Bullseye by James Patterson

bullseyeAnother book in the Michael Bennett series. I love this character and the story lines are always thrilling, but he always go home to his big family. A great read. icn_5star (review by Donna Rickey)

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The Island House by Nancy Thayer

islandhouseI loved this book. I wish I could spend my summers on Nantucket, like the main character Courtney does. Strong characters and story line. icn_5star(review by Donna Rickey)

 

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The Romance and Reality of My Life by Charles Rowland

romance&realityI loved this book because of how old it is and how it shows the way of life of long ago.  I also have a personal connection to this author because his is my grandmother’s uncle.  icn_5star

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The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

couplenextdoorThey say you never what happens behind closed doors and this is especially true in Lapena’s page turner, The Couple Next Door.  I was lucky enough to get a galley of this novel which is set to come out August 23rd.   Marco and Anne Conti look like they have it all- happy marriage, beautiful house and young baby; but looks can be deceiving. At a dinner party next door to their townhouse they decide to leave the baby sleeping in the nursery and just bring the baby  monitor over to listen for any noises.   Big mistake!  When the couple comes back from their late night dinner party, their little baby Cora is gone and all hell breaks loose.  This is a page turner with many twists and turns and will leave you guessing until the end.  If you liked Gone Girl, put this on reserve.  You won’t be sorry. icn_4star2

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Elizabeth I by Margaret George

elizabeth1A marvelous historian who fully related the emotional, political and personal impact of world history on this Queen and the impact of events she initiated, upon the world.   George does not neglect the juicy bits that made a book worth reading.  icn_5star

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The Last One by Alexander Oliva

lastoneIf you like books with a bit of “reality” and enjoy a thriller of a ride, look no further than The Last One by Alexander Oliva.  A debut novel,  The Last One, starts with the premise of 12 contestants who are going on a Survivor-like reality show when a pandemic moves in and destroys the world as they know it or is that part of the  warped reality series?  This book was a real page turner which had me on the seat of my chair.  I guarantee this book will climb up the charts and this will not be the last we’ve heard of new author Oliva.  A quick suspenseful read! icn_4star2

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You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Live an Awesome Life by: Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome LifeI’m not really into self-help books and I normal disregard them completely when I come in contact with them, but I stumbled upon this self-help book by accident and I’m so thankful I did. This was probably the most motivating and uplifting books I could have read this summer. It was a nice quick, funny, and inspiring read that focuses on acknowledging and appreciating your inner “badass” while eliminating all self doubt and sabotaging habits and ideologies that can hold you back. I picked the book up and barely put it down until I finished it. The best part about the book is Jen (the author) ends every chapter by saying “Love Yourself” and then gives a reason why you should. Each reasoning is more true and honest that the previous. I’ve been telling anyone who will listen about this book. Wonderful read. 5

Review done by: Makeba Ross

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