Saturday, September 15, 2012

Do You Believe?



True Believer is the first book in the Jeremy Marsh series by Nicholas Sparks, and is another great story.

Product DetailsSynopsis:

Jeremy has just pulled off the story of his career about a conman.   Now what will he do next?  A letter came to him by a lady named Doris from Boone Creek.  She told him about some mysterious lights that take place in their cemetery and would be he comes down to investigate?  Jeremy journeys to Boone Creek to start his investigation.  He meets the people of the town but there is one special one in particular.  Lexie Darnell is the librarian who helps Jeremy with his investigation but can she help him with more.  What will the investigation discover about the lights?

My Thoughts:

Having been a fan for a long time, I found another great book by Nicholas Sparks. I was very much entertained by the author’s description of this small town and its characters.  I think my favorite character was the mayor of the town Mayor Gurgken who helped ad some humor to the story.  The main character in this book includes an interest in science.   Science personally is one of my least favorite subjects in school.   I was as interested in the investigation but felt the story lagged a little.

What makes a story great to you?  What flavor does a story need?  Do you like romance?  What feeling do you need expressed by the author to truly enjoy a book?
What I like is a great relaxing story that occasionally provokes some thought.   Nicholas Sparks is great at evoking emotion out of his readers.

I hope you enjoy Nicholas Sparks as much as I have.  Please visit his Facebook and website.

Rating:
4/5

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin a Gripping Read



Heart of the Matter is the December book club selection for Chick Lit and Other Fiction.  I love Emily Griffin’s books.   I was anxious to start this one.



Synopsis:

Tessa goes out to dinner with her husband Nick to celebrate their anniversary.  He is called away to the hospital.  Nick is a doctor is called in to help a little boy who was in a terrible accident.  His mother Valerie rushes to the hospital with no idea what to expect once she gets there.  How will this one event impact the players mentioned above?

My Thoughts:

I have been a big fan of Emily’s books.   I loved how the plot was formatted for this novel.  Ms. Giffin chose to tell the story from two different points of view.  Tessa who is Nick’s wife and Valerie who meets Nick at the hospital.  Tessa’s part of the story is told in first person point of view.  Valerie is told is third person point of view.    I loved the narration of the book which I saw mostly through Valerie’s perspective.  I did not enjoy this book as much as some of her other books.  I will still look forward to her next book.

Ratings:

3.5/5