M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – The Stars Shine Down

Sidney Sheldon’s The Stars Shine Down is a rags-to-riches story à la Sheldon. The female protagonist, referred to as The Iron Butterfly for her strong character, becomes blinded by love and is weakened by it. Eventually, however, she rises to reclaim her The Iron Butterfly title. Although this is not my favourite of the Sidney Sheldon novels, the plot is gripping and the story a page-turner. It … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – The Stars Shine Down

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg is a timeless story of a beautiful friendship between two women in the 1980s and their survival against all odds in the small town Whistle Stop, Alabama. Flagg’s southern charm takes the reader to small-town Alabama and into the Whistle Stop Cafe, where a colourful cast of relatable, quirky characters confront everyday issues with humour. … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – Fried Green Tomatoes

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – The Women in His Life

The Women in His Life by Barbara Taylor Bradford is an entertaining and wonderful read. As a writer, you will find Bradford’s ability to write about multiple personalities over lifetimes admirable. As a reader, you will find the plot interesting and not overly dramatic. Bradford’s focus on developing the various characters’ personalities and Maximilian West’s relationships with the many extraordinary women in his life is remarkable.  This … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – The Women in His Life

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – Are You Afraid of the Dark?

In Sidney Sheldon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark? mystery abounds when four people who share a single link die violently in four different cities across the world. If this storyline doesn’t make you want to pick up the book, I don’t know what will.   Sheldon’s writing is fast-paced, on the edge of your seat suspenseful and Are You Afraid of the Dark? is no exception. His plot development … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – Are You Afraid of the Dark?

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – Nightshade

Nightshade is the third installment from Nora Robert’s five-book Night Tales Collection. I’m a Nora Roberts junkie, but I’m not in love with this series. That, however, shouldn’t stop you from picking up these books. Life’s about different strokes for different folks. In this romance, mystery, Roberts pairs PI Colt Nightshade with Lieutenant Althea Grayson, and they work well together. He’s the night in shining armour … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – Nightshade