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O Jerusalem (Mary Russell, #5)
4.15
really liked it
An exciting tale in Jerusalem of 1919--but strikingly contemporary in its plot! Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell foil the schemes of terrorist bombers ...more
Oct 09, 2009
Oct 09, 2009
 
Bloodhound (Beka Cooper, #2)
4.26
really liked it
Good enough sequel to Terrier. Better pay attention to the list of characters or you'll get lost. Better memorize the dog handler commands, too. (Glos ...more
May 21, 2009
May 16, 2009
 
Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty (Once Upon A Time, #2)
3.66
really liked it
Cameron Dokey is the "magic touch" author in the Once Upon a Time Series. Beauty Sleep, the retelling of Sleeping Beauty, did not disappoint.

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Jan 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
A Rare Benedictine (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, prequel stories 0.1-0.3)
4.07
really liked it
Just a collection of Brother Cadfael stories--mini-mysteries. The best was the story of how the soldier Cadfael,returning from the Crusades, decided t ...more
Apr 29, 2010
Apr 30, 2010
 
My One Hundred Adventures (My One Hundred Adventures #1)
3.55
liked it
I will give this book three stars solely on the basis of Chapter One, "Summer Begins." "Like the silvery lace curtains of my bedroom being drawn from ...more
Jan 16, 2009
Nov 06, 2008
 
Breathe (The Homeward Trilogy, #1)
3.85
liked it
A stay at a TB sanatorium in old Colorado was the most interesting part of this book. I like a historical novel with well-researched detail! However, ...more
Apr 15, 2010
Apr 08, 2010
 
An Excellent Mystery (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #11)
4.17
liked it
Not exactly a murder mystery--more like a missing person story. No surprises: As it turns out, the true "mystery" is that "excellent mystery" known as ...more
Aug 30, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
 
The Divine Romance
4.29
really liked it
The author examines the dangerous things women do to obtain the fleeting feeling of being loved. Instead of finding true romance in a steamy novel, tr ...more
Nov 29, 2008
Nov 17, 2008
 
The Conch Bearer (Brotherhood of the Conch, #1)
3.68
really liked it
You will recognize this plot: a mysterious old man selects a youngster for the dangerous task of bearing an ancient artifact of power to a place of sa ...more
Jul 02, 2010
Jul 02, 2010
 
The Last Lecture
4.25
really liked it
Another book that I was so eager to receive, but just a little disappointed with. And what's worse, being disappointed makes me feel guilty. And I do ...more
Aug 27, 2008
Jun 12, 2008
 
The Hermit of Eyton Forest (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #14)
4.04
it was ok
Rather disjointed and confusing. The marriage between the political intrigue and the human interest story was not very smooth.
Jun 02, 2010
Jun 04, 2010
 
A Measure of Mercy (Home to Blessing, #1)
4.15
liked it
Be warned: this is part of a new Red River series so there is no resolution at all. Disappointing for that reason.
Nov 16, 2009
Nov 17, 2009
 
Angel on the Square (Angel on the Square, #1)
3.89
liked it
Historical fiction for the tween who is interested in the missing Russian princess Anastasia or the Russian Revolution.
Jun 03, 2010
Jun 04, 2010
 
The Eyes of the Amaryllis
3.86
liked it
By Natalie Babbitt, the author of Tuck Everlasting, this is a well-written story of haunting beauty.
Oct 21, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
 
Moccasin Trail
3.98
really liked it
A Newbery Honor book from 1952--and well worth the reread. The fascination is in the clash of two cultures when the pioneer boy who was raised by Crow ...more
not set
Jun 07, 2008
 
Bella at Midnight
3.77
liked it
A charming young adult novel that emerges, as it unfolds, as a retelling of Cinderella.
Jul 23, 2010
Jul 23, 2010
 
From a Distance (Timber Ridge Reflections, #1)
4.09
really liked it
A cut above some of the other Christian historical romances. Good historical detail.
Jun 02, 2009
Jun 05, 2009
 
Sunlight and Shadow: A Retelling of The Magic Flute (Once Upon A Time, #6)
3.67
liked it
This book is misplaced in the "Once Upon a Time" series. Dokey should begin a series called "Great Operas Retold". Not knowing the story of the Magic ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
Escape Across the Wide Sea
3.09
it was ok
Having Huguenot refugees in my family tree, I decided to pick up this little children's book about a French family which emigrates to the New World af ...more
Jul 30, 2008
Jul 30, 2008
 
Monk's Hood (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #3)
4.02
really liked it
Wise Brother Cadfael knows how to set a trap to gauge the guilt or innocence of a suspect.
May 04, 2010
May 03, 2010
 
Till We Have Faces
4.19
really liked it
C.S. Lewis said that he had originally thought to write a poem to recast the Greek myth of Psyche and Eros from the viewpoint of the jealous sisters. ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 13, 2008
 
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
3.92
it was amazing
An introduction to Christian spirituality that is like enjoying a jazz master improvising on the saxophone. The author appeals to the heart, not the l ...more
May 30, 2008
May 12, 2008
 
Librarian on the Roof! A True Story
3.93
really liked it
I love a book where the hero is a librarian.
Sep 03, 2010
Sep 03, 2010
 
Mrs. Tim Christie
3.98
it was ok
Amusing semi-autobiographical diary of an officer's wife in the British Regiment, during the period of time between the World Wars. Much dry humor hid ...more
not set
Jun 12, 2008
 
Lightland
3.74
really liked it
Plucked off the shelf as I looked for a good juvenile read, this turned out to be amazingly good! A girl with the gift of remembering well, and a boy ...more
Oct 03, 2008
Oct 02, 2008
 
Gregor and the Marks of Secret (Underland Chronicles, #4)
4.21
really liked it
The book becomes darker as the Gregor wrestles with the purpose of war. Sometimes, it appears, a war to save innocent lives is a just war. However, he ...more
Apr 17, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
 
The Riddle (The Books of Pellinor, #2)
4.09
really liked it
I've been waiting for something really unique about this series to grab me. I'm finally intrigued by the "split song" and the runes on the harp. There ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 09, 2007
 
The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians
4.12
it was amazing
Too cute! The young boy is helped throughout his school career by the librarians at his local library. Hurray librarians! I love to see the librarian ...more
not set
Nov 29, 2007
 
Golden: A Retelling of "Rapunzel"
3.77
really liked it
I'll bet you think that Rapunzel had long golden hair and was enslaved by a wicked witch. But in this version, Rapunzel is as bald as an egg and the v ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 16, 2008
 
Henri Nouwen: Writings Selected with an Introduction
4.24
liked it
This author was recommended by a pastor I respect. I tried really hard but could not get into most of the collection of readings. I did enjoy the biog ...more
Mar 10, 2008
Feb 27, 2008
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