Thank you for your kind words! Naste'
Books I've enjoyed lately:
South of Superior by Ellen Airgood - A 35 year-old woman abandoned as a young child returns to the Upper Penisula of Michigan where the mother that dumped her came from. She explores the past, reinvents herself and ends up renovating a historic hotel. Much local small town color - I loved all the hard scrabble crusty UP characters..
Dinner with Anna Karenina by Gloria Goldreich. 6 women in NYC and their monthly book club, where they find much resonance in both the books and each other.
Happy Now? by Katherine Shonk. Claire Kessler, artist and home stager, receovers after her husband's suicide. A very believable portrait of denial, acceptance, hurting and healing.
Before I Go to Sleep by S J Watson. Amnesia, which can be a cliched premise, is not hokey in this suspenseful thriller. Every day Christine wakes up not recognizing her husband or home until Dr. Nash suggests she keep a daily journal, which she keeps hidden from her husband. (British)
Summer's Child by Diane Chamberlain. An 11 year-old girl (Daria) finds a newborn baby on the beach in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Her Catholic family adopts the baby. 20 years later, the host of an investigative TV show who was once best friends with Daria returns to KDH determined to solve the mystery of Shelley's parentage. Lots of red herrings but good escapist romantic suspense.
I am a retired librarian with a life long addiction to good fiction.
Also want to mention Laura Lippman - she writes mysteries and thrillers usually set in Baltimore; I just started The Most Dangerous Thing; so far, so good!
I love reading Diane Chamberlain's books and have read many of them. This week I dedicated my reading to four Lucinda Pierce books by Diane Fanning.
The Trophy Exchange; Mistaken Identity, Punish The Deed; Twisted Reason. They are absolutely phenomenal with constant action. You barely have time to understand how she gets herself out one volatile situation before she is involved in another. Lucinda is a fast thinker and I really like that in a fictional cop character. Usually the middle chapters of books are slow and fact filling readying for the climax, but Fannings' Pierce books middle chapters are fast and exciting. No down time.
Wow. Thank you, Shirley. I am so glad you enjoyed the books.
I have tried to read a couple unknown (to me) authors the past few days, but in both books I lost focus after 3rd chapter. Tried a couple times to go back to them and finish reading. But it wasn't happening. I won't name them here just say, I hate it when that happens! I downloaded 'Rapture of Omega' by Stacy Dittrich and reading it now.
I'm a Christian reader and writer of Christian crime fiction. I love a classic murder mystery, detective stories and romantic suspense with lots of action scenes.
My favorite authors are J. Mark Bertrand (Roland March series), Robert Liparulo (Comes A Horseman and Germ), Steven James (Patrick Bowers series), Mark Young (Revenge), Sibella Giorello (Raleigh Harmon series), James Scott Bell (Ty Buchanan series). A Christian cop story writer I've just discovered is Janice Cantore (The Kevlar Heart).
My novels are historical romantic suspense (with tons of action) set on the south shore of Long Island, NY in 1946/47. BURNING HEARTS is the first in the series and GOODBYE NOEL will release December 15th.