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Adult Summer Reading Book Reviews

Cries from the Cross

by Erwin Luther

A book review by patron, Aimee Shaffer.


“Remember, that at the end of the day, what the world really needs is to see Jesus.” This book gave me a glimpse into the heart of Jesus. I highly recommend to anyone searching or needing a reaffirmation of the love of God for his children.

Leaving Time

by Jodi Piccoult

A book review by patron, Catherine Chudakoff.


This book is about a daughter on a search to find her mother whose been missing for 10 years. The book has a supernatural component to it and the ending was a shocker. This book touches on so many emotions-namely grief. The mother, who is missing, had previously been heavily involved in researching elephants and trying to prove they grieve in a way similar to humans. I truly enjoyed learning about these animals while reading this book. It’s amazing the connections humans have with elephants and the author did an amazing job allowing the reader to feel exactly what the characters were feeling. I would recommend this book to others. It was a page-turner and I couldn’t put it down. It’s one of those where you just have to keep reading to see what happens next!

All Your Perfects

by Colleen Hoover

A book review by patron, Catherine Chudakoff.


This book is about a couple that struggles with infertility. The couple is madly in love when they get married, however, deep-seated resentment occurs when the woman is unable to get pregnant. This book brings about a lot of emotion. It stresses how dangerous relationships become when there is avoidance and hard things aren't talked about. It shows the unending power of what it means to fight for a relationship. I would recommend this book, however, if you are personally struggling with infertility it may resonate strong emotions. I am a huge fan of Colleen Hoover. She writes in a way that allows you to become friends with the characters. It's always hard to come to the end of her books as it feels like the connection with the characters is gone.