12.05.2009

A Few New Reads

Though I was writing my own novel during NaNoWriMo, I did manage to read a few books along the way! Let's see what I've been reading...

Italian for Beginners by Kristin Harmel

I really enjoyed this novel, set primarily in Rome. Safe, studious Cat Connelly decides to break out of her boring shell and flies to Rome on impulse to meet a man she knew 13 years ago. Though he is a bust, she finds new love, new life and new adventures in Rome. A fun, easy, frothy read!







Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

I always enjoy Kinsella's books, and this was another interesting one...featuring a dead grand aunt who is a very pushy ghost, a missing necklace, and the great niece that has to put the pieces together for her aunt, and for herself. I listened to the audio edition, ably narrated by Rosalyn Landor.







The Secret by Beverly Lewis

Lewis writes hugely popular "Amish Fiction", so I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. This was an interesting read into a different culture in America, but as it is a planned trilogy, was left completely and totally wide open with no resolution, which I found disappointing. I'm not sure I'll read the others, as I wasn't that compelled by the story...






A Drunkard's Path by Clare O'Donohue

This is the second in the "Someday Quilts Mysteries", set in a sleepy town in New England. Nell is still waiting for her first date with sexy police chief Jesse when a murder occupies his mind. Of course, Nell becomes an amateur sleuth, and the quirky cast of supporting characters help her along the way. A really enjoy this series with its quilting, its character, its great setting and its easy reading. Fun!






First Impressions by Nora Roberts

This is an old-school Roberts story, written just for Christmas. I love Christmas books, and Roberts does them well!










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1 comment:

Kristin Harmel said...

Thanks! Glad you liked my book! :) Thanks for mentioning it!