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The Kitchen House
4.15
4.5 stars
This was a very well done family saga set in the South during slave times. What really set it apart was that the majority of the story was to
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Oct 08, 2014
Jul 01, 2014
 
The Runaway Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts, #4)
4.08
I've recently been really enjoying books that straddle contemporary and historical times. This book was no exception. What makes it unique (though no ...more
Jul 07, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
 
The Forgotten Garden
4.10
4.5 stars

I've definitely been drawn to historical mysteries lately, especially those that involve unraveling some event pertaining to an ancestor. I'm
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Aug 07, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
 
The Night Villa
3.67
I should not be surprised that I really enjoyed this book. While my mom told me I needed to read it, it was I who introduced her to Carol Goodman. Her ...more
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
4.5 stars

What an interesting book! I'm not always a fan of time leaping formats when it is the same character; perhaps it was the use of two narrators
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Jul 10, 2014
Jul 08, 2014
 
Black Friday (Maggie O'Dell, #7)
3.89
3.5 stars
I think if I had read this in print or at another time it may have been rated higher. As I was reading the audio version while taking mass tr
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Jul 16, 2014
Jul 14, 2014
 
Key Lime Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #9)
3.81
This book was pretty standard fare for the Hannah Swensen mysteries. If you'd enjoyed the previous books in the series you will likely enjoy this one ...more
Apr 11, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
 
Snow Angel Cove (Hqn)
4.23
I'm not usually a big fan of the billionaire love stories, but I loved this book! The story was great. I think part of the appeal was the cameos of Ai ...more
Dec 18, 2014
Dec 17, 2014
 
The Edge of Courage (Red Team, #1)
4.01
A great small-town, ex-military romantic suspense read! I'm not usually terribly excited by the ex-military angle, though I do love some good suspense ...more
Apr 14, 2015
Apr 06, 2015
 
True Believer (Jeremy Marsh & Lexie Darnell, #1)
3.80
It's been a very long time since I read Sparks, but this delivered what I was expecting. Well drawn characters with some fun banter and chemistry, rom ...more
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
 
The New Year's Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts, #11)
3.79
3.5 stars

On the recommendation of my mom I skipped ahead to this title. It was a good call on her part. I was worried some of the contemporary storyli
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Jul 26, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
 
A Fool and His Honey
3.77
A very quick read, fairly standard modern cozy (there is some action and wide brush strokes of injuries/death/blood but no real gory details). I wasn' ...more
Aug 19, 2014
Aug 20, 2014
 
The Promise (Thunder Point, #5)
4.12
I really enjoy how Carr brings people and small towns to life. This book was no exception. Not only did we add another new resident to the town, but w ...more
Mar 16, 2015
Mar 09, 2015
 
The Butterfly House
3.69
Another bit of flashback fiction, though this time around it is mostly just back to 1980 rather than another century or what not. I was impressed with ...more
Sep 09, 2014
Sep 04, 2014
 
The Master Quilter (Elm Creek Quilts, #6)
4.03
Not my favorite of the series. The format of the story was a bit repetitive. Though it was a nice way to get to know some of the usually supporting ch ...more
Sep 15, 2014
Sep 10, 2014
 
Beguiled (Men to the Rescue #1)
3.87
This was quite good. Just enough mystery element to keep me on the edge of my seat. Took me a while to read as I hit a pattern of all computer-based w ...more
Mar 2010
Dec 30, 2010
 
The Christmas Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts, #8)
3.84
3.5 stars

Overall, not bad. But if you've read the prior books there is a lot of rehashing already visited stories through different lenses. I did enjo
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Dec 12, 2014
Dec 03, 2014
 
The Sugar Camp Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts, #7)
4.03
I really wish there was some chronology to this series. These historical ones are my favorite and I'd really like to just continue Dorthea's story.
Apr 07, 2015
Apr 02, 2015
 
The Cat, The Quilt And The Corpse (A Cats In Trouble Mystery, #1)
3.93
A fun and interesting first cozy in a series. There were a few niggling things for me early in the book, but they subsided once the book got farther u ...more
Nov 11, 2014
Oct 31, 2014
 
The Navy SEAL's E-Mail Order Bride (The Heroes of Chance Creek, #1)
4.02
Loved this book! I can't wait to dive deeper into both of Seton's e-mail series.
May 14, 2015
May 15, 2015
 
Home in Time for Christmas
3.65
If you enjoyed the movie Kate & Leopold, you'll love this holiday read!
Dec 25, 2014
Dec 25, 2014
 
The Julius House (Aurora Teagarden, #4)
3.82
This one dragged for me a bit. More so than the previous titles in the series. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't exciting either. It won't deter me from co ...more
Apr 27, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
 
Mistletoe & Margaritas
3.58
3.5 stars

Enjoyable, but typical holiday fare.
Dec 16, 2014
Dec 16, 2014
 
Cora's Heart (A Cypress Hollow Yarn #4)
3.78
4.5 stars
I just adore this series. I'm sure part of that is having spent so many years in the thick of the knitting and spinning world. The references
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Oct 29, 2014
Sep 07, 2014
 
Better Read Than Dead (Psychic Eye Mystery, #2)
3.99
Fun yet suspenseful. I'll definitely be continuing on in this series.
May 26, 2015
May 23, 2015
 
Brownies and Broomsticks (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #1)
3.86
Pretty average for the genre and being a first in a series. Will see how the series shapes up.
Sep 02, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
 
Love By Design
3.65
Cute. Steamy. Quick read.
Mar 25, 2015
Mar 24, 2015
 
The Quilter's Legacy (Elm Creek Quilts, #5)
4.08
Love the ones steeped in history like this one!
Jul 19, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
 
Montana Dawn
3.90
I love a good historical western romance and this book delivered! And it did so without a ton of preaching, which can be somewhat difficult to find. I ...more
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
 
Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye Mystery, #1)
3.90
Loved it, especially for a first in a series.
Apr 20, 2015
Apr 15, 2015
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