A Promised Land

A Promised Land is the first of two Presidential Memoirs from Barack Obama. I’m Canadian, Obama wasn’t my President, but I admired him in many ways. At the same time, I always felt like expectations of Obama as a Presidential candidate and President-Elect were nearly messianic and impossible to fulfill, especially given the deep ideologicalContinue reading “A Promised Land”

The Hope We Hold by Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo

I just finished listening to The Hope We Hold, read and written by Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo, with the assistance of a ghost writer. The Vuolos are two of the stars of TLC’s recently cancelled show, Counting On. Jeremy and Jinger each recounts a few stories from their youth in alternating chapters, and then shareContinue reading “The Hope We Hold by Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo”

A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County #3)

Sara Linton, medical examiner in the small town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is called out to an apparent suicide on the local college campus. The mutilated body provides little in the way of clues — and the college authorities are eager to avoid a scandal — but for Sara and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, things don’tContinue reading “A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County #3)”

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

In the spirit of Loving Frank and The Paris Wife, acclaimed novelist Melanie Benjamin pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of America’s most extraordinary couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. When Anne Morrow, a shy college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family, she meets Colonel CharlesContinue reading “The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin”

Kisscut (Grant County #2)

Saturday night dates at the skating rink have been a tradition in the small southern town of Heartsdale for as long as anyone can remember, but when a teenage quarrel explodes into a deadly shoot-out, Sara Linton–the town’s pediatrician and medical examiner–finds herself entangled in a terrible tragedy. What seemed at first to be aContinue reading “Kisscut (Grant County #2)”

Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin

Nothing bad can happen at the Ritz; inside its gilded walls every woman looks beautiful, every man appears witty. The Auzellos are the mistress and master of the Ritz, allowing the glamour and glitz to take their minds off their troubled marriage, and off the secrets that they keep from their guests–and each other. UntilContinue reading “Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin”

Blindsighted (Grant County #1)

A small Georgia town erupts in panic when a young college professor is found brutally mutilated in the local diner. But it’s only when town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton does the autopsy that the full extent of the killer’s twisted work becomes clear. Sara’s ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, leads the investigation — aContinue reading “Blindsighted (Grant County #1)”

The End of Her by Shari Lapena

It starts with a shocking accusation… Stephanie and Patrick are recently married, with new-born twins. While Stephanie struggles with the disorienting effects of sleep deprivation, there’s one thing she knows for certain – she has everything she ever wanted. Then a woman from his past arrives and makes a shocking accusation about his first wife.Continue reading “The End of Her by Shari Lapena”

Reckless Road (Torpedo Ink #5)

While Gedeon “Player” Lazaroff is one of Torpedo Ink motorcycle club’s roughest members, he’s also one of the calmest. Little rattles Player, except for the times his gift gets the better of him. When that happens, he has to just lie down in the dark and hope for the best. But on a night whenContinue reading “Reckless Road (Torpedo Ink #5)”

Saving Justice by James Comey

James Comey, former FBI Director and bestselling author of A Higher Loyalty, uses his long career in federal law enforcement to explore issues of justice and fairness in the US justice system. James Comey might best be known as the FBI director that Donald Trump fired in 2017, but he’s had a long, varied career inContinue reading “Saving Justice by James Comey”