DINNER AT THE HOMESICK RESTAURANT

DINNER AT THE HOMESICK RESTAURANT

I found this story spellbinding – it was especially about two brothers who could have not been more different.  Ezra is laid back and takes life’s trials and tribulations with a grain of salt.  He is always happy with what he is dealt and enjoys the simple pleasures of owning and managing a restaurant.  Cody, his older brother, connives and works to steal everything from Ezra for himself, including Ezra’s bride-to-be, hoping for the same happiness that Ezra has.  Cody is a high powered executive who has money and power but little happiness.  Cody never wins any of the pleasures Ezra has enjoyed and is left questioning if his son, Luke, is possibly Ezra’s son.  I so want to be more like Ezra always!!

Here is the library synopsis of the book:

Pearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not her memory. Ever since 1944 when her husband left her, she has raised her three very different children on her own. Now grown, they have gathered together–with anger, with hope, and with a beautiful, harsh, and dazzling story to tell….

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NOT JUST A LOVE STORY – OFF SEASON

OFF SEASON

This was not only a love story but also the story of a woman’s life and the challenges she has overcome from a young age onward.  Another story that brings out women’s passions and strengths!  A very enjoyable read!

Here is the library synopsis:

Acclaimed novelist Anne Rivers Siddons’s new novel is a stunning tale of love and loss.

For as long as she can remember, they were Cam and Lilly–happily married, totally in love with each other, parents of a beautiful family, and partners in life. Then, after decades of marriage, it ended as every great love story does…in loss. After Cam’s death, Lilly takes a lone road trip to her and Cam’s favorite spot on the remote coast of Maine, the place where they fell in love over and over again, where their ghosts still dance. There, she looks hard to her past–to a first love that ended in tragedy; to falling in love with Cam; to a marriage filled with exuberance, sheer life, and safety– to try to figure out her future.

It is a journey begun with tender memories and culminating in a revelation that will make Lilly re-evaluate everything she thought was true about her husband and her marriage.

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AMY AND ISABELLE

AMY AND ISABELLE

National Bestseller

AN EASY READ WITH LOADS OF MOTHER/DAUGHTER TENSION.  As always the strength of the women in this book bring the novel to life.  From teenage “love” to marriage and infidelity, to losing a breast to cancer and confiding all your secrets to your peers, this book will make you laugh and cry!!

In her stunning first novel, Amy and Isabelle, Elizabeth Strout evokes a teenager’s alienation from her distant mother–and a parent’s rage at the discovery of her daughter’s sexual secrets. In most ways, Isabelle and Amy are like any mother and her 16-year-old daughter, a fierce mix of love and loathing exchanged in their every glance.  And eating, sleeping, and working side by side in the gossip-ridden mill town of Shirley Falls doesn’t help matters. But when Amy is discovered behind the steamed-up windows of a car with her math teacher, the vast and icy distance between mother and daughter becomes unbridgeable.

As news of the scandal reaches every ear, it is Isabelle who suffers from the harsh judgment of Shirley Falls, intensifying her shame about her own secret past. And as Amy seeks comfort elsewhere, she discovers the fragility of human happiness through other dramas, from the horror of a missing child to the trials of Fat Bev, the community peacemaker. Witty and often profound, Amy and Isabelle confirms Elizabeth Strout as a powerful new talent.

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JOHN GRISHAM’S BRAND NEW SYCAMORE ROW

John Grisham takes you back to where it all began . . .
SYCAMORE ROW

SO EXCITED TO FIND THIS EPUB BOOK AT THE BREVARD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY WITH NOT ONE PATRON ON THE WAITING LIST!  I HAD NO IDEA HOW TO READ AN EPUB BOOK BUT HUBBY GOT IT DOWNLOADED ON THE iPAD AND AWAY I WENT!

ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!   Grisham pulled out all the stops with twists and turns of the trial and somehow, pulling it all together in the end.  Somehow I don’t think this is the final book in the series.  Plus, I read A Time To Kill so long ago, I believe I must read it again just for fun!

HERE IS THE LIBRARY SYNOPSIS:

John Grisham’s A Time to Kill is one of the most popular novels of our time. Now we return to that famous courthouse in Clanton as Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial-a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will.  It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier.

The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?

In Sycamore Row, John Grisham returns to the setting and the compelling characters that first established him as America’s favorite storyteller. Here, in his most assured and thrilling novel yet, is a powerful testament to the fact that Grisham remains the master of the legal thriller, nearly twenty-five years after the publication of A Time to Kill.

HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS TALE AS MUCH AS I DID!

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