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Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal
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I really enjoy many aspects of the Maggie Hope mysteries, especially for this look back at the WW2 time period. This felt almost like another "in between" story, but with lots (and I mean A LOT of them) of little in-between stories packed together. A ...more
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The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robertson
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Unfortunately, this book did not live up to its premise...or back-cover description. The Sherlockian connection is rather slim, and any lovers of Mr. Holmes will be disappointed. The main characters are not merely unlikeable, they're next to invisibl ...more
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Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)
by Gayle Forman (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2016
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I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this bookclub choice, its storytelling and the emotion it evoked. (Lack of subjunctive voice notwithstanding.) While there were some implausible scenarios, I still enjoyed the writing and the journey in explorati ...more
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Just One Year by Gayle Forman
Just One Year (Just One Day, #2)
by Gayle Forman (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2016
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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Everything, Everything
by Nicola Yoon (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2016
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The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
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I just love the Penderwicks. Simple, real, family fun. Honest emotion, everyday adventures. And they remind me of The Happy Hollisters, which makes for an even more endearing reading experience.
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The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein
The Island of Dr. Libris
by Chris Grabenstein (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2016
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A fun read, introducing readers to a mashup of classic literary characters—including a personal favorite, Pollyanna. I mistakenly thought this would be a continuation of the great Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, so Dr. Libris was a bit of a let ...more
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