Monday, July 28, 2008

Regina's Fav Reads

Fatherhood by Bill Cosby – It's entertaining and hilarious. You could almost 'see' and 'hear' Cosby actually saying those words to you. Read it during my school days. Don't get me wrong. It's not that I wanted to be a father, but it was out of curiosity that I read the book.





My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult – It was well written, but in a way I also hated it because it was the only book that ever made me bawl my eyes out!

From Publishers Weekly. The difficult choices a family must make when a child is diagnosed with a serious disease are explored with pathos and understanding in this 11th novel by Picoult (Second Glance, etc.). The author, who has taken on such controversial subjects as euthanasia (Mercy), teen suicide (The Pact) and sterilization laws (Second Glance), turns her gaze on genetic planning, the prospect of creating babies for health purposes and the ethical and moral fallout that results. Picoult ably explores a complex subject with bravado and clarity, and comes up with a heart-wrenching, unexpected plot twist at the book's conclusion.

French Silk by Sandra Brown. It was ok.

Part of a review: Set in atmospheric New Orleans, Brown's ( Breath of Scandal ; Mirror Image ) latest highly entertaining novel again demonstrates her mastery of the romantic suspense genre. When evangelist Jackson Wilde is murdered in his hotel room, handsome, driven district attorney Robert Cassidy has a long list of suspects. At the top of it are Wilde's young wife, Ariel, and his son, Josh, who have been having an affair. But soon the main suspect is Claire Laurent, the owner of the lingerie company French Silk, whose sexy catalogue Wilde targeted in his campaign against pornography. Claire had a motive; she had collected and then hidden an extensive file of clippings on Wilde and she had attended his service the night he died. Cassidy has one problem with fingering her as the villain: he is falling in love with her.

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