Friday, September 19, 2014

Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover by Ann B. Ross

This is the fifteenth book in the Miss Julia series. Miss Julia is looking forward to a leisurely summer, when her cousin Elsie informs her that she is sending her granddaughter to stay with her to learn to become a lady. Miss Julia also finds herself having to help Sam with his campaign for state senate.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: Southern As A Second Language by Lisa Patton, Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet? by Charlene Ann Baumbich, and the Gardens of Covington by Joan Medicott.

Written in My Heart's Own Blood by Diana Gabaldon

This is the eighth novel in the Outlander Series. In 1778 Jamie Fraser comes back from the dead to discover that his best friend has married his wife. Meanwhile, in the 20th century, Brianna is thinking that things are probably easier in the 18th century.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: Rules For a Proper Governess by Jennifer Ashley, Blue Bells of Scotland by Laura Vosika, and Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean.

Deserves To Die by Lisa Jackson

This is the sixth book in the To Die series. In Grizzly Falls Montana, Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli have a new commander who is bringing in big changes. The two detectives are put on the case of a murder whose victim is missing a digit. When another body is found, the detectives conclude that there may be a serial killer on the lose.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: Personal by Lee Child, Feastive in Death by J.D. Robb, and Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.

Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber

This is the tenth novel in the Blossom Street series. A Good Yarn is a knitting store in a pretty neighborhood in Seattle. Three women, including the shop's owner, Lydia Goetz, are awash in the difficulties of life and love: solving business crises, dealing with family dilemmas, and falling in love.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: A February Bride by Betsy St. Amant, Home to Seaview Key by Sherryl Woods, and At River's Edge by Mariah Stewart.

The Garden of Burning Sand by Corban Addison

In Lusaka, Zambia, Zoe Fleming is a young American lawyer working for an NGO trying to combat child sexual assault in southern Africa. Zoe teams up with a Zambian police officer to try to find the perpetrator of the assault of an adolescent girl.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore by Walter Mosley, Slavery Inc: The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking by Lydia Cacho, and Vuto by A.J. Walkley.

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Fifteen-year-old runaway Holly Sykes is wandering the English countryside when she begins to be plagued by visions. Holly delves into a world of mystics and mystery and meets a host of interesting characters.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: The Paying Guest by Sarah Waters, Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes, and The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber.

Phantom Instinct by Meg Gardiner

A year after her boyfriend was gunned down in an L.A. club, Harper Flynn is trying to rebuild her life. Convinced that one of the gunmen escaped capture and is targeting survivors, Harper seeks the help of Aiden Garrison to solve the case.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith, The Skin Game by Jim Butcher, and The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley.