Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Last Letter From Your Lover

Synopsis (from Amazon): A Brief Encounter for our time, The Last Letter from Your Lover is a sophisticated, spellbinding double love story that spans decades and thrillingly evokes a bygone era. In 1960, Jennifer Stirling wakes in the hospital and remembers nothing—not the car accident that put her there, not her wealthy husband, not even her own name. Searching for clues, she finds an impassioned letter, signed simply "B," from a man for whom she seemed willing to risk everything. In 2003, journalist Ellie Haworth stumbles upon the letter and becomes obsessed with learning the unknown lovers’ fate—hoping it will inspire her own happy ending. Remarkably moving, this is a novel for romantics of every age.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I love books that take place in the 60s.  The Last Letter From Your Lover goes back and forth between the 60s and 2003.  I can't imagine waking up in the hospital and not knowing anything and being sent home with a man who to you is a stranger. The manner in which we discover everything is brilliant and made me want to keep on reading. 

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I have really enjoyed other books by JoJo Moyes and am slowly making my way through them all.  Of course you can't help loving Me Before You (the book and the movie)! I have also read One Plus One and love it too.

Jojo Moyes is the New York Times bestselling author of One Plus One, The Girl You Left Behind, Honeymoon in ParisMe Before YouThe Last Letter from Your Lover, Silver Bay, and The Ship of Brides. Moyes writes for a variety of newspapers and magazines. She is married to Charles Arthur, technology editor of The Guardian. They live with their three children on a farm in Essex, England.

Friday, March 8, 2019

A Killer's Alibi - TLC Book Tours

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Synopsis:  For attorney Mick McFarland, the evidence is damning. And so are the family secrets in this twisty legal thriller from the Amazon Charts bestselling author of A Criminal Defense.

When crime lord Jimmy Nunzio is caught, knife in hand, over the body of his daughter’s lover and his own archenemy, he turns to Mick McFarland to take up his defense. Usually the courtroom puppeteer, McFarland quickly finds himself at the end of Nunzio’s strings. Struggling to find grounds for a not-guilty verdict on behalf of a well-known killer, Mick is hamstrung by Nunzio’s refusal to tell him what really happened.
On the other side of the law, Mick’s wife, Piper, is working to free Darlene Dowd, a young woman sentenced to life in prison for her abusive father’s violent death. But the jury that convicted Darlene heard only part of the truth, and Piper will do anything to reveal the rest and prove Darlene’s innocence.
As Mick finds himself in the middle of a mob war, Piper delves deeper into Darlene’s past. Both will discover dark secrets that link these fathers and daughters—some that protect, some that destroy, and some that can’t stay hidden forever. No matter the risk.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: A Killer's Alibi is the first book I read by William L Myers, Jr. and I really enjoyed it.  It reminded me of Sydney Sheldon (I loved his books) with a twist of Lisa Scottoline and early days of John Grisham.  Mob/mafia thrillers are always exciting to me.  

I really liked the characters in A Killer's Alibi.  They all worked together and complimented each other.  The spunk of Gabby, Mick and Pipers daughter, added some sassiness to the book.

There were two main stories: defending the crime lord Nunzio and re-opening an old case to free an innocent women.  There are so many zigs and zags in the book as both stories unfolded.  There were several times I thought I had figured out the "who dun' it" in both stories; however, I wasn't even close.  A Killer's Alibi kept me on my toes from the start all the way to the end.  I hope there is a book 4 in the works.

If you are looking for a fast pace, thriller, lawyer/legal system, type of book, you really should check out A Killer's Alibi.

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I had no idea A Killer's Alibi is actual the third book by Myers.  It is 100% a stand alone book, but I MUST read the first two: A Criminal Defense and An Engineered Injustice
TLC Book Tour:  Check out all the other great reviews on A Killer's Alibi tour here.

A Philadelphia lawyer with thirty years of trial experience in state and federal courts up and down the East Coast, Myers has argued before the United States Supreme Court and still actively practices law. Myers was born into a proud working-class family; graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law; and now lives with his wife, Lisa, in the western suburbs of Philadelphia.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

It Happens All The Time

Synopsis (from Amazon): I want to rewind the clock, take back the night when the world shattered. I want to erase everything that went wrong.

Amber Bryant and Tyler Hicks have been best friends since they were teenagers—trusting and depending on each other through some of the darkest periods of their young lives. And while Amber has always felt that their relationship is strictly platonic, Tyler has long harbored the secret desire that they might one day become more than friends.

Returning home for the summer after her college graduation, Amber begins spending more time with Tyler than she has in years. Despite the fact that Amber is engaged to her college sweetheart, a flirtation begins to grow between them. One night, fueled by alcohol and concerns about whether she’s getting married too young, Amber kisses Tyler.

What happens next will change them forever.

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  Wow. It Happens All The Time tackles a very difficult and very real subject, date rape.  This book flips back and forth between the Amber and Tyler is told from their perspective.  For me, getting the perspective from both sides of the story is very important when discussing difficult topics.  It makes it even more real as I read the book.

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I have read Outside the Lines and Heart Like Mine.  I would like to read her other books, especially, Somewhere Out There, Safe with Me, Best Kept Secret and The Language of Sisters.

Photograph credit Allison Zenner

Amy Hatvany is the author of nine novels, including It Happens All the Time, Somewhere Out There, and A Casual Encounter. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her family.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

The Moon Sister - Book 5 in The Seven Sisters Series

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Synopsis:  Tiggy D’Aplièse spends her days experiencing the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands doing a job she loves at a deer sanctuary. But when the sanctuary is forced to close, she is offered a job as a wildlife consultant on the vast and isolated estate of the elusive and troubled laird, Charlie Kinnaird. She has no idea that the move will not only irrevocably alter her future, but also bring her face-to-face with her past.

At the estate, she meets Chilly, an elderly Romani man who fled from Spain seventy years before. He tells her that not only does she possess a sixth sense passed down from her ancestors, but it was foretold long ago that he would be the one to send her back home…

In 1912, in the poor Romani community outside the city walls of Granada, Lucía Amaya-Albaycin is born. Destined to be the greatest flamenco dancer of her generation—and named La Candela, due to the inner flame that burns through her when she dances— Lucía is whisked away by her ambitious and talented guitarist father at the tender age of ten to dance in the flamenco bars of Barcelona. Her mother is devastated by the loss of her daughter and as civil war threatens in Spain, tragedy strikes the rest of her family. Now in Madrid, Lucía and her troupe of dancers are forced to flee for their lives, their journey taking them far across the water to South America and eventually, to North America and New York—Lucía’s long-held dream. But to pursue it, she must choose between her passion for her career and the man she adores.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I have enjoyed all The Seven Sisters books in this series thus far; however, The Moon Sister is now my favorite!  Tiggy's story, where do I start?  What I really loved about The Moon Sister was the story of Lucia.  What a story. Lucia was a strong, adventurous, talented and selfish girl. Her mother was as solid and loyal as they come.  Her father was always the dreamer. I absolutely loved the adventure we went on with Tiggy's family.

Tiggy is a very kind hearted person. She always seeks the good in people and puts them first before her own needs. She is working as a wildlife consultant for Charlie Kinnaird.  The estate is having financial troubles and Tiggy soon finds herself in the middle of some craziness.  We encounter Zed who has ties to the other sisters and may have been involved with Pa Salt.  Zed is some how tied in with Charlie's wife.  Zed is still an evil mystery to us but I have feeling we will find out more in Electra's book (can't wait for book 6).  In the end, it all works out and leaves us wanting book 6, now!

One other bit I really liked about the book was that we go back to Atlantis and Ma.  It is very interesting as Tiggy discovers a secret area in the house and starts to explore!  Something is going to come of this, I am sure.

Can't wait for book 6 and read about Electra and her past.

Would I Read Other Books by the Author:  I have really enjoyed the series: The Seven Sisters, The Storm Sister, The Shadow Sister, and The Pearl Sister.  I would really like to read Lucinda's other books: The Love Letter, The Angel Tree, The Olive Tree, The Royal Secret, The Girl on the Cliff, and The Butterfly Room. 

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Lucinda Riley is the New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels, including The Orchid HouseThe Girl on the Cliff, and the Seven Sisters series. Her books have sold more than fifteen million copies in over thirty languages globally. She was born in Ireland and divides her time between England and West Cork with her husband and four children. Visit her online and learn more about The Seven Sisters series at LucindaRiley.com.

Twitter: @lucindariley

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