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Book reviews and my thoughts on books I’ve read.

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Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank Book Club Discussion Questions & Review

Blurb: 4* I really liked it! – Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank explores whether people really get over their first loves and can men and women really ever just be friends?  Set in the beautiful Isle of Palms, South Carolina and Corfu, Greece, Same Beach, Next Year is a fun and entertaining addition to…

Wicked by Gregory Maguire Book Review – is evil born or created?
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Wicked by Gregory Maguire Book Review – is evil born or created?

Blurb: Wicked by Gregory Maguire is a wonderfully creepy, magical and sometimes disturbing book, perfect for your fall reading list. Maguire creates a “Wicked” Witch we can empathize with and relate to while providing commentary on the role religion, racial inequality and suppression play in fueling evil. An interesting look at whether evil is born…

The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson is storytelling at its best! Review
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The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson is storytelling at its best! Review

Blurb: 5* I loved it! – The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson is storytelling at it’s best and unlike anything I’ve ever read. A unique and unexpected mix of the mystical Hindu mythology and how family penetrates the toughest walls and deepest buried secrets.    Synopsis from Goodreads: “Born in Alabama, Paula Vauss spent the first decade…

Echoes of Family by Barbara Claypole White Review: A realistic look at mental illness
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Echoes of Family by Barbara Claypole White Review: A realistic look at mental illness

    Blurb: 4* I really liked it! Echoes of Family by Barbara Claypole White shows with heart-breaking realism how mental illness impacts the patient, their family and those demons in their past and present that they are always fighting against.   Synopsis from Goodreads: “Sometimes the only way through darkness is to return to…