This was a good read because you really don’t know exactly what happened the night of the crime until the end! The author gives you glimpses of what happened so you start to piece things together but this page-turner has … Continue reading →
Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn … Continue reading →
I finally finished! This was a LONG book that took me a long time to get into. I’m used to chomping through a book in a few days but this one took me well over a week partly because it … Continue reading →
This USA Today article includes an app called Goodreads which I tried out on the ipad. Very quick and easy to download and the app is FREE! It is a good place to find some new and interesting books. I find that just one person’s rating on a book is not so useful though.
Did you know you can go to my blog and rate the books that are there? The more people who rate the books, I think, the better picture you get of the overall satisfaction that book will bring you!
This is the story of Lily Owens whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed.
When Lily’s fierce-hearted black “stand-in mother,” Rosaleen, insults three of the town’s most vicious racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolina—a town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. There they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters who introduce Lily to a mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household. This is a great read about female strength and the power of love.
Reminded me a little of The Help which was another book I loved:
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This was a total summer read! It was pretty mindless but a nice story. I was surprised that Jackie was an army nurse and had been stationed in Afghanistan until her husband died fighting a fire. Annie, her mother, was a bit much but she was supposed to be dramatic. At one point Annie reminded me of my mother when she complained, “I’m so sick of all this www dot stuff!” I guess you knew pretty much what would happen in the end. A good summer read!
Here are some other books by Dorothea Benton Frank:
Can anyone make any recommendations on any of these?