Monday, July 25, 2016

The Mistletoe Inn

Title: The Mistletoe Inn
Author: Richard Paul Evans

     A great love story as only Richard Paul Evans can write. "The best years of our lives are ahead of us" -- a nice thought when you have been through struggles, heartache, sickness or death of a loved. one.

Fiction; rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by Mary Cioffi

Race

Title: Race (DVD)

     The true story of Jesse Owens who against all odds goes to the Berlin Olympics in 1936 and wins several gold medals for the USA team. The movie keeps your interest from beginning to end and the actor portraying Jesse does a wonderful job. It is a story of true courage and very inspiring.

Rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by Anonymous

Friday, July 22, 2016

Going Home

Title: Going Home
Author: Wanda Brunstetter

     Faith leaves her Amish home to be an entertainer. Now widowed and with no money she comes back home to her Amish family with her daughter. She meets Noah who she knows from her childhood. Her plan is to return to the English world and resume being an entertainer while leaving her daughter with her parents. Does she have enough love for daughter to stay? Can she make a relationship with Noah as her faith in God is weak.
     Excellent book.

Fiction; rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by Susan Roth

I Just Want You to Know

Title: I Just Want You to Know: Letters to my Kids on Love, Faith and Family.
Author: Kate Gosselin

     She describes her life with her twins and sextuplets. From scheduling, to faith, to accepting help, to having a reality show, to how to protect her children from the fame of the show. To how they're all different. To the things she wants them to have by having those exact traits (belief in God, hardworking, being honest, etc.
     Loved it.

Non-Fiction; rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by Susan Roth

Kris Jenner: . . . and All Things Kardashian

Title: Kris Jenner: . . .  and All Things Kardashian
Author: Kris Jenner

     I'm really glad I read this book. I always thought Kris Jenner was a controlling, conceited woman. She describes her early days growing up, marrying Robert Kardashian, having his children, divorcing him and why, marrying Bruce Jenner, having his two daughters, starting the TV show Keeping up with the Kardashians, Robert Kardashian's death and her father's, Nicole Simpson's death and OJ's trial, and managing all her children's businesses that came from the TV show. She really has a love for her family.
     Loved it.

Non-Fiction; rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by Susan Roth

A Summer in Sonoma

Title: A Summer in Sonoma
Author: Robyn Carr

     A story about four women. Cassie is single and looking to get married. Julie and her husband are in debt and it's destroying their marriage. Marty's husband is no longer romantic and takes her for granted. Beth is a single doctor swearing to stay single after a lot of bad relationships and having cancer. Their friendships get them through.

Fiction; rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by Susan Roth

Blue Skies

Title: Blue Skies
Author: Robyn Carr

     Nikki has been through a divorce and now finds herself a widow. You get to meet her "sexy" friend Dixie and Carlisle who is gay. She now has two teenagers, her children. All three go to Vegas and work at a new airline. Relationships, personal problems and life situation cause them to make life changing decisions. Do they find love and are they all happy about the choices they make?
     Loved it.

Fiction; rated 4 out of 5.
Reviewed by Susan Roth