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Name : Jane M.

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Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting
By the Time You Read This

This is the debut novel for author Lola Jaye. We follow the main character Lois Bate from age 12 through 30 as she is guided by a "manual" of advice and life lessons her deceased father has left her. Initially I almost stopped reading during the teen years but kept reading and for me the story got better. The story takes place in the UK and the older the character gets the more interesting the story became, and there is a lot of humor in her father's advice. There is an underlying sad tone as nothing in the real world can fill the void in Lois's life but I enjoyed how the author wrapped up this story.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Addictive
The Husband\\\\\\\'s Secret

Great Book Club Book ! The Book discussion questions lead to great discussions. This is a scintillating page turner!

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Inspiring
The Invention of Wings

Great book to discuss. Love historical fiction and I learned a lot from this book. There were many inspiring characters you find yourself cheering on.

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Insightful

Unconvincing, Poorly Written, Pointless
Ming Tea Murder

This is just a super fluffy read that is not appropriate for book group discussions. The best part was the recipes at the end.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Dramatic
The Slave Catcher's Woman

This author tells the story of a slave catcher in the south who begins to discover new ways of thinking as his life progresses. This book is very informative and is told in the voice of Coswell Timms. Coswell is an extremely likeable character who finds love in the most unexpected place.

Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Insightful, Dramatic
All the Light We Cannot See

This was a great historical fiction novel. The characters are engaging and it gave you some insight into the education of boys in military supported schools during WWII. It was also interesting to see the ways people resisted occupation in France. Great book to discuss.

A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrik Backman
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Insightful, Beautiful
This book draws you in.

Hard to pick three words to describe this book. Initially reading had a hard time liking Ove and his gruff character. But like an onion as the layers are peeled back and more is revealed you are drawn in.

Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Interesting
Enter a brand new world

Not only do we have a great story unfold, we get to walk in a young man's shoes and experience what life is like on the autism spectrum. Our group is going to NYC to see this play as a follow up event..

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Inspiring
Great Read

I enjoyed hearing the story told from memories of the character as a 13 year old boy. Although there was 4 deaths and mysteries to solve there is also a lot of humor in this story.

The Nightingale: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Informative, Inspiring
The Nightingale

This is a book group must read. This historical fiction is a wonderful novel with compelling and inspirational characters. You are drawn into the story so much that you feel like you are there watching it unfold. Amazing writing right down to the final pages. Can't wait to read more from Kristin Hannah!

Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Adventurous, Interesting
The Little Paris Bookshop

OK, This is a great book club discussion book. I say this because there are many opinions about how the main character lived his life. We discussed what love meant and how people deal with grief. If you start reading this book and don't like it because you think it's too over the top, hang in there...... the fun starts when the adventure begins!

Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Beautiful
When your Book Club needs an EZ read

This book was a nice read. We had a relaxing book club event where everyone contributed pet stories. It was fun and the book had enough interesting situations to answer some good questions during our discussion.

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Dramatic, Romantic, Beautiful

Interesting, Informative, Dramatic

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