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Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting
This book makes me want to pick up my knitting needles and start some project. It's a collage of authors, many of whom you've probably heard of, discu ...more
Sep 24, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
The Book of You
I have to say this may be my favorite book of 2014 so far. It literally grabbed my attention and I never wanted to put it down!
This is such an intrigu
May 17, 2014
May 17, 2014
Unravelling Oliver
This really is an intriguing story and I applaud Liz Nugent for the excellent job she did in telling it.
Oliver is one of those men everyone loves and
Aug 10, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
Believe: A Young Widow's Journey Through Brokenness and Back
It amazes me that Jennifer Silvera was able to write this memoir after such a devastating loss. With two little children and a lifetime of happiness a ...more
Oct 14, 2009
Oct 14, 2009
The Black Minute (John Santana, #2)
Christopher Valen returns with his second book featuring John Santana, a St. Paul police officer and detective. Santana has what I found to be an ende ...more
Dec 2009
Dec 14, 2009
Every Perfect Gift (Hickory Ridge, #3)
I really enjoyed the characters in this book.
The main character was such a contrast of emotions. On the one hand, she was an intelligent, independent
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
The Hidden Man (Jason Kolarich, #1)
I’ve always been a fan of thrillers and mysteries. So, when I read a new-to-me author, I tend to (unintentionally, I’m sure) look at the book with mor ...more
Aug 2009
Jul 12, 2009
A Theory of All Things
I’m not sure if everyone would agree with me on this one, but I absolutely LOVED this book!
It’s based on a totally dysfunctional family that takes the
Jan 29, 2010
Dec 26, 2009
I was quite taken by this story. First off, because I live in central Washington, I recognized the area the author talks about as the setting for this ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
Thoreau and the Art of Life: Reflections on Nature and the Mystery of Existence
Roderick MacIver combines his own artwork with the unique words of Henry David Thoreau to create a beautiful little book anyone would love to look at. ...more
May 13, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
Ruin Falls
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. The main character in the story wakes up to find her two young children gone … with no trace whatsoever. Oddly, n ...more
Aug 10, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
Hen of the Baskervilles (Meg Langslow, #15)
This book is indeed humorous ... not laugh-out-loud funny, but the kind that makes you chuckle with each turn of the page. I could totally relate to t ...more
Jun 22, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy reading books where the characters are journalists. I love reading how authors portray the passion that comes w ...more
Mar 17, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
A Trace Of Smoke (Hannah Vogel, #1)
As if Hannah doesn’t have enough trouble trying to survive on a paycheck that barely covers her own expenses, suddenly a 5-year-old boy appears on her ...more
Oct 22, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
The Sweet Relief of Missing Children
Sad, forlorn, convoluted, disjointed … these are just some of the adjectives that describe the characters in this book. It’s a revealing tale of human ...more
Apr 2011
Feb 18, 2011
Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles, #1)
There are reasons why some writers are grouped with some of the world’s greats. Once you’ve read a book by Jeffrey Archer, you’ll understand why he is ...more
Feb 2012
Jun 26, 2011
The Obituary Writer
This book is nothing short of beautiful, which is simply amazing considering it's such a sad book. It's the stories of two different women -- 50 years ...more
Feb 24, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
The Two Week Wait
I read this book in no time flat simply because I couldn't put it down. The story was so well thought out and extremely interesting!
This is the story
Nov 10, 2012
Nov 02, 2012
Let the Great World Spin
I found this a fascinating read and was drawn into the story by the people in the book. They are quite an eclectic array of characters, who seem almos ...more
not set
Apr 28, 2009
Flowers For Her Grave
This was an absolutely fun book. I had the time of my life reading it and could hardly put it down! Here are two women different than night and day wh ...more
Jun 23, 2011
May 31, 2011
The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat
This is one of the most endearing books I've ever read. The characters are simply wonderful and I came to know them not only as unique personalities b ...more
May 05, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
The Music Teacher
This is one of the best new books I've read in a long time. The characters were so real to life and eccentric -- typical artist types! Barbara Hall's ...more
Dec 04, 2008
Dec 02, 2008
The Underside of Joy
What an interesting story! Ella has the perfect marriage and wonderful stepchildren who love her dearly. When her husband dies, their mother suddenly ...more
Feb 27, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
Beneath the Dune
I'm actually surprised at how much I enjoyed this book! It had a great story line and the main character, for all his faults, was very likeable. Walte ...more
Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
The Red Siren (Charles Towne Belles, #1)
This really was a fun book! I enjoyed the cat and mouse game between the two main characters -- the woman pirate and the British Navy captain on a mis ...more
not set
Jan 22, 2009
A Week in Winter
I just adored this book. At first, it reminds the reader of the "Island of Misfit Toys" from the Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer" cartoon. And that migh ...more
Mar 08, 2013
Feb 01, 2013
The Color of Hope
It's not often that a book will bring me to tears, but this one definitely did. For me, it was a little slow starting out -- although that could be I ...more
Oct 06, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
Coming Up for Air
Intense. That’s probably the right word to describe this story about a woman who is frustrated with her marriage and her role as a wife. When her moth ...more
Aug 19, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
The History of Now
I really liked this book. Daniel has a way of weaving the character's lives together that made reading The History of Now quite enjoyable. I have post ...more
not set
Apr 04, 2009
The Accursed
This isn't an easy book to read. It's very deep and involved and contains a lot of historical facts. The author obviously did tons of research to writ ...more
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 04, 2013
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