Writer: Teresa Madaleno
It has been quite some time since I have recommended any books. I must confess that a lot of my reading in recent months has been work-related texts, but I have had a chance to enjoy several easy reads over the last little while and wanted to share just a few.
I Almost Forgot About You, is written by Terry McMillan, the bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting To Exhale. This uplifting novel tells the story of Dr. Georgia Young who makes some major changes in her life, including quitting her job and moving. She is a reminder that it is never too late to make changes in your life and follow your dreams.
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, is a debut novel by Phaedra Patrick filled with an interesting cast of characters and a whole lot of heart. It follows the life of 69-year-old Arthur Pepper, a widower who goes on a journey from London to Paris and as far as India discovering details about his late wife’s secret life before they met. He finds hope and self-discovery along the way.
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney is charming and funny. It features the Plumb family who give new meaning to the word, dysfunctional. Four adult siblings and their shared inheritance are the focus of the book. It seems that inheritance has ruled their decision-making and their lives, but the siblings come to realize that their joint trust fund, “The nest” is suddenly in jeopardy. The author brings us an amazing cast of characters and teaches us about what money does to relationships and at the same time, demonstrates the unbreakable power of love.