The Art of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo: Maddie, homeless and pregnant, returns to her mom’s hometown to claim an inheritance from her grandmother and uncovers secrets from the past. A light-hearted read with a little humor and a lot of heart. For those who like chick-lit and women’s fiction.
This Too Shall Pass by Milena Busquet: Very European. Bianca travels to a beach town near Barcelona with those she holds dearest to grieve the death of her mother. Bianca is very promiscuous and self-absorbed person, but there were a few profound moments. A very quick read!
Still Life With Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen: The heroine of this book is a 60 year old photographer, Rebecca Winter, who moves from new York to the country because of financial difficulties. In her despair, she says she feels like a tourist in her own life and that loneliness lives inside her like an illness. In an isolated cottage in the woods she finds her way again. A little romance, a dog for a companion, and lots of other lovely characters. Loved this one!!!
The Children by Ann Leary: In a New England home by the lake, a blended family gathers and dark secrets are exposed. Do not read this one if you like happy endings. This is a book that gets better as it goes. For those who like reading about dysfunctional families.
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley: I don’t usually read thrillers, but this one was very engrossing. One of the biggest books of summer. A page-turner that is full of mystery, suspense, and tragedy. The only flaw, I thought it harped too much on the intrusive nature of media.
Redemption Road by John Hart: One of my favorite authors! An excellent literary thriller. I was hooked from page one. John Hart knows how to write. You won’t be able to turn the pages fast enough!