Category Archives: Fiction

Book Club Loved The Invention of Wings

This wonderful dramatization of real-life events, The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd, sparked one of the best book club discussions our neighborhood book club has had in its short life of about a year-and-a-half. There was something in … Continue reading

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Book Club Christmas Book

Our book club chose Keeping Christmas, by Dan Walsh, thinking it would be a fun Christmasy book to discuss at our December meeting. Not! Only one of the members present at our meeting really liked the book. Everyone else said the … Continue reading

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Invention of Wings Blew Me Away

Our book club will be reading Sue Monk Kidd‘s The Invention of Wings in January for our February 2, discussion. I reserved it at the local library, and it became available far sooner than needed, so I went ahead and … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Queens is Drivel, Pure Drivel

I tried, I really tried to read this book. I just couldn’t get through it. The most telling thing is that before our book club meeting, one of the members sent out an e-mail asking what we thought of the … Continue reading

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The Black Widow, 16th in the Series

I just published my review of Daniel Silva’s The Black Widow. Already waiting for the next book in this series. To read my review of this great book click right here. I’ve been chasing bad guys for a while, now … Continue reading

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Reading The Boston Girl

Of all the books we have read in our book club, so far,  Boston Girl, by Amanda Diamant, is my favorite. It’s a must-read. Main character, Addie Baum, was a woman ahead of her time.  Here’s the link to my review:  https://grumpybookreviewer.com/book-club–books/the-boston-girl/.  … Continue reading

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Do You Ever Re-Read Books You’ve Read Before?

Have you ever read a book that was so good you read it again? I have, but only a few. Among the books I have read more than once are The Witness by Nora Roberts, The Forgotten by David Baldacci, The Great … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Serial Novels

Have you ever finished a book then wondered what would have happened next in the lives of the characters if the story had continued? I certainly have. Over the last few years, I have found that I enjoy serial novels … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Creek Left Me Stunned

It will be a long time before I get Fourth of July Creek out of my mind. This is the prize-winning novel recommended to me by a high school classmate, George Scherer. This book left me stunned; it’s one of … Continue reading

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Two Novels with Indigent Children as the Focus

I just finished reading two wonderful books that have indigent children and the foster care system, as the primary focus, but there is oh, so much more.  The first, Fourth of July Creek, was recommended to me by a former classmate, … Continue reading

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