One of my favorite picture books is How to Babysit a Grandma, I usually purchase this title for baby showers. I’m so excited that a new release has join the read-aloud “How to” series of books, How to Read to a Grandma or Grandpa. This super cute book written by Jean Reagan and illustrated by the talented Lee Wildish shares the motto…Reading is a blast! How do you make it even more fun? You read with our Grandma or Grandpa and let the good times begin. So, if you want to have fun reading to some youngsters, grab a copy of this book and start laughing.
Return to the town of Painters Mill, Ohio in author Linda Castillo’s newest Kate Burkholder novel of suspense. When a fellow female cop from Kate’s past runs to this sleepy Amish community Kate is surprised to see her former friend, Gina. Year’s before the two started the police academy together, but grew apart when Gina started down the dark side of the vice unit. Now Gina needs Kates help. She reveals a shocking story of betrayal and revenge and the only person she can trust now is Kate as she hides from those looking to kill her. But, can Kate trust her? And if she does trust her will Kate pay the price? I have been a fan of this series from the very first novel, Sworn to Silence, which is one of my permanent staff picks here at Saturn Booksellers. Even if you haven’t read any other books in the series, but you should, you can still enjoy Outsider.
During the 4th of July weekend I found myself floating on an innertube and reading 28 Summers by one of my favorites, Elin Hilderbrand. This story of Mallory and Jack last 28 summers and the reader is pulled into the “Same time next year” love story. We meet them when both characters are young and full of life, and we are still learning about them as their hair starts to turn gray. Each chapter is a summer and the author list a “We are talking about” introduction. For example in 1994 we were talking about O.J. Simpson, Tonya Harding, the canceled World Series, the internet, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Ross, Joey and Phoebe. The chapter starters had me pulling up memories and not realizing how long ago Uber really started. By the end of the book, I was still in the innertube, and I had tears running down my face as the waves were crashing into me.
Since 1981, I have been a fan of Nora Roberts. I purchase every book that is released and I sit back and enjoy my time turning the pages. The newest Nora Roberts novel is Hideaway, and I enjoyed every word, every sentence and every chapter of the emotional suspense novel.
Meet the Sullivan’s, Hollywood royalty. As they gather in Big Sur for a celebration of life, the family is changed forever when 9 year old Caitlyn is kidnapped. Who is behind the kidnapping? And is a nine year old Cate a pampered princess or a smart, fighter?
When the police inform the family that they discovered a shocking betrayal, a person that Cate loved is sent to prison. Years later the kidnapping, and all those involved, is still in the news and is still impacting the Sullivan family.
What would you do if you saw someone jump in front of a subway? Shay Miller watchers in horror as a stranger, Amanda, commits suicide at a Manhattan subway platform. She becomes obsessed with Amanda and tracks down the information to attend her memorial service. While there we meets the glamorous Moore sisters, Jane and Cassandra, who were friends with Amanda. These sisters know a big secret of Amanda’s and they worry that Shay knows more then she let’s on. The beautiful, stylish sisters befriend the lonely Shay, but are they what they seem? And why do they want to be her friend?
The dynamic writing duo of Henricks and Pekkanen have written another psychological suspense novel that is full of twist, turns and guessing until the very end. Bravo!
I’m always so excited when the new Mary Kay Andrews book releases for the summertime. I will be honest, I usually listen to her books on audio, but with the stay at home order still in effect I’m not driving enough to listen in the car. Hello, Summer was the perfect book to read while in quarantine. I was transported to the warm weather of gorgeous Florida, and I could imagine the warm breeze on my face and feel the sand on my toes. This fun and flirty novel has journalist Conley Hawkins coming home as her big city job falls apart, and working for the Silver Bay Beacon, her families small town newspaper that runs engagements, social gatherings, local gossip and the police blotter. When Conley witnesses an accident of a local congressman, her investigating reporting instincts take over and she must find the “ Real” answer. To complicate matters her sister is mad at her, her spunky Grandma health is failing, the beach house is literally falling apart and an ex-boyfriend causes trouble. Pull out your beach chair and get ready to laugh.