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Dorcas is on page 92 of 359 of The Reluctant Surgeon
The Reluctant Surgeon by John Kobler
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Alisha is 50% done with England As You Like It: There's a modicum of snow outside, and I'm making it my excuse to do some serious armchair traveling today. With this book and Google Images at my fingertips I am in fine fettle.
Dorcas is on page 137 of 326 of Mr. On Loong
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Crow Hollow by Dorothy Eden
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If you enjoy Victoria Holt you'll really like this. If you're someone like me who has possibly overindulged in gothics and can smell a red herring a mile away, you'll find this a pleasant albeit predictable read.

In a nutshell, a young woman marries
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The Laughing Ghost by Dorothy Eden
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An ok gothic featuring an inheritance, hidden passages, smuggling and stolen diamonds. Although titled "The Laughing Ghost", there isn't one, this is kind of like an old Nancy Drew. There is a romance or two which actually feel eye rollingly hokey in ...more
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The First Violin by Jessie Fothergill
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I feel somewhat cheated that I never felt the magic of this that Tweety and Alisha felt. I was looking for something... more and was never quite satisfied. Bummer.
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The Mysteries of London, Volume 2 by George W.M. Reynolds
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Volume One was a five star read for me and volume two started off in the same vein, but gradually I lost enthusiasm. I think that 1) it just went on too long (each volume is 1,000 pages) 2) the baddies were hellishly bad and the goodies were ...more
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The Mysteries of London, Vol. I by George W.M. Reynolds
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This is quite an adventure and really I've barely started. After avidly reading almost 1200 pages and finishing volume 1, I will start on an equally massive volume 2. (There's also a volume 3 and 4 written by a different author but under the name of ...more
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