Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sugar Queen or Back of Beyond?

The New Year is almost here. The holidays are almost over. Doesn't it seem like we should have time to read now? This is the perfect time to read in front of the fireplace with a favorite beverage close at hand. I will recommend something light and upbeat to start the New Year. If light and upbeat is not your style, I will also recommend something fast paced and full of action.

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen is full of hope and a little magic.
 Josey Cirrini lives with her domineering mother. Mrs. Cirrini's life has been one of disappointment and it seems that she is determined to make her daughter's life equally as miserable. Josie finds comfort in travel magazines and junk food. Then, one day her "fairy godmother" in the form of the town "bad girl," Della Lee, appears in her closet. It is at this point Josie's life begins to change. Della Lee sends her on errands, instructs her on the use of makeup and pshes her to stand up to her mother. Toss in a little magic, romance with the postman and snow and you have the perfect winter read!
O.K., so not all of you are looking for a book of romance and snow. You want action, suspense and wilderness. So, for the rest of you I recommend Back of Beyond by C.J. Box. Cody Hoyt, a criminal investigator, is in a race against time to catch a killer.  The killer has already murdered his friend. Cody believes that his son is on a trail ride with the killer in the Yellowstone wilderness. The problem is that Cody has been suspended for shooting the county coroner. Desperate to save his son, Cody risks all to try to catch the killer. If you want a book filled with fast-paced action this is just the right read for you!
I wish you a joyous year of great reading!

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