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Arms Wide Open: A Midwife's Journey
it was amazing
Having just finished, and enjoyed, Harman's novel, The Midwife of Hope River, I was anxious to read her memoir, Arms Wide Open: A Midwife's Journey. T ...more
Oct 15, 2012
Oct 08, 2012
Deliverance from Evil
did not like it
I kept at this book for about 65 pages. I never, ever stop reading a book once I start one, however this book was so incredibly boring. I love any boo ...more
not set
Apr 05, 2012
So Far Away
it was amazing
The lives of three women; a teen deeply affected by modern-day cyber-bullying, an early twentieth century Irish immigrant servant girl, and a middle a ...more
Feb 23, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
A Fine Romance:  Falling in Love with the English Countryside (#3)
it was amazing
Love, love, love this book! If you weren't an Anglophile prior to, you will be after reading this amazingly beautiful (in every sense of the word) boo ...more
Apr 02, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"
liked it
It's hard to read a book that's hyped as being THE inspiration for Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs without expecting a lot! If one didn't have ...more
Feb 04, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs
it was amazing
Have you ever read an absolutely, perfectly-crafted chapter? That was chapter one of Dicks' newest masterpiece! I read it and re-read it and as soon a ...more
Sep 16, 2015
Feb 22, 2015
it was amazing
Superb writing. I am so excited to have stumbled upon Jessamyn Hope's debut novel when searching for a novel with a kibbutz setting! Hope manages to w ...more
Aug 19, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
really liked it
So, I wasn't really feeling the first 55 pages. I was like, "eh, it's okay." And then I continued on---and loved it! Tina hits her stride as a writer ...more
Jul 03, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
Life After Life
it was amazing
Ursula Todd dies on the night she is born in 1910. And then she didn't.

Ursula has the ability to live her life over and over until she gets it right.
May 15, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
The Last Good Man (Niels Bentzon, #1)
really liked it
The Last Good Man by A.J. Kazinski- Release date 3-6-2012
This book has a superb, edge of your seat, plotline that keeps you guessing ‘til the end. Fir
Jan 31, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
The Borrower
it was amazing
This is a truly unique story of a children's librarian turned vigilante heroine--at least in some peoples' eyes. Ian Drake, age 10, is a flamboyantly ...more
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
The Last Runaway
really liked it
In 1850, Honor Bright sets sail for Ohio along with her sister, Grace. Leaving behind their their Quaker community in England, Grace's would-be husban ...more
Jan 28, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
The Winter People
it was amazing
If the idea of a truly spooky ghost story set in snowy, rural, small-town Vermont doesn’t make you excited then you should NOT read this book. However ...more
Feb 21, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book a lot!! Although most of the material was familiar, it was presented in a very up-to-date and readable way. Orenstein wrote ...more
Feb 20, 2012
Feb 04, 2012
The Midwife of Hope River
really liked it
Harman draws upon her decades of experience as a lay midwife on rural communes, and later as a faculty-based nurse-midwife, as she crafts the engaging ...more
Oct 06, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
To the End of the Land
it was amazing
This book reads like a fairy tale. It is a beautiful tribute to parenting and the unconditional, sometimes seemingly irrational, love for one’s child. ...more
Jan 24, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
Golden Boy
it was amazing
I actually uttered the word, "wow" aloud when I finished this book! It was that powerful.

Max Walker is the perfect son growing up in a perfect British
May 27, 2013
May 25, 2013
Something Missing
really liked it
Middle-age Martin is a thief; a wonderfully-neurotic, extremely methodical guy whose OCD makes him the perfect man for the job! If not for the facts t ...more
Jan 14, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
The Sandcastle Girls
it was amazing

If you have read all of Bohjalian’s previous books, you’ll know that he has a particular formula he uses, and although it is sometimes predictable, hi
Jun 13, 2012
Apr 20, 2012
Caleb's Crossing
it was amazing
Geraldine Brooks, author of the acclaimed Year of Wonders has come through yet again with a wonderfully informative and--can’t put it down-- historica ...more
Apr 28, 2011
Feb 02, 2012
In One Person
really liked it
It’s rare, even in this day and age, to find a mainstream book with a bisexual main character. However, John Irving’s latest book, In One Person, feat ...more
Apr 28, 2012
Apr 17, 2012
Snow Island (Snow Island, #1)
it was amazing

The Snow Island Trilogy by Katherine Towler follows the lives of a tightly knit community off the coast of Rhode Island. With the backdrop of war; Wor
Jan 03, 2013
Dec 28, 2012
The House of Velvet and Glass
really liked it
I loved Katherine Howe's first book, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, so when I saw she had a new release, I was thrilled! Thankfully, I wasn't d ...more
Jul 10, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
The Salt God's Daughter
really liked it
I really loved this book. It's magical in an Alice Hoffman way. Ethereal, surreal, and...well, just plain magical. At the same time, it's real in a po ...more
Aug 13, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
The Witch's Daughter (The Witch's Daughter, #1)
really liked it
So, first of all I love any book having to do with witches, I love any book set in England, and I love historical, it's not a huge surpri ...more
Mar 05, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
really liked it
Although Astray is a series of seemingly unrelated short stories, they all have the underlying premise of “going astray.” The characters go astray in ...more
Oct 27, 2013
Nov 20, 2012
The Little Friend
it was ok
I actually kept reading 200 pages before I gave up the ghost! This one just wasn't doing it for me. So boring. I kept trying to convince myself it was ...more
Nov 19, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
The Drowning (Patrik Hedström, #6)
it was amazing
Did someone say cliffhanger??? Somebody translate the next book into English, please!! Why didn't I pay attention when my mom tried to teach me Swedis ...more
Sep 08, 2015
Sep 05, 2015
White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf
it was ok
Eh. Read like a Masters level thesis. Repetitive in many places. Just okay.
Mar 09, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
This is the kind of book that you can read while reading other books. It's a bit dry and Ulrich tries to fit sooooo much in. I first started reading i ...more
Apr 28, 2012
Feb 03, 2012
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