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KITTY’S Book List

There’s so much to know about the South and you’ll find me savoring southern fiction where you’re bound to meet interesting characters among the pages and be steeped in southern culture. I also can’t wait to get lost in a good mystery.

Reading Now:

All the Flowers of Paris by Sarah Jio

Two women are connected across time in Paris. A mysterious stack of love letters and secrets from WWII to present day emerge. Caroline wakes up to realize she has lost her memory, and that she has lived a boring secluded life. However, as she tries to familiarize herself with her everyday life, and she makes some allies along the way, her memories start to resurface and so does a startling past mystery. A page turner I could not put down!

 

Past Favorites:

Dragonfly by Leila Meacham

Outstanding novel! In WII 5 Americans (3 men and 2 women) are recruited by the OSS and dropped into Paris! All coming from different backgrounds, they bond immediately into a group code-named “Dragonfly”. It has been years since Leila has written another book! If you thought Roses and Tumbleweeds were good, this one will knock your socks off!

The Friends We Keep by Jane Green

Three friends who were housemates at a university in England reunite for a 30th reunion. When past secrets of their lives come out it is up to them to fulfill the lives they never got with a second chance at happiness. It’s a delightful and heartwarming read, following their lives from NY to England.

Mistress Of The Ritz by Melanie Benjamin

A story about an American actress who secretly worked for the French Resistance during WWII. Blanche marries the director of the Hotel Ritz in Paris and they are known as the mistress and master of the Ritz, the Auzello’s. They greet and entertain many famous figures of the 1940’s . A great read I couldn’t put it down!

Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini

A WWII book well worth reading! In the 1930’s a Wisconsin graduate student marries a brilliant German economist and moves to Germany as the Nazi’s are rising to power.

Long Road To Mercy by David Baldacci

This is the 1st book introducing Atlee Pine, an FBI agent working in Arizona. She must confront a new threat and an old nightmare- the kidnapping of her twin sister three decades before. Great Read!

The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis

A great read about Grand Central Station in the late 1920’s and in 1970’s. A renowned artist of the 1920’s mysteriously disappears, and the possible discovery of her lost artwork surfaces in the 1970’s. A good face-paced mystery which parallels perfectly between the two time periods.

The Third Victim by Phillip Margolin

This is a page turning thriller about a young lawyer who takes on the seemingly hopeless case of defending a sadistic killer, and uncovers corruption and secrets that shake up the whole town. Lots of twists and turns!

The Pearl Sister by Lucinda Riley

The saga continues with the fourth book in the Seven Sisters series. This book takes place in Australia from the early 20th century until the 80’s. I could not put it down, great read!

Daughters of Ireland by Santa Montefiore

This is the second book in the Irish trilogy beginning with, The Girl in the Castle. The three daughters of Ireland have to make their way in a world, much darker than it once had been. It continues the story of the Deverill Castle, and the cousin who bought the estate and restored it!

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

This excellent book describes a group of English women recruited as spies. They are sent into France, during the chaotic events of WWI. With turmoil and secrets, this exciting novel throws the reader right into France during the time period of 1918-1947. Based on true events!

The Fix by David Baldacci

Amos Decker is back! He witnesses a murder/suicide in front of the FBI building in DC, but even with his expertise to detail, not everything is as is appears! A great summer read!

If I Could Tell You by Elizabeth Wilhide
The story of a young wife in 1939 England who becomes a victim of the poor choices she makes. The consequences of them lead to her being denied access to her son and adrift in war-torn London .  A really good read about love and determination to start anew!

The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney
A psychological thriller that deals with duplicity, death and deception. A great British mystery!

Long Way Gone by Charles Martin
Charles Martin has done it again. Just a nice read (no 4 letter words). A retelling of the prodigal son! I highly recommend it!
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The Lost Girls by Heather Young
A debut novel, a mystery that is a little dark but a great read.

Water From My Heart by Charles Martin
From a drug runner to a savior of a coffee plantation. His best yet!

The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna
A debut novel that takes place in 1944 Wisconsin. Money is short, food is rationed, and the cherry crop is due to be picked. Nearby is a camp for German POW’s. Charlotte persuades the local authorities to allow the prisoners to help with the harvest. A quick, enjoyable read.


Ruins of War by John A. Connell
When a series of gruesome murders take place in the war-torn city of Munich 6 weeks after the end of WWII, former Chicago homicide detective, former U.S. soldier and now U.S. Army criminal investigator – Mason Collins – must risk his own life to capture a killer.

 

 

 

 

The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry
Steve Berry writes thrillers that are historical fact and exciting speculation. This one poses a provocative question: What if the Federal income tax is illegal? Cotton Malone has 24 hours to solve it.

Precious Thing by Colette McBeth
Great debut novel. It is a psychological thriller by an up and coming English writer. Friendship,betrayal – it will keep you guessing until the end!

The Escape by David Baldacci
Fast moving! Robert Puller escapes from a maximum security prison. John (Junior) is charged with investigating- you guess!!!!!
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Gray Mountain by John Grisham
It dives into small town politics and is extremely informative about strip mining.
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One Was A Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming
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The Heist by Daniel Silva
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Warriors by Ted Silva
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Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
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