Summer Reading list IV

Dear Readers,

Halfway through June.  I have found that I really am enjoying the later evenings outside.  It is quieter and restful at the end of a busy day.  Add a great book and sometimes I forget to go back inside.

Happy Reading,

Firstborn – Tosca Lee – Face-to-face with her past, Audra Ellison now knows the secret she gave up everything—including her memory—to protect. A secret made vulnerable by her rediscovery, and so powerful neither the Historian nor the traitor Prince Nikola will ever let her live to keep it. Fantasy/Contemporary

 

O’Malley Series – Dee Henderson – Still after many years a very popular series.  Prequel – Danger in the Shadows, #1 The Negotiator, #2 The Guardian, #3 The Truth Seeker, #4 The Protector, #5 the Healer and #6 the Rescuer. Contemporary

 

High as the Heavens – Kate Breslin – Evelyn Marche is a British nurse serving in a hospital in Brussels by day, but at night she carries out missions for the Belgian resistance group.  A downed British pilot suddenly puts her and the whole resistance movement in danger. Historical – WWI

 

The Captain’s Daughter – Jennifer Delamere – Rosalyn is left alone and penniless in London.  She finds a job at a theater backstage.  She finds she loves what she does and thinks she may pursue a career in theater.  Historical

Life After – Katie Ganshert – One year after surviving an attack on the transit system, Autumn is still trying to put her life back together.  Suffering from survivor’s guilt, she can’t figure out why she was spared.  Others see her as a picture of hope, especially the other victim’s families.  But Autumn knows she didn’t deserve to survive…  Contemporary

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Summer Reading List – III

Dear Readers,

How are you doing on that Summer list?  I know, me too.

Happy Reading,

Wings of the Wind – Connilyn Cossette – #3 Out of Egypt – Motherless and raised alongside her brothers, Alanah, a Canaanite, is no stranger to fighting. When her father and brothers are killed in battle with the Hebrews, she disguises herself and sneaks onto the battlefield to avenge her family. The one thing she never counted on was surviving. Biblical

 

A Lady in Disguise – Sandra Byrd – #3 The Daughters of Hampshire – After the mysterious death of her father, Miss Gillian Young takes a new job as the principal costume designer at the renowned Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. But while she remembers her father as a kind, well-respected man of the Police Force, clues she uncovers indicate he’d been living a double life: a haunting photograph of a young woman; train stubs for secret trips just before his death; and a receipt for a large sum of money. Are these items evidence of her father’s guilty secrets? His longtime police partner thinks so. Historical/Mystery

 

Justice Delayed – Patricia Bradley – #1 A Memphis Cold Case Novel – It’s been eighteen years since TV crime reporter Andi Hollister’s sister was murdered. The confessed killer is behind bars, and the execution date is looming. But when a letter surfaces stating that the condemned killer didn’t actually do it, Detective Will Kincaide of the Memphis Cold Case Unit will stop at nothing to help Andi get to the bottom of it. After all, this case is personal: the person who confessed to the crime is Will’s cousin. Romantic Suspense

 

The Pawn – Steven James – #1 Patrick Bowers series – Special Agent Patrick Bowers had only met one man who made him truly afraid. Until now. When he’s called to North Carolina to consult on the case of an area serial killer, he finds himself in a deadly game. Cunning and lethal, the killer is always one step ahead of the law, and he’s about to strike again. It will take all of Bowers’s instincts and training to stop this man who calls himself the Illusionist. And just when the pieces start to come together, Bowers realizes they’re not quite adding up. Thriller

 

The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah – In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can…completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others. Historical

 

A Haven on Orchard Lane – Lawana Blackwell – In difficult circumstances, Charlotte Ward, once a famed stage actress, tries to restart her career–only to experience disaster. Against her better judgment, her estranged daughter, Rosalind, comes to her mother’s rescue and moves her to a quiet English coastal village. Regency Romance

 

Catching the Wind – Melanie Dobson – What happened to Brigitte Berthold?  That question has haunted Daniel Knight since he was thirteen, when he and ten-year-old Brigitte escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents. They survived a harrowing journey from Germany to England, only to be separated upon their arrival. Daniel vowed to find Brigitte after the war, a promise he has fought to fulfill for more than seventy years. Historical
The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories – Celeste Fletcher McHale – Jacey and Colin shared the three most intense days of their lives together, waiting for help as Mississippi floodwaters surrounded them. Jacey knew Colin was the love of her life—until her rescue boat went under water, along with Colin’s last name and pieces of Jacey’s memory. Contemporary