Monday, July 15, 2013

Michelle recommends "Light Between Oceans"

How often does an entire twenty-person book group give a title a thumbs up?  Very rarely, but for this story they did. Light Between Oceans is an emotionally complex story of decisions made between a married couple that unbelievably affects the lives of others. This is surprising considering the seclusion of a rocky island they live on, with only the communication to the mainland coming seasonally. The novel has a little bit of everything we love about a good novel – brilliantly described setting, well-developed characters, a bit of history, tragedy and dilemma.

Recommended for adults.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Kathy recommends "All the Summer Girls"

A good beach read set on the Jersey Shore.  Three childhood friends, Kate, Vanessa, and Dani, reunite in the beach town where they spent summer vacations as young adults.   During college, a tragic death altered their friendship and caused the once best friends to drift apart.  Now 29, all three are facing life changing issues and harboring secrets that only the tranquility and peace of the beach can resolve.