The Newsmakers

by Lis Wiehl and Sebastian Stuart

The Newsmakers by Lis Wiehl

 

I’m a big Lis Wiehl fan and up till now have flown through her books at lightning pace. The Newsmakers was just alright for me. While I enjoyed parts of it some of it just seemed a bit over the top. Erica’s character was very driven and focused she loved her daughter more than anything and that was all very realistic. Her alcoholism played a central role in where she was and how she got there. The cut throat world of journalism and new channels seemed real to me, I could imagine that is a pretty tough field. The Newmakers was good but not wow she knocked it out of the park like her other books I’ve read leading up to this one. This book just moved a little slower paced and just not the action packed suspense I’m use to from her. I still enjoyed it, this book just took a little bit longer for me to finish.

summary: TV reporter Erica Sparks has become a superstar overnight. Is it due to her hard work and talent, or is she at the center of a spiraling conspiracy?

Erica Sparks is a beautiful and ambitious reporter who has just landed her dream job at Global News Network in New York. And while it was hard to leave Jenny, her cherished eight-year-old daughter, in the custody of her ex-husband, Erica is determined to succeed in the cutthroat world of big-time broadcasting. She can only hope her troubled past won’t come back to sabotage her dreams.

thank you booklook bloggers and Thomas Nelson for allowing me to read and review The Newsmakers. All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the free book.

The Feathered Bone

by Julie Cantrell

The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell

 

The Feathered Bone is every parents worst nightmare and sadly this happens, it actually happened to my best friends family in 1986 in New Orleans so I might have been a hard book critic for this since I kinda lived on the outside of what this did to her family. The book was very well written and the emotions she portrayed through out were spot on. My only problem was the ending, it was not the ending my friends family got, nor the ending that the New Orleans police said would happen in 9 out of 10 cases, so I guess for this book she was the 10th case. All in all it is very much a roller coaster ride of a book to read and one that leaves you a little rattled and drained. The Feathered Bone is full of heartbreak and love, guilt and falling to pieces so that you can slowly build yourself back up again. While this is not a beach read that you breeze through it is a good book and even though the ending was not realistic I would still recommend it.

summary: In the pre-Katrina glow of New Orleans, Amanda Salassi is anxious about chaperoning her daughter’s sixth grade field trip to the Big Easy during Halloween. And then her worst fears come true. Her daughter’s best friend, Sarah, disappears amid the magic and revelry—gone, without a trace.

Unable to cope with her guilt, Amanda’s daughter sinks in depression. And Amanda’s husband turns destructive as he watches his family succumb to grief. Before long, Amanda’s whole world has collapsed.

Amanda knows she has to save herself before it’s too late. As she continues to search for Sarah, she embarks on a personal journey, seeking hope and purpose in the wake of so much tragedy and loss.

thank you booklook bloggers and Thomas Nelson for allowing me to read and review The Feathered Bone. All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the book.