Showing posts from August, 2011

Summer of Roses by Luanne Rice

Book Synopsis (taken from blurb of book) On the windswept coast of Nova Scotia, two friends and their young daughters have found refuge in the rugged community of Cape Hawk. Lily Malone and nine-year-old Rose are making a new home with a man who will do whatever it takes to protect them. Marisa Taylor and young Jessica are beginning to recapture the music that once filled their world with joy. But now a stranger from faraway New England has made his way to Cape Hawk, bearing secrets from the past and news of an uncertain future. And each woman will face choices that will irrevocably shape all the seasons to come — between lives left behind, mysteries unsolved, and loves that must be reclaimed or abandoned forever.

An Imperfect Fairytale
Chapter 1.1

By Charlotte Parr Day 742 So bored! Everything around here is so boring! There is nothing I can do but sit and look pretty for when my prince comes to rescue me, and after two years, one week, five days, ten hours and twenty-seven minutes, it gets a bit dull. I could kill my father. He said in his last letter that a nephew of the Queen was coming to get me. That was nearly a month ago. What’s taking him so long? At least I’m not Damia. Poor, sweet Damia. She could be at home with her family right now if she wanted, the only think keeping her here is me. I’d have gone insane by now if it hadn’t been for her. She’s the best friend I could have asked for.

One Step Over

By Charlotte Parr I looked through the window of my car at the edge of the cliff. I’m going to do it. This time I will. I was trying to think of reasons to stay in my car and drive back home. It was a useless task. There was no-one here to miss me. No-one who needed me. No-one to cry when I was gone. I bravely opened the car door and stepped outside. I left my shoes behind. I wanted to feel the grass under my feet before I left this world. The strong sea breeze caught in my hair and tore at my clothes. I took a deep breath. I loved the sea. It was a huge part of me. Memories of flying kites on the beach with my parents flooded into my head. Our cries of laughter. The smiles on our faces. We couldn’t have known what would follow. The pain and the tears and the heartache. I didn’t know what to do when he died. I was the one who found him. Blood pooling around him all over the kitchen floor. It was my fault; I know it was. I drove him to his death.

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Book Synopsis (taken from blurb of book) Sterling is a small, ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens - until a student enters the local high school with an arsenal of guns and starts shooting, changing the lives of everyone, inside and out. The daughter of the judge sitting on the case should be the state's best witness - but with her boyfriend dead and her childhood friend charged with murder, she's struggling to remember what happened in front of her own eyes.... Number one bestselling author Jodi Picoult brings us her hardest-hitting and most involving novel yet. NINETEEN MINUTES asks what it means to be different in our society, who has the right to judge someone else - and whether a person is ever whom they seem to be...