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Monday, June 15, 2009

My book this week.....

This week I'm reading Before The Storm by Diane Chamberlain. I really like Chamberlain's books and this one doesn't disappoint.

"Fifteen year old Andy Lockwood is special. Others notice the way he blurts out anything that comes into his mind, how he cannot foresee consequences, that he's more child than teenager. But his mother sees a boy with a heart as open and wide as the ocean. Laurel Lockwood lost her son once through neglect. She's spent the rest of her life determined to make up for her mistakes, and she's succeeded in becoming a committed, protective parent - maybe even overprotective. Still, she loosens her grip just enough to let Andy attend a local church social - a decision that terrifies her when the church is consumed by fire. But Andy survives and remarkably, saves other children from the flames. Laurel watches as Andy basks in the role of unlikely hero and the world finally sees her Andy, the sweet boy she knows as well as her own heart. But when the suspicion of arson is cast upon Andy, Laurel must ask herself how well she really knows her son...and how far she'll go to keep her promise to protect him forever."

As with all of Chamberlain's books, there's always a few twist and turns in the plot that throw you for a loop. Each chapter ends with a sentence that really makes you want to read just one more and makes it hard to put down!


  1. Oh boy are you going to love this book Lori! I hated to see it end.

  2. I've never read Chamberlain, but I have Kiss River on my shelf right now. I'm looking forward to giving her a try.

  3. I finished it actually and LOVED it! I reserved the next one at the library today!

    I'm pretty sure Kiss River is part of a series. I'm one of those ones who can't read out of order!


So, whatcha thinkin?