Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Review: More Than You Know

More Than You Know More Than You Know by Nan Rossiter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This heart warming story is a perfect read for a cold night by the fire... well the cold is here and I wish I had a fire to sit by. One out of two... not bad! This beautiful story is about three sisters who recently lost their loving mother. While packing her belongings; they come across a document left by her in which she tells them about a secret she kept from them. This book is beautifully written and all the characters are well defined. I enjoyed it!

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Review: Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska Looking for Alaska by John Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Interesting book about a teenager boy who decides to attend the same boarding school his dad attended and how he makes new friends who will change his life. The book was nicely written enough, but the story was too young for my taste and maybe a bit to short too. I finished the book because that was the only thing I had to read on my business trip. It kept me company between flights. :)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Review: Somewhere in France

Somewhere in France Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am really liking historical novels these days. I used to avoid them because I thought they would be depressing. Although some parts can be hard to read because of the "not so pretty" components of the war, there are always elements of hope, courage and self-sacrifice that overshadow the bad. Somewhere in France is a well written novel about the first World War. The story follows the daughter of an English Earl who steps out of her comfort zone to join the war efforts; and of a Scottish surgeon with whom she falls in love. They are both shipped somewhere in France and work side by side in a war hospital. Lili is bright, quick on her feet and good hearted. Robby is of common birth, but has a noble heart and performs his duties with utmost dedication. Although their relationship has all the ups and downs that are to be expected of a war romance novel; the author succeeded to keep the flow of the story interesting and time accurate.

Somewhere in France is a great read.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Review: The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I recently read a book from Vanessa Diffenbaugh entitled "We Never Asked for Wings" and read in many of its reviews that her first book was a better read. I like Vanessa's writing style and thought that it would be worth reading her first book to see if it was true. It definitely was! What a wonderful story of human struggles, love and forgiveness. It was touching and thought provoking. I found myself so many time feeling the characters' emotions and wanting to help them. The Language of Flowers is beautifully written and inspired me to know more about the language of flowers. I think I will start leaving SPIDER FLOWER in the house... that might inspire my love to elope one day! :)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Review: See Me by Nicholas Sparks

See MeSee Me by Nicholas Sparks
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It was a good love story, as expected from any Nicholas Sparks books. I find it hard to believe that someone with Colin's past could change this much. I know that people can change, but the reality is that the bad in real people has a nasty habit to creep back to the surface eventually. But like in all Nicholas Sparks' stories, the main character's dark side has been conquered and the true hero shines bright in the end. This is a good light read and I am looking forward to see the movie.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Review: Grey by E.L. James

Grey (Fifty Shades, #4)Grey by E.L. James
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I am the dedicated reader who must read all the books in a series. I thought that maybe by rewriting the first book in the point of view of another persona that would have given the author an opportunity to write a better story than the first time. NOPE! That did not happen, it was the same, if not worse. I will break my rule and not read any other books in this series if more are to come.

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