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.
Posted in 2018, 5 Stars, Amazon (Kindle), Amazon (UK), Amazon UK (Kindle), Audiobooks, Barabara Rosenblat, BookReviews, Books, Kathy Reichs, Lindsay Townsend, LindsayTownsend, medieval, MurderMysteries, reading, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Serial Killers, Spring, Tips, Uncategorized
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
Line for tickets at the July 9th Turn The Page Bookstore Book Signing Event in Boonsboro Maryland
Beautiful weather and people at the July 9th Event at Turn The Page Bookstore at 18 N. Main Street, Boonsboro MD 21713 – follow this link for more information about the event: http://ttpbooks.com/category/VB.html
The authors all the authors and staff had smiles. I enjoyed talking about the books they write and the libraries we both support.
Here are the pictures from the event with the authors:
July 9th, 2016 Books on Display for the Book Signing at Turn The Page Book Store
Gage Shepherd 1st in line and busy with book signing.
Hagerstown and Washington County historical account of how the Civil War impacted the people living in the war zone.
Mom and daughter writing team. Lisa loves libraries and said Hi to my librarians in Minneapolis, Minnesota – Hennepin County Library.
Maya Banks writes great books with excellently developed characters. I haven’t read any from Kendra yet more to follow as I work my way through her book.
Samantha Chase greeted us in the line and gave us a very nice pen with stylus top for tablets – thanks much, Samantha. The book I bought during the event will be the first I’ve read from you.
Thanks for the picture and signatures, Nora and for hosting the event for the Fans of your writing. I’m glad you support libraries and literacy for everyone.
Thanks to Laura for taking all the pictures with Nora and organizing the social media accounts and Fan events.
Eva and I after the book signing event – happy to have met so many of the Authors we enjoy reading.
Support for the troops evident in Boonsboro on all the lights along the downtown street. Thanks for all that have served and continue to serve USA.
Boonsboro Flowers I found after the Book Signing Event
Sunflower plants found after the book signing in Boonsboro, Maryland
Rose at the perfect point to before the peddles start to fall. I found this Rose in Boonsboro, Maryland backyard garden – thanks to those that garden.
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A story written to help you understand the criminal mind and the women in authority that search them down relentlessly.
I just finished the Audiobook “The Informant” by James Grippando & narrated by George Guidall
Wow this story was an indepth study of a serial killer.
There were many twists & turns so in the end you are surprised by why Mike was selected as the reporter getting inside information.
Well developed characters & a plot that dug deep but kept the story moving. Very well done.
George Guidall’s voice is easy to listen to. He gives voice to the characters. I recognize them from the vocal tones alone. The narration reminds me very much of a one man play.
I recommend this book to all that don’t mind finding out about the criminal mind & enjoy understanding the woman in authority that go after them relentlessly.
I got my Digital copy from Hennepin County library on OneClickDigital but I wouldn’t mind owning & revisiting these characters from time to time.
Posted in 5 Stars, George Guildall, murder, MurderMysteries, mysteries, Psychological Thriller, Serial Killers
Tagged George Guidall, James Grippando, murder, mysteries, Psychological Thriller, The Informant
Nora Roberts Book Signing Today http://ttpbooks.com/category/VB.html in Boonsboro MD at Ttpbooks.com.“Obsession In Death” to be signed by JD Robb. More than books at Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe I’m attending virtually.
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Tagged Book Review, book signing, books, Boonsboro, Brick & Mortar, J D Robb, JD Robb, Maryland, murder, mysteries, Nora Roberts, Romance Suspense, RomanceSuspense, Romantic, Romantic Suspense
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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This link takes you to the official author page:
“Festive In Death” by J.D. Robb will be arriving signed from Turn the Page Bookstore Cafe at http://ttpbooks.com/category/VB.html soon. The next in person book signing is scheduled for September 13, 2014
You can get the book signed in person at Boonsboro Maryland or virtually via the website (follow the rules on the website to indicate how you’d like the book signed).
I’ve been ordering signed books from http://ttpbooks.com/SFNT.html virtually since last year at this time. I always receive the books signed correctly and in good shape here in Minneapolis MN.
Hope all will take advantage of this opportunity to connect with the author. I’m thankful that the service is provided. If you get the chance to travel to Boonsboro MD – http://ttpbooks.com/SFNT.html is a great brick and mortar business to visit and support.
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Tagged book signing, Book Stores, books, Boonsboro, Boonsboro Maryland, Brick & Mortar, Death Series, J D Robb, Maryland, murder, Page Bookstore Cafe, RomanceSuspense
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.
Posted in 5 Stars, Audiobooks, BookReviews, Books, BookSignings, Bookstores, BrillianceAudio, Courage, Hope, Inspire, MurderMysteries, Mystery, Nora, Nora Roberts, NoraRoberts, Novel, NRBookReviews, On The Run, Passion, Roberts, Romance, Uncategorized
Tagged audiobooks, Book Review, Book Stores, books, Boonsboro, Brick & Mortar, Brilliance Audio, Elizabeth, Family Dysfunction, Hope, Inspiration, Inspirational, Maryland, mysteries, New Beginnings, Nora Roberts, reviews, RomanceSuspense, Witness Protection
“The Collector,” by Nora Roberts surprises, entertains and inspires. Lila is charming with how she makes the most out of all situations. She’s always willing to help out which, in one case, may get her into some trouble.
I don’t want to give away any of the treasures you must uncover for yourself, so not much about the details of the story here. This is a murder mystery romance. It’s also an adventure, comedy and drama.
Laughter, crying and anger are the emotions I experience as I read “The Collector”. Nora is very good at pulling the emotions out of me. She also writes page turners I’m unable to put down – home run with this book. Descriptions of the settings are out of site from downtown New York – street level and a bird’s eye view from the 14th floor window – to Italy. Beautiful scenes of the people, city and rural landscape. Nora took me there for an afternoon better than any movie.
The hard cover book is pictured above with cover and without. Note the back flap is hard to read so I’ll give the credits here:
Jacket design by Richard Hasselberger
Jacket photograph of city
Copyright Sandra Kreuzinger/Getty Images
Photograph of the author Copyright Bruce Wilder [Personal note from me – thank you Bruce Wilder for an excellent picture of Nora – love the scene you chose to frame your subject.]
a member of
Penguin Group (USA)
“The Collector” book is well crafted and very beautiful with burgundy shades and gold lettering on cover and spine. A great edition to any library shelf. Mine also has a signature from the author virtually via the link: http://ttpbooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=TTPB&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=COLLECTOR_HC
Getting a personalized copy of your own is still an option, just follow the link above and be sure to read my post at this link: https://melissablanchard62.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/facebook-posting-from-turn-the-page-bookstore/
Where you’ll learn all the best practices to get your signed copy anywhere in the world that mail is able to reach.
I also purchased the audiobook from iTunes at this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/the-collector-unabridged/id852344791
Julia Whelan is an excellent narrator. Her accents and vocal artistry identified each character for me. Every inflection of Julia’s voice convey the emotions of the characters. I enjoy listening to Julia and will again I hope. Nora’s excellent dialog and seamless narratives did the rest.
I hope you all find “The Collector,” as entertaining and adventurous as I do. Now I’m off to read, “Shadow Spell” by Nora Roberts. I’m loving the Cousins O’Dwyer’s trilogy so far. Thank you Nora Roberts for delivering with “The Collector”.
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Tagged audiobooks, Book Review, Book Stores, books, Boonsboro, Brick & Mortar, Bruce Wilder, Copyright Bruce Wilder, Inspiration, Italy, Maryland, murder, mysteries, New York, Nora Roberts, reading, reviews, RomanceSuspense, The Collector