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Kiss an Angel
it was ok
Daisy, a woman everyone takes to be a spoiled brat, marries a man her father picks out for her. It's either six months of marriage or jail and she pic ...more
May 2007
May 29, 2007
The Watchers (The Angelus trilogy, #1)
really liked it
Went into this thinking, "Didn't Victor Hugo write some little thing like this?" Shame on me for, one, never actually having read Hugo's tome and, two ...more
May 30, 2012
May 29, 2012
Lady of Milkweed Manor
liked it
"Romantic" novel set in 1800-something. Girl gets pregnant, refuses to name the father of her child. Father kicks her out and she ends up at a laying- ...more
Feb 11, 2009
Feb 12, 2009
Bloody Jack (Bloody Jack, #1)
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Fun book about a girl from the London slums who boards a British Navy boat as a boy. In my library it's a Young Adult book, but it's ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 23, 2007
Blue Skies
liked it
This was a different book than I expected. It sounds like it's supposed to be a romance, and there are elements of that, but it's not really. It's a s ...more
Oct 06, 2012
Oct 06, 2012
Night Magic
really liked it
The quotes at the beginning of this book are from The Phantom of the Opera and Beauty and the Beast . Serving as the inspiration, the story follows a ...more
Apr 2007
Apr 23, 2007
Island Apart
liked it
Island Apart is a love story, cookbook, history lesson, gazetteer, and visit to the psychologist all rolled together. Add a dash of the literary publi ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 02, 2012
Before I Wake
it was ok
The story was pretty interesting. Rae's quit the FBI after an undercover case went very badly. She's returning home to work with a friend and former c ...more
Jul 24, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood
really liked it
Montgomery's subtitle may be a little misleading. It's more like "geologists investigate" -- a history of geology with Noah's flood being a turning po ...more
Oct 2012
Sep 18, 2012
Darius: Lord of Pleasures (Lonely Lords, #1)
liked it
Darius is a second son of an earl. He's trying to take care of his family the best he can, since his father's worthless. His choice of occupation isn' ...more
Feb 15, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
Hot Six (Stephanie Plum, #6)
liked it
What? It's over already? *sigh*

I love to laugh when I read Janet Evanovich's stories. Stephanie gets in some really silly situations. And some really
Aug 17, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
The Cove
really liked it
Rash's book reminds me a little of Cold Mountain in feel. Having lived in Kentucky and West Virginia, I've actually been to places physically like the ...more
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 17, 2012
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Jesus' 40 days in the desert. Five people go into the desert and meet up with a woman and her husband who should have died. Jesus in ...more
Jan 2005
Apr 02, 2007
liked it
Strange book.

Non-sequential (sort of) story line about a boy, Peter, who's been in institutions his whole life. He gets to a school that's being used
Nov 2000
Aug 03, 2007
Heart of a Shepherd
really liked it
Wonderful story about a young boy whose brothers and father must leave their ranch in Idaho to go to school and to war. Left with his grandparents and ...more
Sep 20, 2010
Sep 25, 2010
Every Young Woman's Battle: Guarding Your Mind, Heart, and Body in a Sex-Saturated World
liked it
Went through this book with the girls in my teen Sunday school class. Just finished up. We're all quite happy to be done, but I think it was worthwhil ...more
Aug 12, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
Reclaiming Nick
liked it
Books where the majority of the conflict comes because people won't talk to each other annoy me greatly. Which is why this is getting only 3 stars. Pr ...more
Mar 14, 2014
Mar 14, 2014
Faith Under Fire: An Army Chaplain's Memoir
it was ok
I've been looking at this book on the shelf for a while intending to read it. With Veterans Day, it seemed like a good excuse to pick it up. The chapt ...more
Nov 10, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
A Beautiful Blue Death (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #1)
it was ok
I think I'll take my tea now, thank you.

I'm not even sure how to respond to this. Stultifying, I'll go with that. And I'm not sure if it's on purpose
Oct 22, 2014
Oct 29, 2014
The Lightkeeper
liked it
A book like this makes me want to run away and find a rocky shore, buy a house and escape from the world. Which is the opposite of the point of this b ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 22, 2008
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
liked it
Three and a half stars, maybe. Reminded me of A Monster Calls in theme and style: A young boy caught up in something bigger than himself. Maybe toss i ...more
Jul 06, 2013
Jul 06, 2013
Don't Cry for Me (Rebel Ridge, #2)
liked it
Recovering from injuries sustained in Afghanistan, Mariah Conrad finds a place to heal when Quinn Walker takes her to Rebel Ridge. They'd served toget ...more
Apr 21, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1)
it was ok
Didn't like this very much. It was a fun story but not given the detail I would have appreciated. Then again, it covers a few years in a girl's life i ...more
Jan 2001
Jan 23, 2008
Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes
liked it
Stories that intermingle. I'm not sure why it starts with Ralf and then leaves him behind. It suggests that he might be the main focus, but really it ...more
Dec 27, 2010
Dec 28, 2010
The Proposal (The Survivors' Club, #1)
really liked it
Gwen wanders onto a beach and ends up stranded with a badly sprained ankle. Hugo comes to her grudging rescue. Teased by his friends for returning fro ...more
May 20, 2012
May 21, 2012
Along Came Jones
liked it
Big city girl gets lured out to Big Sky country by an unscrupulous boss. On the run from cops who won't believe she's innocent and a drug cartel who t ...more
May 2007
May 08, 2007
Not My Father's Son
liked it
Alan Cumming discovers a few truths about his family and himself . . . and shares it with us all. A very accessible but not always easy book.
Feb 2015
Jan 31, 2015
Love Letters
it was ok
I always have such high hopes for Katie Fforde's books. I don't know why, because they really are all about the same. It was readable, though so much ...more
Jan 23, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
liked it
Not sure I'll read the others. I heard they're making a movie out of this and thought I'd read it. Going to be interesting to see how they do it. Firs ...more
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I really enjoyed this book from our Young Adult section. Interesting idea, well played out.

In this world, children born with eyes of
Mar 2009
Mar 09, 2009
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