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Mistress of Rome (The Empress of Rome, #1)
4.06
it was amazing
I picked up this book based on the cover recommendations of authors including Diana Gabaldon and Margaret George, and was not disappointed. This is a ...more
Jun 29, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
 
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
4.01
liked it
Oh, if only I weren't a cynical skeptic. It would be so uplifting to be able to read a novel like this, the "true" story of a four year old pastor's s ...more
Jan 2011
Jan 29, 2011
 
Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal
3.14
liked it
Whoa - this book gives a whole new meaning to the term TMI. From spilling the beans about her own sex life as a widow, to printing email correspondenc ...more
Jun 19, 2009
Jun 13, 2009
 
Nefertiti
4.07
it was amazing
I loved this book the same way I enjoyed "The Other Boleyn Girl." Neither one will win a prize for outstanding literature, but both were completely en ...more
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Jul 12, 2009
 
A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life
3.49
liked it
This was our book club's latest selection, so I have to be honest in my review here that this (or any other self-help type of book) would not have bee ...more
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Sep 05, 2011
 
No Regrets Parenting: Turning Long Days and Short Years into Cherished Moments with Your Kids
3.24
liked it
Wanna make a parent cry? Tell him or her this factoid from "No Regrets Parenting": There are only 940 Saturdays between a child's birth and her leavin ...more
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Apr 07, 2012
 
My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness
3.65
liked it
I have a bit of a fetish for beautifully photographed cookbooks, and Gwyneth Paltrow (she of Shakespeare, Coldplay and Glee fame) has created one of t ...more
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Oct 23, 2011
 
She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems
4.01
really liked it
This collection of poems celebrating womanhood has surprised me, since I am not particularly enamoured of either the Kennedys or of the artform of poe ...more
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Apr 15, 2011
 
Wench
3.69
it was amazing
After reading a brief but tantalizing review of this book in People, I just had to pick this up at the library and I am so glad I did. I gobbled it up ...more
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Jan 19, 2010
 
Girl at War
3.99
really liked it
4.5 stars. In this moving, introspective novel about a young girl coming of age in war-ravaged Croatia, Novic captures both the innocence and under-ap ...more
Apr 14, 2016
Mar 24, 2016
 
Keepers: Two Home Cooks Share Their Tried-and-True Weeknight Recipes and the Secrets to Happiness in the Kitchen
3.83
really liked it
This has become a dependable cookbook for fast, healthy weeknight meals. This cookbook is not a lot of fuss - no strange or expensive ingredients. The ...more
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Feb 01, 2014
 
The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
4.23
it was amazing
4.5 stars. This was my book club's February pick, in honor of Valentine's Day. With the exception of parenting books which I enjoy reading (because le ...more
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Jan 28, 2015
 
Cleopatra's Daughter
4.11
liked it
Having absolutely loved Moran's first two books, I looked forward to Cleopatra's Daughter. I wish I could say that I loved this latest offering, but I ...more
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Sep 02, 2010
 
1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
3.88
really liked it
This book provided some helpful advice for disciplining my two little ones, ages 4 and 2. Although we have always in our home used a straight-forward ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 08, 2011
 
Daily Bible, with Devotional Insights to Guide You Through God's Word: NIV
4.68
it was amazing
It's only March- and given that this is a Bible with readings for each day of the year to help you tackle the entire book in 365 days, I'm less than h ...more
Mar 14, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
 
Dinner: A Love Story: It All Begins at the Family Table
4.06
really liked it
Part memoir, part family recipe collection, Dinner, A Love Story is a charming read that gently encourages families to make a home cooked family dinne ...more
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Nov 01, 2013
 
A House in the Sky
4.22
really liked it
4.5 stars. I read the Daily Mail each morning with my coffee - it's my celeb tabloid and Anglophilia fix- and it was on that addictive website that I ...more
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Oct 14, 2013
 
These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901
4.34
it was amazing
4.5 stars. I found myself enthralled by this sweeping saga of harsh pioneer life, loosely inspired by the author's relative. Sarah's authentic voice r ...more
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Aug 11, 2016
 
Backseat Saints
3.82
really liked it
It may sound strange, but this unusual novel about a victim of domestic violence is laugh-out-loud funny. Ro Grandee has a choice to make, according t ...more
Oct 07, 2010
Sep 05, 2010
 
The Sociopath Next Door
3.75
liked it
For some reason, this was an especially creepy book to read on a family vacation to Disney World (and I'll admit - an odd choice for leisure reading). ...more
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Feb 14, 2014
 
The Naptime Chef: Fitting Great Food Into Family Life
3.68
really liked it
The hook of this book is that you can prepare delicious, healthy meals even with a baby in the house if you plan in advance and prepare elements of th ...more
not set
Aug 13, 2014
 
Love in Mid Air
3.28
liked it
When adultery is addressed in popular culture, it's often the story of the bored middle aged man who leaves his wife and kids for the peppy twenty-som ...more
not set
Jun 22, 2014
 
Secrets of the Lighthouse
3.80
it was amazing
This is a Gothic romance that reminded me of the Victoria Holt novels I used to read as a teenager. A beautiful young woman arrives at a house on the ...more
not set
Aug 31, 2014
 
Leaving Time
3.95
liked it
2.5 stars. Unfortunately, this book was a flop for me, and I write that with a lot of respect for Jodi Picoult's talent and for the enormous amount of ...more
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Apr 25, 2015
 
The Hypnotist's Love Story
3.69
really liked it
Liane Moriarty, author of What Alice Forgot, packs a lot of thoughtful punch in her chick lit offerings. Although I didn't like this book quite as muc ...more
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Jun 01, 2014
 
Shadow Baby
3.45
liked it
Clara is an isolated, rather awkward eleven year old living in the foothills of the Adirondacks who loves stories, reading and words. She befriends an ...more
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Jul 03, 2014
 
The Late, Lamented Molly Marx
3.38
really liked it
I really enjoyed this sassy black comedy/mystery story. Told from the point of view of a murdered (?) woman, like a lighthearted version of The Lovely ...more
Sep 2009
Sep 27, 2009
 
What Was Mine
3.84
really liked it
I couldn't put this disturbing novel down until I had finished it. The story of a four month old infant's abduction primarily told through the point o ...more
not set
May 07, 2016
 
Sarah's Key
4.14
really liked it
This is a difficult book to review, because it is really two books in one. The historical section of the book, told through the eyes of a young French ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2010
 
Year of Wonders
4.00
it was amazing
Having read a book by this author before that I enjoyed very much (People of the Book), I was excited to read this novel based on the authentic "plagu ...more
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Mar 08, 2010
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