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Contemporary Collection, #3
3.00
The middle two stories were pretty good. Interesting women and women meeting cute and falling in love, having a conflict, and living happily ever afte ...more
Mar 2010
May 08, 2010
 
Laura Ingalls' Friends Remember Her: Memories From Laura's Ozarks Home: 1
3.57
I hate to give any book about LIW three stars, but I feel this one needs it. The interviews are 5 star, but then the author drifts into these essays. ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
 
Sunset Deceptions (Sunset Island, #13)
4.00
This Sunset Island book just let me shaking my head. All the adults in the series are advocating that Carrie enter into a green card marriage. Also, C ...more
Feb 11, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
 
Saving Graces: The Inspirational Writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder
3.88
Interesting compilation, though I would recommend the book that has all of Laura's Ruralist articles in it over this selection. I of course have it be ...more
Dec 26, 2014
Dec 26, 2014
 
Sunset Fantasy (Sunset Island, #26)
4.09
The girls have dreams about the other two being friends but not them after a fight. It's 2004 and evidently naked is the fashion trend.
In Carrie's dre
...more
Feb 21, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
 
A Champion's Mind: Lessons from a Life in Tennis
3.53
I so liked Pete Sampras & hoped to somehow run into him at the ATP tournament and fall in love despite the fact that I was in high school. The boo ...more
Jul 09, 2014
Jul 09, 2014
 
Sunset Whispers (Sunset Island, #10)
3.95
The girls join Flirting with Danger. I don't know how they have time to be in the band, be nannies, and solve all the problems that they do.
Here's wha
...more
Oct 18, 2010
Oct 18, 2010
 
Sunset Surf (Sunset Island, #12)
4.13
I'm not sure the hippie mother and straight laced father was a little heavy handed as to which the author wanted us to sympathize. Emma and Carrie ful ...more
Sep 13, 2010
Sep 13, 2010
 
Sunset Promises (Sunset Island, #8)
3.97
**spoiler alert** Does Carrie decide to let a publisher edit her work? I would have liked this as an idealistic teen. As an adult, I think Carrie is n ...more
Feb 11, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
 
Sunset Magic (Sunset Island, #23)
3.90
Sam starts selling outfits. They are thrift store finds and things held together with safety pins. Emma and Carrie start a perfume company. Fun, but I ...more
Sep 2010
Sep 01, 2010
 
Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood, #4)
3.79
This is the last book in the series. To me it felt like the author was tired of writing them and wanted to move on to adult fiction. I know the girls ...more
Oct 05, 2009
Oct 05, 2010
 
Rilla of Ingleside
4.13
Truly one of my favorite books ever. I suggest not reading this in public or when someone might need your attention. I've yet to make it through witho ...more
Mar 2012
Mar 01, 2012
 
Sunset Secrets (Sunset Island, #6)
3.69
I'm not sure the description is accurate. I don't remember Carrie taking any photos. The plot was about the different secrets the girls were keeping f ...more
Nov 09, 2010
Nov 09, 2010
 
Llanview in the Afternoon: An Oral History of One Life to Live
4.21
I wish there had been page numbers and more references to who each actor played because after 25 pages it's hard to always remember. Also, many of the ...more
Jun 16, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
 
Henry Ford's Own Story (Dodo Press)
3.50
I'm not sure what to say. I know so much about Rose's life, and my Dad worked for Ford. So many things seemed out of Rose's life rather than Henry's. ...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
 
Beachcombers
3.75
**spoiler alert** "Beach read" does sum it up. I enjoyed the story, but it's not a book to think deeply about.
1. Really Abby, it's okay to break up a
...more
Feb 29, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
 
Unspoken
4.01
I loved the Uncommon Heroes series. Full Disclosure and Unspoken aren't as good. Unspoken is better than Full Disclosure though. Confused yet?
These tw
...more
Mar 30, 2014
Mar 30, 2014
 
West from Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915  (Little House #11)
3.80
After the brief comments we receive in On The Way Home, West from Home is full of description. Laura is developing as a storyteller in these letters t ...more
Jun 07, 2014
Jun 06, 2014
 
True Courage (Uncommon Heroes, Book 4)
4.22
While this book is part of the Uncommon Heroes series, it could with a few tweaks be a part of the O'Malley series. I loved both series, so that's not ...more
Mar 30, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
 
Copper Canyon Conspiracy (Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: Super Mystery, #21)
3.81
Prefer the mysteries where the detectives spend more time together
May 23, 2012
May 23, 2012
 
These Happy Golden Years (Little House, #8)
4.14
I thought at one time 5 stars was "It changed my life", while I'm not sure about that. I can tell you that this has been one of my absolute favorite b ...more
Feb 12, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
 
Sunset Wedding (Sunset Island, #17.5)
3.97
It's not the last book in the series - do you think the wedding happens? Kurt is supposed to be a great boyfriend, but his insecurity drives me nuts.
M
...more
Aug 17, 2010
Aug 17, 2010
 
Prairie County Fair
3.81
1850's Kansas is the perfect place to raise a family? If you forget the whole Bloody Kansas thing.
In the 1905 story, there's a Laura, Marilla, almost
...more
Feb 10, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
 
Undetected
3.99
I liked Undetected much better than Unspoken or Full Disclosure. The characters felt more realistic to me. I started it slowly, but finished quickly. ...more
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
 
Sunset Sensation (Sunset Island, #22)
4.08
I believe this was a plot suggested by a fan. It was a little nuts how often we are told how pretty Erin is, even if she's plus-sized. We get it, ever ...more
Aug 17, 2010
Aug 17, 2010
 
Looking for History on Highway 14
4.12
I enjoyed Miller's "Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder" so I picked this up. Enjoyable look at some of the small towns in our country. This looking at thos ...more
May 31, 2010
May 31, 2010
 
Laying His Claim (The Protectors, #23) (Silhouette Desire, No. 1598)
3.56
I really enjoyed the story. So often romance goes like this
A. Man and woman meet cute
B. Something stupid is kept hidden
C. The climax of the story is t
...more
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
 
Sunset Heart (Sunset Island, #20)
3.88
Interesting book. I felt a little like I was being preached at. I wish the author had allowed other viewpoints to be discussed equally.
Outfit descript
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not set
Oct 11, 2010
 
Trail of Lies (Nancy Drew: Files, #53)
3.70
Let's be clear - so little research went into this book.
1. Iditarod and other major races will not allow a whip or anything like a whip to be carried.
...more
May 22, 2012
May 22, 2012
 
Sunset Illusions (Sunset Island, #24)
3.96
The ending wasn't quite the typical YA novel, but I won't spoil it if you haven't read it.
Here's an outfit description of a night on the boardwalk as
...more
Aug 27, 2010
Aug 27, 2010
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