Friday, March 25, 2011

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

If you’ve ever read Sophie Kinsella, then I don’t need to tell you Twenties Girl is laugh out loud funny! This is a story of Lara Lington whose great-aunt Sadie, dead great-aunt Sadie, shows up to have Lara find her missing dragonfly necklace so she can rest in peace. Sadie appears as a twenty something year old sprit and throws Lara’s already out of control life into a tailspin. Lara wants nothing more than to have her feisty fun loving spirited great-aunt leave her be! As Lara embarks on a quest for looking for a necklace, she ends up learning a lot about life and love from Sadie.

            This book was so much fun to read. I loved both Lara and Sadie. Sadie at first seemed to be such a bother (though fun to read), but she really opened up Lara’s eyes to seeing who she could be and to love life. Lara is even able to return the favor to Sadie as she stumbles upon the truth behind the darkest days of Sadie’s youth. This is definite read.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Look Again by Lisa Scottoline

Normally, a book about a missing child is something I would pass on. However, a friend of mine gave me this book and told me how good it was.

Ellen Gleeson, is a journalist and a single mom to her adopted son, Will. She brings in the mail one day only to see a Have You Seen this child postcard with a picture of a little boy who happens to look just like her son.

This story takes right off and grabs you. I personally felt inner conflict as a mother. What would I do? What would I want someone to do in the same circumstance?

The best thing about this book is in only gets better and better! You aren’t going to want to put this one down!

I absolutely loved this book and can’t wait to read more fro Lisa Scottoline!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Life's a Beach By Claire Cook

 A story about a forty something a year old woman, who happens to live above her parent’s garage isn't exactly something I personally relate too. Ginger lives there with her cat, boyfriend and makes jewelry as a hobby/job. Her neurotic parents fighting over what to do over the family home makes the whole living situation down right funny. Add her mysterious artist boyfriend and her accomplished older sister who wants to run Ginger's life as well as keep her busy babysitting her nephew makes you really feel for her!

While taking her funny nephew to and from a movie set, Ginger meets a good-looking gaffer (an electrician) on the set. The older sister in me was excited and yelling "guy number two," but as she struggles with what to do in love she starts taking her jewelry making a little more seriously. Suddenly big sis, Geri joins her on the movie set and the sister roles reverse for a short time and they find away to move forward together.

As the movie wraps up, Ginger realizes what she really wants and begins moving forward with gusto. This was a fun, lighthearted, easy read. If you find yourself headed to the beach throw this novel in the beach bag, 'cause Life's a Beach.

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