To continue with my summer book reviews, here’s my next pick…
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah (click here for synopsis)
Kristin Hannah, the New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels, is another one of my favorite storytellers. I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting her at a few book signings. The first of her books that I read, Firefly Lane, happens to be her most popular novel. She herself calls it the book the changed her career. I’ll admit, I’m the kind of person that sometimes does judge a book by its cover (shame on me), and I first picked up this book because I loved the name and was intrigued by what kind of story this would be. It is a wonderful tale of friendship and life as seen through the eyes of two women who’ve been lifelong friends. Truly, one of my all time favorite books to date, and the only one of her novels that has produced a sequel…Fly Away. I have not read Fly Away yet, as I’m planning to read it on a very long flight this summer. But I’m sure it will be as amazing as its prequel. So, pickup a copy of Firefly Lane or download it to your e-reader, and enjoy a great summer read!
Are there any good books you’ve read recently? I love suggestions!
Now that summer is around the corner and many of us are starting to plan our vacations or just hanging out at our favorite beach, lake, pool, etc., it’s time for some good summer reading. I love to read and when I find a good book, I just can’t put it down until I’ve finished it. When I was much younger, I read many of the Flowers in the Attic series by V.C. Andrews. Years later, I became obsessed with the mysteries of Mary Higgins Clark, and I read many of her novels as well.
In the past few years, I’ve read many more books, and I will be featuring some of my favorites in the weeks to come.
The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain (click here for synopsis)
Let me start by saying that I love all of the books by Diane Chamberlain and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her at several book signings, as she lives in Raleigh, NC, where I used to live a few years ago. Her books always have a mystery to them, and they really keep you guessing. This is the first of her books that I read a few summers ago, and I think I finished it in two lazy beach days! It is my favorite of all her books and it pretty much got me hooked on this author. Without giving much away, I’ll just say, go buy a copy, or download it to your e-reader, grab a towel, some suntan lotion, shades, a cold drink, and enjoy a great afternoon read!
Photo Courtesy of Diane Chamberlain Books