Sometimes books stay with you long after you finish them. “Where the Crawdads Sing” is that kind of book. Part coming of age story, part romance, part murder mystery, part court room drama, this beautifully written novel will squeeze a lot of different emotions out of you. Continue reading
Many of you know that I have been fighting ALS since 2011. The name of my blog, Book Thoughts from Bed, alludes to the fact that I’ve been mostly confined to a hospital bed for the last 4 1/2 years due to the fact that ALS has taken away my ability to move. Yeah, it sucks, but I’m well cared for thanks to family, friends and the Veterans Administration. Unfortunately, not all people with ALS can say the same. That’s where the ALS Association comes in. ALSA provides much needed services, care and research. Their biggest fundraiser is their local walks. The one in my area is coming up and I really need to step up my fundraising.
Please consider donating to the walk. You can do that by clicking on this link: http://web.alsa.org/site/TR?fr_id=13240&pg=personal&px=3278042&s_hasSecureSession=true
The death of bitter, vindictive Mrs. Westaway sets off a chain of events that unearth long-buried secrets. Full of atmosphere and plot twists, this suspense novel is a real page turner. Continue reading
“The Summer Wives” is an engrossing novel, set in a time and place where wealthy families summered in island mansions off the coast of New England, over-drank regularly at their exclusive clubs and played a lot of bridge (actually, they probably still do most of that). It explores themes of love, family and social class in a way that is sometimes melancholy, sometimes hopeful and always engaging. Continue reading
The sudden disappearance of Kristin and her young twins has her neighbors on edge. Afterall, several of them were drinking cocktails with her in a neighbor’s backyard the night before she was reported missing. Was it foul play or did Kristin intend to disappear? Continue reading
Cassie Bowden, aka the flight attendant, is in deep trouble. She’s just woken up in a Dubai hotel room to find her one night stand with his throat slashed. She can’t remember what happened the night before and, even worse, she’s kind of wondering if she killed the guy. Continue reading
On her 21st birthday, Nell learns that she isn’t who she thinks she is. Her well-intentioned father reveals that he found her abandoned on the dock when she was 4, apparently dropped off there by one of the ships that had made the journey from England to Australia. Thus begins the unraveling of the mystery of Nell’s origins, a process that spans over 100 years. Continue reading