Brilliantly written! Amazing book, kept my interest from the beginning till the very end and I read it in single sitting though it's quite thick:) Hop...moreBrilliantly written! Amazing book, kept my interest from the beginning till the very end and I read it in single sitting though it's quite thick:) Hope to read the other two books in the series soon and looking forward to Kate's new book this year. Such an amazing author..an auto buy for me!
Unfortunately, only 5 stars, since I can't give it 10.(less)
"If you have something precious and fragile and you keep it locked away like a little plant trying to grow into the darkness, well, it'll die and you...more "If you have something precious and fragile and you keep it locked away like a little plant trying to grow into the darkness, well, it'll die and your secret will turn into regret. Love needs to be in the light of day. A secret love will eat itself and die, or eat your heart and kill you."
This is a story of a 35 year old woman, Eilidh, who's life is torn to pieces. After many attempts to have a baby, she and her husband Tom finally succeeded. She waited for so long to feel that joy, to feel those little kicks of the new life that is growing inside of her. Yet, she was not destined to have that baby. Shortly after the miscarriage, she finds out that her husband Tom is cheating on her, and that's when she decides..she needs a new life! A new life away of the painful memories, away from the failures. She is off to Glen Avich, this little place in Scotland she used to live when her mom and dad had marriage problems. There, she is reconnected with Jamie, once a friend..but could it be she is starting to grow feelings for him? Both Jamie and Eilidh have been very unfortunate in their love life, and they have both lost faith in love. But Destiny has plans for them,plans they are both not even aware of. Even when it seems everything is lost, help can come from the most extraordinary places!
Oh, I don't think I will ever be able to express with words how much I enjoyed this book! Maybe if you were able to see the river of tears I cried while reading it, you could understand me. Eilidh is such a loveable character, so unfortunate, yet so strong. I could be Eilidh.. Every woman could be Eilidh! It was really easy to relate to her, and to feel the pain she is going through. But oh no..you won't be sorry for her, you will admire her! She is a fighter, someone you would love to be your best friend or a relative. I look up to her, for her strength to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and head towards a new life. For even when the womb is empty and the heart is broken, hope is the last to leave. Make sure you never let it go, because When you let go off hope, you have nothing!
"Watch over me" is a debut novel by fantastic Daniela Sacerdoti. Funny, but while reading it, I didn't have the impression this is the FIRST book Daniela has written. I absolutely enjoyed every single page of it! By all means Daniela is a talented storyteller and someone that will surely conquer your hearts! Finally I would like to thank Daniela and her publisher for sending me a copy of this book. It surely is a diamond I am going to keep forever!(less)
Melissa is a 40 and something year old and just caught her husband cheating on her. The man whom she was married to for more than a decade and whom sh...moreMelissa is a 40 and something year old and just caught her husband cheating on her. The man whom she was married to for more than a decade and whom she thought was the love of her life. Angry, hurt, disappointed, she decides she needs a new life far from LA and Brett-the son-of-a-bitch who broke her heart. So bye bye LA - hello New York!!! She moves in with her friend and finds a job at trendsetter. com as a journalist. It's not a job she is crazy about, but she needs every buck to get on her feet. But when you least expect it, chances appear. Only this time, the stake is high. Being single at 40, even in NY, is not easy. So she decides to try online dating..and that's when the craziness starts. Dating all kinds of people, mostly weirdos, she starts writing down her "dating adventures" (more like her dating catastrophes) and publishing them in the New York Beacon. Each time hoping she would find Mr Right for her, could it be that Mr Right was already in her life? Torn between her hard drive and the real life, Melissa is going to tell you a story you will never forget.
Ok, this looks like me while reading the book
I can't remember laughing so much while reading a book! Melissa's adventures are surely something I will never forget. She is funny, young spirited, totally lovable character. And of course...the romance! I try not to say much, because I really don't want to spoil it for you, but I will only say YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK! 'Tales From My Hard Drive' is surely the funniest, wittiest romance story I have read in my life! Don't believe me? Well see it for yourself, but let me warn you,don't read it at night...you will laugh so hard you will wake up the whole neighborhood! I would like to thank the author for sending me a copy of this LOVELY book. She is amazingly talented and the humor is so fresh. I really love her writing style and yes..can't praise the book enough! So what are you waiting for? Get your copy of this fab book now!(less)
Well, this a story about a young girl named Liesel and about her life in Nazi Germany. The story is narrated by Death, which...moreEven death has a heart...
Well, this a story about a young girl named Liesel and about her life in Nazi Germany. The story is narrated by Death, which I loved, because the narration sounded like a fairytale. But don't go thinking now this is going to be just another sad story about a Jewish girl in a German Concentration Camp..because Liesel is German, yet her mother and father are communists and she and her brother have to leave home. They are supposed to be adopted by another German family, living in Molchin, in the poorest Himmel street. Everywhere Liesel goes...Death follows her. She loses her 3 years younger brother Werner on their way to their new home (at Hubermann family) and that's when it happens...The pain..the loss..the first crime little Liesel commits. She steals a book while she and her mother are burying the body of her brother, sweet little Werner. Steeling books becomes her passion...her way of remembering things, of her brother which she recently lost, her mother whom she will never see again. Each word contained in every stolen book will give her the strength to survive those days of pain, sufferings, poverty.
Behind this lovely story stands a big message, but I wouldn't go that far in spoiling the surprise for you. I will just tell you it's a perfect book, with lovely characters, each adorable in it's own way. Liesel, her new mother and father (Rosa and Hans Hubermann), her best friend Rudy Steiner...and a mysterious man that will change the course of her life. Even if you don't like historical fiction, you will definitely like this one.
I wish I could give it 10 stars. 5 stars seems a bit underestimating, but I can't change the rules around here. This is a story that will make you cry, think, wonder...and once again believe in Mankind. (less)