Is it ok to keep a secret because you feel it will protect the one you love? This is the main theme throughout this amazing book. As the story begins Adam and Livia are preparing for a large celebration that Livia has been dreaming of since she was nineteen years old. When tragedy strikes and only Adam knows the truth. Should he keep this to himself or share his news and destroy Livia's dream?
This is the story of an estranged family, the Millers, brought together by the death of their beloved grandmother Helen. Once her will is disclosed, a revelation is made that Beck, the youngest grandchild, is bequeathed a 137 carat diamond believed to be the mysterious Florentine that went missing during the fall of the Habsburg Dynasty. As the family, which includes Ashley and Jake and their mother Deborah, embark on a quest to discover why Helen possessed this treasure; family secrets are revealed. Ultimately, the true question is, what secrets will you hold to protect the ones you love.
This book, in my opinion, is a coming of age story. This novel takes place in Massachusetts during the late ’90s, and is about a young woman named Camilla or Casey for short, who is in her early thirties, and struggling after the unexpected death of her mother. Throughout the book she is searching for love, acceptance and guidance while she writes her first novel. Suggested reading for those who enjoy Jodi Picoult and Kristin Hannah.
I really enjoyed this novel because it made me think about how well I know myself and those around me. As the story begins Julian, a lonely widow and semi-famous artist, leaves a green notebook labeled the Authenticity Project at Monica's cafe. Inside Julian writes about his life and challenges the next person, who finds it, to do the same and answer the following question; share your truth and reveal the one thing about you that defines you and makes everything about you fall into place. As the notebook is discovered by Monica and Hazard and Riley and others new friendships are created and truths about oneself revealed.
This is an enjoyable inspirational book which is broken down into 365 quotes, one for each day of the year. Hoda, after each quote, writes a personal account of how it relates to her life or someone that she knows. I recommend this title for anyone who is a fan of Maria Shriver or Rachel Hollis.
The first rule of book club: You don't talk about book club.
This is an insightful read for women born between 1965 and 1980, the Gen X generation, who are feeling unsettled or perhaps experiencing a mid-life crisis. Through research and interviews, with women from various backgrounds, this book describes issues related to health, finances, and more that the women of this particular generation may have experienced. While reading, you realize you are not alone and that this is a topic which needs to be discussed.
First love, heartbreak, and second chances, this book has it all. While in London travelling with their grandparents Tate (18) and Sam (21) meet and experience an intense two-week romance but fate has other plans and they each leave London heartbroken and alone. Fourteen years later, they are reunited when Tate is cast as the leading actress in the movie version of Sam's novel, Milkweed.
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"One of America's most courageous young journalists" and the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Brain on Fire investigates the shocking mystery behind the dramatic experiment that revolutionized modern medicine (NPR).