Hello readers! I hope you all are well and had a great week. Last week I haven’t been around here. My whole week went in bed. Apart from few posts I published (that were already in draft and I just had to hit publish), I couldn’t sit and write anything on laptop. On Monday all of sudden I had fever that kept me bed bound for 3 days and then had sore throat with constant coughing making it hard to concentrate for another 2 days and weekend went in recovering from it. We thought might be COVID but it’s not. I had something chilled to drink previous week that caused throat infection. I still feel a little weakness, but I feel much better.
Last Week I Read
The Barrister and the Letter of Marque by Todd M. Johnson
I had to take this book even though I wasn’t feeling well as I’ve tour date this week. This was well written historical fiction and legal thriller set in post Napoleonic Regency London. There wasn’t big mystery as author didn’t kept tight suspense about who stole the Letter of Marque and who was behind setting Madeleine and her cousin up and destroy their reputation and take away their cargo. It was more about how William was going to defend Madeleine’s cousin and going to get the proof with all disappearing evidences and fight against the King’s Counsel. It was great read and much more complex than I expected. I bet I would have enjoyed it even more if I was well.
Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil by Danette Vigilante
Tia Lugo has a deadly secret.
Tia Lugo considers herself an ordinary thirteen-year-old girl. She just wants to enjoy the end of summer, which means hanging out with her best friend and neighbor, Julius, and ignoring her Puerto Rican grandmother’s embarrassing reliance on creepy candles, weird-smelling herb bundles, and eerie statues—all available for sale at the nearby botánica. But when Tia witnesses a murder late one night from her bedroom window, everything changes in an instant.
Now, Tia is terrified to tell anyone what she’s seen. What if the killer comes after her too? He knows where she lives. Even worse, Tia believes he’s sending her secret messages, reminding her to stay quiet. Desperate to keep herself and her family safe, Tia turns to the last place she ever thought she’d go: her grandmother’s favorite shopping spot, the botánica.
I just started this. It’s pretty fast paced and I’m already curious to know who is the killer and if Tia would get over her fear and confide in to her parents about her witnessing murder before it’s too late.
Next This Week
Love Life by Nancy Peach
Dr Alice Carter is no starry-eyed Jane Austen heroine. After all, if your dad left without a backward glance and you found your last boyfriend in bed with another guy, you wouldn’t believe in romance either. And the voices in Alice’s head – you know, the ones that tell you you’re not good enough, not pretty enough, not clever enough – well, these voices are very loud. Very loud indeed. Especially when the proud and disagreeable son of one of her patients starts challenging her every decision.
Edward Russell might have a big job and a posh voice, but Alice is determined not to let him get to her, especially if she can get her inner monologue to stop with the endless self-sabotage. And Edward, it turns out, may be less of a prat than he first appears; he’s certainly handy in a crisis.
In the real world, where gentlemanlike manners and out-of-the-blue declarations of love are a story-book fantasy, it’s up to Alice to decide whose voice to listen to … and how to make her own heard.
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