Thursday, November 27, 2014

Cover Of Snow by Jenny Milchman

Cover of SnowCover of Snow by Jenny Milchman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An enjoyable mystery, especially considering that this is Ms. Milchman's first novel.

Nora awakes one morning in her country home and her husband is already out of bed. As she goes on the look for coffee, she discovers her husband, a police officer, hanging from the top floor. She has a great deal of trouble believing that he would have committed suicide as he seemed happy and well adjusted. Also, he had not left a note.

Quite an interesting read, featuring a very nasty mother in law and various characters who are either on her side or against her.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

American WifeAmerican Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A story about an ordinary girl who became the First Lady. There were many similarities to Laura Bush's story, enough to make it quite real IMO.

The book was enjoyable and interesting up to the point that Alice's husband Charlie's, alcohol addiction had to be faced. After that I felt the story weakened and especially when Charlie became the president. Alice's existence appeared to fade into oblivion.

I usually wouldn't read fiction like this but it was for a book club. I much prefer a true memoir, however, as a fictional story, this was good.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Hannah, Delivered by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew

Hannah, DeliveredHannah, Delivered by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The journey of a woman who discovers her true calling as a midwife. An enjoyable and inspiring story about the natural process of birth.

I would never have chosen this book but was reading it for a book group and I am glad I did.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Still Life by Louise Penny

Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #1)Still Life by Louise Penny
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first in the series featuring Inspector Gamache and his side kick Beauvoir. They are two very lovable characters and I am looking forward to reading more of this series.

In the village of Three Pines Jane is murdered with a bow and arrow. Was it murder or a shooting accident?

An excellent, cosy read.

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Review: The Other Side of the Bridge

The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson My rating: 5 of 5 stars A beautifully written novel. A book ...