Keep Reading in February

Some very interesting reads reside on the page this month.  I enjoyed each of these titles and I hope you do, too.


The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young

I seem to be on a roll with debut authors, and this one is one you want to check out.  Charlotte Cates is a divorced woman who has recently lost her only child.  Before she is able to return to work at a fashion magazine, she has dreams of a little boy in a boat asking her to save him.  She then becomes entangled in an old missing child case in the swamps of Louisiana.  As Charlotte investigates the boy’s disappearance, she discovers secrets, betrayal, and murder.  I thoroughly enjoyed this one.


Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt

When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, neither realized they had started down a path of love, frustration, and transformation.  Before turning three, Wyatt lets his family know he hates being a boy, and that he is really a girl.   Pulitzer Prize author Nutt documents the family’s journey through a world lacking scientific and psychological information about transgender young people as they try to find help for their child.  With so much media attention today, this book provides an intimate picture of a family who just wants to love each other.


Flashes by Tim O’Rourke

Charley has visions of crimes involving trains and young women lying on the tracks.  She doesn’t understand these flashes and her father is adamant that she ignore them because they are just dreams. When her best friend dies and Charley meets a young detective, she becomes determined to discover just what is happening.  British author, Tim O’Rourke, brings his fifteen years of police work to the page of his debut young adult novel.  Not a bad read.