4 star romantic suspense
Lark Leopold, a sheltered young woman bearing the secret of painful sexual wounds, travels to Iowa to conduct a study on “”the contentment of cows.”” She is attracted to a farmer, Nathan Senatra, but upon discovering his ex-wife floating face down in a cow pond, she suspects Nathan of the murder. But the murder plot is overshadowed by Nathan’s and Lark’s romantic torment as each has been wounded in ways that make love well-nigh impossible.
The Puzzle Keeper
4 star fantasy/mystery
The announcement that the plague has left some survivors with paranormal side-effects, has left the world reeling. You’d think solving murders would be easy for Claire, a telepath, and Colin, who can turn into a spirit wolf, but you’d be dead wrong. Not everyone is willing to talk to Survivors so it is a good thing you can’t tell who’s normal and who isn’t.
My Sweet Saga
4+ star humor
At nearly 30 years old, Brandon is barely able to make it through life, much less enjoy it. He is weeks away from what should be one of the happiest days of his life, his wedding day to his fiancée, Clarissa, but his attention is distracted when his estranged, erratic, and oddly eccentric father suddenly reappears with a bizarre demand: to accompany him to Stockholm, Sweden, where they will meet a local who he claims will change their lives.
The Sun Zebra
5 star contemporary fiction short story collection
R. Garcia, the writer who is also known by his pen name “Phantomimic,” brings you “The Sun Zebra”, which is best described as a children’s book for grownups. Its aim is to encourage us to discover (or rediscover) the amazing things that children and their magical carefree world can teach us, even as we try to teach them about the harsh realities of our own. The book is a collection of five stories that follow the “adventures in living” of an unusual little girl named Nell, her mother Rhonda, and Nell’s father who is the narrator of the stories.
What Came After
4 star sci-fi adventure
One man, Henry Weller, has had enough. With his five-year-old daughter going blind, he sets out across a ruined America to find her the health care she deserves. He’ll have to face a strange and hostile world—from the financial districts of a walled New York to the armed camp of Washington, DC—but if he’s successful, his daughter might see again. And along the way, a revolution might get started.