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Carol rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddons
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This story to too sad to be a good beach read!! 4 young women started vacationing together each August and their husbands - all doctors - called them The Girls of August. One of the women dies in a car accident and her husband remarries and suggests...more
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Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield
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STRANGE!!! William Bellman seems like a boy then young man then man who is blessed beyond his best dreams, but is he??? Will the consequences for killing a rook as a boy spell doom for him even though he seems to lead a charmed life? And who exactly...more
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Playing with Fire by J.J. Cook
Playing with Fire
by J.J. Cook
read in July, 2014
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2nd in the series about Sweet Pepper Tennessee and their fire chief Stella Griffin. Stella has stayed beyond her contract because she's trying to solve the murder of the former fire chief 40 years ago. Stella lives in his old cabin and he haunts it a...more
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The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6)
by Alan Bradley (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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A precocious 11 year old who is an aspiring detective has her mother who's been missing be found frozen in a glacier. And Flavia begins her search for the who, what, and why of her death. Was she murdered? Was she a spy? Was she an government killer?...more
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Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Extra Yarn
by Mac Barnett
read in July, 2014
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This is a children's book that the title intrigued me. A little girl finds a box of yarn and knits a sweater for herself and has yarn leftover so she knits her dog a sweater and still has yarn left and then all her friends and teachers and even thing...more
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The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott
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I enjoyed this book because it helped me learn a little about that era of the growing United States. What hard times those cotton mill workers had! I loved the spunk of Alice Burrow that decided to stand up for her friend who was murdered and then st...more
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The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
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I would have given this book a higher rating if there had been more personal experiences and less scientific stuff. How many times do we need to hear how secret everything was and about what was happening - give us personal experiences of the women a...more
Carol rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Mother Daughter Me by Katie  Hafner
Mother Daughter Me
by Katie Hafner (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Biography of Katie Hafner who tried for years to come to terms with her mother. Katie's mom had lots of problems and was an alcoholic who gave her 2 daughters away to her ex husband and even then they were not in a good situation. Now as an adult Kat...more
Carol rated a book 3 of 5 stars
That Old Flame of Mine by J.J. Cook
That Old Flame of Mine
by J.J. Cook
read in June, 2014
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This is the first book of a series and one of the main characters is a ghost of the first fire chief in the little Tennessee town of Sweet Pepper. He haunts the cabin and the fire station he built and only Stella Griffin who is a firefighter from Chi...more
Carol rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
Those Who Save Us
by Jenna Blum (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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When I first started listening to this story I wasn't sure if I'd listen to it all but as it went on I became fascinated and had to finish it. It's set just before and during WWII in Germany and also in 1999 in Minnesota. It follows Anna and then Ann...more
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