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review 2017-08-05 22:34
The Captain's Daughter: A Novel - Meg Mitchell Moore

This was an entertaining read of adults with children rehashing their lives and wondering if they made a mistake in their earlier choices in life.

The book deals with marriage, children, parents, ailing parents, and what could have been as well as dealing with issues on a daily basis in their lives.

I enjoyed reading this book.

Thanks to Doubleday Books and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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review 2016-10-30 05:58
Book Review: So Far Away
So Far Away - Meg Mitchell Moore

Book: So Far Away

 

Author: Meg Mitchell Moore

 

Genre: Fiction/Family/Teen/Drama

 

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Natalie Gallagher wants to escape: from her parents’ ugly divorce and from the vicious cyberbullying of her former best friend. Adrift, confused, she is a girl trying to find her way in a world that seems to either neglect her or despise her. Her salvation arrives in an unlikely form: Bridget O’Connell, an Irish maid working for a wealthy Massachusetts family. The catch? Bridget only lives in the pages of a dusty old diary Natalie unearthed in her mother’s basement. But the life she describes is as troubling- and mysterious - as the one Natalie is trying to navigate herself, almost a century later. I am writing this down because this is my story. There were only ever two other people who knew my secret, and both are gone before me. Who was Bridget, and what became of her? Natalie loses herself in the diary, eager to unlock its secrets, and reluctantly accepts the help of library archivist Kathleen Lynch, a widow with her own painful secret: she’s estranged from her only daughter. Kathleen sees in Natalie traces of the daughter she has lost, and in Bridget, another spirited young woman at risk. What could an Irish immigrant, a domestic servant from the 1920s, teach them both? As the troubles of a very modern world close in around them, and Natalie’s torments at school escalate, Bridget’s faded journal unites the lonely girl and the unhappy widow - and might even change their lives forever. - Hachette, 2012.

 

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review 2015-08-20 22:37
The Admissions - Meg Mitchell Moore

I really liked this book a LOT!! It's all about a family with three daughters. Parents who have very good jobs that keep them pretty busy. The kid's lives keep them busy as well what with all their extracurricular activities. They are so busy with the day to day stuff that they overlook quite a few things. a few things get overlooked and a few things are forgotten and a few things slide through the cracks. Then at just about the same time, they all catch up with them and it's not pretty.

It comes to a major emotional climax on the Golden Gate Bridge. And just so there's no spoilers, that's all I'm going to tell you about the ending, but it's definitely worth reading to find out what the ending is.

The story was very interesting and believable. It held my attention throughout the whole story. I don't think there was one time where I wish that the author had of left something out or had gone overboard on a subject. The characters were well developed and very likable. I highly recommend this book.

Thanks Doubleday Books and Net Galley for providing me with this free e-galley in exchange for an honest review. I truly enjoyed reading this entertaining and enjoyable book.

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review 2014-02-09 19:40
The Arrivals
The Arrivals: A Novel - Meg Mitchell Moore

What to write about this book?  The summer in the life of one family, a day in the life of grandparents, feelings of a pregnant woman or a first time father, mistakes, disputes,  hope, happiness, and at the core forgiveness?  This book is all of this and more.

 

The characters were painted so realistically.  At times I really disliked each and every one.  I thought, "I really don't like this book!"  Then I realized the characters are flawed, they make dumb mistakes, they suffer with the same doubts that plague us all, and they are not always lovable or even nice.

 

Perhaps this is one of the reasons why we like to read so much; to be taken away from the 'real world' for a bit, to believe that everything can end 'happily ever after' the way it is portrayed in some stories.  Then we are hit in the face with a book such as this one that paints the struggles of one family in the real world.  I have to say it was a nice change.

 

By the end I was rooting for each character as I came to know them intimately.  I was glad that I was given the chance to glimpse the life of this family as I remind myself that this is only fiction! 

 

I will be watching for more books by this talented author and I would say to her thank you.  Thanks for reminding me that all families have problems.  Its all about overcoming the odds and remembering that family is forever flaws and all, in the end love will endure. 

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review 2013-06-01 00:00
So Far Away
So Far Away - Meg Mitchell Moore The slow pace and effortless flow drew me into the story and unfolded the characters lives and personalities bit by bit while also entwining them all together. Overall enjoyable read, nothing outstanding one way or another but definitely a story you can relax with.
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