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Alice Close Your Eyes
I received this book as an ARC and read it in a day, more because I was curious about how it would end than because I actually liked the story. It see ...more
Jan 06, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
Everything I Never Told You
This book is about a Chinese-American couple in the 60's and 70's that struggles with discrimination and its devastating impact on their lives. The st ...more
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
The Beekeeper's Ball (Bella Vista Chronicles, #2)
This story is a romance, light-hearted at times, but with a side story of horrific WWII events in Denmark. Basically a young woman chef, Isabel, is st ...more
May 28, 2014
May 28, 2014
Someone Else's Love Story
I enjoyed this book a lot. The story is written mostly from the point of view of Shandi, a young single mother who is held hostage in a convenience st ...more
Jul 31, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
Bye, Bye Love (Cat DeLuca Mysteries, # 4)
This was a very enjoyable, what I would term 'light', mystery featuring a woman, Cat DeLuca, from a large Chicago Italian family who runs her own dete ...more
Mar 02, 2015
Mar 03, 2015
Island of a Thousand Mirrors
I definitely liked this book about how the civil war in Sri Lanka impacted the lives of several families, though I was bothered by a few things. I did ...more
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
The Almost Moon
Unlike many previous reviewers, I had not read any other Alice Sebold books, so had no expectations of this one. The subject matter didn't really appe ...more
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
I enjoyed this Iris Johansen book. It was a good mystery thriller that kept me intrigued and not wanting to put it down until the end. Yes, it followe ...more
May 11, 2011
May 13, 2011
The Saffron Kitchen
This book was interesting from the standpoint of exploring the life of an Iranian woman. With Iran being in the forefront of the news these days, it's ...more
Sep 15, 2009
Oct 05, 2009
The Quirks: Welcome to Normal
Yes, this is a kids book for ages 8 - 12. I received an advanced readers copy, thought it looked amusing, and read it this morning. The story is about ...more
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
The Kill List
This is the story of a hunt for a modern day terrorist, the Preacher, who is responsible for using the internet to urge followers to each kill some no ...more
Sep 02, 2013
Aug 31, 2013
Accused (Rosato & DiNunzio, #1)
This is another of Lisa Scottoline's Rosato and Associate's novels. Bennie Rosato is the senior partner of her law firm, and her associate, Mary DiNun ...more
Aug 29, 2013
Aug 28, 2013
Whisper on the Wind (The Great War, #2)
This book was a Goodreads win. I would have passed it by had I noticed that it was 'Christian' fiction, as usually I find that genre not well written ...more
Nov 2010
Nov 08, 2010
This is the story of a young college student, Lily, studying in Buenos Aires who is arrested for the murder of her roommate. The book says it's 'loose ...more
Aug 31, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
Dark Diversions
I just finished reading this book and found that, while containing stories that did have dark aspects to them, the author told them in a rather humoro ...more
May 16, 2013
May 13, 2013
The Tenth Witness
What an interesting, thought provoking book. It's the story of a young French engineer, Henri Poincare, who the 1970's has designed a dive platform fo ...more
Oct 30, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
The Time Traveler's Wife
Though normally I don't care for fantasy, I did find the time travel aspects of this book moderately interesting. It was written of as a genetic defec ...more
Jun 11, 2013
Jun 08, 2013
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
This is the true story of how cells taken in 1951 from Henrietta Lacks, a poor black woman, have been used ever since as one of the most important cel ...more
May 26, 2013
May 29, 2013
One Day
The chapters in this book each cover one day, July 15, for 20 years in the lives of the two main characters, Emma and Dexter. It's an interesting appr ...more
Jun 08, 2013
Jun 02, 2013
The Girl You Left Behind
I loved this book! What a wonderful story. I've always liked reading war stories, not so much ones about how the war was fought, but rather personal s ...more
Aug 24, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
Imperfect Pairings
This is the story of Jamie, who works in finance for a large company in California and is trying to achieve partnership in the firm. She meets and beg ...more
Jul 25, 2013
Jul 22, 2013
The Husband's Secret
I haven't read any of Moriarty's books before, but after reading this one, I will definitely read her others. It's the story of 3 women whose lives in ...more
Aug 02, 2013
Aug 02, 2013
Such Devoted Sisters
I guess this was decent recreational reading, but I didn't love it. I had to put it down several times because I found the main characters actions ann ...more
Feb 2011
Mar 12, 2011
Anil's Ghost
I saw the movie made from Ondaatje's book, The English Patient, and didn't like it at all. So when I came across this book, I decided I owed it to Ond ...more
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 09, 2011
Loosely based on actual events, this is the story of a little boy, Jack, who was born in captivity and remained there until he was 5 in 'Room' with hi ...more
May 27, 2013
May 29, 2013
The Rathbones
In the whaling town of Naiwayonk, Connecticut in 1859, a young girl, Mercy Rathbone, sets out on a voyage to discover the story of her family's myster ...more
May 07, 2013
May 02, 2013
Risky Undertaking: A Buryin' Barry Mystery
This story takes place in North Carolina and features an undertaker/sherriff's deputy, Barry Clayton, who becomes involved in solving a killing of a C ...more
Dec 05, 2014
Dec 06, 2014
The Sandcastle Girls
What a fascinating story. I am sorry to admit I was ignorant of the Armenian genocide in 1915, so I was particularly interesed in learning more about ...more
Jun 02, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
Flat Water Tuesday: A Novel
When I first saw this book I characterized it as a story about a guy who rows. When I started reading it I found that it is so much more. The main cha ...more
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
What an enjoyable book this is. It's the story of a retired English army officer who leads a quiet life as a proper Englishman, set in his ways, in a ...more
May 13, 2013
May 09, 2013
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