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Name : Valerie P.

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Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

I loved this book! There is a little mystery at the end of the book so you don’t know how the two stories are actually connected, till the end.

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
Dramatic, Addictive, Interesting

The Perfume Collector: A Novel by Kathleen Tessaro
Interesting, Dramatic, Insightful

I love the strong characters of the women. Going back and forth from the 1020’s to the current time made the book interesting to me. I’ll bring this book up to our book club for a future selection.

Beautiful, Interesting, Addictive

Loved this book that Kya turned out to be a strong woman under the circumstances of her early years.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Book Club Recommended
Addictive, Interesting, Dramatic
The shocking twist....

I loved the twist near the end of the book. Caught me off guard but I loved that it was not easy to guess what was going to happen. Good Mystery.

Fun, Optimistic, Interesting

Interesting, Brilliant, Informative

I was interested from the first page learning about the 2 main characters.

The Winemaker's Wife by Kristin Harmel
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Interesting

The characters had a lot to go through during WWII and love, betrayal and hardships are through out this book. I love that Ms.Harmel blended the past with the present and weaved a beautiful story that kept me interested through every page.

Interesting, Insightful, Informative

City of Girls: A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Adventurous
Slow at the beginning....

Loved this book but couldn't get into it at the beginning. Very slow and could cut some of the pages out but once they got into the play and then meeting Frank, got a lot better. Hang in there if you are reading it!

Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Beautiful
Perseverance tested

The author sets this book in the Dust Bowl time period and the trials and tribulations this family endure. Also, the trek to California for a better life and how that was an illusion for a mother and her family.

Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Inspiring, Brilliant
Twists and Turns I Didn't See Coming

Loved how it was written in the 2 different time periods and loved how the characters were developed. It's a love story but with a lot of grief for several characters.
I loved that by the end of the book you knew what happened to all of the characters!

Verity by Colleen Hoover
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Addictive, Dramatic
Did She or Didn't She

It's up to you to decide the ending....Our Book Club had a fantastic debate and discussion on this book with different view points from several.

Dramatic, Informative, Adventurous

The Paper Palace: A Novel by Miranda Heller Cowley
Dramatic, Difficult, Adventurous

Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Interesting, Insightful

The Dream Daughter: A Novel by Diane Chamberlain
Dramatic, Unconvincing, Optimistic

Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Optimistic, Interesting

West with Giraffes: A Novel by Lynda Rutledge
Adventurous, Inspiring, Interesting


The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Boring for the first 250 pages or so....

It's never taken my 12 days to read a historical fiction novel. This book was 460 pages and I almost put it down. But the last 200+ pages finally got me engaged in the book. A lot of questions that you could come up with if this was for a book club. I would not read this book again but I did like it be the end.

Book Club Recommended
Addictive, Dark, Dramatic

Creepiness happiness to ordinary people.

The Great Alone: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
Adventurous, Dramatic, Addictive

Book Club Recommended
Dark, Scary, Dramatic

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