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Mary 1. Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider
2. The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton
3. 13 rue Terese by Elena Mauli Shapiro

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Mary 4. The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship by Lisa Verge Higgins

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Mary 5. Scandal of the Season by Laura Lee Guhrke

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Mary 6. Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr

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Christy (christy_t) Mary wrote: "4. The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship by Lisa Verge Higgins"

What did you think of this one? It looked interesting when I saw it in a new release email from somewhere.

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Mary I thought it was pretty good (4/5 stars). Liked it, didn't love it.

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Christy (christy_t) Thanks!

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Mary 7. Caribou Island by David Vann (4/5 stars). Very bleak but the writing is so good. Will read more by this author.

Goodreads First Reads review copy.

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Mary 8. The House of Six Doors by Patricia Selbert (4/5stars)
Touching coming-of-age story.

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Mary 9. Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros
Cute, light though unexpectedly emotional novel - or as the cover states: A Love Story in 140 Characters or Less. I liked it. Would be the perfect beach read or cross-country flight book.

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Mary 10. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Loved the music history/theory story line that ran throughout!

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Andrea | 4126 comments Mod
Mary, I posted that this looked interesting under another thread. I'm glad you liked it!

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Mary 11. Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War by Deb Olin Unferth

Pretty amazing memoir of a couple of college kids who drop out and go to Nicaragua to join the revolution. I couldn't relate but it was an interesting story. 4/5 stars just because it was different from any memoir I've ever read.

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Mary Andrea wrote: "Mary, I posted that this looked interesting under another thread. I'm glad you liked it!"

Andrea, I had my issues with it but I also enjoyed parts of it.

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Mary 12. Unveiled by Courtney Milan

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Mary 13. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
What an inspirational story!

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Mary 14. Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen

Loved it!

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Mary 15. Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran

It was a page-turner (par for the course with Michelle Moran!)

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Mary 16. The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg

A little uneven but over all, I liked it. 3.5/5 stars

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Mary 17. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
4/5 stars

18. Wild Man Creek by Robyn Carr
Another good addition to the Virgin River series :)

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Mary 19. The Postmistress by Sarah Blake 3.5/5 stars

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Mary 20. The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus by Sonya Sones 4/5 stars

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Andrea | 4126 comments Mod
The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus, what a GREAT title!!!

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Mary Andrea wrote: "The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus, what a GREAT title!!!"

It will be out in April - a fun read!

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Mary 21. Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt (audiobook) 4/5stars

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Mary 22. Texas Blue by Jodi Thomas
If you've read the Whispering Mountain series you'll enjoy this first book in the new series about the next generation of the McMurray family. I'm a fan of Jodi Thomas' contemporary novels but new to her historical novels. I really liked Texas Blue.

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Mary 23. The Perils of Pleasure by Julie Anne Long
First in a series - fun read.

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Mary 24. The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen
I expect this to be on my 2011 Favorites list!

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Mary 25. Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas (my first LK historical) 4/5 stars

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Nicole (Nicole3562) The Knights of the Dawn King by Scott E. Stabler The Knights of the Dawn King by Scott Stabler. If you love epic fantasy...you will love this 5 stars for me.

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Mary Sorry, Nicole. Not a genre I'm interested in reading.

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Michelegg (mggoertzen) Mary wrote: "25. Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas (my first LK historical) 4/5 stars"

Isn't she yummy Mary? I'm definitely a fan.

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Mary I really enjoyed it, Michele. Cam was a unique 'hero' :) Have you read the rest of the series? I hope to read book 2 next month.

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Michelegg (mggoertzen) No, I haven't read the rest but I have book 2 loaded up on my Kindle and ready to go. Let me know when you start and when we finish we can discuss!

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Mary Ok! I think it's Win and Merripen's story :)

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Michelegg (mggoertzen) And I'm excited to read about Win and Merri. I liked him, he was very mysterious and obviously very in ove with Win.

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Mary I know, I can't wait to find out the connection between him and Cam!

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Mary 26. The Human Bobby: A Novel by Gabe Rotter
It was ok: 3/5 stars - I think it'd make a better movie.

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Angela (angbens) | 358 comments Doing great!

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Mary Thanks, Angela :)

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Mary 27. Here, Home, Hope by Kaira Rouda
4/5 stars
Review will post in mid May

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Mary 28. How To Love An American Man by Kristine Gasbarre
4/5 stars - review will post closer to pub. date in August

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Mary 29. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (audiobook)
4.5/5 stars - loved it!

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Andrea | 4126 comments Mod
I've heard a lot of good things about Major!

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Mary Andrea, I recommend listening - I think the narrator puts the book on my 2011 favorites list - he was so good!

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Andrea | 4126 comments Mod
Good to know!

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Mary 30. Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax
4/5stars - I enjoyed it!

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Mary 31. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
3.5/5 stars - I liked it but felt like I was watching a car wreck as I passed it on the freeway. I listened to the audiobook.

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Mary 32.The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley 4/5stars
33. Faith: A Novel by Jennifer Haigh 3/5stars
34. Harvest Moon by Robyn Carr 4/5stars
35. Arranged by Catherine McKenzie 4.5/5stars

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Andrea | 4126 comments Mod
Mary, did you like the new Haigh?

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