“Falling Man” by Don DeLillo ★★★★1/2

    Sensitive and thoughtful fictional account of how several individuals survived and processed the events of 9/11 and its aftermath. He said, "It still looks like an accident, the first one.  Even from this distance, way outside the thing, how many days later, I'm standing here thinking it's an accident." "Because it has to … Continue reading “Falling Man” by Don DeLillo ★★★★1/2

“Mr. Big” by Delancey Stewart ★★★1/2 [Expected Release Date: 8-29-17]

You know when a toddler has a complete meltdown-type of tantrum, one where you can see in their eyes that even THEY are confused about what's happening? They just want someone to tell them, "No!" so they can get control of themselves again. This is what was happening to the hero of our story before … Continue reading “Mr. Big” by Delancey Stewart ★★★1/2 [Expected Release Date: 8-29-17]

“Love of the Game” by Lori Wilde, #3 Stardust, Texas ★★★1/2

Romance between Axel Richmond, a major league pitcher with an injured shoulder and his physical therapist, Kasha Carlyle. She fights the attraction because she's his therapist and she thinks it's unethical to get involved. She also needs the pay and benefits her job provides because she's trying to gain custody of a sister with Down … Continue reading “Love of the Game” by Lori Wilde, #3 Stardust, Texas ★★★1/2

“We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart ★★★★★

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Audio narrated by Ariadne Meyers Poignant story of a group of privileged kids who spend every summer together on a private island off the coast of Massachusetts; their friendship beginning when they are around 8 years old. They are the best of friends during those holidays, and over the years … Continue reading “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart ★★★★★

“Dream a Little Dream” by Susan Elizabeth Phillips ★★★★★

Excellent! This one goes on my short list for books I would read again. Rachel Stone reluctantly returns to the town she had to leave in shame after her televangelist husband swindled millions of dollars from his innocent parishioners. Once he realized he was going to be caught, he made a point to blame his … Continue reading “Dream a Little Dream” by Susan Elizabeth Phillips ★★★★★

“The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien ★★★★★

I was born too late to have a personal recollection of the Vietnam Era other than remembering seeing sporadic footage of the war while my dad watched the news. Basically my memory only pulls up images of Walter Cronkite so seriously reporting the death tolls, etc. I am so impressed by this book and even … Continue reading “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien ★★★★★