Wednesday, March 9, 2016

BOOK TALK: The Other Daughter

Title The Other Daughter
Author Lisa Gardner
Pages 413 Pages
Intended Target Audience Adult
Genre Thriller/Suspense
Published Bantam (July 6, 1999)
Find It On Goodreads ● Amazon

The Blurb from Amazon:

Twenty years ago, Melanie Stokes was abandoned in a Boston hospital, then adopted by a wealthy young couple. Gifted with loving parents, a doting brother, and an indulgent uncle, Melanie has always considered herself lucky. Until the first cryptic, threatening note arrives: “You Get What You Deserve.”

Melanie has no memory of her life before the adoption. Now someone wants her to remember it all—even the darkest nightmare the Stokes family ever faced: the murder of their first daughter. As Melanie pursues every lead and chases every shadow in search of her real identity, two seemingly unrelated events from her past will come together in a dangerous explosion of truth.

It's been a long time since I've read a mystery. Too long actually. But this book is exactly what a mystery should be! As I was reading the first half of the book, I was thinking that it was going to be a 3 star rating, but then it just got better and better! I absolutely could not figure out how it was going to end! Every time I thought I had solved it, the author would twist me around again! Delicious! I enjoyed this one so much.

The characters were completely believable, and the story was written perfectly in my opinion. I was actually afraid I was going to be let down at the ending, but boy was I wrong. If you like suspenseful mysteries, you will love this book. Check it out!

Friday, March 4, 2016

FREE BOOKS: March 4, 2016

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When fragmented images and unfocused panic force Noelle St. Claire to flee her wealthy, sheltered life in New York, she gains sanctuary on a ranch in the Rocky Mountains.
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 Leah Barringer and her brother, Jacob, have come to love the rugged Alaskan Territory they call home.

But when Jacob determines to join an arctic expedition, Leah realizes her heart yearns for more than this solitary existence.

The unexpected arrival of Jayce Kincaide, the man who spurned her ten years before, awakens feelings that Leah would much prefer to leave buried. As Jayce sets out to prove he's a changed man, Leah cannot deny the effect he once again has upon her. But the appearance of a young investigator casts a cloud over Jayce's past...and over Leah's dreams for the future.
Born into affluence, Mia Stanley is a winsome socialite with a knack for matchmaking. She's also a writer for Godey's Lady's Book magazine, much to the disdain of her family--and their society friends. A proper young lady of her social standing isn't meant to labor in such a way, but Mia has always had a way with words...

When her writing draws her into the world of downtrodden seamen's wives on Philadelphia's docks, Mia uncovers a scheme that puts her in harm's way. But her heart ends up on the line as well...Has her determination to always make a match driven away the one man whose esteem she covets?