"1105 Yakama Street is the home of Bruce and Rachel Peyton and 13-year-old Jolene, except Rachel has left because she's pregnant and Jolene's jealousy is too stressful. Olivia's and Will's mother left something on a lit burner----the kitchen is a total loss. The Bellamys have separated because of Leonard's treatment of Linc, daughter Lori's new husband. All is well by the end of the book; such wonderful reading getting there!"
"You have to remember that Margot Rosenthal is very young (20), has grown up without a mother, and has been protected by an adoring father. Even though very well educated, she can be forgiven for making some very bad choices.
I enjoyed this work of historical fiction so much that I'm going to read "The Kommandant's Girl" and "The Diplomat's Wife" both sequels to this book."
"This is a wonderful book. Enzo is a great character, but I was more interested Danny. Mr Stein drew him as an especially strong, controlled person. It was up-lifting to be reminded that some parents will sacrifice everything for their children."
"I love these books so much I couldn't wait til Christmas to read this one. Lori finds a barely-alive man in her lane and she and the local priest seek out the tramp's identity. Are her plans for a perfect family Christmas in jeopardy?"
"When daughter Sheridan gets a text message from supposedly dead foster sister, April, Joe Pickett stumbles into an environmentalist-gone-mad murder spree.
C.J. Box has written another excellent Western mystery and this one wasn't as violent and gruesome as some earlier ones. Loved it!"
"Lindsey Norris loses her job and boyfriend in he same week. She moves to a tiny, coastal, New England town as the new library director. Her life is almost perfect----until she stumbles onto the body of a local award-winning children's author-----and her best friend is accused of the murder!
This first of a three-book(so far)series is an easy, fun read with knitting instructions and recipes, too. I've ordered the 2nd book and am looking forward to another delightful story."
"An elegant, beautifully written novel about a long friendship between two couples. I finished the book in awe of the author's wisdom on a diverse number of subjects, his rendering of unforgettable characters, and his masterly achievement of his craft.
This is the only book I've given five stars this year."
"Half-way through this book, I made the decision to finish it even though it had taken me three weeks to get this far. I think there was way too much "extra info" that didn't move the story along. Three stars because I did enjoy the last third of the book."
"Laura Estabrook is brutally attacked and her life is forever changed. This cat-and-mouse game had me wondering just who is trying to save whom and then the twist at the end changed my entire perception. Now I want to read it again!"
"Agnes Shanklin loses here entire family to the 1918 flu epidemic. She uses her inheritance to go to Egypt and arrives as the Cairo Peace Conference convenes. Her life is transformed just as Winston Churchill, T.E. Lawrence, and Lady Gertrude Bell change the map of the Middle East.
I like reading about women traveling alone and I find Lawrence of Arabia a fascinating character, so this book goes on my all-time favorite list."