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This is such a sweet book! I got it from the library and read it in one day. It is a short tale of an elderly widower and how he fills his life and his home in unexpected ways while mourning his wife. The characters are interesting and entertaining and the relationships are fragile but honest. Please read this book if you want to put a smile on your face.
I don't typically read romance, or 'chic lit' but this book was fun and fast and downright hilarious in places. I feel that you should know there is a lot of s*x in this book. It's the story of a woman with a desire to learn more about how to have a successful relationship, particularly in the bedroom. So she hires a male escort and you can imagine the awkward and often funny situations that arise. It is very graphic and descriptive, so if you are put off by that at all, skip this book. If you love a good laugh and are don't blush easily, you'll like it.
This is an epic historical fiction, that by now you probably know is my favorite kind of book. I found this through the Book of the Month club that I joined and I was quickly drawn to it. Many of the reviews said how long the book was and that made me want to read it even more! The characters are real and flawed and beautiful and the descriptions really transported me to early 1900's Asia. The writing is amazing and the relationships in the book are strong and touching and sometimes heartbreaking. If you like historical fiction, this won't disappoint!
Another book found through my Book of the Month club came with overwhelming great reviews. It was nominated for their book of the year (I think) and while it seemed a bit like another light romantic read, which is usually to fluffy and cute for me, I decided to try it and it was a good story. I liked the characters and I liked the relationships. While it wasn't the best book I've read this year, I would recommend it.
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This booked became available on my library request list so I picked it up. I was in the mood for something deeper to sink my teeth into after a few 'fluffy' books and was hesitant to start it. I'm glad I did. I love the main character and the way the story is told. It's a young Korean-American boy growing up in California and the cultural ideas of his parents vs. the reality of his own world provide the setting for his struggle to figure out who he is and what he wants. It's heart breaking and wonderful at the same time. I fell in love with Frank (the main character) and I really liked the sincerity and earnestness of the family and friends he was surrounded by. I read the book in 2 sittings so that means I would highly recommend it.
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