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Backyard by Norman Draper
Backyard
by Norman Draper (Goodreads Author)
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I LOVE gardening and I so wanted to love this book more than I did. The gardening references were interesting but just too much other "stuff" to sort through. From too many unlikeable characters to kids (teens) that added nothing to the plot, it took ...more
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The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda
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Secrets of Sloane House by Shelley Gray
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Eh...I liked it. I didn't LOVE it and I won't remember it forever but it was there when I needed a simple predictable read.

Plenty of things that I could point out about this book: redundant; obvious big bad rich cad; redundant; Jane Eyre-esque endin
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The Night Garden by Lisa Van  Allen
The Night Garden
by Lisa Van Allen (Goodreads Author)
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I couldn't finish. I LOVE magical realism but this I haven't had any desire to pick up again after getting a quarter of a way through it. Too bad. The premise is there but it just doesn't add up. I haven't read any spoilers and I can see where this i ...more
Amy and 12 other people liked Susana's review of The Night Garden:
The Night Garden by Lisa Van  Allen
"1.5 stars

Review to come closer to the release date, as required...




Release Date: October, 7th

Arc provided by Ballantine Books through Netgalley


It appears that I have been lucky.

Up until this book I had never considered the fine line in which ma..." Read more of this review »
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The Sea Garden by Deborah Lawrenson
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I was so intrigued by the first section and couldn't figure out what was going on in the second. That is why Goodreads is so great: to come to the rescue...rescuing me from another 6 hours of time wasted.

I just cannot finish this book. I feel like i
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What Nora Knew by Linda Yellin
What Nora Knew
by Linda Yellin (Goodreads Author)
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Fun summer read! Main character seemed younger than the age that she is portrayed...more like 31 rather than 39. This isn't a mind bender not filled with steamy scenes so it is a nice summer read on vaca with the family.
Amy and 10 other people liked Nan Williams's review of Guests on Earth:
Guests on Earth by Lee Smith
"With 50 pages left, I closed the book. Why? There were too many skips in the story line, too many unanswered questions, too many sequelae that simply did not make sense within the foundation or characterization established by the author. There wer..." Read more of this review »
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Guests on Earth by Lee Smith
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Oh dear...I wanted to like this so much more than I did. I started out liking it and was very intrigued. But...


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I just don't buy what the author is selling:

Too many large jumps in time.

It is not realistic that she kept on having to live in
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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd (Goodreads Author)
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