Monthly Archives: January 2019

“Love and Ruin” by Paula McLain

This book is about Martha Gellhorn, the third wife of Ernest Hemingway.  (The same author also wrote “The Paris Wife”, which was about Hadley Richardson, Hemingway’s first wife).   Martha Gellhorn was an author and well-known war correspondent in her own … Continue reading

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“A Delicate Touch” by Stuart Woods

I have learned to consider the author’s novels as being written tongue in cheek, as they are so unrealistic, the reader needs to suspend belief in the plot. With this in mind, the current story involves attorney Stone Barrington who … Continue reading

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“Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty

Nine individuals check in to a health retreat advertising a 10-day program that will transform their lives. What follows is a combination of new age theory with avant-garde yet illegal activities. It took me a while buy in to the … Continue reading

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“The Secrets Between Us” by Thrity Umrigar

This book follows the same theme as one of Umrigar’s previous novels, “The Space Between Us”. Both books are powerful stories about the vast differences in living conditions between the “haves” and the “have-nots” that are still present in India … Continue reading

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“Feared” by Lisa Scottoline

  The plot of this novel involves a group of 3 women who are partners in a law firm. The women are sued for reverse discrimination by 3 men who submitted resumes for a job at the firm. When the … Continue reading

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“Becoming” by Michelle Obama

I very rarely read memoirs but my interest in learning more about a woman whom I deeply respect prompted my desire to read her book. She is an engaging story teller and I enjoyed learning how her life journey shaped … Continue reading

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“The Girl They Left Behind” by Roxanne Veletzos

Based on a true story, this is a fictionalized account of the life of a 3-year-old girl who is left in Romania by her Jewish parents who are fleeing persecution. She is adopted by a Romanian couple and the family’s … Continue reading

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“The Clockmaker’s Daughter” by Kate Morton

It took me a while to get into this novel, but I’m glad I plowed through the beginning. The plots jumps between different decades as the mystery revolving around a death in a cottage in the English countryside is unraveled. … Continue reading

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“Beauchamp Hall” by Danielle Steele

This plot of this quick, light read involves a young woman who after finding her best friend in bed with a boyfriend, travels to England to watch the filming of her favorite TV series. The story continues as she lands … Continue reading

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“Target: Alex Cross” by James Patterson

Alex Cross is recruited to investigate the assassination of the President of the US and several other high several other high ranking government officials. This was a typical action packed Patterson book, but the plot was so unrealistic that the … Continue reading

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