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The Kitchen House
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
Oct 08, 2014
Jul 01, 2014
The Runaway Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts, #4)
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
4.5 stars

I've definitely been drawn to historical mysteries lately, especially those that involve unraveling some event pertaining to an ancestor. I'm
Aug 07, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
The Night Villa
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
4.5 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
Jul 10, 2014
Jul 08, 2014
Black Friday (Maggie O'Dell, #7)
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
Jul 16, 2014
Jul 14, 2014
Key Lime Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #9)
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
True Believer (Jeremy Marsh & Lexie Darnell, #1)
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)
3.5 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
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
A Fool and His Honey
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 Butterfly House
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)
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)
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)
3.5 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
Dec 12, 2014
Dec 03, 2014
The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse (A Cats in Trouble Mystery, #1)
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 Julius House (Aurora Teagarden, #4)
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
3.5 stars

Enjoyable, but typical holiday fare.
Dec 16, 2014
Dec 16, 2014
Cora's Heart (A Cypress Hollow Yarn #4)
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
Oct 29, 2014
Sep 07, 2014
Brownies and Broomsticks (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #1)
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
The Quilter's Legacy (Elm Creek Quilts, #5)
Love the ones steeped in history like this one!
Jul 19, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Montana Dawn
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
Last Scene Alive (Aurora Teagarden, #7)
Standard fare for the series and genre. Nothing too exciting or unique, but worth reading.
Oct 17, 2014
Oct 15, 2014
Treat Her Right (Men To The Rescue #4) (Unabridged)
Pretty standard romance fair. If you enjoyed Lori Foster's other contemporary romance titles you'll likely enjoy this one as well.
May 09, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
The Lace Reader
I read this audiobook with my mom while I was visiting her. It was nice to have someone to talk about it with as it was happening. The book is unusual ...more
Jun 02, 2011
Jun 25, 2008
Big Sky Secrets (Big Sky (Harlequin))
Because I like the characters and the town, I'll give this 3.5 stars and call it better than average. I understand this is a series, but I've never kn ...more
Nov 18, 2014
Sep 13, 2014
All Summer Long (Fool's Gold, #9)
The first Fool's Gold book I read was the first of this "Summer" trilogy. I slowly worked my way back up to it and decided to reread it before continu ...more
Aug 26, 2014
Sep 11, 2012
Death at Wentwater Court (Daisy Dalrymple, #1)
An enjoyable historical cozy in the style of Agatha Christie. It was a good read and I shall likely read more of the series.
Jun 22, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
Summer Nights (Fool's Gold, #8)
Read originally in Sept 2012. Reread in July 2014 in audio form when I caught back up in the series.
Sep 10, 2012
Sep 10, 2012
Peach Cobbler Murder (Hannah Swensen, #7)
Jul 2010
Dec 29, 2010
Carrot Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #10)
not set
Jul 04, 2012
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