The Trial of Dr. Kate by Michael E. Glasscock III Expected publication: October 8th 2013 by Greenleaf Book Group Press Summary: In the summer of 1952, Lillian Johnson was found dead in her home, slumped in the wheelchair that had become her cage due to multiple sclerosis. An overdose of barbiturate had triggered a heart attack, but the scene was not quite right. It looked as though someone other than Lillian herself had injected the fatal dose. Dr. Kate Marlow, Lillian’s physician and best friend, now sits in the Round Rock city jail. The only country doctor for miles, Kate cannot remember her whereabouts at the time of Lillian’s death?and […]
Yearly Archives: 2013
First of all, HOLY CRAP, this book was good. I feel like I say this a lot, but it really is rare for me to pick up a book and read it all the way through. I started reading this late Friday (10/4) and finished it Saturday 10/5. Talk about an engrossing page turner!
This novel felt, to me, like a mesh of The Grapes of Wrath and Little House on the Prairie/On the Banks of Plum Creek. I’m not really sure why, perhaps it is the Depression Era timespace and the setting of a family farm on the banks of a river.
Last night I was out to dinner with a couple of writer pals. We met via our blogs and became fast friends. We try to get together once a month. Last night we were having dinner at a lovely southern restaurant, South City Kitchen (go, get the fried chicken, thank me later). Sarah asked me about the novel I have(n’t) been writing. I shrugged my shoulders. “I haven’t written a single additional word. I’m stuck.” Paige said, “Is this the novel you’ve been writing for–” “Eight. Million. Years,” I said. “I’m never going to finish it.” “Well, how far are you?” “Six chapters.” “Oh.” Yeah. “Well do you want to […]
This weekend’s reading is sponsored by NetGalley! I have two reads I need to finish so that I can provide reviews for them. Keeping it at two so that I have time to get to some writing as well. I promised I would work on Chapter 15 of A Thin Line this week. Well, I thought about it. More on writing later. But first… BOOKS! Runaway Attraction is a Harlequin Kimani Romance, which is their line of African American romances. Haven’t read one before but it looked interesting and I’m trying to read more black authors, so I requested it and was approved. Model Bailey Hamilton made headlines when […]
Until You’re Mine by Samantha Hayes Published June 20th 2013 by Century (first published April 25th 2013) Summary: You’re alone. You’re vulnerable. And you have something that someone else wants. At any cost… Claudia seems to have the perfect life. She’s heavily pregnant with a much-wanted baby, she has a loving husband, and a beautiful home. And then Zoe steps into her life. Zoe has come to help Claudia when her baby arrives. But there’s something about Zoe that Claudia doesn’t like. Or trust. And when she finds Zoe in her bedroom, Claudia’s anxiety turns to real fear. Review: My rating: 4 of 5 stars Until You’re Mine was a fantastic […]
Monday Morning Warm-Up, tell me: Why is that thing you are writing awesome? Question courtesy Jo Knowles This is a tough question to answer. Not because I am modest, but because my WIP is still in its infancy and so it’s not yet awesome. It’s… okay. I don’t think it’s terrible. It’s just stuck in the mud and no matter how fervently I spin my wheels, I feel like I am more and more stuck in that mud. I don’t know how to reverse out of it. I don’t know how to push myself out of it. Just stuck and sinking deeper. Enough of that whining. Why’s it awesome, then? […]
Ya’ll know i don’t do summaries in my reviews, so I won’t bore you with details you can look up. I will just say… Zora needed her butt beat. BAD. BAD! Frankie had absolutely zero going for him when she met him, and frankly there was nowhere to go but UP, but… dawg. Chica. Lady. Friend. Shoulda listened to your girls. And I know it’s hard, when you think about not having anyone to keep the bed warm at night, and wanting to be a ride or die kinda chick. This novel SURE opened my eyes to the mistakes that we can make when we think we need to be all in. At some point you gotta keep hold of yourself.
I was looking forward to reading this book but didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. It wasn’t terrible but it wasn’t unforgettable.
I’ve not read a lot of Terry McMillan so perhaps I wasn’t up on what to expect. I do remember that Getting to Happy (the last McMillan book I read) had multiple view points. Who Asked You had MANY POV’s and to me, was overkill. It muddled the story to me and made it much less enjoyable to read.
Detained by Ainslie Paton Published September 1st 2013 by Escape Publishing Summary: Confined in a cold, dull room in the depths of a Shanghai airport, a journalist chasing a career break and a businessman with a shadowy past play a game of truth or dare — deliberately not exchanging names. They tell each other their most painful secrets and burning desires. One dare leads to a kiss and a wild night of illicit passion, setting off a dangerous sequence of events, bringing exposure and disgrace. Only the brutal truth can save them. But it will also rip them apart. And it will take more than daring before they can build […]