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Paris
3.95
liked it
While I really like Rutherfurd's work and I've read several of his books, this was my least favorite. Unlike any of his other sagas of cities and thei ...more
Mar 14, 2017
Feb 19, 2017
 
The Storyteller
4.26
liked it
Jodi Picoult is an amazing author. She writes well and I know that I will look for other books by her. However, this particular book, had certain flaw ...more
Dec 20, 2016
Dec 15, 2016
 
The Anatomy of Deception
3.57
really liked it
An interesting read and a book that will keep me thinking about the characters and the questions that it focuses on. The setting is Philadelphia in th ...more
Oct 02, 2017
Sep 22, 2017
 
Bittersweet
3.44
liked it
I liked this book, but had a little trouble identifying with the characters or, for that matter, finding a character that I either liked or admired. T ...more
Jan 19, 2017
Jan 13, 2017
 
The Bookman’s Tale
3.74
liked it
What a fun read this was. A bibliophile meets a gal in college and falls in love. His desire is to find the BIG SCORE that will not only be worth a lo ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2017
Feb 12, 2017
 
The House Between Tides
3.69
liked it
Good read. The plot takes place in two time periods 100 years apart. There is a huge old home in Scotland's Outer Hebrides that Hetty inherits and she ...more
May 17, 2017
May 09, 2017
 
America's First Daughter
4.21
it was ok
Wow, difficult to tell how disappointed I was with this book. It is the story of Thomas Jefferson's daughter written by two authors. The collaboration ...more
Jan 07, 2017
Dec 20, 2016
 
The Book That Matters Most
3.81
really liked it
A wonderful read about a woman starting life over after her husband leaves her for someone else. The main character is lucky enough to have a friend w ...more
Apr 19, 2017
Apr 09, 2017
 
The Goldfinch
3.87
it was ok
What a horribly disappointing book! I've read all of Tartt's other books and more than just enjoyed them. This one is a book that any good editor shou ...more
Aug 17, 2015
Aug 13, 2015
 
Belgravia
3.71
really liked it
What an amazing read. I really enjoyed this book and the tale of the upper crust in England from the battle of Waterloo through the next twenty years ...more
May 11, 2017
May 09, 2017
 
A Reliable Wife
3.25
really liked it
I've never read anything by Goolrick before, but he's a wonderful writer. It's the kind of writing that I WISH I could write (where I set the book dow ...more
Nov 25, 2014
Nov 15, 2014
 
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
3.73
really liked it
An extraordinary book that we just couldn't put down. The story starts and ends in two enormous fires in New York City only about 2 months apart, the ...more
Apr 25, 2017
Apr 25, 2017
 
The Daughter's Walk
3.75
liked it
Good story about family and how we define family. It's a story that takes place at the turn of the century about a mother and her oldest daughter who ...more
Jun 13, 2017
Jun 11, 2017
 
Bone in the Throat
3.33
it was ok
A light little murder mystery filled with chefs and cooking, like you're surprised. It was a fun, fast read and I will read another of his but would l ...more
Jul 05, 2013
May 21, 2012
 
The Risk of Darkness (Simon Serrailler, #3)
3.93
really liked it
Another (the 3rd in the series) of the Simon Serrailler Mysteries. I really enjoy Hill, she writes a cast of characters that you can really understand ...more
Jan 06, 2016
Jan 02, 2016
 
A Man Called Ove
4.35
really liked it
I so enjoyed this book about a old curmudgeon who is grieving the loss of his wife and can't seem to find a reason to go on living. His story is told ...more
Feb 12, 2017
Feb 01, 2017
 
Ham on Rye
4.16
liked it
Wow, what to say about this book/author. I'm ambivalent about the book. I laughed heartily in several places but, wonder seriously if most guys really ...more
Dec 13, 2013
Dec 03, 2013
 
Old Filth (Old Filth, #1)
3.93
it was ok
I can't believe I'm even giving this book 2 stars! I couldn't find one thing that I liked or enjoyed about any of the cast of characters. None of them ...more
Jun 14, 2015
Jun 05, 2015
 
The Various Haunts of Men (Simon Serrailler, #1)
3.81
liked it
First in the series that I am hooked on reading. The author knows how to spin a tail and I was surprised at the end. She has little fear of following ...more
Dec 26, 2015
Dec 13, 2015
 
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
3.75
really liked it
This is a really fine mystery based in Ireland with the focus it is a police procedural but so much more. The main character can certainly not be call ...more
Nov 07, 2016
Oct 25, 2016
 
Sacred Hearts
3.74
liked it
Sarah Dunant is a wonderful writer. I love her work and I would certainly given this one more stars except that the subject matter was very disagreeab ...more
May 16, 2015
May 02, 2015
 
Go Set a Watchman
3.31
liked it
I may be one of the few but I found this book a poor second cousin of To Kill a Mockingbird. I think I've been more than generous giving it 3 stars bu ...more
Oct 20, 2015
Oct 20, 2015
 
Olive Kitteridge
3.78
really liked it
Beautifully written book and so unusual in its style. Naturally, it's about a woman, Olive Kitteridge, but it is not a straight forward look at the ch ...more
Dec 20, 2016
Dec 10, 2016
 
March
3.74
liked it
Interesting book written about the father in "Little Women". I thought this would be a much better read than it turned out to be. I had heard that it ...more
Mar 07, 2015
Jan 31, 2015
 
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
3.64
really liked it
What an incredible story-line. I think it might not be quite as impressive if you are a reader who is in their 30s or younger because you would not be ...more
Mar 25, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
 
The Patron Saint of Liars
3.77
really liked it
One of Patchett's first novels this is a wonderful read! The author always gives us unusual characters in unusual settings and such an incredible plot ...more
May 21, 2015
May 05, 2015
 
Chocolat (Chocolat, #1)
3.95
liked it
I love Harris's writing and I liked this book, but the characters were not quite believable nor were any of them likable. It's a novel that could be d ...more
Nov 26, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
 
Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy, #3)
4.04
really liked it
The final of the Century trilogy this was the best one yet. Yes, he goes a bit overboard on the descriptions of the horrors of war and the salaciousne ...more
Dec 13, 2016
Nov 19, 2016
 
The Templar Legacy (Cotton Malone, #1)
3.81
liked it
a fine story that reminds me very much of the Da Vinci code. Ah, the Templar's are alive and well with all sorts of shenanigans going on. Our hero is ...more
Sep 08, 2015
Aug 28, 2015
 
All He Ever Wanted
3.19
it was ok
This is not the best book I've read by Anita Shreve. The author write from the perspective of a man who teaches at a private school at the turn of the ...more
Jun 05, 2015
May 21, 2015
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