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Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour

"This novel tells a bizarre story of a young black man who rises to the top of a sales team in a cult-like corporation. As he gains financial power, he sacrifices his relationships with loved ones and explores life in the fast lane with alcohol, drugs, and sex. The book is a tangled mess; the wild ride made me wonder why I was reading it." - D. Zelamsky

1/4 stars.

Out of the Corner: A Memoir by Jennifer Grey

"Jennifer Grey is the daughter of Joel Grey and starred in the movie Dirty Dancing. She writes about her early life, as a rebellious teen, and her current life in a way we all can relate to. She was engaged to both Matthew Broderick and Johnny Depp, and she won DWTS Season 11. It is a well-written book revealing her own truth. She has been through both happy and sad days like all of us." - L. Caran

4/4 stars.

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

"This book will stay with me for a while. The main character is endearing, authentic and complex. The story is suspenseful in the right places, historical for depth and just a beautiful read." - A. Green

4/4 stars.

No Forever Like Nantucket (Sweet Island Inn Novel, Book 6) by Grace Palmer

"The Bennet sisters, Sara, Eliza and Holly are all living on Nantucket. Mom, Mae, has just become engaged, but before she can celebrate her engagement, she learns a conglomerate is building a large hotel/spa that will all but put her inn out of business. Mae and the Bennet sisters have two months to try to save the inn. At the same time, Eliza, Sara and Holly are dealing with their own personal crises. Engrossing story line, but because this is Book 6 of a series, the reader is left wondering what happens to the inn and the sisters’ lives." - E. Pasquali

3/4 stars.

Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith

"So, breaking from my summer theme of beaches but expanding on tea and bakeries, this cozy mystery series caught my interest. It is set in Pennsylvania Dutch country, one of my favorite places. The main character Daisy has returned to her childhood home and opened a tea garden with her aunt. This first book introduces us to a group of caring characters, the world of tea and scones while solving who murdered a local shop owner." - F. Schwarz

3/4 stars.

A Deadly Danish (Beachfront Bakery) by Fiona Grace

"Continuing with my summer beach themed reading the 4th book in the series again is a Fiona Grace cozy mystery with enough silliness to make it a fun read and twist to keep you guessing who the killer is. The cast of characters and love interests keep you invested. And the flavor combos at the different eateries are a bonus." - F. Schwarz

3/4 stars.

A Villa in Sicily: Orange Groves and Vengeance by Fiona Grace

"Started to read this series because my family is from Sicily. I’ve continued to read these books because the premise is silly and I love the description of the Sicilian culture. The plots are twisted enough to keep me guessing. Grace even finds a way to bring the mafia into these stories." - F. Schwarz

3/4 stars.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

"Another fantastic book by Hannah! The Nightingale takes place in France on the eve of WWII. The story follows two French sisters who share an estranged and sad childhood. The two young women struggle to survive when France is invaded by the Germans. Both sisters help fight the war in two very different ways but can they mend their broken relationship in the midst of war?" - E. Castellano

4/4 stars.

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

"Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing, a deadly plague ravages the population, and from space a ruthless Lunar leader threatens war. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle.

Girl Missing Series by Kate Gable

"Detective Kaitlyn Carr’s 13-year-old sister, Violet, goes missing. Shortly thereafter, Violet’s friend is missing. Kaitlyn is assisted by FBI special agent and lover, Luke Gavinson, Kaitlyn is working against time, knowing the chance of finding her sister alive lessens each day and that the case will soon become a ”cold case.” Each book ends with a cliff hanger regarding Violet’s fate. Should not be read out of sequence, since each book picks up where the last one ended. A page-turner." - E. Pasquali

4/4 stars.

Keeper of the Light by Diane Chamberlain

"A beautifully written book with backstory and present plot skillfully infused. The main character is endearing and I rooted for her to the very end. A great read." - A. Green

4/4 stars.

Not Dead Yet: An Eva Rae Thomas Mystery by Willow Rose

"Five Years after having disappeared, Nancy Henry returns. She claims amnesia. She was found in the water, with a concussion and wrist burns and left for dead. husband remarried. FBI profiler, Eva Rae Thomas investigates the case. Is Nancy’s life still in danger? Who does she fear? What secrets does she hold? Complicating Eva Rae’s professional life is a personal life of coping with pregnancy, adolescent children, and the baby’s father. A fast, engaging read with a very unexpected twist." - E. Pasquali 

3/4 stars.

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

"Another satisfying read by Hoover. The majority of the story is romance with an infusion of drama toward the end. A quick, easy and beautiful read." - A. Green

4/4 stars.

Unnatural Exposure (Kay Scarpetta) by Patricia Cornwell

"A mutant pox virus is killing people and Virginia’s chief medical examiner, Dr. Kay Scarpetta, is trying to identify the virus and the bioterrorist developing the virus, disseminating it, and dismembering two of its victims. The killer, using the handle, Deadoc, emails Kay with unnerving photos. Kay may be a victim of the virus; her lab assistant is. Kay’s lover, Benton Wesley, an FBI profiler, and her FBI agent niece, Lucy, are also working the case, along with police Captain Pete Morino. As with all Kay Scarpetta mysteries, it is engrossing and chilling. A superb read." - E. Pasquali

On Ocean Boulevard by Mary Alice Monroe

"We meet again the Rutledge family a few years later with Cara’s niece returning from California after losing her job and breaking up with her boyfriend. In this book we see the great strength of Cara as she helps her family cope and work to rebuild their future while she tries to decide what she wants her own to be." - F. Schwarz

4/4 stars.