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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
it was amazing
not set
Jan 27, 2009
The Time Traveler's Wife
really liked it
not set
Apr 17, 2009
Missing Reels
really liked it
not set
Mar 07, 2015
The Orphanmaster
really liked it
A great historical novel, set in 1660s America in Dutch-owned New Amsterdam in Manhattan Island. It's full of interesting historical details about the ...more
Oct 2012
Oct 09, 2012
Moth and Spark
really liked it
Kind of a Regency feel to this fantasy, filled with political maneuvering, war, dragons, and a strong romantic element. Pleasant read.
Mar 2014
Mar 17, 2014
Nine Coaches Waiting
really liked it
I have a weakness for Mary Stewart's gothic romantic suspense. So good. She'd make a good pick for fans of Susanna Kearsley's newer works.
not set
May 27, 2014
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
really liked it
Set in Prague, the book's beautiful and creative and very enticing. I was a little disappointed in the less-creative slide back to (possibly) star-cro ...more
Nov 2011
Dec 17, 2011
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (Vorkosigan Saga, #15)
really liked it
Enjoyable, as usual with Bujold's books. Follows Ivan Vorpatril, Miles' cousin, and his adventures with a damsel in distress and people trying to kill ...more
Jul 30, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1)
really liked it
Very funny and touching novel about a very intelligent and quirky professor in Australia who sets out to find a wife based on specific, logically cons ...more
not set
Nov 28, 2014
The Wedding Bees: A Novel of Honey, Love, and Manners
liked it
Sweet, light magical realist type novel set in New York. Probably would appeal to the readers of books like Sarah Addison Allen's and light southern f ...more
Aug 2013
Jul 13, 2013
Summer in Tuscany
really liked it
Pleasant summer read set in Tuscany, where an overworked American doctor goes with her mother and daughter to claim the mysterious inheritance of a cr ...more
Jul 2014
Jul 21, 2014
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)
liked it
Finally read this a little while back, for reader's advisory purposes. It's decent, I can see the appeal, with a heroine with attitude (little bit of ...more
Nov 2011
Nov 19, 2011
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
really liked it
Charming story about a very proper retired British major living in a manor in a small village in England who falls for a local Pakistani-British shopk ...more
Dec 2011
May 26, 2010
Madam, Will You Talk?
really liked it
One of the best of Stewart's gothic romantic suspense novels, I think. She provides such a wonderful and evocative sense of place, in this case the so ...more
Jun 2014
Jun 30, 2014
The Cottage At Glass Beach
liked it
Very coastal Maine. About a woman who retreats to her family's cottage with her daughters after her philandering charming politician husband puts them ...more
not set
Jun 08, 2012
liked it
This is a fun novel, a good beach read, featuring Juliet, a young American woman (though born in Italy) who inherits a safety deposit box in Siena, It ...more
Jun 2010
May 17, 2010
Kitchen Chinese: A Novel About Food, Family, and Finding Yourself
liked it
This is decently written humorous chick lit with some delicious descriptions of Chinese food. The Chinese American protagonist loses her boyfriend, an ...more
Mar 09, 2010
Mar 03, 2010
The Decent Proposal
really liked it
Lively and entertaining and an ode to the charms of Los Angeles, with a tender side to tug at the heartstrings. The lives of an irrepressible, hard-pa ...more
Jan 2016
Jan 04, 2016
My Name Is Memory
liked it
This romantic novel is a pleasant enough diversion of a read, but is nothing remarkable. It has a simplistic young adult feel to it and is a quick rea ...more
Apr 20, 2010
Apr 18, 2010
The Glass Kitchen: A Novel of Sisters
liked it
Started off a bit clunky, but warmed up into a pleasant, light read about a Texan woman who moves to Manhattan and reconnects with sisters and her mag ...more
Oct 2014
Sep 09, 2014
Heir to Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters, #4)
liked it
A fantasy, about a young woman from a family living near an enchanted forest (basically), who has to go on a quest into fairyland to save her baby bro ...more
not set
Aug 25, 2011
The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)
really liked it
Sure to be popular with teens who enjoy historical action adventure and romance, this novel is a fast paced read with great characterization and a goo ...more
Dec 26, 2013
Dec 30, 2013
liked it
Dystopian science fiction meets Before I Go To Sleep in this engrossing, fast paced thriller. Emma wakes up in the hospital with serious memory troubl ...more
Nov 2013
Oct 27, 2013
Geist (Book of the Order, #1)
really liked it
The action starts rolling right from the beginning. Good action, good characterization, pretty good world building in this fantasy. It's set in anothe ...more
Apr 2011
Apr 03, 2011
The River of No Return
really liked it
I really enjoyed this time travel historical fantasy, due out in April 2013. I predict a hit. Engaging characters, thrilling romance, great historical ...more
Feb 2013
Feb 07, 2013
The Peach Keeper
liked it
Another book about southern small towns, relationships, and romance from Allen. This one had a lighter and not as creative a sprinkling of magical rea ...more
Apr 2011
Apr 20, 2011
The Complete Ivory: Gate of Ivory, Two-Bit Heroes, Guilt Edged Ivory
really liked it
This was a reread for me, after finally remembering enough plot details to sleuth it out in the library's Novelist database. It's a blend of futuristi ...more
Apr 2011
Apr 28, 2011
Matched (Matched, #1)
liked it
This is a dystopian young adult novel, set in a future world that is tightly controlled by The Society. It was decent, but I was prompted to read it f ...more
Oct 2011
Oct 16, 2011
Legend (Legend, #1)
really liked it
I've been reading a lot of Oregon history books recently for research purposes so i needed a YA break.
This was a blast of dystopian teen novel action
Dec 2011
Dec 11, 2011
The Scorpio Races
really liked it
Read this because Neil Hollands recommended it. And yep, it is quite good. It's a young adult book about two teenage riders on the (invented) isolated ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 09, 2012
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