Book Reviews From Deena

Heart shape filled with books on shelvesCheck out these book reviews from Deena.  Deena was a member of the Library’s Patron Service Team who recently retired.  She has generously continued to share book reviews with us.  Thank you, Deena!

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Always by Sarah Jio  DB86940

Kailey is having dinner with her fiancé, Ryan in a fancy restaurant.  As they leave they encounter a homeless man, Cade McCallister.  Kailey suddenly recognizes him as a man she once loved and lost.  Kailey’s world is turned upside down.  She is torn between helping Cade and her loyalty to Ryan, a man she now loves.  Who will she choose?

House at Riverton by Kate Morton  DB66900

Grace, from the age of fourteen, worked as a maid in England called Riverton.  Today, Grace at the age of 98, is contacted by a producer who is making a film about Riverton and a poet who committed suicide on the grounds of Riverton in 1924 during a party. Grace was witness to what happened, so many years ago and has kept silent about what really went on that night.  Grace who feels her life ebbing away believes it is time that the truth be told.  If you enjoy the series Downton Abbey this book might be for you.

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld DB99840

Rodham is an alternative history.  What if Hillary Rodham Clinton never married Bill Clinton? Could she possibly have won the 2017 election? This is an interesting fantasy of the relationship of Hillary and Bill when they meet at Yale Law School.  They fall madly in love, but Hillary soon realizes Bill is a womanizer and leaves him.  Both move on with their lives, but their lives cross again several times in the book. This is a look at how things could have been through the author’s imagination. Don’t expect reality, her whole idea of who was president between 1988-2017 is completely different than the real world. This departure from reality is a fun read.

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