Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thought I Knew You by Kate Moretti

Thought I Knew YouThought I Knew You by Kate Moretti
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A husband who travels for work, suddenly goes missing one day and for two years nobody knows what happened to him. His wife and children try to move on.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

The Dream by Harry Bernstein

The Dream: A MemoirThe Dream: A Memoir by Harry Bernstein
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A wonderful account of life in the twenties and during the depression. Mr. Bernstein's first hand account is a huge eye opener and a wonderfully warm story from a very warm gentleman.

The dream was to come to America from England where religious prejudice was still very high. Unfortunately, the streets were not paved with gold as everyone believed in those days and life was very hard once the depression years kicked in.

An excellent read.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

One Plus OneOne Plus One by Jojo Moyes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An absolutely not put downable book. Right from the first page you are completely drawn in. A single mom with two eccentric children, one a ten year old girl math prodigy and the other a goth boy teenager, plus a big drooling dog named Norman. She struggles with everyday life until one of her cleaning clients closes the door in her face.

A completely delightful read.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer

Best Kept SecretBest Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

To continue the Clifton series, now young Sebastian has been drawn into some serious smuggling unwittingly. An excellent read with a very surprise ending making it very necessary to continue with the fourth book in the series.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Continuing the Cormoran Strike series, Robin, his secretary is interested in becoming a detective and Cormoran is not sure about that. In this story there is another murder to solve involving writers and one in particular who was murdered in a very grizzly way.

At times there were long stretches and unfinished sentences. The mystery was solved in the very last pages but I thought that the reader should have been included in the plot and it left the reader feeling very left out, like standing on a corner and watching families at play and you have nobody. It left you cold.

You become very attached to the characters and I will miss them, but I don't intend on reading any more of this series.

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Review: The Alice Network

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn My rating: 5 of 5 stars In an enthralling new historical novel from nati...