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Raven Stratagem
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The Wolf Hunt
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"No hurry on this one, as this is a re-re-read." Jun 22, 2017 01:35PM

The Essex Serpent
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"Put this down to read a couple of other books. Don't know if I'll get back to it before it is due at the library." Jun 22, 2017 01:34PM


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The Property of Lies by Marjorie Eccles
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The Property of Lies by Marjorie Eccles
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Overboard! by Terry Lynn Johnson
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OVERBOARD is the first book in a series that is really going to appeal to kids who are looking for adventure books. [The book is at Lexile 540L. There is not Accelerated Reader info available right now.]

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Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee
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Cormorant Run by Lilith Saintcrow
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Cormorant Run by Lilith Saintcrow
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3.5 stars for what had better be the start of a new series from this author. Otherwise, this rates as 'thrown against the wall'.
I have a up and down relationship with Ms Saintcrow's books. I made it halfway through her Dante Valentine series before I
A Passionate Proposition by Susan Napier
"I read a lot of Harlequin Mills & Boon when my children were young & I thought I had what it takes to be a romance writer. To cut a long story short, I didn't. I had no talent for writing dialogue & no patience for the sexist, smoulder..." Read more of this review »
Red Mandarin Dress by Qiu Xiaolong

Beautiful writing, especially at the start. I haven't read the previous books in the series (hoping to remedy that soon!) but the reader is aware because of problems in a previous case, Chief Inspector Chen is both trying to keep a low profile..." Read more of this review »
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