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A 50-Year Silence Love by Miranda Richmond Mouillot
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I did not enjoy this very much. I think I would have loved the grandmother in this book and the author does a nice job of letting us get a feel for her, however it was not the book I thought it would be. First of all I was often confused about what w ...more
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
Natchez Burning (Penn Cage, #4)
by Greg Iles
read in February, 2015
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This was a very well written book about a time in the US history that I can still not believe was not that far away. It was sad, funny, gruesome and ultimately one of the scariest books I have ever read.I enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone i ...more
Mating for Life by Marissa Stapley
Mating for Life: A Novel
by Marissa Stapley (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Truly enjoyed this book. It was a great book about relationships with others and yourself. I think that for the most part the characters in this book were very true to life and I felt as if I was looking into another families life. Recommended.
Amanda Ishtayeh and 8 other people liked Robert's review of The Grandmothers:
The Grandmothers by Doris Lessing
"The Grandmothers by Doris Lessing is not, as the dust jacket copy states, a collection of "four short novels." It's a bound volume containing three long short stories and a concluding novella, "A Love Child." And with one exception, it's very, ver..." Read more of this review »
The Grandmothers by Doris Lessing
The Grandmothers
by Doris Lessing
read in January, 2015
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I rated this one an even 3 because I loved one story, hated the second and the third was OK. Although I must say, the writing was very good in all three it was just my interest in the others that waned. Worth a look.
The Submission by Amy Waldman
“Perhaps this was the secret to being at peace: want noting but what is given to you.”
Amy Waldman
Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
Someone Else's Love Story
by Joshilyn Jackson (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Really enjoyed this love story. It was real and not too gushy and the characters were good and just an all around good read.
The Submission by Amy Waldman
The Submission
by Amy Waldman (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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The Sea Garden by Deborah Lawrenson
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Did not finish this. Writing was good but I kept day dreaming of other things when I was reading. Sorry, not for me.
Hello From the Gillespies by Monica McInerney
Hello From the Gillespies
by Monica McInerney (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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The author did a great job of describing surroundings and. I really enjoyed all of the people in the book and I enjoyed reading it but there were some major holes in the story. If I knew the woman in Ireland was a crook you would think a business man ...more
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Jack London
“I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.”
Jack London, The Turtles of Tasman

Amy Waldman
“Perhaps this was the secret to being at peace: want noting but what is given to you.”
Amy Waldman, The Submission
tags: peace

Mark Twain
“I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”
Mark Twain

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