Monthly Archives: July 2019

“The Stars Are Fire” by Anita Shreve

This book is historical fiction.  The historical aspect concerns the devastating fires that ravaged a large portion of the coast of Maine in 1947.  Superimposed on this story is the fictionalized tale of a young mother who saves her two … Continue reading

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“Lost and Found” by Danielle Steel

This latest novel from Danielle Steel is too predictable. A woman’s fall from a ladder and subsequent broken ankle, prompts her to reevaluate her life. She reconnects with her children, meets the important men in her past and finds a … Continue reading

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“The Girl From Berlin” by Ronald Balson

This novel has two interconnected plot lines. In the current time period, an American attorney and her detective husband are asked by a friend to travel to Italy in an attempt to prevent the eviction of an elderly woman from … Continue reading

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“The Editor” by Steven Rowley

As aspiring young writer looking for an editor, is taken under the wing of f0rmer First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis,  who not only befriends him and helps hm to finish his novel, but also successfully encourages him to repair his … Continue reading

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“Time After Time” by Lisa Grunwald

Two young people meet in Grand Central Terminal in 1937 and fall in love- Joe works at the terminal, and Nora has just returned from a year spent abroad. Nothing about this romance is as it seems, as Nora can … Continue reading

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“The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters” by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger

Who wasn’t lured by the myth of Camelot of the Kennedy years and the glamour of the President’s wife and her attractive sister? They dominated the news, tabloid magazines, and gossip columns for most of their adult lives. This insider’s … Continue reading

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“Unsolved” by James Patterson and Daniel Ellis

This latest novel from Patterson/Ellis is much better than the average Patterson book. An FBI agent being investigated for leaking info to the press is obsessed with finding a serial killer targeting the homeless and elderly. There were many twists … Continue reading

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“The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskens

In this book a college student, Joe, is given an assignment to interview a senior citizen.  He chooses Carl, a convicted murderer, who has been transferred to a nursing home because he is dying of cancer.  Carl insists he is … Continue reading

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“Skin Game” by Stuart Woods

Former spy Teddy Fay is contacted by the current CIA director Lance Cabot and ordered to seek out a mole in the CIA Paris office. Fay’s investigation uncovers a terrorist plot, which of course, he then handles. The story is … Continue reading

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“Becoming” by Michelle Obama

This is an interesting and informative tale of Michelle Obama’s life from childhood through, and beyond, her reign as FLOTUS, including the challenges she and her children faced as the nation’s first black family.  A must-read for all contemporary history … Continue reading

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