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The Guardian
3.54
I love Gerry Lund. We spent three weeks with him in Italy, Egypt, and Israel many years ago. I sat next to him on one of our flights and had such a gr...more
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Jul 26, 2013
 
Still Life with Bread Crumbs
3.58
Anna Quindlen has done it again. I anticipate each new book she writes, at least her fiction.

She writes simple stories about everyday people but does...more
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Feb 20, 2014
 
A Friend of the Family
3.83
If you enjoy Belva Plain's books or Rosamund Pilcher's you will enjoy these delightful stories that all take place on the west coast of England. Just...more
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Feb 03, 2011
 
March
3.70
Rant Warning! I was really enjoying this story UNTIL they had to go and "make it" before the wedding just because they were so much in love. Oh please...more
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Sep 23, 2010
 
The Magic of Ordinary Days
3.82
What a beautiful writer. Here are just a couple of examples:

"They loved to talk, and at every available opportunity they gave away the neatly wrappe...more
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Jul 02, 2012
 
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
3.30
I was excited to read this book as both a former horse owner and an always horse lover, but I was disappointed in the story. I don't consider myself a...more
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Aug 01, 2013
 
A is for Abinadi: An Alphabet Book of Scripture Heroes
4.60
I was so excited to hear about this book as I feel there has been a dearth of fun kid's books to introduce them to all the incredible heroes from the...more
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Apr 04, 2014
 
Lost Lake
3.87
I really enjoyed this story. The author mixes a little magic in with reality and it is set in NC so of course it was good. She has a few more books ou...more
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Apr 04, 2014
 
Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America
4.17
I wanted to add some of Jonathan Kozol's books that I have read in the past. He is one of my favorite authors. His books are non-fiction and very eye-...more
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Feb 27, 2008
 
The House at Rose Creek
3.76
This was really a delightful read. This is the author's first novel but she already has another one to be published in August. I actually know Jenny s...more
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Apr 04, 2014
 
The Year My Son and I Were Born
3.71
A Mormon woman's story of the birth and acceptance of her Down Syndrome son.
It was well written and makes you really think about how difficult it wou...more
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Aug 31, 2010
 
The Story Sisters
3.78
I know most of you would be somewhat offended by the language in this book but I enjoy Alice Hoffman's writing. Her stories are a little dark so I don...more
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Sep 06, 2009
 
Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed
4.17
I loved this book. The author has a blog, momastery.com where she shares her somewhat unconventional wisdom and that's what the book is all about. She...more
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Aug 19, 2013
 
How Green Was My Valley
4.13
Oh my goodness! It's been more than forty years since I read this classic and I am so grateful I picked it up again. Wonderful story of miners in Wale...more
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Aug 06, 2010
 
Thunder and Rain
4.15
Oh my goodness. Charles Martin is one of the best writers ever. He writes so powerfully and with such heart. I love his characters. Why is it that sou...more
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Jul 26, 2013
 
Full of Grace
3.68
Ms. Frank writes about Charleston, SC and the people there. I enjoy her stories so much. I have been to Charleston a few times and find it a fascinati...more
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Feb 24, 2008
 
Bloodroot
3.75
I loved this book. It was dark and brooding but it was a great read by a great Southern writer. I think the humidity down there expands their imaginat...more
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Feb 03, 2011
 
Still Alice
4.26
A novel about a woman with Alzheimer's and what it's like dealing with it. This is written by a Harvard professor about a Harvard professor. I laughte...more
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Feb 03, 2011
 
The Silence of God
3.78
A beautiful story about the first Latter-day Saint;s in Russia in the early 1900's. Histiorical fiction based on a real family. I learned a lot about...more
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Sep 23, 2010
 
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
4.20
What a great read. This is the story of a man who literally gives his life to help the people in third world countries, particularly Haiti, to save li...more
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Sep 29, 2011
 
The Help
4.44
What a great story. After having worked with the Black population in the South for many years, especially women, I found it amazing that a White woman...more
Sep 03, 2009
Sep 06, 2009
 
Lowcountry Summer (Lowcountry Tales #7)
3.73
she's one of my favorite southern writers (and there are many) but she'll never win a Pulitzer and I don't care. I love her characters. Her stories al...more
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Jul 11, 2010
 
Uncle Toms Cabin
3.77
One of the most powerful stories I've ever read. When Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe he said, "So you're the little lady who started this b...more
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Jun 29, 2010
 
The Keeper of the Bees
4.26
This is an oldy. Gene Stratton-Porter, the author, also wrote Girl of the Limberlost which was wonderful. Keeper of the Bees is hard to define. The au...more
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Aug 26, 2010
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.43
What a great read. Laura Hillenbrand, who also wrote Seabiscuit, is a powerful author. This account of American prisoners of war in Japan during WWII...more
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Aug 15, 2011
 
A Girl of the Limberlost (Limberlost, #2)
4.13
A beautiful story and also a pretty good movie. It's about a young girl who wants to learn and grow and her mom who is one unhappy lady and tries to h...more
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Aug 26, 2010
 
Room
3.95
This was a really unique story about a young woman who was kidnapped and then gave birth while still in captivity. The story is told thru the eyes of...more
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May 30, 2011
 
The Lake of Dreams
3.16
I loved this story. It involves women in scripture (one of my passions) as well as exploring family history (another personal passion.) I enjoyed it s...more
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Feb 03, 2011
 
The Power of One
4.33
Haven't read it in years but was just reminded about it recently by a friend who shares a love for the story. It is one of my top ten favorites. I wil...more
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Aug 26, 2010
 
Nearer Than the Sky
3.84
A beautiful read about a family dealing with Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Had a hardrtime putting it down. (some use of the f...word but not enough t...more
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Aug 26, 2010
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