Thursday, April 21, 2011

"Between Friends" Review and Book Blog hop

Within a week I finished reading "Between Friends" by Debbie Macomber. What an excellent book! It had me from the very beginning. I just happened to pick up the book at the library without reading anything about it. I then took it with me to the gym to read on the elliptical. An hour later, I was totally into the book and ready to exercise away for another hour just to keep reading.  It is about two friends and the trials and tribulations that they endure throughout their life and friendship. They encounter financial difficulty, loss of loved ones, children, husbands, lovers, health issues. It was also dealing with things in history. Women's movement, Vietnam war, 9/11, volcanic eruptions, and other historical dates. It was also wrote in a creative way. The story was told in letters. Letters between friends, between husband and wives, mother and daughter, daughter and fathers, loved ones and family. I am happy to say that I passed it on to a good friend of mine and she is half way through it within one day! If you are looking for a great book, this is the one. I am pretty sure I am going to recommend this book to my moms club for a future book club pick.

With all of that being said... this is a great lead to my blog hop question for the week. "If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?"

YES!!! I happen to love Debbie Macomber. I have read all of the Blossom Street series books. Psst... highly recommend "Twenty Wishes". That book makes you want to create a wish list. Its not particularly the same as a bucket list, but close. It was my first book that I read of hers and I was hooked after that! Macomber has such a great style of writing. I have never been bored with any of her books. What's hard is when you find a book and fall in love with the writer and that book was the first book they wrote! The waiting is hard.

Hope everyone has a great weekend. Im off to start reading a new book "The Chocolate Diaries".


  1. Thanks for the heads-up on this author! I haven't read anything by her yet but will certainly look up these two titles.

    I am a new follower!

    My Bookshelf

  2. Hi
    Just hopping by and following through. I tend to get a bit obsessed when I find an author I like
    - Macomber should keep you busy!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. New follower saying hi! I also get obsessed and check out everything an author has written I don't want to miss out on anything!

  4. Love your blog! New follower (at least of this blog). I am going in search of Macomber. I've heard of her forever.

  5. New follower, I have been known to stalk certain authors...

  6. Rather than purchase the entire back list of a new favorite author, I try to get them through the library. Come see which author I'm reading through right now.

  7. I have never read Debbie MacComber....I do have one on my shelf...will need to check it out.

    Stopping by from the blog hop.

    Stop by my blog if you like to see my answer.


  8. Hopping through on the blog hop. I may have to check out Debbie Macomber. I love hearing about new authors to read. Have a good weekend. New follower as of today........

  9. Hi -- I was hopping through and am now a follower.
    If you're looking for books to review check out my blog and then if you're interested - go check out my website - - I'd be delighted to have you review any one of my books!

  10. I just love your blog and I saw you said you are crafty too!! sooo cool! so am I :D

    Thanks for stopping by mine :D