by Janet Evanovich
This is my first book by Janet Evanovich, but I really want to read her hit "One for the Money" after reading this. FBI agent Katie has been after con artist Nick for years, but he is always one step ahead of her. She finally catches him, only to find out the FBI wants them to team up and use their skills to perform an undercover opp to expose even bigger con artists. Both characters are brilliant and quick, and the story is a fun one to read. I definitely recommend adding this book to your night stand!
Practice Makes Perfect
by Julie James
For some reason, I almost always love books centered around a main female character that is a lawyer. Lawyers are fascinating and hard-working, and the job just works in chick lit. Payton and JD are incredibly motivated, successful lawyers at their firm. They have driven each other absolutely nuts over the years and are both used to coming out on top. When they have to join forces for a major case and find out only one of them will make partner, they have no choice but to make it work. The characters were really well written, and it's a quick, fun read. This is probably my favorite book I read this month!
Girl at War
by Sara Novic
I had a craving for some good historical fiction this month (Can you crave books? Anyway...), so I chose Girl at War. It was exactly what I was hoping to read! It's the story of Ana, a Croatian girl who lives through genocide as civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia. Ten years later, Ana is living in New York but hiding the past that threw her world into a tailspin from everyone she loves. She returns alone to Croatia and must face the horror she once lived through. The story was raw and real, and I recommend it if historical fiction is your thing.
by Brye Butler Steeves
This it a children's book I received from the author, a fellow pilot wife. Even though it's written for kiddos, I was excited to read it and own a copy for future Phelps children. This book chronicles a little girl's thought process as she tries to figure out what it means when people say "Daddy flies". It's sweet, adorable, and fun for young children and toddlers. If your husband is a military pilot, this would be a great book to read to your kiddos at bedtime! You can find it on Amazon here and email the author here.
That's it for October! Have you read anything wonderful lately?