Nancy's Notes - January 16, 2014
Nora Roberts is one of the few female authors who is popular with both men and women. Her most recent is, “Dark Witch”. With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving acceptance. From her maternal grandmother she learned where to find it, in County Mayo, Ireland where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations and where her destiny awaits. She arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an optimistic attitude, and a talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives. Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself and live her life as she wants. But nothing is as it seems. An ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other.
Mickey Haller returns in Michael Connelly’s latest thriller, “God’s of Guilt”. Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.
Janet Evanovich has entertained readers for several years with her Stephanie Plum series. She is now up to volume number twenty with, “Takedown Twenty”. New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with the family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it’s up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy and nobody wants to turn him in. Even Trenton cop, Joe Morelli, has a stake in the game, because the godfather is his actual godfather. And while Morelli understands that the law is the law, his old-world grandmother, Bella, is doing everything she can to throw Stephanie off the trail.
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