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Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting
My Sisters Keeper

Thought it was very well written. I enjoy all of Ms Picoult's books, each has their own morality issue and makes you wonder, if happened to you, what stance you would take on these issues. It's been a few years since I've read this, but I recall it was very hard to put this book down, I enjoyed it.

True Colors by Kristin Hannah
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Dramatic, Fun
True Colors

I thought this book is probably Kristin Hannah's best novel to date. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. The story for me made me feel many emotions, which when I read I don't get very involved in, but this novel had heart and at times it broke mine. I recommend this book highly, you won't be disappointed.

Book Club Recommended
Fun, Beautiful, Optimistic
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder

I thought it was fabulous. One of the better novels I have read this summer.
A southern style narrative that takes place among the community Of La Luna La. between 1950's to 1980's.A book filled with joy and heartache, and at times I cried until I thought I couldn't read anymore.
In my opinion this book was very hard to put down. I think most girls/women can relate to this subject because we have all been where Calla Lily's been in certain times of her life.

Book Club Recommended
Brilliant, Insightful, Inspiring
To Kill A Mockingbird.

a timeless classic for all ages.

New Moon (Twilight, Book 2) by Stephenie Meyer
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Romantic
New Moon is ok but...

This book is ok, not as good as Twilight. I found this book to be slow, not as exciting and very repetitive as far as Bella's thoughts and feelings. A little more action and not so much of "woe is me" would have made for a better book

Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Optimistic, Romantic
Another Great Read

As always Susan Elizabeth Phillips has scored a winner with Natural Born Charmer.
Her books always make me forget about my troubles and I laugh out loud with her characters, which i get strange looks from time to time.
A touching story centered around a dysfunctional family, but SEP makes it easier to bear with her wit with a touch of romance. I recommend this book highly as all her books.

House Rules: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Interesting
House Rules

A very touching story involving a family with one child with a disability and one being "normal". But we find that the "normal" son has his own issues. A story of one woman's struggle trying to keep it all together, and believing her son who has Aspergers Syndrome, couldn't have carried out murder. A very good story, and as Jodi does so well a very good twist at the end. I recommend this book highly.

Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Epic
An Echo In The Bone

What can I say? Jamie and Claire. Two characters that have managed to come alive for anyone who has read and fallen in love with the Outlander series. Number 6 in the series and just as exciting as number 1. If you haven't read the series you don't know what you're missing. Though the books could stand alone, I do recommend you start with the first so you don't miss any of the action.

The Fiery Cross (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Insightful
The Fiery Cross

Don't be scared by such a "big" book, because you wish that it doesn't end. #4 in the Outlander series, Jamie and Claire have been living in pre revolutionary America, knowing the war will start but trying to prevent themselves coming involved. A time travel series involving a British nurse from the 1940's who eventually ends up married to a Highlander from the 1600's.
I didn't think I would like the setting once they left Scotland, but I love the homestead in North Carolina and the dealings of the Native Americans. I highly recommend this book and the series.

Call Me Irresistible: A Novel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Fun
Call Me Irresistible

Another fun read by SEP. This one did take me a few chapters to really get into the groove of the story, but it started flowing for me like her others. Recommend reading if you want a laugh, a good book to take to the pool or beach.

Whistling In the Dark by Lesley Kagen
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Optimistic, Interesting
whistling in the dark

A really good read I couldn't put this book down.

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

As always Kristin Hannah has written another fantastic book.

A different take on the affects of war from a female (mother,wife) point of view, and the issues surrounding your oath to your country or the oath to your family and feeling you've let both down.
As prior military, I could relate to this story and the conflicts you feel thinking you haven't given enough of yourself to either one. I highly recommend this.

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