Steven Manchester has yet again achieved to bring out my deepest feelings. His writing style is totally unique and special. He has been blessed with t...moreSteven Manchester has yet again achieved to bring out my deepest feelings. His writing style is totally unique and special. He has been blessed with talent. The rocking chair is a book about healing and appreciating life. It prods us to use our time wisely and keep our loved ones close. It shows us how important it is to express our feelings, and how regret can consume us day by day when we don't convey exactly what's in our minds. It teaches us that moving on takes time, and that if we're not willing to let go of our pride we'll be stuck with the same pain forever. Manchester let us see the beauty of life in the simplest things, that there's no need to go far to find happiness, and that family is the most important.(less)
I was surprised to discover this new side to Linda Howard's writing, she's amazingly good at suspense. Shadow woman is a page turner and it had me rea...moreI was surprised to discover this new side to Linda Howard's writing, she's amazingly good at suspense. Shadow woman is a page turner and it had me reading with cold sweat through most of the book. Imagine waking up one day and realizing that you've been living a life that is totally alien to you, to the person you know yourself to be, a life without excitement at all. Then suddenly you look at yourself in the mirror and don't recognize the person you see. You start having headaches and vomiting profusely and a voice in your subconscious begins to tell you how thoroughly wrong everything around you is and a new person tries to unleash from inside you. That is Lizette's life, after a long time of living the way she was programmed to live she starts to remember things, dangerous things from her past.Unexpectedly she discovers an enormous threat looming in front of her, she is certain there are people trying to get her, that "they" have her bugged and want to keep her controlled. As she fights to remember and to keep a hold on her 'paranoia' she faces several challenges and recovers not only several shocking memories but the love of her life. (less)
Twelve months is definitely a must read. I'd say it is a story that will bring tears to many of its readers' eyes, get to their very souls and teach t...moreTwelve months is definitely a must read. I'd say it is a story that will bring tears to many of its readers' eyes, get to their very souls and teach them a life lesson. I started reading the book and I connected so deeply I felt it was brought to my hands by one of God's little miracles. Some parts have been so touching that now I find myself rethinking my own life, reviving old hopes and obtaining new ones.
From warm romance to hearty laughter and soothing feelings, the author takes us on a trip where we have the chance to see life in many different stages. Don DiMarco's experiences, endurance, generosity and kindness are displayed throughout the entire book giving it a deep sense of humanity and humbleness that one wouldn't expect from most people, much less someone who's about to die. More importantly Don proves that the old saying "Slow and steady wins the race" is truth.
Don DiMarco became a real person for me, I laughed when he did and when he joked. Then cried hard and profusely when he faced sadness, as well as through basically the last 10 pages.
I can only say go read it, you won't be sorry. You'll enjoy a wonderful and inspiring story, and you'll have something to go to whenever you feel like it's hard to keep fighting and want some encouragement. (less)
It's an awesome book, I think Martel does an excellent job by showing us that what seemed unbelievable may be truth, and that just because you haven't...moreIt's an awesome book, I think Martel does an excellent job by showing us that what seemed unbelievable may be truth, and that just because you haven't seen something it doesn't exist.(less)
Washington Square is the story of Catherine Sloper, a naive and young woman who's never had happiness in her life and is always trying to live up to e...moreWashington Square is the story of Catherine Sloper, a naive and young woman who's never had happiness in her life and is always trying to live up to everybody's but mostly her father's expectations.Her father,Dr Sloper has always found her dull and unattractive thus never finds love in his heart for her. When she grows up, he tries to mold her into a social lady but fails to do so because of Catherine's lack of ability to hold decent conversations and act like a normal lady.Things get tense when a young man, Morris Townsend comes in the picture and uses his charm to make Catherine fall in love with him. He intends to marry her and in this way obtain her wealth. Dr Sloper realizes his intends almost inmediatly and prohibits Catherine from seeing or marrying him, saying if she did he would dishenrit her but Catherine as the first act of rebellion against her father, goes to see him. When she explains Morris her father would disinherit her, leaving her with only her mother's wealth, he turns down his marriage offer and gets out of town. Later on in the story, Catherine's father dies, leaving all of his money to Catherine. Morris finds out about this and returns to try to charm Catherine again. However, when he goes to her house he does not find the same Catherine he had left and fails to accomplish his goal.
This a sad story though Henry James gives a nice lesson about trying to live up to people's expectations and about expecting too much from people(less)
Herland is the story of three men who find a land of only women. Terry O. Nicholson, Jeff Margrave, and Vandyck Jenning are well-educated men who have...moreHerland is the story of three men who find a land of only women. Terry O. Nicholson, Jeff Margrave, and Vandyck Jenning are well-educated men who have traveled and know a lot about the world. When they encounter this land most of their expectations of the women living there are based on their previous encounters with women. However, they find themselves very surprised when they enter the city is a very prosprerous and self-suficient place and when they meet the strong and untamed women who live there. Eventually both men and women begin to learn about each other and the women try to form a new civilazation with the help of the men.
The novel is interesting in respect to the wonders of the women's society but I din't like the fact that Perkins eliminates any sexual desire in the women which is outrageous.(less)
In the time of the butterflies is the story of three courageous women who fought Trujillo's regime -A dominican dictator from 1930 to 1961- along with...moreIn the time of the butterflies is the story of three courageous women who fought Trujillo's regime -A dominican dictator from 1930 to 1961- along with their husbands. Patria, Minerva and Teresa Mirabal coped with several iniquities to free the country from this unscrupulous and unfair governant who dictated the country for 30 years. Not only was there no freedom of speech or of any kind, there was also racism against our Haitian brothers. For all of this the Mirabal sister created a plan with several other people to take down the "goat" and among them they were called "mariposas" (Butterflies). Unfortunately, the Mirabal sisters were killed along the way although the people in an act of revenge, murdered Trujillo almost one year after the dead of the butterflies.
Great book, wonderful, from tales of the time when the sister were at school to the time they married and had their first children. It may be fiction but "In the time of the butterflies" gives us a sense of closeness with this three heroines. (less)