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Music Woven Between The Pages

You have never heard of Frankie Presto?  Words such as legendary, gifted, and famous have all been attached to his name.  Set aside some time to read The Magic Strings of Frankie Pesto (2015) by Mitch Albom.  I do not think you will be disappointed. Music narrates this novel.  Yes, Music.  The story opens at…

Quick Reads For a Short Month

The Wrong Girl (2013) by Hank Phillippi Ryan opens with Jane Ryland listening to her friend Tucker Cameron going on and on about her birth mother not being her real birth mother.  Birth mother? Tucker was adopted?  News to Jane. Once co-workers, Jane and Tucker were acquaintances, but hardly what you call friends.  They do…

Resolution #1 – Read More!

For me, The Memory of Running (2004) by Ron McLarty was slow to start. I was beginning to wonder if I would connect with Smithson Ide, known by most as Smithy. Smithy did not seem particularly likeable at first.  He works in a toy factory, drinks way too much, is a slob, eats junk food,…

A Christmas Dozen

A bit of a different offering for December.  Instead of the usual two book reviews, I decided to give you a random listing of 12 Christmas titles I located on the shelves here at Tanglewood.  So here is a taste of ones you might find interesting. The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson – Gabby Summerhill…

Strong Women Make A Difference

November is a busy, busy month for many of us.  One day in this month is set aside as a remembrance to honor American veterans, both living and dead.  It was originally known as Armistice Day.  Now most of us know it as Veterans Day.  The following three books all are set during war times…

Characters! Characters! Characters!

The Beaches at Painter’s Cove (2017) by Shelley Noble has a little of everything going on throughout its pages…conflict, financial woes, mystery, a touch of romance, and a dysfunctional family.  Make that four generations of dysfunctional! The opening pages of this novel had me a bit confused at first.  The introduction begins with a short…

“Before” Is The Key Word

If you have seen the movie version of Me Before You, you should still read the book. If you have not seen the movie, read the book. Me Before You (2012) by JoJo Moyes is not strictly a romance novel regardless of the title.  It does have some touching moments one could label romantic, but…