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Nancy rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Blanche Passes Go by Barbara Neely
Blanche Passes Go
by Barbara Neely
read in July, 2015
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Barbara Neely is a gifted writer. She has managed to create a protagonist who is flawed, yet heroic; hurt, yet hopeful; and perhaps most impressive, bursts into the reader's life like a real person. I am an unabashed fan of Neely and her Blanche book ...more
Nancy rated a book 1 of 5 stars
An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd
An Unwilling Accomplice (Bess Crawford, #6)
by Charles Todd (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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This was my first "adventure" with Bess Crawford, a WW1 battlefield nurse. I enjoy historical fiction and period mysteries and expected to find this book interesting, informative and diverting. Instead, I found it totally baffling.

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Nancy rated a book 1 of 5 stars
The Master of the Prado by Javier Sierra
The Master of the Prado
by Javier Sierra (Goodreads Author)
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I rarely do this, but I gave up on this book.

I love the premise, but just didn't enjoy reading it. Perhaps it is the translation that isn't working for me. As Inread, I was conscious of the words, but not the story. It just didn't engage me intellect
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No Deals, Mr. Bond by John          Gardner
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Nancy rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Ophelia's Muse by Rita Cameron
Ophelia's Muse
by Rita Cameron (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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Pre-Raphaelite painting goes in and out of vogue but there are some of us who remain fascinated by this movement whether the art is loved or reviled.

The marketplace for Victorian paintings was probably not radically different than that of today. Ther
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Nancy rated a book 5 of 5 stars
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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This beautifully written novel is filled with light and darkness, love and longing, family and fear.

I loved every page of Doerr's elegant, descriptive prose but also was tense from the knowledge that I was reading a novel about France and Germany dur
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Nancy rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal
Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante (Maggie Hope, #5)
by Susan Elia MacNeal (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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It is always a little bit difficult to jump into a series mid-stream and that is where I landed with this engaging historical novel in the Maggie Hope series.

There has been no shortage of WW2 era novels in recent years, but the author keeps this fres
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The Japanese Lover
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Nancy rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Flood by David Hewson
The Flood
by David Hewson
read in July, 2015
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The Flood is one of those books that has elements that will appeal to both art history fans and psychological thriller readers.

I was attracted to it because I was travelling to Italy this summer and it was an opportunity to be entertained while lear
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Killer WASPs by Amy Korman
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A fun and frothy send-up of the east coast country club set. A perfect book to join you in the hammock on a summer day----or at the pool at "the club."

G&T anyone?
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