Category Archives: Women’s Lives and Relationships

The Supremes at Earl’s All-you-can-eat

The challenge: to read a novel in less than a week AND prepare an online book club (with some research), while being in the midst of the Winter Olympics craze.  The bonus: with Moore’s story it was almost easy, considering … Continue reading

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Helen Keller in Love

I was always intrigued by Helen Keller’s life and so I was definitely curious when I found out from this novel that she actually did have a love interest.  Unfortunately for her, it really did not last long and she … Continue reading

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The Language of Flowers

To think that flowers could convey such meaning to the person who gives and the one who receives them.  In Diffenbaugh’s debut novel, flora have a language all on their own—which can bring messages of good tidings or give warnings … Continue reading

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Daughters Who Walk This Path

This novel explores the topic of two sisters in modern-day Nigeria as they grow up in their village.  It is a coming-of-age story but also a book about being able to confront your demons and express your hardships to others so … Continue reading

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The Good Daughters

For November, I wanted a book that dealt with a more somber topic, so I chose this  novel.  It is great for group discussions.  Maynard has the skill to write about family issues right where it hurts.  The story revolves around two … Continue reading

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The Cookbook Collector

I found this novel very interesting because it involved mixing the past with the future, by balancing rare books with technology.  Who would think that both could be featured in the novel together?  It takes place before, during, and after September 11, 2001.  Many … Continue reading

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The Peach Keeper

I have to hand it to Sarah Addison Allen.  What a heartfelt and “feel good” book to read!  I have not come across one like this since I finished  The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart, several … Continue reading

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