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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
I enjoyed the story . . . indeed I did. The character/author did come across as a bit naive and dense, childish and selfish in several places, though. ...more
Oct 02, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
An Insider's Guide to Publishing
David Comfort painted the publishing business, past, present and future, with a brush that completely stunned me. Warning, this is not a quick read; i ...more
Jan 16, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
The Lewis Man (The Lewis Trilogy, #2)
I started this book just curious about the author, however, I quickly realized why the man is so well known and read. His prose and verbal creativity ...more
Apr 11, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
The Help
Being originally from Mississippi, having a mother and grandmother who could slip easily into these roles, having had a "maid" take care of the house ...more
Apr 12, 2010
Jul 06, 2011
Normandie Fischer writes a gentle romance set in the seaside town of Beaufort, NC where the mild breezes and water embrace a community full of charact ...more
Jul 14, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
Into the Free (Into the Free #1)
I met Julie Cantrell at a writer's conference and bought her book because she was such a gentle, easy soul with a passion for writing. The book stunne ...more
Sep 07, 2012
Sep 09, 2012
Falling for Zoe
Skye Taylor releases some serious talent in this light, summer read. Who wouldn't want to be Zoe, meet Jake, be a Cameron? Falling for Zoe is solid in ...more
Jul 13, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction: Tips from Editors, Teachers, and Writers in the Field

I think flash fiction is fun reading. I adore novels, dislike short stories, but flash is sharp, tight, slap-m
Feb 18, 2011
Mar 16, 2012
The 13th Hour
The concept - superb. I jumped all over this book because of the concept. I think 13 hours was a little long, though. It got old after about 8 hours, ...more
Dec 10, 2013
Dec 11, 2013
BJ Kibble is the consummate thriller writer. I've read several of his other works (Dry Rain, Chasing the Wind) and Legion proves to be his strongest, ...more
Jun 15, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
The Other Woman (Jane Ryland, #1)
This was my first Hank Phillippi Ryan book. I respect the woman, having met her several times via Sisters in Crime, so I wanted to read the words behi ...more
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 29, 2014
Sarah's Key
The flipping back and forth in the beginning was jarring and took me a while to adapt, but not long. Once in the story, I looked forward to going to b ...more
Jul 22, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
The Affair (Jack Reacher, #16)
I always enjoy Jack Reacher. Still kills me that they think Tom Cruise can play him in an upcoming movie. I wasn't sure I'd appreciate going back in t ...more
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
NETBLUE (Forte Suspense Series, #2)
Al Forte brings a silent, strong, deadly, yet somewhat flawed persona to Glen C. Allison's stories. New Orleans is the perfect setting for this protag ...more
Jan 10, 2012
Jan 11, 2013
Heart-Shaped Box
I think Joe Hill snared me into the book right off the bat. I'm not a horror type person, but I was intrigued at reading Stephen King's son, so I pick ...more
not set
Apr 24, 2011
Ambassador Dogs
Lisa Loeb takes us into the lives of 24 dog owners and their ambassador canines using fluid verbal stories partners with extraordinary photography. An ...more
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
Janna McMahan tells a deep, rich story about teenage homelessness. Her research is amazing as she takes you down into the world of teens who are darin ...more
Feb 18, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
The Rising
Very solid story line with a protagonist tugged in different directions. The boy rising from the dead, so to speak, was an intriguing central theme, a ...more
Nov 28, 2013
Dec 11, 2013
The Next Accident (Quincy & Rainie, #3)
I know this is an early book, but I came into the Lisa Gardner world late. In trying to catch up, I sought this particular book to understand what hap ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 20, 2012
Roadhouse Affairs
This was my first reading of Newton Love's work. As a child of noir, I ate it up! It's hard to take a chance reading a relatively new author, but I ga ...more
Jan 13, 2015
Jan 14, 2015
The Perfect Husband (Quincy & Rainie, #1)
I was a bit skeptical about this one after reading the reviews, but as a Lisa Gardner fan, particularly one who came alone late in Gardner's career, I ...more
Dec 18, 2012
Dec 20, 2012
How Wendy Redbird Dancing Survived the Dark Ages of Nought
Lyn Fairchild Hawks writes with an intriguing voice that captures me. I do not read young adult, yet I looked forward to the world of Wendy Redbird Da ...more
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
A Plague of Sinners
I learned that I love historical fiction done exceptionally well. I did not until this book. Harry Lytle works for Lord Arlington's secret service, bo ...more
Jan 2010
May 01, 2010
Cries From The Grave
BJ Kibble writes gritty fiction. His characters are flawed yet driven, dangerous yet sensitive. Cries from the Grave introduces us to Kristian Hunter, ...more
not set
May 15, 2014
Edge of Evil (Ali Reynolds, #1)
This is my first exposure to JA Jance, someone I've heard so much of. I wanted to start with the first book in one of her series and chose Ali Reynold ...more
Dec 30, 2014
Dec 30, 2014
Catch Me (Detective D.D. Warren, #6)
I'll read anything Lisa Gardner writes. Catch Me, in my opinion, did a particularly good job meshing family into the story. Paralleling DD Warren's ow ...more
Jun 04, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
The Cunning Man: A Hippo Yeoman anthology
Yeoman's stories are skillful, and the "factorial" approach he uses makes an effective teaching aid. Written from a British voice, the US reader would ...more
Jan 08, 2015
Jan 10, 2015
Once a Duchess
I'll read anything by Elizabeth Boyce after Once a Dutchess, which is not a remark I make lightly. The writing is alive, intelligent, historically acc ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 01, 2012
Deadly Recall
I enjoyed Deadly Recall. Having a detective fight an attraction to someone on the "dark side", a cute public defender, made for great dialogue exchang ...more
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
The Crossroads Cafe
Deborah Smith has a magic with the Southern Appalachian setting, and she can make a reader fall in love with flawed characters. While I suspected Cath ...more
Sep 2012
Sep 09, 2012
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