Eight great reads this month! And every one of them a winner! Seriously!
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Author Ruta Sepetys is quickly becoming one of my favorites. This is my third book by her I’ve read. At first I was skeptical of this one given the subject matter—set in 1950s New Orleans about a girl whose mother works in a brothel—but, as usual, Sepetys weaves a riveting story with characters which leap off the page. I love that the brothel and madam were based on a real place and person. A fascinating and satisfying read.
Midnight on the River Grey by Abigail Wilson
Ah, gothic romance. In a plot filled with secrets, it’s hard to know who the main character should trust until the very end. Lots of twists and turns to keep you reading until this mystery is solved!
Loving a Lady by Nichole Van
Oh, Nichole Van! This is the 3rd in the Brotherhood of the Black Tartan series and—oh. my. Talk about a plot twist! That’s all I’ll say about that! The characters in this entire series are awesome. They are unique and sympathetic. So complex and so likable. Can’t wait to get to book #4 in April!
Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen
Cornwall + Julie Klassen = Love. A great story about two people who don’t feel like they belong. Who mistrust one another—until they don’t. A classic Julie Klassen regency romance set in the tumultuous world of Cornwall. Bliss!
Prince of Spies by Elizabeth Camden
This final book of the Hope and Glory series was worth the wait! My goodness! It started with a bang and never quit. Such fascinating history with Elizabeth Camden’s amazingly drawn characters. She always has me glued to the page with the tidbits of history she crafts into a fantastic story.
Things We Didn’t Say by Amy Lynn Green
Likely you’ve heard me wax poetic over epistolary novels before. To say I enjoy them is quite the understatement. This might be one of the best. Set in WWII on the home front in Minnesota, it weaves the issues of German POWs, Japanese-Americans, and the changing role of women into one awesome story. Told through letters and newspaper articles, we a riveting story about the complexities of America in 1944.
Storing Up Trouble by Jen Turano
Jen Turano makes me laugh out loud! Loved, loved, loved Beatrix and Norman and Theodosia. And Aunt Gladys! What a hoot! A great love story that blooms in the midst of a lot of crazy circumstances!
The Cul-de-Sac War by Melissa Ferguson
What a delightful read from a new-to-me author! I was reading this contemporary romance at the same time as Jen Turano’s historical one, and both had me laughing so hard that at times I couldn’t contain myself. Not even when in public or while trying not to wake my husband asleep next to me! A great premise that didn’t disappoint!
Already looking forward to what’s on tap for April.