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Entries will close at midnight on Friday, March 18. Five names will be drawn from all who enter by commenting on this blog. Winners will be announced late Sunday or Monday, March 21. Books will be mailed that week.

Lots of entries means more fun and more suspense. Hey, a free slightly-used fiction book could be headed your way.


  1. Barb

    I recently completed an insightful novel our of my usual realm. Eve’s Daughters, is a novel by Lynn Austin. Published in 1999 it’s one I must have passed over long ago.

    This is a novel of four generations of women who must come to grips with the choices they’ve made – and those their mothers made before them. Breaking the cycle that has ensnared them for more than 50 years proves to be challenging and heart wrenching. Eve’s Daughters delves into family expectations, and the strong role religion plays in all the women’s lives.

    It was a pleasantly surprising good read!

  2. Kim Bowden-Adair

    I’m currently reading Cuckoo’s Calling by John Galbraith (JK Rowling). So far it’s really good!

  3. Susan Carter

    Something happened to part of my post when I hit the post comment button. It should say that when I first visited Chartres (in 1993) it became my favorite cathedral but when I returned (in 2006) I was very disappointed as it was so dark and dreary (and we got locked in and had to break our way out). Then end of the post is correct. Somehow the middle disappeared.

  4. Susan Carter

    I just read The Cleaner of Chartres by Sally Vickers and really enjoyed every word. It’s a novel with a fascinating plot but it’s filled with the history of and information about Chartres Cathedral which I found very interesting. The first time I visited Chartres (in1993) I was enchanted with it and it became my favorite. When I returned (in 2006) I was sadly disappointed as it seemed so different and dark than what I had been so entranced by. Now, I’d like to return and think I will see it with a different eye and I know I’ll be watching for Agnes, the center of this novel.

  5. Nancy

    I recently read Scott Simon’s Unforgettable and it is delightful! The author is the long-time host of Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR. His writing is so thought-provoking. It is a memoir about the relationship with his mother who is dying. I laughed and cried as Simon tells of his upbringing in Chicago without a dad much of the time and how without much money his mother brings culture and interesting people into their lives. I adore this book.

    Now I am reading Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife. Circling the Sun is about a young English girl becoming an adult in Kenya. McLain brings in characters from Out of Africa as friends of the girl. It’s an adventure; our young woman strives for independence against the times (the 1920’s). The author’s descriptions are impeccable. And it’s sexy too. Next I’ll read The Paris Wife.

  6. Karen Kozian

    Peggy Drysdale loaned me her copy of The Traitor’s Wife. This historical fiction novel was an account of Benedict Arnold’s treason and the role his wife played in it. I knew very little about this incident and found it captivating.

  7. Patty Hunt

    I recently read The Cartel by Don Winslow. It mixes fact and fiction to tell the story of the narcotics rise and the Mexican Mafia profiting from it during the 70’s and 80′ and beyond.
    Despite it’s lenth, and description of the bloody violence these people proscrobe to I could not put it down and was glad I had purchased the hard back so as to pass it on.
    Question throughout –is the main character Pablo Escobar?

  8. Susie Brown

    JoJo Moyes has been my favorite author this winter. The Last Letter From Your Lover is a good read. After an accident a woman has no memory of her family or others. In trying to reconnect she finds a passionate letter sign B. Thus the search begins.

  9. Bonne Hall

    I recently read Lake House by Kate Morton… This book would particularly appeal to someone who likes to solve a puzzle as a detective who is on administrative leave recognizes clues that
    help her solve a cold case. The setting is Cornwall , England and an uncared for garden. As usual, Kate Morton’s prose is delightful and descriptive. I recommend it.

  10. Judith Vitali

    Summerhouse Book Club is discussing A Man Called Ove by Fredrij Backman on Friday … Ove is a quirky curmudgeon, but something special lies below that grumpy exterior … reminiscent of AJ Fikry … you’ll smile and maybe even shed a tear or two

    1. Judy Tolley

      Looking forward to SH Book Club’s responses on this book. I am hating and loving it. Took a bit to get into it. Laughed out loud a few times and saw many men I’ve known like Ove. Even see parts of myself in Ove. Ouch!!!! Not a book I would have chosen but definitely different.


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