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A Walk Across the Sun
4.13
really liked it
I have to admit that the endorsement by John Grisham, one of my all-time favourite legal thriller writers, enticed me to read A Walk Across the Sun. T ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
 
If You Were Me and Lived In...India: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World
4.71
it was amazing
The around the world trip continues with former teacher Carole P. Roman as your guided tour in this children's book, If You Were Me and Lived in India ...more
Apr 07, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
 
M.C. Higgins, the Great
3.43
it was ok
I had never heard of this novel before requesting a copy with NetGalley. The synopsis intrigued me. This is the story of a boy, aged 13, who dreams of ...more
May 04, 2011
May 05, 2011
 
American Dervish
3.66
liked it
When I picked up a copy of American Dervish, I was immediately immersed in the story and didn't want to put the book down. Ayad Akhtar writes compelli ...more
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
 
If You Were Me and Lived In...India: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World
4.71
it was amazing
The around the world trip continues with former teacher Carole P. Roman as your guided tour in this children's book, If You Were Me and Lived in India ...more
Apr 07, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
 
The Unfinished Garden
3.72
really liked it
The garden is the perfect metaphor for the change, growth, potential and obstacles the characters within An Unfinished Garden encounter. Ever changing ...more
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
 
Whaley's Big Adventure
4.56
it was amazing
Whaley's Big Adventure is an entertaining and informative book sure to please young children, particularly those fascinated by these enormous creature ...more
Feb 23, 2014
Mar 02, 2014
 
If You Were Me and Lived in ...Norway: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World
4.68
really liked it
If You Were Me and Lived in Norway is the third in the "If You Were Me..." series written by author Carole P. Roman. With a teaching background, Carol ...more
Sep 28, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
 
The Care and Management of Lies
3.66
liked it
100 years ago the First World War commenced and there have been and will be several memorials in honour of those who fought, survived, or gave their l ...more
Jun 07, 2014
Jun 07, 2014
 
Pocket Full of Posies (Hostage Negotiation Team #3)
4.25
really liked it
Oddly, I don't recall reading how this novel got its title. I thought I'd find something along the lines of the children's verse: "Ring around the ros ...more
Dec 29, 2013
Dec 30, 2013
 
The Professor (McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers #1)
4.27
really liked it
When the author of Forrest Gump, Winston Groom, said The Professor was "gripping from the first page to last" he was bang on. I began this book Saturd ...more
Feb 05, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
 
The Passing Bells (Passing Bells, #1)
3.78
For the lover of history, particularly war, these novels will breathe life into the very stories of old. Of the fight for freedom, for land and man... ...more
Mar 22, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
 
The Isolation Door
3.45
liked it
The Isolation Door is a coming of age story mingled with mental illness, shame, desires, love, denial, secrets, and loyalty. A first person look into ...more
Feb 15, 2014
Feb 08, 2014
 
Forgotten
3.66
it was amazing
Forgotten is that good friend you welcome with open arms, sharing a world of life, strife and triumphs, with a few tears and good laughs along the way ...more
May 09, 2012
May 09, 2012
 
Reflections Of A Successful Wallflower: Lessons In Business; Lessons In Life
4.50
really liked it
A thoroughly enjoyable read, Reflections of a Successful Wallflower will have you laughing, shedding tears, and shaking your head in wonder! Andrea Mi ...more
Jun 29, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
 
The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules
3.24
it was amazing
With all the recent cuts at their retirement home, Martha and her friends couldn't help compare their circumstances to those of prisoners. In fact, th ...more
Jan 2015
Feb 07, 2015
 
Mrs. Queen Takes the Train
3.58
really liked it
Mrs. Queen Takes the Train tackles such things as depression, status, roles, expectations and relationships, as well you might expect considering it i ...more
Oct 26, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
 
The Girl Who Came Home
3.83
really liked it
As a Titanic buff, I was excited to read The Girl Who Came Home, mainly because this isn't so much a work of fictional characters as it is a work of f ...more
May 08, 2014
May 07, 2014
 
Supreme Justice (Reeder and Rogers #1)
3.76
really liked it
Supreme Justice is definitely driven by the plot rather than by the characters and it is a real page turner. In a book like this, I don't mind a lack ...more
Aug 15, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
 
The Monogram Murders
3.24
it was amazing
I've been an Agatha Christie fan for a few decades so when I heard Sophie Hannah was going to write a Hercule Poirot novel I was excited. Though Poiro ...more
Oct 14, 2014
Oct 15, 2014
 
In Mint Condition: 2013
3.80
liked it
In the fashion of masters like Stephen King (whom the editor is an obvious fan of - see the advertisements interspersed within the book) and Alfred Hi ...more
Feb 16, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
 
Second Life
3.24
liked it
Julia has a loving husband and son, a career as a photographer and a secret. Jayne has a lover, likes playing games, taking risks...within reason. Jay ...more
Jul 21, 2015
Jul 21, 2015
 
Hidden
3.44
it was amazing
Beneath the surface, lies lay Hidden, truths distorted, and relationships complex. The death of Jeff in a motor vehicle accident sends worlds collidin ...more
Apr 20, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
 
Fly Away (Firefly Lane, #2)
3.94
it was amazing
Life and death define us. So do emotions and memories. Sometimes life is difficult and we just want to escape, to Fly Away. Not so different from the ...more
May 2014
May 07, 2014
 
100 Perks of Having Cancer: Plus 100 Health Tips for Surviving It!
4.71
really liked it
Twenty-one years ago this August my father died of lung cancer. My step-father has battled with prostate cancer. An uncle with prostate cancer. My sis ...more
Feb 08, 2014
Feb 07, 2014
 
An Intimate Murder (Catherine O'Brien Mystery #3)
4.16
really liked it
Case returns with the third book in this mystery series starring Catherine O'Brien who's a little mouthy, somewhat average though her handsome husband ...more
Oct 27, 2014
Nov 03, 2014
 
My Life in a Nutshell
4.23
it was amazing
My Life in a Nutshell is the story of two unlikely friends. Brian, a 37 year old custodian at a local school who suffers for anxiety and 7 year old Ab ...more
Sep 07, 2014
Sep 07, 2014
 
The Hungry Family Slow Cooker Cookbook
3.96
it was amazing
I love my slow cooker! When our children were younger it was a real life saver because I could throw the ingredients in and let it take over. Regardle ...more
Mar 11, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
 
Other Voices, Other Rooms
3.82
really liked it
A young Truman Capote could be this same boy in the novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms. In fact, it's been said this novel is the closest thing to being ...more
Oct 2014
Oct 15, 2014
 
However Long the Night: Molly Melching's Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph
4.13
liked it
"Molly Melching saw a deeply disturbing but deeply entrenched practice and refused to accept that it couldn't be stopped. Her relentless efforts are p ...more
May 17, 2013
May 25, 2013
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