From Marie K. Schulken
author: Gardner, Lisa
Love You More
This book was very good, even better than anticipated. Lots of twists and turns … a definite thriller with much suspense throughout the story. You had no way of knowing how it would end and it definitely kept your interest.
From Rebecca Segers
author: McCall Smith, Alexander
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
This is the 12th in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series and it delivers the same charm and warmth of the previous 11. In “The Saturday Big Tent Wedding,” Mma Ramotswe handles many different issues, the largest of which is a for a man who owns a ranch outside of town and has had two of his cattle attacked. As she deals with that major issue, she also handles several smaller ones: her husband’s apprentice Charlie’s presumed fatherhood, the sighting of her beloved little white van that was supposedly put out to pasture, the temptress Violet Sephothos’s run for the Botswana Parliament and the impending wedding of her assistant Grace Makutsi. As usual, all is resolved with a helping of wit, a dollop of good sense and a hefty dose of love for Africa and especially Botswana.
From Shari Brunning
author: Brodmann, Aliana
The Gift, A Hanukkah Story
I was cleaning out untouched books and almost gave this one away, but the illustrations caught my eye and I started to read. Little girl decides best to drop her five-mark piece in a homeless musician’s hat after hearing his music (in the season of giving) rather than spend it on a fountain pen or a new doll was my take. Author wonderfully explains further that opposite people find common ground in the magic of music and the sharing of each other’s gifts; Germany 1950’s.