love story

My Thoughts On A Hundred Summers by Williams

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hundredThe further I get away from this book, the more that I like it.

Okay, I can explain.

This novel is a love story. Girl and boy meet. They quickly fall in love. They are driven apart by their families. They plan to run away and get married. Things go horribly wrong.

Good news, this one does not end in a double suicide.

The thing is, in reading this love story, I thought I knew where the author was going. I thought I knew what the “shocking ending” would entail.

But I was wrong. And for awhile, I was a little mad. I thought my ending in my head was better.

Now that it has been a few days, I have to admire the author for taking it in another direction. (But my ending was still better).

What I’m Reading Now: Me Before You

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They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

My Thoughts On The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani

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I enjoyed this book. In a literature world full of sequels and trilogies, this is a stand-alone book that carries a story through 50 years. The author worked on this book for 20 years, and you can tell!

Ciro is a young boy when his father dies and his mother is makes the decision to leave him and his brother at a convent in Italy. When Ciro is forced to leave the convent, he is able to gain an apprenticeship in New York. While there, he is reunited with a girl he met quickly when he was living in the convent. But the stars do not align for them, and they are separated by other relationships and a World War until they find one another again.

If anyone is willing to take on a 500 page epic tale that will make you smile and cry, sometimes in the same chapter, I highly recommend this book.

My Thoughts on The Cinderella Plan by Heather Webber

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Being a fan of all things Heather Webber, I was excited to find this noveletta on my Nook for a great price!

Heather Webber needs to stick with novels.

The very essence of Heather Webber — the humor, the mystery, the wit — was absolutely lacking in this noveletta.

This was just a quick love story. It was fine, but I know how well this author writes, and I was disappointed.

What I’m Reading Now: The Cinderella Plan by Heather Webber

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From Barnes & Noble:

Three years ago, Prince Charming left town without his princess. Now he’s back to win her heart…if she’ll let him.

Big city lawyer Brady James has concocted The Cinderella Plan to win back the love of small-town librarian Hannah Spenser. Can they both overcome inner demons in time to see that beauty and worth come from deep within? Because it’s only then that they’ll find the happily ever after they’ve both dreamed about.