The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper by Kathleen Y'Barbo
Rose House by Tina Ann Forkner
Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love
Six ladies of Sweetgum get together once a month for discussion on a book and to see each one's finished knitting project assigned for that month. These ladies come from all walks of life and are of varying ages. The theme of the year for their book discussions is love stories. Each of the ladies is going through her own path of love, whether new or old. One by one their stories are told. New love, rekindled love, and first love, their stories are sweet and bittersweet alike.
This is the second book in the series, however I did not read the first book and did not feel lost. Although I do want to go back and read the first book as it tells the story of Eugenie and how she became Hannah's foster mother.
I enjoyed how Beth Patillo incorporates all generations and backgrounds into this story. If you are in the mood for a good book, check this one out.
The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper
Eugenia "Gennie" Cooper is a pampered wealthy girl from New York. After reading of her favorite heroine from her novels she wants to have a great adventure before she is to wed. Soon the opportunity arises for her to go to the Wild West~ Colorado. She is to become a governess for a young girl, the daughter of an owner of a silver mine~Daniel Beck. Set in the 1880's Gennie has to learn quickly that the Wild West is not what she thought it would be. How is she going to be a governess of an out of control girl when she only plans to be in Colorado for a month, just long enough for an "adventure."
Gennie soon finds herself supposedly "engaged" to Daniel in order to help him out. She finds herself trying to decide if her future lies in Colorado with Daniel and his daughter, or back in the high society of New York. I am not going to tell you what she decides to do, but you will find out when you read this fun book.
Four years ago, Lillian stood at the Rose House amidst her anguish. She had just lost her husband and children in a tragic accident. Today she returns and finds a painting of herself in the local gallery, of her at the Rose House capturing the sadness and despair she was feeling that day four years ago. Who had painted her in a very private moment? The painting was given to the gallery anonymously. The painting was not for sale.
Not only is Lillian still getting beyond her grief, but now someone has been watching her. Her relationship with her only sibling, a sister, is nearly nonexistent. Will the Rose House bring her solace as it did on that day long ago? Will she be able to repair her relationship with her sister? Will she find love again? Did you think I would tell you? Not a chance, read it yourself to solve these mysteries.
This was a great book. It has a lot of unexpected twists, especially the end~ I never would have guessed! I could literally not put this book down until I finished it. I kept it in my car and purse so I could read it in little snipets of time I came across. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.
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