Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What The Doctor Ordered

This book that I read is by author Sierra St. James. The book is about a girl named Ellie who goes to take care of her eccentric Aunt Bertie for the summer. Her Aunt Bertie is convinced that Ellie and Dr. John Flynn are meant for each other. Aunt Bertie is constantly telling everyone that Ellie and Dr. Flynn are dating when the truth is that they aren't and they can't seem to get along at all.
In my personal opinion, the book was an enjoyable read, but left me completely wanting more. I felt the ending to the book left something to be desired. So although I enjoyed reading it, I wasn't happy with the amount of information the conclusion gave me. I have yet to find out if there is a sequel to this novel. It was written in 2004 and I have found other novels by the author, but am unsure whether they are a companion novel to this book.

High Country

High Country by Jennie Hansen
I read this book by Jennie Hansen and at first it confused me. I was trying to figure out what was really going on with the characters. Laura is left fatherless after a bad car accident and her Aunt Alice takes her and her mother in to help raise her. After her Aunt passes away she discovers papers indicating that she is married and has been for years. Follow the story of Laura as she tries to find out if she is really married and entitled to half of her father's ranch. This story will keep you wondering what will happen up until the very end.
All in all, I liked this book. It was very different and at first, a bit confusing. But as you begin to sort out all of the details, you find yourself swept up in the mystery of Laura's supposed marriage and entitlement to her father's ranch. I do recommend this book to anyone who likes a book that will keep them wondering until the very end.