Tag: fiction

What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross

What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross

January 5, 2016 Whitney Review 0 Comments

First Impressions Growing up reading the Janie Johnson series obviously left an impression on me as I gobble up any novel that has a kidnapped theme to it. Thus, the premise is what first attracted me to What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross. Clearly, this topic has been done before, from The Face on […]

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In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

October 27, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

First Impressions I always enjoyed Judy Blume’s young adult novels growing up, therefore, I was looking forward to her foray into adult fiction. Unfortunately, In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume read like a young adult novel.  Blume’s book had a grown-up topic, but the simplicity and continual reminders of what happened previously made it […]

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Book Review: The Far End of Happy

Book Review: The Far End of Happy

July 7, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

The Far End of Happy was an intense read and never knew what Jeff would do next, nor the repercussions that Ronnie’s decisions created.  It had page-turning chapter endings and thoroughly kept my attention, but, unfortunately, Ronnie’s mother Beverly and Mother-in-law Janet bickered throughout the novel creating a Jerry Springer show vibe, minus throwing chairs.  […]

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The Silver Swan by Elena Delbanco

The Silver Swan by Elena Delbanco

June 8, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

First Impressions The plot for The Silver Swan by Elena Delbanco was a strange combination of the films Intermezzo and Serendipity.  Being a staunch classic film admirer, I would never dream of pairing Kate Beckinsale and Leslie Howard together.  Although, it in this case, with a crazed composer and the makings of a wrong place […]

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The Well by Catherine Chanter

The Well by Catherine Chanter

May 18, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Fond of: The Well by  Catherine Chanter was a very interesting novel and with a water source being the focus.  It reminded me of Marcel Pagnol’s Jean de Florette with both stories ending with drastic consequences. Catherine Chanter kept this reader in suspense to learn what happened to Ruth’s grandson and for that reason was a […]

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Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova

Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova

April 10, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Fond Of   The most important aspect of Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova is that it brings awareness to Huntington’s Disease. Being epileptic, I understand how important it is to “get the word out there” and admire the novel for that. Lisa Genova creates an emotional roller-coaster and has imagined characters that touch with […]

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The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

March 24, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

First Impressions There was so much hype when The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards came out. Between that and the catchy blurb, I snatched it up. Impressions While Reading Unfortunately, that is where any positive-thinking ended. It was formulaic, cliché and could easily have been a Lifetime Movie (which it later was adapted into). […]

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Book Review: Nineteen Minutes

Book Review: Nineteen Minutes

March 19, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Amazing read and became engrossed in this in well, nineteen minutes. I felt it had a surprise ending about what truly happened during those life changing minutes. Can your own child become a mystery to you? What does it mean to be different in our society? Is it ever okay for a victim to strike […]

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