Friday, August 3, 2012

book club


The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Language of Flowers: A Novel
The Language of Flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable young woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past.
(thanks, amazon)

I was intrigued by this book and it held it's promise for the most part. Interesting storyline, the main character was a little too much for me at times and sure I felt bad for her,but also she never fully trusted HERSELF to follow her gut,she always just assumed she would mess it up so why bother waiting around. I thought it was a strange ending with Hazel. I give it a C.

The Negotiator by Dee Henderson
 The Negotiator (The O'Malley Series #1)
FBI agent Dave Richman from Danger in the Shadows is back. He's about to meet Kate O'Malley, and his life will never be the same. She's a hostage negotiator. He protects people. He's about to find out that falling in love with a hostage negotiator is one thing, but keeping her safe is another!
Introducing the O'Malleys, an inspirational group of seven, all abandoned or orphaned as teens, who have made the choice to become a loyal and committed family. They have chosen their own surname, O'Malley, and have stood by each other through moments of joy and heartache. Their stories are told in CBA best-selling, inspirational romantic suspense novels that rock your heart and restore strength and hope to your spirit.

(thanks, amazon)

A great book to a gripping series;I love the setting(Chicago) and the main character is kick-ass. A sweet bit of romance and a whole lot of love and family! A quick read that has me trying to figure it all out til the end. An A for sure.

Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
The Sugar Queen
Imagine a world where the color red has startling powers and passion can make eggs fry in their cartons. Welcome to snowy Bald Slope, North Carolina. There's magic behind every closet door.
(thanks to her website)

Another enjoyable and fantastical read by Sarah. You can't help but feel for these women and to root them on. A fast read that uses candy names as chapter titles-fun! I give it an A.

Happy Friday!


  1. The Language of Flowers is on my list. But - The Sugar Queen sounds good too.

  2. Ooooo, Sugar Queen sounds AWESOME. And, as per usual, I haven't heard of any of the books you've read. You're like my SOURCE, girl! ;)

  3. I'm kind of sad to see that you didn't really like The Language of Flowers. It's been on my TBR pile for a long long time and I was hoping to really like it. I've also heard good things about Sarah Addison Allen, I'll have to read one of her books sometime!


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