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Cash Call (Stan Turner, #4)
did not like it
I won this as a First Reads giveaway on Goodreads and was surprised to receive an audio mp3 and not a printed book. I listened to as much of the book ...more
Dec 06, 2011
Nov 09, 2011
God Is Real: The Stunning New Convergence of Science and Spirituality
it was ok
It took me a while to get through this book. Mr. Patel seemed to keep repeating himself, and in so doing lost my interest. The convergences of ancient ...more
Oct 20, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
The Intercept (Jeremy Fisk, #1)
really liked it
Dick Wolf has written a first rate thriller that kept me turning the pages. The plot line was multi-layered and made you hope that real life terrorist ...more
Dec 15, 2012
Nov 13, 2012
Tail Spin (FBI Thrillers, #12)
liked it
Ms. Coulter has produced an enjoyable, page turner that keeps you guessing, but it has a major problem early on. The plot device she uses to bring pot ...more
Aug 12, 2012
Jun 01, 2012
Henry and Rachel
it was ok
There should be something special about a story that gets told time and time again. This tale repeated over and over, each time from the perspective o ...more
Nov 2013
Sep 18, 2013
The Year We Left Home
liked it
This is a well-written character-driven book about a Mid-western family over the span of 30 years. While I found many of the author’s accounts interes ...more
Mar 18, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
The Paris Wife
liked it
This is the tale of Ernest Hemingways’ first wife Hadley and their life together. Even though their marriage included moving to Paris and becoming par ...more
Dec 23, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Ghellow Road
it was ok
I won this book through the First Reads program and it arrived promptly with kind and hopeful words from the author. This made me want to like it, and ...more
May 03, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
The Reckoning (Maeve Kerrigan #2)
really liked it
I am always pleased when a detective story manages to surprise me. This tale started out slowly and built momentum as it progressed. The original focu ...more
Jul 07, 2012
May 07, 2012
The Bedlam Detective (Sebastian Becker, #2)
liked it
The “Bedlam Detective,” Sebastian Becker, used to be a Pinkerton man, but returned to his native England in 1912, where he is employed as the Lord Cha ...more
Apr 11, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
The Next Time You See Me
it was ok
I found THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME to be a kaleidoscope of a book, it is filled with bright, unusual imagery, but only with great effort is it possible ...more
Jun 10, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
The Collini Case
liked it
A young, untested German defense lawyer, Caspar Leinen, becomes involved in a case that pits morality against legality. His client is a sixty seven ye ...more
Sep 15, 2013
Aug 04, 2013
Pale Horses (Jade de Jong, #4)
really liked it
This was my introduction to South African private investigator Jade De Jong and it made me want to read the three previous novels by Mackenzie. This b ...more
Apr 09, 2013
Jan 12, 2013
The Big Cat Nap (Mrs. Murphy, #20)
liked it
This is a fun little homespun mystery set in rural Virginia. Harry Haristeen, a 40 year old woman farmer, has an unstoppable curiosity. When the mecha ...more
Feb 18, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce, #4)
really liked it
This book was the perfect antidote after my failed attempt at reading THE CHILD”S CHILD by Barbara Vine. I AM HALF SICK OF SHADOWS is set in Flavia de ...more
Dec 15, 2012
Nov 13, 2012
A Stranger Like You
it was ok
Happy to get another First Reads win. Thanks Goodreads!
Cleverness can be a good thing in a novel, but in A Stranger Like You the author tries too har
Aug 05, 2010
Jul 09, 2010
for she, who kept the other alphabet (BlankVerseDead folio series)
it was ok
This is a very short (six pages) pamplet of poetry, the uniting theme of which seems to be what will and will not be. Alternate lines in the poem beg ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Dec 28, 2011
Top Down
did not like it
This book was disappointing. A novel based on the events surrounding JFK’s assassination sounded intriguing, but this book offers little of merit. The ...more
Oct 20, 2013
Sep 27, 2013
The Carriage House
it was ok
Louisa Hall is a talented writer who is able to keep her storyline moving forward. Unfortunately, I did not find the story she had to tell to be a ver ...more
Mar 09, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
The Stolen Chalice (John Sinclair Mystery #2)
liked it
Kitty Pilgrim provides plenty of twists and turns in this Indiana Jones style mystery. Her hero is an archaeologist named John Sinclair, who is recrui ...more
Aug 05, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
Gone Missing (Kate Burkholder, #4)
liked it
The best part of this book is Castillos’ sharing of her knowledge of the Amish culture. It allows most of us to get a glimpse of a part of America tha ...more
Aug 02, 2012
May 28, 2012
Coyote Healer, Coyote Curandero
it was ok
This book really deserves two ratings. First, a rating for it’s visionary concept of a society where all people are valued and respected regardless of ...more
Jun 02, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
Bad Boy (Inspector Banks, #19)
liked it
Thanks Goodreads for another First Reads win. I always enjoy a good mystery.

Because the crimes are committed during the course of the story rather tha
Oct 11, 2010
Aug 25, 2010
The Inn at Rose Harbor / When First They Met (Rose Harbor #0.5-1)
liked it
If you are a fan of the film “It’s a Wonderful Life” you will probably enjoy this book. Macombers’ characters are not without problems, but eventually ...more
Sep 2013
Jun 30, 2013
A Thousand Lives
liked it
Although well researched and presented, I had a tough time getting through this book. It is the story of how a dream became a nightmare. Scheeres comb ...more
Nov 23, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
Jack 1939
really liked it
This is a very interesting work of historical fiction featuring a young Jack Kennedy as the main character. Kennedy is recruited by FDR as a covert ag ...more
Jul 28, 2012
Jun 01, 2012
An Unexpected Guest
liked it
When I saw this title in the Goodreads giveaways, my first thought went to Agatha Christie’s murder mystery. Though Korkeakivi’s book isn’t as siniste ...more
Mar 30, 2012
Mar 11, 2012
The Other Son (Brinkmann Trilogy #2)
liked it
This crime thriller is certainly fast paced and keeps you on the edge of your seat, but it is also quite convoluted, with lots of characters whose loy ...more
Jul 29, 2015
Jun 19, 2015
it was ok
Joyce has written a sad tale of the fragility of life. She tells the story using two voices, one from 1972 and one from present day in alternating cha ...more
Feb 16, 2014
Dec 13, 2013
The Good Suicides
really liked it
There have been three suicides of employees of the same Barcelona cosmetics firm. In addition, all of these employees had been participants in the sam ...more
Mar 27, 2014
Feb 10, 2014
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