This month Willie’s Women met to share their love of reading and lots of laughter. And these supportive Red Hat sisters of mine were very encouraging when I confessed to them how Book #4 has been such a challenge for me to write; but my Rose Tribe held me accountable and next book discussion, I’m supposed to have some WRITING to report to them so I’ll do my best to hold myself accountable to that!
JENNY gives 4 stars to The Talented Mr. Varg by Alexander McCall Smith, #2 in the Detective Varg series. According to the author’s site, This series is Scandi Blanc as opposed to Scandi Noir, the difference being “there is nothing noir about the world of Ulf Varg, a detective in the Sensitive Crimes Department in the Swedish city of Malmo.”
BERTHA-ROSE gives 3 stars to What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad, a Canadian author who is on the short list for the Giller award. This book is about a young Syrian boy surviving a shipwreck and what happens afterwards.
KARI ah, dear Kari! She’s diving into the third installment of The Puritan Chronicles, Raid on Cocheco ! She’s all prepared to give this book 5 stars! She seems to be enjoying it pretty much and the author can’t wait to hear her final review!
CC, our most prolific bookworm, had several authors and titles to share. She gives 5 stars to Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston, authors of the Aloysius Pendergast series. She calls them “mystery meets scifi meets love stories.” Titles she mentioned specifically were Fever Dream, Crooked River and Bloodless. CC gives Nevada Barr’s Liberty Falling 4 stars. As for Cozy Mysteries, CC gives Maddie Day’s Murder on Cape Cod 3-4 stars. CC also gives 5 stars to this month’s selection for the Red Hat Book Nook group, The Water Keeper by Charles Martin.
PENI JO read Darien Gee’s Friendship Bread years ago & in fact this enjoyable read was the catalyst for the novel she’s currently writing! The book even includes a recipe for Amish Friendship bread. A solid 4 stars.
Willie’s Women Book Discussion meets at 3pm Eastern time the 2nd Monday of each month on Zoom. Non-RHS members may join the discussion one time.