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Lost and Found
Title
Lost and Found
Author
Brooke Davis
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
Absolutely delightful read . Two senior citizens and a young girl and their adventures . Excellent debut novel  Lost and Found
Recommendation
Yes
Bury Your Dead
Title
Bury Your Dead
Author
Louise Penny
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
If you are looking for a mystery series to get wrapped up in, this is it. The 6th book in the Armand Gamache series. This continues on from "The Brutal Telling" and has multiple story lines going on. Important to read these books in order as the characters are amazing and grow with each book. In this book Gamache revisits a case he made mistakes on, looks for the lost body of Quebec founder Champlaine, and comes to grips with a raid gone horribly wrong. The writing is so well done and an example below:

"To be silent. In hopes of not offending, in hopes of being accepted. But what happened to people who never spoke, never raised their voices? Kept everything inside?
Gamache knew what happened. Everything they swallowed, every word, thought, feeling rattled around inside, hollowing the person out. And into that chasm they stuffed their words, their rage."

  Bury Your Dead
Recommendation
Yes
The Brutal Telling
Title
The Brutal Telling
Author
Louise Penny
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
The 5th book in the amazing Armand Gamache series. Beautifully written and set once again in the quaint village of Three Pines. One of their own is linked to a murder and you are once again in the midst of all of these wonderful characters. I felt I was there watching it all unfold, as the writing is so detailed and descriptive. Filled with mystery, beauty, dread, and human nature at its worst. I loved the art, poetry and themes in this book. One such quote below:

"But there was no hiding from Conscience. Not in new homes and new cars. In travel. In meditation or frantic activity. In children, in good works. On tiptoes or bended knee. In a big career. Or a small cabin. It would find you. The past always did. Which was why... it was vital to be aware of actions in the present. Because the present became the past, and the past grew. And got up, and followed you. And found you... Who wouldn't be afraid of this?" Highly recommend.   The Brutal Telling
Recommendation
Yes
Saving Grace
Title
Saving Grace
Author
Jane Green
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
A couple hire an assistant that seems too good to be true (and she is!) Read this in one sitting. I could not put it down!  Saving Grace
Recommendation
Yes