Friday, July 23, 2010

Five Star Fraud

Five Star Fraud by Margaret Cahill

Five Star Fraud is gripping and timely considering the news on any given day. The author gets right into the story and keeps it moving. As two stories are intertwined, an enlightening account of the inner workings of a corrupt business, a government mired in red tape, the dealings of unscrupulous attorneys, and an upright citizen’s struggle to save all the things in his life that are meaningful emerges. This is a compelling story with believable characters. I read the book in two days.

Three Cups Of Tea

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

You will never think of Pakistan or Afghanistan the same again after reading this book.

What starts out as a promise to build a school as a thank you for saving his life turns into a quest for Greg Mortenson to educate the children, especially girls, in remote areas of these countries. Greg Mortenson can truly be called a hero in a day when the title is sometimes bestowed too loosely.

Big Stone Gap

Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
A charming, quirky story with a lot of interesting characters. This is a story of small town life and love, reminiscent of the TV show Twin Peaks. This was a light and enjoyable summer read.