Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie/TV Show

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Actually, the entire Sullivan Boys series by K. M. Daughters would make an excellent series. It kind of reminds me of a sexier more romantic version of Blue Bloods. It's a family of brothers and a sister who are all in law enforcement. I've chosen Beyond the Code of Conduct because it was the first book in the series I've read and because Joe and Bobbie's romance is a favorite of mine.

Someone is going to think I have a thing for crime dramas. The Brotherhood is the first in Jerry Jenkins's Precinct 11 series. It's about Boone Drake, who is rising up the ranks of the Chicago PD when tragedy strikes. It would be a suspenseful movie.

Historical fiction--especially Civil War fiction--is always high on my list. Corrigans' Pool is about Ella Corrigan, who must run the family plantation after her mother dies and her father turns to alcohol to drown his sorrows.

Gentry Garland arrives and quickly captures Ella's heart, but disappears without a trace. She hastily marries Victor Faircloth, but can't seem to get Garland out of her thoughts. She soon comes to regret her decision to marry the abusive Victor, and learns of a mystery surrounding Corrigans' Pool.

Killer Career by Morgan Mandel kept me up late at night. Julie McGuire is an attorney and wanna-be writer who comes face-to-face with best-selling author Tyler Jensen at a conference. She quits her law practice, which angers and hurts her partner, Dade Donovan, a man who seeks more than friendship from Julie. What lengths will Tyler go to when he decides Dade is getting in the way?

I recently reviewed Murder by Syllabub by Kathleen Delaney and think it would make a great cozy mystery TV movie. Ghosts, family secrets, and poison leave a lot of ground to be explored. Actually, I think a regular TV series staring Ellen McKenzie as an amateur sleuth would be great.

My Son, John remains one of my favorite novels by Kathi Macias. It's about a family whose life is turned upside down when Liz Peterson's elderly mother is brutally murdered and her son is accused of the crime. A novel of faith and unconditional love, this would make a powerful movie.

One Holy Night by J. M. Hochstetler is a classic dramatic Christmas story. A contemporary miracle story, it features a WWII vet named Frank McRae who is tortured by nightmares of a war he can't forget while his son is called off to duty in Viet Nam. On the home front, Frank's wife is battling ovarian cancer.

Reconstructing Jackson by Holly Bush is set two years after the end of the Civil War. Returning home in a wheelchair, Reed Jackson becomes bitter when his father deems him unfit to run the family plantation. He moves in with family in Fenton, Missouri, where he meets Belle Richards, a dirt poor farm girl abused by her father and brothers. Set during the time of Reconstruction in America, this moving story is just as much about the plight of free African-Americans as it is romance.

Unexpected Christmas Hero by Kathi Macias is one of those tear-jerking seasonal stories that begs to be made into a movie. It is the story of Josie Meyers and her two children who find themselves homeless after the sudden death of Josie's husband, Sam. On the streets, they meet Rick, a homeless Viet Nam veteran who has given his life to God, and who will be instrumental in bringing Josie to Christ.

It has been years since I've read Wind of the Spirit by J. M. Hochstetler, but I still remember how captivated I was by it. This is the third book in her historical series set during the Revolutionary War. As the overwhelming forces of British General William Howe threaten to wipe out General Washington's Continental Army, Elizabeth Howard risks her life to obtain and return with critical intelligence. Meanwhile, the man she wished to marry is far out on the western borders. General Jonathan Carleton, now known as the Shawnee war chief White Eagle, has helped his braves drive white settlers out of Ohio territory, while fighting a more personal battle of his own--finding a way to get Elizabeth out of his heart and steeling himself against the seductive charms of Pathfinder's widow, Blue Sky, as the conflict between him and the shaman Wolfslayer escalates.

The historical detail in this novel is amazing. The series was re-released and I look forward to reading the other three books, which I have already purchased.

1 comment:

Ula said...

I don't know any of these books but they're not in a genre I read the most so it makes sense.
Interesting picks.