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BookClub Classics: Persuasion

Plot: First published in 1818, “Persuasion” was English novelist Jane Austen’s last completed work. The novel centers on the story of Anne Elliot, a lovely young woman who years prior had accepted the proposal for marriage from the handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth. Despite Frederick’s cleverness and ambition, his lower social status and lackContinue reading “BookClub Classics: Persuasion”

Book Review: Dinner with Edward

Plot: When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping Edward’s daughter who lives far away and has asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York –Continue reading “Book Review: Dinner with Edward”

Book Review: Tiger by Polly Clark

Plot: Set across two continents, Tiger is a sweeping story of survival and redeeming love that plunges the reader into one of the world’s last wildernesses with blistering authenticity. Frieda is a primatologist, sensitive and solitary, until a violent attack shatters her ordered world. In her new role as a zookeeper, she confronts a veryContinue reading “Book Review: Tiger by Polly Clark”

Book Review: Unleashing Mr. Darcy by Teri Wilson

Review originally written in October 2014. I try to see the positives in books but I hated how this author wrote it. I disliked the writing style I found it immaturely written and the whole concept of this novel as well. Nothing happened in this entire story except the inner musings of both main characters.Continue reading “Book Review: Unleashing Mr. Darcy by Teri Wilson”

BookClub Reads: Wrapped Up In You

Plot: A Christmas fling, or has Janie found the real thing? Thirty-something hairdresser Janie Johnson’s single status is a constant source of gossip for her friends and clients. So after too many nights in with her cat, a blind date disaster and news that her ex is getting married, Janie realises it’s time to doContinue reading “BookClub Reads: Wrapped Up In You”

Book Review: This Time Next Year

Plot: Down-to-earth baker Minnie Cooper knows two things with great certainty: that her New Year’s birthday has always been unlucky, and that it’s all because of Quinn Hamilton, a man she’s never met. Minnie and Quinn were born at the same hospital just after midnight on New Year’s Day thirty years before, and not onlyContinue reading “Book Review: This Time Next Year”

Book Review: Unleashing Mr Darcy

Plot: ‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman teetering on the verge of thirty must be in want of a husband’ Not true for Manhattanite Elizabeth Scott. Instead of planning a walk down the aisle, she’s crossing the pond with the only companion she needs – her darling dog, Bliss. Caring forContinue reading “Book Review: Unleashing Mr Darcy”

BookClub Reads: All About Us

Plot: Ben’s always loved December, but this year, with his relationship with Daphne on the rocks, it’s missing its usual magic. So when he runs into his old friend Alice – the one that got away – Ben can’t help but wonder what would have happened if he’d done things differently all those years ago.Continue reading “BookClub Reads: All About Us”

Book Review: The Blue Castle

Plot: The Blue Castle is widely hailed as a reader favorite. Valancy Stirling is 29, unmarried, and has never been in love. Living with her overbearing mother and meddlesome aunt, she finds her only consolation in the “forbidden” books of John Foster and her daydreams of the Blue Castle a place where all her dreamsContinue reading “Book Review: The Blue Castle”

Book Review: The Unpassing

Plot: In Chia-Chia Lin’s debut novel, The Unpassing, we meet a Taiwanese immigrant family of six struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska. The father, hardworking but beaten down, is employed as a plumber and repairman, while the mother, a loving, strong-willed, and unpredictably emotional matriarch, holds the house together. WhenContinue reading “Book Review: The Unpassing”

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