Monday, December 31, 2012

September Reads

Mistress by Mistake by Maggie Robinson - 9/7/2012
Good - Regency Romance
Through a misunderstanding, spinster Charlotte Fallon ends up in Sir Michael's bed, but she finds it is not as distasteful as she had envisioned.
Every now and then, I need a light and sexy historical romance. This one fit the bill!

The Help by Kathryn Stockett - 9/15/2012
Excellent - Fiction
Skeeter Phelan, recent college graduate and 1961 resident of Jackson, MS, decides to interview colored maids about their experiences working for white families.
Our book club selection for September - Even better than the movie. Highly recommended!

Line of Fire by Stephen White - 9/16/2012
Fair - Suspense
Against the backdrop of local wildfires, Dr. Alan Gregory and his detective friend Sam deal with the fallout of a 3yo secret coming to light.
Not Stephen White's best contribution to his Alan Gregory series. 

Illusion by Frank Peretti - 9/30/2012
Excellent - Suspense
After a car wreck tragically claims the life of his wife and magic partner, Mandy, Dane Collins finds himself in a quaint coffee shop transfixed by a magician whose illusions even he, a seasoned professional, cannot explain.  Even more mysterious is the performer herself. Nineteen-year-old Mandy has never met him, doesn’t know him, is certainly not in love with him, but is in every respect identical to the young beauty he met and married some forty years earlier. They begin a furtive relationship as mentor and protégée, but as Dane tries to figure out who Mandy really is, and she to understand why she is mysteriously drawn to him, she is being watched by those who not only possess all the answers but who also have the power to decide her fate. (from amazon.com)
This story was so complex that I had trouble writing a summary, so 'borrowed' one from amazon. Illusion returns to the skillful storytelling that made Peretti a success. Highly recommended!

What are YOU reading?

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