Cold Mountain is a love story based in the Civil War era. A Confederate soldier deserts the army to walk back home to Cold Mountain to see the woman he loves. Ada is desperately trying to survive during the war. It's a very emotional story.
World War II intrigue surrounds the French luxury liner Normandie as it speeds across the sea carrying secret cargo. Its passengers have no idea that the largest maritime disaster in history is only minutes away!
Finally a cozy series with a new twist to it! The main character can sense dead bodies and find out how they died, and oftentimes who killed them. Very cool! I really enjoyed this book. I was getting tired of reading cozies because they were all becoming so formula. Glad to see that Charlaine Harris continues to provide stories that are original and just fun to read.
I didn't enjoy this book at all. For me, the main characters had very few redeeming qualities at all. And, the story seemed very contrived and overly melodramatic. What was supposed to make me feel sympathetic was really just annoying.
I used to love the Mrs. Murphy series. The early books in the series were fun to read. But the last 3 books in the series have been more about Rita Mae Brown's social and political views than about the cozy mystery series. This one was no exception -- Brown rails on the Republican party and its views on economics, abortion and other issues, while the mystery portion of this book falls flat. Characters have long discussions about politics and the mystery portion of the story is slow to develop, and a bit uninteresting.
I wish the series still had the fun and sweet feeling that it once had. I want to read about 3 pets helping their owner solve mysteries, not sweeping commentary on politics, gay rights and abortion by the author.
I'm going to pass on any more books in this series. The earlier books are great....the new ones just aren't an enjoyable read, IMO.
Search for Significance is a Christian counseling book. It stresses reliance on God rather than on people's opinions when it comes to our self-worth. Excellent book! It mixes psychology and spirituality. McGee is a psychologist and a Christian. His knowledge makes this a powerful book about how to find balance and fulfillment in our lives.
This is a companion study/workbook to go with Search for Significance by Robert McGee. McGee points out that most people look to the opinions of others, rather than God's Word to find their self-worth. The 12 week study is Biblically based, and stresses finding satisfaction and happiness through a close relationship with God, rather than on opinion or performance. It's just an outstanding book!
This book is written by Chris Downie, the founder of SparkPeople.com. He outlines the core SparkPeople approach to health and wellness, and also includes stories from members of the website. If you want a common sense approach to weight loss and finding balance in your life, then this is a book you must read!