I found the story very slow-going – in fact, not a great deal was happening, except for talking things through. It was not an unpleasant read, but neither was it very interesting. I still think this book is a must for Trigani fans!
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished is well-written, funny, tender and heart-breaking; and in Temple and Mara, Ms MacLean has created a compelling central couple who, despite an inauspicious beginning, thoroughly deserve their hard-won HEA – and each other.
Baldacci has crafted another terrific tale with two great protagonists. Just when the story line seems to veer into familiar areas, Baldacci steers it into another shocking direction. This is the best book yet in the series.
This brisk, page-turner of a story climaxes at Christmas. Another winner from Albom; this book just about shouts “Give me for a holiday gift.”
I was only slightly disappointed by the neat ending; it felt as if the story just kind of fizzled out in favor of a happy ending, and although I understand why Shreve provided that ending to us, it did feel a bit far-fetched.
Anyone who enjoys crime novels but hasn’t read Smith is in for a treat. Read this book, then look for other Arkady Renko adventures.
Although the novel bogs down in the middle with disproportionate description of life as a courtesan, it mostly clips along as characters travel a collision course toward each other. The last third of the book is especially compelling as the point of view changes to Lulu and all that has happened in her life.
Readers looking for nuance will not find it here, but there are plot twists, adventure, heartbreak, and familial love in spades, making this the kind of story that keeps readers turning pages in a fever.
this is a book that I really liked and am happy to give a recommendation to, particularly for readers of Nora’s who haven’t really liked her more recent releases. This feels like “old school” Nora Roberts to me, and I mean that in the very best possible way.
S. is a triumph. It’s a fun, engaging read unlike anything else you’ve ever read. You’ll lose yourself in the multiple stories and as soon as you finish it, you’ll want to start all over again. And maybe leave a few notes of your own this time.
...in which dogged attorney Jake Brigance fights for justice in a Mississippi town where justice is not always easy to come by...Trademark Grisham, with carefully situated echoes of To Kill a Mockingbird. A top-notch thriller.
We all know that life is tangled and messy. Still, in reminding readers of this fact, Lamb turns in a satisfyingly grown-up story, elegantly written.
As ingenious as Tartt's plot is, this novel would be but a massive scaffolding feat, were it not for her uncanny way with words.
The first part of the novel, nigh-on 400 pages, is one of the most beautifully and intricately mapped pieces I've ever read...
Storm Front is a novel that includes an exciting plot, a lot of satire, and a good cat and mouse chase.
...there is much pleasure in this unhurried, sympathetic, intelligent novel by an author confident in her material and her form.
Satisfying at every level. King even leaves room for a follow-up, should he choose to write one—and with luck, sooner than three decades hence.
Though Lahiri has previously earned greater renown for her short stories, this masterful novel deserves to attract an even wider readership.
Readers will keep guessing how the two stories will intersect --- and Sparks provides some surprising twists right up until the very end. His legion of fans will not be disappointed by this latest novel, full of reflections about art, life, courage and, of course, love.
It would be easy for subject matter like this to sink into pathos, but McAdam avoids this by leading us to recognize in Looee’s fate not just the results of high-handed human meddling but a reflection of our own unbearable condition.