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Good morning, Bloggers! Grab some coffee (or a mimosa), and let’s talk about our weeks.
I just came from the movies and saw Before I Go to Sleep. I enjoyed it, but some reviewers gave it “rotten tomatoes.” Who are those critics? LOL
I read Before I Go to Sleep earlier this year….and while I only gave it four stars, I remember enjoying it. And I thought the movie was actually better…so I guess I have poor taste! LOL
And before I go to sleep and forget all about last week…here’s what happened:
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:
Review: When We Fall, by Emily Liebert
Review: The Oleander Sisters, by Elaine Hussey
Review: Dark Witch (e-book), by Nora Roberts
Review: The Children Act (e-book), by Ian McEwan
INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)
I received ONE book in the mail from Amazon Vine; purchased one book at Barnes & Noble; and downloaded one book for Sparky.
Five Days Left, by Julie Lawson Timmer (Amazon Vine)
Mara Nichols is a successful lawyer, devoted wife, and adoptive mother who has received a life-shattering diagnosis. Scott Coffman, a middle school teacher, has been fostering an eight-year-old boy while the boy’s mother serves a jail sentence. Scott and Mara both have five days left until they must say good-bye to the ones they love the most.
Winter Street, by Elin Hilderbrand (Purchased)
In bestseller Elin Hilderbrand’s first Christmas novel, a family gathers on Nantucket for a holiday filled with surprises.
One Moment, One Morning (e-book), by Sarah Rayner
The Brighton to London line. The 7:44 am train. Cars packed with commuters. One woman occupies her time observing the people around her. Opposite, a girl puts on her make-up. Across the aisle, a husband strokes his wife’s hand. Further along, another woman flicks through a glossy magazine. Then, abruptly, everything changes: a man collapses, the train is stopped, and an ambulance is called.
For at least three passengers on the 7:44 on that particular morning, life will never be the same again. There’s Lou, in an adjacent seat, who witnesses events first hand. Anna, who’s sitting further up the train, impatient to get to work. And Karen, the man’s wife.
Telling the story of the week following that fateful train journey, One Moment, One Morning is a stunning novel about love and loss, about family and – above all– friendship. A stark reminder that, sometimes, one moment is all it takes to shatter everything. Yet it also reminds us that somehow, despite it all, life can and does go on.
WHAT’S UP NEXT: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)
Saving Grace, by Jane Green
Getting Even, by Sarah Rayner
The Rosie Effect, by Graeme Simsion
Now I’m off to resume reading…and perhaps watching something on my DVR. What was your week like? What lies ahead?
Here is a cheerful flower brightening up my rainy day.