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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Chosen, A Novel, by Chaundra Hoffman - Review

Color me happy, I read a book!


Thank you Jocelyn @ Kelly and Hall.  I really enjoyed this book.  I read it in a week or so.  I looked forward to reading it each night.  It is about Chloe who works for an adoption agency placing newborns with adoptive parents.   It is an interesting book with a bit of drama when a child ends up missing.  It gives a glimpse into the lives of the adoptive parents, the birth parent(s), and the life of Chloe in the middle of it all.  It read a little bit like a  Jodi Piccoult novel, and I say that loosely because I don't think the writing was the same.   But the writing was enjoyable and flowed well.   I would recommend the book and the author.  I found the characters real to life and I enjoyed the Portland, Oregon setting.  I enjoyed the drama without tears.  I also was happy the book was a quick read and wasn't cluttered up with a bunch of writing for the sake of writing.  If you know what I mean.

Hope you have a chance to check this one out.




14 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I do know what you mean about writing just for the sake of writing. I don't enjoy that style either, so I have a feeling I'd enjoy this book.

Marce said...

Thanks for the great review and recommendation. I have been considering this one.

Marce said...

I am smiling at "Colour me happy I read a book" :-)

Constance Reader said...

I've been Jonesing for some Picoult lately and I'll have to give this one a try. Thanks for the review!

Wall-to-wall books said...

This sounds like a really sweet book!

Shelley said...

As a writer, I think your "Color Me Happy..." should be a t-shirt!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I have this on my wish list but after reading your review I will make sure I read it.

Amy said...

This sounds like a wonderful book. I have always been interested in the adoption process and think it's wonderful when a child finds a home in this way. Your review is great. I'm listing this book at the top of my TBR list and will be purchasing a copy soon (I hope!)

~ Amy

Kaye said...

Hi Toni, just popping in to wish you and your family a Happy New Year. May 2011 be filled with good books, good friends, good health and much happiness.

mike draper said...

Hi Toni;
Just stopped by at your blog to leave my note of best wishes for the New Year and for a happy 2011.
Mike Draper

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Blueyez said...

will add this to my wishlist.

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