Promises to Keep by Jane Green: Sorry, I haven't really liked a Jane Green book since The Beach House. Awkward all around. Pet peeve: Book is set in the US but is filled with Britishisms. How daft!
Mrs. Somebody Somebody by Tracy Winn: I almost passed this one by because it's a collection of short stories, but it's similar to Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge in that the stories are related and come together nicely to form a whole. Worth reading!
31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan: I've become wary of the books my mom recommends, but this one sounded pretty good, so I gave it a try. After a slow start, I really enjoyed this one. See the book page for a dramatic preview!
The Season of Second Chances by Diane Meier: Reeled me in and kept my attention. Some have criticized it for not being believable, and maybe there were too many too-good-to-be-true elements, but I just went with it and escaped into the story. You know how they call books good Summer Reads? I'd call this a good Fall Read.
The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber: Loved it. It's kind of like Little House on the Prairie, Extra Gritty Edition.
My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira: This was a tough one for me. While I liked the story about Mary Sutter's struggles to become a surgeon, the Civil War background overwhelmed me, and I struggled to finish the book.
A Slender Thread by Katharine Davis: Eh. Mostly just okay, but the end...the end was abrupt and unsatisfying.