Welcome to Jemsbooks Segment – Books Read in September of 2019. Here are the 8 books I read this month. Hope you enjoy my reviews.
It was a busy month and as usual I read some fascinating books. All my reviews are posted on Goodreads and Amazon. This is an eclectic mix of books, some by indie authors, others by famous ones. I hope that by showcasing all these books each month that I help authors find a place in the wide-world of books on Amazon.
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Christmas in Newfoundland is a perfect read for the holidays. It’s the kind of read that makes you want to curl up on a comfy sofa with this book and a warm fuzzy blanket. The stories are sweet, heartwarming, and tender stirring up feelings of long past memories of Christmases and family and love.
The author has a lovely way of creating stories with a heart and an intriguing mystery that will grip you in a warm and kind way. His tales of his childhood in Newfoundland make me want to visit and experience the snow so high it reaches the top of fences and nearly roofs. I want to sit in a warm place and watch the snow fall and sip hot chocolate.
I have read all of Mike Martin’s books and have enjoyed escaping to Newfoundland along with all his endearing characters. It’s like visiting a place that feels like home to me even if I have never been there.
The illustrations in this new book were fabulous, done by some talented and artistic children. I was blown away by their creativity. Each illustration complimented the stories perfectly. How sweet to have the children take part in this special book.
I look forward to more entertaining stories by this talented author. I received a copy of this book and choose to review it without compensation. A sweet and worthwhile read!
This is the first book I read by this author and will not be the last. Then She Ran is a non-stop, breath-stealing, heart pounding crime thriller that left me gasping in shock. I couldn’t put this book down but I had to in order to eat and sleep.
The main protagonist, Jenny Harris, is on the run from someone who wants her dead. Her boyfriend, Joe, wakes her and their infant daughter one morning and drives them frantically away. He is stopped from getting away but tells her to take their daughter and RUN. Jenny continues to run throughout part of the book not knowing who or what is after her and why.
Detective George Elms is drawn into this case while working on another. He is dealing with some personal issues involving marriage problems and not being able to visit with his daughter. He is so distracted by his personal problems he misses some key clues to this case. He works overtime to make up for what he missed and tries to make amends and help solve the case.
The author keeps the reader in suspense and then brings on the surprising ending that causes shock and dismay. I didn’t see this coming!
When an author can accomplish this surprise from readers then he is doing something right and has a successful book. I look forward to reading more of this author’s work. He knows how to create suspense and keep it ratcheted up at an intense pace. This is my kind of thriller!
Jjspina5.0 out of 5 starsA Mystery that will keep you engaged!September 11, 2019Format: Kindle EditionThis is an enjoyable family saga involving three families that are connected in many ways – the Warrens, Whytes, and the Morels. They have all grown up together as one big family even though they are not of the same cloth.
Twilight Whispers is a fascinating and engrossing read that kept this reader enthralled till the satisfying ending. There is love, lust, greed, wealth and murder in this tale. There is a mystery threaded though all this that keeps the reader engaged along with love scenes that are sweet and satisfying.
Some of the characters are strong and resilient while others are delicate and suffering to survive. Two of the families are wealthy while the Morels are servants to them but nonetheless important in what they do to keep the families together.
The families, due to their wealth and success in their lives, have gained many enemies who are abreast and could cause them grief. Will jealousy and envy be their demise?
When two of the families children are murdered things get testy amongst the family when the police suspect any one of them of killing them. Will the
Detective Cavanaugh be able to find out who is responsible before destroying the whole family in the process?
This was a thoroughly engrossing read. But I expected this much from Delinsky. She knows how to wind a story with so many twists, turns and characters that make your head spin. Highly recommend this mystery.
I love all of the Lady Justice series. There is a mystery running through each story with some comedic passages thrown in for relief.
Robert Thornhill is an author who keeps things current and relevant in all his books. He covers sensitive subjects and intertwines his stories around them with a positive outlook and satisfying finish.
This book deals with a device that can erase memories and give the receiver a new lease on life with a clean slate. He talks of how dangerous this device would be and how many people, countries would vie to steal it and use it for their own selfish means. This is a frightening premise but with advanced technology today anything is possible.
This is an enjoyable mystery that is a quick read but will leave you wanted more of Thornhill’s easy prose and quick wit.
Jjspina5.0 out of 5 starsWilbur is an Endearing Little Tractor that children will love!September 11, 2019Format: Kindle EditionThis is a sweet story about a cute little tractor named Wilbur. Wilbur loves working for his owner, Jim, and always does his best for him. One day things change and Wilbur has to leave his home and move to another owner when Jim buys a larger farm that will be too much for the little tractor to handle. Will Wilbur be happy with a new owner?
Children will enjoy this little story about Wilbur and learn a valuable lesson about changes in their lives. Things don’t stay the same forever. They will love the colorful and sweet illustrations and dialogue that perfectly go together.
This is another lovely book from award-winning children’s author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, that will make a perfect addition to your children’s library
Jjspina5.0 out of 5 starsAn Incredible Historical Thriller that you can’t put down!September 15, 2019Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseAn historical thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat and gasping for breath as a family struggles against organized crime in New York City in the 1930’s. The story follows the lives of the Rabishevsky’s who must try to manage and stay together after their father dies. The three boys goes their separate ways to find work to help their mother and two sisters.
Harry, torn by his guilt over his twin brother’s accidental death, feels lost and alone and unloved by his family. He turns to and becomes involved with thugs and an organized crime boss. Sol and Morris find work in the garment district after dropping out of school at twelve years old. The Mob is everywhere and soon infiltrate the garment business that Morris and Sol have created. This story chronicles the struggles of these men and others as they try to keep their businesses in spite of the threats of the mob.
The author has created another wonderful story. This one is even more special in that it is based on the life of his grandfather, a brave, courageous and heroic individual. His grandfather stood up to the crime bosses and helped save lives and businesses, in the process enabling the police to clean up the city.
A worthwhile and intriguing read that I highly recommend. Andrew Gross is one of my favorite writers of thrillers.
A tragedy, too many secrets, and a dysfunctional family are the underlying themes of this story. When a horrendous accident occurs it changes this family of four siblings forever. Will they ever forget it? Do they really know what happened?
When the matriarch of the family dies the siblings must come to terms with the secrets that begin to surface that threaten to destroy all their lives. Will they learn the truth and accept it? Or will they refuse to believe the improbable?
I found this story to be overly long getting to the point of the story. I give this story four stars because of this. The characters were sad, troubled and not likable. It was a difficult story to read with this awful tragedy. Also, the story jumps around so much between past and present that it got thoroughly confusing to put together.
It did keep me in suspense until the shocking truth was revealed.
Jjspina5.0 out of 5 starsAn Enjoyable Romantic Mystery Suspense!September 27, 2019Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseBeautiful Storm is book one of a romantic suspense mystery that begins with a mystery of a woman who is murdered. The underlying theme is based on the main protagonist, Alicia Monroe, a storm chaser, whose father disappears during a storm while flying a plane.
When Michael Cordero comes into the story Alicia loses all interest in lightning and storms. She loses her heart to Michael. They both become embroiled in finding the killer of the woman who Michael knew growing up.
The story moves along at a good pace but abruptly slows down at the ending. I hope the next book will keep the pace going at a faster clip and therefore keep the reader engaged until the last page.
I did enjoy the story up to this point and look forward to reading the next two books in this series. I have enjoyed all Barbara Freethy’s books.
Thank you so much for stopping by to read my book reviews for the month of September of 2019. I hope you will get a chance to check out all these lovely reads on Amazon.
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