Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice

Anne Rice's werewolf book.  Ehh.  Apparently going to be the first in a series.  Some people will love this book (if you like her, if you liked Twilight, etc.)

The Proposal by Mary Balogh

This is a somewhat silly romancey type novel.  It was good but you have probably read a million books with the same plot line. 

The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

This book takes true details from the Titanic disaster and adds fictional details to flesh out a story.  Normally that really bothers me but this time it seems to work.
Tess works as a maid but wants to start a new life as a dressmaker.  She decides that she will get hired by the Titanic and get free passage to the United States where she will face endless opportunities in a new country.  She arrives too late and is instead hired by the famous designer Lady Gordon.  She and Lady Gordon both survive the sinking of the ship and become embroiled in the aftermath.  There are hearings both in America and in Britain regarding who knew what, who did what and why no one helped all those who died.
This was a good book and I learned a lot about the Titanic that I never knew.  I would recommend it but it won't make any of my favorite lists.  Overall, a good book.

The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Meyes

I hate the title of this book.  I LOVED everything else about it.  It is the 1960s in London and Jennifer is a young married woman.  She has been in a car accident and doesn't remember anything.  She is reunited with her family, her husband and friends and has no memories of them.  Her life seems lacking, she doesn't identify with the woman everyone expects her to be and then she finds a letter.  Signed "B" it is from someone who evidently loves her with a passion.  She sets out to figure out who B is and what happened to them.
I LOVED THIS BOOK.    It's not silly, it's not graphic, it is just lovely.