A Special Report for Book Lovers
Dear fellow book lovers,
Recently I had a meeting with my financial advisor. After taking care of the business at hand, we chatted. The topic of books came up. I suggested my website to him as a good source of reviews for contemporary books. Later, as I looked at my reading list – as if through his eyes – I realized that many of my most recent books might be considered chick lit. Thus, I made sure to email him with a few suggestions that would appeal to a broader audience. Today I share with you books from both categories. Enjoy!
For my gal pals:
The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh: What happens when a man learns his marriage is built on lies? Even his wife’s name is not what he thought! Join him in his search for the truth.
What Could Be Saved by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz: A family whose child disappeared fifty years ago may have finally found the lost son. Can it possibly be Philip? Where has he been?
The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain: Racial issues, women’s issues, and the polio epidemic all collide in this work of historical fiction set in the south in 1944.
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover: Who is Colleen Hoover and why does she have four books in the top twenty of USA Today’s Bestsellers list? This one shows us a smart woman in an abusive relationship. How on earth did she let that happen?
For a broader audience:
News of the World by Paulette Jiles: Civil War veteran, Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd, works to return a ten-year-old girl – who had been abducted by Indians four years earlier – to her family 400 miles away.
Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey by Kathleen Rooney: Two points of view tell about the “Lost Battalion” in this WWI novel. We hear from Major Whittlesey, the commander, and from Cher Ami, the carrier pigeon that saved them.
The Day the World Came to Town by Jim Defede: This is the heart-warming story of the 38 planes & 7000 people who could not enter US air space on 9/11/01 and landed in Newfoundland instead.
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney – In this book, we meet the Plumb family. There are four adult children, Leo, Jack, Beatrice, and Melody. The nest in question is an inheritance from their father. Why has Leo dipped into more-than-his-fair-share of the inheritance, and what are his sibs going to do about it?
Allow me to end with a CALL TO ACTION:
Enough about books! Let’s talk about the BIG NEWS in my Etsy shop! I have a piece of original quilt artwork for sale! This 28″ X 24″ quilt wall-hanging is the feminist version of Checkers. Only women get to play. They play by their own rules. They always win. Queen Me!
Read all about it here: https://etsy.me/38prr3C
All of the buttons are from Ephemera-inc.com. Here is what they say:
Life is short, break some rules
I do all my own nude scenes
Are we over the rainbow yet?
I will not obsess. I will not obsess. I will not obsess.
Good girl gone bad
Plays well with self
Happiness is a journey, not a place
Aged to perfection
Not all who wander are lost – JRR Tolkien
Destined to be an old woman with no regrets
Step away from the fridge
Well behaved women rarely make history
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