Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Review: The Good Fight

The Good Fight The Good Fight by Danielle Steel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Steele takes her readers back to the early 60's when women's lives were defined by their husband and children. Meredith McKenzie defines her life, her way. How does she do this? Well, Steel's character is a child of a very privileged family. Her father never cuts her off from money. Her grandfather encourages her independence and maverick ideas.

To Meredith (Merrie's) credit, she wants to make a difference. She wants to emulate her father and grandfather who believed in 'the good fight.' The story kept my attention because many of the issues presented, I live through as a teenager.

This story gives brush strokes to the social issues of the Sixties: sexism, racism, and gender bias. The beginning of the book took on a great pace and kept the reader engrossed. The Steele's ending disappointed me. I felt she hurried to end the story. It is a 'good read.'






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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Review: Hope Never Dies

Hope Never Dies Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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The author gives the reader a glimpse into life after eight years in the White House. "Uncle Joe" Biden is grouting tile. His side kick and friend Obama along with his government assigned body guard, Steve, spends his time flitting around the world indulging in outdoor sports with movie stars and famous tycoons. All this changes when Obama a.k.a Barack visits Biden on hid dark patio.

Joe knows clandestine meetings means something bad happened. Barack relates to Joe that his favorite conductor's body just was found on the tracks of the high speed train Joe rode while serving in Congress. Andrew Shaffer begins a 'mystery ride' with a political tilt.

You don't need any specific political leanings to enjoy this story. Shaffer add Biden and Obama for their quirks and comebacks. Trust me, this book made me laugh about a murder.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Review: Anything is Possible

Anything is Possible Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The weaving of characters and their individual stories is the delight of this book. The character and setting descriptions place you in the action. Two hundred, sixty- nine pages of reading complete with questions for discussion makes this book easy to share. Enjoy!

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