Author Archives: Melissa

Online Book Club

Hello all! Happy New Year!  I just wanted to thank you for following me and supporting this blog for almost four years now.  Alas, it is time to change the format of what I have been doing.  I will no … Continue reading

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Frog Music

I really liked this book and had absolutely no idea that it was based on real-life people, until I got to the author’s notes at the back!  I had a feeling this novel would be up my alley because it … Continue reading

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The Good Luck of Right Now

I did not think that this book could make me cry as much as it did.  Yet, it makes for a perfect Summer read too.  I did not even expect to cry when I heard about it—I saw it as a … Continue reading

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Bone and Bread

In a book whose title has so many symbolic meanings, it is hard to express how I felt about this story when I read the last page.  I really loved the writing and appreciated the relationship between sisters Beena and Sadhana … Continue reading

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The Quick

If you are looking for something which is similar in tone and theme to Kostova’s The Historian, this may be a good choice.  It is set in historical times and focuses on vampires.  James and Charlotte Norbury have spent most of their … Continue reading

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Fin & Lady

What a charming and cute novel.  I really liked it, partly because it takes place in the 60’s and uses terms such as “Groovy” and “Good Grief”, while also mentioning classic oldies that I used to hear on the radio … Continue reading

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The Secret of Magic

There is a sense of satisfaction when you reach the conclusion of this novel, but there is a lot of sorrow—especially since the unfairness of racism rears its ugly head in a time when even murder couldn’t change the way … Continue reading

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Matadora

I was hoping that I would enjoy this book—and I did.  It was well written and I liked the topic of a woman trying to find her calling in a sport that is traditionally and primarily dominated by men.  It … Continue reading

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A Well-Tempered Heart

I just knew that a second book from Sendker would be as transforming as his first novel.  I was hyped when I found out there was a sequel to The Art of Hearing Heartbeats.  I was drawn in by the new … Continue reading

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Bellman & Black

I think I selected a good book for April 1st: it is a novel that definitely makes you feel fooled.  In fact, at times, I seriously did not know where this story was going.  I still don’t know what direction … Continue reading

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