The Stolen Marriage
Posted January 31, 2018
Set in 1944, Tess has her life pretty well planned. She is finishing her nursing degree, engaged to her lifelong sweetheart Vince who is completing his residency.
Weekend trip out of town and Tess becomes pregnant to furniture magnate Henry Kr…read more
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
Posted November 28, 2017
Can you imagine being the prize for a raffle ticket at the World’s Fair? Meet Ernest Young, 12 years old, half-Chinese orphan, whose mother let him be taken to the US to escape her opiate-poor existence.
Ernest completes school and it is…read more
Say Goodbye for Now
Posted October 27, 2017
Living in Texas isolation, Dr. Lucy is a medical doctor who treats abandoned/wounded animals. To maintain the animals she occasionally takes care of a human, no questions asked, and no records sent to the authorities.
Pete Solomon and his best…read more
The Ebb Tide
Posted September 27, 2017
Even as a wee girl Sallie had a feeling of wanderlust, often wandering off during a family gathering, only to be found close by exploring God’s big, beautiful world. Sallie has been saving her salary from the local restaurant to make her …read more
Posted August 29, 2017
We all live very hectic lives and sometimes things are overlooked when a change is made in our daily routine. Listen to “Little Mercies” and see how one tiny change can alter many lives.
Ellen Moore is employed as a children&…read more
Close Enough to Touch
Posted June 28, 2017
I am not a touchy, feely person but can you imagine going through life with never being able to touch or be touched? So sets the stage for my latest read, “Close Enough to Touch” by Colleen Oakley.
Jubilee Jenkins was a typical inf…read more
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir: A Novel (sound recording)
Posted June 2, 2017
Picture yourself in England and World War II is active. The Church vicar simply can’t see the choir continuing with most of the men away fighting, so he cancels practice. However an enterprising young lady who has recently moved to …read more
Sweet Water (sound recording)
Posted February 24, 2017
If you like family drama, the south, pottery, and a psychological thriller, than this is the book for you. Cassie Simon is living in New York City, where as a struggling artist she helps her boyfriend run an art gallery. Fate intercedes as the …read more
Blueprints (sound recording)
Posted January 26, 2017
I love watching the HGTV series on renovating and flipping homes, so this caught my attention. Caroline and Jamie are cohosts of “Gut It”. The show evolved from the MacAfee family’s homebuilding industry. Caroline is a carpenter and…read more
Plain pursuit : a Daughters of the promise novel
Posted August 31, 2016
This is my first read by Beth Wiseman, and her writing compares to Wanda Brunstetter and Beverly Lewis. The setting is Pennsylvania in the heart of the Amish community. Carley Marek, a newspaper columnist from Texas, has recently exp…read more
She's Not There: A Novel
Posted May 31, 2016
Get out your library card and go online or drive to your nearest branch of the Cecil County Public Library. You simply must read or listen to “She’s Not There” by Joy Fielding.
The story begins with Caroline receiving a phone c…
A Girl's Guide to Moving On
Posted May 2, 2016
Get it, moving on – leaving the husbands – but with a twist in that it’s a daughter-in-law and mother-in-law supporting each other in leaving their respective husbands.
Nichole’s husband cheats on her and Leanne feels she mus…read more
The guest cottage
Posted June 30, 2015
Fabulous Book - you need to read "The Guest Cottage" by Nancy Thayer, you'll love it, great plot and believable characters; so good that you'll read like crazy to see how it ends, but slow down so it doesn't end. Just sent this email to BFF, what ar…read more
Posted July 2, 2014
I just finished watching an awesome DVD from the library. "Still Mine" is a love story based on actual events. James and Irene Cromwell live on what is left of the family farm in a rambling two story house on 2000 acres. Irene has Alzheimer's and…read more
Posted June 2, 2014
Sit back, clear your calendar, and open "Keep Quiet" by Lisa Scottoline. Scottoline is a master at keeping you in her grip while delivering a story. Her characters always seem so real that by the time you get halfway through the book, you are start…read more
A Home in Drayton Valley
Posted June 4, 2013
My mother was one of 10 children and my father had a sister, so I had lots of aunts and uncles. Aunt Ethel was always my favorite. She was the fun aunt who took us to Wanamakers shopping, introduced us to éclair pie, never made us do chores,…read more
The good dream
Posted May 3, 2013
When browsing for something to listen to I picked up "The Good Dream" by Donna VanLiere. When I flipped the CD book over I read that the author was the reader; normally this is a turnoff because you can write or you can read, but not both. Neverth…read more
Posted February 5, 2013
I am a fan of country music. As a child my parents took the family to Sunset Park for all the country music one could absorb on a Sunday afternoon and evening. As a teenager I went the Pop route, only to return to my country roots as a young adult.…read more
Tumbleweeds a novel
Posted November 5, 2012
I just finished listening to "Tumbleweeds" by Leila Meacham. I have to admit I listened to the last CD a second time, just to be sure I hadn't missed anything. I think I secretly wanted a different ending.
The book begins with Cathy Benson being …read more
Whistling in the dark
Posted August 1, 2012
It's the summer of 1959 in small town USA. Children are playing in the playground till dark and life is good. Kagen's narration was a bit irksome until I realized she tells the story as Sally O'Malley the approximately ten year old heroine.
Sally …read more
Good Grief: A Novel
Posted March 2, 2012
I just pulled into the library parking and finished listening a great audiobook - "Good Grief" by Lolly Winston. Winston's writing style compares to Sherryl Woods and Susan Mallery. The narration was done by Cassandra Campbell and she was fantastic!…read more
The love wife [a novel]
Posted November 1, 2011
I just finished listening to "The Love Wife" by Gish Jen. I have approximately a half-hour ride to and from work and find it helps me relax to listen to a book while driving.
The "Love Wife" was great. I listened to the audiobook and the narration …read more