Ash and Pia long for a simpler life so they move from New York to a Vermont farm house in hopes of living a bit more simply. Within just a few months of their arrival a super storm is announced and they both must prepare for it. Ash develops a close friendship with August a boy who lives near by whose parents are a bit neglectful and Pia goes to many meetings about the storm and begins her preparations in earnest. Ash wants to take August in when it is clear that his home is not the right place for him, but Pia can’t open her heart to him or stop her storm preparations. As the actual story rushes toward them Ash and Pia are fighting a storm of their own. Both storms will have consequences for both of them if they survive.
Commander Rhona Long is once again trying to keep the resitance moving and this time around she is trying to bring together some of the smaller resistance groups around the globe. Many of the important leaders have convened in her building for a stategic meeting in hopes of forming a partnership against their common enemy. Rhonda has an enemy she has not counted on though and her clone seems determined to take her place. A fast paced sequel to Machinations that will leave you hoping for more.
When Flynn’s girlfriend January goes missing he is a prime suspect, but the truth is January has been leaving Flynn for months and after the fight they had on Saturday he does not expect to hear from her, but when the police show up at his door he wonders why she left and if he will ever see her again. Flynn has his own complicated life even without January and her step father’s political aspirations, and ever since she started private school they have had less and less in common. Determined to help find January Flynn starts an investigation of his own that raises more questions than answers. Tightly woven plot keeps the pages turning. I loved Flynn and felt for January as the pages turned and I was absorbed into their story. A great fast paced read that will make you wonder and may-be weep a bit.
When Mr. Wang’s cosmetic empire crumbles he pulls high school aged Gracie and college student Andrew out of school, takes the car that used to belong to the Nanny and heads for the home of the oldest daughter, hoping her trust fund can help them get back on their feet. As they travel across the country the trip reveals old secrets, new hopes and a changing family dynamic. Gracie and Andrew will both learn much about themselves and their family. Andrew has adventures of his own, and Gracie realizes she has not been fair to her step mother. As they travel the country the oldest daughter must put her life in order before they arrive. A warm and funny trip. A family car trip that reveals the past and the possibilities of the future.