Friday, July 13, 2018

The Rumor

Each summer I try to read at least one of Elin Hilderbrand's novels.  If you want to feel like you are on vacation, she is the author for you.  In The Rumor,  Ms. Hilderbrand once again shows us events from different characters'  points of view.  This time however, we can see the rapidity with which a rumor can be created and spread, and how that rumor can malign the lives of the teens and the adults alike. 

Happy summer reading,
Christine

Monday, July 9, 2018

Love and Gelato

Love and Gelato is a delightful young-adult novel by Jenna Evans Welch.  Set in Tuscany, Italy  much of the action takes place in the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence.   For a mature teen in your life, this book has romance, mystery, and grief, all presented in beautiful, descriptive language.  I read most of it outside while enjoying pizza.  Molto bene!

Happy reading,
Christine

Sunday, July 8, 2018

There Are No Grown-Ups

I recently finished reading, There are No Grown-Ups, by Pamela Druckerman, an American journalist living in Paris.  I loved her witty, insightful comments on parenting, careers, aging, and of course her vivid description of Paris.  One quote that resonated most for me though, was "...'soul mate' isn't a preexisting condition. It's an earned title.  They're made over time."

Happy reading,
Christine