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Four Stars A Cupboard Full of Coats is a story about family, poor choices, and lasting results. I would classify this book as modern realism, so some of the scenarios will be disturbing for some. But, there are lessons to be learned from a book like this one. Perhaps the most important is to see […]

Five Stars If you are familiar with the AMC series The Son starring Pierce Brosnan, you will find listening to or reading The Son by Philipp Meyer to be a unique experience. The book version contains several timeline differences that in my opinion make more sense than the one the television series portrays. The Audible […]

Four Stars I enjoyed listening to the Audible version of Peter Lovesey’s The Last Detective. I deduced the solution to this first Peter Diamond mystery before the end, but the narrative brought to mind some of my favorite who-dun-it authors and television programs. It provided an engaging listen while completing a project, which fulfilled my […]

Four Stars I enjoyed learning more about the conflict in Ireland in 1921, and I loved the chapter inscriptions from W. B. Yeats that connected the chapter themes. The engaging writing style kept me interested. The plot premise is unlikely, and yet Amy Harmon makes it believable the way we long to live within a […]

Five Stars I chose to listen to the audio version of this book because of the title and because I had work to do. I started just before Christmas, took a few breaks at the beginning of January, and finished during what has to be the coldest week on record. I listened, and I knit […]

Five Stars If you are looking for a good yarn that weaves characters from across seas and generations on a Ireland coastline or if you are inspired by anything related to knitting, you will love this book. The character development is well-structured and all the stories are bound together by common threads. These are people […]

Five Stars I bought this book at a local writers conference for Christian authors. I’ve read several books about happiness in the past year. But, I liked the approach this book takes in matching our sense of intrinsic happiness with our personal style and by exchange how we can understand one another better through seeing […]

Five Stars The Call of the Wild by Jack London calls to me every time I read it.  Seeing life through the eyes of animals has always intrigued me, and understanding Buck’s perspective is truly an analysis of human nature at its best and worst. This story inspired me to write my own literary short story […]

Four Stars The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes is an unfolding of perception through the main character over a span of decades. It’s one of the books that makes the reader wonder what in life has been misconstrued as fact within a particular person’s fiction. I caution readers about the first part since […]