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Bits on the Shelf ~ The First Day of the Rest of My Life November 8, 2011

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I just finished this book by Cathy Lamb.  It is a long book, but oh so good.  Our book club read it for the month of October.  Everyone really seemed to enjoy it.  The book starts off with three gunshots in the courtroom.  The gunwoman being the mother of the two sisters this book centers around.   It describes the sisters wonderful, yet awful, and secretive past.  The book goes back and forth between present day and the past following the sisters and their family.  Madeline takes after her mother as a life coach.  She offers “Dr. Phil”-type hard advice to her clients.  Her mother worked in her own beauty parlor where she offered tons of advice to her clients and adored her “Pink Girls” as she called her daughters.  Annie, the younger sister, is a vet who also dabbles in explosives.  Both women are career driven with no time or interest in love. 

As you read through this book pieces of the past fit together to reveal a past neither sister knew existed.  It also shows how the sisters help and encourage each other to dig out from under a horrible childhood experience.  Cathy Lamb’s website uses these words to describe the book.

                            “It’s about a beauty parlor on Cape Cod, pink, gunshots, a lavender farm in Oregon,

                             sisters, emotional weather, an Irish fisherman father, a grandfather’s terrible  secret,

                             a battered and scratched violin that tells a story all on its own, the Land of the Swans,

                             a mother with a yellow ribbon in her hair, lies, everlasting love, and starting over.”

If you’re looking for a good read check out “The First Day of the Rest of My Life” by Cathy Lamb


On the Shelf ~ The Midwife’s Confession August 15, 2011

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Another one of my loves is reading!  I just had to share my latest read with you all!  This is one of the best books I’ve read in a long, long time.  Our Book Club is reading “The Midwife’s Confession” by Diane Chamberlain.  One of our members, who is to remain nameless, rarely finishes our book each month.  She came to us with a recommendation to read this book because she just loved it and finished it in no time.  She was right!  It is a great book!

This book is about the relationship between 3 women who have been friends since college.  When a tragedy happens these friends find out they may not know each other as well as they thought.  The author spins twists and turns into this book all the way through.  Just after you are in disbelief after finding out a secret another one appears in the next chapter.  For me, it was like this all the way until the last few pages of the book.  I LOVED IT!!!!  To read another overview of this book click on the picture of the book above. 

If you’re searching for a new book, I highly suggest “The Midwife’s Confession” by Diane Chamberlain.  I’m excited to hear what everyone in my Book Club thought of it when we get together next week. 

Here’s a picture of me and my Book Club girls from last summer ~ We celebrated 7 years together in July. 


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