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Fall Page-Turners

Part of having your Game On is taking time to relax so you have the mental clarity to deal with life.  For me, that relaxation is reading.

By Andrea Peskind Katz / Contributor

Need a book so gripping that you might have to finish in one sitting?

Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda – Something lurks behind both husband and wife as they travel to their vacation home for a romantic weekend.  A spike of tension wedges itself between them and doubts start to arise. How perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really?

The Store by James Patterson – Jacob and Megan Brandeis work at the mega-successful, ultra-secretive Store. Seems perfect and safe. But their lives are about to become anything but perfect, anything but safe because the store is watching you.


 Love history?

The Address by Fiona Davis – When a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house The Dakota, leads to a job offer, Sara’s world is suddenly awash in possibility—no mean feat for a servant in 1884.

The Boat Runner by Devin Murphy

A debut novel about a young Dutch man who comes of age during the perilousness of World War II. Over the course of four years, through France, England and Germany, he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life—and his life’s mission—forever.


Need a feel good book about family or the family you choose? 

Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer – A wonderful read and testimony to how community can help us all.  Markie and Jesse are unable to escape the attention of their new neighbor Mrs. Saint, an irascible, elderly European woman who takes it upon herself, along with her ragtag group of “defectives,” to identify and fix the flaws in those around her, whether they want her to or not.

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak – What happens when a family is forced to spend a week together in quarantine over the holidays?  For seven days, the Birches are locked down, cut off from the rest of humanity—and even decent Wi-Fi—and forced into each other’s orbits.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – Legendary film actress Evelyn Hugo reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

Editor’s Note: Andrea Peskind Katz has a book review website at greatthoughts.com and a book salon comprised of over 3,200 readers and authors.  GLF readers can join the book salon at www.facebook.com/ groups/greatthoughtsgreatreaders. 

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