If you enjoy Lee Child, you will like this book, second in the Bricklayer series. Unfortunately the author has died so this is probably also last in the series. Modern day technology makes it possible to gather huge amounts of information. In both books, Steve Vail forcues on how to use some of that information to move things forward in unsuspected ways. We lost this author much too soon!
This is such an interesting series, set in the hills of North Carolina, with a varied cast of characters. When I finished the first one, I thought this is rather strange -- but not strange enough to keep me from immediately ordering the second. I will definitely go on to read the next book.
Loved this book, which is surprisingly easy to read. Muhammad Yunus (my new hero) is both fascinating and inspiring. His clearheaded analysis of the situation in Bangladesh has led him to divise the microeconomics for which he won the Nobel Prize. Don't miss reading this!
I expect to get 2 really good recipes from any good cookbook. There are many more that 2 great recipes in this book. The Roast Pork Arista is a classic, worth the price of the book. I especially like his small desserts.
I really enjoyed this book; it is very different from most mystery stories. The story proceeds on two levels, one during the war (WWII) and the other current day. There are still some people around who remember the time and the people of the war years. Guess I liked the quirkiness of the story.
This author was nominated for an Anthony Award for this, her first novel. The book starts off rather slowly and then picks up speed. A number of well-realized characters, reminding one of Ann Perry. Hope to see more of Murdoch, her policeman protagonist.
Loved this book. Not only is it beautifully-written, but it tells a great story about a part of the world that I did not know much about. With his first two books, Tan Twan Eng has been long and short-listed for the Mann Booker Prize. He was awarded the Mann Asian Prize for this book.
Just found this series last fall and I love it! Likeable characters, very different plots, a heroine who uses her head and keeps asking question after question until she figures out whodunit. I have given this series to many of my friends who, like me, prefer our detectives intelligent rather than foolhardy and tough. And there are a numbere of books in the series -- always a plus for me.
This is a book that I did not expect to like when my book club chose it. Was I ever wrong! This is a great book. It grabs you by the third page with both the brilliant story line and fine writing. Do not miss this one.
Marlene Sorosky is my favorite. Each recipe is clear and precise -- and better yet she tells you what can be prepared ahead and what can be frozen. Her Blue Ribbon Carrot Cake is the best, though I eliminate the buttermilk glaze and increase the carrots.
A beautifully-written, fully realized novel with a secret. In our day, when everyone talks about their sex life, it may be difficult to comprehend the sexual ignorance and lack of communications between them of the two main characters. Yet the characters ring true and their flaws tragic.
Not as complicated as her other novels, Jane Austen's Persuasion and its heroine Anne are none-the-less little gems. It is said that Jane herself idenitfied most closely with Anne Elliot and her situation. The surrounding characters are beautifully drawn; you will recognize many of them in our own society. It takes a while to appreciate Anne, something that her family never did, because she is so quiet. You will enjoy getting to know her.
Another wonderful book from Anne Lamont. Her humor, brutal honesty and very personal way of looking at her faith make the rest of us open our minds to another way of being a person of faith. You don't want to miss this if you have teenagers. There is some Bush-bashing here, but don't let that stop you. I promise you will never forget her description of the disciples on the day after the crucifixion of Jesus. Profane, yes; but dead-on.
I expected to really like this book, but did not. The author picks and chooses which research to cite and then beats it to death. She treats all introverts as though they are the same and all extroverts as though there is only one type -- the person who walks into a room and is the life of the party. I expected a more balanced approach. I would not recommend this book.