Hooked on Books + More! 10.18.23

Illumination by Richard Lazaroff | This novel takes us through the fascinating story of one family as they emigrate and assimilate into the United States. Much is learned about their experience as each generation is faced with situations that test both their faith and resiliency. The author switches time in each chapter which makes the book a fast and very interesting read.

Out of Ireland by Marian O’Shea Wernicke
Out of Ireland is a heart wrenching story of two young siblings in the mid-1800s. Their love of Ireland is pitted against the political backdrop of the time, forcing them to seek a better life in America. What awaits them is both unexpected and inevitable. Wernicke weaves a gorgeous immigrant tale that is based in history that we can still feel today.

Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll
Everyone has heard of Ted Bundy, but can you name any of the numerous women he murdered? This novel does just that. It shows us stories behind the victims and the glorification of Ted Bundy as some bright young man who just happened to kill women. I simply could not put this book down and read it in one day. You should read it, too.

Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan
This is chick lit at its best! Can a writer of screenplays featured on Lifetime Movie Network really hook a leading man? You already know the answer, but it is a fun romp to get to the happy ending.

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