M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

I recently caught the movie version of Robert James Waller’s best-selling novel The Bridges of Madison County on PBS and I liked it better than the book. This being a rare occurrence, I decided to reread the book to dispute this rare anomaly. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the reread, I have to admit that the movie interpretation of the novel trumps the written word. This … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

Dance to the Piper by Nora Roberts is the second book in The O’Hurleys series and introduces the fun-loving O’Hurleys, a family of die-hard entertainers with triplet girls and an older brother who grow up on the road. Dance to the Piper, the second of this four book series, introduces Maddy, a free spirit professional Broadway dancer, and the youngest of the O’Hurley triplets. An … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks brings Ira Levinson a lonely, ninety-one year old in poor health together with a young couple, Sophia and cowboy Luke, for a wonderful romantic ride that in the end changes their lives forever. Once again, Sparks’ storytelling, eloquent descriptions of emotions and characters, realistic issues in relationships come together into a seamless, powerful story of love and devotion. The … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton is the fourth book of her Alphabet Series and another great adventure with Kinsey Millhone. A mysterious man asks Kinsey to deliver $25k to a teenager and Kinsey’s suspicious radar immediately goes off, but with bills to pay, she accepts the case. In time, Alvin Limardo, the mysterious man is found floating in the Santa Teresa surf. The … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

Skin Deep by Nora Roberts is the third book in The O’Hurleys series, which introduces the fun-loving O’Hurleys, a family of die-hard entertainers with triplet girls and an older brother who grew up on the road. Skin Deep, the third of this four book series, introduces Chatel O’Hurley, a famous Hollywood actor who has achieved fame, fortune, and beauty. Chatel now finds herself dealing with … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

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 favorite of the Sidney Sheldon novels, the plot is gripping and the story a … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)