$3.99 today. This is the last novel written by the beloved author of the Kinsey Milhone series. It is probably good to start with A is for Alibi although I have not read the books in order. Sue Grafton is missed!
The New York Times Book Review says, “[I]t’s Kinsey herself who keeps this series so warm and welcoming. She’s smart, she’s resourceful, and she’s tough enough to be sensitive on the right occasions.”
$3.99 today. Is there any one out there who reads women’s fiction who has not read this novel? It is such a good one. This is the story of somewhat flaky Louisa who cares for paraplegic Will. In addition to being an unconventional romance this book gets the reader to care about larger issues including the quality of life that each of us wants. Highly recommended.
In The Last Letter from Your Lover (2011), Moyes presented a heavily plotted novel that spanned decades and featured parallel romances. Her newest work dials down the intricacy, and the result is a far more intimate novel. Moyes introduces us first to Will Traynor, a formerly high-flying, thrill-seeking executive now confined to a wheelchair as a quadriplegic. Twentysomething Louisa “Lou” Clark has been hired as his caretaker, despite a total lack of experience. As the prickly Will and plainspoken Lou gradually warm to each other, she learns that the six-month length of her contract coincides with the amount of time Will has agreed, for his parents’ sake, to postpone his planned assisted suicide, a subject Moyes treats evenhandedly. Armed with this information, Lou sets about creating adventures for Will, hoping to give him a reason to live. Simultaneously, Will encourages Lou to expand the expectations of what her life could be. All signs point to romance and a happy ending for the pair, but Moyes has something more heartbreakingly truthful in mind: Sometimes love isn’t enough. –Patty Wetli