This is a charming story of a young widowed mother and her daughter who travel to her widowed aunt’s lakeside camp ground in search of a fresh start. This is a predictable, yet still enjoyable novel that will warm the reader’s heart.
A group of journalists search for the Holy Grail in war torn Ethiopia after encountering a dying priest who states he saw the Grail in a hidden monastery. This book starts off action packed, but stalls in the middle, before reaching an only adequate ending.
Very scary thriller, and hard to put down. Several crimes are investigated by a forensic photographer who searches for her husband’s killer, an Interpol agent, and a priest, and as the threads of the plot bring them together, the suspense builds.
One of my favorite authors gives us a glimpse of Venice, where she has lived for 30 years. Her insights and thoughts about people and the places she has been are witty and engaging. We see an insider’s view of the city she loves.
A new case involving an old acquaintance and the pimp who may have killed her embroils the “Lincoln lawyer” in danger to his life, and threats from the major drug cartels. Excellent plot by one of the masters of best-selling fiction.
I thoroughly enjoyed this latest Koontz story. Two socially isolated young adults find each other and embark on a quest to fight evil. The author intersperses the adventure with the telling of the tragic personal history of the 2 young adults and how the bond between them can save their lives.
This book is a fictionalized story based on the “orphan trains”, which were actual trains that ran from New York City to the Midwest during the second half of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth century. They carried orphans from institutions in NYC to be adopted by families in the Midwest. Some of the children were adopted by loving families, but many others were taken in by people who just wanted extra help in their homes and on their farms. This is a little-known part of American history, and I found it fascinating, but also very disturbing. The fictionalized story contained within the historical facts was a very interesting and enjoyable read.
This book is historical fiction based on the life of Louise Brooks, a silent film star of the early 20th century. The title of the book refers to the fictionalized version of the woman who accompanied the teen-age Louise from her home in Kansas to New York City, where she took acting and dancing lessons. This book was very instrumental in leading me to another current best-seller, “Orphan Train”.