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★★★☆☆ Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret … Continue reading
★★★★☆ In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she’s in New Bern, North Carolina … Continue reading
I loved this book! This was my first Edward Rutherfurd historical novel and it will not be my last. It is the history of Paris as seen through the eyes of several generations of families–aristocratic, merchant and the lower classes. I … Continue reading
Gray Mountain by John Grisham My rating: 1 of 5 stars It’s been a long time since I wanted to give up and quit reading a book. Also, a long time since I’ve talked back to a book so much. … Continue reading
Someone once asked me how many books I read per year. I had no idea, I know it seems like a lot. It got me thinking. A book a week? Two books a week? Sometimes it takes me a month to read one … Continue reading
“Everything I Never Told You,” the début novel by author Celeste Ng, tells of the tragedy that strikes the Lee family when their 16-year-old daughter Lydia goes missing one morning. The author effortlessly weaves in the back story of the … Continue reading
The Cay by Theodore Taylor My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Cay is an adventurous work of fiction that shows a beautiful relationship between Phillip and Timothy, the story of a blind white boy and an elderly black man … Continue reading
Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier My rating: 4 of 5 stars Enjoyable historical novel. The main character is a servant in the house of the 17th-century Dutch master, Johannes Vermeer, and is used as the model for … Continue reading
★★★ I’ve read several books in this same hiking adventure genre. Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail was funny. Southbound, The Barefoot Sisters, #1, by Lucy Letcher and Susan Letcher was fluffy. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer was some serious stuff. The following … Continue reading