Week of 09 Apr 2017
Mississippi Blood: A Novel (Natchez Burning)
Faulkner meets John D. MacDonald, and that’s all to the good. A boisterous, spills-and-chills entertainment from start to finish.

Mississippi Blood

by Greg Iles

Bound Together (A Sea Haven Novel)
In the end, Feehan somehow brings everything to a satisfactory conclusion while also leaving things open for future exploration. Violent and scattered; best for fans of Feehan and the two series connected to it.

Bound Together

by Christine Feehan

If Not for You: A Novel

No Critic Review

If Not for You

by Debbie Macomber

Forever a Hero: A Western Romance Novel (The Carsons of Mustang Creek)
Her family dynamics are spot on and watching the interactions between her big-city heroine and intrepid rancher/vintner hero was amazing.

Forever a Hero

by Linda Lael Miller

A Man Called Ove: A Novel
"A Man Called Ove" is a tale of a sourpuss who is trying to commit suicide - hardly the theme for a delightful story. Backman's debut novel, though, is truly an amusing and entertaining novel.

A Man Called Ove

by Fredrik Backman

milk and honey
This book is perfect for getting you through any breakup. Some poems hit you with the power of two lines, while others need two pages to sink in.

milk and honey

by rupi kaur

a dog's purpose
... a first novel that follows the spiritual journey of a dog through four incarnations. Marley and Me combined with Tuesdays with Morrie.

a dog's purpose

by W. Bruce Cameron

No Man's Land (John Puller Series)
David Baldacci’s typical action thriller often features a character in dire emotional straits. This gives the novel dramatic depth and intensity, making it an unforgettable read. It has a strong element of science fiction, is action-packed and thought-provoking.
Washington Times

No Man's Land

by David Baldacci

The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
The Shack is predictable. By the time you read the first 30 pages, you know how it's going to end. That said, it's an easy read, and Young tells a tight, well-constructed story that holds your interest. He really should have edited out the hokey walking on water scenes with Jesus, though.
Blog Critics

The Shack

by William P. Young

Vicious Circle (A Joe Pickett Novel)
Bracingly familiar pleasures expertly packaged. The two families’ fraught history, tangled enough to fuel a whole season of high-country soap opera, keeps this installment from being the best place to take the initial plunge into the franchise, but first-timers will be intrigued and fans amply rewarded.

Vicious Circle

by C. J. Box

Deservedly popular Moriarty invigorates the tired social-issue formula of women’s fiction through wit, good humor, sharp insight into human nature and addictive storytelling.


by Liane Moriarty

The Obsession
Romance queen Roberts entices readers with a winning tale...Sizzling romance, affable characters, and enticing suspense make this a read to be savored.
Publishers Weekly

The Obsession

by Nora Roberts

Man Overboard: An Ali Reynolds Novel (Ali Reynolds Series Book 12)

No Critic Review

Man Overboard

by J.A. Jance

Atwood, to her credit, creates a chillingly specific, imaginable night-mare. The book is short on characterization--this is Atwood, never a warm writer, at her steeliest--and long on cynicism--it's got none of the human credibility of a work such as Walker Percy's Love In The Ruins. But the scariness is visceral...


by Margaret Atwood

Lilac Girls: A Novel
Despite some horrific scenes, this is a page-turner demonstrating the tests and triumphs civilians faced during war, complemented by Kelly’s vivid depiction of history and excellent characters.
Publishers Weekly

Lilac Girls

by Martha Hall Kelly