What a voting week!!! There were a lot of votes – so thank you for that! Awesome! Although there is a book I wanted saving, but I am happy with the results
Not surprised that Nicholas Sparks is being kicked to the curb. I did love this film, one day I will read these books. LOL.
Well here are the ones that are staying this week :-
Ok, I have this week’s “offerings” for you! We seem to be doing a full circle because some of these books were on this list before, in fact all of them have bar 1!! Plus it pains me to add one of the books in this list – nail-biting time!!
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Jacob Janowski's luck had run out--orphaned and penniless, he had no direction until he landed on a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.
A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie.
It was the Great Depression and for Jacob the circus was both his salvation and a living hell.
There he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but brutal animal trainer.
And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great hope for this third-rate traveling show.
The bond that grew among this group of misfits was one of love and trust, and ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.--publisher's description
The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper on the front floor of a posh home...
In a seedy D.C. porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to death...
The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated.
And in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a legal brief...
To Darby Shaw it was no more than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess. To the Washington establishment it was political dynamite. Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder -- a murder intended for her.
Going underground, she finds there is only one person she can trust -- an ambitious reporter after a newsbreak hotter than Watergate -- to help her piece together the deadly puzzle.
Somewhere between the bayous of Louisiana and the White House's inner sanctums, a violent cover-up is being engineered.
For someone has read Darby's brief.
Someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable crime.
Gone for Good by Harlan Coben
As a boy, Will Klein had a hero: his older brother, Ken.
Then, on a warm suburban night in the Kleins’ affluent New Jersey neighborhood, a young woman—a girl Will had once loved—was found brutally murdered in her family’s basement.
The prime suspect: Ken Klein.
With the evidence against him overwhelming, Ken simply vanished. And when his shattered family never heard from Ken again, they were sure he was gone for good.
Now eleven years have passed. Will has found proof that Ken is alive.
And this is just the first in a series of stunning revelations as Will is forced to confront startling truths about his brother—and himself. As a violent mystery unwinds around him, Will knows that he must press his search all the way to the end.
Because the most powerful surprises are yet to come.
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable.
She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership.
Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere.
Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper.
Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer—and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open.
How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope—and finds love—is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.
But will her old life ever catch up with her?
And if it does…will she want it back?
Angels and Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan Brown
When a world renowned scientist is found brutally murdered in a Swiss research facility, a Harvard professor, Robert Langdon, is summoned to identify the mysterious symbol seared onto the dead man's chest.
His baffling conclusion: it is the work of the Illuminati, a secret brotherhood presumed extinct for nearly four hundred years - reborn to continue their bitter vendetta against their sworn enemy, the Catholic church.
In Rome, the college of cardinals assembles to elect a new pope.
Yet somewhere within the walls of the Vatican, an unstoppable bomb of terrifying power relentlessly counts down to oblivion.
While the minutes tick away, Langdon joins forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to decipher the labyrinthine trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome to the long-forgotten Illuminati lair - a secret refuge wherein lies the only hope for the Vatican.
But with each revelation comes another twist, another turn in the plot, which leaves Langdon and Vetra reeling and at the mercy of a seemingly invisible enemy...
The Gift by Cecelia Ahern
Step into the magical world of Cecelia Ahern.
If you could wish for one gift this Christmas, what would it be?
Everyday Lou Suffern battled with the clock. He always had two places to be at the same time. He always had two things to do at once. When asleep he dreamed. In between dreams, he ran through the events of the day while making plans for the next. When at home with his wife and family, his mind was always someplace else.
On his way into work one early winter morning, Lou meets Gabe, a homeless man sitting outside the office building. Intrigued by him and on discovering that he could also be very useful to have around, Lou gets Gabe a job in the post room.
But soon Lou begins to regret helping Gabe. His very presence unsettles Lou and how does Gabe appear to be in two places at the same time?
As Christmas draws closer, Lou starts to understand the value of time. He sees what is truly important in life yet at the same time he learns the harshest lesson of all.
This is a story about people who not unlike parcels, hide secrets.They cover themselves in layers until the right person unwraps them and discovers what’s inside. Sometimes you have to be unravelled in order to find out who you really are. For Lou Suffern, that took time.
Remember 2 may or may not stay, how do you choose?
Until next time xxx