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Go Set a Watchman
I'll divide this into positives and negatives.

I am someone who hates sugar coating things. For example, if I make my husband a dessert he doesn't lik
Jul 19, 2015
Feb 03, 2015
The Sweetest Hallelujah
What a disappointment. I found this to be so unrealistic and SO predictable. People previously mad at each other (with good reason, mind you) become t ...more
Aug 20, 2013
May 23, 2013
Princess Elizabeth's Spy (Maggie Hope, #2)

Finally able to write a review!

Maggie Hope is assigned to be a tutor for the young princess and she quickly realizes that this is hardly a fluff assi
Jun 23, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
When We Were Strangers
**spoiler alert** This book took some time to get going for be but once it did, i thoroughly enjoyed it.

I found myself conflicted from time to time w
Mar 19, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
Burial Rites
If I could, I think I'd give this 4.5 stars.
Dec 30, 2013
Sep 28, 2013
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
Dr. Taylor below asked me my reasoning for two stars so I shall try my best to state why

I guess I should be forthright: I'm not someone who enjoys an
May 20, 2013
Dec 11, 2012
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
If I could, I'd give the whole series a 5-star rating but this book would get 3.5.

I enjoyed this book and I actually like how it ended but I didn't l
Feb 29, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
The Midwife of Venice
At the heart of this book is a very simple story--two people doing everything they can to reunite. For that I simply loved this book. But the setting ...more
Jun 05, 2012
Jun 01, 2012
The Gallery of Vanished Husbands
Nervous about this because the story sounds interesting but I didn't like Tyneford
not set
Aug 27, 2013
Pride and Prejudice
Read in high school
Want to read again
not set
Nov 19, 2013
To Kill a Mockingbird
Classic great American novel.
Jan 1996
Feb 04, 2009
Keeping the House
This book is very hot and cold for me.

I appreciate the historical fiction component of this book. It's interesting to hear about roles of particular
Feb 27, 2011
Feb 01, 2011
The Joy Luck Club
Absolutely Beautiful! I was struck by this paragraph close to the end:

"And now at the airport, after shaking hands with everybody, waving good-bye, I
Aug 08, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
The Thirteenth Tale
All of my friends have said "oh mi god! You must read this book!"
Read up to 2/3 of it an just couldn't get into it. Not my cup of tea
not set
Feb 08, 2013
Usually get annoyed at all the different takes contemporary authors out on P&P but this does look interesting. Got it as an ARC from my husband's ...more
Nov 20, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)
All the feeeeeeeeeeels
May 12, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
When Parents Die: Learning to Live with the Loss of a Parent
I got some nice insight from this book but I wish there was more emphasis on adult children. The book's chapters on the first and second year after a ...more
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
I tend to like the main character's thought process in light of the events that occurred in the previous book. There were times when this thoughtfulne ...more
May 13, 2012
May 04, 2012
Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1)
Think of Bridget Jones, with a Royal Title, in Edwardian England and you'll have Lady Georgiana.

Very light, funny and quirky mystery. Looking forward
Mar 03, 2012
Jan 18, 2012
Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope, #1)

If I could I would have given this a 4.5. Loved this spunky smart-as-hell heroine and very much look forward to more from this series!

for more, pleas
May 04, 2012
Nov 06, 2011
City of Ash
Interesting book told through many points of view. About an event I knew very little about, as well.

The rest of my review can be found here.
Jun 2012
Dec 17, 2011
Love, Rosie
Very interestingly written. This book is written through notes, letters, emails and IMs and its about a best friendship between Rosie and her best fri ...more
not set
Aug 31, 2007
The Notorious Mrs. Winston
I found this book by chance when I was celebrating a pay day at Borders and ended up loooooooving this book. Although it's about a fictional couple, J ...more
Jul 2007
Aug 06, 2007
Blue Asylum
3.61 - General Book Review - Historical Context, because I'm a history ner
Apr 22, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
The House at Tyneford
Very little substance when this book had so much potential!

The rest of my review can be found here.
May 20, 2012
Dec 07, 2011
Letters from an Age of Reason
great story about an interracial couple in the 1860s. the reader gets the perspective from a slave in LA and a society woman living in england during ...more
not set
Aug 31, 2007
His Majesty's Hope (Maggie Hope Mystery, #3)
Wonderful third book in a series for which I anxiously await the fourth book!

Review listed here
Apr 05, 2013
Sep 11, 2012
The Cruelest Month (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #3)
I love this series and the characters who feel like friends. There was a side plot in this book though that I felt deterred from the original mystery.
Apr 03, 2015
Feb 08, 2015
Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1)
I wish I could give 4.5 stars because this was simply wonderful. Nice mixture of history, back story and mystery :-)
Mar 09, 2013
Apr 26, 2011
All Loves Excelling
interesting book about what happens when parents put their expections for themselves on their children
not set
Aug 31, 2007
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