Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

July 7th, 2014 Kimberly Review 80 Comments

7th Jul
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

I first discovered Chris Bohjalian in 2011 when I read and loved his suspense thriller, The Night Strangers. Since then I have read two of his historical fictions The Sandcastle Girls and The Light in the Ruins. Each story is vastly different, beautiful, captivating and memorable. It seems no matter what story Bohjalian tells it is destined to entwine itself into my memory.

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All That Is Necessary by Jennie Coughlin

May 23rd, 2013 Kimberly Review 21 Comments

23rd May
All That Is Necessary by Jennie Coughlin

Last year I read a collection of short stories called Thrown Out: Stories from Exeter by Jennie Coughlin. My favorite was the story of two young boys who found dead bodies in a marsh outside of town and All That is Necessary takes us back to Exeter twenty years later with some of the same characters. This isn’t your typical story, there are relationships but romance isn’t the focus instead we revisit the past when it collides with the present and the effects it has on our main characters. I easily consumed this in a single afternoon and while not flawless it certainly held my attention.

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Cupid’s Christmas by Bette Lee Crosby

December 3rd, 2012 Kimberly Review 43 Comments

3rd Dec
Cupid’s Christmas by Bette Lee Crosby

I love Bette Lee Crosby’s books so when she approached me to review Cupid’s Christmas it was a no brainer. Cupid’s Christmas delivers a holiday tale that you will want to share with others. It reads like a made for television Hallmark Christmas special and I quickly consumed this on a cold afternoon. This is heartwarming tales that will lift your spirits and embraces the spirit of the holidays.

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Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

August 12th, 2012 Kimberly Review 4 Comments

12th Aug
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

I grabbed a copy of Beautiful Disaster after seeing so many conflicting and passionate reviews. I had to know what within these pages was eliciting such feelings. Beautiful Disaster is a realistic look into the lives of two dysfunctional people who meet and fall in love. McGuire offers us a chance to get inside the complexities of this relationship and to understand what draws the moth to the flame.

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Night Road by Kristin Hannah

March 17th, 2012 Kimberly Review 0 Comments

17th Mar
Night Road by Kristin Hannah

Night Road by Kristen Hannah has been in my TBR pile forever, I was gifted it when I first received my Nook. This month, I participated in a challenge on Goodreads. I partnered up with a member and they selected a book from my TBR pile for me to read. Since I am also participating in the 2012 TBR pile challenge this worked out perfectly for me. I think this sat in my pile for so long, because I tend to avoid surreal storylines.

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