The weather is getting cooler and I’m spending increasingly more time curled up with a book. In other words, I’m loving fall so far.
I read 10 books in September. Of those, I gave five fiction books a perfect grade. Here are my reviews of those books.
Hour of Need and Seconds to Live are part of Melinda Leigh’s Scarlet Falls series. The series focuses on Barrett siblings—Grant, Mac and Hannah. Minutes to Kill, the second book in the series, is about Hannah. I, of course, read them all out of order because that’s what I do.
In Hour of Need (the first book in the series), Maj. Grant Barrett learns that his brother and sister-in-law have been murdered, so he returns home from the war to care for his orphaned niece and nephew. Grant soon realizes that whoever killed his family didn’t do so randomly and now the murderer is a threat to the children. Grant has to solve his brother and sister-in-law’s murder before the killer takes someone else from him.
In Seconds to Live, Mac Barrett returns to Scarlett Falls when he learns that his father is dying. The night his father dies, he crashes his Jeep to keep from hitting a naked woman lying in the road. But, when Mac comes to, the woman is gone. He gives the woman’s description to Det. Stella Dane only to discover that the woman he saw fits the description of a missing woman. Mac and Stella work together to solve the mystery and catch the woman’s kidnapper.
Jack and Grace seem to live a perfect life. They’re wealthy, charming, intelligent, and obviously adore each other. But you don’t know what goes on in people’s homes unless you live there.
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris has a creepy, unique plot line that keeps the reader wondering what will happen next. You’ll also wonder who has a mind that create this stuff.
Sometimes you don’t choose love, it chooses you. That’s what happened to Emma Montague when she left her wealthy British life for an equally posh one in New York only to tire and flee to a waterfront town in Westport, Connecticut. It’s there that she falls in love with her landlord, Dominic, who is everything that Emma never thought would interest her.
Who on earth goes next door to a dinner party and leaves there infant baby asleep in the crib at home? Well, apparently Anne and Marco Conti do. And, of course, when they arrive back home, their baby is missing. Suspicion focuses on them, but then winds its way through their motley crew of family and friends. The most important thing is that someone find baby Cora before it’s too late.
There they are, my favorite books of September. I hope you’ll find something you enjoy on the list.
I’d love to know what you’ve read lately that you love too. Please leave your book recommendations in the comments below.
Until next month, Happy Reading!