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A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows (Outlander, #8.5)
A short little novella....but an important one! A slice of backstory regarding Roger's parents and how they died which filled in an area never gotten ...more
Dec 05, 2012
Dec 05, 2012
Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas
Is it gossip? Most likely, at least partially. But is it a delicious read? Absolutely! And I'd guess enough of it is true to add to the fun. If you ar ...more
Jun 25, 2014
Jun 22, 2014
Stonewalled: One Reporter's Fight for Truth in Obama's Washington
I have had this book on pre-order since I first heard of it's coming release way back in early April. And it was worth the wait! Attkinsson has an eas ...more
Nov 08, 2014
Nov 04, 2014
The House at Riverton
I had a difficult time deciding on a 'rating' for this book. Finally split the difference and gave it a 3 stars. The truth of the matter I had to almo ...more
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
The Laird (Castle Blackstone, #1)
An ever so enjoyable book, exactly what it is proclaimed to be....a true 'romance' novel. Absolutely worked for what I was looking for after slogging ...more
Apr 13, 2014
Apr 12, 2014
Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover's Story of Joy and Anguish
I managed to finish this with great difficulty. The difficulty owing to the sobs and tears ruining my vision. It has been just a bit over a year since ...more
May 10, 2014
May 08, 2014
The Forgotten Garden
Perhaps it is simply the book I needed at the time I read it but I can't say how much I enjoyed this book. Loved it really and hated to be finished tr ...more
Mar 05, 2012
Mar 03, 2012
The Minstrel Boy (Blue Bells Trilogy, #2)
Well now, I certainly enjoyed this second book quite a bit more than the first, and I liked that one. Enough so that I will be anxious now for the fin ...more
Apr 02, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James
I could just as easily given this book 4 stars as the 3 I ultimately decided upon. That alone proves my feelings about it.....I did rather enjoy it ov ...more
Sep 04, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, And The Greatest Treasure Hunt In History
I relished every page! As a lifelong student of anything WWII I must admit I had no idea of this. None. And for heavens sake I LIVED in Heilbronn for ...more
Apr 12, 2014
Apr 06, 2014
God Is an Englishman (Swann Saga, #1)
I can't actually say why I had never read this book. I was 'aware' of it of course and for some reason I was always off put by it. Not sure what I tho ...more
Jun 15, 2012
Jun 01, 2012
The Winter Sea (Slains, #1)
Both Goodreads and Amazon have had this book near the top of my recomendations for many months and I continually passed it by. Something about the cov ...more
Dec 15, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines
More of a simple relating of the details of the story than a real 'you are there' type story so much of the emotion of it was lost in my opinion. Howe ...more
Aug 29, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
The Madonnas of Leningrad
I bought this as a Kindle Daily deal, not being sure what exactly to expect. Something in the blurb piqued my interest, Leningrad during the war I sup ...more
Feb 08, 2014
Feb 04, 2014
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
First picked this up in an English language bookstore in Krakow, Poland during a wandering around Eaurope trip in 2002. I needed something for train r ...more
Jan 2002
Mar 08, 2011
I'll Be Seeing You
I finished this book last evening. 05 January. Yet it is not too soon to say I just read my favorite book of the year. I'm not sure if it was the form ...more
Jan 05, 2014
Jan 03, 2014
The Prodigal Daughter (Kane & Abel, #2)
Had I read this book without reading Kane and Able immediately prior or perhaps a year or so later I likely would have given it a higher rating. Howev ...more
May 04, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
The Winter Palace: A Novel Of Catherine The Great
I was let down here. It is not, to me at least, a novel OF Catherine the Great at all. She is not much more than a supporting character here. If anyth ...more
Mar 02, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
This was an odd read. Can't say I really enjoyed it, nor did I dislike it either. It was just sort of there. It's a fairly easy read all in all but no ...more
Jan 15, 2014
Jan 11, 2014
The Secret Keeper
The final 30 pages or so would easily rate a four stars or better from me. But lordy it was a mighty long hard slog to get there. Only determination h ...more
Oct 20, 2013
Oct 12, 2013
'Til the Real Thing Comes Along
I had picked up The Stork Club on a pure whim while at the library and found myself overall enjoying it. It's not my usual sort of read but I was in t ...more
Aug 13, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
The Fault in Our Stars
Please do not take my rating on this as any real criticism or hesitation. I believe it was a quite good read all in all but understand that this is a ...more
Feb 26, 2014
Feb 23, 2014
The English Girl (Gabriel Allon, #13)
This book is not my usual genre at all and not one that would normally pique my interest. However, it appeared on many top sellers lists for this year ...more
Dec 23, 2013
Dec 15, 2013
Give Us This Day
I so thoroughly enjoyed these three books. I expected one to stand out from the others but found that not to be the case. These characters were so wel ...more
Aug 12, 2012
Aug 04, 2012
Brideshead Revisited
This was among the so proclaimed 'classics' that in my reading life I had never gotten to. Not sure why. So I finally got it and decided to rectify th ...more
Jan 29, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle
A delightful read! The author has an easy, conversational style of writing and the book is very quick and fast flowing. What kept it from garnering 4 ...more
Nov 16, 2014
Nov 15, 2014
Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him
I adore dog books and have read any number of them, and enjoyed them all. This one I did not for the most part. Oh, I did have a warm read when it was ...more
May 08, 2014
May 03, 2014
The Eagle Has Landed (The Liam Devlin Novels)
Another 'oldie' that I had somehow missed, I picked this up from Amazon with a Kindle Daily Deal and thoroughly enjoyed the read. Well fleshed out cha ...more
Jun 30, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
The Romanov Conspiracy
This book kept me reading, rolling right along with mostly interesting characters, satisfactory dialog and even a small hint of a love story. Plus a g ...more
Jul 26, 2013
Jul 22, 2013
The Shadowy Horses
I did not enjoy this as much as some of her others, Winter Sea for one. Overall the story seemed to drag in places and the characters not as well draw ...more
Dec 17, 2012
Dec 16, 2012
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