Fugue: the Amnesia Story That Will Make You Forget All Other Amnesia Stories

Fugue

I truly liked this story about a guy, Joe, working to get back the girl, Lena, he lost after a disastrous almost wedding. Joe and Lena are moments from saying  “I Do” when a completely ugly, oh my gosh, no way event caused Lena to turn and run from the altar. She trips, hits her head and forgets all about her wedding to and love for Joe.

Actually, it is good to have happened because both Joe and Lena have things they need to do for themselves-things that they would not have realized without the failed wedding. These are big things: grow up, get some direction, quit floundering through life. It reads as a totally relatable work in today’s world.

Single and Looking :Daisy

Single and looking

What a funny book Single and Looking: Daisy is! There’s a woman on the cusp of forty unmarried with no prospects, her meddling sisters and mother and a British accented talking cat (who can also read, write, use the computer and phone, not to mention a smoker and drinker, too!).

Daisy decides to take her sisters’ offers of blind dates to try to fins The One for her. The dates are a series of humorous (for the reader) disasters. Poor Daisy feels doomed to a life with only her crazy cat as her companion unless something happens to change it.

Paradox

Paradox

If you have never experienced reading novels by Catherine Coulter, you are definitely missing out. Her extensive library of books with FBI couple Sherlock and Savich are prime mystery reading, always with threads of several plots running through and weaving together.

In Paradox, a small lake town is rocked by a murder, bones are found in the depthe of the lake , and
Sherlock and Savich are on the search for the man threatening to kidnap their young son. A psycho is on the loose, wreaking havoc for everyone involved and being a slippery eel, too slippery to catch. Plus, a woman was murdered out on the lake and witnessed by the town’s sheriff. Are the two thing related or is there more to the story than appears?

Second Chance at Two Love Lane

second chance

I loved it! The complexity of the characters, Hank and Ella, and of their relationship is superb. Each of their roads to finding what really matters and what deeply drives them is well executed and draws you into their unforgettable story.

It is for certain that I will be reading the other two books in the Two Love Lane series!

The Distance

distance

Bouncing between the past and the present, Zoë Folbigg writes an engrossing story of love across distance and time, of lives meant to be together but held back by circumstances and an ocean’s expanse. This is an engaging story, characters are extremely well written and defined and the story works very well throughout the pages.

The Distance Between Us

distance between us

Missing communication, developing distance, misinterpretations and  mistakes drive this novel and mark the daily life of Tasha, mother of two, wife of eleven years. She feels disillusioned with her life, separated from her husband, Charlie, newly promoted in undercover police work. He cannot talk about his case and this drives a wedge further into the relationship. Enter Javier, handsome and attentive neighbor bringing with him the opportunity for disaster. Tasha falls into a onetime fling and her life implodes when Charlie finds out. The rest of the story revolves around their and the case Charlie is trying to solve.

The ending is crazy and totally unexpected!

A Year of Finding Happiness

a year of finding

This is a lovely and touching story of a man’s journey back to wholeness from the lingering grief caused by his fiancé’s untimely death. Greg McBradden suffers from nightmares of the loss of his love, Mairi, who died while climbing K2 and is dragged back into the memory by continued contact by her father on updates of belongings that are found a year later.

Greg finds himself drawn to Mallory Westerman, a recent resident of his town, and is fighting deeply embedded feelings of being a traitor to Mairi’s memory. Mallory who suffers from her own recent loss of her fiancé draws Greg out of his remorse into the light of life. Things do not run smoothly for them as they must find their path to a life together or fall apart.

The Sunflower Girl

sunflower

WWII horror memories drive the mother of Anabella to harbor her throughout her life. Signora Ferraro, in her mind, is protecting Anabella from the pain of losing all of the people she will love. It all backfires when Anabella meets Dante, a painter who has dreamed of her and painted her over and over. Theirs is a love for the ages but she finds her mother cannot accept the r=new reality of not being the only person in her daughter’s life.

This is a heartfelt story of protection going past a livable boundary and of the journey of two women to find a new normalcy in their relationship.