A couple of days ago I was doing the right thing and taking a few bits and pieces down to the Salvation Army to donate and, well, I just HAD to have a quick look at their books. I picked up four books for a great price! So there you have it, I donated some things and I bought some books – two good deeds in the one day ☺
The following is what jumped in my car and demanded to be shelved with their friends:
Straight Talking by Jane Green
This could be about your best friend. Or your girlfriend. Or it might be about you.
Are you Tasha – single and still searching?
Are you one of her three best friends? Andy, hooked on passion; Mel, stuck in a steady relationship with a bastard; or Emma, endlessly waiting for her other half to propose?
Do you know an Andrew – suave, good-looking and head over heels in love … with himself? Or a Simon – allergic to commitment and dangerously treacherous? Or an Adam – handsome, kind, humorous, but too nice to be sexy?
Follow them all in their odyssey to find fulfilment and the RIGHT kind of love in this novel that is very funny, painfully honest, sometimes sad but always on the button.
The Legacy by Stephen Frey
Bond trader Cole Egan is on the edge of financial and professional ruin when he receives a surprising inheritance. His estranged father has left him a key to a safe-deposit box. Inside the box is a videotape of the John F. Kennedy assassination – filmed from the other side of Dealey Plaza – proving beyond a doubt that there was a second gunman on the infamous “grassy knoll.”
It is a revelation that could shake the nation to its core. A prize worth millions to the person who possesses it. A secret that some will kill to keep ….
The Winner by David Baldacci
LuAnn Tyler is an unwed mother striving to escape a life of endless poverty. Then a mysterious Mr Jackson makes her an offer he thinks no one can refuse: a guarantee to be the winner of the $100 million lottery.
But LuAnn won’t do it. Less than twenty-four hours later, she is fighting for her life and running from a false murder charge. Jackson’s offer – and its condition that she leave the country forever – seems her only hope. However, ten years later, LuAnn secretly returns to the United States to being a new life with Matthew Riggs, a man whose origins are as murky as her own. But a canny reporter has picked up her trail, as have the FBI – and Jackson. Matt Riggs is the only person who can help her. But is help what Matt intends or is he too closing in for the kill?
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
A rollicking family epic like no other, Middlesex follows three generations of the Stephanides family from 1920s Greece to Detroit in the mid to late 20th century to contemporary Berlin. Brother and sister Lefty and Desdemona flee the crumbling Ottoman Empire in 1922; by the time their ship docks in New York they are husband and wife. The narrator of this funny and humane tale is their grandchild Cal, who as a result of their unusual liaison was born a girl but grows into a man.