Book Review: Entranced (Donovan Legacy #2)

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Nora Roberts
Author: Nora Roberts
Release Date:
Series: Donovan Legacy
Genre: Paranormal| Romance | Fiction | Contemporary
Pages: 329
ISBN NO.: 978-0-263-87185-2
Publisher: Silhouette Books
Preceded by: Captivated (Donovan Legacy #1)
Followed By: Charmed (Donovan Legacy #3)

Summary

A missing child. A desperate mother.

A private investigator running out of time.

Mel Sutherland didn’t need the help of a fraudulent psychic to find the abducted baby – and she wasn’t about to let a con artist exploit a grieving mother’s vulnerability.

Then all the leads dried up.

Reluctantly, Mel had to accept Sebastian Donovan’s aid. She was cynical about his powers and suspicious of his motives. But as the clock ticked, Sebastian unfailingly knew how to follow abductor’s tracks and Mel had to make up her mind. Was Sebastian’s gift real? Or was something far more sinister at work?

-Back-cover

Review

4

Entranced is an engaging story about a psychic and a cynic. Yes, the psychic being Sebastian Donovan, Morgana’s cousin. Sebastian uses his powers of “seeing”,  to help cops solve twisted cases.

On the other hand, Mel Sutherland is a private investigator whose friend’s child is missing. She tries everything she could to get some clues about the kidnapper but like the cops, hits a dead end. Tired of waiting for her police to find her son, Rose enquires about Sebastian’s powers and then convinces Mel to take her to him. Being a cynic, Mel tries to stop Rose but ultimately gives in to the idea and meets Sebastian.

Accepting the fact that Sebastian might be her only chance to find Rose’s son, Mel starts investigating with Sebastian and makes him her temp. partner.She ends up falling in love with Sebastian and accepting the fact that there are some things beyond logic and reason and comes to accept and respect Sebastian’s gifts.

The story is predictable, but is adorably romantic. The characters in the book are full of life and you can instantly connected to them. Also we get a sneak peek in the lives of Morgana (who is pregnant at the time) and Nash Kirkland from Captivated, which really makes you feel like you are a part of the Donovan family.

Read this review of Goodreads here.

Other Stuff

Opening Line: “He understood his power early.”

Highlights: Simple writing.

Low-lights: Very predictable.

Final Thoughts: A comfortable read.

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Book Review: Captivated (Donovan Legacy #1)

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Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts
Author: Nora Roberts
Release Date: 1992
Series: Donovan Legacy #1
Genre: Paranormal| Romance | Fiction | Contemporary
Pages: 331
ISBN NO.: 978-0-263-87231-6
Publisher: Silhouette Books
Followed By: Entranced (Donovan Legacy #2)

Book Review: Memories Of Midnight

 

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Sidney Sheldon
Sidney Sheldon
Author: Sidney Sheldon
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Thriller | Mystery | Suspense
Pages: 291
ISBN NO.: 978-81-7223-489-8
Publisher: Harper Collins
Preceded By: The Other Side Of Midnight

Book Review: Daring To Dream

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Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts
Author: Nora Roberts
Release Date: 1996
Series: Dream Trilogy #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance and Fiction 
Pages: 366
ISBN NO.: 978-0-515-11920-6
Publisher: Jove Books
Followed By: Holding The Dream

Summary

Book Review: The Longest Ride

 

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Nicholas Sparks
Nicholas Sparks
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Genre: Romance
Pages: 449
ISBN No:978-07515-4997-3
Publisher: Hachette

Synopsis

Ira Levinson is in trouble.  At ninety-one years old, in poor health and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash.  

Book Review: The Lost Symbol

The Lost Symbol

Dan Brown
Dan Brown
Author: Dan Brown
Release Date: September 15, 2009
Series: Robert Langdon #3
Genre: Mystery, Fact fiction, Crime, Thriller
Pages: 509                   
ISBN NO.: 9780593054277
Publisher: Bantam Press
Preceded By: The Da Vinci Code
Followed By: Inferno

Book Review: The Other Side Of Midnight

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Sidney Sheldon

Author: Sidney Sheldon
Release Date: 1973
Genre: Thriller | Mystery | Romance
Pages: 462
ISBN NO.: 0-446-35740-5
Publisher: Warner Books
Followed By: Memories Of Midnight

Book Review: The Body In The Library (Miss Marple #3)

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Author: Agatha Christie

Release Date: February 194 

Series: Miss Marple 

Genre: Mystery

Pages: 272

ISBN NO.: 978-0-00-729321-6

Publisher: Harper Collins

Preceded by: The Thirteen problems (Miss Marple #2)

Followed by: The Moving Finger (Miss Marple #4)

Blurb

When the Bantrys wake to find the body of a beautiful, young stranger in their library. Dolly Bantry knows there’s only one person to call: her old friend Miss Marple.

Who was the young girl? What was she doing in the library? And is there a connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are discovered in an abandoned quarry?

Miss Marple must solve the mystery, before tongues start to wag, and the murderer strikes again.

Review

2

After reading 4:50 from Paddington, I was expecting much more from this one, but unfortunately it’s not as good as other Christie’s books. It was a quick read and I guess that was the only good thing about it. As I’m planning to read all the books in Miss Marple series, I really hope that the rest of the books are better than this one.

Personally I won’t recommend it to anyone. This book is definitely not for me!

You can read this review at Goodreads.

Other Stuff

Opening Line: Mrs. Bantry was dreaming.

Highlights: It was a quick read.

Low-lights: The story itself!

Memorable Paragraph: None.

Final Thoughts: Not for me!

The Racketeer

 
99582-pic_1Author:  John Grisham ReleaseRelease date: October 23, 2012
Genre: Legal Thriller
Pages: 386
ISBN No.978-1-444-75720-0
Indian Publisher: Hachette
 
 
Review
I read only the first 221 pages of this book… In the beginning I quite liked it but midway through I started getting bored and ended up giving up (which I rarely do). I felt it wasn’t really worth the time.
As I didn’t finish the book I am not going to write the summary (that’s obvious!) and not going to comment on the books writing style and all.
I would just like to say that if you want to read it… read it at your own risk!
 
The Opening Line: “I am a lawyer, and I am in prison. It’s a long story. ”
 
Final Thoughts: Not worth the time.