Slowly, slowly I am making progress on my To Do list. Finally tackling the last of my books read in 2017. Here is just a quick list in case you need a book or two for 2018.
The Chilbury Ladies Choir Jennifer Ryan – World War II fiction set in England. Unfortunately, I had a difficult time connecting with this book. I was over half way through the book before I decided that I liked even one character. I’m not sure what the issue was for me. It was an OK read.
We Were the Lucky Ones Georgia Hunter – This was inspired by a true story that made it a must read for me. Three generations of a family in Poland separated during World War II. All experience different aspects of the war but all are determined to be reunited.
The Secret Keeper Kate Morton – Highly recommend this book! Intriguing, suspenseful…a true page turner. Laurel, at sixteen, witnessing a crime and life moves on. When her mother’s death is nearing, the past rises to the surface. Laurel is determined to solve this mystery before her mother passes. Enjoyed it immensely.
A Man Called Ove – Fredrick Backman – I love Ove. The end. If you have not read this yet, read it! I was not sure at first. I began reading it and then put it down. My sixteen year old son picked it up, read it in one day, and then told me that I really needed to read it. Absolutely loved it. So bittersweet.
My Grandmother Asked Me to Telly You She’s Sorry – Fredrick Backman – After reading A Man Called Ove, I decided to try another book from Backman. My Grandmother was completely different from Ove but I still loved it. It took me a bit longer to really engage with the characters but I’m so glad I hung with it and finished it.
The Awakening of Miss Prim Natalie Sanmartin Fenollera An accomplished, intelligent young lady, Prudencia Prim, leaves her life behind to become a private librarian in a small, charming community. And here she discovers that everything she has thought or known is challenged. I was not sure what I expected when I began this book but it is a favorite of mine now. I have already gifted a copy of it. I highly recommend it.
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Phaedra Patrick This book reminded me of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand and yes, I enjoyed it just as much. Why am I drawn to ready about older characters? Perhaps because I am aging at an alarming rate? I have no idea. But I found Arthur Pepper charming, indeed.
I am fairly confident that I read more adult books than this. However, I am drawing an absolute and complete blank. (Already doing better at tracking for 2018!)
I do enjoy reading Christian Fiction. Unfortunately I can’t remember which books I read in 2017. Some I was able to get from my library, a few were on Kindle, and I even had to do inter-library loan for a couple. I was jumping in and out of different series. I honestly can’t remember which I read when in the past year! So I’m going to list a few authors of Christian Fiction that I really enjoyed and you can take it from there!
Jen Turano Out of the Ordinary was the latest one that I read. She makes me smile when I read her books.
Liz Johnson – I have found Prince Edward Island series enjoyable to read.
Pepper Basham She has some lovable, real characters.
Kristi Ann Hunter – I am so enjoying the Hawthorne House series. I am ready to read the fourth book, An Inconvenient Beauty. But my library doesn’t have it! And I can’t use inter-library loan until the book is six months old. Kristi, do you have any review copies? hee hee.
Roseanne M. White – I started her Shadows Over England Series in January. Excellent!
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