Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Family Next Door

By Sally Hepworth

This little neighborhood looks perfect from the outside. Most households are families with young children and the busyness that comes with that. But looking closer, each family has its problems and secrets. One mom isn’t sure her last baby is her husbands. Another suspects her husband is having an affair. Essie’s life looks perfect and few of her friends know that she suffered a breakdown after the birth of her first child that almost cost her everything. Now after the birth of her second child, she is starting to feel desperate again. When Isabelle moves into the neighborhood, she is a curiosity to everyone. Why is she single? Why renting? What mysterious job does she have? Essie feels a connection to her right away and Isabelle is fascinated with Essie which makes everyone else uncomfortable. It soon becomes clear that it is no accident that Isabelle is in this neighborhood and she has the power to brings shocking secrets to life.

~ Dixie

Just in Time

By Marie Bostwick

Marie Bostwick is one of my favorite authors. Her stories are uplifting and I always like the ending. In her novel, Just in Time, Grace Saunders’ life has difficult aspects. She is working full time at a job that is just-a-job and suffering with the loss of her husband. Through great friendship and love her life is turned around. A reoccurring theme in Marie’s stories is the presence of quilts and the therapeutic benefits of quilting, being a quilter myself, I enjoy this trait in her stories.

~ Beckie H.