Reading Links…5/15/18

fantasy archer, hummingbird
fantasy archer, hummingbird

Reading Links…5/15/18

Traci Kenworth



  1. “It was supposed to be a desperate suicide mission, a holding action designed to delay a deadly enemy bent on destroying humanity: five starships sent to their doom, thousands of men and women knowingly laying down their lives to buy time for the besieged human race. And then things got really hairy. Tristan, a highly trained shock marine, wakes up after the trip to find that nothing works: not his equipment, not his ship, not even his body… He joins the race against time to bring their equipment back up to fighting trim and begin to understand what has happened to them and to unravel the layers of confusion and betrayal. But the enemy waiting for them doesn’t care about any of that. They just want to destroy the human incursion as quickly as possible.”
  2. A simple mistake, to fall in love.
    Worse, to bear the child in secret.
    Worst of all is when her baby is stolen at the birth.


Romance/Women’s Fiction:







  1. I found the idea intriguing, but at times it dragged and felt like the main character was whining endlessly about his own insecurities. And I felt the premise pushed the boundaries too much for me to get behind. Yet I found myself returning to the story each day and having trouble putting the book down, because I wanted to see where Little took it.





  1. Meet George, the third Lord of Devonshire and the unluckiest boy in London. Why is George so unlucky? First, he’s an orphan. Second, unless he sells everything, he’s about to lose his house. So when his family’s last heirloom, a priceless map to the Star of Victory (a unique gem said to bring its owner success in any battle) is stolen by a nefarious group of criminals, George knows that there is no one less lucky-or more alone-than he is.
  2. Judith: Jimmy The (House) Spideris a short and simple, straightforward story to be read to young children (I would imagine the book is aimed at five – seven year olds). The themes of kindness and respect are threaded throughout. And the book encourages empathy to all living creatures.
  3. Summoner. Saint.The nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.



  1. He started the game. She’ll end it.
  2. This book is the first book in this series that I read and I was very impressed by it. There is wonderful descriptive writing and wonderful human dynamics and emotions as the case progresses. This book follows the case of the deaths of three young women who are in good health who suddenly die from what appears to be strokes. This causes fear that this is going to become widespread and no one can understand why and how this is happening. But then a pathologist Dr Roger Thomas spots that there is benzodiazepine in one of the victim’s blood samples and writes to Dr Angela Wilson with the information. This letter, which is the prologue to the book, puts a whole new perspective on the deaths.


Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella:





  1. Yak Guy wakes up in the desert with no idea what happened to him. All his life, he’s used others to get whatever he wants. He’s the guy who will sleep on your couch, eat your food, and drink your beer. He’ll let you do the cooking and the cleanup too, but that life just ended – forever.
  2. You caught me readinganother great book.  This week, you’ve caught me reading one of my favorites by Sally Georgina Cronin — Just an Odd Job Girl.
  3. When Luisa’s mother died, Luisa was left to take care of her family. Her dream of leaving Naples for a better life died too. Her life became hard work and sacrifice, leaving no time for dreaming or romance. Then one day she met a U.S Marine stationed in Italy. Though Brandon didn’t speak Italian, he understood what Luisa needed and made her feel like a princess. They fell in love, married and began to build a life together in the United States. For many years they struggled. Because of Brandon’s military service, Luisa spent long periods apart from him. Under the stress, their marriage slowly began to fracture, leading to infidelity and separation. During that time apart, both Luisa and Brandon learned what it took to make a marriage work and came to realize how much they truly meant to each other.  When they reconciled, their love grew even stronger. Until one day when everything changed and Luisa faced something she didn’t think she would ever recover from. Until Forever is the inspiring story of the power of love and the strength that lies within us when we think we have nothing left. 
  4. In this personal accounting, D.G. Kaye shares the insights and wisdom she has accrued through twenty years of keeping her marriage strong and thriving despite the everyday changes and challenges of aging. Kaye reveals how a little creative planning, acceptance, and unconditional love can create a bond no obstacle will break. Kaye’s stories are informative, inspiring, and a testament to love eclipsing all when two people understand, respect, and honor their vows. She adds that a daily sprinkling of laughter is a staple in nourishing a healthy marriage.







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