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Pastel Orphans
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The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy
"A lovely book of historical fiction. When you hear the name John Brown, do you wonder if he had a family who loved him? I doubt it, but here is the story of that family and how one daughter was involved in the underground railroad. The story jumps..." Read more of this review »
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Pastel Orphans by Gemma Liviero
Pastel Orphans
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The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford
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Fact and fiction come together in this tale about Agatha Christie and her time on the Orient Express and in the Middle East. Short on plot and long on details, it still was a good story, and I enjoyed it.
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The Maggie Bright by Tracy Groot
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A Few of the Girls by Maeve Binchy
"An excellent collection of short stories -- I enjoyed everyone and thought that each one was my favorite. Maeve Binchy writes as if she knows each girl personally, and I guess she does. "
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The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
The Keeper of Lost Things
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Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie
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A collection of short stories about Mr. Parker Pyne, who saves the day by cleverly solving mysteries and people's problems, sometimes with a little help from his "friends".
Girl Waits with Gun by Amy  Stewart
"A delightful and full of fun story about 3 sisters who want justice from a bully who thinks he is above the law. With the help of the local sheriff, who goes above and beyond his duty, the sisters learn how to handle revolvers to protect themselve..." Read more of this review »
The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
"Loved the idea of living in a picturesque place with a van full of books, but that's about all I loved about this story. The way everything fell into place for Nina was unbelievable as were the relationships in which she found herself. The other u..." Read more of this review »
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