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I Love to read novels and would like suggestions on more good ones.
How about you ??

Dorothy Curtis
21 Hours Ago

THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE by Jessica Shattuck

This novel is set during WWII as the war is ending. Marianne made a promise to her husband to find and protect the wives of his fellow resistance leaders who tried to kill Hitler.

It is a good novel of survival and tells about the lives of these women before and during the war and then what happens to each of them after the war ends and later in their lives.


Amy Herald
Monday at 9:07 AM

Fire and Fury. Inside the Trump White House

So everyone's been talking about Journalist Michael Wolff's new book, 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

The book is said to follow the first nine months of Donald Trump's presidency which it describes as chaotic and mismanaged. With all the hullabaloo this book, I couldn't wait to read it.

A friend of mine loaned it to me on Kindle and all I can say is Thank goodness I didn't pay $14.99-24.99 for this book!

I wont get into whether I believe the claims are true or false. This book really doesn't tell us anything we either...

A. already believe if we're resisters
B. anything we would believe if we're supporters
C. if we're neither in category A or B, the book is still really, really boring.

Also, I usually don't mind having to look up words when I read, but this author seems to go out of his way to find obscure words that nobody uses ever. It's as if he's bragging "Look, I have a Thesaurus!"

I literally find myself mentally changing words in the book frequently, so that I can read it comfortably. For instance, I just go ahead and read the line "Then Trump, hardly three months later, accused of vastly more louche and abusive behavior as... "Vastly more distasteful behavior." when I see the word coming up. , I don't get why he can't he just say laughable instead of risible. Who the heck says risible in daily conversation?

Obviously I hate his use of less commonly used words in the book. This is not due to a limited vocabulary on my part. It just seems unnecessarily pretentious and makes the book absolute drudgery to read. Even putting that aside, I think the book is poorly written. Sentence structures are awful!

Has anyone else looked at this book? What are your thoughts, about the book itself. Not looking for a political debate about the presidency, as we all seem to have VERY STRONG feelings about that, one way of the other, so lets not debate politics, just wondered other opinion of this book if they found it interesting or had the same feelings about it.

I will divulge this about myself just so folks know I'm not blindly calling this book trash because of my political leanings... lets just say, I don't fall into the B, or C catergories! ;)

Have a blessed morning... keep it friendly!

Amy Homa
Monday, January 15 at 2:41 AM

pieces of you & me/pieces of us

Pieces of You & Me (A Two Book Set)
by Pamela Ann (Goodreads Author)


Olivia Taylor's life turned upside down when she found out her mother was moving into her boyfriend's home. The glitch? The boyfriend had a son named Greyson--the guy she loathed more than anything.

Greyson Edwards was your typical arrogant self-entitled jerk. He loved to taunt and tease Olivia. But the more time they
got to spend together, the more complicated things became.

Will these two stubborn folks ever figure things out? Will they let themselves feel what was truly boiling underneath the angst and unveil the passion that's only a mere kiss away?


There's a time in life where you need to be selfish.

A time where you need to make a sacrifice.

A point in life where you find yourself at a crossroads.

Knowing that whichever path you choose, someone will end up hurting.

I'm stuck with this predicament.

Am I selfish enough not to care?

Or am I selfless enough to sacrifice my own happiness? Hurting the only man that had me--body and soul.

Cindy Smith Bryson
Jan 9, 2018

The Gift by Louise Jensen

The recipient of a heart transplant undergoes serious psychological changes. This is a roller coaster ride of a psychological thriller. It moves rapidly w constant twists and turns.

Schedule time for this one. You won't be able to put it down.

Cindy Smith Bryson
Jan 6, 2018

The Lovers by Rod Nordland

A true Romeo and Juliet story from Afghanistan. Forbidden because of culture to marry, young lovers elope and face capture from the law and their families. How they escaped capture and an honor killing.

Cindy Smith Bryson
Dec 31, 2017

Miracles from Heaven by Christy Wilson Beam

A little girl and her amazing story of healing. This is a powerful story about family, love, faith, and hope.

A beautiful story to start the new year right.

Happy New Year!

Dorene Fishkin
Dec 27, 2017


This is a powerful love story about Saba, a 23 year old singer who entertains troops in the middle east during the height of World War ll and Dom, a fighter pilot.
It is based on true accounts of female entertainers used as spies during World War ll .and is filled with danger and secrets.
I enjoyed it.

Dorene Fishkin
Dec 24, 2017

AMERICA'S FIRST DAUGHTER by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

This is an interesting historical novel explaining how Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter Patsy at age 15 becomes his helpmate,protector and constant companion in the wake of her mother's death.
The story is filled with scandal and tragedy and gives an insight to the beliefs and personality of Thomas Jefferson.