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Name : Elaine B.

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The Kitchen House: A Novel by Kathleen Grissom
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
The Kitchen House

The overall consensus of the book club about the book was that is was enjoyed by all. There were few changes that some of the members voiced their opinion, one being that one of the main characters was too naive, she married a very flawed character, knowing that he had been abused by some of the people he was entrusted to and she thinking that she had no other choice, but she did. For that reason we could not give the book a higher star rating but the book enabled us to have a very lively discussion.

Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Optimistic
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harod Fry

75% of the women liked the book very much. The consensus was that Harold started out to mail a letter to a friend that wrote to him telling him that she was dying and he embarked on this pilgrimage thinking that if she knew that he was walking to see her that she would stay alive. On the way he discovers things about himself that gave him a different outlook. He needed to strip himself of everything to get to the true man he was.

Cold Cold Heart by Tami Hoag
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Optimistic
Cold Cold Heart

The group kind of liked it. I thought it was okay. Nothing to sink your teeth into. My opinion is that it is not a book for good book club discussion.

Book Club Recommended
Fun, Romantic, Interesting
The Glass Kitchen

I loved this book it was charming, whimsical and a bit of magic. I found it filled with unforgetable characters, I felt as if I knew them my whole life. It was at times sweet, sexy and funny. Mouthwatering food and mouthwatering hero. I loved seeing how the characters interacted with each other.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Dramatic
The Boys In The Boat

The book was enjoyed by all at our meeting. They loved the spirit of the \\\"Boys\\\" They succeded through tough odds. The boys were from farms and a socio-economic world, they did not have the means and wherewithal of the competing teams. The underdog prevailed.

Angels at the Gate by T.K. Thorne
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Adventurous, Epic
Angels at the Gate

It takes place in 1738 BCE so it is Biblical in theme. My book club members all gave it a thumbs up. Well written and the context of the story was beautiful. We think this should be read by all book clubs, as the discussions went on for a longer period of time than usual. There were so many aspects to the book. Wonderful wonderful.

Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Poorly Written
Help For The Haunted

We had a Halloween theme Book Club Meeting. Our facilitator had a luncheon catered for the event. We had it at our clubhouse on the veranda and we had a lovely lunch and a lively discussion about the book. Out of 16 women 15 liked the book very much. We would recommend to other book clubs for there is a lot to discuss.

The Nightingale: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
Dramatic, Informative, Inspiring
The Nightgale

It was another take on the 2nd WW resistance of occupied countries. We have read too many books about this period of time and I did not find it any different than many others of the same genre

Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Informative
On Gold Mountain

A book definitley for book clubs, There is a lot of material for disussions.

The Namesake: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Beautiful
The Namesake

Every book club member enjoyed this book. Plenty of material for discussion.

Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Adventurous
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

A memoir that will bring you all back to a time that was simpler and one of the best times we can admit too.

A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrik Backman
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Insightful, Beautiful
A Man Called Ove

All I can say in a few words is wonderful, wonderful and wonderful.
Almost all of our 13 members loved the book. Found it beautiful, poignant , very funny and sad all at once.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street

The consensus of our members was positive. Everyone liked the book, found it informative especially for those who are not children of the immigrants that came into the country very early 1900's. We who are children of those immigrants do know of the hardships suffered by the people who came here to BE AMERICANS, those who assimilated and took America for its own country. This book shows how with all adversity the main character came to this country pulled up their boots and did what was necessary to make a successful life..Great book and wonderful for members to discuss

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