Saturday, May 26, 2007

"Reader Reviews"

You Have the Right to Remain Puzzled by: Parnell Hall
Once again Cora runs into trouble as the Puzzle Lady. How can she defend herself against charges of theft and plagiarism without also admitting she doesn't actually construct the puzzles that appear under her name. When she is framed for the murder of her accuser she needs all her talents as a amateur sleuth to keep herself out of jail.

A Woman Betrayed by: Barbara Delinsky
After 20 years of marriage, you'd think you'd know your spouse pretty well. But when Laura's husband Jeff disappears, Laura realizes she didn't know Jeff at all, especially when the IRS tells Laura that Jeff has stolen money. Then Laura finds out Jeff had an affair as well before his disappearance. Laura shows resiliance in her overturned life and works hard to create a new future for herself and two children.

Double Dealer by: Barbara Taylor McCafferty
This series is about twins Bert & Nan. Each twin alternates in writing a chapter. In this book a crooked flea market vendor is murdered. Bert's daughter Ellie is the suspect. Bert & Nan set out to prove Ellie's innocence.

True to Form by: Elizabeth Berg
Set in the early 60's, this is a coming-to-age story of "Army brat" Katie.
Katie, wanting to be accepted by the in-crowd of her new school, must deal with the consequences of her behavior of betrayal to her true friend Cynthia.

Murder Gets a Life by: Anne George
Soon after MaryAlice meets her new daughter-in-law Sunshine, MaryAlice finds a dead body in Sunshine's trailer. Sunshine has also disappeared. MaryAlice and her sister Patricia Anne set out to solve the murder and find Sunshine. In the process, they are kidnapped.

The Nanny Diaries by: Emma McLaughlin
21-year-old Nan works part-time as a Nanny for 4-year old Grayor as she completes her Senior year of college working on a child development
degree. What begins as a 12-hour weekly job grows into a 40 to 50 -hour job as she caters to the whims of Mrs. X, Grayor's mother, who is so self-absorbed she has little time for Grayor .

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

"Reader Reviews"

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the night-time by: Mark Haddon
When Christopher, a autistic boy, finds a dead dog he decides to find out what happened. His
investigation uncovers secret informtion about his mother.

American Appetites by: Joyce Carol Oates
50 year old Ian loves Glynnis. But when he does a good deed for for a younger woman, and doesn't tell Glynnis, Ian's world falls apart. His not telling has dire consequences he never could have imagined.

A Redbird Christmas by: Fanie Flagg
Oscar needs to leave Chicago and find a lung-healthy town, so says his doctor. He finds that town in Lost River, Georgia, as well as new friends and a new hobby, painting.

The Highly Effective Detective by: Richard Yancy
After his mom dies, leaving him a hefty inheritance, Teddy Ruzak quits his security job to open up his own detective agency. He hires waitress Felicia as his secretary. Their first case is to solve the hit- and- rundeath of goslings. This case dovetails with a murder that leads to two more murders. You will not be disappointed by this read. It's witty, engaging, and well written.

The Undomestic Goddess by: Sophie Kinsella
Workaholic Samantha makes 500 pounds an hour as a lawyer but has no life, no free time, no weekends. After loosing her firm 5 million pounds, she is fired and becomes a very inept housekeper. She's never avoided challenges so she learns to cook, and clean and finds love in the process.

Eat Cake by: Jeanne Ray
When Ruthie is stressed , she bakes cakes. When her husband Sam loses his job, Ruthie turns her avocation into a vocation and, with the help of her bickering parents and business-smart 16 -year -old daughter, begins a business called "Eat Cake." A most enjoyable book.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

"Reader Reviews"

Superchick Say Ooh La La by Robin Gunn
If you like to hear about going to Paris, the friendship that the girls made and how it came full circle from life before they met and then their life at the end; then this is a very good book.