Thursday, October 22, 2020

Reading and #Reviews (Hoonstra, Proell, Patterson)

I'm a writer, but I'm also a reader. Each month, I'll share with you reviews of present and past reads. My available time to read is limited because I write, but I love to curl up with a paperback or an eBook at night for the last hour of my day.

I tend to read what I write, but not exclusively. Besides Romantic Suspense, I read crime and law novels, WWII historicals, mysteries, and some main stream character driven books.

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! 

On the Make (Brothers in Blue, book three) 
by Margo Hoonstra

Romantic Suspense

If you love books about cops, and you love romance, this book is for you. Madison Clark is twice widowed and her first love was a policeman. The hunky policeman, Adam Pride, who walks into her life this time is also a movie star. Whoa! Quite a combination. And when she becomes an intended victim, who better to have on your side. A fun read for sure.


Amaryllis by Joyce Proell

Historical Romance with Suspense

I had such fun reading this book. Spy vs spy and boy do the sparks fly. Lily Fitzhugh will do almost anything to get to America to save her father. It's a time period in which she's acting rashly for a woman. She sneaks aboard a ship bound for America and doesn't expect to fall for the man who she's supposed to be spying on...who is a spy. Ms Proell mixes history with fiction and that equals a very enticing read.


Cat and Mouse
by James Patterson

Crime Novel

Gary Soneji, a dying prison escapee, is looking for revenge on Cross, while another insane killer is pursued by Thomas Augustine Pierce-a brilliant and relentless detective who may even be better than Cross. As the bodies pile up, and Cross is nearly murdered in his own home, the game of cat and mouse leads to one final trap. . . As always, I enjoyed this Patterson novel. Alex Cross is one of my favorite recurring characters.



  1. Gosh, Brenda, all three of these sound great and they are all new to me.