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Lady of Milkweed Manor
"Romantic" novel set in 1800-something. Girl gets pregnant, refuses to name the father of her child. Father kicks her out and she ends up at a laying-...more
Feb 11, 2009
Feb 12, 2009
The Watchers (The Angelus trilogy, #1)
Went into this thinking, "Didn't Victor Hugo write some little thing like this?" Shame on me for, one, never actually having read Hugo's tome and, two...more
May 30, 2012
May 29, 2012
Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack, #1)
**spoiler alert** Fun book about a girl from the London slums who boards a British Navy boat as a boy. In my library it's a Young Adult book, but it's...more
Jul 2007
Jul 23, 2007
Darius: Lord of Pleasures (Lonely Lords, #1)
Darius is a second son of an earl. He's trying to take care of his family the best he can, since his father's worthless. His choice of occupation isn'...more
Feb 15, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
Blue Skies
This was a different book than I expected. It sounds like it's supposed to be a romance, and there are elements of that, but it's not really. It's a s...more
Oct 06, 2012
Oct 06, 2012
Island Apart
Island Apart is a love story, cookbook, history lesson, gazetteer, and visit to the psychologist all rolled together. Add a dash of the literary publi...more
Jul 2012
Jul 02, 2012
Kiss an Angel
Daisy, a woman everyone takes to be a spoiled brat, marries a man her father picks out for her. It's either six months of marriage or jail and she pic...more
May 2007
May 29, 2007
The Lightkeeper
A book like this makes me want to run away and find a rocky shore, buy a house and escape from the world. Which is the opposite of the point of this b...more
Jan 2008
Jan 22, 2008
**spoiler alert** Jesus' 40 days in the desert. Five people go into the desert and meet up with a woman and her husband who should have died. Jesus in...more
Jan 2005
Apr 02, 2007
The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood
Montgomery's subtitle may be a little misleading. It's more like "geologists investigate" -- a history of geology with Noah's flood being a turning po...more
Oct 2012
Sep 18, 2012
Night Magic
The quotes at the beginning of this book are from The Phantom of the Opera and Beauty and the Beast . Serving as the inspiration, the story follows a...more
Apr 2007
Apr 23, 2007
Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1)
Didn't like this very much. It was a fun story but not given the detail I would have appreciated. Then again, it covers a few years in a girl's life i...more
Jan 2001
Jan 23, 2008
Reclaiming Nick
Books where the majority of the conflict comes because people won't talk to each other annoy me greatly. Which is why this is getting only 3 stars. Pr...more
Mar 14, 2014
Mar 14, 2014
The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet
**spoiler alert** I really enjoy these spin-offs. Unauthorized sequels, whatever they're called (is there a word?). Though, I will admit, holding all...more
Mar 07, 2009
Mar 09, 2009
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
Not sure I'll read the others. I heard they're making a movie out of this and thought I'd read it. Going to be interesting to see how they do it. Firs...more
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
Donovan's not ungifted. He's great at assessing a situation and seeing what he can do with it. This usually ends up getting him in trouble. Not big tr...more
Jan 16, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
**spoiler alert** I really enjoyed this book from our Young Adult section. Interesting idea, well played out.

In this world, children born with eyes of...more
Mar 2009
Mar 09, 2009
The Flight of Gemma Hardy
Since Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books of all time, I was skeptical when I read the dust jacket on this one. Decided to go for it. It was kind of...more
Mar 29, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
A Kiss in Time
This Sleeping Beauty story takes place in modern times. Or, well, continues -- three hundred years after it begins -- in modern times. I like the bits...more
Oct 08, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me
Life gave Bruce Feiler a chance to consider where he came from and the lessons he'd want to leave behind. We all have this ability, but sometimes it t...more
May 17, 2010
May 18, 2010
Notes from the Blender
Declan and Neilly are at opposite ends of the social spectrum at their school and they're about to be step-siblings. It comes as a huge suprise to eac...more
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
Faith Under Fire: An Army Chaplain's Memoir
I've been looking at this book on the shelf for a while intending to read it. With Veterans Day, it seemed like a good excuse to pick it up. The chapt...more
Nov 10, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
The Silent Land
Would definitely suggest this for people to read. Reminded me of The Girl with Glass Feet, not because it is alike, but the fantastic reality and feel...more
Apr 20, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)
Don't know what I'm expecting any more from the Sookie books, but I didn't feel all that happy about this one. Didn't seem like there was as much goin...more
Jan 03, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
Pathfinder (Pathfinder, #1)
Still processing this one. Long book that will feel familiar to Card fans. A lot going on, a LOT of talking, but still a good read.

Two stories proceed...more
Mar 25, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
The Pearl Diver
The story of a girl who spends her life on an island in Japan where she's been quarantined because she has leprosy.

The unfairness of the situation is...more
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 16, 2009
Every Young Woman's Battle: Guarding Your Mind, Heart, and Body in a Sex-Saturated World (The Every Man Series)
Went through this book with the girls in my teen Sunday school class. Just finished up. We're all quite happy to be done, but I think it was worthwhil...more
Aug 12, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
The People of Sparks (Book of Ember, #2)
The second in the City of Ember series, the people of Ember have emerged from the underground city and find their way to a little town in the middle o...more
Nov 10, 2013
Nov 09, 2013
The Crowfield Curse (Crowfield Abbey, #1)
Maybe 3 1/2 stars, and maybe more YA than children's, because there are some seriously scary bits in here. So, if you're looking for a ghost story, th...more
Jun 17, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Learning to Swim (Troy Chance, #1)
Part of the reason I read this book is because it took place in the area where I mostly grew up. It's kind of fun to read about places I know. I could...more
Mar 16, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
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