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Eat, Pray, Love
**spoiler alert** Though I heard of this book in 2006 (see who I say recommended it to me), by the time my interest peaked enough to actually read it, ...more
Jan 24, 2008
Jan 25, 2008
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Oh I loved this book! I had a very complicated relationship with my mother and though a cliche, I could well relate to that aspect of the book! I also ...more
Jun 2002
Jan 25, 2008
Winter Bloom
Top read of 2010 for me. Beautifully and brilliantly written, enchanted me right from the start. As I neared the end, I didn't want it to end. Touched ...more
Nov 22, 2010
Nov 10, 2010
The Lace Makers of Glenmara
I can't say enough about this novel. It enchanted me right from the start through the finish. Funny, heartbreaking, relate-able, transportive. A glimp ...more
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Feb 18, 2010
Beds I Have Known: Confessions Of A Passionate Amateur Gardener
I got this book last February (2007). I spent the weekend with one of my longtime best friends at her apartment in Manhattan and we went to "The Stran ...more
Sep 19, 2008
Jan 31, 2008
Incredibly intense, often sad. Despite liking it a lot, sometimes I wanted to be done with it already (because I found it so intense) but I couldn't r ...more
May 10, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
Miracle on I-40
Truly a heartwarming and wonderful read at this or any time of year! Shortly after opening any of Curtiss Ann's novels, I am quickly reminded of how m ...more
Dec 02, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
Sufficient Grace
**spoiler alert** From the back cover of my copy:
"Set against the backdrop of two neighboring Southern towns, Sufficient Grace is the powerful, affect
Aug 27, 2007
Jan 25, 2008
Wuthering Heights
I've done it! Finally, I've not only started Wuthering Heights, but finished it once and for all! It's only taken 20+ years! And I have to say that de ...more
Feb 25, 2015
Feb 23, 2015
Bed and Breakfast
This is the December group read for my Southern Lit Lovers group here on Goodreads and my nomination for the month which means I'm leading the chat! I ...more
Dec 07, 2012
Nov 27, 2012
Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter
i love her! (her music and her writing!) she is who she is, she's not ashamed of anything & you can take her or leave her! coal mminer's daughter ...more
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Jan 25, 2008
Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter (Dixie, #1)
Again, different than my usual contemporary southern lit read & pleasantly surprised I ended up enjoying the novel. Cute, light read. Once again a ...more
Jan 31, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home
**spoiler alert** Kim's journey from being adopted in Korea around the age of 3 brought her to New Orleans and a new world which she never truly felt ...more
Nov 19, 2008
Feb 29, 2008
**spoiler alert** (Possible spoilers ahead -->) This was my choice for this April's evening bookclub selection. Better than I expected and very wel ...more
Apr 25, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
The Heretic's Daughter
**spoiler alert** I'd give this book 3.5 stars if I could.

I'm not fond of the POV being from Martha Carrier's daughter Sarah. The book builds very sl
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Oct 26, 2008
Comfort: A Journey Through Grief
**spoiler alert** I read this as a result of & after reading Ann Hood's fiction novel "The Knitting Circle" recently, which I gave 5 stars to.

I a
Jun 11, 2008
May 26, 2008
The Knitting Circle
**spoiler alert** I tend to shy away from books w/this type of subject matter (losing children) but for some reason, when I accidentally came across t ...more
May 26, 2008
Apr 14, 2008
Loving Frank
First off, let me say that I doubt I would have heard of this book had it not been the April 2008 group read for the "Chicks on Lit" GoodReads club! B ...more
Apr 07, 2008
Apr 02, 2008
Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the  South Pole
while i've haven't had cancer, i've been battling extensive & serious physical health problems for about 15 years now and i know so well the terro ...more
Jan 2001
Jan 25, 2008
The Kitchen House
I was disappointed with this read, it was not what I expected. Very disappointed, I wanted to like this novel but just couldn't. Too melodramatic and ...more
Apr 18, 2012
Mar 13, 2011
The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove
A very good southern read. While it revisits some common themes found in southern fiction set in the 60's and at first I found myself thinking of The ...more
Mar 30, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
The Glass Castle
Giving this book 3 stars is difficult for me. Given the subject matter I just can't say that I liked this book. I think my jaw was on the floor from p ...more
Apr 24, 2014
May 01, 2014
Once Upon A Christmas
Adding a 'review' under here although I already did so under the first entry of this addition of the novella on goodreads here: https://www.goodreads. ...more
Dec 19, 2013
Dec 20, 2013
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1)
Enchanting. Delightful. Transportive. Brilliant. Wonderful. It is a rare occasion when, after having finished a read, I feel Blessed & better for ...more
Jan 19, 2010
Jan 01, 2010
Those Who Save Us
What a Remarkable novel. One of the best I feel I've ever read. Remarkable. Disturbing. Horrifying. Painful. Utterly compelling. Shocking. Upsetting. ...more
Nov 20, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
Her Fearful Symmetry
One of the oddest novels I've ever read and that's both a good & a bad thing. I wasn't a fan of The Time Taveler's Wife so this was definitely an ...more
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Jul 29, 2011
Blackbird House
An unexpected surprise of a novel! Different, eccentric, transportive. Incredible. Engrossing. Unique. Any of the 'chapters' could stand alone. A new ...more
Feb 26, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
A Redbird Christmas
While I wasn't sure about the book at first, I was curious to see where it would go and I'm glad I stuck with it! An uplifting read, just what I neede ...more
not set
Dec 15, 2009
The Christmas Cookie Club
(3.5 stars) Kept my interest though to the end, not as fluffy as one might assume given the title. It wandered for me a little from the middle to just ...more
not set
Nov 02, 2010
She's Come Undone
i remember this book & the day i bought it! (i won't get into that story here!) and that was in 1996 before it was an oprah book club selection! ( ...more
Jan 1996
Jan 25, 2008
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