Only because June’s Lace by Cathy Lamb made me want to put on a white lace dress, have a daisy crown, live and travel in a camper and fulfill my dream of visiting the PNW. Lisa Jackson is an author whose books I read but I didn’t really like her share here. Other authors are Cathy Lamb, Holly Chamberlin and Rosalind Noonan.
A book about second chances, cutting ties from a past that has shaped how life and love are viewed and lived. A good enough read for those lazy summer afternoons at the beach.
There are books that you want to either rush reading to get to the end or not read at all because you are so upset with what is happening in the plot. This is one of those books.
I wanted to peek at the end to see how the story goes but I dared not. I also wanted to stop reading because it was affecting much that I think about it when I am doing something else. A well played plot, you have to be on your best analytical mind to be able to follow the past and present parts of the book because it was not written sequentially, which made reading it so much more interesting. How can one write a dark and intense plot with an easy flare? If there were big words used, I probably did not notice but the writing style was easy to read and follow yet the scenarios were too scary to imagine.
The relief (ok, this is clue enough) that I felt at the end of the book made me shed a few tears. It is that good.
The Obsession (Nora Roberts) was more on romance than the suspense. I knew right away that it was ______ who was stalking her. It was because… Read the book if you want to know what happened. This for me, is almost like a feel-good book with a little dark side.
Although I found the plot likable, there were some things in it that made me question the time the story happened. It certainly felt like it did happen back in the 50’s.
Archie is like a geyser with so much energy and adventure-seeking spirit in him that is just waiting to come out. Lucy’s ability to reach out to others is in a way endearing. Or not,
Anyway, what I liked better was Lavinia and John’s story unfolding after 50 years. i teared up a bit when John’s letter was read:
“So I am left with nothing but to wish you happiness, my darling, to hope that any hurt I engendered healed quickly, that someone worthy of you won your heart and made you happy. If I were a better man I would hope that you forgot me. But I am not. I hope you remembered me, infrequently but kindly, because I know every day for the rest of my life I will have thought of you.”
Raining Cat Sitters and Dogs by Blaize Clement. I like the storyline though Dixie is not too nosy like the other main characters of cozy mysteries. I also like it that the romance part is slowly developing. I hope to read other installments of this series.