Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer

The Sins of the FatherThe Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A continuation of the story of Harry Clifton. What a rocky ride his life has been so far. No verdict as yet though so we must continue on with the next installment of the story. Can't wait to start it.

I would have given it five stars if not for one thing in the story that really plagued me throughout; an unopened letter!!!!



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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Farewell To Dreams by C.J. Lyons

FAREWELL TO DREAMS: A Novel of Fatal InsomniaFAREWELL TO DREAMS: A Novel of Fatal Insomnia by C.J. Lyons
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a ride this book was! From the start to finish it was only a 24 hour period, but so much happened during that time. There were tunnels under a neighbourhood of the city and terrible crimes were taking place there. When Dr. Rossi, who worked in ER and was also part of an advocacy group, became aware that bad things were happening to children and young people, but also that she was developing a condition that turned out to be very serious, she decided to help the police.

It almost played out like a game of chess with each player being taken out in one way or another by the bigger players.

This was my first medical mystery and I must say that it was very good. Fatal Insomnia is a very rare condition and knowing that actually gave the book a degree of truth.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Promise Kept by Robin Lee Hatcher

A Promise KeptA Promise Kept by Robin Lee Hatcher
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A very nice uplifting Christian story about a woman whose husband is an alcoholic and leaves her to continue his drinking. As she moves to a cabin that is left to her by her great aunt, she learns about her aunt's life through her journals and how it compared to her's.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Last Letter from Your Lover b Jojo Moyes

The Last Letter from Your LoverThe Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When a forty year old love letter surfaces in the dusty library of a newspaper, it sends a young journalist on the search for the writer. The story she discovers is a lot more than she bargained for.

This story keeps you turning pages and wanting to know what happens next. A thoroughly enjoyable read and one that will stay with your for quite awhile.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Three Letters by Josephine Cox

Three LettersThree Letters by Josephine Cox
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I always love a good book by Josephine Cox and this one didn't disappoint. The story opens with a family in turmoil. Mother is married to a man, Tom, and its a loveless marriage. They have one son, Casey, who is a lovely boy but the mother confesses that Tom is not the father. She fights and carries on and is extremely abusive to both Tom and Casey.

Tom made a decision based on a secret that he carried.

A very good and satisfying read.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention of WingsThe Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Inspired by true sisters Sarah and Nina Grimske, considered to be the first women abolitionists and the first to speak out for women's rights.

They were born into a wealthy family in Charleston, parents were slave owners. Sarah was presented with her very own slave at the age of 11 and that event started her on the road to anti slavery.

A wonderful read. If you feel that the girls could have been braver, more forceful and stronger during the first parts of the book, remember that women didn't rights, nor were they entitled to a voice. These all had to be fought for.

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Review: The Convict's Wife

The Convict's Wife by Libby Ashworth My rating: 4 of 5 stars When Molly Holden's husband,...