Rituals by Kelly Armstrong
This was the final in the Cainesville series that I started in August. I liked all five books in the series. It’s science fiction/fantasy stuff and while that’s not my normal cup of tea, I seriously loved these. Look them up for the details cause I’m sure I can’t explain it good enough.
Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams
I loved all her books, but the past couple haven’t been as good. They’ve been good, but not what her earlier ones were. This is about Virginia, the sister to Sophie from A Certain Age. We sorta know her story, but this opens it all up. The book jumps back and forth from WWI to the present, which is the 20’s. All Williams books do that though. This threw me for a loop though. I thought it was going one way and I knew what was going to happen, then it totally flipped on me.
Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
I really loved The Knockoff, so I picked this up at the library on the authors alone. It covers Janey, newly 40 and divorced, who co-owns a high end wedding gown company with her best friend Beau. He not so nicely tells her to take three months off so she can lose 30 pounds. She does and starts doing all these crazy diets and workouts. It was basically a story about rich mommies who will try anything to lose a few pounds, including eating clay and only clay. The big climax didn’t really have anything to do with Janey’s original issue though. It involved her, but it was a little anticlimactic for me.
The Lightkeeper’s Daughter by Jean E. Pendziwol
This was my Once Upon a Book Club book. Elizabeth was the light keeper’s daughter, having grown up on an island in Lake Superior. She is now in a nursing home and meets Morgan, who is there working off graffiti damage she caused. This part was so predictable. They become friends and start to help each other out. After all that predictability though, they find things out about each of them that were surprising and completely unexpected. So, while the beginning and middle were ho-hum, the end made up for it.