Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Warm Moonlight

Warm Moonlight by Joseph Wurtenbaugh

This was a Kindle Single so I'm not sure if this is available if you don't have a Kindle.

This is a short story of a woman telling her great-grand-daughter an amazing tale of adventure, peril and rescue.  The story is told as a short chapter in the life of the grandmother.  It is up to the young woman whether to believe if it is true or not and how to use the information.

This is a really nice short story.  I recommend it as a quick read for an afternoon.

A Provencal Mystery

A Provencal Mystery by Ann Elwood

This is a historical novel combined with a mystery novel.

An American historian and professor researching for her tenure paper spends her days going through the historical records of a nearby convent in a small town in Provence, France.  Suddenly, the diary of a 17th century nun appears in her research material.  She is distracted from the research giving her the facts and figures of the inhabitant of the convent.  She tries to stay on task but is encouraged by a friend, a nun, to keep going with the new material.

First, an apparent murder occurs in the diary.  Second, an apparent murder occurs in the research library.  Our historian and her colleagues are the suspects.  Soon, it seems if she can solve the 17th century murder, she can solve the murder from now as well.

This was a really fun, fast read.  I highly recommend it.

Love Medicine

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

This is the first book in a series of Native American books by Erdrich.

This book was layed out like a bunch of vignettes that eventually entwine and create a full story of a community that is full of secrets, love, contention and difficulty.

This is not a happy book but it is worth reading.

Dead Ever After

Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

This is the final book in the Sookie Stackhouse series.  It is book 13.

When I started reading this book, there were a couple of references that I couldn't remember so I decided to just re-read the entire series.

I enjoyed this final book and I thought all the threads were tied up pretty nicely.

Another book in this series is slated for publication Oct 29, 2013, After Dead.  It gives us a wrap-up of what happened to each of the characters after the series was over.  I have pre-ordered my copy.