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Name : Janet S.

My Reviews

Beautiful, Informative, Interesting
Great escape into another time and place

Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
Has all the elements of a great novel

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Dramatic, Interesting, Dark
Excellent blend of elements for a great story

Insightful, Dramatic, Brilliant
beautiful story-plenty to discuss

A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
Informative, Adventurous, Insightful
Found it hard to stay with this book

Inspiring, Informative, Insightful
Wonderful, edifying account of a great man's mission

Insightful, Interesting, Dramatic
A beautiful read

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting
So much to discuss on so many levels!

Moloka'i: A Novel by Alan Brennert
Informative, Inspiring, Interesting
A wonderful story about a special place and time

I had no idea that leprosy was treated this way 100 years ago. I don't know what I enjoyed more, the characters or the history. Plenty to discuss!

The Missionary by William Carmichael, David Lambert
Interesting, Informative, Adventurous
The Missionary

The Dr. Pennie Book Club read and reviewed The Missionary. All agreed that it was a good read, but did not have enough depth to be a good discussion book for a book club. The character development was good, and the members each picked different favorite characters. All agreed that it was fast paced and an easy read. Many expressed that they did not know what was going on in Venezuela, and found the book very informative. Most would recommend the book to others.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Fun, Interesting
Don't let the title fool you

One might think that this is a silly book. It is anything but. First, only an excellent writer can tell an interesting story through just postal letters. Not only is this a good story with very good character development, it provides information about the German Occupation that we never knew before.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
Good mix of drama and science

I loved the way the author alternated the narrative with the science behind it. This kept the book from being too dry, or too dramatic.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting
Top ten

One of the best books I've read.

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