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Charlotte is a nanny for the McLeans, a family living in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She’s actually a talented composer, working as a nanny temporarily. As she takes a step back from the music business by choice (and also fueled by a betrayal), she easily falls into the day-to-day on-goings of the McLean family. A tragedy forces Charlotte to make decisions that are life changing both professionally and personally. Caroline Angell’s development of Charlotte’s character keeps you captive from beginning to end, and makes you feel as if you are a part of her journey and self-discoveries. Throughout the underlying sadness of the tragedy, Angell delivers plenty of humor and sexiness to offset it.
Loved this book! Russian bodyguards, bachelor party-gone-wrong, escorts, dead people, girls fleeing…. all taking place in the Westchester home of the Chapmans (YES- all this in just the first few chapters!!) The author creates a very likeable character – Richard Chapman- whose life changes in the matter of a night. Mainly told from the perspective of Richard and Alexandra, the “dark-haired girl”, we piece together the “what” and “why” in this crime thriller and fall in love with each character along the way. Underneath the fast-paced drama, the author touches upon human trafficking, as well as the meaning of family, love, and relationships.
Fascinating story. It is not just about Scientology. What I have always liked about Leah Remini is that she owns up to who she is (negative and positive aspects), such as being annoying and having a big mouth…two of the things that earn her the title “troublemaker”. This well written book will take a hold of you, especially if you are a fan of the actress, or just want to know if Scientology is the cult you thought it was (my opinion at least). She shares her experiences growing up in Hollywood, while entering Scientology as a kid. This viewpoint holds its own appeal, because she isn’t one of the many celebrities who joined Scientology as an adult when it seemed to be “trending”. Don’t judge🙂 and pick up this book if you are remotely interested, because you won’t be disappointed!
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg was named a Best Book of the Year by just about every reputable source. It is a New York Times bestseller and long listed for some of the top literary awards. June’s world is shattered with one tragic accident. On the night before her daughter’s wedding, a disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter’s fiance, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend Luke. The aftermath of the tragedy, brings in a web of character connections, tied together by heartbreak. With the introduction of each character, you can feel the emotion and how the unexpected affects them all. Through all the heartbreak, the love, forgiveness and hope makes this novel a great, inspiring read.