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The Children Act by Ian McEwan
 
Informative, Insightful, Interesting
The Children Act

I LIKED the book. I didn't LOVE the book. It was interesting reading about the court cases, but the overall theme of the book was not very realistic. We were able to discuss it, but the questions were pretty shallow and the book club questions for this were pretty simple and everyone had the same answers. For book club, I like a book that incites pros and cons and lively disagreements. This book did not do that.

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

I LOVED this book and could hardly put it down! Read it in 2 days. The characters are all very compelling. You feel as if you you are right there with them, feeling what they are feeling and thinking. It makes you question your own survival abilities, your compassion and your bravery under unfathomable circumstances. I highly recommend this book! Warning...keep the tissues handy!

Lilac Girls: A Novel by Martha Hall Kelly
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Inspiring
Lilac Girls

This book was very hard to put down! The writing was excellent, bringing you right into the lives these people were experiencing. I felt that I was right there. The way the author divided this story by the 3 main characters, going back and forth, was a great way to keep up with all of them within the same time frame. I would highly recommend this book! Pretty graphic but for those who want to know more about the Holocaust it is a must read!

The Housemaid's Daughter by Barbara Mutch
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Interesting
The Housemaids Daughter

This book was a great look into the race relations of their time and the characters were so believable to me. The relationship between Ada, the main character, and Madam was something that I believe may have happened, tho maybe not in the same capacity, more than we believed, and was a life raft in the muddy waters of bigotry. If I had a complaint about the book it would be the time lapses that had us jumping too far ahead, missing the events in those time periods. All in all though, I liked the book and it made me want to research more about apartheid.

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Informative, Brilliant
Salt to the Sea

This book was so well written! Loved how she told it from each characters perspective. The characters were each well defined and in turn loved, hated, liked, pitied and detested.

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