This is a somewhat dry attempt at historical fiction, it does not have the level of intrigue and thrills that a Philippa Gregory novel, but it was short and had a limited story line that kep tyou somewhat interested.
This is by far the best book I have read this year. It is the Friday Night Knitting club, but better and I rated that book 5 stars! I feel like I know these women, want what they have in the friendships with each other, but at the same time am thrilled that they were so real. They had hardships, their lives were not perfect but the relationships felt so real. I cannot recommend this book enough. I feel like I will be thinking about these characters for a long time to come.
Having not read those before this in the series, I thought that I may be behind, but I was brought up to speed quickly in this fast paced, comical mystery. It reminded me a great deal of the Spillman Files series by Lisa Lutz, a series that I love. The parenthesis act like footnotes of the character writing the story and mostly are added for a little humorous tidbit. I enjoyed the characters and felt like I knew them and imgaine if I would have read the books in order I would have known them even better. I will be going back to catch up. A cute, nice read.
I enjoyed this book, however it is nowhere near the book that Water for Elephants is. This book has too much going on, it starts out so slow and then ramps up at the end. It is difficult to keep abreast of all of the subplots (ones that we could certainly do without)and it makes the reading more like running in circles. As for endings, this one has a beautiful little bow at the end. I am not always happy with that kind of ending and in this case it seemed inappropriate.
I loved this book. When I closed the book after the last page I felt like I lost my family, my new friends. The way this is written in my opinion is so raw and so truthful that you feel like it is happening to you. It has humorous moments, but really it makes you feel better about the chaotic life you lead and makes you feel normal for a while. I am not sure how I discovered this book, I have never read anything by the author, I normally read thrillers and mysteries but I am glad this found its way to my bookshelf.
I could not find this book humorous or entertaining. It was an inresting story but the manner in which it was written was very confusing and it rambled. I am not usually intersted in book of this nature, so my review could be based more on that than the book itself. Certainly an interesting topic with a rather good ending but alot of incoherent language in between.
I have mixed feelings regarding this book. On one hand it was interesting, gave a "regular guy" aspect to a rather famous person (certainly very famous now!) although at the time of writing he was minimally famous! It was a good picture of a family man doing regular things that we all do, however other parts were egotistical, the sunday school lessons in later chapters I found pretentious as if to say his upbringing in the religious world was the best and most appropriate giving him worldly views that others could not have. As well his discussions of race were somewhat overpowering and I felt drew away from the everyday guy feel of the book. I am glad I listened to it, I was interested in the book, I felt that it would have been better suited to have a more politically viewed book and then one that allowed the reader to discover the ragular guy Obama. But as it is, I read it, I would suggest you read it if you are interested in finding out more about our president, but understand that the views are very Democratic in some areas and could cause you to be unhappy with the book.
This was another good book from Giffin, it took me a long time to read, i am not sure why as I read fast and it seemed to be a fast paced book..who knows! In any case the ending was somewhat foreseen, but still great!
To me this book is tired. The subject was not unique and overall the book itself was not interesting. To me the author was trying to create a Stephanie PLum from Janet Evanovich's series, but failed miserably. Well at least this is a series I need not read.
I am so thankful that I have the next installment sitting beside me. I would not have been able to handle the wait!!! This one ends with such a cliff hanger. I am going to miss this group of people tremendously when this sage ends. They are my friends, people I have grown to care for. The style of writing is flawless. 400+ page books fly by as it feels that you are watching a quick movie while you read about their lives. I am a huge fan of Jeffrey Archer. Start this series from the beginning and fall in love!
This book had great potential. But for me it never gave me a chance to care about the characters, to learn about then or be invested in the story. It practically opens with the climax and then to me falls flat in creating a tale that is interesting. I gave up about half way through, I just really didn't care to find out the outcome if it meant reading more boring prose.
Another great one that ends with a cliff hanger and now I have to wait because I don't have the next book yet!!! The family saga continues, character re-emerge regularly and each one is developed more when you thought there was nothing left to learn about them. Can't wait to get the next one!
After only 3.5 hours and two bathroom breaks I read the best book of 2011. This book is so emotionally charged! The realism in how quickly a life can be shattered. As a voracious reader, I rarely find a book that I read so fast with my heart pumping so fast to find out what happens next. I felt like everything depicted was happening to me. this is an excellent must read, but be sure to have a few hours to devote to the book and the book only because it is too thrilling to stop.
This series is wonderful. I have a specific vision of each of the characters and feel that I could run into them if I was visiting Amish country in PA. I cannot wait to read the next books in the series.
This is the first JP Beaumont book (nothing liking starting in the middle) I hate to go back and read the others if they build on each other, but I think I will give it a try since this one was great. Lots of thrills, I have read the Joanna Brady series and this one was a lot like those.
Ick! This is slow moving, constantly repetitive and BORING!!!!! There has to be more relevant material out there. This is so dated it is completely worthless. Stay away and find some newer version of getting in touch with God.