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The Exchange, by John Grisham.  After so many years to well over a decade we get to see what Mitch and Abby McDeere have been doing since running for their lives from the mob and the corrupt lawfirm in Memphis Tennessee.  Personally I could have waited another decade to catch up on the McDeere lives in a better book after the blockbuster of The Firm.  Like Mitch who was constantly in meetings thinking to himself how bored he was much of the time I felt the same reading this new book.

 

The book was about a serious subject matter but it just was not all that great.  One nice note at the end you could tell John will bring them back into our world of reading again.

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@Janey2 wrote:

@CANDLEQUEEN  I am reading Someone's Listening. I am finding it very slow, but I am going to stick with it.


@Janey2 I hope it picks up for you-I just borrowed my copy to a co worker who is an avid reader...I enjoyed it though. Let me know your thoughts after you have read it....

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@Lilysmom1 wrote:

@Citrine1 , interesting review on Britney Spears book.  I have it but have not read it yet.  Thanks.


@Lilysmom1   If I may elaborate (without giving anything away) - - what I did while reading was occasionally look at a youtube video of her.  When she would talk about a particular show she performed in or a concert, I would youtube it to see if I agreed with what she said about it.  That's when I started doubting her.  

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@CANDLEQUEEN  In the end I thought Someone's Listening was ok. It finally picked up about half way through. I could not stand Faith and that was part of the problem. I thought the end was a bit contrived.      On to the next......

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I'm reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I'm liking it. 

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I have enjoyed these books these pass months, while none of them got a five star rating,they were at least 3.5-4.5 rating from me. The Last Party,Claire Macintosh, The Villa,K Rachel Hawkins,The Making of Her,Bernadette Jiwa, The Girls WHO Disappeared, Claire Douglas, He Started It, Samantha Dowing, A Killing of Innocents, Deborah Crombie, The Maddness of Crowds and A World Of  Curiosities, by Louise Penny.

 

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Katie Winters is a new author for me. I finished  The Copperfield House: A Nantucket Sunset Series, Book 1.  The series highlights the Copperfield sisters and the challenges in their lives.   I will read book 2 soon. 

 

I finished Our Stolen Child, by Melissa Wiesner. I very much enjoyed it.  I did not deal with fertility issues, but my dear girlfriend  did.  I went to appointments with her, gave her shots, and shared in her disappoints and eventual joy.   And although she didn't  have to do IVF, she was knocking on the door of it. This book brought back all those memories and the what ifs..........what if this happened to her, kind of questions. It made me cry, made me angry, made me feel a whole gamut of emotions. 

 

I am currently listening to Where the Grass Grows Blue, by Hope Gibbs, who is another new author for me.  I am about halfway through and enjoying it.  It takes place in rural Kentucky, a place I've never visited.   The descriptions of the places, flowers and areas paint a clear picture of the area for me. 

 

Up next, My Name is Barbra by Barbra Streisand.  I want to listen to this book. It is read by the author. 

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Re: NOVEMBER 2023 READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

The Goodreads Choice Awards are up for voting in the opening round.  A lot of books I've never heard of. 

 

Mystery will be the hardest category for me, as usual. 

 

I can't believe I actually read 5 books in the horror category, not my usual genre.

 

Should be interesting.  

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@beckyb1012 wrote:

The Exchange, by John Grisham.  After so many years to well over a decade we get to see what Mitch and Abby McDeere have been doing since running for their lives from the mob and the corrupt lawfirm in Memphis Tennessee.  Personally I could have waited another decade to catch up on the McDeere lives in a better book after the blockbuster of The Firm.  Like Mitch who was constantly in meetings thinking to himself how bored he was much of the time I felt the same reading this new book.

 

The book was about a serious subject matter but it just was not all that great.  One nice note at the end you could tell John will bring them back into our world of reading again.


Thanks for the review~I'll have to think twice about if I want to read it. Maybe the two should have just sailed into the sunset at the end of The Firm? lol.

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A Time To Stand, by Robert Whitlow.  A convenience store robbery with the clerk severely injured leads to a shooting a few blocks away of an unarmed black 16 year old.  The shooter a young white police officer.  He recounts the way he ordered the young man to stop and his erratic gesture then Luke hears a shot and fires his weapon.

 

Adisa a corporate attorney with prior prosecution experience does some pro bono work and gets a man off death row from DNA  to a crime 14 years earlier he did not commit.

Adisa comes home to this small Georgia town to take care of her sick aunt.  Adisa is asked to help with the criminal charges filed against the officer for manslaughter.  This charge may prove to be murder if the victim dies.

 

Tensions are high in the small town after the shooting and even more so when word gets out Adisa as taken the case.  Adisa is a black woman who not only attends the church where the victims family worships, but she is also starting a new relationship with the church's charismatic single minister. 

 

Where will this case be decided, the bench, the alter, or the streets of the small town?

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