Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Book Round Up

I figure it's about time for another book round up! Once again I've mostly just been listening to audio books. LOVE them. So nice to have something to listen to in the car, while washing dishes, folding clothes, etc.

I've been working my way through Sandra Brown's books. The last one I listened to was


One thing I've learned about Sandra Brown's book is they are ALL OVER THE PLACE. Not one is the "same" kind of book. This one is a crime mystery type book.

The story is about Duncan, who is a detective. He gets caught up in a web with Elise. Elise has just shot an intruder in her house.

She is married to Judge Cato Laird who just happens to have been the judge to let this criminal guy go. A guy that Duncan had been trying to get convicted.

So we have this web of the criminal guy, the judge, the hot judge's wife who killed someone and the detective.

I only gave this book 2 stars because I never really felt connect to any of the characters. They were all boring and shallow. The story kind of kept me guessing until the end though!

When The Bough Breaks by Jonathon Kellerman

This is another crime type mystery. The beginning was a bit confusing to me. Maybe my mind was drifting while I was driving. A bunch of people were killed and they were all kind of jumbled up in my mind about who was who and what was what.

This psychologist guy Alex ends up helping to try and uncover what this little girl saw. It turns out that she didn't see a whole lot but while he's trying to figure it all out we learn of this horrible sex crime ring taking place. He is really more detective than shrink and it's all pretty interesting.

There is a bunch of action and it seems like it would make a good movie! I think I'll look into the next book in the series.

Led Astray by Sandra Brown

I didn't really like this book. The main character is stupid. I hate stupid women. She's of course seduced by the macho man and yeah I think they call that a romance novel.

It did have a few steamy scenes but that's about all that was good about it for me.

Rainwater by Sandra Brown

Now this, this is a good book. Set in the dust bowl era this book is about a single woman and her son who run a boarding house out of their home. Ella runs a strict schedule of cleaning and cooking. That is until the day the doctor brings by Mr. Rainwater who needs a place to stay.

Mr. Rainwater works his way into life and the life of her "special" son Solly. Solly is just not like the other kids and Mr. Rainwater is ever so patient with him.

Mr. Rainwater is quite the guy. He helps out neighbor's during their turmoils with the banks and the town bandits that are only trying to make everyone miserable.

If you have a chance to read this one I'd pick it up.

The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux

This was a pretty good book too. This is the story of three women who met each other at the DMV office so many years ago. They have planned to meet up again for their 40th? I think it was birthday. (they all have the same birthday) We learn about them in their past and then now, in real time. The three woman somehow end up at this fortune teller type woman's place and she lets them all go back in the past to rewrite history. When they are done they can chose to change their lives or keep them the same and they can also chose if they want to remember it the original way or forget it all.

Who doesn't wish they could go back in time and change a few things? It's interesting to find out what the woman decide to do with their past and ultimately their futures.

Have you read a good book lately?

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