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A Phule and His Money (Phule's Company, #3)
I loved this book, especially the last half. Being a roller coaster enthusiast myself, I really appreciated the descriptions of these rides and longed ...more
Nov 23, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
This is the first book I've read by this author, recommended by Gina's goodreads comments, and I have to say that I am impressed. There were some slig ...more
Oct 07, 2010
Oct 03, 2010
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
It took a while to get into this one. I was nearly a third through it before the pace picked up enough that I could no longer put it down. Again Larss ...more
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
The First Four Years
Although this book was published posthumously and doesn't really have the same panache as the earlier books, Laura comes through as a totally differen ...more
Aug 03, 2010
Aug 03, 2010
Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation
This book is a delight and more like what I was expecting from McCullough's 1776. Ms. Roberts starts with Eliza Pinckney, well before the Revolutionar ...more
Feb 02, 2009
Jan 25, 2009
Although I have friends who claim that if you read one Dick Francis, you've read them all, I take a particular pleasure in his books and he is one of ...more
Sep 14, 2009
Aug 26, 2009
Storm of Visions (The Chosen Ones, #1)
I bought this book online without knowing what it was about (I was looking for a historical romance) and a brief glimpse of the synopsis on the back h ...more
Mar 11, 2010
Mar 10, 2010
There's Something in a Sunday (Sharon McCone, #9)
I enjoy the mystery process in these books, although I'm not too fond of most of the characters, including Sharon McCone, the PI. The reader can follo ...more
Jan 03, 2010
Jan 02, 2010
Dragonheart (Dragonriders of Pern)
I had a little trouble with the continuity in this book, but on the whole it read very smoothly and well. Pern's history is being well-fleshed out whe ...more
Apr 07, 2014
Apr 03, 2014
Castles In The Air (Medieval, #2)
Although the logic of the plot line did not always fit the times (twelfth century), there were many fine points in the descriptions of the castle and ...more
Jun 07, 2010
Jun 05, 2010
Sons of the Profits; or, There's No Business like Grow Business: The Seattle Story, 1851-1901
A lighthearted take on Seattle's bizarre history that makes Seattle stand out from the others. I had difficulty following the time line, since Speidel ...more
Jul 2012
Jun 23, 2012
Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven
Everything is relative, even heaven. Twain has a marvelous time letting us know that not only are we, as individuals, going to be small fry in heaven, ...more
Mar 18, 2009
Mar 17, 2009
Whiskey Sour (Jack Daniels Mystery, #1)
Overall I liked the characters and dialogue, although it is somewhat dated. The crimes were a bit too gory and violent for me, but I liked Jack Daniel ...more
Sep 23, 2013
Sep 28, 2013
The Luck Runs Out (Peter Shandy, #2)
As I thought, the characters are beginning to become clearer and more developed as I read the second book in this series. I now have a good picture of ...more
Dec 30, 2012
Dec 29, 2012
Just One Kiss (Fool's Gold, #10)
I enjoyed Patience and Justice's story, but somehow I expected Justice to be a little more distant and for much longer based on his appearance in a pr ...more
Jul 08, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
Into The Shadow (Darkness Chosen, #3)
Although the first half has overtones of The Sheik, I loved it because I loved The Sheik, which I had only read because there was so much furor over i ...more
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 15, 2013
Three Sisters (Blackberry Island, #2)
Wow! Three women at different stages of their relationships, all with problems that are not easily defined or resolved. This book could simply have sl ...more
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
The Friendly Air
Ms. Cadell's character depictions are wonderfully true to life, with eccentric and zany people thrown into the mix. The reader feels like he or she ha ...more
Dec 10, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
Exit the Milkman (Professor Peter Shandy Mystery #10)
These books seem to get better as I read more of them. Since the series starts out well, that is saying something. I miss some of the references but e ...more
Jan 31, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
Set in 1658 in Elizabethan England, Beauvallet is a pirate privateer like Drake. There are frequent mentions of famous personages of the times and des ...more
Nov 03, 2014
Nov 04, 2014
Powder And Patch
Set in the 1700's when men wore make-up and heels, Philip is a man who prefers country life and his estates. The woman he asks to marry him, however, ...more
Oct 31, 2014
Nov 04, 2014
Against the Wind (The Raines of Wind Canyon, #1)
**spoiler alert** The action was too serial for my taste. First one situation gets resolved, then another pops up, gets resolved, etc. I prefer things ...more
Jul 26, 2014
Jun 29, 2014
Into the Flame (Darkness Chosen, #4)
By the fourth book in this series, I was so consumed by the Wilders and their mission that I found myself picking the book up every time I got out of ...more
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 15, 2013
Aunt Dimity Digs In (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #4)
The first time I read this book, I had had four children, one at a time, and thought I could appreciate what it was like for Lori to deal with twins. ...more
Jan 07, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5)
Wonderful! No vampires, although I did wonder how Stefan was getting along. I have to admit this was the story I was waiting for, since I had been get ...more
May 22, 2013
May 23, 2013
Even Money
I'm so glad the Francis's are still writing. I always look forward to a new Dick Francis, but since Felix began co-authoring with him, the stories hav ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 02, 2010
The Prince and the Pauper
I read this book years ago and was surprised at how much more I liked it this time around. There are clear areas of satire (descriptions of the Englis ...more
Feb 08, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
Hot on Her Heels (Lone Star Sisters, #4)
Since this was the book I looked forward to from the minute I finished the first in the series, I was fully expecting to be disappointed, which is usu ...more
Nov 28, 2009
Nov 26, 2009
Naked in Death (In Death, #1)
A great start to a great reading series. I have fallen in love with all these characters -- Eve Dallas, Roarke, Mavis, Feeney, just to name a few. The ...more
Jun 27, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
A Comfortable Wife
A delightful romp through Regency expectations and constraints in the social world, this book brings the Regency period to life, at least up to the en ...more
Oct 11, 2014
Oct 10, 2014