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Thunder And Rain

Thunder And Rain Loved this great story by Charles Martin, and I thought I would remind you about him as he has a new book coming out in September.  In this novel Texas Ranger Tyler Steele is a modern day cowboy raising his son without his troubled wife.  Along comes Sam and Hope, in need…

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Call The Midwife – Shadows Of The Workhouse

Call The Midwife – Shadows Of The Workhouse I didn’t realize this was part of a trilogy when I picked up this book.  The television series is fantastic and I knew I would enjoy this story about the workhouses in the 1950’s.  If you are a fan of the show, you will love this book…

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Never Too Late Your Roadmap To Reinvention

Listen In To An Interview With Claire Cook Another great Claire Cook,  but, “Never Too Late – Your Roadmap To Reinvention (without getting lost along the way)” is not fiction.  It is a well-known fact that in Cook’s novels, the women are all about looking at, and then, changing parts of their lives.  In her…

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Fireworks Over Toccoa

Fireworks Over Toccoa What a beautiful debut novel by Jeffrey Stepakoff. Lily marries just days before her husband is off to fight in World War II. The story picks up as he and others are returning home.  A celebration with fireworks is planned, and Lily meets Jake Russo, the designer of the fireworks for the…

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Seagrass Pier

Seagrass Pier In Colleen Coble’s latest, Elin, a young heart transplant patient begins to remember the murder of her heart’s donor – that is where the suspense comes in as the killer begins to hunt her down.  Her heart is also involved in another matter as she reconnects with her daughter’s father, whom she has…

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The Best Of Me

The Best of Me Nicholas Sparks told me he doesn’t write about “romance”, he writes about “love”, and that he does!  Everyone who enjoys a good love story will enjoy “The Best of Me”.    Sparks explores the question of “what if” with characters Amanda and Dawson, who fell in love in high school, went their…

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The Hurricane Sisters

The Hurricane Sisters Dorothea Benton Frank takes readers to the Lowcountry of South Carolina once again with her latest, “The Hurricane Sisters”.    Three generations of women explore a variety of troubles as they work to get by, forgive, and renew their lives and friendships.  I love the southern flavor of Frank’s writings; the humor is…

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The Mountain Between Us

The Mountain Between Us This was the book that introduced me to Charles Martin’s writing.  (then I continued to read all his novels!)  A wonderful story of love and survival, The Mountain Between Us, follows two people who have just met, whose flight was cancelled as they try to reach their destination.   A charter plane…

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Wedding Belles

Wedding Belles The Red Hat Club is at it again, and this time weddings, daughters, and “belles” are all part of the fun.  Georgia, Linda, Diane, Teeny and Pru have been best friends forever, and when Georgia’s 28 year old daughter wants to marry her father’s best friend, Wade, the women face the situation as…

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Where We Belong

Where We Belong Loved this book from the very beginning.  We meet Marian from the age of 18 to 36 – dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, the decisions and repercussions that follow.  Meet Kirby at age 18 as she works to find her place in the world dealing with peers, boys, and what to do…

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