This is a very tender and sweet novel which takes place during WWII. Livvy is shipped off to marry a Colorado plains farmer, a man she has never met. Which in turn leads to her friendship of two Japanese girls and what she learns about life, herself, and trust.
I thoroughly enjoyed the history, the emotion, the sweetness of this book. I give it 3 3/4 stars. This is a pleasant read. And i just discovered that it has been made into a Hallmark movie. So if you don't want to read it, go check out the dvd.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Forget all those bad mother-in-law jokes. I have a great mother-in-law! Happy Mother's Day (a bit belated) to Grandma Carol. Thanks for all you do for us. And thanks for passing along great genes--see adorable and brilliant grandchildren (l to r Metta, Laney, Daysa).
I've discovered a new author I really like. This guy ranks up there with Robert Parker. I don't know how I missed this author because he's been writing for a long time. Anyway I got The Brass Verdict as an ARC (advance reading copy) from the publisher. Sorry fellow readers, this won't be released until October 2008 but you can email me for my copy---first come first serve.
After I read The Brass Verdict I went looking for Connelly at the library and found Echo Park. I highly recommend both books. I give them both 3 2/3 stars!
Enjoy and let me know what you think.
Thursday, May 01, 2008
This is such a cool book. I LOVE it. I've convinced everyone at work to go out and buy this and then carry it with them. I refer to it often! And I'm trying hard to get the 8 Foods You Should Eat Every Day in to my diet.
I got my copy at Costco for $11.00. Definitely four stars for valuable information, great pictures, well laid out format, and easy to carry.