Sunday, May 31, 2009

home safe -

I finished the novel home safe by Elizabeth Berg in approximately 24 hours. It was that good. I need to go think about it. More later.

Okay, I'm back. The reason this book was easy for me to read so quickly was the flow. The plot moved along very well and there just never seemed to be a good place to say, "Okay, I can put that down for a day or two." Second, my Mom could read it. Mom does not like to be scared and she wants a happy ending. I love to be scared and could care less about a happy ending. This is a happy compromise. There is sadness, grief, a little mystery and, if not a happy ending, a reasonable ending for the main character. Not at all like a romance novel, thankyouverymuch can't read those. I made several guesses as to were the plot would lead and got them all wrong, which is a good thing.

I suggest it. I will also seek out other books by this author to place on my reading list.


  1. Wow---that good! I need to add that one to my growing list!

  2. I adore Elizabeth Berg's novels! I have quite a few, and some I have yet to read. My neighbors have been rotating the one about the friend with breast cancer. Cried all the way through that one. But it was so good.

  3. ofb, I came back.

    Linda, do it is worth the read.

    Brenda, This is the first book of her's that I have read. Glad I found it.

    Sister, Just as soon as I get my copy of Edgar Sawtelle back:P
    This is a library book. You would have to check it out on my card. Can I trust you? Can I?

  4. Elizabeth Berg is my very favorite author. I'll buy her books without even knowing a thing about them ahead of time. She's THAT good.

  5. Oooh I need to check out that author, hadn't heard of her till now. I'll be able to read her in my SPARE TIME. Sorry for that outburst. Frazzled home educating mother least I'm not banned from the local library anymore, I paid my fines.

  6. Probably not. Jeff's dad took your Edgar Sawtelle by the way. I'll have to buy you another one. Stop checking them out before I can give them to you as gifts.

  7. Kylee, I can understand why

    Foxy, glad to hear you are on the good list with the library. I really enjoyed that books.

    Becca, the story of my sisters and books, big sigh.