Tuesday, February 01, 2022

January Books I've read.... and liked!

 I found a book on my Kindle called Lost Hills.... 

I used to live in a state that had a place called Lost Hills... so it drew me in... and oh my gosh - It's a series and now I have read 3 of the 4 and am anxiously waiting the release of the 4th.

But! You don't have to read them consecutively.

Lee Goldberg is an amazing writer - and I will tell you - you start the book and you don't want to put it down - or at least I didn't. But it was cold outside - so that might have had something to do with it!

Eve Ronin is the main character - she is the detective and ( obviously ) she is out solving cases. But! A forensic Investigator is added to the mix. and .... this is something I have always been interested in - so it was cool.

Eve also has a knack for getting herself in a *little* bit of trouble - so you kinda just have to know what is going to happen next.

Bone Canyon is Number 2

and Gated Prey is the Third -
And yes

I read them all!!! and yes - I have saved more of Lee Goldbergs books to read..... 

And then - I moved onto another book - about a seamstress during WWII and... her life in present day. I loved it. There was Drama, intrigue and fabric.... I mean - how could that be bad?

It is called the Keeper of Happy Endings.   It is about fate, second chances, and history.

Here is what Google Books says:

An enchanting novel about fate, second chances, and hope, lost and found, by the Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Last of the Moon Girls.

Soline Roussel is well schooled in the business of happy endings. For generations her family has kept an exclusive bridal salon in Paris, where magic is worked with needle and thread. It's said that the bride who wears a Roussel gown is guaranteed a lifetime of joy. But devastating losses during World War II leave Soline's world and heart in ruins and her faith in love shaken. She boxes up her memories, stowing them away, along with her broken dreams, determined to forget.

Decades later, while coping with her own tragic loss, aspiring gallery owner Rory Grant leases Soline's old property and discovers a box containing letters and a vintage wedding dress, never worn. When Rory returns the mementos, an unlikely friendship develops, and eerie parallels in Rory's and Soline's lives begin to surface. It's clear that they were destined to meet--and that Rory may hold the key to righting a forty-year wrong and opening the door to shared healing and, perhaps, a little magic.

and the last book I read - well it was a fluff one - but kinda fun - 

Called Deconstructed 

Definitely one I would not recommend to my husband... but it was a fun one - and again - A lady sewed things - so you know - that Always interests me. Here's what Amazon says

An exhilarating novel about fast friends and fashionable revenge by Liz Talley, the USA Today bestselling author of Adulting.

Antique-store owner Cricket Crosby's life is turned upside down when she discovers that the rumors of her husband's affair aren't just leisurely southern gossip. Her plan: hire an investigator; find an attorney; enlist the help of her new assistant, Ruby; and make her husband pay.

Ruby knows how quickly everything changes. After a dicey past, she's determined to forge a new future by working for Cricket and reinventing herself as a designer, deconstructing vintage haute couture. If anybody can help mend a few tears in Cricket's life, she can.

But turns out Cricket's life isn't just a little torn. It's wrinkled, stained, and falling apart at the seams. With Ruby and her ragtag relatives--a soused PI and a hunky tow truck driver--Cricket is sleuthing her way to the truth, no matter how dangerous it gets.

Sure, Cricket's life isn't what she imagined. But she's embracing change and figuring out what she really wants. And that's kind of fabulous.





Material Girl said...

Thanks fir the recommendations!

Delighted Hands said...

Thanks for the book reports!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Alycia, those sound good!

Sherrill said...

I read his Bone Canyon but not the others yet. I have read some really good books of late, currently Stars of Alabama by Sean Dietrich and before that was The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian. And gazillions on my books to read list. Yikes!

Kate said...

Those look like some fun reads. We have 6" of snow on the ground, I'll probably be looking for a good book by this evening (I still have to work from home today).