I’ve heard about Ida Mae Tutweiler and the Traveling Tea Party (by Ginnie Siena Bivona) for a while now. So much so that I want to read it. I read somewhere that Hallmark is making the movie version. That really makes me want to read it soon. I went on my county library website and did a search. Not one branch in this huge system has the book! I went to Barnes & Noble.com to buy the book. They don’t have it either. BUT, I could search their Out of Print Books sellers and that is where I found the book. It was so easy. B&N takes care of the order and money and less than 24 hours later I received email notice from the independent seller that the book was on its way. It arrived yesterday and is in almost perfect condition. Cost (including shipping/handling) was less than $6. Yay!
This was Aryn Kyle’s first novel. I enjoyed her writing style and use of language. Although I didn’t identify with many characters, I know people like them. It was an emotional read for me. I felt such sadness for the main characters. By the end of the book I wanted to know more of what became of them, especially the narrator and her family. Is that a sign of a good book? I rate it 4/5.
This slim book (160 pages) was quite a page-turner. Imagine Vermont’s version of Deliverance. There’s no sex, some violence and a few expletives. It all takes place in less than 24 hours. I read it in less than 2 hours. If you’re looking for something a little different, this could be the book for you!
The Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber reminds me of a weekly television series. I look forward to seeing what’s new in the characters’ lives in each book. Easy and enjoyable (and fast) reads. 6 Rainier Drive was no different. I’ll read another next month.
World Without End (Ken Follett)