Friday, October 28, 2016

Review: The Tidal Zone

The Tidal Zone The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Adam is a stay at home dad whose wife is a doctor and they have two daughters. He is an excellent father and homemaker, but he does do some teaching at the university so he does get out of the house and earns what he calls his pin money.

The story opens with his oldest daughter, Miriam, having some kind of allergic reaction and needing CPR and reviving. This incident is his undoing. She spends a couple of weeks in the hospital enduring tests and when she returns home, he becomes afraid to leave her alone and guards her faithfully.

This was a very human story, with little story sidelines. If you like being involved in the nitty gritty, day to day trials of a family, this book will blow you away.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Review: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Amy Harris of Broken Wheel Iowa and Sara Lindvist of Sweden have been pen pals for years, having in common their love for books. Sara travels to the US to visit Amy but on the day she arrives discovers that Amy has died. Sara is set up in Amy's house and in time she decides to stay since there is nothing for her at home in Sweden.

Amy owned a huge number of books and so Sara decided that she should set up a book shop and sell the books.

A sweet, predictable story.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Review: Mean Streak

Mean Streak Mean Streak by Sandra Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great romance thriller by Sandra Brown. I listened to the audio of this book and it was excellent. A runner who is also a doctor has planned a run for charity and is in training. Her husband seems to have lost interest in accompanying her and so she goes off on her own. She wakes up later the next day with blood in her hair and in a strange cabin.

There are twists and turns and surprises in this story. Its a good one.

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Review: What alice forgot

What alice forgot What alice forgot by Liane Moriarty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Alice is an efficient, 39 year old over achiever mother of three children. Her husband is a very successful businessman. Alice has a fall at the gym and bumps her head. When she regains consciousness, she has lost her memory of the last ten years and now believes that she is 29 years old and expecting her first child.

She discovers many things about her "mature" life that her "younger" self finds very hard to believe. Not the least of which is that she is separated from her husband and has lost her dearest friend in a terrible accident.

The story made me ask the question of myself. What was I doing ten years ago and how would I cope if that happened to me. Would it give me time to "fix" mistakes that I have made or make amends with people. The answer is, absolutely.

An excellent story and truly a "food for thought" reading experience.

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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 ...