Fresh FIction Box Not To Miss


July 6, 2005

I just checked and it seems that I haven’t posted anything in a long long time! Guess I’ve been busy reading.

I was able to get a review copy of 50 Harbor Street by Debbie Macomber. When RWA was in town I had the chance to briefly chat with Macomber, and I won’t tell you what my impression of her was, but that hasn’t distracted me from enjoying her books. I enjoyed this title that will be released in September because it tied up several loose ends from previous books in her Cedar Cover series, and started new ones.

I also read Old Boyfriends by Rexanne Becnel and Riggs Park by Ellyn Bache. Both of these titles are from Harlequin’s new NEXT line. I have a feeling that this is one series line that is going to appeal to me. The books are women’s fiction, and focus on older heroines. I’m a huge fan of women’s fiction, so expect to see more reports on these from me.

Speaking of women’s fiction I also read The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks. Several people told me this was a sequel to The Notebook. For those who like to read series in order, I don’t think it was necessary to have read The Notebook in order to fully enjoy The Wedding. I didn’t cry while reading The Wedding, but did get teary-eyed. Then I went on to read Sweetgrass by Mary Alice Monroe. As has been reported we were fortunate enough to have dinner with her before her signing. She was a joy to speak with. Sweetgrass does cover consevering the habitat in which sweetgrass grows, but more importantly I think it focuses on conserving the traditional southern family, and keeping those traditions going for the next generation.

We had our bowling trip to Branson, and I managed to finish Superstition by Karen Robards. There were a few plot twists there that I hadn’t quite expected, and while I’m glad I read it I am also glad I got it from the library.

Now I’m preparing for our bowling trip to Indy. I’m going to take the book I’m currently reading. Thunder At Dawn by Jill Gregory. I’m going to take Unzipped by Lois Greiman, True Believer by Nicholas Sparks, and the first 2 Harry Potter books on CD. I even had to get Mike to give me a discman so I could listen and not bother anyone who didn’t want to listen with me.

Well, I’m going to miss a lot of fun while I’m gone, and I expect you all to come here and report, and let me know how fun it all was!


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