Sunday, March 17, 2013

Review; Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society By: Amy Hill Hearth

Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society: A NovelMiss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society: A Novel by Amy Hill Hearth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It's 1962 in Naples, FL - The people all know one another, from their secrets, their achievements, and their faults, but that all changes. The events are seen through the narrator looking back to that one summer.
Enter a new family in this tight knit town and new ideas begin. Jackie Hart has come with her husband and children to this tiny town and brought some flourish. The Women's Literary Society is born and within those members a deep understanding of love, friendship, truth, and possibilities occur. At first glance they appear as misfits looking for a way to fit in, including Dora (the narrator) - a divorced woman who works at the post office.
As time goes on they learn more about each other, uncovering some deep secrets that no one else would know... enter a new voice on the evening radio, Miss Dreamsville. The town has gone crazy over the speculation of who she could be, townspeople taking bets.. as Miss Dreamsville enters the scene so do the KKK and the unraveling of secrets and the possibilities of dreams coming true.
What an amazing feel good book, filled with great characters that fill the pages. You will find it irresistible to put this book down. Although it is an easy, quick read, the story and the people will stay with you long after you have finished. I can't wait for another story from Ms. Hearth.

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Review: the boyfriend of the month club By: Maria Geraci

The Boyfriend of the Month ClubThe Boyfriend of the Month Club by Maria Geraci
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great beach/spring vacation read - quick, fluff, and well written. Throw in humor, a fresh voice, and although the situations are predictable you will get lost in the pages.
So it all begins with a horrible first date and Grace O'Bryan has had enough. A brilliant idea of rating the men in Daytona Beach with her friends has turned their book club into a boyfriend club. The club though needs some spice, so they compare the men to those of literary greats (think Mr Darcy). It isn't long before the club grows in numbers and is outed in the community.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Review: Frankly, My Dear By: Sandra Hill

Frankly, My DearFrankly, My Dear by Sandra Hill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I must confess I am a huge Gone With The Wind fan and with a cover and title like Frankly, My Dear - I had no self control, it became a must read. Wait, what was that I just read, time travel too - well, bless me, I felt as though I developed the vapors for the moment.

Selene is a model who has made an enemy of another one, one who has voodoo powers. In a shoot taking place in New Orleans with a vintage style gown, she finds herself spun into the past. At that moment she has been placed before the real life Rhett of her dreams, James Baptiste.

There is mystery, conspiracy, wit, and a wonderful love story within these pages.

*** SPOILER***Selene is left with a choice to return to the future and when James' "dead" wife returns from the dead, she might not have any other choice but to leave behind the love of many lifetimes.

Wonderful secondary characters and character development, a great storyline and memorable characters that leave one sighing and looking for their own time machine. A great read giving you a reason for a moment to believe.

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