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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Plain Harry – I recommend Check Out Kindle version follow Link.
Click link above to check out Lindsay’s latest book.
Lindsay Townsend Great Books to check out
New title out Plain Harry Sweet Medieval – I’m going to check out this book for my summer reading – see the links above to do the same.
Lindsay delivers interesting characters and well researched historical fiction. I enjoy her writing. The dialog is believable and the rhythm of the words flows with no effort from the reader.
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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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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
Nora Roberts’ Book signing July 19th at Boonsboro Maryland. A record number attended the 19th Anniversary Book Signing event.
Here are the books I have on order for virtual signing. Some great authors in attendance today. Reports from Facebook at this link: https://www.facebook.com/ttpbooks show many satisfied customers.
BM_KGI9 WHEN DAY BREAKS by Maya Banks
TC_1ASHES LADY OF ASHES by Christine Trent
BM_BREATH2 FEVER by Maya Banks
WS_PROTECTED THE PROTECTED by Shiloh Walker
1aFESTIVE FESTIVE IN DEATH (SEPT 9 ON SALE) by J. D. Robb
1aCELEBRITY CELEBRITY IN DEATH by J D Robb (Special Offer)
1aINDULGENCE INDULGENCE IN DEATH by J D Robb (Special Offer)
Thanks to all at Turn The Page and the authors that make virtual signings possible.
Get your signed copies virtually all over the world at ttpbooks.com just remember to put your name or Just Sign in the box toward the middle of the ordering page.
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Tagged Anniversary Book Signing, book signing, Book Stores, books, Boonsboro, Boonsboro Maryland, Brick & Mortar, Christine Trent, Facebook, HistoricalRomance, J D Robb, JD Robb, Maryland, MayaBanks, Nora Roberts, RomanceSuspense, Shiloh Walker
Why do I recommend, “Shadow Spell” by Nora Roberts?
First, “Shadow Spell” is a mystery that spans the centuries. Nora does an excellent job connecting the Autumn of 1268 with the Autumn of 2013. Eamon and Connor are kindred spirits finding common ground in the spiritual world.
Second, I find “Shadow Spell an intriguing study of old and new Ireland from the landscape to the customs. Especially how each family unit made their income then and now. Nora’s description of the tourism of modern Ireland makes me want to visit there and see for myself.
Finally, “Shadow Spell” speaks to the heart. The importance of family in the good and bad times. Learning how to work through disagreements within the family both those of the blood and those created through love and understanding. Nora let me see how love grows through sharing and caring.
I hope you find the story of “Shadow Spell” as inspiring and enlightening as I have. I’m looking forward to reading “Blood Magick” by Nora Roberts, hopefully to be released in October of 2014. I’m hoping Cabhan gets what he deserves in this final installment. I feel it will take spiritual strength and heart that extends back to the year 1268.
I purchased the novel “Shadow Spell” by Nora Roberts online via Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe at this link http://ttpbooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=TTPB&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=COD2
Requesting signed books is still possible. Please follow the instructions on the website carefully to be sure to get the book signed as you request, see this link for further information https://melissablanchard62.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/facebook-posting-from-turn-the-page-bookstore/
The site is safe and secure – I’ve been using it since August 2013 with great success. I visited Boonsboro, MD last July and am also able to say the staff and store are both friendly and helpful in customer service and layout.
Audio is also available via ttpbooks.com but I didn’t realize until after I purchased the audiobook on iTunes via Brilliance Audio see this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/shadow-spell-book-two-cousins/id824435002
The narrator, Allan Smyth, has a lovely accent which adds to the feel of traveling to Ireland. Nora’s excellent descriptive writing does the rest. I enjoyed listening as I did my daily walks and working on preparing my meals. Allan’s ability to bring emotions to life with his tone of voice brought depth to the battle scenes.
Thank you Nora Roberts, for giving us this story of family that spans the centuries in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy with Book 1, “The Dark Witch” reviewed at this link: https://melissablanchard62.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/dark-witch-book-one-of-the-cousins-odwyer-trilogy-by-nora-roberts/ and Book 2, “The Shadow Spell” and Fall release of “Blood Magick”.
You deliver with every book and I appreciate all you share from the romance, to the family love that is of blood and spirit. I appreciate the signature as well. I did “Imagine” and found acceptance and love. Peace.
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“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”.
Posted in Amazon, Audiobooks, BookReviews, Books, BookSignings, Bookstores, Hope, Inspire, Italy, iTunes, MurderMysteries, Mystery, New York, Nora Roberts, NoraRoberts, NRBookReviews, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe
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
Ava is in Washington DC it’s warm and humid when she’s planning for a big event at a museum. The museum her ex-lover owns which brings back the memories of the breakup. She’s also dealing with a call that says her main assistant who she relies on heavily, Adair MacLean, is missing.
From beginning to end this book is mysterious and Ashley Barron does a great job blending the old romance Ava’s character had with Kader and the mystery of Adair’s disappearance.
The story entitled “Ava” takes us on an adventure of intrigue and danger with many actors. The Priya club (formed by college friends) adds depth to the tale.
I enjoyed Ashley Barron’s writing style and hope to soon be able to read Bonner’s story.
I bought my copy of the book from Amazon’s Kindle for iPad click on the link below:
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Tagged Adair MacLean, Ashley, Ashley Barron, AshleyBarron, Barron, Book Review, books, murder, mysteries, Professional Woman, reading, reviews, RomanceSuspense, Washington DC
Image from an Internet Google search on the phrase: The English Daughter, by Lindsay Townsend
“The English Daughter,” by Lindsay Townsend is a beautifully written romantic suspense novel showing the same mastery of the genre as Phyllis A. Whitney in her novel “Hunter’s Green”.
How do I explain the significance of this style of writing? Scenes so well crafted I can see the characters in my mind’s eye. Flowing movement of the players in quiet desperation to escape an evil force that is not fully identified until the very end.
“The English Daughter,” is about life and death with a tender romance that heals Val’s self-image. The love scenes are tasteful and allow for imagination – they are not the focus of the tale. The mystery of Val’s dreams and the unknown killer is the purpose of the telling.
First, I traveled to Corfu in Val’s dream – vivid and dark, where she witnesses a crime she could not have seen. Then I arrive in the beautiful Corfu – a place I’ve never been but feel as though I’ve been there through the brilliant depictions designed by Lindsay.
Beautiful landscapes, towns and intense sunlight is the backdrop where the crime was committed. Lindsay also uses Val’s vocation of piano restorer in the narrative. She weaves the intricacies of restoring wood to its original unblemished state into the healing of her cast.
Why do I recommend this book to all that enjoy romantic suspense? The account of Val’s life and travels in the here and now and in her dreams brings fulfillment to me as a reader. All of Lindsay Townsend’s work has had this impact on me. Her writing is a reminder to me of why I love reading books. Examing her work now takes me back to the stories I read as a teenager finding ideas of stories I’d like to explore from my Grandma Effie’s book of the month club. When yarns were written to engage the reader and take them on an adventure of discovery. “The English Daughter,” is a story that appeals to all generations and all genders. I hope you take the time to look up this book and take a trip to Corfu.
I enjoyed the audiobook production of this story as well. The narrator, Michelle Ford, does an excellent job of telling the account. Her voice is very melodic keeping me absorbed in the descriptive tale as I listen to it over and over.
I bought the audiobook from the following source:
Kindle e-book is available at the link below
Learn of other points of purchase at Lindsay Townsend’s blog:
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