I’ve been posting lots about songs lately but I’ve also done some reading. In fact, I’m over the goal of 25 books that I had set for myself at the beginning of the year. True, some of those books were children’s books that I read for the Children’s Readathon hosted by Jay Cudney but I think that I’ll have plenty of time to read “adult” books to equal that amount before the end of the year.
Speaking of Mr. Cudney, the book I just finished was his latest book, “Father Figure.” This is his second book and it was very good. It tells the tale of two girls set two decades apart and is told in alternating chapters. It is very easy to read and you can follow the twists and turns in the story without problem. He ties up the connections well, but not until the end.
Coincidentally, he used my name for one of the characters! I always love seeing my name in print, however, the character he gave my name to is one of the least likable in the book! I mentioned it to Jay and he assured me that he “thinks” he had the name picked out before we became friends in the blog world and that he I am nothing like the woman in his story – LOL. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more from James J. Cudney in the future. He also wrote “Watching Glass Shatter” about another family with secrets and I’m hoping to hear more about the Glass family as well. You can get his books as Kindle editions on Amazon but I prefer the hardcopy. I used this book in my Challenge category of “Books with alliteration in the title.” Thanks, Jay!
Before “Father Figure” I read another book about two girls, “Two Girls In Blue” by Mary Higgins Clark. This is about the kidnapping of twin three-year-olds and the strong connection that they have in that when one of the girls is found alive and the other one is said to be dead, the one that is alive gives strong signals that her sister is still alive.