Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer Reading

Summer is practically here and one of my favorite pastimes in summer in to relax in my lounge chair with a good book, so here are my picks for summer reading, hopefully there's a little something for everyone.

Stolen Prey by John Sandford - One of my favorite series, Lucas Davenport is back in the 22nd installment of the Prey series. This time Lucas is investigating the murders of an entire family and although it stinks of retribution killings Lucas has seen before, something doesn't fit. Lucas Davenport is one of my favorite characters and there is nothing stale about this series, every book is filled with twists and turns that will leave you guessing until the end.

Forever and a Day (Lucky Harbor, #6)Lucky in Love, At Last and  Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis - The latest in the Lucky Harbor series, Lucky in Love was just released with the next two set to release in June and July. I loved the first three installments in the Lucky Harbor series and I can't wait to read these three, Shalvis never disappoints.

Lucky in Love - Mallory Quinn is Lucky Harbor's good girl, Ty Garrison is the town's mysterious hot guy. When Mallory decides to take a chance on Ty, she knows it won't last, he's out of town as soon as his leg is healed. When Ty starts having doubts about leaving and his feelings for Mallory start growing stronger, can they find love?

At Last - Amy Michaels is a waitress at the local diner. Matt Bowers is the sexy forest ranger. He's had his eye on Amy since she breezed into town. Can he convince her to set her past to rest and find love - at last?

Forever and a Day - Grace is starting her life over. She ended up in Lucky Harbor after losing her job and now she is walking dogs for the sexy E.R. doc, Josh Scott. Soon they are playing house and both are feeling things for each other.

Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2)Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness - The second novel in the All Souls trilogy, Diana and Matthew are transported to Elizabethan England where Diana must find a witch to tutor her in magic a mist all of the plots and subterfuge surrounding them. The mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens as well as Matthew searches for answers with his of his old friends.

Tumbleweeds by Leila Meacham - Meacham's newest novel is another epic saga, this time focusing on three friends and a shadowy event that will have long-term consequences that span over thirty years.

The President's Vampire by Christopher Farnsworth - The second in the Nathaniel Cade series, this novel pits The President's Vampire, Nathaniel Cade against an old enemy as Cade and his human partner, Zach Barrows track down the source of a possible infiltration by the Shadow Company, a super secret organization within the government's super structure - they take orders from no one and play by their own rules.

Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran - This novel follows the life of Marie Tussaud through five years and the French Revolution where she is torn between old friends and loves and new friends at the palace of Versailles.
Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner - Ruth Saunders is a screenwriter trying to make it in L.A., when her screenplay is picked up, Ruth is thrilled, but she soon finds herself surrounded by demanding actors, T.V. executives and her grandmom's wedding preparations.

When in Doubt, Add ButterWhen in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison - Gemma is a private chef content to focus on her career and cooking. She's given up on dating and has six clients who keep her too busy to worry about it much. But a stumble on the straight path she has planned for herself has Gemma confronting her past in ways she never thought possible.

A Blaze of Glory: A novel of the Battle of Shiloh by  Jeff Shaara - First in a new trilogy, A Blaze of Glory is a re-creation of one of the bloodiest battles in the Civil War.

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