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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
A Good Year for the Roses: A Novel
Felt like I was visiting with a best friend. Absolutely loved this book!
Jan 10, 2015
Apr 22, 2014
The Language of Flowers
Unexpected. This started out as a Christmas gift from one of my best friends, which I began reading the evening of our annual Christmas visit on Decem ...more
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 01, 2013
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
The Lost Saints of Tennessee
I finished reading this on July 11th and seven days later, I'm still trying to gather my thoughts on this wonderful novel into something cohesive and ...more
Jul 11, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
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
The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
**spoiler alert** I can appreciate the loss and re-discovery of faith after suffering a life altering tragedy. I can appreciate what the shack represe ...more
Mar 31, 2011
Mar 31, 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
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
not set
Feb 18, 2010
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
Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time
picked up 2/27. so far very personable! conversational reading! started last night (2/29) and am more than 90 pgs into it already!

update: (3/4) finish
Mar 04, 2008
Feb 28, 2008
The Beach House
What an unexpected gem of a read! I originally picked it because I've been focusing on novels with a sense of place more like where I live to try & ...more
Jun 26, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
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
Life Without Summer
**spoiler alert** I won't go into a summary since there's one posted for the book and others have also done so in their reviews.

I was immediately dra
Aug 28, 2009
Aug 13, 2009
Sex and the City
if michael patrick king had taken carrie, samantha, charlotte and miranda directly from this book and put them on tv as they are portrayed in this boo ...more
not set
Jan 26, 2008
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
not set
Jan 25, 2008
Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation
This was the July selection for our Evening bookclub and while I liked the topic of the book/the overall idea of the book, I felt the writing came up ...more
not set
Jul 29, 2011
The Quarry
From the back cover: "The Quarry is another stark, intense novel in which human nature betrays itself against the desolate backdrop of rural South Afr ...more
Apr 28, 2010
Mar 21, 2010
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
Lost & Found
**spoiler alert** "Grief" is a universal term, but not everyone understands or has experienced the deep, soul & mind shattering kind that changes ...more
not set
Feb 24, 2010
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 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
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
not set
Oct 26, 2008
The May Queen: Women on Life, Love, Work, and Pulling It All Together in Your 30s
(picked up @ the library on 2/9) so far this isn't clicking with me! it seems a bit stereo typical and negative so far. i don't know. i think i felt & ...more
Feb 19, 2008
Feb 11, 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
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 Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
For this month's in person evening bookclub. I found this book to be sad, dull and flat. There was something missing for me. It had 2 strikes against ...more
Aug 28, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
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