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The Godparents by Grace Sartwell Mason
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This was a cheerful little story about two strangers brought together to help their mutual godchild. Not a terribly plausible premise, perhaps—the reasons the godchild needed their help so desperately were pretty flimsy—but the likable characters mad ...more
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Marqueray's Duel by Agnes Russell Weekes
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The Cinema Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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Burned Fingers by Kathleen Thompson Norris
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Another enjoyable read from Ms. Norris. I almost always appreciate her characterization and depth of story, and this book was no exception. I especially liked watching Jennifer develop from a gullible, unhappy eighteen year old to a confident, glowin ...more
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Berenice by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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Pure melodrama, but an intriguing story that makes a few good points. I especially liked that the hero held firm to his principles in the face of overwhelming temptation, and that it was the thought of consequences to others that stopped him. You don ...more
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The Summer of the Barshinskeys by Diane Pearson
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I remember reading Diane Pearson's Csardas way back in the day and absolutely loving it, so when I found this book in the Open Library, I snapped it up. And it started off so well. The tale of how the arrival of the Barshinskeys affected Sophie and h ...more
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