Archive | July, 2016

Sherlock Holmes Reinvented: A Study in Scarlet Women

16 Jul

Best-selling romance author Sherry Thomas reinvents Sherlock Holmes – this time, as the brilliant Charlotte Holmes, who uses her brilliant mind and logical thinking to solve mysteries, save her family and remove herself from the marriage mart. Lively, clever dialogue, interesting tension between Charlotte and her long-time male friend, and adept re-spinning of Holmesian mythology. Fun to read, and a good start to what is promised to be an on-going series.

16 Jul

Lady of the Highway is the third book in The Highway Trilogy Series, starting with Shadow on the Highway and Spirit of the Highway, and is based on the real life story of Lady Katherine Fanshawe (Ferrers) who was known as ‘The Wicked Lady’. Deborah Swift writes historical fiction set in less-well known time periods, and populates her stories with convincing characters, whether they are the main players, or the bit parts. Always enjoyable to read.

I’ve Got Sand in All the Wrong Places

16 Jul

This seventh book in a series by author Lisa Scottoline (the Rosato and DiNunzio series, among others) and her adult daughter, Francesca Serritella, has the comfortable intimacy of close family friends telling frank stories over glasses of wine. Written as series of essays, this is the perfect book to pop into your pool or beach bag – you can dip in and out as the mood strikes you. Get it, read it, and share it with a friend.