings in five days and a bride from hell to deal with in the meantime. It is a light hearted romantic suspense full of suspense, humor and drama. Predictable but fun.


Last Night at Chateau Marmont: A Novel, by Lauren Weisberger

Brooke and Julian are a Manhattan couple who have been married five years. She is a nutritionist working two jobs to support the dreams of her talented, musician husband. When Sony comes to him with a recording contract and his career begins to take off the stress and strain on the relationship quickly take their toll.


Carry Me Home: A Novel, by Sandra Kring

Carry Me Home is such a touching, inspiring story. Earl"Earwig" Gundersen, 16 years old, is mentally slow due to a high fever as a baby, but he is one of the wisest characters I have read. You will relish every word, cry and laugh and absorb all emotions this wonderful book has to offer. VERY SPECIAL READ!



I'd Know You Anywhere: A Novel, by Laura Lippman,

At fifteen years old, Eliza Bennett was kidnapped and held for 6 weeks. She became the only victim of Walter Bowman who was not killed. Years later after moving on with her life, happily married with two children, she received a letter from him as he sat on Death Row. The book flashes back and forth from the kidnapping to the present. More characters are introduced into the storyline as the book progresses, creating a chilling portrait of a mad man who still haunts Eliza and her family.




EXPLOSION IN PARIS, by L. M. PIRRUNG,


I JUST LOVED THIS BOOK!! "What if, everything you knew suddenly seemed like a nightmare?" A fight for life book. Reading this book was like opening a window into my heart and soul. It was an alluring, multi-dimensional story, a witty, double-edged tale of intrigue, romance and French culture. What could have been a mournful, hopelessly bleak story, (the way it started), but instead perseverance, and sheer will turned adversity into an uplifting tale of triumph of the human spirit. The author unveils the mask of evil in the grizzly details of a murderer who murders to get control. This provides a suspenseful backdrop to a beautiful love story and the ideal essence of life. Angie remained in a state of emotional limbo of quiet desperation until she met Ross, who was everything Mitch wasn't. The emotional tension with the blossoming friendship with Ross and then the possibility of forbidden love kept me on an emotional high then my heart pounded louder and harder as the storyline switched gears leading to a threatening, dark, dangerous place, hence "EXPLOSION" in EXPLOSION IN PARIS. Never go on a boat alone with someone you don't trust!! Angie's soaring spirit rose above the atrocities she'd endured to embrace life and struggle to find a life of her own outside of the emotional prison that Mitch was determined to keep her in. I was totally immersed in the life she'd carved out for herself, even envied her! I was intrigued by so many of Angie's unexpected maneuvers to seek justice for Mitch's murderous tasks. There were tons of surprises that kept me entertained and attached to the book. The light-hearted humor throughout in conversations along with witty, playful banter added such depth to the characters. The dialog was completely entertaining and kept me chuckling, if not laughing out loud. There were many memorable, profound quotes I enjoyed. "Life is CHOOSING to love." "We need to forgive ourselves and everyone else for NOT being perfect." "We are all looking for the Fairy Tale. When it doesn't come, we try to create it." I love the tidbits of philosophy throughout. The background story is cleverly woven into the storyline without slowing down the pace of the plot and the dramatic events take the story in a whole new direction and kept me hooked and in a trance. The reckoning came when Angie saw to it that Mitch was forced to face his demons. In a world of endless, been there, done that romance, far out, unimaginable science fiction and unbelievable vampires, witches and werewolves, this amazing voice of real life, inspiration, believability and depth presents a deliciously satisfying, unforgettable, intriguing, riveting story that is worth reading and remembering! This one could change the way you see yourself and the world.
An exquisite gem of a book! This is one of my all time FAVORITE BOOKS!




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I LOVE ALL OF FERN MICHAEL'S BOOKS!



World Without End, Vanish (Jane Rizzoli, Book 5), Beautiful Lies (Ridley Jones), From a Distance (Timber Ridge Reflections, Book 1), Cracked Hearts: The Story of Ultimate Betrayal and Love, Hide in Plain Sight (Three Sisters Inn, Book 1), The Moses Expedition: A Novel, Maybe This Time, The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries), Wet Desert, a Novel, Return to Paradise, Wolf Hall, Sh-t My Dad Says, 1022 Evergreen Place, The Cobra, Wanted (Pretty Little Liars, Book 8), The Glass Castle: A Memoir, Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 10), Dancing In The Moonlight (Silhouette Special Edition), The Lion, The Good Daughters: A Novel, Skippy Dies: A Novel, Map of Bones (Sigma Force), A Dangerous Fortune, A Very Private Gentleman: A Novel, Never Let Me Go, Finding Perfect (Fool's Gold, Book 3), Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 2), Torment (Fallen, Book 2),

KINDLE: Never Let Me Go, Exclusive (Godmothers Book 2), EXPLOSION IN PARIS, Map of Bones with Bonus Excerpt from Altar of Eden, Hide In Plain Sight, Maybe This Time, From a Distance (Timber Ridge Reflections, Book 1), Wet Desert, a Novel, Midnight Crystal: Book Three in the Dreamlight Trilogy (Harmony 7), The Surgeon (with Bonus Content): A Rizzoli & Isles Novel, Deed To Death, Tough Customer: A Novel, 1022 Evergreen Place (Cedar Cove)

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