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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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Winter in Majorca by George Sand
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George Sand wrote of a winter...1838...in Majorca...with her lover Frederick Chopin. The book does not mention Chopin by name. A few mentions of a piano, a few mentions of an invalid traveling with her. I found most interesting the footnotes by Rober ...more
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Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
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I had no idea that the 1955 film starring Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron was based on this 1912 novel. A delight book of letters written by an orphan to her anonymous guardian during her college years.
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The Heirs by Susan Rieger
The Heirs
by Susan Rieger (Goodreads Author)
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Really enjoyed this book...a good story and a good read!
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Last Hope Island by Lynne Olson
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A fascinating WWII account of the resistance movements in occupied Europe and Scandinavia. Emphasis on individuals, heroic efforts, and acts of bravery that are almost incomprehensible in today's world. A bit of tittle tattle as to the influences of ...more
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The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartín Fenollera
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A serious read, based on a ridiculous premise, involving completely unbelievable characters, set in a imagined location...and throw in a monk. Did I mention one of the two protagonists is not named? But...I immensely enjoyed the book. Give it a try.. ...more
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Cooking for Picasso by Camille Aubray
Cooking for Picasso
by Camille Aubray (Goodreads Author)
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Somewhat predictable but a few plot twists to keep the reader interested. A delightful semi-fluffy read.
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The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder
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A dysfunctional family...all wallowing in self-pity. The infrequent attempts at humor were mildly amusing. Clever title...then all downhill.
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Clementine by Sonia Purnell
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A biography focused on the sacrifices, challenges, and rewards of being married to the brilliant and cantankerous Sir Wnston. Emphasis on the role Clementine played during the war effort and the toll taken on her family.
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Shanghai Grand by Taras Grescoe
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Well researched non fiction history of Shanghai...emphasis on building of the Bund, WW II, Nationalists v Communists, with well placed tittle tattle. The Sassoon fortune, a Chinese poet, a very liberated female journalist from the Midwest, and a vari ...more
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The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion
The Best of Adam Sharp
by Graeme Simsion (Goodreads Author)
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Three dysfunctional people. Adam is an IT genius who lives his life through song lyrics and plays a semi professional piano. Angelina is his long lost love. Charlie is her somewhat ridiculous husband. All three carry a tremendous amount of angst. The ...more
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