Thursday, September 5, 2013

Book Review Thursday - 9/5

I keep feeling like I will catch up on my reviews eventually, but then I keep reading new books and the list gets longer and longer. :) AND there are some new releases in the next few weeks that I have been very excited for! They will, of course, move up To Read the list so that I can return them to the library when they are due.

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin is a historical fiction novel about the life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. While Lindbergh was a national hero and made fantastic strides in bringing air transportation to the public in the early 1900's, he was anti-semitic and only married Anne because he thought she would help him produce a 'pure line' of off spring. He pushed Anne to learn to navigate their flights, to learn to fly herself, to learn Morse code and I don't even remember what else. And she was never acknowledged for any of her accomplishments while they were happening.

Overall the book was entertaining, but most of the time, I just kept thinking about what an ass Lindbergh was. He was very selfish and full of himself. I think that the way that he put himself in charge of their first born's abduction (and made a huge fool of himself by the end of it) was the way that he lived his life. I'm certainly glad that times have changed and woman don't have to stand in their husbands' shadows anymore!

And on to something a little more light hearted - if you consider murder light hearted. lol

Murder of a Small-Town Honey is the first in the Scumble River series by Denise Swanson. I purchased a few of the later books in the series on Audible and figured that I should start at the beginning. Skye Denison left her small hometown right after graduation and is returning ten years later after losing her job. With the family connections, she gets hired on as the psychologist for the local schools and starts trying to make amends with the people she left behind.

At the local town festival, the entertainment winds up murdered and Skye's brother is accused. Since the cops are not looking at anyone else, Skye steps in to do her own investigating to save her brother.

This was a pretty good book to start the series and the story was fast paced with interesting characters. A nice little cozy mystery.

What are you reading? Share in the comments. :)

1 comment:

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

"Reading" The Whole Enchilada right now. Started it this morning. So far it's the same old, same old. Goldy cooks and makes me hungry while I'm driving in the car and Arch walks all over her and she lets it happen.