I hope you are enjoying the Spring where you are. It’s sunny in Minneapolis. I’ve been gardening see pictures here: https://photos2shareblog.com/2019/05/12/happy-mothers-day-all-especially-those-in-heaven/
I’ve been listening to JD Robb’s latest In Death Book too, “Connections In Death”. Very well written & narrated by Susan Erickson. This series is about developing family connections beyond those related to you. It’s a community of characters helping one another out while doing their jobs. I recommend this series to all that enjoy crime drama & finding connections worth holding onto.
Check out another great author here:
Lindsay Townsend never disappoints with her witty & timely stories of suspense & romance. Stories that inspire. Worth a click to check out her stories.
May you all find the hope of Spring & enjoy some outside time maybe with family, friends, passerby or a friendly clerk. Smile not only do you feel better doing it you find wonderful connections.
A beautiful view from my terrace garden. Find your view
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The green is appearing once again in Minnesota so its time to bring some Spring reading ideas.
Here’s the latest from one one of my favorite authors:
Lindsay’s Book Chat
I’m enjoying a mystery thriller that makes you think of things that go bump in the night and laugh out loud at some at Kathy Reichs’s witticisms in her book “Deja Dead”. I like the audiobook so the narrator Barbara Rosenblat is also a favorite of mine. It’s like listening to a one woman play very well done.
Smile Amazon Deja Dead Book Link
If you use Amazon and audible for your audiobook purchases remember to link to Smile.amazon.com where you can pick the charity of your choice while getting much enjoyment from all the products available on Amazon.
Take some time today to begin a new book and take an arm chair journey to places near and far.
Reading is fundamental to leaning about the world around you and the many personalities all around you.
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I love a good mystery and Agatha Christie is a favorite author of mine.
I saw this audiobook on Amazon when I was looking for something new to listen too. I was not disappointed.
It seems like every generation of fine actors come together to adapt this book to a movie script and this time they have a another great cast to add their interpretation to this masterpiece of suspense and intrigue.
This cast is all star for the movie and Kenneth Branagh does an excellent narration for the audiobook as well as play the lead in the movie.
I rented the movie from Xfinity too and I’m enjoying it on a cold winter’s night in Minneapolis MN. That’s right snow fall and cold conditions in April here in Minnesota. I hope you enjoy the book and the movie and if you’re in the path of the Minnesota snow storm you’ll be able to relate to those souls on the train trapped by snow.
Here’s a link for the audiobook:
Murder on the Orient Express via Audible
Posted in 5 Stars, Adaptations, Agatha Christie, Amazon, Audiobooks, BookReviews, Books, Murder on the Orient Express, MurderMysteries, mysteries, Mystery
“Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with A Remarkable Man”
By William Shatner with David Fisher.
I recommend this book as a journey of life encompassing a shared career and friendship between actors that I enjoyed growing up.
Listening to Mr. Shatner’s excellent narration to share his love of Leonard Nimoy was a privilege and a priceless gift of insight into what makes a career and friendship.
I am a Star Trek fan growing up and in my 55 years of enjoying Mr. Shatner and Mr. Nimoy in all their many roles I found this book a gift that helped me to see the beauty of pursing a career and how it impacts living life to the fullest.
I’m thankful that I took the time to listen to this well written book.
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Sarah Addison Allen to sign at Turn the Page on Saturday – Herald Mail Media: Life.
Great bookstore on main street Boonsboro MD. More than books are available virtually and in person. Check out the website at: TTPBooks.com.
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I’m traveling to Boonsboro, Maryland for the November 1st book signing event at Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe see this link for further details: http://ttpbooks.com/category/VB.html
I’ve been listening to the In Death Series on digital audio and just completed book 20 in the series.
This title is available via this link: http://ttpbooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=TTPB&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=1AUDIOJDRa20
Summerset shines in this continuing story of the crime busting, Lieutenant Eve Dallas. 10 year old Nixie Swisher finds solace with Summerset when Lieutenant Dallas needs to keep her safe in the fortress Roarke built.
JD Robb writes several moving and vivid scenes in “Survivor In Death”. The most memorable was the trip to the morgue to take Nixie to say goodbye to her murdered family. Every time I read this section of the book I cry. It reminds me so much of those I’ve said goodbye to as a child and adult. The crowning scene though is when Nixie goes back to Lieutenant Eve and Roarke’s house and sits with Summerset. Brings tears to my eyes just remembering the moment between them. Take some time today and experience these touching scenes. This story is also a great Fall book – I love how Peabody describes the falling leaves and how bare the trees are after all the leaves have gone before the first snow falls. So true to the mid-west and New York too. May you find comfort for any loses you’ve experienced as you read “Survivor In Death”. Peace.
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I recommend “Festive In Death”, by J.D. Robb.
Trina needs to tag Eve in this story when a friend finds herself in a situation that demands the services of a murder cop.
J.D. Robb delivers in this fresh In Death tale of double crossing lovers and a conniving personal trainer.
I didn’t figure out who did the murder until the very end. The journey to finding the murderer is brilliantly interwoven with Christmas shopping, and preparing for the annual gala thrown at Lieutenant Dallas and Roarke palatial home.
J.D. Robb is an artist painting a word picture with fantastic dialog and narration that is completely engrossing. The world and characters that make up the In Death series is maintained and consistent with each new release. Festive In Death develops Trina in a new way without taking away from the core players that all fans love so well.
Susan Ericksen, In Death narrator in the audiobooks, does an excellent job bringing each character to life with her voice inflection and flowing delivery of the script. I purchased my copy with my iPhone at the iTunes store. Listening to the reading is like attending a play. Every move, feeling and expression is represented during the telling.
I appreciate both the hard copy and the audiobook each have their own gifts to bring to the story and reader.
Thank you J.D. Robb for writing another best seller that stays true to the beautiful characters you have created over the years. I also appreciate the signed copy – you know how to treat your fans and I’m happy to be one.
Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe http://ttpbooks.com/ is also something I’m grateful for – offering book signings both on site and virtually. I know it takes a lot of work to track all the orders and get them safely to their destinations. Thanks to one and all.
In Death Series Fan,
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I haven’t forgotten my book reviews just have to make the time to write about the fantastic books I’ve read recently.
THE ROYERS OF RENFREW by Marie & Maxine Beck
Just finished this book from a Nora Robert Book signing event and available at ttpbook.com at this link http://ttpbooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=TTPB&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=tBMM_ROYERS1
This is a wonderfully written account of one family’s experiences for one year living in the 1800’s in Pennsylvania USA. Ups and down’s of growing up before there was indoor plumbing, electricity and hard wood floors.
I’ll write more about this book soon. Catching up on all my blogs and finding it a pleasure to share my thoughts on the books I love to read.
All your comments are welcome. Keep on reading and writing both lift the soul and spirit to learn, share and grow.
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Why read “The Witness” by Nora Roberts?
Consider a young girl, Elizabeth, finds out her Mother didn’t give birth to her for love but to make the best out of a sperm donor’s DNA. Elizabeth finds herself at 16 a college student that has never been on a date nor has she ever been shopping with friends. She has an opportunity to have a day shopping with a girl from her old high school and forging fake ID’s for them to go out to a popular club.
Elizabeth soon finds herself running for her life. What comes next will change her life in ways she would have never dreamed possible.
Will this naive girl survive into womanhood? If so, what sort of life will she have?
All this and more will be answered by Nora Roberts as the story unfolds. You’ll discover what happened to Elizabeth, her Mother and the Federal Agents assigned to protect Elizabeth or is it to prosecute?
“The Witness,” kept me guessing. It is a snapshot of a girl left on her own with no guidance and the trouble that finds her. A Mother’s love is important and this story shows why on so many levels.
The adult Elizabeth finds she still has things to learn about finding and keeping love between a man and a woman too. She has to find the courage and wisdom within herself to pursue the man of her dreams while staying safe from the men from her nightmares.
Nora brings all the characters in this book to life from the shy and bookish Elizabeth to the sterile, demanding and unfeeling Mother you’ll find those you love and those you will love to hate in this adventure of the heart.
There are very few writers that could bring a character like Elizabeth to life, but Nora Roberts does it beautifully. From the style of Elizabeth’s hair to the experience of wearing her first pair of heals, you will not be disappointed. This is a definite re-read for me. So much detail needs to be savored.
I hope you pick up “The Witness” by Nora Roberts and see for yourself what makes this coming of age story a suspenseful drama full of mystery and hope. You can get the book in the following formats at the links below:
If you buy with the second link you can ask to have it signed by the author and its on clearance for $10.00.
I also enjoyed the audiobook performance by Julia Whelan. She brings out all the emotions of the characters in her voice tone and reading style. Lovely job, Julia, thank you.
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What sets “The Ornament” by Zeke Changuris apart making it a must read novel for all ages? This is the journey of a young photojournalist striving to be the best when the woman of his dreams starts working at the same TV news station. The courtship of Amy and Sam is full of all the detail of what goes into being a good news anchor and photojournalist along with all the personal struggles these two face living life.
Zeke shows us how a single frame of video captures the emotions of a moment out of time. He brings to sharp focus all that goes into being human from dating, marriage and finding the courage to say what’s in you heart to a woman you’ve loved all your life.
“The Ornament” allows us to see inside the TV news profession in a whole new way. Zeke details the ups and downs in a news anchor’s and photojournalist’s personal as well as professional life. The journey takes us to Hagerstown, Maryland to Operation Freedom in Iraq and back to Washington, DC.
Zeke Changuris writes from the heart about a profession he loves and how hard it is to find and keep true love. Zeke’s characters are easy to imagine as well as the places they inhabit. Vivid descriptions as only a photographer can capture are brought to life in Zeke’s dialog and narrative. Beautifully and poignantly written.
Reading to me is finding something new about the human condition that is both inspiring and helps me see myself a little more clearly. “The Ornament” does this and more. It pulls the emotions out of me. I feel for Sam and I have a better understanding of what a man experiences as he travels through life.
Thank you, Zeke Changuris for sharing these beautiful characters with me and all readers that enjoy a story that celebrates living life to the fullest. Keep on writing from the heart, Zeke, you have a gift to not only bring characters to life off the page but to also share the complex emotions that make up each and everyone of us.
I bought my copy at the following link: http://ttpbooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=TTPB&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=ZC_ORNAMENT
From Turn the Page Bookstore Cafe at a Nora Roberts sponsored book signing event. I hope you all take a few minutes to check out this book and order from TTPBooks.com a safe and secure way to get books quickly and in great condition all over the world.
“The Ornament” is a must read book for our time for all ages. My book reviews are my own. I only strive to help readers find books that I’ve enjoyed and found some new insights into the human condition. Comments are welcomed.
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