Monthly Archives: June 2013

Poignant Tale of Love and Loss

come-back to me

Melissa Foster’s novel, “Come Back to Me” is a poignant tale of love, loss and trust.  It tugs at the heart strings and makes you wish for second chances.

Tess Johnson owns a successful employment agency and her husband Beau is a photojournalist.  Beau is sent on assignment to Iraq where his helicopter crashes in the desert.  At the crash site no bodies are found. Continue reading

Gripped by the Fog

After the Fog

“After the Fog”, by Kathleen Shoop, is a gripping novel based on actual events.  It was October of 1948 in the mill town of Donora Pennsylvania and the fog was settling in.  The 3 steel mills in town were in constant operation and spewing pollution into the atmosphere.  The valley was often covered in a fog that would dissipate by mid-morning.  This time the fog was not dissipating, instead it seemed to be getting thicker and darker each day. Continue reading

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Wow! “Gone Girl”, by Gillian Flynn, is every bit as good as all the press made it out to be.  When I first started reading the story I thought I knew where it was heading and was enjoying it.  Then, whammy! Plot twist!  There were more of those twists as the story went on.  Needless to say, I’m not going to reveal any of those here.

In brief, it’s Nick and Amy’s 12th wedding anniversary and Amy has disappeared.  By the condition of the home it is obvious she was taken by force and no one knows why.  There is no trail for the police to follow.  The only thing left behind is Amy’s anniversary present for Nick, which contains clues to lead him on an annual anniversary treasure hunt.  Continue reading

The Maybelline Story

The Maybelline Story

“The Maybelline Story –and the Spirited Dynasty Behind It”, by Sharrie Williams is a gripping memoir of the cosmetics company and her own family.  It is vintage Hollywood, with all of the glamor, greed, passion and intrigue you would expect. Continue reading