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it was amazing
I have a feeling that the characters in "Christodora" will continue to haunt me for a while because this book is so well written. The Christodora is a ...more
Nov 27, 2016
Aug 07, 2016
The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko
it was amazing
Scott Stambach has written an incredibly moving story, laced with dark humor. Ivan Isaenko is a seventeen-year-old boy who has lived his whole life in ...more
Jul 18, 2016
Jun 17, 2016
Lady Cop Makes Trouble (Kopp Sisters, #2)
really liked it
This entertaining historical mystery is a sequel to Girl Waits with Gun. Sheriff Heath appoints Constance Kopp as a deputy sheriff, but the law is a b ...more
Mar 02, 2017
Jul 30, 2016
Jun 04, 2016
Good Morning, Midnight
really liked it
"It was as if there were no radio transmitters left in the world, or perhaps no souls to use them. He kept scanning. There was nothing."

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Sep 27, 2016
Jul 26, 2016
The Drifter (Peter Ash, #1)
really liked it
Ex-Marine Peter Ash had to search buildings full of danger during his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, the war veteran cannot stay indoors without ...more
Jun 09, 2016
Dec 09, 2015
In Wilderness
really liked it
Diane Thomas has written a tale of suspense and passion about two individuals who retreat to the wilderness, unable to survive in the modern world. Ka ...more
Apr 28, 2016
Jan 07, 2016
The Care and Management of Lies
really liked it
The Care and Management of Lies shows the comfort of love and friendship during the dark days of World War I. Best friends Thea Brissendon and Kezia M ...more
Jun 27, 2014
May 14, 2014
The Poacher's Daughter
really liked it
Michael Zimmer's love and knowledge of the Old West are evident in his book The Poacher's Daughter. Set in Montana Territory in 1885, Rose Edward's hu ...more
Dec 06, 2014
Sep 12, 2014
The Book of Unknown Americans
really liked it
Alma and Arturo Rivera traveled from Mexico to settle in a run-down apartment building in Delaware, and furnished it with items found on the side of t ...more
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 07, 2014
Death and Forgiveness
liked it
Anna has just buried her mother in Prague when her son calls with the news that her ex-husband Jan committed suicide. She and Jan were academics who h ...more
Sep 03, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
Winter: Five Windows on the Season
liked it
This book was written in conjunction with five 2011 Massey Lectures broadcast in Canada by the CBC. I was happy to receive it as a "First Read." The a ...more
Dec 12, 2011
Sep 24, 2011
Love Anthony
really liked it
Olivia Donatelli is trying to make a new life for herself on Nantucket after her autistic son Anthony died, and her husband separated from her. She's ...more
Jul 29, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
liked it
Jeanne Baret pretended to be a young man to work as an assistant to botanist Philibert Commerson on a voyage around the world in 1765. Dressed in men' ...more
Jan 30, 2012
Dec 07, 2011
Searching for Cecy: Reflections on Alzheimer's
really liked it
I was fortunate to receive this beautiful collection of poetry and artwork as a "first read". I intended to just read a couple of poems when it came i ...more
Dec 08, 2011
Dec 07, 2011
Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship
really liked it
Gail Caldwell has written a moving memoir about her friendship with Caroline Knapp, and the grief that followed her death. The two women, both talente ...more
Aug 11, 2011
Aug 10, 2011
Restless in Carolina (Southern Discomfort #3)
liked it
Bridget Pickwick Buchanan's family is selling the family estate, and this tree-hugging widow wants to make sure they find an environmentally friendly ...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
Dream Lake (Friday Harbor, #3)
really liked it
I was happy to receive this advance copy of the newest Friday Harbor romance because I have enjoyed the others in the series. The youngest Nolan broth ...more
May 23, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
Rainshadow Road (Friday Harbor #2)
really liked it
I had been introduced to some of the characters in this book when I read Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor so I was delighted to receive this book as a " ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
really liked it
The headmaster of a private school in Vermont watches a video of some drunken students involved in sexual acts. A freshman girl in the video is only f ...more
Dec 30, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
A Town Called Ruby Prairie (Ruby Prairie, #1)
liked it
Charlotte Carter, recently widowed, decided to open a home for foster children. She searched for the perfect town and decided on Ruby Prairie, a small ...more
Nov 06, 2011
Sep 11, 2011
Where You Left Me
really liked it
Where You Left Me is a beautiful memoir written by Jennifer Gardner Trulson who lost her husband in the attack on September 11, 2001 at the World Trad ...more
Sep 10, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
Eighteen Acres
really liked it
Eighteen Acres tells the story about three women in important positions in Washington D.C. that are trying to balance their demanding careers with the ...more
Oct 17, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles, #1)
really liked it
Jeffrey Archer has written a wonderful multigenerational story which takes place between the two World Wars. It is the first book in the Clifton trilo ...more
Aug 30, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
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