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To Have or to Hold
3.79
This was my fifth published novel and my most romancy one to date. It's about a woman struggling to find her feet after a divorce, and a consummate ba...more
not set
Apr 15, 2008
 
The Book Thief
4.36
This is a story about a girl living in Nazi Germany who steals books. The writing is wonderful, the story gripping, and the perspective is highly unus...more
Jun 2008
Jun 12, 2008
 
Surrounded By Strangers
3.96
This was my second published novel and I think it reflects a lot of growth in my overall writing. I felt this was a second chance to establish myself...more
not set
Apr 15, 2008
 
The Total Money Makeover Workbook
4.32
This book breaks down the steps to finding financial peace by getting out of debt. There are several steps, I'm on step 2 which is systematically payi...more
Jan 2008
Apr 15, 2008
 
A Town Like Alice
4.11
This is the story about a woman caught in Japanese occupied Malay during WWII. After the war she inherits some money and the final 2/3 of the book is...more
May 2008
Jun 12, 2008
 
Daring Greatly: By Brene Brown -- Summary
4.33
I listened to the audio version of this book. It was very well done. I was only minimally familiar with Brene Brown's work from an Oprah show and appr...more
Jun 2014
Jun 24, 2014
 
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
4.28
I am not much of a Sci-fi reader, but as a writer I have heard reference to this book for many years. When the movie was announced I decided to read i...more
Aug 2013
Jun 24, 2014
 
Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
3.85
This was a fascinating book to read and I really appreciated the depth she used to tell not only her story of being raised in a Polygamous Sect, but a...more
Nov 2012
Feb 04, 2013
 
Bound on Earth
3.80
I loved this book. Comprised of multi-generational vignettes, each character faced unique, and yet quite common, struggles. When I picked this book up...more
Jan 2009
Jul 01, 2009
 
My Sister's Keeper
4.03
This was my first Picoult novel, but won't be my last. I loved her writing story, the arc of her plotline, and her overall format/voice. The suspense...more
May 2008
May 15, 2008
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.03
Non fiction is not my favorite and I would only embarrass myself if I admitted how many non-fiction books I have actually read all the way through. If...more
Jul 2011
Jul 10, 2011
 
A Child Called "It"
4.05
I have heard of this book for many years and finally read it after my child wanted to read it. I was not surprised to find a heartbreaking story, thou...more
Sep 2009
Sep 18, 2009
 
A Night on Moon Hill
4.15
I really enjoyed this book, the writing was excellent, the storyline interesting, and the characters fascinating! It was certainly fresh and different...more
Feb 2013
Feb 04, 2013
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.10
While this book got off to a slow start for me, by page 30 I was hooked. Made up of letters exchanged between several characters, it offered a 'birds...more
Apr 2009
Jul 01, 2009
 
Traitor (Traitor, #1)
4.06
Throughout this book I marveled at the fact that the author was not a former soldier in WWII. The history was gripping and the story was all encompass...more
May 2009
Jul 01, 2009
 
Kitchen Privileges: A Memoir
3.80
This book is an autobiography of Mary Higgins Clark's life. I admire the woman very much and enjoyed the detailed look at her growing up years as well...more
Aug 2009
Sep 18, 2009
 
Saving Ceecee Honeycutt
3.89
The writing is this book was beautiful, and the setting was very well done and full of great sensory details. I enjoyed the characters as well, but st...more
Jun 2011
Jun 22, 2011
 
Band of Sisters  (Band Of Sisters, #1)
3.88
This was a new genre for Annette Lyon, she's been writing historical LDS fiction for several years, but all the great things about her writing worked...more
not set
Jun 22, 2011
 
Nineteen Minutes
4.06
This is a story about a high-school shooter, it jumps back and forth between the present (shooting through trial) and the past experiences that led th...more
Jun 2008
May 15, 2008
 
Memoirs of a Geisha
4.03
I'm still not entirely sure what I thought of this book. I learned so much about the Japanese culture, the Shinto religion, and a slice of life I neve...more
Jan 2008
Apr 15, 2008
 
Plain Truth
3.95
I wish I could give this 3.75 stars, but I can't. This is the story about a dead infant found on an Amish farm. A big-city attorney takes the case and...more
Jun 2008
May 15, 2008
 
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
3.84
This is a book was written in the 90's about the pressures of teenage girls and the difficulty our culture adds to the transitional years. It's full o...more
Jun 2008
Apr 22, 2008
 
Waiting for the Light to Change
3.26
It is a rare thing for a writer to write about a main character as flawed as the main character in this book and yet keep her audience reading. I foun...more
Jan 2009
Jul 01, 2009
 
Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (Fablehaven, #4)
4.35
I love this series, and this book was nothing different. Mull managed to surprise me, again, and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the story....more
Sep 2009
Sep 18, 2009
 
Becoming Lady Lockwood
4.28
I had the opportunity to be a beta reader for this book and loved seeing it come to life. The finished product is a fabulous romance set upon the high...more
Jun 2014
Jun 24, 2014
 
Bake Sale Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #13)
3.59
I enjoyed the writing and liked Lucy, the main character, but I struggled with the pacing. It took a good 1/3 of the book before the murder happened,...more
Jul 2011
Jul 10, 2011
 
Stolen Innocence: The Jan Broberg Story
3.55
This is the true story about a young girl who is kidnapped by a family friend. The man psychologically manipulates her for years after the event as sh...more
Jan 2006
Apr 20, 2008
 
Abinadi (Book of Mormon, #1)
4.17
No one writes Book of Mormon fiction like Heather. I love that I can not only read a great book, but learn more about past prophets and teachers. She...more
Apr 2009
Jul 01, 2009
 
In The Company of Angels
4.05
This is one of my all time favorite novels I have ever read. So well written, so honest and so faith affirming in ways I'd have never expected. Absolu...more
Jan 2010
Jul 09, 2010
 
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
3.75
I thought I knew this story, but hadn't actually read it and realized what I knew was hearsay from other people and I'm not sure they had actually rea...more
Jan 2012
Mar 20, 2012
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