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Name : Cathy S.

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Dramatic, Interesting, Dark
The story of a family that breeds a unique line of intelligent dogs. Their only son is mute, but signs as his means of communication with the dogs. He finds his father dead, and is feels that his mu

Out of the 10 of us in our book club, only 3 read the entire book. Many felt that it bogged down in spots. Some felt that the story line was dull. Those that liked the book, felt that it was good, but definitely not one of their favorites.

The Eight by Katherine Neville
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Romantic
The Eight by Katherine Neville, International Bestselling Author

The book is written as 2 books, in one. The 2 books come together at the end, revealing the main connection between them. There are many historical characters throughout, which make the book fun, as well as challenging to the brain, as you try to remember your high school world history courses. Adventure takes you from continent to continent, as the secret to "The Eight" is unraveled.

The Wednesday Sisters: A Novel by Meg Waite Clayton
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Interesting, Fun
The Wedneday Sisters

You find yourself relating to all of the women in this book, when you start thinking back over your life experiences. We loved the historical events that were mentioned in it. It brought back memories for all of us, and we are a variety of ages. It's a great book to bring women together.

Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Fun, Insightful
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

A fun book, full of English wit and humor. The author mixes military words and scenarios throughout her writing, making it very easy for the reader to see the story. A wonderful love story about 2 people from different cultures.

The Dovekeeper by Alice Hoffman
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Epic, Informative
The Dovekeepers

This story primarily takes place at Masada, which is the fortress King Herod build. The Jews escaped there after they revolted against the Romans, and the Temple was burned. The story has 4 parts and is told my 4 women who play instrumental roles in the book. It is a wonderful piece of historical fiction, that sheds light on a little known event. If you like historical fiction, and/or books about women this is a must read.

Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
It could have been said in half the amount of pages

Way too long, for the story it told. Every dysfunctional aspect of society was covered. Most of our group did not finish it, yet we all got the same message out of it. Another Oprah book that just wasn't great.

Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Epic, Insightful
Well written, for a first time author

Our group loved this book. The author's style did a wonderful job telling the story of this family, and the similarities in their lives and the Kennedys.

Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Informative
Well written, for a first time author

Very thought provoking. I would recommend it to anyone who has served in the military, or knows someone who is in.

The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Beautiful, Interesting
The Language of Flowers

Very insightful into the foster care system. I never knew that each flower had a meaning.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Dark
The other side of Mumbai, one of the richest cities in the world

The author had a first hand experience writing this book, as she went to Mumbai and interviewed, and observed the lives of many Indians. The corruption in the city officials was upsetting. A definite read if you are thinking of traveling to Mumbai.

Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting
Slow, pointless novel

This is one of the least enjoyable books I've ever read.

Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
The Light Between Oceans is a tragedy

Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Insightful
Sarah's Key

Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Life Changing, Dramatic
Another Holocaust that we knew little about

The genocide in Rwanda wasn't widely publicized in the 1990s. This book opens your eyes to the tragic events that almost wiped out an entire group of people. The author's faith in God delivers her and the group of women from the killers many, many times. The novel is informative, yet inspiring. We had a great discussion.

Barefoot: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Fun
Great summer read!

The Rosie Project: A Novel by Graeme Simsion
Fun, Interesting, Insightful

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Fun

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