Thursday, March 28, 2019

Review: Water from My Heart

Water from My Heart Water from My Heart by Charles Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have loved every book that I have read by this author. It is a story with many sides. Charlie is a drug dealer and has done a lot of bad things. Not the least of which was bankrupting a coffee plantation in Nicuragua and robbing many people of their livlihood. Eventually he is made to see clearly exactly how it affected people and it was an awakening for him.

The story at the back of the book tells the true events that happened in 1998 in Nicuragua from a hurricane and mud slides that killed thousands of people.

An excellent, eye opener and an excellent read.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Review: The Abduction

The Abduction The Abduction by John Grisham
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Interesting YA story. Theo's friend April seems to have been abducted and the whole town is looking for her. They are afraid that she had been taken by an excaped prisoner who was a distant cousin of her family. April doesn't have good parental guidance and is left on her own most of the time.

There were some very funny aspects to the story that made me laugh right out loud.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Review: A Spark of Light

A Spark of Light A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I was excited to get this book from the library after being on hold for ages. I really wanted to like it as I have liked so many books from this author. Unfortunately I just didn't click with the book. I wondered if my book had been published incorrectly because it seemed to be very repetitive saying the same things over and over in much the same ways. It was very preachy as well. It seemed to use a reverse chronology (or something). The abortion scenes were a bit much IMO as well.

I know that most people will love this book so I am in the minority with this one.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Review: The Next Person You Meet in Heaven

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another feel good, thought provoking story by Mitch Albom.

Annie, the girl who had the accident in the amusement park years before, finally finds her true love. But on the first morning of their marriage a terrible accident occurs. Annie is transported to the next step of her journey in heaven. This is a continuation of his book, The Five People You Meet In Heaven.

Mitch Albom books often (to me) feel like warm water being spread over a cold body and giving such a feeling of comfort and peace.

An excellent read.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Review: Valentina

Valentina Valentina by S.E. Lynes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a terrific story.

Shona is a single girl and rooms with her friend. One night her friend asks her to go to an amateur play with her and there she meets the love of her life, Mikey.
Before long they are involved and move in together. Shona was made aware that he had broken up with an ex girlfriend recently.

This plot becomes thicker and thicker, things happen that you would not predict.
A true psychological weird thriller of a story.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Review: If You Knew Her

If You Knew Her If You Knew Her by Emily Elgar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A very unusual story. Cassie seemingly is doing very well in her life until an accident lands her in the hospital in a coma. Frank, another patient in a coma actually hears everything that is going on in the ward but can't communicate to anyone. He hears visitors as they come to Cassie and he is the only person who could tell someone that she was in danger. To complicate Cassie's problems they discovered that she is expecting and even her husband didn't know about that. They must care for her very carefully in order to keep the baby growing and healthy.

An excellent read and with an unpredictable outcome.

Review: The Alice Network

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