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Insanity: some qualify. Others do not. Holland once inhabited every virtue that might make one qualified to wear the lofty label of sanity. Until that...more
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Apr 22, 2014
The Tethering
Jacob is nine. He’s often hungry, and sometimes cold.

He never knows if his father will return.

We meet Jacob as he’s clutching half a peanut butter san...more
Sep 2014
Aug 28, 2014
I Am Pilgrim
“Ambition is a good servant, but a bad master,” Laura Ingalls Wilder once wrote. Hayes harvests the ambition, but never makes it his master in this br...more
May 26, 2014
May 23, 2014
Just Breathe
Every book has a melody all its own. In Just Breathe, the intriguing second novel by the singularly talented Tamara Mataya, I was reminded of a sweet...more
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 10, 2014
Behind the Scenes (Daylight Falls, #1)
Preparation. Hard work. Determination.

All pale in comparison to her father’s terminal diagnosis.

But Ally won’t give up. Not on her father’s fatal prog...more
Jun 30, 2014
Jun 25, 2014
Night Moves (Night Songs Collection, #2)
It would be a dire mistake to assume this is just another vampire novel. It's main character, Melanie, is human, and the fuel that took me racing thro...more
Mar 04, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
The Misremembered Man
Jamie is a man willing to love despite the horrors he endured as a child at a orphanage in Ireland. Lydia wasn't beaten and had food enough to eat, bu...more
Jan 30, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
Seasons in the Sun (Night Songs Collection, #0.5)
As you'll see from previous reviews, I was thrilled with Because the Night by Kristen Strassel, and even more delighted to discover a prequel to Becau...more
Dec 10, 2013
Dec 09, 2013
How to Reprimand Your Rock Star
Knowing when to turn up the heat is important.

Knowing when to dial it down takes a bit more effort.

We’re introduced to Thea when the heat is dialed a...more
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
Shadow Born (Shadow Bled, #1)
We read to be transported. To forget our current circumstances, be they good or bad, to just get lost in the story in front of us. The great ones mana...more
Oct 16, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
I will buy and devour Insurgent...but not because of Beatrice/Tris. Instead, I'll be reading to find out what happens with the more compelling charact...more
Aug 08, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
The Scorpio Races
As the title suggest, there is a race. A race born of dire necessities and difficult decisions for those who choose to enter it.

Knowing the danger po...more
Jan 14, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
Prada and Prejudice
Natalie Dashwood isn’t stupid; she’s ignorant. Stupidity, after all, is being in possession of all the facts and blindly ignoring them to repeat the s...more
May 19, 2014
May 16, 2014
Treasure Me (Liberty, #1)
If history defines us, then Birdie is in big trouble.

Caught in the act of petty thievery, we first meet Birdie literally hanging on a ledge. It is a...more
May 12, 2014
May 09, 2014
The Circle of Law
It takes great skill to weave a story rich in characters, setting, and premise. Not that this, the third outing by London I’ve read, surprised me. No,...more
Apr 08, 2014
Apr 05, 2014
Stranger at Sunset
Pulling off the perfect murder is hard. Ignorance is bliss.

Stranger at Sunset opens with a body flying through the air with the greatest of ease. The...more
Jul 07, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
Secondhand Heart
Daisy had reasonable expectations for her life.

A roadside bomb blew them all away.

A widow at twenty one, Daisy is drifting when we first meet her. It’...more
Aug 18, 2014
Aug 14, 2014
Adorned (The Trinity of Souls Series #1)
It will take dying for Anya to live.

But she doesn’t know that. Not until her Aunt Celeste brings home yet another foster kid does Anya become aware of...more
Jul 14, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
Love and Liability
Some women are hated because they’re thin. Others, because they’re not.

Holly James is hated because she’s rich.

But she’s not; not really. Her father i...more
Sep 08, 2014
Sep 04, 2014
Take Me with You
Wes is an alcoholic father with a mandatory jail sentence coming up.

August has plans to travel to Yellowstone, where he’ll place his son’s ashes. On t...more
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
Tune in Tokyo: The Gaijin Diaries
I laughed out loud a couple times...but the flights of fancy the rather self-absorbed author continued to embark on, while amusing at times, began to...more
May 27, 2012
May 22, 2012
Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him
There is a certain kind of karma in this book. Karma that makes you smile and believe that miracles do exist; in a world where justice is always given...more
Jan 09, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
Return (The Evolution Trilogy, #3)
This is the third book in the Hybrid Trilogy, and while I'll be sad to see it go, how thrilled I am to have any sort of melancholy feeling about sayin...more
Dec 09, 2013
Dec 04, 2013
Kiss Her Goodbye: A Houston Cash Novel
He uses a scene we’ve read numerous times. Former cop-turned-private detective meets with a gorgeous dame in his ramshackle office. The sheer audacity...more
May 07, 2014
May 05, 2014
Tough Scratches, Book One: Love, the Tangled Knot
The best characters don’t expect life to hand them marshmallows and then light the fire to toast them with.

Kayla is that character. She expects to ea...more
May 02, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
The only regret I have is that the trilogy isn't complete and available for purchase yet! So, you take a girl accustomed to our world and thrust her i...more
Oct 08, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
Pure (Pure Series, #1)
Before the first person went missing, Katie knew something was wrong.

Then came the second. And the third.

Katie feels compelled to get to the bottom of...more
Aug 04, 2014
Aug 02, 2014
Taming Darkness (Taming Darkness #1)
Pride goeth before a fall, they say. But if you asked Lucifer, he’d say he leapt, eager to disprove the theory that men were worthy of the gifts God g...more
May 14, 2014
May 12, 2014
Dangerous Minds
In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit I come from a family containing many teachers. I have five sons and thirty nieces and nephews. In oth...more
Dec 23, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
The Best Laid Plans
A thoughtful examination on how our insecurities can follow us through life and nearly undo our chances for happiness, if we allow it. Despite having...more
Nov 13, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
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