Book Review: Welcome Home, Caroline Kline by Courtney Preiss

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Welcome Home, Caroline Kline by Courtney Preiss opens with Caroline Kline couch surfing in New York City due to her no longer having a job and her fiance breaking up with her. The cherry on top is when Caroline finds out her father is not doing well and has to go home to New Jersey to help out. She finds one thing she didn't expect . . . true love. I received an Advanced Readers Copy of Welcome Home, Caroline Kline from NetGalley for free in exchange for my honest review.  The synopsis of this book was intriguing, and I absolutely love baseball, so I couldn't wait to dig in to this story. Unfortunately, the story started off a bit slow and continued to be slow at points throughout the book. The slowness of the plot made it difficult to stay interested in the characters and their fate.  At one point, I didn't really care if I finished the story or not. With that being said, I'm glad I stuck with the book because the last 15% of Welcome Home, Caroline Kline started to

Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

When Becoming by Michelle Obama was published, I was interested in reading the former First Lady's life story. That interest grew when I started hearing rave reviews about it. One year ago, I made the trek to my local Barnes and Noble Booksellers and purchased the hardcover of Becoming. Within a couple of weeks, I started reading it but put it aside for awhile. Eventually, I picked it back up and began reading the autobiography again. I was not disappointed.

I always knew that Michelle Obama was a very smart and classy lady just from listening to her speak and how she acted from television news stories, but I didn't realize how much so. On top of that, she is a very talented writer. I'm very picky about the non-fiction books I read because the topic has to interest me and be written well.

There were several things I learned about about Michelle Obama's personal life that I had no clue about. One is that she graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. I didn't know that her father had multiple sclerosis and that he succumbed to complications from it.

My favorite part of her life story is how she and Barack Obama would get into disagreements about marriage. Michelle believed in the institution of marriage, and Barack did not. Then, one night they went out to a restaurant for a multi-course meal and ended up having a disagreement about it at the restaurant. This disagreement was cut short when the waiter brought Michelle's dessert and removed the lid covering it to expose a box with an engagement ring. I love the fact that Barack compromised and married Michelle because it was something that was very important to her. Where can I find a man like Barack Obama?

I definitely recommend Becoming by Michelle Obama and gave it five out five stars for being well written, interesting, and informative.
 
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