April 9 Virtual Meeting

Books shared by members:

I have recently completed reading “Florida is Murder”  a two story set of “Due Justice” by Diane Capri and “Surface Tension” by Christine Kling on my Kindle (FREE!)

DUE JUSTICE is the first legal thriller featuring Judge Willa Carson. When a famous plastic surgeon's decomposed body surfaces in Tampa Bay with a bullet in its head, Willa's "little sister" is caught in a high-stakes game of greedy lawyers, blackmail and deceit. Fiercely independent Carly becomes the number one suspect. When Carly asks Willa for due justice, Willa has everything to lose. But she risks it all to uncover the conspiracy and keep Carly alive. Willa Carson knows she's bullet proof, except when due justice rules from the grip of a gun.

SURFACE TENSION is the first sea adventure in this four-book suspense series featuring Florida tug and salvage captain Seychelle Sullivan. Working as she does in a man's world, Seychelle has to work twice as hard just to compete. Some have even called her reckless. In her view, she's just doing her job, salvaging boats and people's lives. Years ago Seychelle Sullivan had the chance to save someone's life. But on that summer night in Florida, lost in a world of teenage resentment and loneliness, Seychelle was not able to feel any pain but her own. Today Seychelle captains her father's forty-six-foot salvage boat out of Fort Lauderdale's New River. But she's never escaped that one moment when she could have made a difference and didn't. She's never going to make that mistake again.

 They were interesting enough that I would consider reading other stories in the series of both characters.

I can report I’m enjoying my new Samsung tablet and am using the Goodreads website to find new books and also see what others on my friends list are reading.  It’s fun to see what others read.

I’m currently reading the Jo Nesbo books—Scandinavian author—I think Norwegian or Swedish. I’m also trying out a new German author; can’t think of her name at the moment; it’s fun to read these detective/mysteries set in other countries.  Makes me want to visit there!

I am currently reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I have read several other books by this author and he certainly has a different point of view.  There are usually magic or supernatural elements to his books but not the main point of the books.  Hard to describe but I do enjoy his style.  The characters are always complex and interesting.   

Non-Fiction that I have recently read:  Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman about the life of one of America’s little known heiress; Hugette Clark.  This book reads more like a novel.  Very interesting book about one of the wealthiest families in America that you have never heard of.
Also I read Automatic Millionaire by David Bach.  A good jumping off point for financial planning.  Especially if you hate budgets! 
And I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron.  I have enjoyed some of her other work more but this was entertaining.
(I guess I have been on a non-fiction kick lately!)

Recently in the fiction genre, I enjoyed The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. It is the story of an ancient Jewish manuscript.