Song of Silence

26331919By Cynthia Ruchti

(This novel was packed with Zingers – I couldn’t pick just one!)

“The shoulds are like massive perfect storm waves to someone who’s drifting.”

The next speaker’s rabbit trail wandered so far afield, Lucy feared his point had already crossed into the next county without him.

A school without budget woes. And other fairy tales.

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Small Town Girl

by Ann Gabhart – suggested by avid reader Barbara Swierczek

The man was speeding his love train down a track with the bridge out. 16117755

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Shelter from the Storm

5185yd3ikpL._AA160_by Kristen Ethridge

And an officer never let down those he commanded.

Even when his command was two Labradors, three cats, and one woman with hauntingly expressive eyes and a very wet ponytail.

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If Diana’s quote was right and the greatest thing out there was love, the second greatest had to be an unexpected hug.

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Tricky Twenty-Two

by Janet Evanovich24950845

Grandma has some things in common with the Queen of England. They have the same hairstyle, they each carry their purse in the crook of their arm, and no one tells either of them what to do.

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Orphan Train

15818107by Christina Baker Kline

Dina is constantly rolling her eyes, muttering under her breath about Molly’s various infractions – didn’t put away her laundry, left a bowl in the sink, can’t be bothered to make her bed – all of which are part and parcel of the liberal agenda that’s ruining this country.

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Share With Me

by Jan Thompson

Drop your low-level expectations and trust in a high-level God.25653264

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The Kite Runner

77203by Khaled Hosseini

Closing Sohrab’s door, I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded, not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.

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A Respectable Actress

“Anybody who collects books can’t be all bad.”25384000

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A Cry From The Dust

18850687They’d soon find out they shouldn’t mess with a divorced, menopausal, bald woman in a bad mood.

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West with the Night

From the time I arrived in British East Africa at the indifferent age of four and went through the barefoot stage of early youth hunting wild pig with the Nandi, later training race-horses for a living, and still later scouting Tanganyika and the waterless bush country between the Tana and Athi Rivers, by aeroplane, for elephant, I remained so happily provincial I was unable to discuss the boredom of being alive with any intelligence until I had gone to London and lived there a year. 1624

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