Bookshelves

All (2271)

 
Go Set a Watchman
3.31
really liked it
I'll divide this into positives and negatives.

I am someone who hates sugar coating things. For example, if I make my husband a dessert he doesn't lik
...more
Jul 19, 2015
Feb 03, 2015
 
Princess Elizabeth's Spy (Maggie Hope Mystery, #2)
3.88
it was amazing

Finally able to write a review!

Maggie Hope is assigned to be a tutor for the young princess and she quickly realizes that this is hardly a fluff assi
...more
Jun 23, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
 
The Storm Sister
4.31
it was ok
Dear author: This rhetoric that you have regarding an adopted child finding their “real” parents has to stop. It’s incredibly insulting to the parents ...more
Oct 14, 2017
Mar 14, 2016
 
A Share in Death (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #1)
3.80
it was ok
Very much an eh story. I'll continue with the series because other mystery lover friends of mine enjoy it but this wasn't the best of starts w me
Nov 27, 2016
Jan 29, 2016
 
Americanah
4.27
really liked it
This was a wonderful book and will stick with me for a very long time. It gave me a great deal to think about regarding race, the immigrant experience ...more
Aug 28, 2015
Jul 05, 2015
 
The Sweetest Hallelujah
3.71
it was ok
What a disappointment. I found this to be so unrealistic and SO predictable. People previously mad at each other (with good reason, mind you) become t ...more
Aug 20, 2013
May 23, 2013
 
An Unmarked Grave (Bess Crawford, #4)
3.85
it was ok
I really wanted to like this series and this book but now I feel as if I have to simply break up with it. I was very interested in this book in partic ...more
Aug 12, 2017
Jun 23, 2013
 
Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope Mystery, #1)
3.67
really liked it


If I could I would have given this a 4.5. Loved this spunky smart-as-hell heroine and very much look forward to more from this series!

for more, pleas
...more
May 04, 2012
Nov 06, 2011
 
Justice Hall (Mary Russell, #6)
4.20
it was ok
I love this series but I just didn't care for this one at all.
Oct 31, 2016
Nov 04, 2016
 
Freeman
4.29
it was amazing
Such a wonderful thought-provoking book
Dec 10, 2013
Jul 22, 2012
 
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
3.47
it was ok
Dr. Taylor below asked me my reasoning for two stars so I shall try my best to state why


I guess I should be forthright: I'm not someone who enjoys an
...more
May 20, 2013
Dec 11, 2012
 
Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante (Maggie Hope Mystery, #5)
3.82
it was amazing
Review to come this upcoming week but this was my favorite Maggie Hope book. Might be biased seeing as how it was set in DC.

I really enjoyed the lates
...more
Aug 02, 2015
Feb 06, 2015
 
The Joy Luck Club
3.90
really liked it
Absolutely Beautiful! I was struck by this paragraph close to the end:

"And now at the airport, after shaking hands with everybody, waving good-bye, I
...more
Aug 08, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
 
A Fountain Filled with Blood (Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries, #2)
3.96
it was ok
I really loved the first one but this second one was a doubie for me. Not a fan of the mystery and I felt there was too much discussion of property di ...more
Aug 10, 2015
Jul 19, 2015
 
A Bitter Truth (Bess Crawford, #3)
3.89
it was ok
I had issue with the initial premise of this book.
Main character is good Samaritan
Main character gets her holiday leave usurped.

I love a historical m
...more
Mar 10, 2017
Jun 09, 2013
 
His Majesty's Hope (Maggie Hope Mystery, #3)
3.97
it was amazing
Wonderful third book in a series for which I anxiously await the fourth book!

Review listed here
Apr 05, 2013
Sep 11, 2012
 
When We Were Strangers
3.82
really liked it
**spoiler alert** This book took some time to get going for be but once it did, i thoroughly enjoyed it.

I found myself conflicted from time to time w
...more
Mar 19, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
 
All Loves Excelling
3.26
it was ok
interesting book about what happens when parents put their expections for themselves on their children
Jan 2003
Aug 31, 2007
 
The Gallery of Vanished Husbands
3.55
Nervous about this because the story sounds interesting but I didn't like Tyneford
not set
Aug 27, 2013
 
Everyone Brave is Forgiven
3.79
it was ok
I thought it was an ok story but nothing spectacular
Apr 02, 2017
Nov 11, 2015
 
Burial Rites
4.02
really liked it
If I could, I think I'd give this 4.5 stars.
Dec 30, 2013
Sep 28, 2013
 
The Midwife of Venice
3.58
really liked it
At the heart of this book is a very simple story--two people doing everything they can to reunite. For that I simply loved this book. But the setting ...more
Jun 05, 2012
Jun 01, 2012
 
Keeping the House
3.73
liked it
This book is very hot and cold for me.

I appreciate the historical fiction component of this book. It's interesting to hear about roles of particular
...more
Feb 27, 2011
Feb 01, 2011
 
The Thirteenth Tale
3.95
All of my friends have said "oh mi god! You must read this book!"
Read up to 2/3 of it an just couldn't get into it. Not my cup of tea
not set
Feb 08, 2013
 
Longbourn
3.62
liked it
Usually get annoyed at all the different takes contemporary authors out on P&P but this does look interesting. Got it as an ARC from my husband's ...more
Nov 20, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
 
When Parents Die: Learning to Live with the Loss of a Parent
4.33
it was ok
I got some nice insight from this book but I wish there was more emphasis on adult children. The book's chapters on the first and second year after a ...more
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
really liked it
If I could, I'd give the whole series a 5-star rating but this book would get 3.5.

I enjoyed this book and I actually like how it ended but I didn't l
...more
Feb 29, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
 
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.06
really liked it
I tend to like the main character's thought process in light of the events that occurred in the previous book. There were times when this thoughtfulne ...more
May 13, 2012
May 04, 2012
 
The Brutal Telling (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #5)
4.23
liked it
I'd want to give it 3.5 stars. They mystery has a lot of side stories most of it irrelevant to the story which got tiresome. But I still very much lov ...more
Sep 27, 2015
Oct 10, 2014
 
Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1)
3.77
really liked it
Think of Bridget Jones, with a Royal Title, in Edwardian England and you'll have Lady Georgiana.

Very light, funny and quirky mystery. Looking forward
...more
Mar 03, 2012
Jan 18, 2012
Rss infinite
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 75 76