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The Emperor's Children
I was forewarned about this book, yet it was something we were reading for my book group, so I found my way through it... I am sorry I did.

Seldom has...more
Apr 20, 2008
Mar 20, 2008
Hot and Bothered: A Novel
This author has a connection to the place where I work... she and I were chatting one day, and she told me she was a writer... I realized I had seen t...more
Feb 04, 2008
Mar 04, 2008
The Purrfect Murder (Mrs. Murphy, #16)
I've been reading the Mrs. Murphy mysteries since 1990... a new one come out every year around my birthday. I'm a sucker for stories that revisit the...more
Feb 09, 2008
Mar 05, 2008
Another volume in my Picoult obsession... I'm starting to see the formula: ripped-from-the-headlines story; three or four characters presenting their...more
Apr 20, 2008
Apr 08, 2008
The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel
Let me just say, I am an unabashed Outlander fan. I've loved the books since I discovered the first novel while in Denver in 1993... I devoured the bo...more
Oct 13, 2010
Oct 15, 2010
Bridge of Sighs
**spoiler alert** This is the second book I have read by Richard Russo, the first being Empire Falls, also a book group selection. I felt such a conne...more
May 18, 2009
May 14, 2009
Valeria's Last Stand
I received this book through the Goodreads First Reads program. At first, the quirky characters reminded me of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's stories. But t...more
May 28, 2009
May 23, 2009
Wide Open (Wide Open, #1)
Bought this as a $2.99 nook special after reading glowing reviews on the B&N site. Having read it, I am puzzled by all the reviews full of love. I...more
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
read this first book in the eventual series driving home after a 5-week trip across country with my new husband. Got so caught up in the story I read...more
not set
Mar 06, 2008
Santa Clawed (Mrs. Murphy, #17)
Sigh. I want to keep loving this series. I really do. I've gotten so attached to these characters. Yet the same issues remain for me. RMB uses these b...more
Feb 08, 2009
Feb 08, 2009
The Secret Keeper
I am a fan of Morton's previous books. That being said, I had a couple issues with this particular book. There were quite a few concidences for my tas...more
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 14, 2013
The Endless Forest (Wilderness, #6)
**spoiler alert** Ah. So sad to see this series end. I've loved these books much more than the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series, and I know some of my...more
Feb 25, 2010
Jan 24, 2010
The Arrangement (The Survivors' Club #2)
**spoiler alert** I received a copy of this book as an Advance Reader's Edition.

I've been a romance reader for over three decades, and Mary Balogh is...more
Oct 21, 2013
Aug 06, 2013
The Pajama Girls of Lambert Square
I am a fan of Rosina, who has written some of my all-time favorite historical novels, The Wilderness Series, under her pen name, Sara Donati. And I lo...more
May 13, 2008
May 11, 2008
The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank
One of my book groups read The Diary of Anne Frank and this novel for the same meeting... I had found a copy in a used bookstore and was intrigued by...more
Jan 10, 2008
Mar 06, 2008
A Dangerous Age
**spoiler alert** I was SO excited to read this books, and although I plowed through it on just a day, I'm left feeling so disappointed.

The Hand famil...more
Jun 21, 2008
Jun 16, 2008
The View from Mount Joy
I've read all of Lorna Landvik's books, after a woman at the hospice house where I work said Patty Jane's House of Curl was one of her all-time favori...more
Mar 27, 2008
Mar 20, 2008
Heart and Soul
There is something comforting about reading a Maeve Binchy book. Although I read the related novels years ago (Quentins, Scarlett Feather, Evening Cla...more
Aug 02, 2012
Aug 08, 2012
That Old Cape Magic
Ooo... two of my favorite things: Richard Russo's fiction and Cape Cod. I was in the mood for a book like this... characters I liked, a story I kept t...more
Aug 30, 2009
Aug 29, 2009
American Wife
I must have missed the hype around this book and the connection it seems to have to Bush II... it wasn't until the final segment that I started thinki...more
Jun 25, 2009
Jun 09, 2009
Castles in the Air
Oh, my. One of those sweeping 1980's era historical novels where the heroine is petulant and impulsive and keeps landing on her dainty, fashionably-sh...more
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 14, 2014
Very Valentine
I love Adriana Trigiani's books, and I think this one was the best since the Big Stone Gap quartet. I was pleased to learn this was part of a planned...more
Apr 23, 2009
Apr 28, 2009
A Touch of Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #4.1, #4.3, #5.1, #7.1, #8.1)
Charlaine Harris's strengths are in novel-length works, not short stories. Still, anyone who loves the Sookie Stackhouse books will enjoy this collect...more
Dec 18, 2009
Dec 20, 2009
The Scent of Rain and Lightning
I started this book at 4:00 yesterday and finished it at 11:30 last night. It's been awhile since I've gotten so engrossed in a book. I loved the plot...more
May 18, 2010
May 19, 2010
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, #1)
I'm kind of embarrassed to admit I read -- and enjoyed -- this book. It was a Free Friday selection for Nook readers, and I thought it sounded amusing...more
not set
Mar 07, 2011
After reading Under the Banner of Heaven, I was intrigued/repelled by the story of the FLDS church... I signed this out of the library yesterday and r...more
Mar 05, 2008
Mar 04, 2008
A Fool and His Honey (Aurora Teagarden, #6)
I get the feeling Charlaine Harris has never been sure where this series is going. I imagine it's hard to keep thinking of new twists and new ways to...more
Apr 06, 2011
Apr 01, 2011
The Lace Reader
I liked the plot twists in this book, although the character's names all ran together for me. And the switching between different narrators/tenses was...more
Mar 02, 2009
Feb 08, 2009
Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2)
I read a few other reviews before settling in to my own reading experience, and I have to ask: why all the hate, low-star reviewers? I thought it was...more
Oct 17, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
The Thirteenth Tale
What a fun surprise of a book! I picked it up at a recently library book sale, and my copy apparently was owned by a teenager based on the scrawlings...more
Jun 05, 2009
May 15, 2009
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