Genre: Contemporary Women

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Posted June 9, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

This was how it could be done. This was how you lived with a terrible secret. You just did it. You pretended everything was fine. You ignored the deep, cramplike pain in your stomach. You somehow anesthetized yourself so that nothing felt that bad, but nothing felt that good either. (Cecelia) 3.5+ Stars. Cecilia found […]

The Day We Met by Rowan Coleman

Posted May 18, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Day We Met by Rowan Coleman

Free-spirited Claire Armstrong is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease when she is 43 years old. Her mom Ruth moves into Claire’s house to help watch over her and Claire is increasingly frustrated as her slow memory deterioration causes her to lose her independence. During one of Claire’s escapes, she meets a handsome stranger and […]

The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar

Posted March 31, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar

The Story Hour mostly alternates between the perspectives of Lakshmi and Maggie. Lakshmi is a 32-year-old Indian immigrant who is isolated and unloved by her domineering husband. Her life in America has been limited to her husband’s small grocery store and restaurant and she has no life independent of her husband or any money of […]

A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison

Posted March 8, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison

“And it was all ancient history now, anyway. Of course it is upon the rubble of ancient history that the present stands.” I liked this book. It deals with themes forgiveness (especially of self) and the mistakes of the past affecting the future. I wasn’t always anxious to pick it back up, but it was […]