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The Color Of Light by Karen White

I'm not sure why I kept reading this book or why someone on the back cover of this book calls the author's prose "lyrical." That is not a descriptor that I would attach to this novel.

The Color Of Light by Karen White is ultimately a love story dressed up and masquerading as a mystery. Jillian is pregnant, newly divorced, and struggling to find her way on her own with her daughter. She returns with her daughter to Pawleys Island, SC, her childhood home of warm summer memories to heal and start a new life. Linc is bitter, haunted by the disappearance of his girlfriend whom he was accused of killing one summer, and trying to resist the attraction he now feels to Jillian despite her perceived betrayal that summer when Lauren, his girlfriend and her best friend, disappeared. Lauren was never to be seen nor heard from again after that summer. This is the story of Jillian and Linc and how they each begin heal together after they lay to rest the past that scarred both…

Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott

Over the last two years, as I have tried to tease out the truths from the untruths in that series of events that seeped out through Elizabeth's death, like lava moving upwards and outwards through salt water from a tear in the seabed, I have had to be you several times, Cameron Brown, in order to claw myself towards some kind of coherence. Sometimes it was--is--easy to imagine the world through your eyes, terribly possible to imagine walking through the garden that afternoon in those moments before you found your mother's body in the river. After all, for a long time, all that time we were lovers, it was difficult to tell where your skin ended and mine began. That was part of the trouble for Lydia Brooke and Cameron Brown. Lack of distance became--imperceptibly--a violent entanglement.

So this is for you, Cameron, and yes, it is also for me, Lydia Brooke, because perhaps, in putting all these pieces together properly, I will be able to step out from your skin and back into mine…

The Yada Yada Prayer Group by Neta Jackson

The Yada Yada Prayer Group by Neta Jackson is set in Chicago, Illinois in 2002. The prayer group of the title is a diverse group of women thrown together to pray during the Chicago Women's Conference. While at the conference, one of the women receives an emergency phone call from home. The other ladies spend the whole night covering the emergency in prayer. At the end of the conference the women decide to call themselves the "Yada Yada Prayer Group." They promise to stay in touch by email. After a few weeks of emailing, they decide they should start meeting in person again. Each time they meet, a new twist is added to the story as the women share their own personal problems with the group.
This is an easy read because it is a story that has several twists. There were times I could not put the book down. I had to keep reading to find out what happens.
This book is available in the Matthews Public Library in the Young Adult Fiction section, located at call number YA/LP/Fic/J…

Death Sentence

So it has been a long, long while since I last posted to the blog, and I'm sorry. I'm still reading the same book that I've been reading for the past, like six to nine weeks. It's one of those books where once you pick it up, it sucks you in. But once you put it down, you can leave it there for days ... which is what I've been doing. I am near the end, and eventually I will finish it.

This review is about the movie Death Sentence that stars Kevin Bacon, Garrett Hedlund, Kelly Preston and Aisha Tyler.
The movie is based on a novel by the same name (the novel happens to be the sequel to the novel Death Wish which spawned a movie series by the same title; however, Death Sentence is in no way related to Death Wish the movie). It tells the tragic tale of Nick Hume (Kevin Bacon), a husband and father, whose older son is slaughtered in a convenience store hold up. It's not long before Nick decides to take justice into his own hands and hunts down the gang banger that ki…