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Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts

Thursday, January 31, 2019
If you are looking for another kind of romance novel and love the touch of mysterious things compared with a great writing style, then this could be worth your time.

Blood Brothers
Author Nora Roberts
Sign Of Seven Trilogy #1
Publisher Jove Books on November 27, 2007
Genre Novel
Pages 336
Format Paperback
Source Publisher 

In the town of Hawkins Hollow, it´s called The Seven. Every seven years, on the seventh day of the seventh month, strange things happen. It began when three young boys – Caleb, Fox, and Gage – went on a camping trip to The Pagan Stone … It is only February, but Caleb Hawkins – a descendant of the town founders – has already seen and felt the stirrings of evil. Though he can never forget the beginning of the terror in the woods twenty-one-years ago, the signs have never been this strong before. Cal will need the help of his best friends Fox and Gage, but surprisingly he must rely on a stranger as well. Reporter Quinn Black came to Hawkins Hollow hoping to make its eerie happenings the subject of her new book. She too can see the evil the locals cannot, somehow connecting her to the town -and to Cal. As winter turns to spring, they will shed their inhibitions, surrendering to a desire that will grow and form the cornerstone of a group of men and women bound by the fight against what is to come from out of the darkness …

Thoughts

This book kind of surprised me. It was totally different from every book I knew so far from the author. 

Waiting On Wednesday #87 – Under Currents by Nora Roberts

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
is a weekly event that was 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.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t.



I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

Waiting On Wednesday #86 – Nightblood by Elly Blake

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
is a weekly event that was 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.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t.



I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

The Life I Left Behind by Colette McBeth

Monday, January 21, 2019
The cover of the German edition somehow got me. I like the combined colors, with the roots and waterdrops and dark background. Totally different from the English edition.

The Life I Left Behind*
Author Colette McBeth
Publisher Headline Review on August 13, 2015
Genre Thriller
Pages 352
Format Paperback
Source Publisher 
Goodreads

Six years ago, Melody Pieterson was attacked and left for dead. Only a chance encounter with a dog walker saved her life. Melody´s neighbor and close friend David Alden was found guilty of the crime and imprisoned, and the attack and David´s betrayal of her friendship left Melody a different person. She no longer trusts her own judgment, she no longer trusts her friends. In fact, she no longer really has any friends. She´s built a life behind walls and gates and security codes; she´s cloistered herself away from the world almost entirely. And then, soon after David is released from prison, Eve Elliot is murdered in an attack almost identical to Melody´s. With the start of a new police investigation, Melody is suddenly pulled from her ordered, secluded life and back into the messy world around her. But as she learns more about Eve´s murder, Melody starts to wonder if perhaps David hadn´t betrayed her after all … if perhaps the killer is someone else entirely, someone who´s still out there, preparing to strike again.

Thoughts

I was thrilled after I´ve had read the authors book Precious Thing and was curious to find out if this one would be as thrilling as the other one.

Treasures Lost, Treasures Found by Nora Roberts

Friday, January 18, 2019
I read this novel in a phase of my life where I literally devoured books written by Nora Roberts. Her way of writing about romance was, back then, totally new to me and it was fascinating to dive into new worlds with her figures and stories.

Treasures Lost, Treasures Found
Author Nora Roberts
Publisher Silhouette Special Releases on August 14, 2017
Genre Novel
Pages 256
Format eBook
Source Purchased**

Kate Hardesty had inherited a dream: a pile of mysterious charts and notebooks, mapping the way to sunken treasure. Determined to complete her late father´s explorations, she returned to the island where she grew up, and hired deep-sea diver Dominic Silver – the man she left behind four years ago. But working with Dominic meant more than searching for gold … it meant finding the priceless treasure Kate hadn´t been looking for.

Thoughts

But you can tell that there is a change of style, tone, and voice in her work. 

Waiting On Wednesday #85 – Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
is a weekly event that was 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.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t.



I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

The Heist by Daniel Silva

Monday, January 14, 2019
One of the few books it took me several attempts before I finally started reading it. And after I was thrilled with The Messenger, this one turned out to be average for me. Sad to say it, but I want to be honest with you.

The Heist
Author Daniel Silva
Gabriel Allon Series #14
Publisher Harper Collins on July 15, 2014
Genre Thriller
Pages 467
Format Hardcover
Source Library 
Goodreads

Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one … Gabriel Allon, art restorer, and legendary spy is in Venice when he receives an urgent call from the Italian police. The art dealer Justin Isherwood has stumbled upon a chilling murder scene and is being held as a suspect. The dead man is a fallen spy with a secret – a trafficker in stolen artwork, sold to a mysterious collector. To save his friend, Gabriel must track down the world´s most iconic missing painting: Caravaggio´s Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence. Gabriel´s mission takes him on an exhilarating hunt from Marseilles and Corsica to Paris and Geneva, and, finally, to a private bank in Austria, where a dangerous man stands guard over the ill-gotten wealth of one of the world’s most brutal dictators …


Thoughts

Sure, the way how Gabriel Allon did his work as a spy was fascinating, logical and very well thought through, but the rest?

Every Little Thing by Marie Force

Friday, January 11, 2019
After reading all its predecessors, I, of course, wanted to know how the story will continue. Good, this novel wasn´t about one of the Abbot children, but many of them were present.

Every Little Thing
Author Marie Force
The Butler, Vermont Series #1
Green Mountain Series #7
Publisher HTJB Inc on January 26, 2017
Genre Novel
Pages 338
Format Paperback
Source Purchased 

Grayson Coleman has just moved home to Butler, Vermont after spending years working for a high-powered law firm in Boston. He´s looking for a simpler, less stressful existence in the sleepy little mountain town where he grew up with his siblings and Abbott cousins. Once the holidays are over, he plans to hang out a shingle and open a new general law practice. After helping to raise his seven younger siblings, the last thing on Grayson´s mind is a family of his own. Emma Mulvaney is enjoying a break from her reality as a busy single mother in New York City while she and her adorable daughter, Simone, spend the holidays in Vermont with Emma´s sister, Lucy, and Lucy´s future in-laws, the Abbotts. After meeting Abbott cousin Grayson Coleman and talking to him for hours, Emma is nervous and excited to have dinner alone with him after sharing her deepest, most personal secrets with him. Will that first night be the start of something new for the jaded lawyer and the selfless single mom or will a holiday week flirtation turn into something much bigger than either of them ever expected?

Thoughts

No question, the cover of the German edition is a soft and very feminine one – with all the rose tones in the motive. 

Waiting On Wednesday #84 – Queen Of Ruin by Tracy Banghart

Wednesday, January 09, 2019
is a weekly event that was 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.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t.



I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

Best Authors Of 2018

Sunday, January 06, 2019
During 2018 I discovered some new-to-me-authors like Mads Peder Nordbo, Brad Parks or Megan Miranda.

I read many more authors but narrowed them down to a list of ten. You might miss the one or the other authors name, but I chose them after the books I´ve read and who impressed me the most.

Reading Holly Black´s The Cruel Prince made me become her fan. It wasn´t my first book written by her, but the one, that convinced me to keep reading her books. At least those that are about The Folk of the Air.


Best Books Of 2018

Saturday, January 05, 2019
Not sure if I am quite late with my list of the best books I´ve read in 2018 or if I am quite right doing it now.

But for some reasons, I didn´t see a point in creating my list while we still had December and I was still reading books until New Year´s Eve. You never know if the last book you´ve read during the last days of the year is a candidate for the best-books-list or not.

My Best Books of 2018 contains new releases, older books, some I read in English, some in German.



Waiting On Wednesday #83 – Soul Of The Sword by Julie Kagawa

Wednesday, January 02, 2019
is a weekly event that was 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.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post.

While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t.


I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.


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