In the last couple of weeks,I have read:
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
After losing her parents, fifteen-year-old Ivy Hart is left to care for her grandmother, older sister and nephew as tenants on a small tobacco farm. As she struggles with her grandmother’s aging, her sister’s mental illness and her own epilepsy, she realizes they might need more than she can give.
(thanks to her website)
What a unique and different premise and bunch of characters! I liked going back in time and living on that tobacco plantation. My heart was constantly breaking for Ivy and her sister,what tough lives! I give this an A. The ending was a bit predictable but it isn't terrible.
First Family by David Baldacci
A daring kidnapping turns a children’s birthday party at Camp David, the presidential retreat, into a national security nightmare.Former Secret Service agents turned private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell don’t want to get involved. But years ago Sean saved the First Lady’s husband, then a senator, from political disaster. Now the president’s wife presses Sean and Michelle into a desperate search to rescue a kidnapped child. With Michelle still battling her own demons, the two are pushed to the limit, with forces aligned on all sides against them – and the line between friend and foe impossible to define…or defend.(thanks to his website)
It is hard to not enjoy David's writing and King & Maxwell are my favorite of his creations. Another twisting and fast-paced book that solves two different crimes! King and Maxwell are up to their usual antics while they stay true to their hard-working and truth-revealing beliefs. I give it an A.