Friday, October 21, 2011

Book Club Friday


A few weeks ago I read this book


and I loved it!
It was the first book, in a while, that I couldn't put down.
{it actually took be forever to get through The Help!}

In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child.
CeeCee Wilkes knows how Genevieve Russell died, because she was there. And she also knows what happened to the missing infant, because two decades ago she made the devastating choice to raise the baby as her own. Now Timothy Gleason is facing the death penalty, and she has another choice to make. Tell the truth, and destroy her family. Or let an innocent man die in order to protect a lifetime of lies…

Without giving too much away, I have to say that this book really made me think.
What "makes" a mother? It most definitely is not simply "genetics"...
And once you've created that bond with your baby, can it ever be broken?

The book has a few twists & turns...
It wasn't necessarily 'unpredictable' but I really enjoyed the ride.
It was different, and I was sorry when it ended.

The main character was a joy to "get to know."
A character that doesn't come along every day.
You definitely have to wonder what you would have done in her circumstance.

If you are looking for something to read, I highly recommend this book!
You will not be disappointed.


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6 comments

  1. I've seen this and thought about redding it, you convinced me!

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  2. I'll borrow it from you... puh-lease!

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  3. ohhh! just added this to my list of "requests" at the library. sounds good!

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  4. I have been looking for a new book to read... now you have me interested!

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  5. One of my favorite books! Good job on the book review! yay you!

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