Karen Cantwell is a mother, wife, writer and movie lover who also enjoys the fine art of laughter — not unlike the feisty, Barbara Marr in her humorous mystery, Take the Monkeys and Run.
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It was hard to limit myself to four, so I decided to go with my fave four that were strong in character, since that’s what I really love in a good book.
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Sam McRae is a tough, headstrong female lawyer that gets in almost over her head in this action-oriented mystery that deals with murder, identity theft and mob activities. Wry, witty dialogue combined with a well-drawn plot kept me moving quickly through this page-turning suspense novel and I was pleasantly surprised by a ‘gotcha’ twist that I never saw coming. You can buy this book (and see if you can see the twist coming!) for only 99 cents today.
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Executive Lunch by Maria Schneider, humorous mystery: I love it when a book can make me laugh out loud and keep me interested in where the story is going at the same time. That’s why Executive Lunch is high on my list of favorite reads for 2010. Sedona O’Hala is a reluctant player in a scheme to uncover some big time business theft. Add to that, her uncanny knack for being in the wrong place at the right time and a tendency toward klutziness, and what you have is a rollicking good time from Chapter One to the end. You can enjoy a good laugh, too, for only $1.99 when you buy this book today.
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We Interrupt This Date by L.C. Evans, humorous romance/chick lit: Divorcee Susan Caraway has problems, and they all come in the form of family members who can’t seem to take care of themselves. And, well . . . that gets in the way when a certain man comes along. She’d like him to be more than friends, but does she have the time? I don’t even know where to start raving about We Interrupt This Date — fun characters, fun story, great writing, sweet romantic tension that keeps you rooting for a happy ending. This book has it all. And did I mention fun characters? You can purchase We Interrupt This Date for only 99 cents today.
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Homesong by Misha Crews, romance/family saga: While romance is not on my list of favorite genres generally, this is one of my favorite reads in 2010, because of the depth of the story and the range of characters drawn by author Misha Crews. Kate Doyle and Reed Fitzgerald are young lovers from a small town, torn apart by events beyond their control and the lies of others. Told through a saga that spans generations, it is no wonder that this novel was a finalist for the Bronte Prize in Romantic Fiction. Today Homesong is selling for $4.99.