Thursday, November 10, 2011

Beatle, Weddings, Sister

I'm trying to get caught up on my blogging. Really I am. Here's my second attempt.  Today we have
Beatle meets Destiny
Three Weddings and Bar Mitzvah
Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters

Okay,  Beatle meets Destiny. Two words: stupid novel. It's funny and a little cute, but I thought it was totally stupid. It's about this guy called Beatle who has a girlfriend, Cilla, who helped him through his stroke two years ago. Then he meets Destiny (hence the title) and he falls in love. Only he has a girlfriend. And he has a twin sister, Winsome, even though they were born in different days, months, and years. Winsome falls in love with their English teacher. Who happens to be Destiny's older brother. And there's a stalker in town? Or is it one of them? Ice cream and soda, missing cats, astrological signs, film and art, and what's missing all come into play.  Pretty funny novel. I read it for the Aussie Reads Challenge. Now I'm 4/6 of the way done. I don't recommend this novel, because it just wasn't for me, but I won't tell you not to read it for yourself.

Three Weddings and a Bar Mitzvah is the fourth and last novel in the 86 Bloomberg series by Melody Carlson. Lelani and Kendall begin planning their weddings, with the help of family and friends. Lelani is trying to take of her daughter, Emma, but is reluctant to let her mother in law help her and gets frustrated when she does too much to help. Kendall's family don't think much of her, but her parents come to help her plan (and pay) for her wedding. Anna and Edmond go through a breakup when a new intern falls in love with him. Heartbroken, Anna is left confused and unwilling to open her heart again. Megan's boyfriend, Marcus, goes to Africa, leaving her behind and uncertain of where their relationship is headed. Overall these four women, have a lot of relationship and communication issues! But they all get worked out in the end. I really liked this novel because the women all came through for each other and had finally learned how to love well. I give this series 5/5 for all the books! Greats Reads! Way to go MC!

Last up, we have Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford.  The Almighty (what they call their grandmother) has been deeply offended by one of them. She says that if they give her an apology by the New Year she will reinstate them in her will. The family is dependent on her money when she dies, and they don't want the Almighty to give all her money to Puppy Ponchos--an organization that gives dogs ponchos who don't have them. The three girls write confessions to the Almighty. And boy do they have a lot to confess! Norrie, the oldest, falls in love with an older college boy. Oh, and she has a boyfriend. Sort of. Jane posts her family secrets on a blog. And Sassy becomes invincible, and gets hit by too many cars (without a scratch) to not be. The three characters are different. Norrie is confident; Jane is bold, and Sassy is hesitant. They are all confused, brave women who are struggling to regain their family's name and honor. I give this one 5/5 stars. It's so FUNNY. And in the end which sister has the right confession? And how will the Almighty respond to the girls' confessions? Yall have to read it to find out. Just know that I really liked COTSS and definitely recommend it. I look forward to reading more by Natalie Standiford.

Have a happy Thursday!