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The Old Peabody Pew: A Christmas Romance of a Country Church
3.41
really liked it
I remember as a small (but literate) child, examining books in my aunt's bookshelf and being told "Oh, you don't want that, that's just The Old Peabod ...more
Jan 24, 2016
Jan 26, 2016
 
Siracusa
3.43
really liked it
It took me rather a long time to read this book, not only because I was reading others at the same time, but because the characters were pretty much u ...more
Mar 25, 2017
Feb 16, 2017
 
The Dead of Winter
3.85
liked it
Having been born in Maine, lived in exile reading about Maine for many years, and moved back here a few years ago, I thought I'd have some trouble fin ...more
Aug 25, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
 
Maine
3.34
really liked it
I listened to Maine rather than read it because there were over 300 holds on 34 copies in our ILL system, but I just happened to see the audiobook on ...more
Oct 19, 2011
Oct 19, 2011
 
The Poacher's Son (Mike Bowditch, #1)
3.75
really liked it
Some months ago I won a copy of Paul Doiron's second novel, Trespasser in a drawing. I put it on the shelf, though, because I like to start a series a ...more
Dec 29, 2011
Jan 23, 2012
 
Twas the Night
3.59
liked it
This was a discounted Kindle book that I picked up for a fast, fun seasonal read. It's a romance novel which, while written by women, is told largely ...more
Dec 08, 2014
Dec 03, 2014
 
Scone Cold Dead (A Liss MacCrimmon Mystery, #2)
3.51
really liked it
The second in Kaitlyn Dunnett's Liss MacCrimmon series was very enjoyable, even better than the first. Liss, formerly a professional Scottish dancer, ...more
Jun 15, 2009
Jun 09, 2009
 
First Rite
3.50
liked it
I'm reading some of the shorter books in my Christmas collection on this rainy October day. First Rite: A Christmas Tradition is what I would call a " ...more
Oct 28, 2016
Oct 28, 2016
 
The Book of Old Houses (Home Repair is Homicide, #11)
3.58
really liked it
Some time ago, after the first couple of books in Sarah Graves's series about Jacobia Tiptree, someone (the publisher?) decided to subtitle them "Home ...more
Oct 26, 2009
Oct 17, 2009
 
A Face at the Window (Home Repair is Homicide, #12)
3.71
liked it
I'm not being totally fair in giving this book only three stars. It certainly held my interest, and the change from Graves' previous practice of telli ...more
Nov 17, 2009
Oct 31, 2009
 
Christmas in Maine
4.50
it was amazing
I actually have two editions of this book; one is a small pamphlet reprint published here in Brunswick (where Coffin taught at Bowdoin College for man ...more
Jan 03, 2016
Oct 28, 2016
 
Christmas Through the Years
4.00
really liked it
I enjoyed this book of short stories and novel excerpts by a Maine writer. Gladys Hasty Carroll, of South Berwick, told the stories of ordinary people ...more
not set
Apr 14, 2017
 
The Body in the Kelp (Faith Fairchild, #2)
3.71
really liked it
Faith Fairchild, whose idea of a summer vacation is a trip to the Hamptons, isn't sure she likes the idea of rusticating on an island in Penobscot Bay ...more
Mar 21, 2009
Mar 19, 2009
 
11/22/63
4.29
really liked it
I've finally done it -- I've read a Stephen King book all the way through. A time travel story can always draw me in, and this one had the novelty of ...more
Jul 12, 2012
Oct 01, 2012
 
Threads of Evidence (Mainely Needlepoint, #2)
3.97
really liked it
Second in a series by a favorite local mystery author. Lea Wait's stories are cozy but not TOO cozy. Protagonist Angie Curtis returned to little Haven ...more
Dec 14, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
 
Here If You Need Me: A True Story
3.96
it was amazing
Kate Braestrup has written a fine memoir of her path to becoming the Chaplain of the Maine State Warden Service (the game wardens). A Unitarian Univer ...more
Mar 29, 2008
Mar 14, 2008
 
Olive Kitteridge
3.78
liked it
I was born in the area where this book is set, and now live there again. But because my father was in the Army, I never felt trapped here as Elizabeth ...more
Apr 21, 2017
Jan 12, 2017
 
A House to Die For (Darby Farr, #1)
3.48
liked it
Very enjoyable mystery set in Maine that kept me guessing almost to the thrilling end! I plan to read more of this series about a real estate agent. F ...more
Apr 13, 2017
Apr 08, 2017
 
Blueberries for Sal
4.18
it was amazing
Classic story of summer in Maine, this is one of the books I frequently give as a baby gift. I never get tired of the story or McCloskey's wonderful p ...more
Jan 1978
Mar 11, 2014
 
Trespasser (Mike Bowditch, #2)
3.90
liked it
Second in a series about a Maine Game Warden. Mike Bowditch is a lot younger than most mystery/detective protagonists, and it shows. He's always doing ...more
Mar 09, 2016
Mar 18, 2016
 
Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man
4.11
really liked it
Although I dearly love McCloskey's illustrations for Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, and Make Way for Ducklings, sometimes kids need color, ...more
Jan 1977
Mar 11, 2014
 
Abide with Me
3.78
it was amazing
One of the best books I read in 2007. A small-town Congregational minister in 1950s Maine deals with the death of his wife, who was not really a very ...more
Feb 2007
Jan 03, 2008
 
Kilt Dead (A Liss MacCrimmon Mystery, #1)
3.51
really liked it
Enjoyable first in a planned series, featuring a Scottish dancer with knee problems who returns to her hometown in the western mountains of Maine to h ...more
Dec 2007
Jan 20, 2008
 
Nail Biter (Home Repair is Homicide, #9)
3.78
liked it
Set in Eastport, Maine, this is the latest (at the time) in a series about a former financial wizard who restores an old house and solves crimes in a ...more
Jan 2007
Jan 03, 2008
 
Chosen for Death (Thea Kozak, #1)
3.87
really liked it
First in a series featuring amateur sleuth Thea Kozak,a private school consultant who keeps getting involved in murder. In this one, it's her adopted ...more
Dec 2007
Jan 20, 2008
 
Twisted Threads (Mainely Needlepoint, #1)
3.88
really liked it
The start of a fine new series by a favorite local author. Intriguing characters, great setting and fascinating plot combine to make this a worthy add ...more
Jul 03, 2015
Jan 03, 2015
 
Exploring Maine On Country Roads And Byways
3.50
really liked it
Although the prices and a few other things are outdated now, this is still a good guidebook for exploring Maine.
Jan 1994
Jan 03, 2008
 
Ho-Ho-Homicide (A Liss MacCrimmon Mystery)
3.68
None
not set
Sep 01, 2016
 
Murder With Puffins (Meg Langslow, #2)
3.82
None
not set
Jun 02, 2012
 
The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean
3.96
it was ok
None
not set
Oct 15, 2011
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