Miracle on the 17th Green by James Patterson

Miracle on the 17th Green

James Patterson (Adult Fiction)

I normally don’t gravitate toward James Patterson, but this little book drew me in and is a total departure from his normal thriller books. This quick read is a story of love, family, and chasing your dreams…no matter the cost. Some parts were a little technical for a non-golfer like me, but a story of redemption and forgiveness is written in a universal language that everyone can understand and enjoy.

Rating: 4/5


Gingersnap by Patricia Reilly Giff (J)


Patricia Reilly Giff (Juvenile Historical Fiction)

After her brother Rob is reported missing in action during WWII, young Jayna, along with her turtle and a ghost, set out from upstate New York to Brooklyn in hopes of finding her grandmother.  Gingersnap is a quick read, making it ideal for elementary-aged kids. Just shy of 150 pages, it doesn’t allow the reader much of an opportunity to get to know or become connected with the characters, but a happy ending during a wartime book is always a plus.  With included soup recipes, this book is wonderful for the body and soul.

Rating: 4/5


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We don’t review the latest and greatest, but the “seasoned” stories who are awaiting to be revisited a second or third time or perhaps newly discovered.  We review adult, teen, and tween books and hope that one of the books reviewed will strike your fancy, elicit a contradictory response, or rekindle an old sentiment.  Whatever the emotion, we hope that we reignite your love for reading or begin a fire that has yet to be fanned.

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