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Gone with the Wind
My mother wouldn't let me read "Gone With the Wind" until I was 16. A few years ago I was at a cocktail party and they asked the trivia question "What...more
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Jan 07, 2011
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Ferrari F430

★★★★★ An amazing book; one of the best I’ve read in over a decade. Some of you, who know me, are aware that I am still friends with my ex...more
Jul 08, 2011
Jul 04, 2011
Rainshadow Road (Friday Harbor, #2)
Edited March 4, 2012 to include my review of the audiobook, narrated by Tanya Eby. See below the ❀✿❀✿❀✿❀✿❀✿❀✿. I also wanted to add our RLfoCI “buddy...more
Jan 27, 2012
Jun 22, 2011
The Winter Sea
Update: 5/17/12
Rosalyn Landor has been nominated for the Audie Awards 2012 “Solo Narration-Female” category for her narration of The Winter Sea.


May 03, 2012
Oct 26, 2011
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
Warning: Don’t expect Donna Reed to show up in this one.
Donna Reed Pictures, Images and Photos
★★★★★ I loved it, I hated it, I couldn’t put it down, I vowed never to pick it up and read an...more
Jun 26, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1)
First read of paperback, July 22, 2011. See below for audiobook comment.

★★★★★ Yes, five full stars! One of the best paranormal/fantasy books I’ve rea...more
May 05, 2012
Jun 28, 2011
Duncan's bride
May, 2012 Update
Read this last May and had to read it again for 2012! Loved it! With all the recordings of less-than-desirable books from the 80's &...more
May 08, 2012
Feb 06, 2011
The Devil in Winter
★★★★★ (This is a review of the audiobook.)
Gabriel Aubry as Lord St. Vincent; Amy Adams as Evangeline Jenner.
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Jan 25, 2013
Jan 26, 2013
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Found at The Sunday Edition:

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is the story of one man's faith in his feet. (OneEighteen/photopin)

★★★★★ So well nar...more
Jun 26, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
Lucky in Love
Update July 29, 2013
I got tired of trying to find an alliterated “LL” title or author for a “double decker” challenge; I just fell back on a re-read o...more
Jul 29, 2013
Jun 01, 2012
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
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★★★★½ I just loved this one! So clever, to take a well-known fairy tale and add...more
Mar 28, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
Goddess of the Hunt (The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy, #1)
Photobucket4 ½ stars. If you looked up the word “minx” in the dictionary I’m sure there would be a picture of Lucy Waltham next to it. Sure, a lot of authors s...more
May 25, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Fairy Tales, #2)

★★★★½ (This is a review of the audiobook.) I loved this one, narrated by Susan Duerden, who does an excellent job. I’ll be looking for more of her wor...more
May 13, 2012
Apr 12, 2011
A Discovery of Witches
Ashmole 782?

★★★★★ (This is a review of the audiobook.) I’ll be honest and say it took me several attempts at this one. After failing three times, I ju...more
Apr 28, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #1)

★★★✩✩ I guess I’m in the minority on this one. Lots of my GoodReads friends that I am so often in synch with loved this one. I couldn’t get past a...more
Jan 05, 2012
Sep 01, 2011
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
*Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden, with his trademark long black leather duster jacket, blasting rod and staff, and pentacle necklace. Those, alon...more
May 2012
Jan 09, 2012
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1)

★★★★★ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Whoa. Babe. Khristine Hvam elevated this book – which started out very much a Young Adult Paranormal – to...more
Jun 21, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
Sugar Daddy (Travises #1)
This is my favorite LK series. Yes, I know, I know. I'm mainly a historical romance reader. Plus, I've never really been thrilled over first-person PO...more
Oct 22, 2011
Jun 25, 2009
Simply Irresistible (Lucky Harbor, #1)
Washington State Pacific Coastline
★★★★½ Wonderful book and just what I needed right now after reading about the murder of -- not one -- but two belov...more
Jun 25, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
The Promise of Jenny Jones
I’m partial to western romances, and this is one the way they should be written. Jenny is a tall, rawboned, mule-driving - and skinning - redhead who...more
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
Mistress for a Weekend (Harlequin Presents)
Auckland, New Zealand’s Sky Tower
is the tallest tower in the Southern Hemisphere.

★★★★★ LOVED this one. Auckland’ Sky Tower is where Nora Lang and Bla...more
Feb 20, 2012
Apr 28, 2011
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)
★★★★½ Soulless is my first foray into the world of “steampunk.” Well, other than the writings of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, read to me by my adventur...more
May 30, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
Thief of Shadows (Maiden Lane, #4)
Harlequin Mask

★★★★½ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Oh, I love the Maiden Lane series and this one is so well narrated by Ashford MacNab, who als...more
Jul 06, 2012
Nov 27, 2011
On the Edge (The Edge, #1)
★★★★★ Wow! Adored this book! It grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. I am actually reading it for the second time. I mean in a row! Amazing. IA has create...more
Jan 21, 2012
Dec 12, 2011
Warrior (The Blades of the Rose, #1)
Before reading this book I thought the Mongolian steppes were like this:

Now I realize they can also be like this:

Animals of the Mongolian Steppe...more
Mar 09, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
Coming Up Roses
A vintage button wreath.

★★★★½ This is vintage Catherine Anderson and I just loved it! It is a reissue, but definitely holds up and remains worth the r...more
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
The Texan's Wager (Wife Lottery, #1)
stars ★★★★✭
I loved, loved, loved this book! But then, I’m a big fan of a vintage western or a western-romance. My father, when he was eighty-thre...more
Apr 12, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Smooth Talking Stranger (Travises, #3)
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★★★★★ (Review of audiobook.) Good Gravy Beans, I LOVE this book. I’ve read it over a dozen times; so, of course, when the opportunity...more
Feb 17, 2012
Nov 26, 2011
Fair Game (Alpha & Omega, #3)

★★★★★ & a Wow! It took me awhile to write this review; the fabulous Ms. Patricia Briggs had wowed me beyond words. Dare I say this is her best wo...more
Mar 06, 2012
Aug 16, 2011
Scandalous Desires (Maiden Lane, #3)

★★★★★ & a Wow! Loved every word of it. It is so neat when a book lives up to my hopes and desires. Charming Mickey and Silence have had an unusua...more
Dec 28, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
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