The team behind the Dewey Read-a-thon are celebrating their tenth anniversary with this autumn's read-a-thon. One way to celebrate is their 30 Days of Read-a-thon challenge; every day a new blog entry or social media post from that day's prompt, starting from day 30 and counting down to the big day (October 21st). For the complete list of prompts, go to http://www.24hourreadathon.com/30-days-of-readathon/.
My choice for today's prompt "favorite book" comes from physical keeper shelf. Public Secrets by Nora Roberts is a stand alone romantic suspense that reads more like a historical women's fiction. Emma is the daughter of the lead singer for a Beatles-like rock band. As she grows up, the band goes from the heights of fame in the 60s and the rock n' roll lifestyle. As the story goes, readers see the cultural changes in America in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. But the suspense part comes in the early part of the book (the kidnapping of Emma's baby half-brother) and then disappears until the very last chapter. The romance is super light; this is really Emma's coming of age story. The book ends with the band's reunion in 1990 at an American Music Awards-like award show to accept a lifetime achievement award and the villain is revealed. It is a fun romp through modern American history.