Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hostile Witness ~ Rebecca Forster

There is a reason for books being rated 5 stars; As opinionated as I am, I could find no reason to disagree.

"Some secrets aren't uncovered. They are unleashed..."

The national bestselling author is back with a gripping legal thriller of a brilliant lawyer caught between her client, a powerful family's hidden legacy, and the truth...

Josie Baylor-Bates returns to the practice of criminal defense when her friend's sixteen-year-old daughter, Hannah, is arrested for the brutal slaying of her step-grandfather - a California Supreme Court justice. Although all evidence points to Hannah's guilt, her family's disturbing relations may play a more significant role than anyone could guess. As Josie unravels a circle of secrets, she discovers a shocking truth that could save her client - or destroy them all... Amazon

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Noble Vision: A Novel ~ Gen LaGreca

Let me kick off with a bang: B-R-I-L-L-I-A-N-T!!! (And yes, this one has been reworked into a movie script - YES!)

David Lang is a young doctor with a medical breakthrough - he has discovered a way to help the brain regenerate severed or damaged nerves, restoring the bodily function for which the damaged nerves are responsible. This means that the blind could regain sight, the lame could walk, etc. There's just one problem:  his drug is still in the experimental stage and the medical system is controlled by bureaucracy, greed and politically motivated priorities.

Nicole Hudson is a beautiful ballerina who rose from a heartbreaking childhood to Broadway stardom. She is intrigued by the Flower Phantom, a secret admirer who send her flowers after each performance with an anonymous letter - inspired by her dancing. Nicole understands desperation and 'The Phantom' is the most desperate man in the world. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Into the Free ~ Julie Cantrell

Just a girl. The only one strong enough to break the cycle.
In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a "nothing mama", she struggles to find a place where she really belongs.
For answers, Millie turns to the Gypsies who caravan through town each spring. The travelers lead Millie to a key that unlocks generations of shocking family secrets. When tragedy strikes, the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her family's longstanding cycle of madness and abuse.
Through it all, Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to trust the God she believes has abandoned her. With the power of forgiveness, can Millie finally make her way into the free?