Adult Fiction book review

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah is a fabulous choice for historical fiction fans or any fiction readers. Set during World War II in and around war ravaged Paris, it is a story which alternates between two sisters and what they each must endure to survive the war. Older sister Vianne and her young daughter Sophie… Continue reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

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I Was Here by Gayle Forman

I Was Here is a new YA book that will be published Tuesday, January 27, 2015. I enjoyed this book, much more than Forman's If I Stay and Where She Went books. The book brings a serious and often overlooked issue on the subject of suicide to light. I can't spell it out because of… Continue reading I Was Here by Gayle Forman

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Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway is a YA novel that is set to be published 6/23/15. Wow! I absolutely loved it. It packed a powerful punch of emotions, especially at the end. As a Mom reading it, I totally cried. Emmy & Oliver have been best friends and next door neighbors since they were… Continue reading Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

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A Fifty Year Silence by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

I really enjoyed this book. It was in part a memoir and also in part a diary of the author's historical journey to discover the details of her grandparent's relationship during World War II. The author was never sure why; but her grandparents had not spoken to each other in 50 years. She decides to… Continue reading A Fifty Year Silence by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

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The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

This is a brand new and refreshing YA (young adult) novel which was published today, 1/13/15. It was certainly a nice break from all the post-apocalyptic YA fiction that is constantly being published. This novel, which takes place in modern day, reminded me of a teen version of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code because it… Continue reading The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

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The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly

  I absolutely loved this fast-paced action thriller. I had never read anything by Matthew Reilly prior to this, but now I think I will go check out some of his other novels. It reminded me quite a bit of my favorite author, James Rollins', books. The story line is incredibly creative and interesting. It… Continue reading The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly

Adult Fiction book review

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

I absolutely loved this book. I will admit that the first few chapters started a bit slow for me, but then it picked up the pace very quickly. Maddie, the main character, is a wealthy American housewife and newlywed in a loveless marriage. She has an overbearing,  controlling, and at times verbally abusive husband. Her… Continue reading At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen