This Sunday in the U.S. we celebrated Mother's Day. Flower shops and restaurant reservations sold out weeks ahead, and even baseball teams like Fenway's favorite Boston Red Sox were decked out in celebratory pink gear. It got me thinking about all the amazing women in my life, as well as authors and fictional heroines that I admire. So, here's a quick round-up of some of my favorite books by and about intrepid and incredible women.
The Zachary Goldman Mysteries by P.D. Workman
The Quantum Curators and the Fabergé Egg by Eva St. John
Penelope Standing Cozy Mysteries by Tess Baytree
What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt
The Santa Lucia Series by Michelle Damiani
You may have seen the 5-star reviews I gave to her Umbrian dramatic novels, Santa Lucia and The Silent Madonna. I loved the magic and light themes in both books. The third and fourth, like the first two, are part mystery, part romance, part travel novel—and all delightful. Buy Santa Lucia from your favorite ebook retailer.
Sadie's Spirit by C.B. Samet
I had read other books in this series and liked them a lot, and the first book is no exception. Samet focuses on the romance, but the stakes of the thriller part give the book urgency. Read my full review.
The Jenny Starling Mysteries by Faith Martin