Just Finished Reading…

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I decided to start a book review linky…there are two great ones that I join up with (see buttons below).  I hope you’ll link up your posts about book reviews below.

Now onto what I have finished reading… 

Goodreads Summary: To Have and To Hold

What happens when your Prince Charming turns out not to be so charming after all? In To Have and To Hold, bestselling author Jane Green offers a sizzling, highly entertaining look at romantic relationships after we say “I do.” 

Alice knows she should be happy. A charming twenty-eight-year-old with a successful catering business, she’s always dreamed of a rose-covered cottage in the English countryside, filled with children and animals and home-cooked meals. Her favorite attire is comfy jeans, her best manicure features garden dirt under the nails. But when her teenage crush—the wealthy, dashing man-about-town Joe Chambers—wants to make her his bride, Alice is more than willing to play Cinderella to Joe’s prince. Never mind that he wants her to change—a diet, ice-blond highlights, stilettos, snooty gallery openings—and that he’s allergic to nature and kids. She tells herself she’s happy to sacrifice for love, and besides, with Joe’s stunning good looks and high-profile career at a top financial firm, every woman in London wants to be in her shoes.

But that’s just the problem. Despite Alice’s efforts to be the perfect wife, Joe soon reveals a penchant for being hopelessly unfaithful. When a notorious indiscretion with a female colleague forces Joe to transfer to New York, Alice’s life turns upside down. As Joe continues to sneak around, and her best friend’s beau offers a tempting glimpse of what real love could be like, Alice must decide how much Cinderella she can take before her deepest desires win out—and if she can summon up the courage to find real happiness on her own.

Delicious, witty, and packed with sparkling sex appeal, To Have and To Hold is an unputdownable read that will have you rooting out loud for its endearing heroine. A #1 bestseller in Britain, this latest tale from the beloved, utterly winning Jane Green proves that the search for true love doesn’t always end when someone dons a veil, and offers a lively, refreshing take on modern marriage.

MY REVIEW: 

WOW…what a douche Joe is, no he’s worse than a douche. He needs to be destroyed and left broke living on the streets.

LOVE how we get a glimpse into their futures…I won’t tell you what happens, but that it is worth reading.

Oh Alice, at first I wanted to smack the sh*t out of her for being so dense. Then I realized she was helpless to his evil charms, just like the rest of them were. Glad she got what she wanted…and that is all I will say. 

A MUST READ! 

                                    


Goodreads Summary: The Beach House

Jane Green is one of the preeminent authors of women’s fiction today, and with each new novel, her audience grows. Green’s avid and loyal fans follow her because she writes about the true-to-life dilemmas of women—and The Beach Housewill not disappoint.

Known in Nantucket as the crazy woman who lives in the rambling house atop the bluff, Nan doesn’t care what people think. At sixty-five-years old, her husband died twenty years ago, her beauty has faded, and her family has flown. If her neighbors are away, why shouldn’t she skinny dip in their swimming pools and help herself to their flowers? But when she discovers the money she thought would last forever is dwindling and she could lose her beloved house, Nan knows she has to make drastic changes.

So Nan takes out an ad: . Slowly, people start moving into the house, filling it with noise, with laughter, and with tears. As the house comes alive again, Nan finds her family expanding. Her son comes home for the summer, and then an unexpected visitor turns all their lives upside-down.

MY REVIEW: A great read. I knew it was going to have a sweet ending, and some of my predictions were wrong, but not too far off. Loved the twist that was thrown in there, never saw that coming. Thought Nan was sick and was going to pass…never expected the other thing…sorry no spoilers.

A sweet, heart warming read. 

 


Goodreads Summary: The Comfort of Lies

Five years ago, Tia fell into obsessive love with a man she could never have. Married, and the father of two boys, Nathan was unavailable in every way. When she became pregnant, he disappeared, and she gave up her baby for adoption.

Five years ago, Caroline, a dedicated pathologist, reluctantly adopted a baby to please her husband. She prayed her misgivings would disappear; instead, she’s questioning whether she’s cut out for the role of wife and mother.

Five years ago, Juliette considered her life ideal: she had a solid marriage, two beautiful young sons, and a thriving business. Then she discovered Nathan’s affair. He promised he?d never stray again, and she trusted him. But when Juliette intercepts a letter to her husband from Tia that contains pictures of a child with a deep resemblance to her husband, her world crumbles once more. How could Nathan deny his daughter? And if he’s kept this a secret from her, what else is he hiding?

Desperate for the truth, Juliette goes in search of the little girl. And before long, the three women and Nathan are on a collision course with consequences that none of them could have predicted. Riveting and arresting, The Comfort of Lies explores the collateral damage of infidelity and the dark, private struggles many of us experience but rarely reveal.

MY REVIEW: I enjoy reading books that have strangers all connected by a series of events or one character. What a tangled web is weaved because of two people, lies told, people hurt, lives forever changed. What a journey for all of them, what a tough situation for all of them. I truly felt I was in their shoes and could understand their emotions…while I still have questions and doubts, I’m not sure how I would handle any of those situations any better.

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Loved his other book, so had to read this one. The opening is already giving my anxiety and wondering who he can trust and when he will die.

Goodreads Summary: The FOOTPRINTS of God

In the heart of North Carolina’s Research Triangle stands a corporate laboratory much like the others nearby. But behind its walls, America’s top scientists work around the clock to attain the holy grail of the twenty-first century – a supercomputer that surpasses the power of the human mind. Appointed by the president as ethicist to Project Trinity, Dr. David Tennant finds himself in a pressure cooker of groundbreaking science and colossal ambition. When his friend and fellow scientist is murdered, David discovers that the genius who runs Project Trinity was responsible and that his own life is in danger. Unable to reach the president, and afraid to trust his colleagues, David turns to Rachel Weiss, the psychiatrist probing the nightmares that have plagued him during his work at Trinity. Rachel is skeptical of David’s fears, but when an assassin strikes, the two doctors must flee for their lives. Pursued across the globe by ruthless National Security Agency operatives, David and Rachel struggle to piece together the truth behind Project Trinity and the enormous power it could unleash upon the world. As constant danger deepens their intimacy, Rachel realizes the key to Trinity lies buried in David’s disturbed mind. But Trinity’s clock is ticking . . . Mankind is being held hostage by a machine that cannot be destroyed. Its only hope – a terrifying chess game between David and the Trinity computer, with the cities of the world as pawns. But what are the rules? How human is the machine? Can one man and woman change the course of history? Man’s future hangs in the balance, and the price of failure is extinction

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Just Finished Reading… — 16 Comments

  1. This is awesome and must check out these books, especially the Jane agree book (I just love her books). Would totally linkup my post from Friday, not seeing the place to linkup on this post.

  2. Always on the lookout for a good beach read in the summer. No big words, lots of emotion, escape material stuff. I think “To Have and To Hold” is going on my list:)

  3. I love reading book reviews because I am always looking for my next book! I love Jane Green as well! If you really like her style, I recommend “What Alice Forgot” by Liane Moriarty. A woman wakes up with amnesia of the last 13 years of her life. The last thing she remembers is being blissfully happy and having a baby on the way. Now she has three kids and is getting a divorce. The book was a fascinating look into exactly what wrong in her marriage and how much someone can change.

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