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вторник, 31 мая 2011 г.

Susan Isaacs “Long Time No See”

When a local housewife and a former investment broker is missing and then found dead in her covered swimming pool months later, the police as rule suspect the husband. His father wants to clear his son’s name. He asks Judith Springer who is now a widow and still a detective for her help in solving the crime. This brings Nelson Sharpe, now in Special Investigations, back into her life and her investigation.
I really enjoyed this book and kept on reading until I finished the book.
I highly recommend the book as a good summer reading mystery.

понедельник, 30 мая 2011 г.

Barbara Delinsky “The Woman Next Door”

Delinsky does a good job. The characters are wonderful and the plot definitely realistic. I love the way she writes about real people with real problems, real emotions, and real solutions. In this novel, we meet four women who live next door to each other. One of them is the rich, young, widow who is pregnant by an unknown lover. Naturally, all the other three women suspect their husband of being the father. Each marriage is under just enough stress. The reader will try to guess who is truly the father of this woman's child. At the end her child's father is revealed and is quite a surprise……

Once you start this book, you will not want to put it down.

понедельник, 23 мая 2011 г.

Nicholas Sparks “A Bend in the Road”

“A Bend in the Road” is a story of true love.
Miles Ryan and his wife Missy were young sweethearts, they married and had a beautiful boy named Jonah. Missy spent her days caring for her son while waiting for Miles to return home from his duty as a sheriff's deputy. The Ryans' were devoted to each other. Missy was killed by a hit and run driver. Two years later, Miles has tried to move on, but reminders of Missy are everywhere. When Sarah comes into his life. He finally learns to love again and move past all the horrible things in his life until he learns who the driver of the car is…..

четверг, 19 мая 2011 г.

Ken Follett's "Jackdaws"

I enjoyed this book. I don't think I have read a Ken Follett book before.
It was intriguing fast moving and kept my interest.
It reads like a movie, it's entertaining, and it's a bit suspenseful. This is the story of Flick, a female British spy in occupied France throughout WWII. Ken Follett is the rare spy novelist whose female characters are as strong as his males. Follett’s thriller is Intelligent.
A good read, it's easy reading and the kind of book that's good for passing the time.

среда, 18 мая 2011 г.

Billie Letts “Where the Heart Is”

In her book “Where the Heart Is” Billie Letts takes her reader to the heartland of America where people live simply, care deeply and love completely.
Novalee is seventeen, seven months pregnant and on her way to California with her boyfriend. Now she finds herself stranded at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah with $7.77 in change. Dut Novalee is about to discover hidden treasures in this small town.
This story is about real human life and survival. This book is a light read, with easy humor. It's a friendship story and a love story, that showcases the goodness of people.
"Where The Heart Is" is a wonderful book, can be read, understood, and loved by the whole family!

четверг, 12 мая 2011 г.

Charles Johnson “Middle Passage”

Middle Passage is a 1990 historical novel by Charles R. Johnson about the final voyage of an illegal American slave ship. The novel shows a personal and historical perspective on the illegal slave trade in the United States. We are introduced to the protagonist Rutherford Calhoun, a fascinating character who is a freed slave that ends up on the ship basically by accident as he flees to avoid a forced marriage to his impatient girlfriend. During the voyage, Rutherford becomes humbled, learning lessons that teach him to value and respect humanity which includes identification with his own country, America.
Great story which treats a difficult subject in an unusual and entertaining way. At times funny, at times heartbreaking, but always engrossing. Full of irony.

пятница, 6 мая 2011 г.

Steven Millhauser “Martin Dressler”

Martin Dressler is a young man at the turn of the twentieth century with big ideas and dreams. Starting as a cigar boy in his father’s shop, Martin Dressler, the son of an immigrant, goes to work as a bellboy in a Manhattan hotel. He begins to realize his dreams, moving up first in the hotel's chain of command and then moving out on his own as an owner first of a cigar stand, then restaurants, then grander and grander hotels.
This book is about the energy of New York, the drive to achieve a dream, the power of the
imagination. The descriptions of New York city and some of the groundbreaking innovations at the turn of the century were wonderful.
One of the few Pulitzer Prize-winning novels that I thought was truly worthy of a Pulitzer

This is clearly and elegantly written