Tuesday, September 20, 2011


One of the best things about getting to know writers at the Books and Writers Forum is that you know their books will be wonderful reads. Marte Brengle's Closed Circuit is a perfect example.

Set in Lyric, Iowa, Closed Circuit is  full of small town charms and heartaches with its kind-hearted people and its scoundrels. The intricate plot is full of mystery and life and will keep you turning the pages. You'll love the fully realized characters and will cheer them on as they navigate the changes in their lives.

Here's the blurb from Amazon:
Ruth Peyton is sure she has everything she needs. Her own business, a mentor, a great circle of friends, and Lyric, her lifelong home town. And then, one hot summer day, everything changes. Who are these strangers who have come to Lyric to buy Ruth's building as the first step in their mysterious plan? Will they control Lyric's future-and Ruth's? And now someone from her past is determined to draw Ruth back into a painful relationship she thought she'd put behind her. Can she make peace with the past in time to save her home town from the radical alterations that lie ahead? Or is there nothing left for her but to leave Lyric for good?

Be sure to get this book! Marte Brengle's second novel, Dutchman's Puzzle, is also available now.


  1. Ooh, you've read it too! Isn't Ruth just so much fun?

  2. I loved it! And you're in the acknowledgments, girl! So much fun. I think Marte really described Lyric well. Now if I can to as well for Cherry Hill... ; )

  3. Sounds like a great book! I love stories set in small towns since I live in one myself. I'll definitely add it to my TBR list.

  4. Lisa,
    You won't be disappointed. ; )

  5. Closed Circuit looks interesting. Thanks for sharing this.


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