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Fall into a Reading Mood… October 7, 2010

Posted by Evelyn in Debut Author, Fiction, New Books, Thoughtful Ramblings, Thrillers.
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There’s something about these crisp October days that just makes you want to curl up with a good book. Here are a couple of my recent favorites.

If you’re in the mood for a book with foreign flavor, historical details, and maybe a hint of romance, try Juliet by Anne Fortier.

When their Aunt Rose dies, twins Julie and Janice Jacobs inherit everything, but not equally. Janice gets the estate, and Julie gets a key for a safe deposit box that belonged to her dead mother in Siena, Italy. Soon Julie learns that her birth name was Guilietta Tolomei and that she has a namesake ancestor who lived in Siena in 1340. Inside the safe desposit box are five versions of the play Romeo and Juliet–all previous to Shakespeare’s version. Could it be possible that her ancestor was the original Juliet? This first novel is captivating. I loved both stories–the one set in 1340 and the one in the present. And, lots of historical details add to the story.

If you’re in the mood for something a little faster paced, try The Burying Place by Brian Freeman.

Still recovering from injuries sustained in a fall from a high-level bridge, Detective Jonathan Stride is asked to help his partner investigate a baby’s kidnapping. To make matters worse, one of their department’s young female officers gets lost in the fog while on patrol and finds a serial killer’s next victim barely alive. Could it be possible that the serial killer had something to do with the baby’s disappearance? Although this book is the fifth in a series, it can stand alone. Flawed characters and multiple plot twists make The Burying Place a book you won’t want to put down.

~Evelyn

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