The cold, darker evenings have made snuggling up with a book my go-to entertainment of choice lately. Some of the more memorable ones are below.
A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci is the second in the Atlee Pine series. The FBI agent takes some mandated time off from her job to help deal with her unresolved anger at the abduction of her twin sister some thirty years ago. With her assistant, Carol, Atlee heads back to the scene of the crime, a rural small town in Georgia. While investigating the decades old crimes a series of new, ghastly murders take place. Are they related or just coincidence?
Gifts: Visible and Invisible by eight different authors is a collection of short stories that explore the true meaning of the Christmas and holiday season. Each of the stories is entertaining and well written. What a joy to read such positive and uplifting prose!
The Christmas List by Hillary Ibarra is a sweet story of a poor Tennessee family facing a austere Christmas. Parents Jack and Karen Hoyle barely scrape by living off what they can earn harvesting a variety of items found in the mountain wilderness. When an unexpected event limits their source of income, the holiday appears to be bleaker than anticipated. This is a perfect read for this Advent season for both teens and adults alike.