I tend to read what I write, but not exclusively. My current read is Juror #3 by James Patterson, a crime and law novel. I also read romantic suspense, WWII historicals, mysteries, and some main stream character driven novels.
Here are some of the books I've read recently or in the not too distant past. Maybe you'll discover a new book or author!
End of Lonely Street by Alicia Dean
This is a short novella for those readers who love being transported back to the nostalgic 1950s. Toby quits school to return home and take care of her alcoholic mother. An old love, Noah, is there, too, which causes Toby another kind of problem. She finds solace in the music of her idol, Elvis, and the reader gets carried along. You’ll enjoy this short, sweet love story.
A Season for Killing Blondes by Joanne Guidoccio
Gilda has started her own business after winning the lottery. But before her Grand opening is kicked off, a dead blonde is found on the premises. This is only one of several. Besides being a suspect, her old love from thirty years ago is the detective in charge.
This story is character driven with a splash of Italian that will capture you and keep you reading. It’s a cozy that got me from page one.
When Mountains Fall by Rolynn Anderson
Camryn’s husband is dead. She and her son have been living with his wealthy parents. But her son wants to return to their home in isolated Waka Bay, British Columbia. For his mental health, she takes him home and together they fight to run the failing business while she tries to clear her husband’s name of murder. When she meets Finn, who anchors his boat in the bay every weekend, her life becomes more interesting and more tense as he has secrets of his own.
Ms. Anderson paints a vivid picture of this beautiful area while weaving a story of intrigue and romance.