Contemporary Fiction

THE READERS OF BROKEN WHEEL RECOMMEND by Katarina Bivald

Summary from Goodreads: "Once you let a book into your life, the most unexpected things can happen... Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds that Amy's funeral has just ended. Luckily, the townspeople are happy to look after their bewildered tourist—even if they don't understand her peculiar need for books. Marooned in a farm town that's almost beyond repair, Sara starts a bookstore in honor of her friend's memory. All she wants is to share the books she loves with th...
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Quick Reviews: The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen |The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart | Cities by Carla de Guzman

Quick Reviews: The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen |The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart | Cities by Carla de Guzman
Catching up with my review backlog before the year ends! I cannot not post anything about a book I've read, even for a few lines, because that's the way I am. Haha. Here are quick thoughts on three books I read several months back: The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen Summary from Amazon: It’s the dubious distinction of thirty-year-old Willa Jackson to hail from a fine old Southern family of means that met with financial ruin generations ago. The Blue Ridge Madam—built by Willa’s great-great-grandfather and once the finest home in Walls of Water, North Carolina—has stood for years as a ...
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THE THIRD WIFE | Lisa Jewell

Publication Date: June 9, 2015 Published By: Atria Books Genre: Women's Fiction/Mystery My Rating: 3.5/5 stars. Summary from Goodreads: In the early hours of a summer morning, a young woman steps into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide? At the center of this puzzle is Adrian Wolfe, a successful architect and grief-stricken widower, who, a year after his third wife’s death, begins to investigate the cause. As Adrian looks back on their brief but seemingly happy marriage, disturbing secrets begin to surface. The divorces from his two previous wives had been amicabl...
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MAGGIE’S TURN | Deanna Lynn Sletten

  *I received a digital copy from NetGalley in exchange for a review. Publication Date: July 14, 2015 Published By: Lake Union Publishing Genre: Women's Fiction My Rating: 3/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: Maggie has always put her family’s needs in front of her own, until one day—without forethought—she drives away, leaving behind her indifferent husband and two sulking teenagers. As she begins a quest of self-exploration, she meets new people, enjoys new adventures, and rediscovers long-neglected passions. For the first time in years, Maggie contemplates what she wants from life and...
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THE COLOR OF OUR SKY | Amita Trasi*

  *My digital copy was given by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Summary from Goodreads: A sweeping, emotional journey of two childhood friends—one struggling to survive the human slave trade and the other on a mission to save her—two girls whose lives converge only to change one fateful night in 1993. India, 1986: Mukta, a ten-year-old girl from the lower caste Yellamma cult of temple prostitutes has come of age to fulfill her destiny of becoming a temple prostitute. In an attempt to escape this legacy that binds her, Mukta is transported to a foster fam...
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