Matched

From Gina Scaglione
Title:  Matched
Author:  Ally Condie
This is the first book in a trilogy. It is very much like The Giver in that it is based on the concept of a “perfect” society. The difference is that this one has a female main character as well as a love triangle twist to make it perfect for female and older readers. I am already on the second book and living that one too. A must-read!

Answered Prayers

From Terry DelBalso
Title:  Answered Prayers
Author:  Danielle Steel
The main character is a sophisticated New York woman, married to a successful investment banker. She stayed home to raise two beautiful daughters and be always ready to accompany her husband to any event as he climbed the ladder of success. With the nest now empty she has to step back and decide if it is time to back her own dreams and what price she is willing to pay for that.