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British Import by Adrienne Teague

Jojo Moyes is a bestselling author in Britain. Me Before You is her first book to make the leap across the pond and it is a doozy! Lou’s family needs her paycheck to make ends meet, but the diner where she works as a waitress just closed. In desperation she takes a job as a companion for Will, a handsome man who was in an accident two years ago and is now an angry, bitter quadriplegic.

Happy Families by Cindy Hulsey

In the first sentence of Anna Karenina Tolstoy proclaims, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Perhaps this explains why most literary novels are about unhappy families. There has to be a conflict in order to keep the reader’s interest.

Domestic Fiction with a Deft Touch by Cindy Hulsey

Life Drawing by Robin Black is a quiet but powerful novel of a marriage between two artists; Gus, a painter and her husband Owen, a writer. Their relationship has been fractured by an affair Gus had with a student’s father and in a futile attempt to insulate themselves from their pain they move from Philadelphia to a remote house in the country.

Sometimes You Can Go Home Again by Cindy Hulsey

If you're looking for a satisfying beach read, try The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos. Thirty-something Taisy Cleary and her twin brother Marcus have been estranged from their heartless, pompous, brilliant father Wilson for most of their adult lives.

Light Summer Reads

I don’t know about you, but when Oklahoma’s hot sticky weather arrives I find it difficult to read dark, dreary books. It takes too much energy. I suggest you enjoy a margarita by the pool or curl up under the air conditioning with a glass of lemonade and sink into one of these feel-good books.

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