Adult Summer Reading Club review

From  Laura Caran


Nights in Rodanthe/Nicholas Sparks
This was a typical Nicholas Sparks theme, a love story. Two divorcees meet at a vacation home for a week and fall in love. He leaves to be with his son who he was trying to have a relationship with (he was never around when he was growing up) and he promises to return in one year to continue their love affair forever. However, he dies in an accident while with the son, and the son returns with a letter to her about how much she meant to him and how her love changed his life. She relays the story to her daughter who is grieving for her own reasons and, and the daughter never knew about the relationship when it happened (several years before). It was an easy read and very enjoyable. How many stars does the book deserve?

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Elaine Pasquali

Title/Author The Candymakers/ Wendy Mass
Four children, Logan (the Candymaker’s son), Daisy (a tween spy), Miles (a fear ridded boy) and Phillip (a wealthy, unscrupulous tween) compete in a national contest to make the tastiest new candy in the country. A twist finds the children cooperating to save the candy factory from a hostile take over. A charming and cleverly crafted story, told from each child’s perspective. Targeted for tweens, but I enjoyed it too! How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Dorothy Zelamsky

Title/Author The Space Between Us/Thrity Umrigar

My neighbor recommended this read. It tells the story of the misery 2 women in modern day India face, despite the difference in their class status, which creates the “space” referenced in the title. The author has created strong, powerful women who survive injustice and tragedy. Despite their hardship, they demonstrate love, loyalty, courage, and hope. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆