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Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon
Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander)

KimberlyB, June 21, 2014

This is, hands down, my favorite Outlander book aside from the first one! Diana Gabaldon has created a masterpiece with this novel. I laughed a lot, cried A LOT, and the ending literally gave me chills (in a good way). I just LOVED this book so much!!!!!

The story is so rich; Diana has an incredible talent for writing intricate, yet readable stories. One of my favorite aspects of the book overall is the addition of small details throughout the story that are nods to previous characters, books, and plots. It gave me a little thrill every time I ran across one of these little throw-backs. MOBY is definitely a fan-pleaser! For those of you who were dissatisfied with Echo, you HAVE to give MOBY a chance--you won't be disappointed.

MOBY had a strange way of paralleling my own life while I was reading it, and it's something that has happened multiple times before while reading the other books. I won't go into details so as to keep this review spoiler free, but suffice it to say this book touched my heart during a difficult time. Diana writes her characters in such an honest way that it makes you laugh, love, and grieve right along with them.

MOBY and the rest of the Outlander books are the most incredible books I've ever read and, likely, ever will read. For the next few years that I'll undoubtedly be waiting for Book 9, I'll content myself with reading the whole series all over again :-D
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A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
A Land More Kind Than Home

KimberlyB, February 1, 2014

I was initially drawn to this book, because I'm fascinated by the fine line between being religious or just plain crazy. A Land More Kind Than Home focuses on the goings on in a snake charming church, which a lot of people would deem as crazy, in backwoods Appalachia. Carson Chambliss, the pastor of the church, could aptly be described as a false prophet. The tragedies that take place in the novel are all directly or indirectly related to the fact that parishioners follow Chambliss as though he is speaking the word of God and not serving his own self-interest. But, does Chambliss see himself as divine, or does he know that he isn't entirely holy? That's where lines start to become less clear.

Cash gives you A LOT to consider in this book. The discussion questions at the back of my edition are thought-provoking and deep. This is a book that will stick with me for a long time. Here is my favorite passage, the prologue, from Thomas Wolfe's You Can't Go Home Again:

Something has spoken to me in the night...
and told me I shall die, I know not where.
Saying:
"[Death is] to lose the earth you know, for greater knowing;
to lose the life you have, for greater life;
to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving;
to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth."

It's a beautiful passage to start a rich, atmospheric story with a lot of depth. I'll definitely be reading more of Cash's work. This is the sort of story that becomes a modern day classic.
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The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
The Husband's Secret

KimberlyB, January 23, 2014

Have you ever read a choose-your-own-adventure novel? Well, this book is like a series of choose-your-own-adventure options put together. It makes you think, 'What if...?' Moriarty's writing is fresh and witty. I can't say that I particularly loved any of the characters, but they're real--likable yet flawed.
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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Me Before You

KimberlyB, August 4, 2013

I seriously loved this book! It wasn't quite what I was expecting; it was a page-turner, unconventional, and surprisingly funny. I don't want to say much so as not to give anything away, so I'll just say this: READ IT (and have a box of tissues handy). 5 stars! I can't wait to read more by Moyes.
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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Me Before You

KimberlyB, August 4, 2013

I seriously loved this book! It wasn't quite what I was expecting; it was a page-turner, unconventional, and surprisingly funny. I don't want to say much so as not to give anything away, so I'll just say this: READ IT (and have a box of tissues handy). 5 stars! I can't wait to read more by Moyes.
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