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Capone: A Photographic Portrait of America's Most Notorious Gangster
3.52
liked it
Interesting collection of images digitized from original glass-plate negatives and prints, some not published before. As a Chicagoan it seems the worl ...more
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Aug 11, 2014
 
Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour
4.17
liked it
As a fan of Dita's style & stage shows I was thrilled the private star was sharing her beauty secrets. However this book is more of an encyclopedi ...more
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Apr 25, 2016
 
The Recipe Girl Cookbook: Dishing Out the Best Recipes for Entertaining and Every Day
3.55
it was ok
Nice cookbook from the author of the popular RecipeGirl.com blog. Excellent selection of recipes and when included beautiful food photography. I would ...more
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Jan 21, 2014
 
Recipe for Love
3.77
liked it
A nice contemporary romance, Zoe is a creative chef who wins a place in a televised cooking competition and in the process falls in love with one of t ...more
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Nov 14, 2013
 
Aunt Dimity's Death (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #1)
3.94
really liked it
While looking for a series to read until new books by mystery authors Tasha Alexander and Deanna Raybourn are published I stumbled across the Aunt Dim ...more
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Sep 25, 2015
 
Confessions at Midnight (Mayhem in Mayfair, #2)
3.83
really liked it
The 2nd story of the Ladies Literary Society of London members, this tale is Carolyn's, the beautiful widowed sister of Sarah (first book). The dashin ...more
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Mar 02, 2009
 
A Wallflower Christmas (Wallflowers, #4.5)
3.86
really liked it
A nice short read that revisits the Wallflower's and their families. When the elder brother of 2 of the Wallflower's (sisters Lillian and Daisy) arriv ...more
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Jan 11, 2010
 
The Graveyard Book
4.12
it was amazing
Delightfully spooky and inventive, Gaiman delivers a true spine tingling tale about a little boy raised by ghosts in a graveyard. After his family is ...more
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Feb 07, 2009
 
Almost a Bride (Almost, #2)
3.61
it was ok
After Arabella Lacey is left homeless by the death of her wastrel brother, the man involved in his death sets his sights on obtaining Arabella as his ...more
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Feb 23, 2010
 
The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook: Satisfying, Bold, and Flavorful Recipes from the Garden
3.31
it was ok
Author Petusevsky is a former Director of Food Development at Whole Foods, his time there obviously influences the ingredients he choses for his recip ...more
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Jan 21, 2014
 
Promise Me Tonight (Weston #1)
3.68
it was ok
Isabella Weston has loved her brother's best friend James Sheffield since she was a girl. James takes a little longer to fall in love with Isabella. T ...more
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Apr 19, 2010
 
Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales
4.25
really liked it
A charming look at author Beatrix Potter's life and love of gardening. Full of Potter's beautiful illustrations of her beloved characters, Peter Rabbi ...more
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Jan 16, 2014
 
Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (Two Dukes of Wyndham, #2)
3.55
it was ok
The followup to Julia Quinn's The Lost Duke of Wyndham, Mr. Cavendish, I Presume tells the story of Thomas Cavendish, who may or may not be the rightf ...more
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Oct 30, 2008
 
My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories
4.19
really liked it
Beautifully photographed book filled with delectable recipes and humorous stories of American David Lebovitz's culinary adventures in Paris. I enjoy a ...more
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Jul 22, 2014
 
Surrender to the Earl (Brides of Redemption, #2)
3.63
really liked it
It's a shame such a fun and spirited historical romance novel should have such a ridiculous title and cover. Regardless, author Gayle Callen has writt ...more
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Jul 21, 2014
 
How to Seduce a Scoundrel (How To #2)
3.78
it was ok
The 2nd in the series, this time it's Julianne (sister to Tristan from book 1) and Hawk's (best friend to Tristan) story. The usual dilemma of a coupl ...more
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Aug 02, 2012
 
Tempted At Midnight (Mayhem in Mayfair, #4)
3.97
really liked it
The 4th and final book in the Ladies Literary Society of London series, this is Emily's love story. Emily's three best friends are married off in the ...more
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Mar 10, 2009
 
Somewhere I'll Find You (Capital Theatre, #1)
3.79
really liked it
Interesting and unique characters make this a terrific read. Julia Hargate (AKA Jessica Wentworth) is London's newest celebrity, a stage actress who i ...more
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Jan 02, 2014
 
The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You
3.87
liked it
Like other "lifestyle" books I've read, Jessica Alba tries to hit it all: food, fashion, beauty, home, family etc. And she accomplishes a lot with The ...more
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Nov 07, 2013
 
An Invitation to Sin (Griffin Family, #2)
3.89
liked it
Second in the Griffin series, this is youngest brother Zachary's love story. While acting as traveling companion to his Aunt, Zachary attends a house ...more
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Jun 09, 2009
 
Jack the Ripper's Streets of Terror: Life During the Reign of Victorian London's Most Brutal Killer
4.08
really liked it
An excellent source on all things Jack the Ripper with additional information on the Victorian era and life in 1880's London. Gripping details of the ...more
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Mar 06, 2014
 
The Cool Factor: A Guide to Achieving Effortless Style, with Secrets from the Women Who Have It
3.24
it was ok
What I liked about the book: the photos and the models. Most of them middle age women who mix vintage, bargains and expensive designer items. What I d ...more
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Jan 15, 2017
 
Every Wish Fulfilled
3.67
really liked it
Heather Duval is the orphaned ward of an Earl and loved as their daughter. She runs her own estate and hires Damien Tremayne as her estate manager, al ...more
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Feb 20, 2009
 
The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (Bevelstoke, #1)
3.93
liked it
Young Miranda falls in love with the older brother of her best friend when she is only 10 years old. When Miranda grows up into a likable if not beaut ...more
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Oct 20, 2009
 
Good Food, Good Life: 130 Simple Recipes You'll Love to Make and Eat
3.85
it was ok
A beautifully photographed and styled cook-book but describing the recipes as "simple" is ridiculous. There were many recipes I was interested in tryi ...more
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Sep 25, 2015
 
How to Ravish a Rake (How To #3)
3.65
liked it
The 3rd in the series wraps up nicely for characters first introduced in Dreiling's first book, How to Marry a Duke. Shy Amy has found a passion for f ...more
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Aug 16, 2012
 
Waltz with a Stranger
3.40
really liked it
Impressed by author Pamela Sherwood's first historical romance and awaiting her 2nd in the fall of 2013. Sherwood created characters I cared about and ...more
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Jul 18, 2013
 
And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily, #1)
3.73
really liked it
After a colleague met the author at a local book event (she lives part time in Chicago) he raved about this series and the sassy and independent Lady ...more
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Oct 13, 2014
 
A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1)
3.94
it was amazing
This new series centers around the feisty, independent and fearless Veronica Speedwell. The book exceeded my expectations combining a terrific and uni ...more
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Nov 09, 2015
 
Silent in the Sanctuary (Lady Julia Grey, #2)
4.05
really liked it
After getting hooked on Lady Julia in the first book of the series, Silent in the Sanctuary moves from London to Italy and back to Lady Julia's ancest ...more
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Feb 26, 2015
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