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One Lavender Ribbon
it was ok
This book was just a bit of fluff. Adrianne has just left Chicago behind after divorcing a cheating doctor, Eric. She's fulfilling a dream of moving t ...more
Jun 21, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Tapestry of Fortunes
really liked it
I really thought this was a 4.5. Yes, it was a love story. Yes, it explored death, change, relationships and other interesting themes. But, you are co ...more
Sep 25, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
Walk Me Home
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I wasn't crazy about this book. It's about two sisters...a teen and preteen, Carly & Jen, who set out on their bikes to escape b ...more
not set
Jul 08, 2013
My Name is Mary Sutter
it was amazing
This was a fabulous book. Mary Sutter is a woman from an upper class family in Albany who, like her mother and other female ancestors before her, is a ...more
Jan 22, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
A Watershed Year
really liked it
I was charmed by Susan Schoenberger's first novel - the writing is lovely and the story is unique and captivating. Most of us have had one or more wat ...more
Jan 18, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
Before I Go to Sleep
it was amazing
I loved this book. I really got deeply into it, and, yet, describing its unique premise is not simple. A woman, Christine, awakens to find herself in ...more
Dec 14, 2013
Dec 08, 2013
The Cove
it was amazing
I love everything this guy writes because he is so adept at bringing inner thoughts to the fabric of the prose. The book, set in rural No. Carolina in ...more
Sep 06, 2012
Sep 03, 2012
The Sandcastle Girls
it was amazing
This book chronicles the Armenian Genocide of 1915 through the filter of a couple who lived through it and through the eyes and heart of their grandda ...more
Aug 27, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
This Bright River
it was ok
This book could have been fantastic and I only finished it because there were stretches of brilliance that spurred me on. The characters were quite we ...more
not set
Jul 27, 2012
Backseat Saints
liked it
This was a good story and had interesting characters. Ro is married to Tom Grandee, an abusive man just like her own father - he watches her every mov ...more
Dec 30, 2011
Nov 27, 2011
Lucia, Lucia
really liked it
This was so well written - the story of a young ambitious woman in a large, tightly knit Italian family in the 1950's, a family that still lives by th ...more
Aug 20, 2012
Aug 27, 2012
A Vintage Affair
liked it
I liked this book. It had an interesting plot and the vintage aspects were fun, but there really weren't any twists and you were always vaguely sure w ...more
Nov 26, 2013
Nov 26, 2013
The Paris Wife
it was amazing
This is a memoir of sorts. Paula McLain has done such thorough research on the love story of Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley Richardson, t ...more
Dec 23, 2012
Dec 25, 2012
Durable Goods (Katie Nash, #1)
really liked it
This book was a little gem. Katie and Diane are teens living on base with their widowed father who is in the military. Their mother has died and Dad i ...more
Sep 24, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
The Dive From Clausen's Pier
really liked it
I adored this book...found it hard to put it down. Carrie Bell has been engaged to Mike Mayer, her HS sweetheart for 5 years, but in the past six mont ...more
not set
Aug 08, 2013
Silent Witness (Tony Lord #2)
it was amazing
Loved 'Silent Witness'. The characters, especially Tony Lord, were strong and clear. some of the subject matter was harsh related to the deaths of the ...more
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
Nights in Rodanthe
did not like it
I didn't care for this book. Spark's characters were one-dimensional and overdrawn. The love story wasn't very believable and trite. I read the book b ...more
Jul 17, 2012
Jul 15, 2012
The Invisible Bridge
it was amazing
This novel is wonderful. It's backdrop is WWII; it's story is the horrifying plight of Hungarian Jews as seen through the love story of a Jewish coupl ...more
Sep 09, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
Calico Joe
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book - it was preloaded on the NOOK I borrowed from the library, so I decided to give it a try, since it was one of the few John ...more
Jul 05, 2012
Jul 05, 2012
Juliet in August (Cool Water)
really liked it
This book was not so much a story as it was a sort of observation tower looking over Juliet, Saskatchewan, a small town nestled against some sand dune ...more
Sep 16, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
The Art of Racing in the Rain
really liked it
I liked this's for my book club, so not sure I would have chosen it, but I was pleasantly surprised. The book is voiced by Enzo, the family ...more
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
The Train Home
really liked it
The Train Home is a quirky book where its two main characters, Will Huston and Annie Blakemore (aka Dolores Ann Grainey) veer off from their everyday ...more
Mar 30, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
You Are the Love of My Life
really liked it
I was smitten with the characters in this book and the theme of secrets and lies. As the story opens Lucy Painter is moving to Washington CD with her ...more
Mar 03, 2013
Mar 01, 2013
The Language of Flowers
really liked it
I loved this book. the story revolves around a foundling, Victoria. She was left in a hospital and doesn't know who her family was or even her actual ...more
Oct 24, 2012
Oct 21, 2012
The Weight of Memory
liked it
This was a story from the shifting perspective of three southern women in their 30s who have been friends since high school. They are each in crisis o ...more
Feb 10, 2013
Feb 06, 2013
Angel Falls
it was ok
It was a good quick-read book - the kind you know will have a happy ending for the too perfect main characters. Mikaela (Mike) has been married to Dr. ...more
Sep 30, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
Close Your Eyes
liked it
I liked the book because of the mysterious underpinnings and the family aspects. Lauren and Alex live in a splendid home on Long Island with parents t ...more
Apr 05, 2012
Apr 01, 2012
The Double Bind
really liked it
I love everything that Chris Bohjalian writes. This one goes down a long road and the curve at the end is a shocker that I wont tell. Laurel is a Univ ...more
May 19, 2012
May 13, 2012
The Misremembered Man (Tailorstown #1)
really liked it
I liked this book because it portrayed a child's need to be loved above all and how that plays in future years. It is set in rural Ireland in the 1970 ...more
Feb 19, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
A Reliable Wife
it was amazing
This book was luscious - it's the first word that came into my mind as I began to review it. Catherine Land has lived on the seamy side of life since ...more
Mar 25, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
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