Thursday, May 05, 2022

April Books

 Airplanes make for long good reading periods.... I got 4 read in April!!!

Are you ready???

Oh ya, I told you no super serious ones this month - I had really LONG ones last month!!\

I had a like/don't like with this one....It started out so great, but in the middle there was a little bit of a lecture to the reader.  I notice a lot of her books take on a purpose in educating you, the reader, and thats all good.... but.... 

Anyways this is what the reviews say:

"Summer Valentine has returned to Moonlight, South Carolina, a very different woman from the naive wallflower who left years before. These days she’s straightforward and savvy, determined to do right by her son, David―even if that means cashing in her struggling music career in Nashville and returning to the town that drove her away. Sure, she took a fall. But at least she now knows where she stands…

Despite her anger over the past, Summer believes David deserves a relationship with his father, Hunter ‘Hunt’ McCroy. Though Hunt’s illustrious career has faded, privilege still protects him from his worst mistakes.

Someone else is back in Moonlight too: Rhett Bryan, the golden boy of Hollywood, who’s taking stock of his own life after a tragic accident. As his rekindled friendship with Summer quickly deepens, she must reconcile the painful history that ties her to both men―one she’s finally forgiven, one she’s afraid to love―to claim healing and happiness."

I really liked this next one. Libby gets really hit hard with some life changing things, and I like how she takes charge, her humor, and the way she made it all about her. ( I can relate!)  I think the change between having a perfect life, and a life that you want to live was a great take away!

"Libby Miller has always been an unwavering optimist—but when her husband drops a bomb on their marriage the same day a doctor delivers devastating news, she realizes her rose-colored glasses have actually been blinding her.

With nothing left to lose, she abandons her life in Chicago for the clear waters and bright beaches of the Caribbean for what might be her last hurrah. Despite her new sunny locale, her plans go awry when she finds that she can’t quite outrun the past or bring herself to face an unknowable future. Every day of tropical bliss may be an invitation to disaster, but with her twin brother on her trail and a new relationship on the horizon, Libby is determined to forget about fate. Will she risk it all to live—and love—a little longer?

From critically acclaimed author Camille Pag√°n comes a hilarious and hopeful story about a woman choosing between a “perfect” life and actually living."

Alright - this one took me a minute to get into - but once I realized that we were going to go thru life with three different characters - and then a group chapter - it totally made sense!!  sometimes I am not the most brilliant bulb in the box!!!

It was a great novel about three friends realizing that they needed each other, and that thier friendship helped them get thru a lot of things going on it their lives.

"Grown-up life in Dublin hasn't worked out quite as planned for school friends Melissa, Steph and Eilis.

Melissa has a successful career as a journalist, but inside she's a mess of insecurities.

Stay at home Mum, Steph is lonely and lost, walking on eggshells around her philandering husband and angry teenage daughter.

And Eilis, a hardworking A&E doctor, is just going through the motions with her long-term partner Rob.

A wonderfully warm debut, about friends you can’t live without and about choosing the life you really want."

This one might have been my favorite for the month:
"Carla Sullivan’s 50th birthday is fast approaching when her whole world is turned upside down. Discovering her feckless husband is having yet another affair and following her mother’s death, she is in need of an escape. Finding an envelope addressed to her mother’s estranged sister Josette in the South of France gives Carla the perfect plan.

Seizing the moment, she packs her bags and heads to Antibes to seek out the enigma known as Tante Josette. But as the two women begin to forge a tentative relationship, family secrets start to unravel, forcing Carla to question her life as she has always known it."

It is one that I took on the plane, and I was okay with the long flight - I was totally entertained. 

There you go!! My Book reports.

Ps - When I was a kid I hated doing these - and now I get all happy that I can actually remember what I read!!!!


Delighted Hands said...

Looks like some great reads--nice book reports--I would give you an A+!

Linda said...

I know what you mean about not liking book reports as a kid! It has totally changed now - lol! Thanks for the reviews, that last one sounds like one I'd like.

Linda said...

And I just found the Villa of Sun and Secrets free on Kindle Unlimited - yay!

Vicki W said...

Thanks for the recommendations!

Bonnie said...

I'm an avid reader and sometimes get several books read a week (or listened to.). I enjoy seeing what other quilters recommend. I just finished By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate that I thought was excellent. I was lucky to put a reserve on it fairly soon after it was published and receive it within a few months of then.