Monday, September 16, 2013

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Benjamin's fascinating historical fiction is told from the perspective of Anne Morrow Lindbergh.  The novel alternates between different stages of the Lindbergh's marriage, from their unexpected courtship to the kidnapping of their baby and the final betrayal as Charles's secrets are revealed.  Anne is an accomplished remarkable strong woman despite the constant pressure she is under, and is torn between being a wife and the ambassador's daughter.  It is a good read that makes one wonder, as Anne's mother told her, that "only the weak needs heroes..."

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Walk by Richard Paul Evans

Alan has just lost everything.  His job, his wife, his home.  As he contemplates suicide he comes up with a better idea.  He will go for a walk.  This is not just any walk.  Alan is going to walk from Seattle, Washington to Key West, Florida.  The people he will come across will share some very important lessons that will save his life and hopefully inspire yours.

The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Lucy ends up leaving her guy at the altar. Even though they were perfect for each other, she just can't do it. And so begins the great adventure of Lucy Jorik. While searching for her destiny, she ends up spending the summer in a beach house on the Great Lakes. While in disguise she meets people she really likes, and begins to find it hard that she will be leaving at the end of the season. Of course there is also "Panda", the motorcycle dude turned police officer. A charming story that anyone who likes romance would enjoy.