1…. The ultimate best two on this list are #2 and #3 which are great summer/vacation books, the rest are just books that I have recently read.
No need to think, just read and enjoy. Escape reality through books, it's cheap when you go to your local library.
1. Fourplay By Jane Moore, light, amusing British novel about a woman dealing with a husband who has left her and now she has 4 guys interested.
2. A Prayer for Owen Meany By John Irving - What a story teller! There is a scene in here about a car that had me laughing out loud.
3. Ahab's wife By Sena Jeter Naslund - Really long book, but the story sucks you in. Made me go out and get Moby Dick to read, but after starting Moby- didn't finish it.
4. 6 Rainier Drive (Cedar Cove) By Debbie Macomber - Whole series about a little town in Washington state on the coast, lots of love stories, nice easy reading.
5. Mine are Spectacular By Janice Kaplan and Lynn Schnurnberger - so definitely check out the link and see the front of this book. Another light, easy, fun read.
6. The Ex Files By Jane Moore- Another British chick lit (just saw this term at Amazon and yep it fits) Amusing story of how not to have a wedding. Fun reading.
7. Once Upon a Blind Date by Jane Markham - a romance that includes internet dating and friends. A quick, light read. Cute story of friends trying to set up their best friends when the real couple ends up being the friends doing the set up.
8. An Independent Woman By Candace Camp- so if you've read anything by the same author, the stories are very predictable, set in England, poor misunderstood rogue type Lord uses the lovely, poor, untitled damsel in distress, they marry for convenience........but still a quick easy read.
9. The Devil Wears Prada By Lauren Weisberger - much better than the movie, even though I liked the movie, but Meryl Streep's character is truly the devil in this book!
10. French Kiss By Susan Johnson- So I read this and after reading the reviews at Amazon, I have to agree that the language and sex were a little over the top for a romance. But it was a very quick read.
11. An Unlikely Prince By Barbara Jean Hicks - This is part of the Once upon a Dream series and it's very, very, very, different from the #10 book. Think religious romance, every once in awhile one of these books makes to my pile of library books. A little to sweet and goody two shoes, but another quick read.
12. The River King By Alice Hoffman- Here is an author that writes stories set in the northshore of Massachusetts. I love her books and this one was spooky but a great read. She makes all things paranormal, normal. The characters are believable and in this case, the hero is tragic.
13. A Wedding in December By Anita Shreve- Okay, so she has written some really good stories with great characters, but her endings for me are usually, "what the heck?" I am not always satisfied with the endings, but the story and characters are enjoyable. How can I explain it? But this book was enjoyable (until the end) and worth a quick read.
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