Wishing our readers a Merry Christmas and for those that don’t celebrate Christmas, Happy Holidays!
We hope that you have a wonderful holiday.
This year we will be in our new home and hosting an Italian Christmas! I am looking forward to catching up with family and getting stuffed on antipasto, lasagna, meatballs and sausages, and some yummy desserts. 🙂 Continue reading “Happy Holidays!”→
Please join us in reading The Stars Are on Fire by Anita Shreve for our suggested monthly read!
We will be reviewing the book along with our monthly book club discussion questions for December 31st, 2017.
In October 1947, after a summer-long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are soon racing out of control from town to village.
Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband, Gene, joins the volunteer firefighters. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie’s two young children, Grace watches helplessly as their houses burn to the ground, the flames finally forcing them all into the ocean as a last resort. Continue reading “The Stars Are Fire By Anita Shreve”→
The Grey sisters have always been close. After their mother’s death, the girls banded together, becoming best friends. Their stern, disapproving father cares less about his children than about his reputation. To Henry Grey, appearances are everything, and years later, he still demands that his daughters reflect his standing in the community.
Winona, the oldest, needs her father’s approval most of all. An overweight bookworm who never felt at home on the sprawling horse ranch that has been in her family for three generations, she knows that she doesn’t have the qualities her father values. But as the best lawyer in town, she’s determined to someday find a way to prove her worth to him. Continue reading “True Colors Book Review”→
1. Do you feel, after reading this book, that most people hide their “True Colors” in order not to hurt the feelings of other people?
2.Do you feel you know the “True Colors” of your own family members and close friends and do you question them in your own mind? Do you ever question your own “True Colors” and do you want to change your life at times to improve your opinions of other people? Continue reading “True Colors Book Club Discussion Questions”→
Being on the Murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she’s there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she’s getting close to the breaking point.
Their new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers’ quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty, groomed to a shine, and dead in her catalogue-perfect living room, next to a table set for a romantic dinner. There’s nothing unusual about her—except that Antoinette’s seen her somewhere before. Continue reading “The Trespasser Book Review”→
Please join us in reading True Colorsby Kristin Hannah for our suggested monthly read!
We will be reviewing True Colors along with our book club discussion questions for November 30, 2017.
True Colors is New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah’s most provocative, compelling, and heart-wrenching story yet. With the luminous writing and unforgettable characters that are her trademarks, she tells the story of three sisters whose once-solid world is broken apart by jealousy, betrayal, and the kind of passion that rarely comes along.
The Grey sisters have always been close. After their mother’s death, the girls banded together, becoming best friends. Their stern, disapproving father cares less about his children than about his reputation. To Henry Grey, appearances are everything, and years later, he still demands that his daughters reflect his standing in the community. Continue reading “True Colors by Kristin Hannah”→
The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane: Book Review by Dinh.
In their remote Chinese mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations – until a stranger appears at the village in a jeep, the first automobile any of the villagers has ever seen.
1.The book starts off in 1988 with First Brother’s recounting his dream and A-ma saying “No coincidence, no story”. What are the main coincidences in The Tea Girl of HummingBird Lane? Were these coincidences believable? How did these events shape your expectations of the story?