Sunday, April 21, 2013

Killer in Crinolines by Duffy Brown
Release date: May 2013

Killer in Crinolines is the second book in the funny and quirky Consignment Shop cozy mystery series by Duffy Brown.

As the month of August burns hot and humid in Savannah, Georgia, amateur sleuth and consignment-shop owner Reagan Summerside is busy gearing up her store, "The Prissy Fox," for the upcoming fall season.

While visiting a wedding to quickly drop off a bow tie for the groom, Reagan stumbles upon the groom's dead body lying face-down in his wedding cake with the cake knife sticking out of his back. The number one suspect turns out to be Chantilly Parker, Reagan's close friend and the community's local UPS delivery driver.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
Released: March 2011

I've always been a huge fan of Jodi Picoult, and I've read all the books she's ever published. I chose to read Sing You Home because it qualifies for the April monthly keyword challenge at Bookmark to Blog. "Home" is one of the keywords for the month of April.

In Sing You Home, Picoult addresses the controversial topics of gay marriage and same-sex parenting.

40-year-old Zoe Baxter and her husband Max have been trying to have a baby for years, but both husband and wife have fertility problems that have prevented them from conceiving. Finally, after years of fertility treatments, Zoe is 7 months pregnant and just weeks away from giving birth. Unfortunately, Zoe experiences complications during her baby shower and is rushed to the hospital, where she gives birth to a stillborn son.