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Old 08-01-2015, 01:17 PM   #3641
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well, intended or not, kayelle, a couple of years ago your intrigue with gillian flynn's 'gone girl' influenced me to read it, too. and you've done it again recently with another girl this time, a 'good girl'. i wonder what sort of girl will it be that you introduce me to next....
Here you go Vit...I just ordered this girl and can't wait to get started. It looks like another doozie..."The Girl on the Train"....

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...l-on-the-train
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Old 08-01-2015, 03:30 PM   #3642
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The write-up on it sounds interesting, Kayelle, but there were mixed reviews. Looking forward to what you think of it, just in case I'm in the mood for something other than a cozy mystery.
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:41 PM   #3643
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The write-up on it sounds interesting, Kayelle, but there were mixed reviews. Looking forward to what you think of it, just in case I'm in the mood for something other than a cozy mystery.
Yep, there's always mixed reviews on every book CG. However, this one seems to have at least four stars from all the sources I've checked. It's next on my list, and I'll let you know.
I'm just finishing up The Reluctant Midwife (Hope River Series #2) by Patricia Harman | 9780062358240 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
and I've enjoyed ever single page, as I did her first book.
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:02 PM   #3644
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The write-up on it sounds interesting, Kayelle, but there were mixed reviews. Looking forward to what you think of it, just in case I'm in the mood for something other than a cozy mystery.
"The Girl on the Train" in all was worth the read CG. It would have been nice if just one of the characters were at least likable though.
It was indeed a mystery, but it sure wasn't "cozy".
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:14 PM   #3645
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I just finished The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. WOW! What a story and I'm amazed that one his age wrote it. He was around 30! A very, very talented writer.

It's the story of a young orphaned girl in Nazi Germany during WWII and, in some ways, reminiscent of Anne Frank. Great story and the real surprise is the narrator. I won't give it away. It blew me away.
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:59 PM   #3646
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"The Girl on the Train" in all was worth the read CG. It would have been nice if just one of the characters were at least likable though.
It was indeed a mystery, but it sure wasn't "cozy".
A relative loaned me 'Girl' and I'm trying to read it, but don't much like it.
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Old 08-07-2015, 10:55 PM   #3647
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A relative loaned me 'Girl' and I'm trying to read it, but don't much like it.
Lizzie, I can't say that I've actually "liked" any of the three "Girl" books I've read. All of them were an interesting visit to the dark side.."Gone Girl", "The Good Girl", and "Girl on the Train". I'm ready for something happy and normal.

Lizzie, check out the Hope River series I mentioned......I loved them!
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I just finished The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. WOW! What a story and I'm amazed that one his age wrote it. He was around 30! A very, very talented writer.

It's the story of a young orphaned girl in Nazi Germany during WWII and, in some ways, reminiscent of Anne Frank. Great story and the real surprise is the narrator. I won't give it away. It blew me away.
That book is in my TBR stack. Thanks for no spoilers!
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Lizzie, I can't say that I've actually "liked" any of the three "Girl" books I've read. All of them were an interesting visit to the dark side.."Gone Girl", "The Good Girl", and "Girl on the Train". I'm ready for something happy and normal.

Lizzie, check out the Hope River series I mentioned......I loved them!
I'm sorry I missed that, K, but who's the author of that series?

I have two authors to suggest in the happy and normal category:

Jennifer Chiaverini, who's written lots - the series I have in mind is The Elm Creek Quilters.

Another is Adriana Trigiani, with the Big Stone Gap series.

Beg your pardon if you're the one who recommended these in the first place.

I'm not sure Trigiani's is a series.
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Lizzy, the author is Patrica Harman....This is what I just read...
http://www.amazon.com/The-Reluctant-.../dp/0062358243
The first one is just as good.

Thanks for the tips for "happy and normal"....
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