TAKEN BY STORM is a novel by Tami Hoag. I think I read her work in the past, she also wrote the #1 best seller THE ALIBI MAN. 

Julia McCarver is a trauma nurse, and she seems to get “taken” by S.T. “Storm” Dalton, a retired NFL Football player. A man from her past who keeps coming back for more. It seems so youthful! The main characters are 36 years old. It’s a typical boy wants girl, girl denies she loves him and so spurns his every move to reclaim her love format. I’ll have to let you know how I like it. I’m half done now, it’s okay.. predictable but okay! I mean the PASSION, the sexual attraction is so strong! Of course they get married in the end!

NOTE: I just skimmed through the last few chapters, it was too predictable, most romances are right?

MAINE by J. Courtney Sullivan

I borrowed this book from out tiny town’s library which is located in the old historic school which I attended many decades ago, in one of the large large downstairs classrooms. MAINE  (c)2011, is a novel by J. Courtney Sullivan. She also wrote the bestseller COMMENCEMENT which I haven’t read yet. This is the story of the Kelleher family, including 4 unforgettable women. 3 generations of Kellehers meet in this seaside cottage in Maine. This very Irish tale is mainly about pregnant thirty two year old Maggie, Ann Marie her sister-in-law, Kathleen, the black sheep of the family and Alice the matriarch of the family. It sounds interesting doesn’t it?

NOTE: I’m nearly finished reading this book. I did enjoy it and I look forward to more stories by J. Courtney Sullivan. I can probably count on her books being full of Irish folk!

TO HEAR A MOCKINGBIRD by Charlotte Bingham

TO HEAR A MOCKINGBIRD is a novel by Charlotte Bingham. Of course I don’t know the copyright date because the library I bought it from removes the copyright/title page. WHY? It IRKS me! But that’s their um.. piss me off habit!

Here’s a small sample of the blurb from the inside book jacket:

“Cassie McGann was born a bastard- a revelation that comes as no surprise to the 16 year old New Hampshire girl, who’s always wondered why her childhood was made miserable, not only by snobbish schoolmates, like the aristocratic Leonora von Wagner, but by the bitter grandmother who raised her.”

On her granny’s death Cassie ends up in New York, working in Bergdorf Goodman where she works for a handsome Irishman, whom she marries. Hmm, well I’ll let you know what I think of this book, but I have a feeling I should go to the library tomorrow when I clean the old school and pick out a few good books to hold me over the holidays!

NOTE: It seems I read this book years ago, so I will donate it to the library.

SANCTUARY COVE by Rochelle Alers

SANCTUARY COVE is one in a series of novels by Rochelle Alers. Like Susan Wiggs and Debbie Macomber and a few other authors Alers writes of families living in a sea shore or island setting. The difference is Rochelle Alers is a black writer and her characters are mainly black.  Now as a white person here’s what I noticed.. I can’t tell if this is a book about people of color except for the descriptions of the characters so far. The way the characters feel and express themselves is the same for the other two authors. So what does that tell you people? Deep down inside we are all similar, right? There is no need for racism.

What of political correctness? Should I use the words African American? Well not all black people and or their ancestors came from Africa, so it doesn’t apply. Aside from all that political correctness stuff, I am enjoying this book. I have a bug to squash when it comes to political correctness anyway, but I won’t get into that now.

SNOWBIRD by Stef Ann Holm

SNOWBIRD is a novel by Stef Ann Holm, (c)2004. This is a story of a lady bounty hunter named Ella Brown who’s passing herself off as a man, and an outlaw named John Snow. Of course they fall in love.. Let’s see what happens!

Well.. John Snow isn’t really an outlaw… he’s a lawyer and very well educated, unlike Ella. I do enjoy this story so far and probably will until the end.