DAUGHTER’S KEEPER by Ayelet Waldman, (c) 2004. From what I gather this story is about a daughter’s drug addiction. I’m not even sure I’ll enjoy it, but I’ll give it a try.
THE LAST TRUE COWBOY by Kathleen Eagle, 1998. I admit the title sounds corny, but it’s a good book. Not a GREAT book but a good one. I’m over half done with tale about the “Horse whisperer” and the family he helps in Wyoming. It takes place on a ranch in the mountains and covers, wild mustangs and AIDS and sisters who disagree and a on old grandma who’s trying to keep her ranch. Anyway I do recommend it.
THE DEATH OF BEES by Lisa O’Donnell, 2012. Okay I admit the title grabbed me first, it reminded me of the other bee book that became so popular; THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES. This story takes place in Glasgow. Scotland and the setting intrigued me, but this is a whole other can of worms. Lots of “Fuck this and fuck that” in this book! Every other sentence has ‘fuck’ injected into it. Now I’m not a prude really, very open minded, but if that’s the way secretly orphaned children talk in their part of town fine, I can TRY to read it, but when it described how the kids secretly buried their parents so they wouldn’t be taken away from each other in foster care system, I was turned off. The father died in bed, still not sure how. Mom hangs herself in a shed out back. How can no one not see them bury there putrid bodies in the garden out back is beyond me. So the kids bury their parents and keep it a secret living with a neighbor eventually.
NOTE: I’m sorry but I don’t recommend this book. Described as a “GRIMLY COMIC TALE of three lost souls, unable to answer for themselves, can answer only for one another.”
NOW YOU SEE HER by Joy Fielding, 2011. I just finished reading this suspense/semi romance novel and it was VERY interesting. I highly recommend it if you love suspense. This story is a bout a woman who is searching for her daughter who committed suicide 2 years earlier, but her body was never found. Now Marcy Taggert is searching for her daughter in Ireland, where she’s gone on a prearranged “second honeymoon” all alone because her husband is divorcing her after the death of their daughter Devon. It was a very exciting book to read for a change. I seldom read a supspence novel. JOY FIELDING has written 22 other novels I’m happy to say!
ANGEL MINE, A Whispering Wind Novel by Sherryl Woods, 2000. I picked this one up because it didn’t sound familiar, as if I read it already and because of the little girl on the cover. I haven’t even read it as I said so I’ll tell you what the blurb on the back cover said.
“Heather Reed thought she was making the right choice when she decided to raise her daughter Angel, on her own. But three years alter, Heather realizes she needs help. Her career as an actress is faltering and Angel is more than she can handle alone. It’s time to track down Angel’s father. The only problem? Todd Winston doesn’t even know Angel exists.
Heather’s search leads her to Whispering Wind, Wyoming. If Todd Winston is dismayed to see his old girlfriend show up in town, he’s horrified when he looks into the angelic eyes of the little girl who is clearly his daughter.
Though there is no question at all of Angel’s paternity, Todd flatly refuses to open his life to Angel-and Heather flatly refuses to leave until she finds out why. Neither counts though, on their unexpected desire to become a family. The only question is – is it too late?”
NOTE: Now doesn’t that sound inviting?
A SCATTERED LIFE by Karen McQuestion, 2010. This was a wonderful book! I highly recommend it! Skyla Plinka is a free-spirited young woman, who has a controlling mother-in-law named Audrey. A new neighbor moved in with her husband, 5 children and a huge mastiff named buddy. This is the story of the three women and how they learned to love each other in spite of their differences. Please read it, you won’t be sorry!
Exsanguinating is a word I found in the novel I attempted to read titled THE NOVELIST by Angela Hunt, and let me tell you I didn’t enjoy looking that one up in the online Dictionary! The freaking word isn’t even in my spellchecker! When I hit the red line under the word it gives me the word Extinguishing!! (Hey I spelled that one right!) See! I’m so pissed off I’m having a HOT FLASH! Ugh! I abhor (HATE) it when a writer adds grandiose, pretentious, and pompous words common folk like me have to research to know its meaning.