Reading Recommendations from "My Librarian"
The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
Canadian K.A. Tucker is one of my favourite authors. She writes contemporary romances and romantic suspense with well-developed characters that will stay with you long after you have finished one of her books. Her newest title is called The Simple Wild.
Calla Fletcher is making the long trip back to the remote frontier town where she was born – Bangor, Alaska. Her mother left her father when Calla was two because her mother couldn’t handle the extreme isolation and rural lifestyle of Bangor. Now 26, Calla struggles to adjust to the rugged environment, roaming wildlife, odd daylight hours and even the occasional outhouse, all for the chance to connect with her father. While she struggles to find common ground with her father she clashes with a local pilot – Jonah – who clearly believes that this pampered city girl cannot handle the wilds of Alaska. Jonah is probably right, but Calla is determined to prove him wrong. Soon, she finds herself forming an unexpected bond with the burly pilot. But Calla is not in Alaska to stay and Jonah will never leave. It would be foolish of her to start a romance, to take the same path her parents tried many years ago. It’s a simple truth that turns out to not be so simple after all. (Shannon B.)
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A few months before graduating from Stanford, Cheyenne Florian, the narrator of this timely, unsettling thriller from Brown (A Necessary End), became an internet sensation when a nude video of her went viral, so she has reason to doubt the motives of billionaire Edwin Gordon when he offers her a newscaster job at his Independent News Network. During the interview on Gordon’s private plane at the Palo Alto, Calif., airport, he manages to persuade her that he’s hiring her for her talent, as displayed in her vlogs, and she agrees to fly with him to New York. Soon after joining the INN staff, Cheyenne is ogled by one male producer and groped by another. More disturbingly, an anonymous source starts sending her excerpts from the 1991 diary of another young female newscaster, whose experiences in the business oddly parallel her own. The constant pressures on Cheyenne as she seeks to avoid her predecessor’s unhappy fate, sometimes overt, sometimes subtle, are convincingly portrayed. (Janna C.)
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Looking for a light read that will uplift your spirit? This is a great summer read, or weekend read, or anytime read! Graeme Simsion is the author of the very funny books “The Rosie Project” and “The Rosie Effect” – and while this latest novel is not quite as laugh out loud funny, it is just as entertaining. It keeps your attention and begs you to follow it through to the end of its journey. The only warning I will offer readers is that without a doubt this book will make you want to start your own adventure: Perhaps you will consider taking your own pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago trail? Or maybe like me you are more likely to be found strolling along Belleville’s own Riverfront Trail… (Wendy R)
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