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Name : Pam H.

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Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Fun, Insightful
Beautifully written

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand is beautifully written. Many stories are woven together into one, but it was effortless to follow. Without being wordy, people and scenery are formed in your mind without trying. A bit of a romance, it didn't feel too sweet. We look forward to more from this first-time author.

The First Patient by Michael Palmer
 
Dramatic, Interesting, Fun

Was enjoyed by the whole group (not usually true) and we recommend it

 
Boring, Interesting, Insightful
Not what we expected

Although this did give a description of what it feels like to have Alzheimer's, it rambled too much and the time line was off or repeated. Pretty sure it was self-published and could have used a good editor. It did make for a great discussion, though, so glad we read it.

 
Dramatic, Addictive, Interesting
Can't understand why it is a bestseller

No character in this book was likable. Which shouldn't matter, but in some books you still understand and champion unlikable characters. Also jumped around and was hard to follow. I suspect that was the intent, but it wasn't an enjoyable or satisfying read in our opinion.

The Hard Truth About Sunshine by Sawyer Bennett, S. Bennett
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
Great book for a book club

We received this book for our club. Seldom do we all love a book, but we agreed on this one. Although there is a little bit of "willing suspension of disbelief" needed, the characters were alive and well written. We became invested in each person's story. Plus we all felt we learned a lot about how to treat others, especially veterans. All in all a very worthwhile read.

The Butterfly Room by Riley Lucinda
 
Book Club Recommended
Optimistic, Dramatic, Interesting
Interesting Plot

This was my first time reading this author and I'm a fan. Butterfly Room packs a number of subplots into one story, which kept me reading. Although some of it needed a bit of "willing suspension of disbelief," it wasn't so far-fetched that I didn't enjoy it thoroughly. In my book discussion there were comments about how Posy could have not understood some things. True, but there are people who go through life never looking very deeply and Posy did have so many trials to deal with that compartmentalization was necessary. Well-written.
I did receive this book for free from NetGalley through BookMovement in return for joining the book discussion and writing a review.

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