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The Girl in the Gatehouse
The author, Julie Klassen, has a love for Regency era literature. She writes in the style of Jane Austen and although she is a contemperary author, he ...more
Jun 06, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
The Maid of Fairbourne Hall
This is a good read. I have only seen Downton Abby once, but I think it may be akin to that story type. The novel is about a lady (Margaret) who will ...more
Nov 08, 2013
Nov 08, 2013
Chance Encounters
I really liked this free, self published book. It is a story about an orphan, Chance Fraser, who grew up working on the canals of Industrial England. ...more
Feb 14, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
Rapture's Rain
This is an apocalyptic novel. I have read a few others and was not expecting to really like this but it was a freebie on Amazon so I went for it. It i ...more
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
The Secret's in the Sauce (Potluck Catering Club #1)
This is a Christian novel. Sometimes I like them and sometimes I don't. Sometimes they are too preachy or just not well written, but this one was fun. ...more
Jan 03, 2014
Jan 03, 2014
Lipstick in Afghanistan
I like historical fiction so this book fit my bill. I like it better than a 3 star rating but not quite a 4. A book has to be really good to get my 4 ...more
Jan 22, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
The Iron Butterfly (Iron Butterfly, #1)
Thalia, the protagonist of the story, is a 17 year old girl who is kidnapped by a cult known as the Septori. They imprison her, starve her and use her ...more
Feb 09, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
Gardenias for Breakfast
Gardenias for Breakfast is a novel that takes a mother and daughter (Charlotte and Hannah) on a road trip to Louisiana. They live in Hawaii but are gi ...more
Sep 16, 2013
Sep 04, 2013
Playing Santa (Summer Beach Vets)
This is a story about a young woman who grew up without a family and was raised in foster homes. She has been alone for most of her life but now it's ...more
Dec 15, 2014
Dec 19, 2014
The Wednesday Sisters
This was a good book, not a page turner or a spendid book but worth reading for sure. It took me a good 50 pages to really feel like I knew what was g ...more
Feb 24, 2015
Feb 24, 2015

This novel is about a 10 year old boy who has the distinction of having a birth defect that really distorts his face. August Pullman is his name but e
Oct 30, 2014
Nov 02, 2014
A Change in Altitude
This could have been a good story about a young newly married couple living in Africa, he as a doctor/researcher and she as a photographer for a contr ...more
Apr 09, 2011
Apr 09, 2011
The Hundred Dresses
I wanted to like this book more than I did. The concept was good. It is a Newberry Honor book for young adults and I think that young adults and child ...more
Feb 24, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
Ava's Man
This is a personal history of Rick Bragg's family set in the deep south (Appalachian foothills) dring the depression years. He is a Pulitzer prize win ...more
Jan 18, 2014
Dec 29, 2013
The Chosen
This novel was well written and contained a look backward and forward at Jewish traditions and familial relationships. I just could not get into this ...more
Feb 02, 2015
Feb 02, 2015
The House at Riverton
This is a New York Times best sellling novel about a young servant girl named Grace who works at the Riverton House in the 20's.....think of "Up the D ...more
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny
This book was hard to read at times. I live in an insulated and lovely world and this book took me outside the box and had me staring at the ugly worl ...more
Feb 02, 2013
Feb 04, 2013
Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and Lao Tzu: The Parallel Sayings
This was a thoughtful book that compares each of the four spiritual leaders beliefs and teachings. Even though they each have different philisophies a ...more
May 15, 2014
May 15, 2014
Angle of Repose
It took me a few tries to get into this book and I'm not sure why, but by about page 40 I was finally and truly hooked. It is a story of love, of adve ...more
Jul 18, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
Dove in the Window (Benni Harper, #5)
I like Earlene Fowler novels which contain a little romance, a little intrigue, a little who-done-it mystery and a lot of close knit family and friend ...more
Aug 11, 2012
Aug 11, 2012
I do like Rosamunde Pilcher as an author, but this is one of her novels that I had a hard time getting into, and after I finally did I was rather deta ...more
Jun 05, 2012
Jul 05, 2012
Tigers in Red Weather
Well, what can I say that others haven't already said? I didn't like the characters....any of them. I didn't like the fact that all everyone did throu ...more
Apr 07, 2014
Apr 07, 2014
Mrs. Mike (Mrs. Mike, #1)
This is a story of Kathrine Mary O'Fallon, a young 16 year old Irish lass from Boston who falls in love with a Royal Mounted Canadian Police named Ser ...more
Oct 29, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
The Princess Bride
I must be the only person I know who has not seen the movie so I went into reading the book without any preconceived notions. I had people tell me the ...more
May 19, 2010
May 21, 2010
Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Continued (Pride and Prejudice Chronicles, #1)
I was prepared to not like this book as too many spin offs are usually disappointing. I think the author captured the essence of the time period howev ...more
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Jan 06, 2013
Fanny Crosby (1820-1915): The Hymn Writer (Heroes of the Faith)
Fanny Crosby was born in Putnam, New York on March 20, 1820. Because of a botched treatment on her eyes, she became blind. It did not stop her in the ...more
Sep 19, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
A Dangerous Mourning (William Monk, #2)
Anne Perry is a smart, thoughtful writer. I did not know who committed the murder until the end. She has you thinking that everybody in the story had ...more
May 09, 2012
May 10, 2012
I was surprised at how many different novels are titled "Exposure" so I had to look a little to find the right one to put on Goodreads. I found it at ...more
May 19, 2011
May 25, 2011
The Diva Takes the Cake (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #2)
I like a mystery where there is no extreme voilence, and no sex, but there is still intrigue and romance and you have a hard time figuring out who did ...more
Apr 03, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
My Name is Mary Sutter
To set the stage, the civil war is going on, Washington is in turmoil and President Lincoln has his hands full. The story is about a young woman who h ...more
Jun 02, 2011
Jun 02, 2011