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The Lilac House: A Novel
It is hard for me to know what to write about the Lilac House. It took me weeks to finish it because I just didn't want to pick it up. The book was ha...more
Mar 30, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
The Grief of Others
The Grief of Others tells the story of the John and Ricky Rylie, struggling to save their marriage after the loss of their infant son who lived only f...more
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 30, 2011
The Match: "Savior Siblings" and One Family's Battle to Heal Their Daughter
Stacy and Steve Trebing's second child, Katie, was born with a rare blood disorder, Diamond Blackfan anemia, which prevents the production of red bloo...more
Oct 30, 2010
Sep 05, 2011
The Dressmaker
Tess Collins becomes a personal maid to Lady Duff Gordon to start a new life in America. Unfortunately, they boarded the Titanic for the crossing from...more
Dec 31, 2011
Jan 01, 2012
The Four Ms. Bradwells
This is the story of four women who met in law school in 1979. During the senate confirmation hearings for one of the women who was nominated for the...more
Feb 2011
Sep 04, 2011
Solomon's Oak
Solomon's Oak is a beautiful story about three people, each hurting, who find each other. Glory is struggling with the sudden death of her husband. Ju...more
Dec 19, 2011
Dec 21, 2011
The Language of Flowers
Victoria had been in the foster care system all her life, when, at age nine, she was placed with Elizabeth, a women owning a vineyard. Elizabeth slowl...more
Jan 13, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
Winter Garden
This is only the second book I have read by Kristin Hannah, and I was very surprised at how much I loved this novel. Sisters, Meredith and Nina, were...more
Jan 31, 2010
Sep 09, 2011
Gifts of War: A Novel
During the Christmas truce of 1914 along the western front, British officer, Hal, meets a young German officer, Wilhelm. Wilhelm gives Hal a picture o...more
Feb 03, 2010
Sep 09, 2011
Stay with Me: A Novel
After a hurricane in 1979, five young children were found abandoned on a luxury boat tied up to a dock in Puerto Rico. They were adopted by separate f...more
Oct 16, 2010
Sep 05, 2011
Beach Colors
Margaux Sullivan is a successful designer in New York when her husband of 13 years empties their bank account, takes all of their assets, and disappea...more
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
The Easter Parade
The first line of this novel sums up the book, "Neither of the Grimes sisters would have a happy life, and looking back it always seemed the trouble b...more
Apr 2009
Sep 15, 2011
The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters
In Fowler, a small town in Michigan, a bridal shop has thrived for over 75 years. Becker's Bridal is now owned by Shelly Becker Mueller, the granddaug...more
Dec 04, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
So Happy Together
Claire Noble finished her last year as a high school history teacher, was planning on going to Cape Cod to take a photography course, and was going to...more
Jun 04, 2010
Sep 06, 2011
Eighteen Acres
Charlotte Kramer is the first female president of the United States, Melanie Kingston is her chief of staff, and Dale Smith is a White House correspon...more
Feb 28, 2011
Sep 02, 2011
Arcadia Falls
I have read several novels by Carol Goodman and enjoyed them. Arcadia Falls is no exception. Recently widowed Meg Rosenthal accepts a teaching positio...more
Mar 25, 2010
Sep 08, 2011
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
In 1938, young Joe Kavalier escapes Nazi occupied Prague, and comes to his cousin's, Sam Clay's house in Brooklyn. Together they create comic book cha...more
Oct 03, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
Blackberry Winter
In 2010, Claire, a feature reporter for a Seattle newspaper, is given an assignment to write about a snowstorm that is hitting the city in May. Claire...more
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
Handle with Care
Willow O'Keefe was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, brittle bone disease. When she is five, her mother, Charlotte, decides to sue her OB/GYN for wro...more
Apr 10, 2009
Sep 15, 2011
The Leftovers
The residents of Mapleton are still reeling from a Rapture-like event that happened three years previously. The "Sudden Departure" took millions of pe...more
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 18, 2011
I loved this book. Beatrice was called back to London from New York because her sister, Tess, was missing. Her body was found, and the police conclude...more
Sep 19, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
The Hour I First Believed
Caelum Quirk, a teacher, and his wife Maureen, a nurse, both work at Columbine High School. On the day of the Columbine shootings Caelum was out of to...more
Dec 11, 2008
Sep 16, 2011
The Irresistible Henry House
During the 1940s-1950s, in home economics departments at many universities, babies were obtained from orphanages to use as 'practice babies' for the e...more
May 30, 2010
Sep 07, 2011
Love Anthony
Olivia comes to her vacation home on Nantucket to grieve for the death of her eight-year-old son, Anthony, who had Autism, and to grieve for the end o...more
Dec 06, 2012
May 10, 2013
The Night Strangers
Chip Linton and his wife, Emily, move into an old, isolated Victorian home after Chip, a commercial pilot, had to bring his plane down in a lake where...more
Nov 11, 2011
Nov 09, 2011
Night Road
I loved this book, even though parts were heart wrenching and some of the characters were not very likable. Night Road tells the story of the Farraday...more
Dec 07, 2010
Sep 05, 2011
The Wives of Henry Oades
In 1890, Henry Oades accepts a post as an accountant, and takes his wife, Margaret, and his children to New Zealand. Margaret and the children are kid...more
Apr 05, 2010
Sep 07, 2011
The Aviator's Wife
The Aviator's Wife takes a look at the life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, the wife of Charles Lindbergh. She married a hero, but ended up with someone qui...more
Dec 08, 2012
May 10, 2013
The Cookbook Collector
The Cookbook Collector is the story of two sisters. Emily, the oldest, is the CEO of a tech company in Silicon Valley. Jess is a grad student and work...more
Aug 20, 2010
Sep 06, 2011
The Creation of Eve
The Creation of Eve tells the story of Sofonisba Anguissola, a little-known female artist of the Renaissance, who once studied under MIchelangelo. In...more
Feb 20, 2010
Sep 09, 2011
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