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Dramatic, Interesting, Beautiful
Great story--very suspenseful--the writer definitely keeps you going

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
 
Interesting, Romantic, Slow
A most unusual love story

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
 
Beautiful, Inspiring, Romantic
This was an awesome book

Loved the book and the characters

 
My favorite book in the series so far

This was a great read--lots of laughter and lots of surprises to keep the reader entertained.

 
Insightful, Dramatic, Interesting
My favorite book of Jodi's I've read so far

This was a riveting book--hard to put down. It made for great discussion at our book club get-together.

 
Didn't enjoy this book as much as we thought

This book was really hard to read--so disjointed--it didn't flow like a good book. There were some humorous stories and we appreciated the author's honesty, but it wasn't a book we would recommend to anyone else, except maybe a Pastor.

 
Optimistic, Pointless, Boring
Entertaining read

This book was a good read and made for a fun discussion at our book club.

Finding Noel: A Novel by Richard Paul Evans
 
Inspiring
good Christmas read

I really enjoyed the book and the characters.

 
Informative, Insightful, Interesting
The book was ok--just too much afterlife and superstitions for my taste

Our book club really enjoyed Lisa See's first book Snow Flower and the Secret Fan so we were really looking forward to reading Peony in Love. I found it disappointing as so much of the book dealt in the afterlife.

Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas
 
Insightful, Interesting, Informative
A good mystery--an enjoyable read

Really liked the characters and the storyline in this book. Felt sorry for the Japanese and what we put them through during this time.

 
Fun, Pointless, Insightful
Our least favorite of Lorna's books so far

This book was a real disappointment. I felt like Lorna let down her readers in a big way. This book could have been alot better without the shock value sex and language she used.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Insightful
A Thousand Splendid Suns

This was an awesome book--his writing is so wonderful. It surely gives you a new appreciation for the freedoms we enjoy here in the USA!

Charms for the Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Fun, Adventurous
Charms for the Easy Life

This was a wonderful book! The Grandma is an amazing woman, and the relationship between her and her Granddaughter was really unique.

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Fun, Insightful
Blue Shoes & Happiness

Our book club has been reading the series of the Ladies #1 Detective Agency. I liked this book, but it wasn't one of my favorites

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Informative, Insightful
3 cups of Tea

This book was amazing--Gregg Mortenson is such a selfless man and so inspiring in what one man can do when he makes his mind up. Definitely a must read!

Made in the U.S.A. by Billie Letts
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Optimistic, Graphic
Made in the USA

We love Billie Lett's books and this one didnt' disappoint us. You got right into the characters lives and hoped for the outcome to be good.

'Tis The Season!: A Novel by Lorna Landvik
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Interesting, Fun
Tis the Season

A fun, light Christmas read

The Blood of Flowers: A Novel by Anita Amirrezvani
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Adventurous, Interesting
The Blood of Flowers

Our group really liked this book--we love to read about other cultures and this one was so enjoyable.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Fun, Optimistic
The Quilter's Apprentice

I enjoyed this book. It had alot more quilting information than I needed to know, but it did make me want to learn how to quilt. The storyline was good and had some surprises.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Beautiful
Where Grace Abides

I enjoyed this book as I've always wanted to learn more about the Amish. I wish there was more substance to the book, but I liked it none the less.

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Optimistic, Beautiful
Ellen Foster

This book was written in a really different style, genuine and sad but with a happy ending.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Insightful
The Heretic's Daughter

I really enjoyed this book, although I have to say at times the book is downright depressing with all the things this family has to endure.

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Adventurous
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

Our book club has been reading these books ever since the first one came out and we just love them.

Comfort & Joy: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Inspiring, Insightful
Comfort & Joy

Our group loved this book--it's a perfect book for the Christmas season and we all agreed it would make a great Christmas movie!

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Beautiful, Interesting
Prayers for Sale

This book was a wonderful story about a high altitude mining town and the friendships that bonds the women together, especially the friendship between an 86 year old woman and a 17 year old friend.

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Beautiful
The Art of Racing in the Rain

I just loved this book. Such a different concept reading thru the eyes of a dog. There was such a good plot too, it kept surprising you with the twists and turns.

 
Boring, Difficult, Insightful
Scarlet Letter

Most of the gals in our book club didn't even finish this book as its so hard to read. So wordy!

The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson, Richard DiLallo
 
Fun, Romantic, Optimistic
The Christmas Wedding

This book was so disappointing and so unbelievable. We picked it as our Christmas book and there wasn't much about Christmas at all.
Hard to believe that James Patterson would put his name on this book!

Home Front: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Inspiring
Home Front

This was a very well written and well researched book about a subject that we don't often think about if we don't have anybody in the armed forces. We really enjoyed the book--it was just so sad.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Dark
Story of Edgar Sawtelle

I liked the book and I thought it got better as the story went on. I did think the author made it longer than it should have been and I HATED the ending!

 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Interesting, Adventurous
The Snow Child

Loved the story, loved the glimpse into life in Alaska

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Dramatic
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

I thought this book was great--a very different story line--you just kept rooting for the underdog \\\\\\\"Truly\\\\\\\" to have life go her way

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Beautiful, Inspiring
A tree grows in Brooklyn

Loved this book and the characters and the glimpse into the way the world \\\"used to be\\\"!

An Unexpected Grace by Kristin von Kreisler
 
An unexpected grace

The book started out with a bang and then fizzled out from there.

Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Beautiful, Fun
Christmas Jars

A wonderful little book about the true meaning of Christmas!

 
Boring, Informative, Brilliant
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

I just truly did not like this book. The storyline was so confusing it was hard to read.

 
Book Club Recommended
Optimistic, Fun, Beautiful
The Saturday big tent wedding party

our group just loves this series. It\\\'s such a nice wholesome read in an otherwise crazy world.

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Dramatic, Informative
Unbroken

What this man went thru and survived is incredible--a must read.

Stella Bain by Anita Shreve
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Beautiful, Dramatic
Stella Bain

Our book club really enjoyed this book and a glimpse into WW1

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Beautiful
The Book Thief

This is the most unusual book I have ever read, but I really enjoyed it. The author did an incredible job.

The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe, Jason F. Wright
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Persuasive
The Christmas Sweater

A nice read for Christmas time

Life After Life: A Novel by Jill McCorkle
 
Slow, Confusing, Pointless
Life after Life

This book was so confusing and hard to read. No plat and hated the ending.

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

Our Book Club really enjoyed this story and the colorful characters. Brings you back in time to a life we're not accustomed to.

The Edge of Lost by Kristina Mcmorris
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous
The Edge of Lost

I really enjoyed the book

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