Knights of the Black and White (Templar Trilogy, #1)Knights of the Black and White by Jack Whyte

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

At the time of the First Crusade, the members of a secret society in France take the opportunity to go to Jerusalem to search for a treasure that their records say should be buried there.  This is the story of the founding of the Knights Templar.

This author is one of my favorites.  I raved about him last week.  I was excited to see that he had written another series.  Unfortunately this one didn’t do it for me.  That’s sad because it is an interesting story.  Maybe if I wasn’t familiar with his writing I would have liked it more but I know that he can do so much better.

MomzillasMomzillas by Jill Kargman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Hannah Allen has just moved to her banker husband’s hometown of New York City.  She is a West Coast girl and totally out of her element in the highly competitive world of mothering among the super-rich.

Lots of chick-lit books deal with this theme.  In most of them the newbee  wants to fit in and become of the moms that she earlier can’t stand.  In this book Hannah never sees fitting in as a goal that she wants to pursue 100%.  I appreciated that distinction.