Well, she has done it again. An excellent book placed in the Black Hills of South Dakota. You think you know what is going to happen, but the ending is a nice surprise! I must say I may be a little partial to this book since I do live in SD.
When young people and children die, do they go directly to heaven or become a figment of our imagination, a hallucination, a ghost or a dream? This is what Joe and Eve have to deal with in this book along with a wanna-be vampire. Not one of her better books, but keeps you waiting for the finale' in the live of Eve Duncan. Must read her books in succession to know the entire story.
Amazing read!! Unbelievable how the author got the characters intertwined and got it all to 'make sense'. A little bit(very little) of kinky sex, but does not take from the storyline. Never seen the way it ended coming. Quick read!
Well, well!! This book was a book that was impossible to put down, kept you wondering: What Next? Beautifully written. We see life in the 50's through the eyes of a 13 year old girl who has a mind of her own(luckily), life in the South and segregation. Highly recommend it!
Most of the book is about a soldier's time served in Vietnam(a war that the U.S. 'lost') As the back of the book says: I knew Mama loved me, but I also knew when I got back, she would expect me to be the same person, but it could never happen. She hadn't been to Nam. Also letters, poems, speeches of Lyndon B. Johnson and Robert F. Kennedy and other thoughts on the Vietnam War. Found it very interesting and thought provoking.
Have read all of Mitch Albom's books and most of them would give 4-5 stars, except this one and the one entitled The Timekeeper. This one seemed drawn out with too many characters, but did have an unexpected ending. Will continue reading his books, because love his faith inspired style.
A heartbreaking, uplifting read about a 'hidden' disability--autism. How a family accidentally finds help for their son by connecting him up with a golden retriever named Henry. Was going to keep my copy, just because, but won't be selfish, because there may be people out there who need to read it more than I have to keep it and watch it collect dust on my self. Highly recommend it for people to read who have children with autism and for everybody else, just so we can see what those families go through!!
An awesome read. A book about restless spirits and family tree mysteries. This book could be read alone, but highly recommend reading "The House on Tradd Street" first so you have some background info.
If you have read "The Glass Castle", this book is a must. Tells how Jeannette Walls' mother got her rambling streak, but more so, it tells of her grandmother's struggle being raised on the prairie during the depression years. Could read this one first if you wanted the background history first.
This is an awesome read, could hardly put it down to sleep. True story about a little boy who dies, goes to heaven, but God sends him back, because his work on earth is not done. Still have my copy, getting passed around the family to be read.
This was a very fast reading book. Amazing how God can show Himself and his plans to people if we would just listen. It is about a wealthy Muslim lady who has been called to spread the message of Christianity. My copy is on someone else's wish list, but will be removing it from my TBR list and bookshelf for a while for other members of family to read, including my nephew who will be leaving for Afghanistan soon.
One of the best books I have read in a long time. Will the magic of "horse therapy" heal the wounds of two families? Can the man whose wife and son were killed by a drunk driver find life and love again? An awesome showing of telling the truth and forgiveness going a long way when trying to deal with the past.
Excellent and fast read!! Didn't know if I would be able to finish reading it because it was so true to life about a family(mother, sister, wife and baby) of a soldier that was MIA. Shows what faith in God can do!
This book is about a mother's story about when her son gets injured in Iraq and the importance of Christ in a crisis such as this. I consider myself a Christian. Read about the first third and skimmed over the rest of the book. Very little about her son's injury and recovery. The last two-thirds is mini sermons about how to handle our lives. That was not what I was expecting or felt I needed. First time, in I don't know how long, I have not completely read a book.
A heart wrenching read. Astounding how the human race can stick their heads in the sand, hoping that something like child abuse will just go away is happening still--150+ years after this true story occurred. But then how the love and tenacity of one elderly lady can bring it all to the surface.