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One of the best stories in this genre ever written where the everyday and ordinary contains horror, something real and familiar. This mundaneness is i...more
Jun 04, 2012
May 26, 2012
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, #1)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is much more than a story about a fabulous pair of blue jeans. Yes, they are kind of magical (because they seem...more
May 20, 2012
May 13, 2012
True Grit
I really liked the format of the story told from Mattie’s point of view as an adult remembering what had happened and the straight forward style. She...more
Mar 13, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
The Blue Bistro
The Blue Bistro—an upscale restaurant on Nantucket—becomes a character of its own in this book. Some readers may even consider it the leading characte...more
Oct 18, 2010
Oct 18, 2010
Whiter Than Snow
Each individual story in this book serves as an allegory to the greater theme of the novel by echoing that fate, chance, and perhaps even divine provi...more
Aug 05, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
Wonderland Creek
Wonderland Creek is an excellent book. Alice is a librarian, a book lover. The book is a fascinating look at packhorse librarians - librarians who del...more
Nov 13, 2011
Nov 09, 2011
The Thorn (Rose Trilogy, #1)
I was a little disappointed and dismayed when I read the first 3 or 4 chapters of this book. It seemed to take an awfully long time for the story to r...more
Feb 26, 2011
Feb 23, 2011
The Assignment
The fascinating details of the beautiful Philippine Islands are woven into this story but do not dominate it. The story holds center stage and moves a...more
Aug 30, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
A Step of Faith (The Walk, #4)
Having waited in anticipation for this sequel, I was disappointed. It felt like Mr. Evans was tired of the journey and just wanted it over. The first...more
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
The Texas Ranger
This is an interesting romantic suspense novel that provides the reader with an exhilarating investigation starring two people in love and hate with o...more
Jun 11, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Divergent is a fairly good book because it has ACTION. I’m not talking about a little bit of action here and there. I am talking about lots and lots o...more
Mar 07, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
If Wishes Were Horses
If Wishes Were Horses reminded me a lot of Nicholas Sparks' novels. It is a deeply moving story of love, hope, and forgiveness, as two damaged souls t...more
May 08, 2011
May 06, 2011
Nineteen Minutes
This book takes an emotional topic and creates a story that allows the reader to experience and feel every character. Nineteen minutes can change live...more
May 21, 2011
May 19, 2011
The Midwife
A completely satisfying reading experience because the plot and characters were so engaging. I just ate up the perspective on Jewish culture and socie...more
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 28, 2011
Rumors of War (Children of the Promise, #1)
This book is able to pull the reader into the lives, troubles, loves and tragedies faced by a fictional family at the dawn of America's entrance into...more
Mar 05, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
This book really makes you think. The book is suspenseful and makes you want to keep reading the next chapter — there is always a question that lies a...more
Aug 29, 2009
Sep 16, 2011
Halo (Halo, #1)
I am not sure how Bethany's story came to Alexandra Adornetto; but it's obvious that this young auhtor is going places! Her writing is passionate, yet...more
Jun 26, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
The Snow Angel
“The Snow Angel” presents a heavy subject of marital abuse as the core theme, but it is also a heart-felt story of overcoming obstacles and finding th...more
Feb 20, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
Out of the Dust
The story is grim, but the writing is so superb that Billie Jo comes to life with tremendous courage, spirit, strength, and emotion. I particularly li...more
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
Devil's Food Cake (A Culinary Mystery, #3)
A book with believeable characters and a satisfying resolution. There are also recipes scattered at the end of many chapters, and the reader will be a...more
Dec 11, 2010
Dec 13, 2010
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
I wanted to like this book since the premise of it sounded interesting to me and the book had come so highly recommended by others. Unfortunately, it...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
The Heirs of Southbridge
"The Heirs of Southbridge” will transport readers right into the past and stir powerful emotions through the tragedies and triumphs of the family. A r...more
May 12, 2012
May 05, 2012
Caleb's Crossing
The harsh realities of life for both women and Native Americans are fully confronted in CALEB’S CROSSING. It is a story of difficult friendships, cult...more
Jul 2011
Jun 28, 2011

A powerful story of the love of four sister overcoming terrible tragedy and learning about themselves in the process. This novel teaches readers that...more
Dec 31, 2010
Jan 03, 2011
The Overton Window (Overton Window, #1)
This is suppose to be a thriller. However, the suspense comes mainly from wondering when the thrills will begin. In addition, the literary value is ze...more
Jan 15, 2011
Jan 18, 2011
Promise Me
An easy to read story that will take your mind off of all of your own problems for a few hours. First off, this is not a typical story from this autho...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
The Hundred Dresses
This would be a great book for a read aloud in a classroom setting. The story would be a good one to demonstrate to students how making fun of others...more
May 26, 2011
May 27, 2011
A Suitor for Jenny (A Rocky Creek Romance, #2)
I am a die hard romance junkie and I wonered, would this book be boring? lackluster? preachy? This book was none of that. It was well written, and the...more
Nov 11, 2010
Nov 10, 2010
A Good Yarn (Blossom Street, #2)
A happy and gentle story with characters that are well developed and each learns to live life on their own terms. This bool is not really about knitti...more
Feb 09, 2011
Feb 09, 2011
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Every once in a while I come across a book that I love, a book that I could read again and again, a book that I want everyone I know to read. This boo...more
Jan 11, 2011
Sep 02, 2011
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