Fourteen by Leslie Johansen Nack

Happy April and Easter, With longer spring days it can be hard to sit still and read.  A lounge chair, reading sunglasses and a glass of ice tea is in the future for me if I want to actually finish a book. Book club recently picked and read Fourteen by Leslie Johansen Nack; one of our members knows the author and Leslie agreed to join us at our book club meeting for our discussion. It made for an exciting and very interesting evening. Fourteen is the perfect summer read.  Leslie tells her story of trials, adventure, survival and coming of age
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Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

From the moment I read A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, I was completely hooked on his books.  The characters in his books are quirky, unique and very loveable. Britt-Marie is a complicated woman; she too is quirky. She was introduced in his book titled My Grandmother Told Me to Tell You She’s Sorry.  In this book Britt-Marie is cranky, a bit of a nag, obsessive-compulsive, nosy and she follows the rules exactly and is frustrated when others don’t do as she expects.
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Blue by Danielle Steel

Good morning, If you are part of the Goodreads community and you set a goal for how many books you are going to read this year, how is it going?  If you aren’t a part of Goodreads, but set a personal goal, I hope you are doing well and reading some great books. Normally I’m so good to keep up with Danielle Steel books; and read them as soon as they are released.  Having gotten behind and now I am trying to catch up, but there are so many good books on my to read list, it’s hard to pick what’s
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See Me by Nicholas Sparks

Happy Valentines Day!  I hope you all are having a special day. In honor of Valentines Day I was excited to share a new romance novel with you, but surprisingly See Me by Nicholas Sparks is more thriller than romance.  Nicholas Sparks books seem to grab me and not let me go until I finish the last sentence on the last page.  This book grabbed me from the first sentence of the first chapter and still hasn’t let go. The cover of the book shows a deserted beach in the background and 3 dead yellow roses laying in the sand, hmmm,
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Shadow of a Century, An Irish Love Story by Jean Grainger

Have you ever picked a book to read simply because you loved the cover? I love book covers and have certainly picked a book based on what the cover tells me.  The problem with reading on an E-reader is when you open a new book, it goes straight to the first chapter.  Next time you start a book or buy a book from your E-reader, go to the cover and appreciate the artwork and the story it tells. When book club chose Shadow of a Century, I was ready to dig in.  The cover intrigues me, whose hand is holding the pen?
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The Whiskey Sea by Ann Howard Creel

We have had so much rain in So. Cal, which we need, so I’m not complaining.  It also makes for a great reading day.  Sunday, it was pouring and I had nowhere to be, it made for the perfect day to carve out some time to finish The Whiskey Sea. I stumbled on this book and the title intrigued me, as did the cover.  The first page reeled me in and I was hooked.  A woman is in the water, gasping for air, drowning.  What is her story?
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Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas season and a Happy New Years celebration. Did you find time over the holidays to carve out some peaceful time to curl up with a good book? I hope so. Surprisingly, I did, looking for a fun read after a bit of a rough year and crazy holiday season.  I chose another Danielle Steel book off of my list of her books I haven’t read, getting a little behind.  Property of a Noblewoman was a great book and is one of my favorites.  A little different than her other
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Christmas at the Hummingbird House by Donna Ball

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays or Happy Hanukkah, whichever you may celebrate.  My wish for you is a peaceful holiday season with friends or family. If you have time to sneak away to a quiet corner with a cup of tea, coffee or even a glass of wine during the holiday season to lose yourself in a great book; I want to recommend Christmas at the Hummingbird House by Donna Ball.  The story is so much fun and shows us to stop amidst the chaos and find the magic of the holidays.
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Undercover, A Novel by Danielle Steel

Good morning, December is flying by too, and Christmas is coming fast.  I have read some great books this year, and then there is always a dud or two thrown into the mix, but it is all good.  I hope you have read some you love and they are still with you long after the book has been finished and closed.  Please feel free to share some of your favorites, I’m always looking for a great book. After reading a few fantastic books that were deep and heavy it was time for some fun reading, so bring on another Danielle
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