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    Heart Bones Book Review ~ Unbreakable Young Love

    I am a Colleen Hoover fan! Her books always entertain me and most often leave me in either awe or tears.  Colleen Hoover (CoHo) Romance Novel, Domestic Fiction Texas, 2015 Angela Goethals Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Book Review Heart Bones  3/5 Beyah has survived her her whole life but this summer, she’s going to start living.  It’s just so easy to read a Colleen Hoover novel. The writing is always free flowing and simple to understand. The characters have such depth! It’s easy to connect with Beyah and sympathize with her- though I highly doubt…

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    Firefly Lane Book Review ~ Best Friends Forever

    This book broke me as per usual with the talented Kristin Hannah. I can only hope the sequel, Fly Away will put me back together.  Kristin Hannah general fiction, domestic fiction Seattle, WA 1970s-2000s Susan Eriksen Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Book Review Firefly Lane  4.8/5 Firefly Lane is a heartfelt book about the journey of life long friends Tully and Kate.  Despite their drastically different personalities, they develop this bond as teenage girls that takes them through college life, love lives, careers, marriage, kids and just the hardships of life. I felt an instant bond to…

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    The Dutch House

    author, Ann Patchett  narrator, Tom Hanks  setting, Philadelphia Book Rating: 3/5A moving autobiographical fiction novel, The Dutch House focuses on the relationship between two siblings, Danny and Maeve Conroy. This was my very first Ann Patchett novel and I wanted to LOVE it!! It was beautifully written. Ms. Patchett is very definitely talented. I could feel the moods that settled over different scenes. I found myself thinking about parts of this book while doing dishes or rocking my baby to sleep. The lives of Danny and Maeve built a compelling story but I didn’t keep-walking-in-the-rainstorm-because-I-couldn’t-stop-listening ”love” it. (I miss you Crawdads!) Also, I couldn’t attach to the characters which is usually…