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Name : Jane L.

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The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Optimistic, Inspiring
The Christmas Pearl

A very warm story about friendship and family and the importance of both in our lives. This was a very good story to read prior to the beginning of the Holiday season. We very much enjoyed the recipes provided in the book.

Powers: A Novel by John B. Olson
Poorly Written, Unconvincing, Boring
Powers: A Novel

Thought it was going to be a good read - liked the combination of spiritual and supernatural, but author didn't convince me that Mari or Jazz or anyone else was worthwhile. I actually wanted the Badness, whatever that was - which was never explained in the book, to win to end the book.

Inspiring, Interesting, Optimistic
90 Minutes in Heaven

Read this as a bookclub choice. Easy read. Found his medical treatment and recovery more interesting than his claim to have been in heaven for 90 minutes. It gives hope to those who are afraid to die and need reassurance.

Look Again - LARGE PRINT by Lisa Scottoline
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Adventurous
Look Again

Great read if you are a mother who loves children, goes on and on about your child and would "do the right thing" no matter what the methods or outcomes or impacts on others, including the child. However, by digging into the past and solving the mystery of who her child was, did she bring misery and death to others? I wonder why the gap of 2 years from one murder to the next? If she was so heightened by sense of knowing, why did she stop wanting to find out who the boy's father really was and just left it to guessing? Loose ends bug me, this book had them.

The Last Child by John Hart
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Adventurous, Interesting
The Last Child

Well written book by John Hart. I have read all of his books and found none of them disappointing, actually just the opposite! Great character development and no way can you figure out the ending until the end! Certainly worth reading.

Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Informative, Beautiful
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Most of our book club members liked it, but it was a slow moving romance novel to me.

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Inspiring
Half Broke Horses

Very interesting and entertaining book to read and talk about with others.

Book Club Recommended
Boring, Inspiring, Slow
Eat Pray Love

Too much time spent in the first 1/3 of book and not enough time in the second 1/3 of book! India and Bali were more interesting than eating pasta and gelatto in Italy and learning to speak Italian. Nice to know that some folks can get away for a year and get paid to do it.

The Time of My Life by Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Romantic, Insightful
The Time of My Life

What an open and loving story of a lifetime spent together. Not a self-serving book but a way to share their life with others. Felt he was speaking candidly in a conversation with friends. Very good read.

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

Bittersweet story and proves that life doesn't always have a happy ending, but there is happiness along the way. Well written, intelligent.

Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Excellent read! I have read all three Girl books now and each one is terrific. Couldn't put it down, had to read to the end and then wanted more!

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Brilliant
The Tenth Witness

Literary - worthy of high praise. Author painted beautifully with his words, felt you were actually there. Great character development. It was a joy and pleasure to read. Can't wait to read All Cry Chaos!

Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Dramatic, Informative

Well written and beautifully told story that is true and so very tragic at times. Inspiring to know that there is an individual among us that endured and overcame. Our book club loved it!!!!

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