Blind Date Book Reviews
During the month of February, we set a number of people up on blind dates with books. We wrapped these books up in brown paper and put general (and often misleading) descriptions on the books. We asked for readers to review their selection and give us their opinion on the match. This is the results:
An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor: “Charming. Wonderful characters. I look forward to the next one.”
Girl who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen: “A lovely does of magical realism (lite) in small town American. Women of two generations find themselves not knowing they were lost. All this and baking too. This was a nice surprise”.
The Last Valentine by James Michael Pratt: “A sweet love story".
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl: “Not quite my cup of tea (pun intended). The author goes out of his way to impress with his wealth of intelligence. The book is a proper period piece and the language and dialog is spot on for time that it is depicting. Well written but a touch dry and drawn out”.
No Book But the World by Leah Hager Cohen: “I would not read other books by this author. The story took far too long to develop & the ending was not satisfactory. Not my ‘cup of tea’”.
Museum of Dr. Moses by Joyce Carol Oates: “Dull, too many words. Not engaging."
Snowbound by Richard Wheeler: “Couldn’t get past page 37. Horrible."
Help for the Haunted by John Searles: "Interesting book. Not exactly what I expected; with a twist at the end. The reality of acceptance becomes known at the very end. Definitely a recommended read."
Thank you to everyone who took a chance on a blind date and provided a review of said books.