“Behind Closed Doors”
Written by: B.A. Paris
He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she’s a flawless homemaker and a masterful gardener and cook, and she dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they’re still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. Jack and Grace are inseparable….
What you see on the outside isn’t always what you see on the inside. Why doesn’t she ever answer the phone? Why doesn’t she hang with friends without her doting husband? Welcome to a book that will leave you intrigued. Eager to find out the ending, you turn page after page even after everyone is in bed. I have been frustrated with books before, reading and hurling books. Yelling at the characters like they could hear me. This book had me doing this on every page. I almost pulled my hair out! I loved this book. I gave this book 5/5 stars on Goodreads. Even though this book was an easy and fast paced book, I loved it. The soon to be husband had me so mad I wanted to jump into the book and slap him myself. Very exciting page turner….enjoy!
Written by Emma Donoghue
Let me just start off by saying, this was my 2nd time reading this book. The first time, I got to page 50 and tossed it. I simply couldn’t read it and understand what exactly was going on. I kept thinking all the books out there I could be reading and enjoying. But I pulled this one off the shelf at the library again and thought I would give it a try. An insert inside the book reveals:
Lib Wright, a young English nurse trained by the legendary Florence Nightingale, arrives in an impoverished Irish Village with a strange mission. Eleven year old Anna O’Donnell is said to have eaten nothing for four months. With tourists thronging to see the child, and the press sowing doubt, the baffled community looks to an outsider to bring the truth to light. Lib’s job is simple: to stay in the girl’s bare room at all hours, watching her. Is Anna a fraud or a “Living wonder”?
I gave this book 1/5 stars. I simply couldn’t get it done fast enough. The story line is there, but it held no interest to me what so ever.
I woke up one day and instead of picking up a newspaper, I decided to pick up my devotionals and try to find something I should be thankful for. Most of the time, people say, “I am grateful for waking up this morning.” I am like nah, I want to be grateful for things that are not expected. Grateful for the clouds that shade us from a sweltering sun on a hot day, grateful for my pets, that I can have something to love, or how about being grateful that I still have my parents. Not everyone still has those. Being grateful or thankful for all these things pretty much sums up, your so glad you woke up. How about being grateful you found peace, love for others, grateful that others have found happiness and thankful that someone has finally found GOD?
Some devotionals I have found inspiring and I plan on listing 4 of them. First one is “Grace for the Moment, Volume 2” by Max Lucado. My 2nd one is “A Moment for your Soul: Devotions to lift you up” by Tony Evans. My 3rd one “A Year of Miracles: Daily Devotions and Reflections” by Marianne Williamson. Lastly, “The Power of Being Thankful 365 Life Changing Devotions” by Joyce Meyer.
I did give each of these devotionals 5/5 stars. I enjoyed reading them every morning and some of the devotionals helped me in so many ways. I also found how I want to live my life every single day! I hope they help you as well. We all need something in life.
Paris for One & Other Stories
by JoJo Moyes
I gave this book 3/5 stars and gave it this rating because it wasn’t really my favorite. This had several mini stories in one book. I did like the first story, “Paris for One” about a 26 year old woman who had never been to Paris. When her boyfriend fails to show up for the weekend, her romantic getaway seems to be ruined at first. She finally goes out, alone, and realizes who she really is. She finds out how much fun she has exploring Paris and meets a few people along the way, surprising all who knows her.
Other mini stories are “Between the Tweets”, “Love in the Afternoon”, “A Bird in the Hand”, “Crocodile Shoes”, “Holdups”, “Last Year’s Coat”, “Thirteen Days with John C.”, and “The Christmas List”. Like I said from the beginning, this wasn’t my favorite book from her.