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The Birth Mother by Tara Taylor Quinn
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Aug 27, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011-reads, romance
Recommended to Rayni by: Found
Read in August, 2011 , read count: 1

I usually don't read romances. This was pretty clean, as romances go. I prolly skipped a chapter all told by the time I skipped the sex scenes. I thought the plot worked, though it was a bit far-fetched. So, yes, I give this a solid 3.

I found a cardboard box with a water-soaked, warped lid, full of books in a shed in the backyard. One of those nice white legal boxes you can fold flat. The first layer of books were also water soaked. I pulled the box out & set it on the trampoline, stacking the books on the tramp & looking at them. I didn't get very far before I had snagged to a stop on this one. I loaded the box up into the little red Radio Flyer wagon & pulled it up to the house.
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message 1: by Wayne (new)

Wayne Rayni, your tale of how you discovered a box of books
is every bibliophile's dream...far more interesting than the cliche romance you were able to digest without even a heave of the stomach!!!!

message 2: by Rayni (last edited Sep 07, 2011 05:17PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Rayni Thx Wayne, I always look forward to your comments … the cliche romance you were able to digest without even a heave of the stomach!!!! gave me a smile on a day when there wasn't much to smile about!

message 3: by Wayne (new)

Wayne Hi Rayni,
Have been flat out lately.
Recently sat down and just DID several reviews...which I realise just SWAMPS everybody, but had to get them out of the way.
I promised myself I'd do a review of every book I read or some issue pertaining to the book, so I have a SEVERE BACKLOG...
EG.,I Leap Over the Wall, about a nun leaving her convent after 20 years,
And KANGAROO, a novel by D.H.Lawrence written while in Australia.
CAN'T NOT do those now, can I??????

Hope You and Yours are well.
My artist nephew Ben is going as a War Artist for three weeks to...Afghanistan...in a week or so.
You can imagine how I feel about THAT!!!
His brother was just about to set out for two years in the Philippines working at an American centre 75 kms from Manilla but has gone down with a serious case of
meningitis...still in hospital.
And Mum got a mild case of shingles about a month ago and that has only recently been put in its place.
meanwhile I just keep on ...surviving, I guess.

Hope your Survival Kit is in top condition.
Lots of Hugs from Wayne...xxx

message 4: by Rayni (last edited Oct 14, 2011 08:16PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Rayni Sorry to hear about your mum. Mine broke her back & I've been living with her. She wakes me up at all hours of the night needing help to get out of bed.

One of my sons set up a twin bed just a foot from my mom's bed & she wakes me up with her cane rocking the bed or waving a ridiculously small flashlight around. I take my hearing aid out when I go to bed & then I can't hear.

The other night I was dreaming about being dead. She was waving her little flashlight around & I thought it was the light everyone talks about seeing when they die. How they know there is such a light, I'm not sure anymore. I think it might be someone waving a little flashlight around.

We were laughing about it with one of my sons the next day & my mom told us about my dead sister calling to her from a hill. OOOOOOOOOkay ...

Hope your nephew recovers from the meningitis. That's scary in itself & then Ben going to Afghanistan. I'll add my prayers, hope they're not too late. Where does your mom have the shingles? They are weird things, surfacing almost anywhere.

Ya, sometimes that's all we can do is keep on keeping on. I'll look for your reviews.

Hugz, Rayni

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