The Last Letter

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Oh, my! Last Letter is a novel not to miss! It is deeper than touching; it reaches into your heart and holds it to the very end. There is sadness and joy throughout the chapters as both main characters, Ella McKenzie and Beckett Gentry, form a relationship as they live through Ella’s daughter, Maisie’s,  neuroblastoma treatment journey. Maisie’s twin, Colt brings light into the dark journey. As the story progresses, Ella, Maisie and Colt crack the hard barrier around Beckett’s heart, formed by a very rough foster care childhood and the ravages of Special Op duty.

One Summer in Paris

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I absolutely and completely found One Summer in Paris to be so delightful at times, thoughtful at others and in its entirety, captivating and absorbing. Two women, one a teen and the other middle age, find a balanced and loving friendship at a time when both are struggling with painful circumstances in their lives. Both young Audrey and older Grace have come to Paris to escape the messes that are their lives. The beauty of the story is that they each offer the other the answers, the trust and the reliance they both so desperately need and long for.

This is an excellent, do no miss book!

The Girl in the Corner

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A Girl in the Corner is an emotional book that will touch the core of your heart. It is about Rae-a shy girl/woman who allows everyone to run her life and has always been too afraid to go after what SHE really wants. Reading through her sad, trying experiences is heart breaking. You can feel her frustration at herself, at her husband and at her best friend, his sister. Rae has to find her inner power and strength to make choices that are hers and hers alone in order to achieve the life she really wants.

Swimming for Sunlight

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I really loved Swimming for Sunlight because of the realistic way Allie Larkin portrays extreme anxiety and of the manner in which other characters accept and deal with the feelings that Katie experiences. The story itself is a loving tribute to Katie’s Nan and her friends, all former mermaid performers who gather together for a fund raising performance. And, there is Lucas, cinematographer and Katie’s true love who will steal your heart.

Suddenly Mine

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Suddenly Mine is a wonderful story with loveable characters in Sophie and sometimes exasperating Christian. Their personal struggles touched my heart as they try to maneuver through some tough issues together and apart.