Friday, July 22, 2016

Did You Hear About the Most Recent Novel By Cecelia Ahern? by Josephine Mattia

 Thank you to William Morrow and Library Thing for a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

The New York Times bestselling author Cecelia Ahern returns with, One Hundred Names.


Irish Reporter Kitty Logan has been in turmoil lately over a recent story. This story created a scandal when investigation physical education teacher Colin Maguire.  The charge sexually abusing two of his students.  He might have also fathering one child, on the show Thirty Minutes. The results of the story leaving both of their careers in jeopardy. Her Boss convinces Kitty to write a different kind of story.  One that she is inspired to write the one story that she has always wanted to write. She discovers a brown envelope with the list of one hundred names.  Who could Kitty possibly meet?  What do these names link to? Will Colin ever forgive Kitty for the damage she’s caused?

My Thoughts:

One Hundred Names is a novel that I found enjoyable from beginning to end.  The conflict between the two main characters Kitty and Colin is heart breaking. The tone is delivered with honesty and dramatic flair to keep the reader interested in the story. The use of the names propels the readers to want to read more of Kitty’s story.  The reader will be satisfied at the conclusion of the story. 

 A big thank you to Cecelia Ahern for presenting such a wonderful novel!



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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Did You Know About Mitza Einstein?

Thank you to Library Reads and Source Books for a copy of The Other Einstein in exchange for an honest review.
Mileva (Mitza) Maric Einstein was the first wife of Albert Einstein.   Did you know about her contributions towards his early work?  What was their relationship like?  Is there room for two geniuses in one marriage?


Mitza Maric is not your typical student at university in Zurich Switzerland.  She is from the Serbia area of the Austrian Hungry Empire.  She has one major flaw and that is her limp.  In her culture it means that she cannot marry. Will her experiences at the university change give her different opportunities?   Life seems different once school starts.  Makes friends with her roommates at the pension.  She also meets Albert Einstein a classmate from many of her classes.   He knows that Mitza has something special. Their relationship becomes special and they begin working together in and outside of school.  But will their relationship flourish once school ends?

My Thoughts:

This novel is easy to read.  The pages are easy to turn as you discover more about Mitza Einstein. The story slowed for me once she graduated from the university.  Then she began married life with Albert. The character development is great because I found myself caring for Mitza Einstein.  I could not believe the way Albert treated her. The research contributed to the character development of the main characters in this novel.
This book is short and told in much the same as the Paris Wife.  The readers see it all from Mitza’s point of view.  My heart ended up breaking for her and the way that her life played out.  I hope that she was able to find some happiness in the end.



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