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July 02, 2020


Susan S

Thanks for your insights. Quilters seem to find the best books! I will have to put The Vanishing Half on my list for sure.


Thank you fir the recommendations!


Fiona Davis is like Marie Benedict: the ideas for their novels are great but the execution leaves much to be desired. The Lions of Fifth Avenue is Davis's new book -- set in the New York Public Library. I'll give it a try because, well, NYPL!....And YES to Nothing to See Here. A strange idea that is very well carried out. What I realized is that what both Lillian and the children sought was unconditional love -- and they found it in one another.


Since you liked Nothing to See Here, do try to get these two: The House in the Cerulean Sea, by TJ Klune, and The Southern Ladies' Book Club Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix.


I'm so glad you liked 'Nothing To See Here"! I agree with commenter Nann's assessment completely! I finished 'Happy And You Know It' yesterday & thought it was an interesting study of wanna-be perfect mommies. Thanks, as always, for your book reviews! The painting on your shelf is very pretty! I'll bet you smile every time you see it among your books!

Mary Kastner

Thanks Nicole! So helpful!

Dianne King

Fun to see your reading results this month, and thanks for your suggestions. I have a couple you might also like, if you haven't read them...Writers and Lovers, by Lily King; Belgravias, by Juilian Fellowes; The Book of Longings, by Sue Monk Kidd; The Great Believers, by Rebecca Mskkai. I also rather enjoyed The Glass Hotel, by Emily St. John Mandel, though not nearly as good as her Station Eleven. Also, The Secrets of Lost Stones, which was rather intriguing.

Joan Irons

I always look forward to you book reviews and share them with my sisters. Thanks for doing this!

Carol D Duffy

Last month I went with The Family Upstairs on your recommendation-- I really enjoyed it! TYSVM This month, I'm thinking This Must Be the Place-- I only do audiobooks though so we'll see if it's available. There were three readers for The Fmaily Upstairs and I really enjoyed the British accents-- made it so real. So happy for your Ohana family-- it's a credit to you to treasure your (ex) relationships and a blessing and an example for dear Eva. Happy Fourth!

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