Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Quick Recommendations

One of the things we do regularly here at the library is write up brief recommendations of books we’ve read or movies we have watched and post them on cards throughout the library. This gives us the chance to “talk” about the books we’ve read and gives patrons a little more to go on than the blurb on the back of the book or DVD. Since I go through many titles than ever get reviewed in the blog, I thought I would put together a few groups of recommendations. We own most of these in paperback – perfect for a day at the beach!

In Too Deep by Cherry Adair
Tally Cruise receives an unexpected summons to Paradise Island from her long estranged father, and shortly after her arrival an explosion lands her in the arms of Michael Wright. Michael, a former Navy SEAL, has an agenda of his own where Tally’s father is concerned, and is willing to use her to further it. Action and romance heat up fast in this entertaining addition to the T-FLAC series.

The Master of Blacktower by Barbara Michaels
A classic gothic romance: an attractive, naïve, strong willed young woman left suddenly destitute, a dark, brooding man who offers sanctuary, a desolate mansion in the Scottish Highlands, and a mystery that hints at murder. This book has it all, complete with a dark and stormy night! A little melodramatic, but if you loved Victoria Holt and Phyllis A. Whitney, you’ll like this.

White Lies by Jayne Ann Krentz
The first of the contemporary Arcane Society novels features Clare Lancaster and Jake Salter, whose strong paranormal abilities make them both “exotics” in the view of the Society. The two are thrown together when an unsolved murder in which Clare is a suspect intersects with Jake’s investigation of a plot to mass produce potentially lethal mind altering drugs. Likeable duo with great chemistry, and a good mystery make this one a fun, fast read.

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