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" An absolutely beautifully written, almost lyrical account of an unlikely, slow blossoming love affair. Set in a post - WWII small Russian Village, a young journalist falls for an older woman, who has been waiting for her fiance to return from the war for 30 years. Makine weaves a beautiful tale of love and loss, and tells it from the eyes of a somewhat arrogant 26 year old, who spends most of his time in Mirnoe, the small village, pining for a woman who is seemingly untouchable. At the end though, the book teaches us a valuable lesson in being careful what we wish for, and ends in heartbreaking simplicity."
Love, Water, Memory is the fourth novel from PNW author Jennie Shortridge that I have had the pleasure of reading. Her latest book is part psychological mystery and part love story. What would it be like to wake up in California - far from where you live in Washington, with no memory of anything? This is where Lucie Walkers story begins. With help from Fiance Grady, memories slowly return and Lucie is forced to deal with deep, dark emotions that have been repressed for years. Will Lucie have the courage to become a more compassionate and loving person, or will her fears compel her to remain unchanged?
On Maisie's 10th outing, we see her yearning for a major life change. She wnats to follow in her Mentor, Maurie's, footsteps and travel abroad. but first, Maisie must work through the murders of two Indian women and with clues running in different diections, that will take some time. Maisie must also tie up loose ends with those she loves and cares for before embarking on her voyage to Indian. There will undoubtedly be some big suprise in store for we readers when we next see Maisie.
What an aptly titled book - darkly mysterious, yet shot through with splendor and joy of humanity and love. Three very different yet ordinary children find themselves facing a powerful and frightening evil magic in a Victorian London just on the edge of surreality. As the mysteries are slowly revealed and the evil threatens the childrens innocence, the splendor of this book will draw both young and grown readers into its gripping, redemptive story.
This story is a sweet, heart-warming tale of an Australian girl named ruth who learns to appreciate her crazy, disoganized family for who they are. Perfect for ages 8-12, Ms. McCarthy adds historical fiction with a magicalrat to create a unique story for anyone having trouble being thankful for what they have.
"Things aren't going well for Ron Currie Jr. He is mourning the loss of his father, when his new book gets burnt down in a fire at the house of the woman he has loved for years but can never be with for long before she breaks his heart again. To give her space, and write a new book, he escapes to an Island where he tells the story of his life, and his love for Emma. After too many drunken nights, bar fights, a suicide attempt and a failed affair with a college student - Currie disappears again and takes us on another trip halfway around the world.
This book will make you laugh, even when it's so sad you don't really want to laugh. It's very down to earth, relatable, and will make you wonder about how much stock people really put in the truth- and how much time we spend fictionalising facts in order to please others.
It's an all round great read for everyone, although it does contain some strong language and sex. "