I recently went to the library and checked out several books but I’m just now getting around to reading them.

I started Distant Shores lastnight and ended up reading 225 pages! I finally had to put it down because I could no longer keep my eyes open. I’ve said it before but, Kristin Hannah is one of my FAVORITE authors! If you haven’t read any of her books you are missing out!

From www.amazon.com

Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a family. From a distance, their lives look picture perfect. But after the girls leave home, Jack and Elizabeth quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job, Elizabeth puts her own needs aside to follow him across the country. Then tragedy turns Elizabeth’s world upside down. In the aftermath, she questions everything about her life—her choices, her marriage, even her long-forgotten dreams. In a daring move that shocks her husband, friends, and daughters, she lets go of the woman she has become—and reaches out for the woman she wants to be.

 

 

I joined the Goodreads 2012 Reading Challange and said I’d read 50 books in the year of 2012. I have read 14. I’m 4 books behind. According to Goodreads, I read 16 books for the entired YEAR of 2011. What’s up with that?!

After Distant Shores I will be reading another Kristin Hannah book.

 

The Grey sisters had only each other when their mother died years ago. Their stern, unyielding father gave them almost no attention. Winona, the oldest, needs her father’s approval most of all. An overweight dreamer, she never felt at home on the sprawling horse ranch that had been in her family for three generations. Aurora, the middle, is the peacemaker. Vivi Ann, the youngest, is the undisputed star of the family. Everything comes easily to Vivi Ann, her father’s love most of all. But when Vivi Ann makes a fateful decision to follow her heart, rather than take the route of a dutiful daughter, events are set in motion that will test the love and loyalties of the Grey sisters. They will be pitted against each other in ways none could have imagined. Secrets will be revealed, and a terrible, shocking crime will shatter both the family and their beloved town. With breathtaking pace and penetrating insight, Kristin Hannah’s True Colors is a novel about sisters, vengeance, jealousy, betrayal—and ultimately, what it truly means to be a family.

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