Wednesday, July 31, 2019

All We Ever WantedAll We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I listened to the audio of this book and enjoyed the characters very much.

Nina is a married lady whose husband is very successful and she and her little family of one son want for nothing. Her son, Finch, has been accepted into Princeton University and the road seems paved in gold for them.

Until the knowledge of a foolish prank comes to light that Finch and his friends concocted and things begin to fall apart.

Most of the characters were not likeable, but the story was interesting enough to overcome this disadvantage.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Me Without YouMe Without You by Kelly Rimmer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Kelly Rimmer has written another unforgettable story. Callum and Lilah meet by chance on a ferry on their way home from work. Sparks fly immediately and Callum realizes that for him it was love at first sight. Lilah feels the same way but she holds back and tries to avoid another encounter. She has her reasons for avoiding a love affair at this time.

Callum is a 40ish, straight laced advertising/marketing executive who is, not exactly unhappy but not exactly satisfied either. Lilah is a quirky, vegan, bare footed, high powered lawyer. 

Oddly, they run into each other again at another location near her work and it was obvious that they were meant to be together. Lilah's reasons for holding back become the focus of the story.

This was a very sad but important story.

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Things We Cannot SayThe Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Alina Dziak is a young girl in the early days of the Nazi occupation of Poland. She and her boyfriend Tomasz intend to marry when she is old enough and he returns from university in Poland. All that changes when the Nazis invade and all lives must make new plans.

The story streamlined from wartime to current times with the family and the family secrets.

Highly recommended book.

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