Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Time Between

I did it my friends!  
You picked, I read and now I will tell you what I thought.
Earlier this month I joined in a monthly meme hosted by Michelle at  Because Reading is Better than Real Life, in which we put up 3 books on the first Saturday of the month, and they you readers, vote on which one I should read, I read and then I write a blog post on the last Saturday of the month. I am!
The book was "The Time Between" by  Karen White.
From Goodreads:
Thirty-four-year-old Eleanor Murray is consumed with guilt for causing the accident that paralyzed her sister—and for falling in love with her sister’s husband. But when her boss offers her a part-time job caring for his elderly aunt, Helena, Eleanor accepts, hoping this good deed will help atone for her mistakes.

On the barrier island of Edisto, Eleanor bonds with Helena over their mutual love of music. Drawing the older woman out of her depression, Eleanor learns of her life in Hungary, with her sister, before and during World War II. She hears tales of passion and heartache, defiance and dangerous deception. And when the truth of Helena and her sister’s actions comes to light, Eleanor may finally allow herself to move past guilt and to embrace the song that lies deep in her heart…
From Me:
Thank you friends!
Last year I stayed as far away from Women's Fiction as I could.  I'm not sure why, because I've discovered that I really love it.
This book was no exception. I really enjoyed it.    I've only ever read 2 other Karen White books and while this was not my favorite (Long Time Gone was), it was right up there.  There was mystery a bit of romance  (never a bad thing) and just a really good story line.
The story was told in different Points of View---and I always like that.  I just feel I can better put myself into their shoes. 
It's a reflective read, which I also always like.
But besides that it was a good read, this meme was really fun for me!
I can't wait till next week for you guys to pick again.
And since Women's Fiction is one of my new favorite genre's, I am adding this to my Women's Fiction Reading Challenge, hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.


Michelle P said...

Very happy you enjoyed the book! I am not a woman's fiction fan but I also realized I don't know if I ever tried one. Great review!

Lola R said...

I do read a lot of contemporary romance, but not sure if I've read any women's fiction books so far. I am glad to hear you enjoyed this one :). I also like different point of views and mystery and some romance sound like a good thing.

anicheung said...

Can't say that I've read much women's fiction books either. At least not since high school. But I'm glad to see you enjoyed this book. I might add it to my own TBR in case I'm ever interested in picking up women's fiction.

Bunnita said...

I tend to read a lot of YA for this past few years sprinkled in with some romance. I need to get back into women's fiction though. Glad you enjoy the book.

Bookworm Brandee said...

Yay! I'm happy we picked a winner for you! :) I really like the sound of this one, actually, so I think I'll add it to my list of books to check out. I look forward to seeing this month's choices later this week. :D

Stefanie said...

Yay on a good read. Karen White is on my list of new authors to try. I haven't been getting in as much reading as I would like but yesterday I did while waiting for Costco to open. I totally forgot how early it was after princess drop off and so I got in 1.5 hours of reading!

Literary Feline said...

I am glad you enjoyed this one. :-) I haven't reviewed my book from February yet, but I enjoyed it quite a bit too. I want to read this one at some point.

Shaunesay Eslanai said...

So glad you enjoyed it! I don't remember if it was the one I voted for. I'm with you though, I'm so enjoying this meme and it's even more fun the more of us there are and the more we get to vote and read reviews! *\o/* (that's my little cheerleader person I learned how to do during a Bout-of-Books Read-a-thon and now I must do it all the time! lol!)

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