Elizabeth McCracken is an award winning, happily single author in her late thirties. But when she meets Edward Carey, they fall in love and get married. Both have wanderlust and it is in France where she disover she is expecting their first child. They spend an idyllic nine months waiting for the birth of "Pudding", the pet name given to the unborn baby boy.
However, tragedy strikes at the eleventh hour. McCracken's son is… Continue
Added by Luanne on September 30, 2008 at 3:29pm —
When I was asked to review this book, it sounded interesting. Truly it did. The premise is that a renegade lawyer, threatened with disbarment, tries his last case: a young, beautiful wife accused of murdering her elderly, billionaire husband.
The main character, Jaywalker, has potential. The accused, Samara, isn't someone you like, let alone care about. You don't even want her to get acquitted. The book is gritty and realistic, with some twists,… Continue
Added by Holly on September 29, 2008 at 11:00pm —
I was given After River by a friend who passes along books that she has read and reviewed. I do the same for her and pass along old favourites as well. It is good to have such a friend. :)
The first page was quickly devoured and I moved right along into the story.
Brief synopsis: Natalie Ward hasn't returned home to live since she left at the age of 17 under a cloud. A draft dodger from America named Richard (River)camed to work on the family farm and affected… Continue
Added by Tamara Baff on September 25, 2008 at 6:29pm —
September 25th, 2008. Only just over two months to go...then it will be 2 years since my Nicky died. Sometimes I still feel like I am walking through mud just to go where I am supposed to go...be who I am supposed to be...and paste a smile on my face because I am not supposed to still be showing my grief.
All the joints in my body are starting to ache… Continue
Added by Tamara Baff on September 25, 2008 at 6:06pm —
Nicholas Sparks is the best-selling author of numerous novels. His latest work, The Lucky One, will be available from Hachette Books on September 30, 2008.
Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a beautiful young woman while doing a tour of duty in Kuwait. After his attempt to find the owner failed, he began carrying the photo with him. He and his buddies begin to think of the photo as a lucky charm.
Logan returns to Colorado after his discharge from the Marines. He… Continue
Added by Bermudaonion on September 24, 2008 at 7:30am —
Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur by Halima Bashir is a very emotional and riveting book. I found this book very painful to read at times, yet I couldn’t put it down, even though I was sobbing at some points. I was lucky enough to receive this Random House publication from the Library Thing Early Reviewer Program.
It seemed that Halima Bashir was born lucky. She is from Darfur, a region of Sudan, and a member of the Zaghawa tribe, and was born into a family that was… Continue
Added by Bermudaonion on September 22, 2008 at 9:40am —
It was a cute story. A prequel to "Sisters, Ink." In a nutshell, Jane's husband cheated on her via the Internet. Her best friend had tried to point out his cheating ways the day of her marriage, but Jane wouldn't listen. Now, 2 years later, she finds herself divorced and on her own. Through her love of scrapbooking, she finds 3 other women with whom she becomes friends.
The story is told through different viewpoints and covers each life: Jane's… Continue
Added by Holly on September 21, 2008 at 9:00pm —
Liberty Lane was convinced that her father did not die by duel. He had always adamantly maintained that the practice of dueling was barbaric and not something that he would ever have participated in. Unable to learn the truth by open means, Liberty is forced to take an undercover role as a governess to a very prestigious family of the ton and try to pierce the curtain of secrecy around her father's death.
Liberty Lane is a delightful heroine with brains and… Continue
Added by Tamara Baff on September 21, 2008 at 6:59pm —
I was lucky enough to participate in a conference call with Brad Meltzer, the author of The Book of Lies, several other novels, several comics and the TV show Jack & Bobby. I think the thing that struck me the most was how much he appreciates his readers. He is passionate about his writing and the difference “ordinary people” can make.
The Book of Lies is a work of fiction that links the murder of Mitchell Siegel (the father of Jerry Siegel, Superman’s creator) and the story of… Continue
Added by Bermudaonion on September 21, 2008 at 2:04pm —
I wanted to read this book. I wanted to read this book and enjoy it. When it arrived, my husband read it first, and after hearing what he had to say, I'm not reading it, and I'm posting his review instead! So, allow me to introduce our guest reviewer, Alan.
There’s an old saying – you’re shouting so loud, I can’t hear what you’re saying!
This book had so much going for it – a plot that was interesting,… Continue
Added by Holly on September 20, 2008 at 11:00pm —
Cal Harper works for a shelter, picking up the homeless around Fort Lauderdale. During his rounds one night, he finds his estranged father with a gunshot wound. It turns out that his father was shot with the same gun that was used in the murder of Mitchell Siegel, the father of Superman’s creator. Cal and his father find themselves racing against time and a murderer to find the world’s first murder weapon - the one Cain used to kill Abel. You’re probably wondering what that has to do with… Continue
Added by Bermudaonion on September 20, 2008 at 8:21am —
I thoroughly enjoyed this gem. First published in 1950, it is the story of Marion Crawford, who was the nanny to Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Princess Margaret. It begins in 1932 when Marion, called Crawfie by Princess Elizabeth, joined the royal household of the, then, Duke and Duchess of York. Crawfie was 24, and came to be the princesses' teacher. She stayed with the royal family until the time of Prince Charles' birth in 1948.
The story… Continue
Added by Holly on September 19, 2008 at 11:00pm —
Ok this is the third time I am attempting this blog...Hope this works! We'll see!
Between running two businesses and opening a 3rd, I somehow find time to read, and cook most every day. My stepdaughter, Michelle works for us about 30 hours a week and she is our best salesperson!
I will read almost anything I can get my hands on (please note: that I did say MOST anything!)
I would love to have recommendations for books that you… Continue
Added by Kimberlee D. on September 17, 2008 at 5:10pm —