Thursday, September 1, 2016

Summer Reading list for September

Dear Readers,

Okay so it isn't really summer anymore, but I know that September has some great weather for reading.  (Really what month doesn't)  So I thought I would finish the Summer list.

Happy Reading,

Murder Comes by Mail – A. H. Gabhart - #2 A Hidden Springs Mystery - Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane is not thrilled with his new found fame.  Happily it is short lived when pictures of a murdered girl arrive in the mail.  now Michael is busy trying to find a killer.

There will be Stars – Billy Coffey - Bobby Barnes will not live to see old age. Either the drink will rot his insides or he will be killed on one of the many curves on the mountain roads.  He believes that such end is possible.  But after a car wreck he is left in limbo.  A place of secrets and hidden danger.  Will he and the three others trapped with him be able to find their way out?

Missing – Lisa Harris – July Release - #2 Nikki Boyd series - Nikki Boyd isn't usually called in on homicides; her forte is missing persons. But when a case with two murdered and two missing pops up on a quiet suburban street, she's ready to start the investigation and find missing homeowners Mac and Lucy Hudson. When the first clues lead her to the boat of her friend Tyler Grant--and another dead body--Nikki must untangle what ties Tyler to the Hudsons. The clues pull her into a deadly maze of counterfeit drugs and a killer who will stop at nothing to silence anyone who threatens his business--including Nikki.

The Progeny – Tosca Lee - Emily wakes up to find she remembers nothing of her past.  Nothing.  She is quickly on the run as her life is threatened by more than one person.  But she can't remember who taught her to protect herself and who are the good guys and who are the bad guys or why?  Will she find out soon enough?

The Girl From the Train – Irma Joubart - Jakob's job is to blow up a troop train.  When a prison train arrives first, killing all on board except 6 year old Grethl, Jakob takes her in and raises her.  Keeping their secrets together, Jakob sends her to South Africa where the war orphans are promised a better life.

A Worthy Heart – Susan Mason - Courage to Dream #2 - Maggie Montgomery has dreamed of seeing America.  Her dream comes true when she is able to visit her brother.  Now that she is in the land of opportunity she has no plans on returning to Ireland.

Bride From a Distant Isle – Sandra Byrd - #2 Daughters of Hampshire - Annabel Ashton is a teacher at a day school for young women.  She decides to visit her family home for a quick visit.  While there she finds herself at the mercy of her cousin.  To gain quick money he is going to sell the house and force Annabel into a marriage to a sinister man.  But is Annabel the true heir to Highcliffe?

The Bronte Plot – Katherine Reay - Lucy Alling makes her living selling in rare books.  Sometimes she uses questionable ways of getting the titles, and her underhanded dealing catches up with her and she ruins not only her relationship with her boss, but also her boyfriend.  She needs to change, but will she be able to?

Jilted - Varina Denman - #3 Mended Hearts - (backcover copy) ...tells a story of a woman who has lost the joy of living, of a man determined to draw her back toward happiness and of a town that must - once and for all - leave the past where it belongs.

From this Moment – Elizabeth Camden - Stella is the toast of London.  Her artwork has propelled her into the spotlight.  But when her sister dies under mysterious circumstances she returns to Boston to find answers.  No one will help her until she meets Romulus who is will to join forces with her in hopes she will help his magazine but doing the artwork for it.  But sparks fly when the first meet and there maybe more to their relationship than work.

Luther and Katharina – Jody Hedlund - A Novel of Love and Rebellion - Katharina von Bora thought her life at the cloister was all she could hope for.  That is until Martin Luther took on the church and challenged the cloistered life and opened a new world of possibilities to Katharina

Sister Eve and the Blue Nun – Hinton - #3 A Divine Private Detective Agency series - Sister Eve returns to her enclave only to find another murder mystery.  Someone has poisoned the researcher working on the life of the "Blue Nun."  Why would anyone want to kill over the research?  Why would the killer take the manuscripts that haven't even been read yet?

Medical Judgement – Richard Mabry M.D. - Sarah thinks life can't get any worse, but someone wants to see her suffer and is stalking her.  They set a fire in her garage and are sending threats.  As Kyle Andrews and detective Bill Larson race to find out who is after Sarah, she finds herself attracted to both me, but who can she trust?

A Fool and His Monet – Sandra Orchard - #1 Serena Jones Mystery - Serena has two passions, recovering lost and stolen art and finding her grandfather's killer.  She is hoping the first will lead to the second.  When a local museum discovers a Monet missing, she is ready to help, but it will it lead to her being in over her head?

The First Hostage – Joel Rosenberg - What if the Islamic State captured the most valuable hostage in history? The president of the United States . . . is missing. With these words, New York Times journalist J. B. Collins, report-ing from the scene of a devastating attack by ISIS terrorists in Amman, Jordan, puts the entire world on high alert. The leaders of Israel and Palestine are critically injured, Jordan's king is fighting for his life, and the U.S. president is missing and presumed captured.

The Magnolia Duchess – Beth White -#2 Gulf Coast Chronicles - Fiona Lanier is the only woman in the tiny Gulf Coast settlement of Navy Cove. While her shipbuilding family races to fill the demand for American ships brought by the War of 1812, Fiona tries to rescue her brother who was forced into service by the British Navy.

The Painter’s Daughter – Julie Klassen - Captain Stephen Overtree is use to cleaning up after his younger brother Wesley.  When Stephen arrives in Devonshire he finds that his brother has left town after leaving his host's daughter in serious trouble, he offers marriage in name only.  Will Sophie agree to the safety of the marriage or wait and see if Wesley returns to her?

The Stronghold – Lisa Carter - Tribal cop Pilar To-Clanny has seen plenty of danger, drugs, kidnapping, revenge killings, but when innocent teenage girls are disappearing she is way too familiar with.  She is joining team with Alex Torres, another part of her past she would rather forget about.

King's Folly - Jill Williamson - #1 The Kinsman chronicles - The gods are angry and after reports of a town being swallowed by the earth, the king of Armania send his son, Prince Wilek to investigate.  What Wilek finds is something much more cataclysmic that just one missing city.  Will he be able to save his country before the land crumbles around him?

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