Books Read in the Month of June of 2021!

Here it is already the end of another month. Where does the time go? I have been busy as usual reading some wonderful books for the month of June of 2021. Here are the 6 books I read and reviewed for June. I might have read even more if I didn’t have another WIP. But, I always seemed to have a WIP! I hope you enjoy reading these reviews.

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An action-packed novel that kept me turning pages until the end. There are many twists and turns and surprises. Just when I thought I had figured it all out another suspect was introduced.

Baldacci knows how to ratchet up the mystery and keep the reader engaged. I’ve never been disappointed in his books. The characters are intriguing, believable and likable. The main protagonist is Amos Decker who has his own problems to deal with on a daily basis while he works a case. In this book he had the help of Will Robbie, a strong indefeatable character who comes to Amos’ rescue more than once.

There are government secrets, drugs, prostitution and murder in this story that Decker must use his extraordinary memory and detectives skills to find the perpetrators to solve this case. An enjoyable read that I recommend.

I haven’t read any books by Nora Roberts in a long time and I always loved her books. This book was on my kindle waiting for me. I felt it was time to read it. Sometimes it’s good to go back to the authors you loved when you were younger. I feel reading different authors and genres helps to keep me fresh and up-to-date on my own writing.

This book grabbed me from the beginning with its likable and vulnerable characters the author created. The reader becomes invested in the characters’ outcome.

This is a love story that touches the heart. Two souls, Abra Walsh and Eli Landon, find more than they bargained for when they meet after Eli goes back to his grandmother’s house where Abra is the housekeeper. Their lives become entwined after they are in the middle of a mystery involving a pirate’s treasure and the murder of two people, one is Eli’s wife. Eli is a suspect in her murder but must clear himself and find who was responsible for his wife’s death.

There are many clues and possible explanations for what transpires. The author keeps the action going as the love between Abra and Eli deepens. Will they be able to solve the case before the police do?

An enjoyable and highly recommended read! Nora Roberts really knows how to tell a story.

This is an action-packed, thriller that has drug smuggling, dead bodies, stormy seas and danger at every turn for Sloan McPherson, a PD diver. She faces not only danger when she dives from creatures in the sea but also from men who want her dead.

The main character, Sloan, is a strong, tough and take-charge person who keeps the action going. She never gives up and is fearless against the toughest foes. Who can she trust to help her?

An enjoyable story that will keep readers turning pages and holding their breaths.

It took me awhile to get into this book but once the action increased to full-speed ahead I was hooked. This is book 1 in this series of crime thrillers.

This book is chock full of forensic information and how the police process a scene. Roger Conniston, a SOCO or CSI officer, the main protagonist is a master at processing a crime scene. When a woman is murdered he is not at the scene to process it but has problems of his own, a wife who is unhappy with him and a ex-lover who is even more so.

When things turn nasty for Roger he finds himself locked behind bars and trying to convince his fellow officers of his innocence. There is someone out there who knows he is innocent for this person is the murderer who wants only to punish Roger for past transgressions.

Will Roger be able to find the evidence he needs to clear his name? Will he be able to made amends with his wife and begin anew? Will the perpetrator be brought to justice?

You will have to read this fast-paced thriller to find out. You will be surprised at the ending. An enjoyable read!

This was an entertaining read about three women, Kate, Sally and Gisela. Each woman had her own problems unbeknownst to the others. On the surface each woman’s life appeared to be happy, content and fulfilled to some extent. But not all is as it seems.

Unless you walk in the shoes of another you will never really know what he/she is going through in his/her life. The author tells a story of each of these women simultaneously, their troubles, their joys, their heartaches and how they deal with them.

It was a heartfelt read about families, relationships, and friendship. I would highly recommend!

An emotional tale of how one man, Aiden Delacorte, discovers that he is an empath – able to feel the pain of others. At first this ability involves animals then it transfers to humans.

His life is in turmoil when he realizes that what his livelihood is all about. He can no longer be a cattle rancher because of the implications of what he must do to the cattle in order to raise then sell them for slaughter. He can’t live with himself if he continues to do this.

He tries to get his life in order according to his new life plan. A new woman comes into his life with two children who need his help. He realizes that the boy, Milo, in this family is a lot like himself at that age. He is troubled and closed off from everyone and everything. Can Aiden help the boy come out of his shell? Will helping the boy open up his own sheltered soul and heal the hole in his own heart?

An moving story that will haunt you as you feel his pain and that of the boy’s. I highly recommend!

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of me and my books and all the reviews that I receive. Please keep them coming! I hope you will keep coming back for more entertaining reading and events about new works, daily news, birds, fish and other things that pop into my already overcrowded head.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!








About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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8 Responses to Books Read in the Month of June of 2021!

  1. Joan Hall says:

    Nice collection of reads, Janice. I’ve had “The Girl Beneath the Sea” on my radar for a while. Might have to move it up on the wish list.

  2. These are great reviews, Janice. You and my mother like the same novels.

  3. Fun reads! I read Memory Man and am ready for another Nora Roberts’ book. This one sounds good. Fascinating that there’s a book about a man who is an empath- usually it’s a woman. You’ve piqued my interest.

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