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Put this on your summer reading list

Book Cover Image - If You Were HereAlafair Burke is the author of two wonderful series featuring recurring characters Samantha Kincaid, a lawyer and Detective Ellie Hatcher. In her latest book If You Were Here, she brings us another great protagonist - and another fantastic book for some hot summer reading.

A female Jack Reacher...

Book cover image - The Doll - Taylor Stevens

Doesn't the cover of The Doll just promise an 'edge of your seat' read? And Taylor Stevens delivers one....again!

Pull yourself up by your....

Book Cover Image - Bootstrapper - Mardi Jo LinkSubtitled: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm.

Bootstrapper: to promote or develop by initiative and effort with little or no assistance --- Merriam-Webster dictionary.

What if...

Book cover image - Just what kind of mother are you - Paula Daly

I just love reading suspense novels - you know, the ones that put ordinary people in extraordinary situations and keep you madly turning pages.  Well, here's the first of this year's summer hammock reads - the done in a day, read in the sun ones.

Unique, magical debut

Book cover image - The Golem and the Jinni

The Golem and the Jinni is Helene Wecker's debut novel.....and oh boy, what a debut! We're quite used to books about 'supernatural' beings - vampires, werewolves, witches and more. But Wecker's two protagonists aren't as 'famous'.

Something different from Isabel Allende

Book Cover Image - Maya's Notebook

 I love Isabel Allende's writing. Island Beneath the Sea is one of the few books I've read twice. Allende excels at historical fiction, but in her latest book

Brilliant

Book Cover Image - Life After Life

I think Kate Atkinson is a brilliant writer. Her Jackson Brodie detective books are a favourite series of mine. With her latest release Life After Life, she takes things in a different direction.....

Dear Lucy - Julie Sarkissian

Book cover Image - Dear Lucy

Dear Lucy is Julie Sarkissan's newly released debut novel. I can't imagine being