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

This is a book you can't put down once you have started it. I love how the author intertwines the characters and then pulls the storylines together and brings closure at the end. I definitely recommend to other book clubs.

 
Book Club Recommended
Final Sentence

A great whodunnit. This book reads smoothly and keeps you guessing to the very end.

Necessary Lies: A Novel by Diane Chamberlain
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Dramatic
Necessary Lies

This was a most enlightening fiction concerning a very real part of North Carolina's history. Author did a fantastic job with developing characters and viewpoints. We enjoyed it very much.

The Prisoner of Heaven: A Novel by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
 
Book Club Recommended
Dark
The Prisoner of Heaven

It is not necessary to have read Zafron's two previous books in this group called the Cemetary of Forgotten Books, as they stand alone. However, the mystery and intrigue are so addictive that I stopped reading when I had 10 more pages to go because I didn't want the story to end. It doesn't really end as there is plenty yet for Zafron to put into another novel. You will love the characters Daniel and Fermin. You will exclaim aloud at the twists and turns in this novel Happy reading!

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Addictive, Dramatic
Big Little Lies

This is a book that makes you marvel at the author's ability to weave a story that is compelling and mysterious. Liane Moriarty doesn't fail to produce page-turners.

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Insightful, Interesting
Predictable love story

I love Anna Quindlen but this story was really predictable--still worth the read though.

 
Book Club Recommended
Slow, Interesting, Insightful
beautifully written

This book is so eloquently written, I was so sorry to see it end. Beautiful descriptions. Articulate conversations. I wish we spoke as well in this day and age.

 
Book Club Recommended
Addictive, Dramatic, Adventurous
page turner

I couldn't put this book down. I feel as if I am a slow reader but I read this book in one day. It is very nicely written and the suspense stays with you from beginning to end. A must read for mystery lovers!

A Gentleman in Moscow by AMOR TOWLES
 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Brilliant, Insightful
A Gentleman for all time......

A most eloquently written work of literature. I did not want the book to end. Each page is beautifully written. I can't recommend this book often enough. A true work of art in language.

Almost Missed You: A Novel by Jessica Strawser
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Boring
Loses momentum

The deep dark secrets turn out not to be so deep and dark but rather troubles people normally go through. It wasn't the huge surprise drama that I thought it would be. The ending sort of petered out....although it left room for a sequel.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
Painful subject.

I found this subject rather hard to read about. The author does such a wonderful job recreating the children's experience that I often had to put the book down and walk away. Knowing that this place actually existed and that these children were treated in this way was disturbing. Lisa Wingate tackles a difficult subject with a well written novel.

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Life Changing, Informative
Award winning for a reason!

It's hard to believe that Emma Healey is a young woman. She captures what it must be like to live with Alzheimers in such a way that you believe you are the main character with all the confusion and sudden awareness of an actual person with dementia. Wonderful job and worthy of the Costa award.

Promise: A Novel by Minrose Gwin
 
Book Club Recommended
Addictive, Informative, Brilliant
Could not put down

Someone should have tackled this event long ago. The 1936 tornado of Tupelo, Miss. This book follows two families in the aftermath: one white and one black. Very compelling read. I could not put this book down and would recommend for all socially conscious book groups.

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Addictive
Could not put down

This was a spy novel to read in one day as the suspense is overwhelming. Very well written with a cast of characters that you will think about long after the book is finished.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting
a slow beginning

This book was very slow in the beginning but I am glad that I stuck with it. Very deep thoughts about what we bring into our lives from our parents and grandparents. The second half of the book was riveting as we race toward answers to questions the first half of the book raises.

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