Greene Book Recommendations
By: Torre DeRoche
Australian Torre DeRoche is spending a year working in San Francisco when she is swept off her feet by the handsome Ivan, a native Argentinian. Torre had promised her family that she would return to Australia after one year, but Ivan has presented a different offer. He suggests that she join him on a sail across the Pacific. Torre is forced to overcome her extreme fear of the ocean in the name of love. Readers will be captivated by Torre's transformation from a fearful traveler to a competent sailor.
By: Alan Bradley
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is the first book in the Flavia de Luce series. Readers will be charmed by Flavia, an aspiring chemist with a fascination for poison. In the sleepy village of Bishop's Lacey, England in 1950, Flavia awakes in the wee hours of the morning one day to discover a dying man in the cucumber patch. Her father is accused of the murder, and Flavia will stop at nothing to prove his innocence. Riding her trusty bicycle, Gladys, Flavia stays one step ahead of the local police as she pieces together the background of the victim and the identification of the murderer. Author Alan Bradley has followed up with five more Flavia de Luce novels. The audio version of this series is delightfully narrated by the very talented Jane Entwistle.
By: Kathleen Kent
In 19th century Texas, Lucinda Carter escapes from a brothel with plans to meet her lover, Bill McGill, and help him in a get-rich scheme. McGill is a ruthless murderer being pursued by Texas Rangers. Nate Cannon is a newly appointed Texas lawman assigned to help the Texas Rangers in their pursuit. Author Kathleen Kent deftly interweaves the lives of her characters while capturing the hardscrabble life on the Texas frontier.
By: Elisabeth Gifford
In 1992 newlyweds Ruth and Michael begin restoration on an abandoned house in the Outer Hebrides, hoping to open a profitable bed and breakfast. After uncovering the remains of a deformed "mermaid" infant under the floor boards, Ruth begins to research the history of the house and village. Her research causes her to revisit her own very painful past as an orphan, shuffled around to abusive foster homes. This story will captivate readers from page one.