1.“Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford. This book club selection enjoyed by everyone in the group. It is about artifacts found in a renovated Seattle hotel from Japanese families sent to internment camps during WW II. A man relives memories of growing up Chinese during this time. The book gave me an insight of internment camps during the war.
2.“The Shell Seekers” by Rosamunde Pilcher. The story takes place in the English countryside. The book title comes from an oil painting in the story. My mother and I were in England in the 80s and it brought back wonderful memories touring together.
3.The Dave Robicheaux Series by James Lee Burke. The story of a Louisiana cop constantly fighting his demons and still remaining on the right side of the law. For me, the writing just pops when describing the scenery and sights.
4.“Dance of Death” by Douglas Preston. FBI agent Pendergast is pitted against his evil brother, Diogenes. Both men are incredibly brilliant and this plays into the story. This book is one in a series. It is just a good thriller.
5.“A Year on Ladybug Farm” by Donna Ball. Three female best friends decide to make a major change in their lives and buy a rundown home in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. The year covers all their trials and triumphs. Change takes us out of our comfort zone give us a chance to open new doors.