Category Archives: Adult

Home Safe by: Elizabeth Berg

Home Safe

I have a collection of books by Elizabeth Berg that I have read many years ago and loved.  On a recent trip to buy some books, I came across an Elizabeth Berg book called Never Change and purchased it.  At work one day this week, I needed to borrow another audiobook from Overdrive because I had just finished the previous one.  I couldn’t remember the name of the book I had just purchased but knew it was a two word title.  I was convinced this was it, so I downloaded it.  What a pleasant mistake!

This audio book is read by the author (my favorite situation) and the story touched my heart so deeply from the very beginning.  I feel confident in saying that this book is one of my favorites that I have read this year if not the BEST of the year!

I loved every character in this story and will definitely re-read this book, and I don’t do that!  Helen is very down to earth and Tess, her daughter, is a typical daughter who tries to minimize her mother’s involvement in her life.  I absolutely loved this book and encourage you all to read it.

I should probably tell you that I already own a copy of Never Change and know just purchased Home Safe to add to my shelves.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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Maeve’s Times: In Her Own Words by: Maeve Binchy

Maeve's Times

After Maeve passed away, her husband gathered a collection of her articles from the Irish Times and had them published into this book.  I was and still am a huge fan of Maeve Binchy.  Her writing was unlike anything I had ever read before and her story telling abilities were bar none.

I listened to this on audio book and found that it was read by her daughter with the same strong Irish accent that I believe Maeve had.  It was as if I was listening to her.  Each of these stories were articles that she had written and published in the Irish Times.  There was no continuous theme except that they are painstakingly honest.

I found myself nodding my head in agreement and laughing at some of the stories.  I did enjoy it but I know that if I had read it, I may have enjoyed it more.  Short stories and/or articles are difficult to listen to.  It is much better, for me anyway, to listen to a complete story.  That being said, her writing was true to that of her full length novels.

I gave this book 4 crowns.

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Dead Letters by: Caite Dolan-Leach

Dead Letters

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Her Last Breath by: J.A. Schneider

Her Last Breath

(Detective Kerri Blasco Book 2)

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My Review:

I guess I didn’t pay attention to the fact that this is the second book in a series when I requested it for review.  The good news:  it doesn’t read like a series because the series itself is about the detective.  Each case is different.

Yet another psychological thriller for me this month and it was so good.  I flew through the pages of this book and tried to figure out what the heck was going on.  I was hit with a twist at the end again.  You would think that with all of the thrillers that I read, I would be able to determine at least some of what the conclusion will be, but nope.  I guess that’s a good thing though.

I really enjoyed the story line and liked the characters.  I dislike the cover though.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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I received this E-ARC from the publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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The Girl from Yesterday by: Kathryn Miller Haines

The Girl from Yesterday Publication Date: April 17, 2017

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Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride by: Lucy Knisley

Something New

I am still not into graphic novels like a lot of readers are.  However, I love Lucy Knisley’s writing and drawing style.  This is her latest book and it takes us through the year of prepping for her wedding day.

There is a lot DIY-ing and momzilla of the bride moments from this book and it was hilarious.  Her illustrations and coloring are incredible and a pleasure to look at.  I have read a majority of her work and have enjoyed it all.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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The only I graphic novel I enjoyed was Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley.  Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

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The Night the Lights Went Out by: Karen White

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I gave this book 4 crowns.

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