Believe it or not, summer is nearly over. But it’s been a great season of books, so I thought I’d finish up the season with my Top 5 from the summer of 2014. These are listed in no particular order because they are all so different from one another that’s in impossible to rank them, but these were books that really captivated me and books I’d highly recommend to anyone.
1) “Timebound” by Rysa Walker
This book blew me away. If you can follow all the twists and turns the first time, you’re better than me. Get the Audible.com version if you can. The narration by Kate Rudd is superb and the story will leave you stunned. I dare you not to read it twice. I know I did.
2) “A Grave Matter” by Anna Lee Huber
This is the third book in this fantastic series: eerie, suspenseful, romantic with a determined, sassy heroine who wrestles with a dark past that has a bad habit of reappearing at the worst times. The romantic tension and witty exchanges between Kiera and Gage are not to be missed.
3) “Book of Life” by Deborah Harkness
Diana and Matthew have become like old friends over the course of the trilogy and when you are sad to let the characters go, you know you’ve found something special. The witch and the vampire are out to find the Book of Life once and for all and protect their children. Filled with chilling battles, epic locations, magic, science, and history this one takes you on a fantastic journey.
4) “The Romanov Sisters…” by Helen Rappaport
Meet the Romanov girls: Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. Rappaport takes us behind the curtain and introduces us to the individuals behind the legend. Be sure to get the Audible version narrated by Xe Sands – you won’t be sorry. You feel like the girls are speaking to you from beyond. You come to care for these innocent children, trapped in a nightmare beyond their control or understanding. Absolutely riveting!
5) “The Creation of Anne Boleyn” by Susan Bordo
This is the most pedantic on the list but one everyone interested in history should read. How many facts do you know about Anne Boleyn? The answer is, probably not many. This insightful work reminds us that history is shaped by the victors and what you think you know may be far from fact. A study into how women of history have rarely been able to tell their own stories. Great food for thought!