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The Glass Lake by Maeve Binchy
Everyone knows that Helen, the pharmacist’s wife, has never taken to living in a small town. Even her children, Kit and Emmett, know how unhappy she seems. So when Helen disappears one night everyone suspects the she drowned herself in the lake. Twelve year old Kit thinks this too. That’s why she burned the letter that her mother left for her father before anyone can read it and find out that she did kill herself and that she can’t be buried in the cemetery. Burning that letter changes Kit’s life though, in ways that she can’t even imagine.
Usually when I read Maeve Binchy I think that the whole of Ireland would benefit from some antidepressants in the water. This one, strangely, wasn’t that depressing. I’m not sure how I missed this one when it came out.
Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong
This is the finale of the Women of the Otherworld series. There is a war brewing between the forces of Heaven and Hell and the supernaturals on Earth are caught in the middle. Some are trying to reveal their existence to humans while others will do anything to keep it quiet.
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
Ciro and Enzo grew up on the same mountain in Italy. They both emigrated to America in the early 1900s. Over the years they meet briefly and lose either other. Ciro is a shoemaker and Enzo is a seamstress. Eventually their lives intertwine in this historical family epic.
I really like Adriana Trigiani but haven’t read The Shoemaker’s Wife yet. Happy Reading!
I like the story behind the Glass Lake. I will look this one up.
Sounds like a great selection. Happy reading.
My favorite book this week was Ottoline at Sea by Chris Riddell. Please come see what I’m reading now.
The Shoemaker’s Wife sounds really good, I love a good piece of Historical Fiction 🙂 I hope you’re enjoying it and that you have a GREAT week!!
The Glass Lake sounds wonderful!
Enjoy your reads. I am still considering trying KA books.
Have a wonderful reading week 🙂 We read the Shoemaker’s Wife for my book group – everyone but me liked it!
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Hope you are enjoying The Shoemaker’s Wife. Have a great week of reading.
I loved The Shoemaker’s Wife – such a change from her other books (but in a REALLY good way!)