Monday, August 3, 2009

A Couple Of Book Recommendations...

I recently had the week off which meant, aside from eating chocolate and taking naps, plenty of reading time on the front porch! And I was fortunate to have a couple good books on hand.

First, I finished up Things Left Unspoken by Eva Marie Everson. If you like a good Southern drama (and you know I do!), you'll enjoy this one. Set in the thick of the South, the novel follows Jo-Lynn Hunter back to her hometown of Cottonwood, Georgia for her uncle's funeral, where she snags a job remodeling the family home into a museum. But a crumbling marriage, family secrets, and violent attacks threaten to keep her from seeing the project through. It's an entertaining read with a great cast of characters and a lot of Southern charm.

Then I slipped on over to a crime drama, The Stones Cry Out by Sibella Giorello. If you're okay with the grittiness that comes with the genre, you should check this one out. FBI agent Raleigh Harmon is called in to conduct a civil rights investigation and is quickly drawn into a web of questionable politicians, angry citizens and witnesses who won't talk. But, knowing the sting of violent crime for herself, Raleigh is determined to discover the truth at all costs. Snappy writing and a quickly-paced plot make this one a lot of fun. And it's set in my hometown of Richmond, VA so it was particularly enjoyable for me to see the many landmarks I'm so familiar with!

So run out and grab some new books. Summer's almost over. Read 'em while you can!

3 comments:

Ethan M. said...

I'm reading Ted Dekker's Circle books right now. I finished Black and know I'm on the 3rd Lost Book. There's like 11 books altogether! 0_o

Jennifer Valent said...

I actually just got Black, too. Haven't started it yet. Did you like it?

Cady said...

I'm reading a book, Aunt Jen. I'm reading "Nancy Drew And The Clue Crew".