Three Books for Cold Winters’ Night
Winter is a perfect time to cozy up with a good book and we have three for you today – a fast paced mystery, a new novel by the author of “Big Little Lies”, and a beautiful story of an unlikely friendship between Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Carly Simon.
An Engaging Mystery by an Amazing Author
Firewall: An Emma Streat Mystery is the third book in a series that features the crime solving adventures of Emma Streat, a former opera singer who has survived the murder of her husband and the destruction of her beautiful old house. Now a full-time single mother, she struggles to move forward and make a home for her two sons. Because of her detection skills, she has become a go-to person for help―so, when her rich, feisty, socialite godmother is blackmailed, she turns immediately to Emma, who soon finds herself thrust into the dark world of cybercrime.
This fast-paced mystery takes the reader from Boston to New York, Paris, and Italy with lots of thrills and romance along the way. A good book to curl up with on a cold winter’s night. And an added plus is the backstory of the author, Eugenia Lovett West. She is 96 years old and got her first book contract when she was 85 for the first two books in the Emma Streat mysteries. It’s never to late to live your dreams, Tomatoes! We’ll look forward to the fourth one! Get the book now.
The Latest Book from the author of “Big Little Lies”
If you’re a fan of the HBO series “Big Little Lies” based on the book by Liane Moriarty, then you’re in for a treat with her latest novel, “Nine Perfect Strangers” which will soon be a series too with Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy.
The story takes place in a health resort that promises that 10 days will change you forever. Well nine perfect strangers are about to find out…. The 10-day retreat at boutique health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises healing and transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage and absorb the blissful meditative ambiance while enjoying their hot stone massages. They are all on a path to a better way of living. Or at least a better waistline…. Watching over them is the resort’s director, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate these tired bodies and minds. But to what lengths will she go to achieve her goal? These nine perfect strangers have no idea what’s about to hit them.
It’s a fast-paced novel, with interesting characters, told with dark humor. The plot’s a bit far-reaching, but once you go with it, it’s fun ride. Get the book.
Imagine Having Jackie Kennedy has your BFF
If you have Jackie Kennedy Onassis on a pedestal or viewed her as mysterious and aloof, having her as a BFF is hard to imagine. But that’s exactly what she became to singer/songwriter Carly Simon, an icon in her own right. In this charming, poignant, and heartfelt story, Carly tells how her improbable friendship with Jackie evolved and flourished. Touched by the Sun is a beautiful story of friendship and you’ll love the inside look into the “real woman” who was Jackie Kennedy. Fun, playful, loved to gossip, a bit of a cheapskate, and a shrewd businesswoman. And a true and loyal friend who offered her wit and wisdom to Carly.
Over the course of ten years, their lives merged in inextricable and complex ways, and they forged a connection deeper than either could ever have foreseen. The time they spent together―lingering lunches and creative collaborations, nights out on the town and movie dates―brought a welcome lightness and comfort to their days, but their conversations often veered into more profound territory as they helped each other navigate the shifting waters of life lived, publicly, in the wake of great love and great loss. A memorable read. Get the book.