Monday, May 29, 2017

These bestsellers have hit the shelves

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

“…a riveting exercise in fictional anthropology.”

Echoes in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 44) by J.D. Robb

…Robb knows her audience will be highly sympathetic to a police heroine who has to walk a crime scene in uncomfortably fashionable stiletto heels, but along the winding trail to the easily spotted villain, she's not afraid to throw in some descriptions that will earn this installment an R for serious sexual violence.

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

“[A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah’s] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . In the end, Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother.”

If Not for You: A Novel by Debbie Macomber

This is a trademark Macomber romance in all the best ways. Sam and Beth may not have instant chemistry, but they are both instantly likable characters. … A heartwarming, uplifting and deliciously romantic tale with vibrant characters and a wide range of emotions.

Silence Fallen (A Mercy Thompson Novel) by Patricia Briggs

There are twists and turns aplenty to keep the reader engrossed. And of course, this being a Mercy Thompson novel, the two threads and other subplots introduced throughout the story all come together nicely at the end to form a rousing conclusion.

Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler and Shaun Whiteside

“The strengths of Ohler’s account lie not only in the rich array of rare documents he mines and the archival images he reproduces to accompany the text, but also in his character studies… Ohler effectively captures Hitler’s pathetic dependence on his doctor and the bizarre intimacy of their bond…Blitzed makes for provocative reading.”

A Conjuring of Light: A Novel (Shades of Magic) by V. E. Schwab

"Desperate gambits, magical battles, and meaningful sacrifice make this a thrilling read.”

Mangrove Lightning (A Doc Ford Novel) by Randy Wayne White

“White comes up with a novel way to re-examine historical crimes: reincarnate the criminals as fictional present-day killers. It's a crazy idea, and some crazy developments trail in its wake, but it works.”

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