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mystery

A dramatic setting and an excellent well-crafted puzzle mystery mesh together beautifully in this sequel to ďFinding NeufĒ. I have a hard time deciding which factor pulled me in more, the mystery or reading about the Saudi cult More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/11/02, 07:02 PM
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mystery

Similar to his previous books, this is a very agreeable historical mystery to simply while away some time. The plot is simple; the pace is leisurely, cozy and quaint. Once again I loved reading about the charming characters and V More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/11/02, 06:59 PM
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non fiction

(3.5 stars) The afterlife is a fascinating topic and Alexís story of meeting God and interacting with angles is inspirational and amazing. The book also shows the more tangible miracle of church members, friends, family and stra More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/11/02, 06:56 PM
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Thriller

(3.5 stars) A solid mystery that revolves around a tough topic, that of troubled children, who are often violent. Gardner is graphic and honest in her descriptions and the book is well researched, itís challenging to read and h More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/11/02, 06:55 PM
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fiction

Shortlisted for the 2008 Barry Award for Best 1st Novel, ďBig City, Bad BloodĒ by Sean Chercover delivers an excellent crime story. The reader is treated to a Nelson DeMille-like read riddled with wit and sarcasm. Filled with l More
Reviewed by- Andrea -2010/10/21, 07:18 AM
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I must admit that my usual genre of choice is not Sci-Fi. However, I was pleasantly surprised to be immediately drawn into ďThe PassageĒ by Justin Cronin. Itís a fascinating story that gives you a glimpse of a future gone bad. Co More
Reviewed by- Andrea -2010/10/01, 07:15 AM
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fiction

The setting for this debut novel is Northern Ireland in the early 1900ís. The story spans 20 years and covers WWI and Irelandís struggle for independence from British rule. This backdrop of war and internal strife shows how famil More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/09/30, 08:45 PM
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mystery

(3.5 stars) Iíd Know You Anywhere is intellectually gripping. The story opens with a suburban mom experiencing and enjoying life with her two children and husband. Itís not long however before the reader gets a glimpse of her p More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/09/29, 06:42 PM
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mystery

What continues to come to mind about this book is the extraordinary pacing; it does not allow you to stop reading. Just as you sense a good breaking point is near, the author throws in a twist, surprise or revelation that makes y More
Reviewed by- -2010/09/29, 05:43 PM
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fiction

Wonderful dialog and nicely developed characters pull you into this light fun read and create subtle suspense to keep you turning the pages. Lauren Weisberger does an excellent job of showing the ups and downs that play out in a More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/09/29, 05:40 PM
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fiction

(3.5 stars) I love the thought of an island getaway and the one depicted in this book is interesting; no electricity, no TV ,no phones, no computers, no hot water and very poor cell phone reception. The Island is the perfect su More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/09/29, 05:38 PM
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mystery

(3.5 stars) Bipolar disorder is nasty and this book provides amazing insight into the toll it takes on its victims. Jenna Blum provides a deep understanding of the erratic, illogical behavior associated with this condition. Fr More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/09/29, 05:36 PM
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Historical Fiction

(3.5 stars) Ancient Rome is wonderfully portrayed in this book, with awesome details of first century Roman political culture. Quinn tells the story from three perspectives; Thea a Jewish slave girl, Arius a gladiator and Lepida More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/09/29, 05:27 PM
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The story is narrated in alternating chapters by two distinct characters; Belle, a black slave and Lavinia a white indentured servant, whose perspectives on situations are as different as they are. Although they share the same ch More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/09/20, 07:03 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; this is the last in a brilliant series. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest begins directly aft More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/09/05, 06:30 PM
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You will laugh and cry as you follow this engaging story of a dysfunctional family grieving the loss of their father. A candid portrayal of a family and the unconditional love they have for each other, it is both witty and sad, a More
Reviewed by- Andrea -2010/08/23, 09:52 AM
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Historical Fiction

If youíre a fan of historical fiction you are going to love this book. The characters and the situations the author presents truly give you a slice of life during the Civil War era. The novel centers on Mary Sutter and her quest More
Reviewed by- Linda -2010/08/23, 07:44 PM
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Historical Fiction

This is the second book in the cousinís war trilogy. The story is told from the perspective of Margaret Beaufort, the mother of Henry VII and grandmother of Henry VIII. This is a period in Englandís History that is marked with More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/08/23, 07:41 PM
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mystery

This book is a wonderful blend of mystery, courtroom drama and historical fiction. Itís based on the true story of Dr. Harvey Burdellís grisly murder in 1857. I enjoyed it immensely from start to finish. Horan takes a very cleve More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/08/23, 07:07 PM
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Thriller

Ice Cold is a mystery laced with suspense and layered with twists. It stimulates the mind with several puzzles to solve and is a quick captivating read and a first rate mystery-thriller. Maura is the focus of this story, with J More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/08/23, 07:05 PM
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fiction

Fly Away Home is a beautifully written story of women who rise to the challenge of accepting and changing unpleasant truths about themselves. Itís about the difficulties both private and public of being a member of a Senatorís f More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/08/23, 06:52 PM
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Thriller

The latest in the Jack Reacher series takes place in South Dakota in the dead of winter. Iíve never been in South Dakota that time of year but I did spend a few years in Maine and Childís descriptions of the cold are very impres More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/08/23, 06:49 PM
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non fiction

(3.5 stars)I thought this was going to be a book about eating, spirituality and love. As it turns out, itís all of that and also about making mistakes, forgiving yourself and starting over. Gilbertís writing style is open and ho More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/08/23, 06:47 PM
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non fiction

The low key writing style of this author is the strength of this book. Itís a true story about a real family and the actual events they experience as a result of hurricane Katrina. As most residents of New Orleans struggle to e More
Reviewed by- linda -2010/08/23, 06:43 PM
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fiction

All of Kristin Hannah's novels have left me with an unforgettable story overflowing with lovable and relatable characters. Although Summer Island was no exception, I was disappointed with its lack luster plot. Eagerly diving in More
Reviewed by- Haley -2010/08/03, 07:23 AM
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