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Everyone interested in the Big Read - AND THE WINNER IS . . .

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Poll

Question: Which book would you like to select for the Big Read?

Options:

Dark Witch

Takedown Twenty

Cross My Heart

Innocence


Only group members can vote in this poll.

Total Votes: 16

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Dark Witch (Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy Series #1) by Nora Roberts.  

A huge and sincere thank you goes out to Shannon, aka KickButtMama, for the wonderful choices.  Thanks so much Shannon!

I'll toss a post out next Wednesday to see if everyone was able to borrow it from their library, friend, cousin, ??? and how everyone is doing.  Thanks so much for doing this!  It should be a great time. :)



The following are four excellent suggestions for our Big Read.  For those that didn't see the other post (and are interested): we'll all read the same book over a month then have a cool discussion about it.

Each of these are at the two libraries by me, so hopefully they're near you too.  I swiped the descriptions from Barnes & Noble, and made them clicky if you'd like to see the covers, etc.  I'll probably wrap the poll up Thursday evening, unless you ladies would like a different date.  

Thank you for participating!  This should be fantastic. 


Dark Witch (Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy Series #1) by Nora Roberts

With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends.

Ireland.

County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations—and where her destiny awaits.

Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives.

When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. Cowboy, pirate, wild tribal horsemen, he’s three of her biggest fantasy weaknesses all in one big, bold package.

Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself—and live her life as she wants, even if that means falling head over heels for Boyle. But nothing is as it seems. An ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope—and love—alive….


Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich

New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it’s up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in—not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. Even Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, has skin in the game, because—just Stephanie’s luck—the godfather is his actual godfather. And while Morelli understands that the law is the law, his old-world grandmother, Bella, is doing everything she can to throw Stephanie off the trail.
 
It’s not just Uncle Sunny giving Stephanie the run-around. Security specialist Ranger needs her help to solve the bizarre death of a top client’s mother, a woman who happened to play bingo with Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur. Before Stephanie knows it, she’s working side by side with Ranger and Grandma at the senior center, trying to catch a killer on the loose—and the bingo balls are not rolling in their favor. 
 
With bullet holes in her car, henchmen on her tail, and a giraffe named Kevin running wild in the streets of Trenton, Stephanie will have to up her game for the ultimate takedown.


Cross My Heart by James Patterson

Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart--nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him in the most unsettling and unexpected novel of James Patterson's career.

When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. If he does anything to protect them, they will die.

CROSS MY HEART is the most powerful Alex Cross novel ever, propelled by the ever-ingenious mind of James Patterson, the world's #1 bestselling writer.


Innocence by Dean Koontz 

In Innocence, Dean Koontz blends mystery, suspense, and acute insight into the human soul in a masterfully told tale that will resonate with readers forever.

He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen.
 
She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found.
 

But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance—and nothing less than destiny—has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching. 


by on Jan. 13, 2014 at 8:40 PM
Replies (11-20):
TidewaterClan
by on Jan. 14, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Yep, I agree.  That's on my "to read" list no matter what.

Welcome to the group Shadowmoon!  

Quoting shadowmoon:

Innocence sounds interesting.


KickButtMama
by Shannon on Jan. 14, 2014 at 10:05 AM
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I have loved all of Nora Roberts Irish series - the Gallagers, etc- so I'm interested in Dark Witch. 

KickButtMama
by Shannon on Jan. 14, 2014 at 10:05 AM
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But really, these are all on my To Be Read list..lol

TidewaterClan
by on Jan. 14, 2014 at 10:15 AM

I know I've read a few of hers, so I'm looking forward to reading that one if it's the winner.  I made sure to put the 1/3 trilogy on there in case anyone else likes trilogies (I love reading series myself if the first one is good).

Quoting KickButtMama:

I have loved all of Nora Roberts Irish series - the Gallagers, etc- so I'm interested in Dark Witch. 


TidewaterClan
by on Jan. 14, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Me too after reading the descriptions!  Dark Witch and Innocence are the first two on my list, but Cross My Heart and Takedown Twenty aren't far behind.  

Quoting KickButtMama:

But really, these are all on my To Be Read list..lol


KickButtMama
by Shannon on Jan. 14, 2014 at 10:21 AM
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Since I read fast, I actually prefer series to stand alone books. Nora Roberts has always been a fav of mine (I'm obsessed with her In Death series written under the JD Robb pen name) but I have to say in the last few book series, she's started repeating story lines. Which bums me out. Like the Key series (another fav) and the 3 Sisters Island (also a fav) were exactly the same characters. So I'm hoping she gets out of her rut! 

Quoting TidewaterClan:

I know I've read a few of hers, so I'm looking forward to reading that one if it's the winner.  I made sure to put the 1/3 trilogy on there in case anyone else likes trilogies (I love reading series myself if the first one is good).

Quoting KickButtMama:

I have loved all of Nora Roberts Irish series - the Gallagers, etc- so I'm interested in Dark Witch. 



KickButtMama
by Shannon on Jan. 14, 2014 at 10:23 AM
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I've read most of Evonavich's series, they are super short and funny, so Takedown 20 should be a quick read for those who don't have a lot of time. The rest of the series isn't very profound, but light hearted...lol

Quoting TidewaterClan:

Me too after reading the descriptions!  Dark Witch and Innocence are the first two on my list, but Cross My Heart and Takedown Twenty aren't far behind.  

Quoting KickButtMama:

But really, these are all on my To Be Read list..lol



bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Jan. 14, 2014 at 10:28 AM
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I voted for Dark Witch, but anything but Evanovich is fine by me.  I only read the first book in that series and it just didn't grab me enough to use my scant free time on it.  Not that it's a bad read in the slightest!  

TidewaterClan
by on Jan. 14, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Those make for fun reads, and who doesn't like a good mob plot for heaven's sake?

When I'm in a rush I like mysteries because most (if they're well written of course) move swiftly along.

Quoting KickButtMama:

I've read most of Evonavich's series, they are super short and funny, so Takedown 20 should be a quick read for those who don't have a lot of time. The rest of the series isn't very profound, but light hearted...lol

Quoting TidewaterClan:

Me too after reading the descriptions!  Dark Witch and Innocence are the first two on my list, but Cross My Heart and Takedown Twenty aren't far behind.  

Quoting KickButtMama:

But really, these are all on my To Be Read list..lol




TidewaterClan
by on Jan. 14, 2014 at 10:31 AM
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Thanks for voting Blue!  

Quoting bluerooffarm:

I voted for Dark Witch, but anything but Evanovich is fine by me.  I only read the first book in that series and it just didn't grab me enough to use my scant free time on it.  Not that it's a bad read in the slightest!  


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