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For your reading convenients below you will find all the have I got a story for you published in 2018

January 2018

Welcome 2018!
I have exciting news for our Canadian readers! I wrote to C E L A (Center for Equitable Library Access) and received permission to search the library and I can now add the reference or call letters to books in my newsletter articles! Thanks Canada! I may not have each book, but the ones I can post, I will.
Book clubs? I am a terrible book club member. I belong to one online book club and I rarely finish the selections. I enjoy going in and chatting about books and listening to what others have to say about some of their favorites. How do you feel about book clubs?
New year goals? I donít do New Yearís book reading goals or any type of resolutions. I am simply a failure at those things, so why set myself up for disappointment. What about you? I would love to hear about your goals for 2018.
I have 2 very different books for you this month. A not for everyone thriller and yet another animal lover book. Iím just a sucker for these.

The Good Daughter
written by Karin Slaughter
reading time: 16 hours and 14 minutes

Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind. Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father; Pikeville's notorious defense attorney devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.

Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself , the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again, and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized, Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it's a case that unleashes the terrible memories she's spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly 30 years ago won't stay buried forever.

Packed with twists and turns, brimming with emotion and heart, The Good Daughter is fiction at its most thrilling. This one contains violence, strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller 2017.

My comments; I love Karin Slaughter. She writes very intricate stories, filled with strong and timely situations. Like I said, not for the faint of heart.

Animal Magnetism; My Life with Creatures Great and Small
written by Rita Mae Brown
reading time:6 hours and 51 minutes
Rita Mae Brown's first memory is the sound of a deep, rumbling purr. From the cat that slept in her cradle to the horses, hounds, cats, and chickens who live on her Virginia farm today, Brown has always been surrounded by animals. Listeners will meet Mickey, a long-haired tiger cat who joined Rita Mae on childhood exploits; Franklin, her grandmother's parrot with a wicked sense of humor; R.C., a courageous and devoted Doberman who was killed by a pack of coyotes; Baby Jesus, a tiger cat from New York City with sharp teeth to match his attitude; and, of course, her beloved tiger cat Sneaky Pie. Animal Magnetism is a celebration of these wonderful creatures and of their remarkable capacity to enrich our lives and our hearts.

My comments; Rita Mae Brown has been one of my favorite writers for a long time. I love her stand alone books as well as her Mrs. Murphy series that she writes with her cat Sneaky Pie. In this biographical book, we learn how she and Sneaky Pie met.

So, fellow readers, here we are again at the beginning of a new year, I hope all of you have one that is filled with love, good health, new adventures and most of all, great books!
Carla jo

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