Friday, June 24, 2016

Here's to Us

Title: Here's to Us
Author: Elin Hilderbrand

This book is about a family reunion of sorts, when the characters gather to remember their Dad, husband, and friend after he passes away.

Fiction; rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by Donna S.

Blueprints

Title: Blueprints
Author: Barbara Delinsky

This book follows a mother and daughter who are both in a home improvement TV show, both as hosts and carpenter and architect. We follow their lives as part of the show, as well as their family lives. It is a great story about family dynamics and "girl power".

Fiction; rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by Donna S.

A Lowcountry Wedding

Title: A Lowcountry Wedding
Author: Mary Alice Monroe

     This book follows the lives of the girls from the previous Lowcountry Summer Girls series. We follow them as they prepare to get married and all the ups and downs that go along with that journey.
     Previous books are: (in order)
1. The Summer Girls
2. The Summer Wind
3. The Summer's End
and finally
4. A Lowcountry Wedding

Fiction; rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by Donna S.

On My Own

Title: On My Own
Author: Diane Rehm

A deeply personal and well-written memoir . . . the author, a beloved NPR radio commentator, retells the long "downward slide" of her husband, as he fights the effects of Parkinson's disease. He passes away and the second half of her book recounts her daily struggle to find meaning and happiness in her new life without him.

Non-Fiction; rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by E. Feynman

First Life

Title: First Life
Author: Gena Showalter

A classic story about the conflict between choosing a path that"s "right" for you or following your heart. It is set in a fantasy world where two realms battle for  your soul. The protagonist, Ten, is also caught between two young men. The sequel, Lifeblood, comes out in February 2017. 

YA Fiction; rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by Amanda L.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sea Escape

Title: Sea Escape
Author: Lynne Griffin

Laura finds letters from her father - while he was working in Vietnam. Letters reveal many family secrets!

Fiction; rated 4 out of 5.
Reviewed by Pat S.

Eyes Only

Title: Eyes Only
Author: Fern Michaels

I like Fern Michaels but this book was a little drawn out. Was repetitive so not a great rating.

Fiction; rated 2 out of 5.
Reviewed by Rosemarie Parthe