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Informative, Dramatic, Interesting
Shanghai Girls: A Novel

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

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
 
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Romantic, Dramatic, Beautiful
Jane Eyre

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
 
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Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting
The Help

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

 
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Romantic, Fun, Insightful
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
 
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Informative, Interesting, Fun
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

 
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Inspiring, Insightful, Beautiful
The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich
 
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Interesting, Romantic, Unconvincing
The Midwife of Venice

Good book, very much a page turner. I thought the author could have done much more to develop the characters and delve into the Jewish/Christian tensions. In some ways it seems rather a superficial look at historic Venice, the characters personalities and a story that is very complicated yet lightly treated.

Sister of My Heart: A Novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
 
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Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Sister of my Heart

An engaging book, some mystery, great character development and story.

 
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Brilliant, Epic
In His Majesty's Service: Three Novels of Temeraire (His Majesty's Service, Throne of Jade, and Black Powder War)

Love the character development, the adventure and the imagination of this epic story. Not just for the male reader. Anyone who loves Anne McCaffrey will love this.

The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula Mclain
 
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Interesting, Informative, Insightful
The Paris Wife: A Novel

This book generated more talk on various topics, relationships, addiction, love, creativity, mental health, women's roles in society than many we have read. We liked it!

 
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Fun, Interesting, Adventurous
Where\\\'d You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

This was one of our groups favorite reads!

The Orchardist: A Novel by Amanda Coplin
 
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Slow, Insightful, Gloomy
The Orchardist

Everyone in our group really liked this book. Living as we do in the area in which this book takes place made it especially poignant. The characters were very well developed introverts which makes many contemporary readers uncomfortable. It was a slow paced book about a time and place when people lived in a slower, more deliberate way. The author did a fantastic job of making the reader understand and feel how disconcerting anything but the change of seasons can be to people who live isolated from city life, in the solitude of nature.

 
Romantic, Interesting, Beautiful

In the Kingdom of Men by Kim Barnes
 

 
Beautiful, Interesting, Adventurous

The Aviator's Wife: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin
 
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

Flight Behavior: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
 
Informative, Insightful, Interesting

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

11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King
 
Interesting, Informative, Dramatic

 
Fun, Optimistic, Romantic

America's First Daughter: A Novel by Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
 
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

Glory over Everything by Kathleen Grissom
 
Dramatic, Inspiring, Informative

A Gentleman in Moscow by AMOR TOWLES
 
Beautiful, Brilliant, Insightful

 
Interesting, Insightful, Dramatic

 
Adventurous, Informative, Interesting

 
Fun, Adventurous, Interesting

 
Adventurous, Fun, Addictive

 
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

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