Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Reading Ahead: August 2014, part 1

One of the most glorious things about summer, to this librarian, is the sudden influx of books as publishers seek to tempt readers into spending hot, sultry days lounging with a book instead of doing something like yardwork or turning on the stove in 90 degree heat (if you like those things, more power to you!).  And if you're looking for a light, fluffy bit of entertainment to put in your beach bag, look no further!

Driving With the Top Down, by Beth Harbison.  Three women, two weeks, one convertible.  Sometimes, life doesn't take you in the direction you expect.  Harbison can be counted on to give readers a good laugh among some tense situations, and a good look at the true meaning of friendship.  Perfect vacation fair.

Heroes Are My Weakness, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.  A hot love story set in Maine's deeply cold winter.  He's a reclusive author.  She's a down-on-her-luck actress resorting to staging kids puppet shows to make ends meet.  When they were young, he broke her heart.  Now that she's returned home, can he convince her that he's changed?  Sounds like a perfectly steamy summer romance .

Love Letters, by Debbie Macomber.  Latest in Macomber's very popular Rose Harbor novel series, Love Letters celebrates the power of love, and how a well-timed bit of hope can mend a broken heart.  A gentle novel of courage and love, in the perfect summer setting.  

If you'd rather spend your hot summer days reading something that sends a shiver down your spine, never fear!  I'll be sharing a bunch of new suspense, thriller and mystery titles in the next few posts.  In the meantime, have a happy and safe Fourth of July, and happy reading.

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