Monday, May 19, 2014

What are You Reading? (May 19)

  

LAST WEEK
(busy, busy, busy)
(covers in this section link back to my reviews)

Monday


Eurasian beauty Mai Faca plots to marry Jake Warden, a successful oral surgeon forbidden to her because of family honor. In an unheard-of scheme, fellow oral surgeon, Bret Manley, falls victim to Mai's seduction as she and Jake play a cruel trick to be together. Jake acts with surgical precision to clear the path to Mai's happiness, threatening lives including his own. In a wake of turmoil and destruction, Bret's uncle and well-known criminal attorney, Hubie Santos, attempts to find out if a surgeon would use his knowledge to kill.

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Tuesday


With her own wedding fast approaching and her mother-in-law dating an unexpected beau, the last thing Natalie Barnes needs is to find a young man shot dead in a dinghy. A note she finds with the body suggests the dearly departed had a secret rendezvous planned with somebody on the island. But when suspicion is cast on a fisherman Natalie believes to be innocent, she begins to wonder if the murder was the result of a lover’s quarrel . . . or a lobsterman’s disagreement gone horribly wrong.

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Wednesday


To Izzy’s surprise, newcomer Julia Ainsley seems determined to buy her home—although she’s never set foot inside. But on the day of the open house, things take a tragic turn. A body is uncovered in the cottage’s backyard. When the police find Julia’s name and phone number in the victim’s pocket, this slender thread of evidence makes her a person of interest.

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Thursday



In this first of a trilogy, we meet three “hard cases” students who refuse the valuable lessons 2347 History Camps teach. But when they are kidnapped and taken back in time to 1347 Verona, Italy, they only have two choices; adapt to the harsh medieval ways or die. The dangers are many, their enemies are powerful, and safety is a long way away. It’s hardly the ideal environment to fall in love – but that’s exactly what happens. In an attempt to survive, the trio risks introducing technology from the future. It could save them – or it could change history.

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Friday


Media headlines abound these days saying, “Tea is trendy…” and we believe it until we read the first chapter of Ritual Tea: How the 9 Secrets of Tea Can Transform Your Life.   Entitled, Tea’s Sordid and Holy Exploits, chapter one is a worldwide, whirlwind tour of tea history that leaves the reader knowing once and for all that tea has always been trendy for very good reasons. Next to water, tea is the world’s most popular drink.

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Hired as a nanny for her cousin’s children, Anne Tearle finds security and a loving family. The children are a dream, but London society is a world of its own, one where a displaced farm girl has no business being. But, wealthy rake, Gavin MacKay, helps her to see associating with the upper class might not be as horrid as she first assumed. 

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THIS WEEK'S REVIEWS

Tuesday 5/20


Dr. Lauren Crawford is a brilliant research scientist who discovers a revolutionary treatment for cancer that not only extends life, but much improves the quality of life for terminal cancer patients. The treatment, in some instances, can even cure certain cancers. On the evening before Dr. Crawford holds a press conference to announce that the FDA has given preliminary approval of her new cancer treatment, somebody follows her to her car and puts three bullets in her head. Was it a planned murder with a motive, a mugging gone badly, or merely a random act of violence?

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Wednesday 5/21


What could go wrong in the 14th-century for three time-traveling teens? How about – EVERYTHING! 

Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln, three teens from the 24th-century, are trapped in 14th-century Verona, Italy. They’ve survived many deadly experiences by keeping their wits about them and by introducing futuristic technology into the past. Principal among these inventions is the telescope, which brought them to the attention of the rich and powerful.

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DOWN THE PIPE/JUST FOR FUN
(links in this section go to GoodReads)

  

  





11 comments:

  1. Love the layout of your blog! You've got some great books lined up to read - have a happy reading week!

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! Welcome back anytime! :O)

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  2. Wow...Fantastic week for you.

    I never finish more than one book in a week. Great titles for you too.

    THANKS for sharing your week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Elizabeth. BTW, I'm pea-green with envy that you visit Scotland! :O)

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  3. All your authors are new to me. I am intrigued by the Tea book. Have a great week.

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    1. I hear ya, Nise'. The more reading I do, the more surprised I am that there are STILL authors with whom I am not familiar. Ah, that's what blog book tours are for, and link-ups, eh? :O)

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  4. I love your blog title and subtitle. Oh, I miss the days I used to be able to read that much in a week. Something happened to me and I no longer have the concentration. =/

    Happy Reading!

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    1. I think they call that life, Jo. No worries. :O)

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    2. Well, in that case I have a bone to pick with life. I want my concentration back! =)

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  5. Wow! Goody good! That's a lot of books, LuAnn!! I liked the plot of Hypocrisy! Sounds very interesting :)

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    1. It is, Shilpa! It amazes me the lengths to which people will go for money. Blah.

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