I got a text message last night from a friend that read, "Help...I need a book to read...I'm lost...can't find one that grabs me."
I sent her three suggestions; two books that I read earlier this year and one book that I will be reading for an upcoming book club meeting. They are:
Only Time Will Tell is the first in a new series by Jeffrey Archer called the Clifton Chronicles. The story begins in 1920s England and introduces readers to Harry Clifton, a young fatherless lad, whose life changes dramatically after meeting the rich and powerful Barrington family. Rarely am I so hooked by a book, but Archer's characters are so interesting and the story is so compelling that I read the book in a single day. I have since read the second book, The Sins of the Father, and now await the next in the series, Best Kept Secret, which will be available in May 2013. I've borrowed books in the series from my local library.
The Light Between Oceans is a haunting debut novel about a lighthouse keeper and his much younger wife set on remote Janus Rock, Australia after World War I. M. (Margo) L. Stedman tells a captivating story of the couple's life-changing decision that creates a moral dilemma of huge proportion, for which they seek redemption. I received a review copy of this book from the publisher, Scribner.
I'll be reading How It All Began by Penelope Lively for a book club meeting at the end of January. I recently placed a request for the book at my local public library. I'm looking forward to starting it because it comes highly recommended by an avid reader.
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