Another entry into the lives of the ladies of Covington. The author continues to remind the reader that live doesn't end at 40, or 50 or even 60 or beyond. The three friends and housemates work through love, jealousy, friendships and day to day life in this readable and enjoyable series.
Ben and Claudia quickly knew they were soulmates - they could talk for hours, enjoyed each other's jokes and company, and, oh yes, neither one ever wanted children. A match made in heaven until one mind is changed about that baby thing...
Really a very nice study of love, of sacrifice, and of family. I'd recommend it to anyone, even if they typically do not care for chick lit.
Another delightful read from Macomber centering around the knit shop on Blossom Street. By now the characters are all good friends. The two story lines in this novel focus on Alix and the wedding that has taken on a life of its own, and a new character with an intriguing storyline. It's not deep or even particularly thought-provoking, it's more like having a cup of tea with a friend. Warm and comforting, and things always work out for the best in the end.
Well, despite having looked forward to reading this, I was disappointed. Anna was just too dumb for words and Cassandra just too distasteful. Zak needed discipline worse than any child I've run across in fiction-land recently, and seeing him not get it was frustrating. I finished it, but can't rate it very high at all.
A facinating study of a family of four, each trying to find the piece of themselves not provided by their lives, their family relationships, or their religion. With Zmrzlina, I'm not sure eccentric is the term I'd use to describe them. Incredibly needy, perhaps. Untethered.
The heroine, Eliza, is a particularly engaging girl; the mother, conspicuous by her absence in the early story lines, achingly mad. The father Saul, who turned years ago from a background of hallucinagenic seeking, nevertheless tries for a God-invoked nirvana. And the brother Aaron becomes increasingly disengaged from the family as Saul turns from him to heap time, pride, love and expectations on Eliza.
A very worthwhile book, expecially for a first work.
Unusual and facinating study of fear, accommodation and communication. There is nothing ordinary about Bel Canto.
The story opens at a diplomatic event in a third world country - a birthday party for the head of a Japanese electronics giant, featuring a world-renowned soprano and attended by a Who's Who of local politicians and international financiers and businessmen. When terrorists take the gathering hostage but can't find the president of the country (who is home watching his favorite soap opera), they are nonplussed.
The weeks-long hostage situation forms the basis for Patchett's story, and it's worth the time.
Lena gets herself in trouble again, while Sara is devastated by a malpractice suit. Another taut thriller by Slaughter, with drugs and family and love and dependency weaving into a painful tapestry that threatens to ruin them all. I read it in a day, because I couldn't get close to putting it down.
A thriller set in Antarctica. Against her better judgement but by moral imperative, the leader of a research station abandons her work to rescue two adventurers stranded on the ice. Finding them and getting them home is only the start of the troubles. Their addition to the finely tuned team and the resulting problems make for a facinating pageturner.
This is my first book by Slaughter, and it is definitely more graphic and bloody than I usually attempt. I like and sympathize with the characters however, and will go on to read more in the Grant County series.
A lovely story of a widow from Michigan moving to Tennessee with her two young sons to take the reins of a garden center. The story follows a few months of her acclimation - complete with ghosts, a new love, and a wonderful household of women. I enjoyed Blue Dahlia very much.
Hard to believe Nora Roberts can cover so many topics, so well. Her heroine this time is a young girl who watches the family restaurant burn, and becomes an arson inspector. Like all Roberts heroines, she is brave and strong, and eventually finds everything she is looking for.
A wild political ride. What happens when the Vice President dies? A state funeral? Appointment of a new Veep? Or, well, maybe, if it's politically expedient, well, maybe, what if we just cover it up for a DAY or TWO, or, or ...
One blunder leads to another in this clever political novel.