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Lcitera Lcitera said: " The cover is more intriguing than the story. I did finish the book but it was a battle of self discipline after the first 300 pages. Much more "fiction" than "historical". Well developed characters (one boring, the other inane) but heavy on the desc ...more"

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The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
"A journey through the life of a chef, told with an elegant simplicity and a plethora of information about French and Indian cuisine. The characters are delightful and the plot, though unexciting, draws the reader on to an enjoyable end, tinged wit..." Read more of this review »
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Peony in Love by Lisa See
Peony in Love
by Lisa See (Goodreads Author)
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I tremendously enjoy Lisa See books...this one...not so much. Basically a "ghost story" . Historical fiction well researched but when told in "story form" did not make the cut. A weak link in the chain of the author's other very well done books.
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The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
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A fast read, an absolute delight! I hope the movie proves to be "as good as".
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Gai-Jin by James Clavell
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I am rereading all the Clavell ASIAN SAGAS...first read a lifetime ago. GAI JIN is a disappointment. Other than extending what basically is some tittle tattle as to the Struan/Brock family rivalry, it added little of interest. The book read more like ...more
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China Dolls by Lisa See
China Dolls
by Lisa See (Goodreads Author)
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Lisa See continues with historical fiction based on Asian culture. This book focused on the conflicts between Japanese and Chinese as well as the challenges faced by Japanese-Americans living in the a United States during WW2. So interesting to read ...more
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A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable
A Paris Apartment
by Michelle Gable (Goodreads Author)
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Much potential but morphed into ridiculous characters who became facile and self absorbed. Descriptions and locales in a Paris interesting. Clever that the author blend ed the protagonists via a journal. Disappointing ending.
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But Enough About You by Christopher Buckley
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I enjoy Buckley's books...they make me laugh...and I be not an easy audience. His essays, written for various sources including the NY TIMES, The DAILY BEAST, and FORBES, address a variety of topics most often written as satire; a few so serious and ...more
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'Til the Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-Sharma
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A fascinating book. Set in Trinidad. Interesting characters, excellent plot development and the author writes the dialogue in the island rhythm of vocabulary which makes the premise very real. Timely look at immigration battles of the 1960s as the pr ...more
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Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford
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Barbara Taylor Bradford. I love her books. CAVENDON HALL is the first of a new series. The author's books (and there be many) follow the same premise...northern England locale, titled family, strong women who are independent and intelligent despite t ...more
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Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
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