[Book Review] When We Were Worthy by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

When We Were Worthy by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen Blurb: “When the sound of sirens cuts through a cool fall night, the small town of Worthy, Georgia, hurtles from triumph to tragedy. Just hours before, they’d watched the Wildcats score a winning touchdown. Now, they’re faced with the deaths of three cheerleaders–their promising lives cut short …

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The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd Blurb: “Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily’s fierce-hearted black “stand-in mother,” Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest …

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Silence

Silence by Deborah Lytton Blurb: “Stella was born to sing. Someday Broadway. Even though she’s only a sophomore at a new high school, her voice has given her the status as a “cool kid.” But then a tragic accident renders her deaf. She can’t hear herself sing not to mention speak. She can’t hear anything. …

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The Secrets of Midwives

The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth Blurb:  “Meet Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, daughter to Grace, granddaughter to Floss, and the reserved twenty-nine-year-old beauty and soon-to-be-mother at the center of Sally Hepworth’s The Secrets of Midwives…Neva is thirty weeks pregnant when her mother and grandmother discover the secret she’s been hiding: a bulging belly …

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The Other Shakespeare

The Other Shakespeare by Lea Rachel Blurb: “What if Shakespeare had been born a woman? What would have happened to her? And, what would she have accomplished? Virginia Woolf first posed these questions in her acclaimed novel A Room of One’s Own…and now maverick author Lea Rachel steps up to tell the rest of the …

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The Forgotten Garden

Throwback Thursday This review was originally posted on 3/1/12. I loved this book!!! The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (Summary taken from the inside book jacket) “A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a …

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The Perfect Mother

The Perfect Mother by Nina Darnton Blurb sent to me from the Publisher: Being in a country abroad, faced with language and cultural barriers, what is a a mother today when her daughter is involved with a murder investigation. Nina Darnton, seasoned journalist-turned-fiction writer, explores this idea in her upcoming suspense novel, THE PERFECT MOTHER, …

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The Fault In Our Stars

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (Summary taken from the inside of the book jacket) “Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at  Cancer …

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