Rox Reads: Latest Recommendations
Happy Friday! As you know, I read a lot. A LOT. Here are a few of my latest favorite reads.
She’s Not There by P.J. Parrish. I enjoyed this one so much, I’m listening to it on audio for a second time now.
They say it’s better to battle the devil you know. But what if you don’t recognize him before it’s too late?
She knows her name is Amelia, but after waking up in a hospital battered and bruised with just the clothes on her back, it’s all she knows. Unable to piece together her shattered memory, she’s haunted by a vision: menacing faces and voices implying her nightmare is far from over.
Relying only on her wits and her will to live, Amelia becomes a fugitive from a mysterious man, and a life she can’t even remember. But the past she’s fleeing has no intention of letting her go.
Still reeling from the unexpected sale of the land she and her horses live on, horse rescuer Kelsey Blaine is frantic when she comes home to find her possessions already boxed up and her house being bulldozed without any notice. Normally calm and kind, Kelsey becomes furious and impulsively cuts a privacy fence to confront the culprit–her mysterious neighbor, Joe.
Joe Kilcoyne is in a desperate place. He guards his secrets and hides from the world for a reason. He’s the hottest topic of speculation around Whiskey River, but no one has ever dared to get close to him. That is, until fiery Kelsey comes barging straight into his life.
The last thing Joe needs is for Kelsey to breach his defenses and make him confront his past. But when her sunny, open, and determined personality collide with a haunted man with no idea how to reconnect with the world, the sparks that ignite shock them both.
Snowfall at Willow Lake (The Lakeshore Chronicles) by Susan Wiggs. This is a wonderful story, with motherhood issues and animals (both my catnip). Loved it!
International lawyer Sophie Bellamy has dedicated her life to helping people in war-torn countries. But when she survives a hostage situation, she remembers what matters most—the children she loves back home. Haunted by regrets, she returns to the idyllic Catskills village of Avalon on the shores of Willow Lake, determined to repair the bonds with her family.
There Sophie discovers the surprising rewards of small-town life—including an unexpected passion for Noah Shepherd, the local veterinarian. Noah has a healing touch for anything with four legs, but he’s never had any luck with women—until Sophie. But Sophie’s heart needs healing…and both she and Noah need a chance at happiness.
Be Mine by Rick Mofina, one of my favorite crime writers. I always stay up too late with Rick’s books!
A personal message written in human blood is left for crime reporter Molly Wilson at the murder scene of her boyfriend, San Francisco Homicide Inspector, Cliff Hooper.
The horrific death of a revered cop shocks the San Francisco Police Department’s Homicide Detail. Shaken to the core, his grieving fellow detectives go flat out to find his killer under the glare of the city’s news media.
And the book I’m currently reading: My Dear One: A Novel by Deborah Small. I started this one last night and I can see I’m going to lose a lot of sleep with it!
Disgraced, and fleeing an arranged marriage, Dianna Marshall sails on the Titanic with a childless couple who offer her sanctuary in exchange for her unborn child. But when the Titanic sinks, taking her benefactor and his fortune with it, Dianna lands on foreign shores, destitute, and facing desperate choices…
Texas rancher Jake Douglas knows heartache. He lost his wife and son and childbirth. So, when his cousin’s widow washes up in New York in the company of an expectant runaway, he does the only thing his conscience will allow…
From a lush green British estate, to the windswept Texas panhandle and gritty streets of turn-of-the-20th-century New York, Dianna and Jake battle fate, family, and a society that continues to deny women independence. They also find love, love tested when Dianna is forced to choose between the life she’s been raised to lead, the child she’s come to love, and the man her heart desires…
Happy Friday – and happy reading!