By Andrea Peskind Katz | Contributor
Books for the Long Flight to Snow or Beach
Cartier’s Hope by M.J. Rose Shortly after the world-famous Hope Diamond is acquired for a record sum, Vera begins investigating rumors about schemes by its new owner, jeweler Pierre Cartier, to manipulate its value. A masterpiece with stellar reviews! The Girl in White Gloves by Kerri Maher is a novel about the life of iconic movie star and real-life princess Grace Kelly. Grace knows what people see. She’s the Cinderella story. The girl in white gloves. Mermaid Inn by Jenny Holiday Eve Abbott has a problem—actually, make that a lot of problems. Police Chief Sawyer Collins always does the right thing, even when it costs him everything. Like Eve. Beach deliciousness!
Books to Take Us Back to Another Time
The Orphan Sisters by Shirley Dickson A heartbreaking and unforgettable story of two young sisters cruelly abandoned by their mother at an orphanage. A gripping World War II historical novel. Westering Women by Sandra Dallas It’s February 1852, and all around Chicago, Maggie sees postings soliciting “eligible women” to travel to the gold mines of Goosetown. A young seamstress with a small daughter, she has nothing to lose. This is a women’s empowerment book you can’t put down.
Love is in the Air, or is it?
You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley A heart-wrenching and unforgettable love story about a woman who must choose between the man she loves, and the man fate has chosen for her. What if the life you have isn’t the one that was meant for you? This Won’t End Well by Camille Noe Pagán An ingeniously witty novel about the risks—and rewards—of opening your life to new people. She’s pretty sure letting anyone get close won’t end well, so she must decide: Is another shot at happiness worth the risk? The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica Hypnotic and addictive, this book is a twisty new psychological thriller from the maestro, Kubica. What happens when the truth comes to light?
Editor’s Note: Andrea Peskind Katz has a book review website at Greatthoughts.com and a Book Salon comprised of over 4,000 readers and authors at www.facebook.com/groups/greatthoughtsgreatreaders.