Saturday, February 06, 2016

Reading - The Mistletoe Promise

The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans


 
Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful.

Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks—until the evening of December 24—he suggests that they pretend to be a couple. He draws up a contract with four rules:

1. No deep, probing personal questions
2. No drama
3. No telling anyone the truth about the relationship
4. The contract is void on Christmas Day

The lonely Elise surprises herself by agreeing to the idea. As the charade progresses, the safety of her fake relationship begins to mend her badly broken heart. But just as she begins to find joy again, her long-held secret threatens to unravel the emerging relationship. But she might not be the only one with secrets.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Reading - Five Point Someone

Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat


 
Five reasons why Hary, Ryan and Alok’s lives are a complete mess:
1. They’ve messed up their grades big time.
2. Alok and Ryan can’t stop bickering with each other.
3. Hary is smitten with Neha, who happens to be his professor’s daughter.
4. As students of IIT, they’re expected to conquer the world—something they know isn’t likely to happen.
5. They only have each other.

Welcome to Five Point Someone by bestselling author Chetan Bhagat. This is not a book that will teach you how to get into IIT or even how to survive it. Quite the opposite: it describes how bad things can get if you don't think straight.
Funny, dark and entertaining, Five Point Someone is the story of three friends whose measly five-point-something GPAs come in the way of everything—their friendship, their love lives, their future. Will they make it?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Reading - A Winter Dream

 
A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans
 
 
 
Joseph Jacobson is the twelfth of thirteen siblings, all of whom are employed by their father’s successful Colorado advertising company. But underneath the success runs a poisonous undercurrent of jealousy; Joseph is his father’s favorite and the focus of his brothers’ envy and hatred. When the father seems ready to anoint Joseph as his heir, the brothers make their move, forcing Joseph from the company and his Denver home, severing his ties to his parents and ending his relationship with his soon-to-be fianceé. Alone and lonely, Joseph must start a new life.

Joseph joins a Chicago advertising agency where his creativity helps him advance high up in the company. He also finds hope for a lasting love with April, a kind woman with a secret. However, all secrets hold consequences, and when Joseph learns the truth about April’s past, his world is again turned upside down. Finally, Joseph must confront his own difficult past in order to make his dreams for the future come true.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Reading - The Map of True Places

The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry


 
 
A respected Boston psychotherapist, Zee Finch has come a long way from a motherless childhood spent stealing boats.  But the actions of a patient throw Zee into emotional chaos and take her back to places she thought she'd left behind.
 
What starts as a brief visit home to Salem begins a larger journey. Suddenly having to care for her ailing father after his longtime companion moves out,  Zee must come to terms with a strained and awkward relationship that has always been marked by half-truths and haunted by the untimely death of her mother.  Overwheimed by her new role, Zee must destroy the existing map of her life and chart a new course - one that will guide her not only into her future but into her past as well.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Reading - Promise Me

Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans


 
Beth Cardall has a secret. For eighteen years, she has had no choice but to keep it to herself, but on Christmas Eve 2008, all that is about to change.

For Beth, 1989 was a year marked by tragedy. Her life was falling apart: her six-year-old daughter, Charlotte, was suffering from an unidentifiable illness; her marriage transformed from a seemingly happy and loving relationship to one full of betrayal and pain; her job at the dry cleaners was increasingly at risk; and she had lost any ability to trust, to hope, or to believe in herself. Then, on Christmas Day, as she rushed through a blizzard to the nearest 7-Eleven, Beth encountered Matthew, a strikingly handsome, mysterious stranger, who would single-handedly change the course of her life.

Who is this man, and how does he seem to know so much about her? He pursues her relentlessly, and only after she’s fallen deeply in love with him does she learn his incredible secret, changing the world as she knows it, as well as her own destiny.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Reading - One Night at the Call Centre

One Night at the Call Centre by Chetan Bhagat


 
In the winter of 2004, a writer meets a young girl on an overnight train journey. To pass the time, she offers to tell him a story. However she has one condition: that he make it his second book. The writer hesitates, but asks what the story is about.
 
The girl replies that the story is about six people working in a call centre one night. It was the night they got a phone call. A phone call from god. One  Are you ready to take the call?

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Reading - Hamish and the Worldstoppers

 
Hamish and the Worldstoppers  by Danny Wallace
 
A Junior Fiction
 
 
 
 
What would YOUdo... if the whole world just stopped?

Yes the WHOLE WORLD.

Birds in the air. Planes in the sky. And every single person on the planet - except you!

Because that's what keeps happening to ten-year-old Hamish Ellerby.

And it's being caused by TheWorldStoppers and their terrifying friendsTheTerribles! They have a PLAN! They want to take our world for their own . . . Oh, and they hate children. Especially if you're a child who knows about them. Hang on - You know now, don't you? Oh dear.

Can Hamish save us from the WorldStoppers? Only time will tell!