I'm not into the vampire craze but I still enjoyed this horror story involving human/vampire hybrids who run a hotel in Candle Bay, CA. Thorne dishes up humor and sex as well as horror. It's almost as good as Haunted.
I thought this was much better than The Queen's Fool but not as good as The Other Boleyn Girl. I've gotten used to Gregory's repetitious writing style. The minor historical changes she made didn't bother me. It is fiction after all. A minor nitpick: I wish her thoughts about Bessie Blount and Henry Fitzroy had been included.
This is my first Gregg Olsen book, but definitely not my last. Well-written true crime account of a mother who has Manchausen Syndrome by Proxy, something I had not heard too much about. She was a bored homemaker who used her children to get attention from those around her by making them sick by deceptive means.
While I don't share his political views, I really admire this man. The first and third parts of this book are wonderful, the middle part I felt lagged just a bit, but it was still interesting to read about his early rise in Chicago politics. I was impressed to find out he's as idealistic, caring and intellectual as the media reports. This is a must read for those who are curious about the background of our president.
I'm 3 years younger than Zippy so I can relate to many of the childhood experiences she had, except I lived in the suburbs, she in the country. My mom never knew where I was either and it wasn't a big deal. Those were innocent times growing up in the 70s! Kimmel recalls it all in a funny, refreshing writing style.
Enjoyable read about a young American woman who's caught between wanting to make her parents happy (hence the good girl in the title) by starting a career and having a strong urge to travel to faraway places. I liked her travel tidbits about the different countries she visited.
I've always been pro death penalty but this book has made me reconsider my values. I would've given it 5 stars but felt that Grisham inserted his opinion too much, as if he didn't trust his readers to see the injustice done to Ron Williamson and others who were actually innocent of the crimes they were accused of.
What a wonderful read. Love the writer's sense of humor, the setting of Santa Fe, the love story. Avery searches out the people who knew her mother, whom she never knew, and ends up searching her own soul. Sounds corny but the story isn't. I'm going to read Bread Alone and keep an eye out for any others Hendricks writes in the future:=)
After reading this book, I wish that I could've met David. He sounds like a great brother:=) This was a well-written memoir, but it needs some background on what made her parents into such devout Christians and why her mother was such a emotionally detached parent.
This book threw me when one of her husbands was completely changed and I never recovered:-( She was known for her common sense and some of her actions in this book contradicted those traits she was known to have. I just didn't buy all the changes. I know historical fiction IS fiction, but why not concentrate on the lesser known parts of her life to fictionalize instead of major ones? Maybe I'll try another by this author since I've read that this isn't one of her better ones.