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The Unseen
3.71
really liked it
Enjoyed this. Back in 1911 a suffragette servant ends up working for the Vicar and his wife. They're a strange pair - highly innocent and naive. Cat i ...more
Sep 22, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
 
Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story
3.28
it was amazing
For some completely unknown reason, it took me forever to actually get to reading this - but it was worth the wait! What a great story! It's a quick a ...more
not set
Sep 03, 2010
 
The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4)
3.73
it was amazing
The Steig Larson Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series was and has been a favorite for many reasons.... I've had this one since it came out and I'm upset ...more
Apr 22, 2017
Apr 22, 2017
 
Wish You Well
3.94
really liked it
I enjoyed this quite a bit. It takes place in the 40s when a tragedy strikes a NYC family, the children and their invalid mother go to the mountains o ...more
Jan 15, 2010
Jan 15, 2010
 
The Things We Do for Love
4.05
really liked it
This chick lit sucked me right in. I have come to love this author. On par w/ Jodi Picoult for the sort of emotional and moral issues that make for a ...more
Feb 03, 2012
Feb 03, 2012
 
Five Quarters of the Orange
3.83
it was amazing
In a small village in France during WW2 a war widow tries to take care of her 3 children -- but she is plaqued by debilitating migraines and rages. He ...more
Mar 04, 2013
Mar 04, 2013
 
Very Valentine
3.80
it was amazing
Throughly enjoyed this. Valentine is the odd woman out in her family. No husband or kids, instead she is following in the family tradition of custom s ...more
May 24, 2009
May 20, 2009
 
Between, Georgia
3.87
really liked it
Enjoyed this! Good chick lit is like comfort food - easy to fall into and get absorbed in. Small town, colorful characters, waring families who hate e ...more
Apr 04, 2014
Apr 02, 2014
 
All the Light There Was
3.80
liked it
This is about an Armenian family struggle against the Nazi occupation in France in the 1940s. A slightly different take on the time than many of the n ...more
Mar 17, 2015
Mar 14, 2015
 
Sarah's Key
4.14
it was amazing
This takes place during the round-up of Jews in Paris in 1942. A young girl locks her brother in a cupbard, a safe place for him to hide, not knowing ...more
not set
Nov 05, 2011
 
The Forgery of Venus
3.71
it was amazing
Amazing...Tearing through this...
Present day, a talented painter finds himself painting like an old master, so much so that he is having hallucination
...more
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 11, 2011
 
The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet
3.87
liked it
A very unique and different novel about a young map-maker in Montana who wins an award at the Smithsonian and travels hobo style on a freight train ac ...more
Jul 02, 2010
Jul 06, 2010
 
Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2)
4.04
it was amazing
Yes Yes Yes! Much awaited with held breath, this is the second book in the "All Souls Trilogy" - a merging tale of vampires, witches and daemons. And ...more
Sep 17, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
 
Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug
3.89
it was amazing
Awesome graphic illustrations. No word just picture panels about a dog following his bug around and all the other dogs in the neighborhood doing the s ...more
Nov 10, 2008
Nov 10, 2008
 
Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane, #1)
4.04
it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book! Yes, it's total chick lit, and it's good - the kind of good that sinks in deep and then lingers like an old friend - the k ...more
Feb 18, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
 
Soft Apocalypse
3.47
it was ok
This was okay. I like an apocalyptic survival type story and this one had a different spin than I've ever read but I didn't find myself getting totall ...more
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 27, 2012
 
The Other Side of Midnight
3.91
really liked it
London, 1925.
Gloria Sutter is a psychic who contacts dead soldiers for bereaved family members. She is murdered and Ellie is sought to help find her.
...more
Apr 14, 2017
Apr 15, 2017
 
Year of Wonders
4.00
liked it
The plaque comes to a small mountain village on a bolt of cloth. The village suffers and goes into quarantine. People turn on one another and show bot ...more
May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015
 
Secrets of Eden
3.43
really liked it
I really enjoyed this one.
In a small Vermont town, a battered woman is strangled and then her husband kills himself.
But of course the story isn't that
...more
Apr 16, 2010
Apr 17, 2010
 
Some Dog!: A Picture Book
4.03
it was amazing
Stig also LOVES DOGS. This is a cute story. George the basset hound has a good life. Then along comes a little excitable yippy dog who is the opposite ...more
Mar 17, 2009
Mar 17, 2009
 
The Lace Makers of Glenmara
3.50
it was amazing
Enjoyed this one quite a bit. A nice easy read, a feel-good story, light and just perfect to suck me in for a spell. A Seattle girl with a clothing de ...more
Sep 09, 2009
Sep 09, 2009
 
Burial Rites
4.01
liked it
Some Icelandic history.... Agnes is convicted of murder and condemned to execution, but will await her death in the remote North of Iceland. She is ho ...more
Dec 13, 2015
Dec 13, 2015
 
Ghostwalk
3.06
liked it
A historian is writing a book on Isaac Newton's alchemy, she dies of mysterious circumstances and her son asks his girlfriend/mistress to finish the b ...more
Jan 29, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
 
Lost Among the Living
3.87
it was amazing
Awesome - read it in a day!
England, 1921 - after her husband dies in the war, Jo Manders is hired by a sour woman who happens to be her husband's Aunt
...more
Jul 04, 2017
Jul 04, 2017
 
Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South
3.49
liked it
I enjoyed this because it was unique and I learned about something I knew nothing about.
I'd rate it more on the 3.5 scale - as in - I liked reading it
...more
Jan 06, 2017
Dec 28, 2016
 
A Dark and Twisted Tide (Lacey Flint, #4)
3.94
it was amazing
Murder mysteries. I had no idea that I would enjoy reading detective novels, but it makes sense since I've been enjoying these random tv series about ...more
Feb 18, 2015
Feb 19, 2015
 
The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
3.86
it was amazing
I throughly enjoyed the first book I read by this author - the Shadow of the Wind - a mystery about books, and I was thrilled to find a new book that ...more
Jul 20, 2009
Jun 13, 2009
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.96
it was amazing
Awesome autobiographical story about a woman who walks the Pacific Crest Trail -- a western version of the Appalachian trail -- which runs from Mexico ...more
Apr 30, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
 
The Invisible Ones
3.63
it was amazing
Absolutely LOVED this! It is just the book I needed - a fully engaging interesting read! It starts out with an investigator in a hospital having no id ...more
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
 
Seven for a Secret (Timothy Wilde, #2)
4.06
it was amazing
I loved the Gods of Gotham and was so excited to know that the "series" of NYC copper star (early police of NYC) Timothy Wilde continues. This time ar ...more
Jan 13, 2017
Dec 09, 2016
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