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Almost from the start I was drawn into this book in a very compelling way. I liked that the story is told from the perspective of a father as so often this genre of book is carried by a female voice. You also know straight awa More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/07/18, 04:39 PM
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This is an emotionally gripping book that is beautifully written and perfectly paced. The setting for quite a bit of the book is North Carolina in the aftermath of a double hurricane. Diane Chamberlain adeptly conveys the chaoti More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/07/11, 07:15 PM
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Historical Fiction

This is a touching book that explores the hardships and sacrifices a person faces in adapting to a new culture. The primary focus of the book is the determination and inner strength necessary for immigrants to survive and integr More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/07/11, 07:14 PM
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mystery

There is a lot that makes this a great read and also one that stands apart form the crowd. For starters, I love that it takes place in the Amish community. Linda Castillo provides wonderful detail on this closed societyís lifesty More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/07/11, 06:49 PM
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Thriller

Karin Slaughter exhibits great storytelling in this fast paced mystery. The main characters are interesting and flawed with depth, individual personalities and are easy to identify with. Some of the secondary characters are more More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/07/11, 06:36 PM
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The Kite Runner is an empowering story of the ever changing city of Kabul. The main character, Amir, takes us through his life journey as he battles with his past, his culture, and the powerful emotion of redemption. The story t More
Reviewed by- Haley -2010/07/02, 06:56 PM
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"My Sister's Keeper" was the first of Jodi Picoult's books that I read, but certainly not the last, for she drew me into her powerful and thought-provoking novels. Picoult has the ability to take even the most controve More
Reviewed by- Haley -2010/07/02, 06:49 PM
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I have recommended and passed "Love the One You're With" on to countless friends. Emily Giffin accurately tells the story of Ellen, happy in her new marriage, yet violently upturned when her long lost love returns. As More
Reviewed by- Haley -2010/07/02, 06:45 PM
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Every time I speed through one of Kristin Hannahís page turning novels, I am mad that I didnít take my time, allowing myself more precious moments with her intricate characters. On Mystic Lake was no exception. Hannahís charact More
Reviewed by- Haley -2010/06/29, 07:47 AM
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Historical Fiction

This is an engaging coming of age story set in the pre revolutionary war period, a time in our countryís history marked by turmoil and conflict. Sally Gunning weaves some great period detail as she sheds light on what life was l More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/06/27, 06:58 PM
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mystery

A fascinating but totally disturbing novel. The setting is the near future where certain people are designated by society as no longer useful and are essentially used as organ donors. Itís told though the voice of a Dorrit, a More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/06/27, 06:56 PM
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Thriller

This is an intense captivating thriller with gruesome descriptions, great pacing and enough intrigue and twists to keep you guessing and reading. Because of her medical background, Gerrested is extremely skilled at creating real More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/06/27, 04:11 PM
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Thriller

For fans of the first two books in this trilogy, Steig Larssonís imitable style once again prevails in this exciting crime thriller; the last in a truly brilliant series. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest begins directly afte More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/06/16, 06:30 PM
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Lisa Grunwald treats the reader to an engrossing story about a home economics program based on a college campus in the 1940's. Female students are assigned to a real home, also known as the practice house, for six weeks, to learn More
Reviewed by- Andrea -2010/06/06, 07:23 AM
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mystery

If youíre scouting for a new mystery series, donít miss this one. A fantastic debut with a well executed plot and likeable characters. The lead character is a not so perfect female archeologist who is pulled into a murder invest More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/05/23, 06:09 PM
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(3.5 starts) There is a lot to like and enjoy about this debut novel, especially for those who love historical fiction. The backdrop is Korea in the early 1900ís during the difficult period of Japanese occupation. The daughter of More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/05/23, 06:06 PM
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(3.5 stars) This is an easy entertaining read. True to form, Emily Giffin creates wonderful and complete characters. The story takes you into their lives, reveals their strengths and weaknesses, and makes you want to know more. More
Reviewed by- -2010/05/16, 06:21 PM
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This is a light ghost story with a wonderful Gothic feel. The pervading mood and emotional tone of this work is excellently developed, shining a light on the great imagination of this author. Itís a nicely written, engaging story More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/05/09, 04:46 PM
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Thriller

This is an action packed novel pulsating with energy. A fast paced thriller and mystery with a tightly written complex plot, but very readable. Two facets in particular make the book interesting. Jack Reacher and his superior More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/05/09, 04:40 PM
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Thriller

(4 minus) Reading about the hi tech encryption software at the center of this plot will leave you feeling vulnerable, cause you to wonder about Homeland Security and question the motives of certain covert government operations. T More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/05/02, 07:08 PM
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Thriller

This book has an amazing beginning, jumping right into the action and grabbing your attention. Except for perhaps the evil twin Alice, who is too evil to be believable, Scottoline does an outstanding job of character development. More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/05/02, 06:52 PM
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Itís a story that could happen to anyone; one day your perfect life starts to unravel. The beautiful writing style draws you in and the turbulence of a family in trouble makes for an emotionally charged compelling read. Althou More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/05/02, 06:52 PM
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Thriller

Ted Dekker jump starts the action in this book; it opens with the grizzly scene of the Bride Collectors latest victim. Like the Bonemanís Daughter, the killer uses a very unique method to kill his victims, demonstrating yet agai More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/05/02, 06:38 PM
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Historical Fiction

This is a very unique tale made more intriguing because it is based on a true court case. Book clubs in particular should enjoy this book, thereís lots of thought provoking legal and moral discussion points. Henry, thinking his w More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/05/02, 06:24 PM
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A heartwarming story that is thought provoking and engrossing. A perfect blend of the culture of India, and the trials of adoptions and inter cultural marriage. The beautiful writing style is inviting and beautifully weaves t More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/05/02, 06:21 PM
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