Saturday, November 30, 2013

My Reading Radar

Lip Reading: A NovelI think this one sounds interesting because of the title. I keep thinking the lady doctor has maybe found a cure for deafness. Regardless, it sounds good. I spotted it on NG: Lip Reading by Harry Kraus.

She Could Save Millions, or Save Herself She just needs a little longer. She’s really close. Dr. Rebecca Jackson, a medical researcher, stands on the verge of a breakthrough that will transform medicine. But she soon discovers the reason behind the miraculous progress in her research, and it leaves her with a nearly impossible choice . . . and little time to decide. More than her research is at stake. And more threatens it than this latest revelation. Something she’s tried hard to cover up. There is a high cost to some things in medicine and it’s not always the patient who pays. Can Rebecca find the faith and wisdom she needs to make the right call? The clock is ticking and the pressure is on.


la zorra ciegaA friend on Goodreads shared this title with me. I plan to read it when she is done. You all know I love the idea of lady Zorro, and this one is a blind one, even more interesting. La Zorra Ciega by David Gerald King.

WARNING: This book contains adult themes, derogatory language, and violent imagery. If you are sensitive to such elements, please be forewarned.

Doing what is right is often a reckless decision.

Nina Moreira is a talented fencer, daughter of a doting father and a dearly departed mother, an avid fan of "Zorro," and a blind woman. She is about to set out on the next step of her life by beginning college. But the life she will encounter there is vastly different from what she has known until now. She will be enter into a place not nearly as open or as safe as the home she has known. She will be faced with harsh and cruel realities of a world under the influence of profit, power, and bigotry. She will make a decision to follow her ideals, at the risk of herself and others, or to quietly act the part she is given to keep them safe.


Doctors Beyond BordersThis one looks very good. Spotted on NG, Doctors Beyond Borders by Georgie TylerShe's about to find out that nothing is fair when it comes to war, except, the healing power of love. 

When Ariadne Tate takes a deployment to Sudan with a medical aid organisation, romance is the last thing on her mind…but Dr Ford Gosden puts a glitch in her plans. Too damn attractive for his own good and a thoroughly nice guy, Ford slowly seeps under Ariadne's skin.

But Sudan is not a stable place to form a relationship, and as political tension escalates in the region, Ariadne has no choice but to focus on her job and her safety. Under the protection of a UN convoy, she heads out into the war-torn countryside — and the unthinkable happens. Captured and held hostage by a renegade with no chance of escape, Ariadne's hope for a new life with the man she loves begins to fade and the fight for her life begins.


A Bird with the Heart of a MountainA Bird with the Heart of a Mountain by Barbara Mariconda was on the Vine list and I feel it's like a sign as my first flamenco lesson is today!!! So naturally, I scooped this one up.

I throw back my tumble of black hair, roll one bare shoulder forward. The stack of bangles on each wrist shimmies and slides as my hands rise like birds in flight. Drina knows the men who love to watch her dance also believe Gypsies are no better than stray dogs ? but when she dances, Drina doesn't think. She forgets who she is. She forgets what seems to be her legacy: I am nothing. I belong nowhere. The daughter of a Gypsy woman and a well-to-do Spaniard who abandoned them, Drina wants only to dance. Why then does her mother forbid it? Set during the chaos of the Spanish Civil War in the fascinating world of Gypsy campgrounds, the vineyard estate of the family she has never known and the dance halls of Seville where flamenco reigns, Drina fights to discover who she is and where she belongs. Can her passion ? her duende ? save her from the perils of the civil war? From a father lost, then found? And will she come to understand what it means to be a bird with the heart of a mountain?


Studs and StilettosStuds and Stilettos by Bev Pettersen made the wishlist because I've enjoyed all her books to date. I've been eagerly watching for a new one from her. I love that she has TV in this one.

She craves the bright lights. He shuns them.

Emily Murphy isn’t afraid to swap her fancy wardrobe for a borrowed pair of barn boots. Working on the set of a Kentucky movie might be just the ticket to landing a real acting job and proving to her sister she can accomplish something worthwhile.

Dan Barrett knows a lot about hard work and even more about horses. And while he’s drawn by Emily’s beauty and pluck, he wants a stay-at-home ranch girl. But fighting their attraction is difficult, and soon they both realize that what they thought they wanted isn’t what they really need.


Rancher at Risk by Barbara White Daille made the list as well. I love reading about deaf heroines and came across this upcoming release on Amazon. 

Rancher at RiskAfter the loss of his family in a tragic accident, Ryan Malloy has been given one last chance to change his life. His boss sends him to Flagman's Folly, New Mexico, to run his ranch, but unfortunately, Ryan's troubled attitude lands him in hot water with the locals, especially the ranch's manager, Lianne Ward.

Deaf since birth, Lianne has never let her disability define who she is. But, she's yet to meet a man who treats her as an equal. Ryan seems different; that is, when they're not butting heads over the ranch's new school for disadvantaged boys.

Forced to work together, Lianne and Ryan discover an unexpected attraction beneath their quarreling. But will Ryan's painful past drive them apart permanently?