The Promise by Ann Weisgarber. Pinner writes: "An excellent novel set in 1900 Galveston Island, Texas. The story is told using two strong voices. It is a story of overcoming scandal, the struggle of everyday life, love, and heartbreak. A great read!" Young Pianist, Worth Reading, Catherine Wainwright, Book Worth, Anne Weisgarb, Galveston Texas, Dayton Ohio, Historical Fiction, Galveston Islands
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I love reading books again and again. It's like coming back to old friends. And you will always notice something new or make a new connection that you hadn't thought of before. Even if the world in that book is always the same, the reader is not, thus the story will always grow.
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. Really amazing novel (based on a true story) about the last woman executed in Iceland. Captivating.
A Year on Ladybug Farm: This is the story of three friends who have been through so much life together, who love each other more than family could. They have the courage to risk that friendship by buying a huge, rundown farm estate in Tennessee and moving there together. It's a fun, fast read with touching moments. I'm already thinking of the cast for the movie.
'An Irish Country Childhood' by Marrie Walsh - As a child I would sit on the stone wall as if hypnotised, imagining that the world ended where the moutains and the sky met and wishing I could stand at the top and touch the heavens.' This enchanting story tells of a young girl's magical childhood on a farm in the west of Ireland during the 1930s and 1940s. It looks at the mountain-village community, one that was poor, though never short of the necessities of life.
Some Luck by Jane Smiley. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres: a heartwarming, deeply engaging new novel - the life and times of an American farm family over three transformative decades (1920-1953) - certain to become an instant classic. First volume of a trilogy. (Pub. 10/7/14)