Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Review: A Love That Never Tires by Allyson Jeleyne

A Love That Never TiresA Love That Never Tires by Allyson Jeleyne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a lovely book and quick read. I really like the characters and the different geographical settings. I enjoyed this story a lot.

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Review: Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams

Along the Infinite SeaAlong the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another great book by Beatriz Williams. This is the third book in the Schuyler Sisters Series. I love the historical connections to the present. Fantastic read.

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Review: The Miracle on Monhegan Island: A Novel by Elizabeth Kelly

The Miracle on Monhegan Island: A NovelThe Miracle on Monhegan Island: A Novel by Elizabeth Kelly
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is written in the voice of Ned, the family dog. The story is about a family, made up of all men, and a religious experience that will change everyone's life. Quick and good read.

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Review: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Before the FallBefore the Fall by Noah Hawley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another fantastic book to add to my favorites in 2016. This is a well plotted story which will keep you on your toes from beginning to end. Must read!!

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Review: The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

The Swans of Fifth AvenueThe Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Absolutely loved this book!!! What a gem!! I really like that it is based on true characters. This is one of the best books I read this year.... a must read!!

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Review: Girl in the Dark by Anna Lyndsey

Girl in the DarkGirl in the Dark by Anna Lyndsey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I can't imagine how it would be if I could not be able to walk in the sun again. This is what happened to Anna Lyndsey after she develops a severe allergy to light. "Girl in the Dark" is a memoir of what happened, how Anna is dealing with this challenging condition and the ups and downs of hope and despair. It is beautifully written and, although she is dealing with a very serious subject, Anna Lyndsey succeeds to infuse humour and lightness throughout the book.

I like this particular passage about friendship:
"Friendship plants itself as a small unobtrusive seed; over time, it grows thick roots that wrap around your heart. When a love affair ends, the tree is torn out quickly, the operation painful but clean. Friendship withers quietly, there is always hope of revival. Only after time has passed do you recognise that it is dead, and you are left, for years afterwards, pulling dry brown fibres from your chest."

I recommend this book.

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