"Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum." Graycie Harmon
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
What’s on My Nightstand?
"What's On My Nightstand" is a brand new feature that will appear occasionally on Tuesdays as I come across books I want to showcase or share with you that I have found particularly fun, interesting or just plain awesome!
I'm starting with one of my favorites.
"The Hidden Branch" written by G.G. Vandagriff. This book is the most recent in the Alex and Briggie series which also includes; Cankered Roots, Of Deadly Descent, Tangled Roots, and Poisoned Pedigree. Here is the backliner from The Hidden Branch. The genealogical sleathing skills of Alexandra Campbell and her business associate, Brighamina Poulson, are put to spine-tingling use when the murder of Armenian-American billionaire inventore Paul Mardian takes them to Huntington Beach, California--Surf City, USA--in search of the dead man's heirs. Briggie, however, is immediately smitten with ideas of wet suits and boogie boards.
Alex believes the killer is a relative of the victim, but her pursuit of the turth nearly costs another life--her own. So many suspects, so little time. Could it be the real estate tycoon with the tropy wife? The pompous attorney who spends every cent he makes on high living? The professor of Middle Eastern studies with a penchant for Armenian antiquities? Or even the darkly handsome surf shop owner, who has more than a passing interest in Alex?
While her fiance struggles with a crisis of faith, Alex searches for answers, putting her life on the line yet again to discover the missing link that will solve this captivating mystery.
I absolutely loved this book and could not put it down once I started reading it! It's fun but intense and the twists and turns kept me guessing right up till the very end. I enjoyed the complex relationships between her usual characters and actually found myself worrying over them! GG really knows how to capture the reader's heart and keep the tension high all the way throughout the story. Even though I was satisfied at the end, I found myself hoping that there will be more books in the series. This is a great book for anyone interested in mysteries or genealogy, or both!
WIN A COPY!!! If you would like to win a free copy of this book, please post a comment and I will choose a winner.
ANOTHER GIVEAWAY: Also, Linda Weaver Clark has generously offered to give a copy of her book, Jenny's Dream. Here's a quote from the book:
"It was a secret that she had kept from her family for years, something that was even too difficult to admit aloud. Jenny needed to forgive. But it was a difficult task to forgive those who had hurt her so deeply. The scars were too deep, and she continued to nurse them along. She felt certain the only solution was to run away." ~Jenny's Dream, Linda Weaver Clarke
To win a copy please post a comment about this book. Linda will choose a winner from those comments.
My greatest claim to fame is my family. I am married to my prince charming and have four awesome children. This year I experienced the joy of becoming a grandmother to my sweet baby girl Halle. I love to travel and I love to write books.