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My Sister’s Books Review #95

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb

By: Melanie Benjamin

 

Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump, known as Vinnie, was born with dwarfism. She grew to be two feet, eight inches tall, but she never let her size stop her from living life to the fullest. Vinnie did so well in school, she became a school teacher, but deep down she craved more. Through life’s ups and downs, she finally teamed up with P. T. Barnum. The two became close friends and he introduced her to Tom Thumb, one of his other performers.

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My Sister’s Books Review #94

Astonish Me

By Maggie Shipstead

 

In the 1970s, Joan is a professional ballerina. The company she works for has the breakout star from Russia, Arslan Ruskov. Joan is the reason he is in the United States, she even drove the get-away car. Despite the fact that she loves Arslan, he is engaged to another woman and Joan knows she will never be a soloist, so she decides to leave the ballet world. Joan marries her high school boyfriend and they live a nice life, but when their son begins to study dance, Joan is forced back into the lifestyle. Will her secrets be exposed or will her son be able to follow his dreams?

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My Sister’s Books Review #93

A Lowcountry Christmas

By: Mary Alice Monroe

Book 5 in the Lowcountry Summer Series/Christmas Themed Book

 

Taylor McClellan is grateful for his wife, Harper, his home and his family. During this special Christmas, he reflects on his first Christmas at home, after being injured in Afghanistan. Five years ago, Taylor was released from the hospital, yet he knew his brain was still not well. His mother, Jenny, was thrilled to have her son home and wanted to have the best Christmas ever. Miller, Taylor’s younger brother, only wanted a puppy for Christmas. Life had changed drastically for each of the McClellan family members, but hopefully a Christmas miracle will bring them all together again.

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My Sister’s Books Review #92

Hissy Fit

By: Mary Kay Andrews

Audio CD

Keeley is about to get married, when she walks in on her fiancé and her maid of honor having sex during the rehearsal dinner. Keeley has a major meltdown and storms out! She now has to put together her life, while dealing with the fallout from the scene at the country club. As Keeley’s business booms and she has her hands full, decorating an antebellum plantation house, Keeley must figure out who she is and who she can trust. Plus, add in the fact that she still hasn’t figured out where her mom went twenty-five years ago, Keeley’s schedule is fully booked!

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My Sister’s Books Review #91

Flick

By: Lynn Floyd Wright

Flick #1

 

Flick is a puppy who was hit by a train, when a young boy finds him trapped in the tracks. It is up to the boy to convince the adults that Flick’s life is worth saving.

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My Sister’s Books Review #90

Pawleys Island

By Dorothea Benton Frank

Lowcountry Tales #5

 

Artist Rebecca Simms turns to Pawleys Island as a sanctuary from her tumultuous past. In this quaint town, she finds a cast of characters who are desperate to know her past and help her have a better future. Abigail Thurmond left the drama of the courtroom behind, when she retired to Pawleys Island to begin a new career as an author. However, when she meets Rebecca, Abigail knows she must dive back into her old career, to fight for Rebecca.

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My Sister’s Books Review #89

One Thousand White Women

By: Jim Fergus

 

Set in 1875, May Dodd is among the group of women selected to marry the Cheyenne Indians as part of a program created by Grant to help assimilate Indians into a new way of life. May Dodd strikes the interest of the Chief and becomes one of his wives. May and her friends are soon thrusted into the Cheyenne tribes and find themselves forced to decide between two vastly different cultures.

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My Sister’s Books Review #88

Reconstructing Amelia
By: Kimberly McCreight

 

Kate Baron is a single mother and a successful, busy lawyer. Her work day is interrupted when she receives a call from her daughter’s school, stating that good girl, Amelia was in trouble. By the time she arrives to the school, Amelia is dead and Kate is left wondering what could have triggered these events. As the school brushes everything to the side, Kate digs through the intimate details of her daughter’s life, determined to find out the truth. Did Amelia really commit suicide or was she brutally murdered?

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My Sister’s Books Review #87

Leaving Time
By: Jodi Picoult

 

Young Jenna Metcalf has been searching for her Mom, Alice, for years. Alice loved elephants and worked with researching their characteristics and preserving their safety. Jenna, desperate for answers, seeks guidance from a troubled psychic and a depressed investigator. The trio will use Alice’s scientific journals to reconstruct the final days before her disappearance. Will Jenna ever find Alice, or is her mom lost forever?

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My Sister’s Books Review #86

The Nightingale

By: Kristin Hannah

 

Isabelle and Vianne are two sisters separated by life’s emotional battles. When rumors start that Nazi Germany is conquering Europe, both sisters know their France will stay strong. However, as events unfold and the Nazis occupy Paris, each sister must choose their role in the impending war. Vianne, a housewife, desires to keep her daughter safe and accept her fate to provide a haven for the enemy. Isabelle, a young and often foolish girl, desires to be at the frontlines, defending her country. As the war wages on, these two women will have to learn a strength they never imagined was possible.

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