"Debbie Macomber entertained me again. Another in a grouping of novels with intertwined characters in a small town, this book keeps your interest without mental trauma. In other words, it is a great bedtime book, as it has no violence or other yucky stuff in there!"
"Another Debbie Maccomber entertaining tale of a group of interwoven lives of friends and family who live in a small town near Seattle. I like these books as bedtime reading, as they contain no violence or gore."
"The Absence of Nectar is the sort of writing that I wish I could do. The skill of the writer is evident in every nuance, every word, every phrase of this work. For the serious reader seeking something deeper than a mass produced paperback series, this book is a MUST READ.
As with many serious works of literature, the theme in this novel is a serious, rather than a happy, one. It is,though, one of family ties, relationships, and the human's ability to survive."
"Another page turner from a great mystery writer. What I like about Mary Higgings Clark is her ability to tell the tale of a mystery without being too medically graphic. You can even read her books at bedtime without having nightmares. She is consistently a quality author."
"I could not put this book down. Had to add eyedrops all day as my eyes became dry from forgetting to blink. I highly recommend this book, it is well written, moves smoothly and quickly, and operates well on several levels of meanings."
"I never put this book down. The protagonist, a 6 year old girl raised in poverty during the 60's in the South, spins a story similar to that of my own childhood, only much worse. Connie May Fowler weaves a magical story, rich with imagery and strong characterization, in this autobiograpical story. Ms. Fowler possesses a rare gift, and is an author destined to have each of her stories avidly devoured by those who want something stronger than pablum to read."
"I just couldn't get started on this book. I tried several times to begin reading it, but found it's only attribute to be the ability to lull me to sleep immediately. Sorry, I'm sure it is probably a sleeper, but I just didn't have the patience."
"Delightful story about two sisters, the youngest of whom has a 5 year old boy, who purchase, sight unseen, what they think is a Bed and Breakfast, but in fact, turns out to be the only restaurant (and side revenue from the adjacent bait shop). The small town feel is reminiscent of Debbie Macomber style setting, and the plot, though predictable, is comforting. I highly recommend this book as light reading for feel good finish."
"Delightful tale about a woman's second chance at life. Warm and witty, I almost couldn't post this one to share, as I wanted to keep it in my "keeper's bookshelf." However, I decided that the spirit of literature is to share it, so I am finally posting one of my favorite "feel good" reads."
"This book is one of those that is written with such a richness not only of language, but also of story line, that you want to read it slowly. I had to read it twice so that I could glean out some of the impressions that I tend to miss when I read too fast. I highly recommend this novel."
"OK, I'm hooked. Usually like chick lit and serious literature, but I could not put this book down once. I read it straight through, and my eyes dried out so much from not blinking that I needed eye drops. I'm going to order everything Kay Hooper has ever written."
"Perfect Nora Roberts tales. This paperback contains two complete novels in one cover. The stories are fast moving, and both are nicely fleshed out...the reader is not slighted by stories that are too brief or sketchy."