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Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow

Sometimes I read to be entertained. Sometimes to learn. And once in a while, I read to relax. Pick up this book and turn the page, and I promise you will be drawn into warmth and calm.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander coverThere is something magical about the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon.  Sure, there is the element of time travel, but that is not the only thing to capture you.  There is adventure, anguish, childbirth, history, marriage, romance, war, and whiskey.  And more. 

The books of Outlander defy a single genre placement.  Probably the broadest term you could use would be historical fiction, but that still does not fully capture the presence of a 20th century English woman in 18th century Scotland, as the main protagonist, Claire, is the first person narrator of our tale.

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

This is another emotion-filled read from Colleen Hoover. I have read all of Hoover's books and find that she has a way of making each story feel unique. Hoover started out as a Young Adult author with her breakout Slammed, published independently. Her last few titles have crossed into the New Adult genre - angst filled love stories about complicated twenty-somethings with varying emotional and physical scars.

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

Good read about a kidnapping with a twist.  I found it similar to Still Missing by Chevy Stevens and even The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty.  I listened to the audio and thought it was very well done with multiple voice actors.