Blutzeuge by Tess Gerritsen

Sunday, December 10, 2017
Since many years I am a huge fan of the author. And her Rizzoli & Isles series is one of the most loved series I have in my shelves. So, of course, I wanted to read this new book about Jane and Maura and see how their new case would turn out. 

Blutzeuge* by Tess Gerritsen
Rizzoli & Isles Series #12
Original Title I Know A Secret
Published by Limes on November 20, 2017
ISBN 978-3-8090-2638-9
Pages 409
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher

In Boston, the body of a young woman is found – in the open palms her eyeballs. The mutilation happened post mortem, as is clearly stated in the autopsy. But the exact cause of death remains unclear. A short time later, the body of a man appears – arrows stick out of his chest, which were also placed there only after his death. Both were victims of the same perpetrator, otherwise there seems to be no connection between them. Boston Police Detective Jane Rizzoli is puzzled until a trail leads her to a decades-old case of mistreatment in a Catholic nursery. (personal translation)


And that end …. I can´t remember a book in this series, that had ended the way this one does. 

It´s Only Love by Marie Force

Saturday, December 09, 2017
For some reasons, I keep reading this series, although the past three books weren´t really mine. Maybe it is because I hope that the author will go back to her fun and charming style she used to have in the first few books of the Green Mountain series.

It´s Only Love* by Marie Force
Green Mountain Series #5
Published by Berkley on November 3, 2015
ISBN 978-0-4252-7550-4
Pages 320
Format Paperback
Source Publisher*

Ella Abbott has long been secretly in love with Gavin Guthrie. A few recent encounters have only added to her infatuation, especially the kiss they shared at her sister´s wedding. It doesn´t matter to Ella that Gavin is in a bad place. He says there´s no hope for a future with him, that he has nothing to offer her. But all Ella cares about it the love she feels. It´s been seven long years since Gavin lost his brother. He´d kept himself under control and moving forward until his brother´s beloved dog died and his brother´s widow re-married. Since then, he´s been drinking, fighting, and even getting arrested. It seems the only time his demons leave him alone is when Ella is around. Gavin knows it wouldn´t be fair to drag Ella into his darkness, but when she inserts herself into his life, what choice does he have but to allow her to soothe his aching heart?


This fifth book was again, not as good as the start of this series has been. But nevertheless, I read it.

Follow Friday #31 – Highlight November 2017

Friday, December 08, 2017
Launched by Sonja of A Bookshelf Full Of Sunshine, continued by FiktiveWelten with a new logo.

The blog action is for lively communication between bloggers, a good network and should be fun. Duration of the question: Friday to Thursday. Rules. No registration required.

This week I am doing a little exception from the usual FF. No, not the Highlight itself. That goes as usual. But I totally missed posting my choice of book for this at the end of November – life has gotten crazy lately – and thought I am presenting it now. 

A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber

In this series, the author obviously remains true to her pattern of three women and their knitting teacher while going through some rough times in their lives. 

A Good Yarn* by Debbie Macomber
Blossom Street Series #2
Published by Mira on April 29, 2014
ISBN 978-0-7783-1623-7
Pages 379
Format Paperback
Source Library

Lydia owns a knitting shop on Seattle´s Blossom Street. In the year since it opened, A Good Yarn has thrived – and so has Lydia. A lot of that is due to Brad Goetz. But when Brad´s ex-wife reappears, Lydia is suddenly afraid to trust her newfound happiness. Three women join Lydia´s newest class. Elise Beaumont, retired and bitterly divorced, learns that her onetime husband is reentering her life. Bethanne Hamlin is facing the fallout from a much more recent divorce. And Courtney Pulanski is a depressed and overweight teenager, whose grandmother´s idea of helping her is to drag her to senior´s swim sessions – and to the knitting class at A Good Yarn. 


That is, in one novel, wonderful to read about, no doubt about that.

And I Love Her by Marie Force

Thursday, December 07, 2017
A family with ten kids. Well, those kids aren´t kids anymore. At least not all of them. But I have to say, that the author has changed her way of writing about the Abbott´s. And with that, I mean the tone and how the plot is presented. But see for yourself.

And I Love Her* by Marie Force
Green Mountain Series #4
Published by Berkley on March 3, 2017
ISBN 978-0-4252-7549-8
Pages 336
Format Paperback
Source Publisher*

As the chief financial officer, Hunter Abbott manages the family´s various business interests while “fixing” things for the people he loves. But the one thing he can´t fix is his undeniable attraction to Megan Kane. Instead, Hunter is prepared to do whatever it takes to show Megan that he´s the man for her. Megan´s sister rocks her with the news that she and her husband are moving overseas, leaving Megan truly alone. With her sister – and her job at the diner- going away, Megan finds herself leaning on the sexy, button-down accountant who isn´t afraid to lay it all on the line for her. But Megan has watched too many people she loves leave her. Can she risk her heart on Hunter?


I am a huge fan of the Green Mountain series, and the first books were one thrilling read. 

Waiting On Wednesday #54 – Irgendwas Von Dir by Gayle Forman

Wednesday, December 06, 2017
is a weekly event originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy.

For whatever reason Jill is not blogging since August 2016 but her meme is still going on. Hope everything is ok and she will be back soon! Until then, I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Tuesday, December 05, 2017
That cover got me from the moment I saw it. Holy hell, what a color-and-motive-combination. But I am not so sure if I would have read it anyways, if I´d known what it was with all the birds. Still getting goosebumps when I think of all those scenes where they are playing a key role in it.

Magonia* by Maria Dahvana Headley
Magonia Series #1
Published by HarperCollins on April 28, 2015
ISBN 978-0-0623-2052-0
Pages 320
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher

Aza Ray Boyle is drowning in thin air. Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak – to live. So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. But Aza doesn´t think this is a hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name. Only her best friend, Jason, listens. Jason, who´s always been there. Jason, for whom she might have more-than-friendly feelings. But before Aza can consider that thrilling idea, something goes terrible wrong. Aza is lost to our world – and found, by another. Magonia. Above the clouds, in a land of trading ships. Aza is not the weak and dying thing, she was. In Magonia, she can breathe for the first time. Better, she has immense power – but ahs she navigates her new life, she discovers that war between Magonia and Earth is coming. In Aza´s hands lies fate of the whole of humanity – including the boy who loves her. Where do her loyalties lie?


I don´t know what I was expecting, but surely not what I was getting. 

The Shop On Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber

Sunday, December 03, 2017
The author is a guarantor for nicely written novels set in a beautiful setting and with some well-created characters. I like her books because I can read them almost overnight.

The Shop on Blossom Street* by Debbie Macomber
Blossom Street Series #1
Published by Mira on April 30, 2013
ISBN 978-0-7783-1567-4
Pages 400
Format Paperback
Source Library

Lydia teaches knitting to beginners, and the first class is How to Make a Baby Blanket. Three women join. Jacqueline Donovan disapproves of the woman married to her only son, but knitting a baby blanket would be a gesture of reconciliation. For Carol Girard, the baby blanket brings a message of hope and she and her husband make a final attempt to conceive. A tough-looking Alix Townsend is learning to knit her blanket for a court-ordered community service project. These four very different women, brought together by the age-old craft of knitting, make unexpected discoveries – about themselves and each other. Discoveries that lead to friendship and acceptance, to laughter and dreams. Discoveries only women can share …


Yes, and this book was no exception.

Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren

Friday, December 01, 2017
After I had read the first two books of this series about three years ago, I couldn´t wait for the third book being published in Germany and bought this as soon as the original edition was available. The cover somehow reminded me of that, the first had and though I am not much of a fan the green color concerned, this one kind of looks good.

Beautiful Player* by Christina Lauren
Beautiful Series #3
Published by Gallery Books on October 29, 2013
ISBN 978-1-4767-5140-5
Pages 402
Format Paperback
Source Purchased

When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she´s determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating. And who better to turn her into the sultry siren every man wants than her brother´s gorgeous best friend Will Sumner, venture capitalist and unapologetic playboy? Will takes risks for a living, but he´s skeptical about this challenge of Hanna´s … until the wild night his innocently seductive pupil tempts him into bed – and teaches him a thing or two about being with a woman he can´t forget. Now that Hanna´s discovered the power of her own sex appeal, it´s up to Will to prove he´s the only man she´ll ever need.


I have to admit it, that for me, the best book of this series, so far, is still the Beautiful Bastard
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