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The Queen Mother: The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, Who Became Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
It pains me to say this, because I really wanted to like this book, but: don't waste your time. What starts out as an interesting biography quickly sp ...more
Dec 07, 2012
Dec 08, 2012
Me Before You
Amazing, amazing book. I don't say this often, but I literally couldn't put it down. Such amazing character development. I loved the way the reader ca ...more
Oct 19, 2013
Oct 19, 2013
The Illegal Gardener (The Greek Village, #1)
This book has MANY 4 and 5 star reviews on Amazon. Hundreds of them. And quite a few high reviews on here as well. I must have been reading a differen ...more
May 26, 2014
May 26, 2014
Tigers in Red Weather
I wanted to love this book. I really wanted to. It's everything I love: post WWII historical fiction, set in Martha's Vineyard (a place I've loved sin ...more
Sep 23, 2013
Sep 12, 2013
The Kitchen Daughter
Absolutely FANTASTIC book that I highly recommend. About a young woman with ASpberger's syndrome who is suffering from the loss of her parents. Findin ...more
Jun 25, 2011
Jun 11, 2011
Loved this book. It is set in pre-WWII London, which is one of my favorite time periods. It is a well written family saga. Yes, it's a little bit of " ...more
Jun 09, 2011
Jun 11, 2011
The Last Letter from Your Lover
Adored this book. I have always been fascinated by the early 60's--a time of such great change in so many ways. I also love how the author works with ...more
Sep 27, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
The Best of Us
This book is not the most intellectual book you'll ever read. It is not a great work of literature. What it is, however, is a really fun summer read. ...more
Aug 14, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Fannie's Last Supper: Re-creating One Amazing Meal from Fannie Farmer's 1896 Cookbook
Very interesting. I especially liked reading about the social history of the time.
May 15, 2011
Jun 11, 2011
Aftertaste: A Novel in Five Courses
Great book. Well written, interesting storyline. There were some flaws--I'm not sure the character of Mira is very believable, things fall into place ...more
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 05, 2012
Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease
Lot's of good information, and well worth the read. It just felt a little jumbled. And, though this is a minor thing, it drove me CRAZY the way the au ...more
Aug 30, 2013
Aug 02, 2013
The Lost Art of Mixing
I really did not enjoy the disjointed writing, and (what I perceived to be) the formulaic storyline. That being said, I took the time to finish the bo ...more
Apr 11, 2014
Mar 27, 2014
Sheltering Rain
Nowhere near as good as her books that were written later in her career, but an entertaining read nonetheless.
Jun 2014
May 25, 2014
A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy
Very interesting book. Those who enjoy British history, especially about the British Monarchs, will enjoy this book immensely.
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 05, 2014
As a Catholic, I had a particular interest in this novel which deals with the sexual abuse problem within the Catholic church. While the pedophilia en ...more
May 27, 2013
Mar 05, 2013
A Spear of Summer Grass
Certainly notthe best written book I've ever read, but an entertaining weekend diversion nonetheless.
May 11, 2014
Apr 26, 2014
The Lake of Dreams
A good read that keeps you interested till the end. Not very believable, but a good, engrossing family saga.
Jan 05, 2012
Dec 18, 2011
97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement
A fascinating history of the immigrants diet during the late 19th and early 20th century in the tenements of New York City. Also provides a basic hist ...more
Mar 17, 2013
Dec 26, 2011
The Violets of March
This book was not, in my opinion, very well written, and the story was a overly-sentimental. But, it still sucked me in, and I kept reading until the ...more
Mar 13, 2012
Jun 11, 2011
Leaving Time
You can't say too much about this book without spoilers, so let's just say that's it probably in the top 5 books I've ever read. It's one of those boo ...more
Nov 02, 2014
Jun 15, 2014
Palisades Park
Great historical family saga. Didn't love it as much as some of this author's previous work, but still highly, highly recommend it!
Aug 03, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
The Girl You Left Behind
Another winner by JoJo Moyes....this one took a little longer to get into, but the ending is amazing. A must read.
Jan 23, 2014
Sep 13, 2012
At Home With the Templetons
Very good book. A little long, and it dragged at times, but definitely one I wanted to see through to the end.
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Jul 03, 2011
The Light Between Oceans
Fabulous, well written book. It is also absolutely heart-breaking. Highly recommended.
Mar 08, 2013
Dec 04, 2012
The Lost Wife
Wonderful, but terribly tragic, love story.
Jan 08, 2012
Nov 20, 2011
Her Majesty
Oct 24, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
The Princess Bride
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Jun 11, 2011
Me Talk Pretty One Day
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Jun 11, 2011
The Red Tent
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May 12, 2012
Acts of Faith
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Feb 24, 2013
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