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The Art of Arranging Flowers
There are writers who tell a great story, and writers who put together wonderful sentences. There are my favorite writers, who do both. Lynne Branard...more
Jun 2014
Jun 03, 2014
Death and Resurrection
It was great. The only reason I marked it 4 instead of 5 stars is because it seemed more like linked short stories than a novel. I enjoyed the writing...more
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Dec 15, 2011
The All You Can Dream Buffet: A Novel
Luscious! The All You Can Dream Buffet tantalizes, tempts, seduces--and satiates. Not since reading The Lost Recipe for Happiness have I loved one of...more
Mar 03, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
The Sea Garden
This book is full of relationships; it's a continuation of the saga that began years and years ago with the story of the Navy families, and I don't wo...more
not set
Feb 24, 2013
Mean Streak
Mean Streak

Perfect for fans of romantic suspense, Mean Streak will be a four star for many of her fans. It is a total romance fantasy, with a kidnappi...more
Aug 17, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
The Dust of 100 Dogs
Amazing book! Love the author's take on things, especially the "asides" chapters that explain life from a dog's perspective. It's being marketed as YA...more
Apr 19, 2009
Apr 22, 2009
The Word Exchange
Dear reader, I wanted to hate this book—in addition to the first person narration, it’s a concept book! Word flu. Alice in Wonderland. And a nerdy rom...more
Apr 05, 2014
Apr 04, 2014
Child of a Hidden Sea (Hidden Sea Tales, #1)
"One minute, twenty-four-year-old Sophie Hansa is in a San Francisco alley trying to save the life of the aunt she has never known. The next, she find...more
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 22, 2014
The Witch of Little Italy
Well, I highly recommend The Witch of Little Italy. Though it started off slowly for me, by the time I was 20 pages in, I was committed, and by halfwa...more
Jul 15, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
The Forbidden Library (The Forbidden Library, #1)
The Forbidden Library is lovely. Miss Em looked forward to it with anticipation and a bit of trepidation; Django Wexler wrote her favorite new adult s...more
May 13, 2014
Nov 26, 2013
The Thousand Names (The Shadow Campaigns, #1)
A curst good book! After 513 pages, I was both blessing and cursing Django Wexler. Like David Drake, Eric Flint, and David Eddings, he can write likea...more
Nov 10, 2013
Nov 07, 2013
The Shadow Throne
I liked it. Not quite as much action as the first book, more politics and revolution--very good for establishing character, not so much if you don't c...more
Jul 30, 2014
Nov 26, 2013
Small Blessings
Small Blessings is the heart-warmer of the year. I love this tender story about people trying to do their best no matter what life throws at them.

Aug 10, 2014
Aug 11, 2014
Fortunes of the Imperium
Fortunes of the Imperium is a fun read; I enjoyed it far more than the first one, enough so that I'll eventually give View from the Imperium another c...more
Aug 30, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
This is truly a book for foodies! The recipes alone are worth the journey of Lunch in Paris. Interwoven with the recipes--three or four at each chapte...more
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
A Creature of Moonlight
Wow. I will read whatever Rebecca Hahn chooses next to write. Lyrical. Dark, dreamy, moody, moon-driven. Creature of Moonlight is an original fairy ta...more
May 04, 2014
May 05, 2014
Fool's Assassin
Fool's Assassin

This new entry in the Fitz and Fool saga brings the reader right back into the wonder and intrigue of the Six Duchies. I wish I'd had t...more
Aug 11, 2014
Aug 12, 2014
Lisette's List

"In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love."~Marc Chagall

Aug 26, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
A Man Called Ove
A Man Called Love

A Man Called Ove is the name of the book, but what you see above is not a typo. The book is, at heart, a love story. Fredrick Backman...more
Jul 14, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
Rare Bird: A Memoir of Loss and Love
Rare Bird

It's hard to review this book, because there is love and loss at the heart of it--and there's no one way to love, and there's no one way to g...more
Sep 17, 2014
Sep 21, 2014
The Sea Without a Shore (Lt. Leary, #10)
I do love David Drake and I do love this series, though it's hard to explain why sometimes. Short take for fans: this is one of the better ones. If yo...more
May 06, 2014
May 06, 2014
One Plus One
Heart Math

Writers are like magicians, really; by commanding your attention and then subverting it, redirecting it, they make you see, for a time, a wo...more
Jun 27, 2014
Jun 29, 2014
An Indomitable Beast: The Remarkable Journey of the Jaguar
An Indomitable Beast

Alan Rabinowitz' new book showcases not only his lifetime of work, but the magnificent animal that inspired it. As a boy, Rabinowi...more
Aug 30, 2014
Sep 02, 2014
Dog Gone, Back Soon (Cyrus Mills, #2)
Publisher’s copy: “This charming sequel to The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs is a wild and delightful ride through one jam- packed week, where Cyrus must...more
Apr 07, 2014
Apr 08, 2014
Half a King (Shattered Sea, #1)
I read it straight through. Immediately wanted more. Abercrombie has a distinctive storytelling voice here, cultural mores woven seamlessly into narra...more
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
The Here and Now
“This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different coun...more
Apr 04, 2014
Apr 08, 2014
An Ocean Of Air: A Natural History Of The Atmosphere
An Ocean of Air opens with Joe Kittinger, an Air Force test pilot, in 1960, about to jump from a gondola hanging 20 miles in the air above New Mexico,...more
Sep 19, 2014
Sep 21, 2014
Sting of the Drone
Worth the Buzz

Sting of the Drone presents an insider’s view of the Predator program, politics, procedure, and philosophy, all while laying out a scena...more
May 11, 2014
May 13, 2014
Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle
Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle has adventure, imagination, friendship and grit--in addition to some cool raven lore. With both boys and girls a...more
Aug 25, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Loki's Wolves (The Blackwell Pages, #1)
This is how far behind I am on children's: when netgalley said I was preapproved to read it, I slid it in the queue without realizing it's already out...more
Apr 04, 2014
May 01, 2014
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