These novels are a treat for all of your senses. You can see the beautiful shoes she designs in your mind's eye, and smell the delicious food being prepared for Christmas Eve.
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished is well-written, funny, tender and heart-breaking; and in Temple and Mara, Ms MacLean has created a compelling central couple who, despite an inauspicious beginning, thoroughly deserve their hard-won HEA – and each other.
Baldacci has crafted another terrific tale with two great protagonists. Just when the story line seems to veer into familiar areas, Baldacci steers it into another shocking direction. This is the best book yet in the series.
This brisk, page-turner of a story climaxes at Christmas. Another winner from Albom; this book just about shouts “Give me for a holiday gift.”
I was only slightly disappointed by the neat ending; it felt as if the story just kind of fizzled out in favor of a happy ending, and although I understand why Shreve provided that ending to us, it did feel a bit far-fetched.
It would be a treat to watch the evening news with Martin Cruz Smith’s fabulist’s eye and see current events colorized through Renko’s dramatic filter. In “Tatiana,” Smith continues the tradition he began at the end of the Brezhnev era with “Gorky Park,” using Russia as his game board to make geopolitical conspiracy, well . . . fun.
The author forms a comfortable bond with readers and offers just the right blend of history and fiction. Flagg flies high, and her fans will enjoy the ride.
She is a brisk storyteller, and despite its flaws, The Valley of Amazement packs in enough drama to keep her readers going to the end.
this is a book that I really liked and am happy to give a recommendation to, particularly for readers of Nora’s who haven’t really liked her more recent releases. This feels like “old school” Nora Roberts to me, and I mean that in the very best possible way.
I didn’t want to, though. Reading S., and trying to decode everything — both for my own entertainment and education – was an incredibly enjoyable, fun experience, as well as a particularly immersive one.
All the author’s strengths are in evidence—his capturing the rhythms of small-town life in Clanton, Miss., his skill at making legal minutiae comprehensible, and his gift at getting readers to care about his characters.
In his singularly perceptive voice, Lamb immerses his characters and the novel’s readers in powerful moments of hope and redemption and shocking descriptions of violence and abuse.
Not only is The Goldfinch a compelling mystery with enough action to keep us turning pages, it also is one of those novels whose greatness lies in those moments in which we pause, catch our breaths, and sigh...
The first part of the novel, nigh-on 400 pages, is one of the most beautifully and intricately mapped pieces I've ever read...
There always is strong character development, sparkling dialogue and ingenious plots in Sandford’s writings. Often, the ending of a case does not go the way of the righteous and the law, but it is always a surprise conclusion. That holds true here.
...there is much pleasure in this unhurried, sympathetic, intelligent novel by an author confident in her material and her form.
Satisfying at every level. King even leaves room for a follow-up, should he choose to write one—and with luck, sooner than three decades hence.
Seuss explores the same philosophical message in his own inimitably wise and witty style.
Though Lahiri has previously earned greater renown for her short stories, this masterful novel deserves to attract an even wider readership.
Without question this is a really enjoyable book, a real page turner and I can’t help thinking that (presuming!) it will make a fantastic movie that will have you weeping right to the last word.