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Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris
Bring Me Back
by B.A. Paris (Goodreads Author)
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I'll give this one three stars based on the writing...well written enough for me, with a format I like, moving from the viewpoint of one character to the next and then back again. But the story...oh the plot...it was slow, it was meant to be confusin ...more
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Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
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Just an okay book for me. I felt that Willa didn't grow emotionally as time moved through the novel. Her emotions and thoughts as a child seemed to be much the same throughout the book. Plot moved slow...with characters that never fully developed for ...more
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Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Into the Water
by Paula Hawkins (Goodreads Author)
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A good summer read...suspense, secrets and lies. The story moves fast, from one character to the next, answering questions and asking more. Good to the finish.
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The Shadow Collector by Kate Ellis
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Another great book in the series....lots going on, lots of characters, stories, secrets, and lies. One of Ellis's better ones, a tale of witchcraft and murder.
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Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
Swimming Lessons
by Claire Fuller (Goodreads Author)
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This is such a beautifully written book, the words flow and move, telling the story of Ingrid and Gil... and their children Flora and Nan. Letters written by Ingrid take us into the past, into her life with Gil. While in the present, Flora struggles ...more
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Falling in Love by Donna Leon
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Another good book in Leon's series...more time spent with Brunetti is always good time. I always enjoy the relationship and conversation between Guido and Paola, and between Guido and the rest of the gang at the Questura. For me, this series continue ...more
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Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
Neverworld Wake
by Marisha Pessl (Goodreads Author)
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I was really, really looking forward to this book...and it failed on a lot of points. It's an average fantasy YA book, with characters who never came alive for me. I feel as thought Pessl never really got below the surface of the story, there was alw ...more
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The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton
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Tim Winton's writing...harsh, stark, brutal...characters that are flawed and damaged, their hearts laid open. This book is hard to read, impossible to put down and ignore. I wanted to take Jaxie out of this book, away from his reality. I wanted the s ...more
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The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet
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A slow-paced psychological novel, at times too slow moving for me. While the writing is good, it got tedious...a bit boring with Carolyn going over and over and round and round...her actions, her feeling and thoughts. The final pages were a bit flat ...more
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The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall
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A good ending to this series...though a bit slow and at times tiresome coming from Lydia's point of view. This is a happy-happy series, where everything always turns out perfectly, where balloons float in the sky, and animals are all cute and cuddly ...more
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