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Orbiting Jupiter

I am not afraid to tell you that Orbiting Jupiter will make you cry! Like buckets of tears! This book deals with a teen trying to find his baby daughter and it is a story that will rip out your heart! In this book you will see an unbiased v...

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Third Rail - An Eddy Harkness Novel, #1

Third Rail is an excellent novel and page turning from beginning to end. Gritty at times, Eddy Harkness is a solid character with many layers. Unlocking Eddy so he can find his gun takes the reader through many shady areas in his hometown a...

4 Stars

The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances

When twenty-four-year old Evie arrives at the Sanctuary for the first time, she feels so out of place. Since the Sanctuary is a place that rescues dogs from all situations, what would possess Evie to lie on her job application telling her n...

3 Stars

Chaser - Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words

What a great account of the love, determination and devotion Dr. John Pilley had with his Border collie, Chaser. She was loved and adored by the entire family, but the considerable amount of time Dr. Pilley invested in this bright, fun and...

5 Stars

Without a Claim

Upon reading Without a Claim I found myself being swept away by the captivating words of the poet. A light, breezy read that is perfect for a mid-summers day or a starry night. Without a Claim will have readers spellbound into the magical u...

4 Stars

365 Slow Cooker Suppers

I thought this was an okay cookbook for a few reasons. The first thing that immediately bothered me was there were only a few pictures for some of the recipes. I like seeing a picture for every recipe, if not at least the majority of recipe...

3 Stars

Blue Asylum

Blue Asylum, written by Kathy Hepinstall, is a novel I would not have normally picked up. In this case, I fell in love with the cover. It’s absolutely stunning, and so it led me to want to read this book. Upon reading the first few pages, I...

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The Storytelling Animal - How Stories Make Us Human

The Storytelling Animal was an interesting book to read. Mr. Gottschall provides an intriguing point-of-view of how and why we tell stories. The book also shows how our collective storytelling has evolved over the years, how it continues to...

5 Stars

Wisdom's Kiss

Princess Wisdom is on her first adventure, off to meet her fianc‚ in his home city. Trudy is an orphaned kitchen maid with a talent for seeing the future and a longing to be reunited with her childhood friend, Tips, a boy who has left to be...

4 Stars

The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group

The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks is a fun read. I enjoyed the plot and the characters. Ms. Jinks has the ability to get inside a 13-year-old boy character's head and make him believable, plus fun to read. Tobias Richard V...

5 Stars

Fresh & Fast Vegetarian - Recipes That Make a Meal

When I got the opportunity to review a vegetarian cookbook, I cheered. I've been a vegetarian for over twenty years, and own and use plenty of veggie cookbooks. I believe Fresh & Fast Vegetarian: Recipes That Make a Meal is one of the b...

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Bless This Mouse

Bless This Mouse by Lois Lowry follows the exploits of the 220 mice that live in the Saint Bartholomew’s church led by the matriarchal Mouse Mistress Hildegarde.  The lovely tale beautifully llustrated by Eric Rohmann gives a int...

5 Stars

Tyger Tyger - A Goblin Wars Book

In Tyger Tyger, the reader is thrown into a dangerous world in which goblins exists and banshees are hunting you at every turn. Teagan Wyllton's life is the usual normal one - She works at a zoo, she wants to a vet when she grows up and she...

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The Wake of the Lorelei Lee

The Wake of the Lorelei Lee by L. A. Meyer is the latest in the Jacky Faber series of Young Adult novels. This is another of those Young Adult novels that are not just for the Young Adult readers. Adults will enjoy this book too. I had only...

5 Stars

Wildthorn

Wildthorn by Jane Eagland is a young adult romance set mostly in a Victorian era insane asylum. The setting is original as is the plot. The characters are portrayed in fairly ordinary terms and could be richer. Unfortunately for me the styl...

3 Stars

Perfect One Dish Dinners - All You Need for Easy Get-Togethers

Perfect One-Dish Dinners by Pam Anderson is a feast for the eyes as well as a seductive cookbook that tempts indifferent cooks such as myself to believe that it is possible to prepare an appetizing multiple course meal without resorting to...

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Wildthorn

This is a superbly written fictional account of what life in late 19 th Century England could have been like for a young woman. The author uses “flashbacks” to provide depth to the main character and also to set-up the conflicts...

5 Stars

The Mermaid's Mirror

This story was AMAZING and beautifully heartbreaking. This was one that stuck with me a couple of days after I finished. Madigan does a really wonderful job building this world and developing the characters. The last couple of books that I...

5 Stars

The Secret of Ka

Sara is a 15-year-old American girl who visits Turkey in order to spend the summer with her father. Her fantastical adventures are described in Christopher Pike’s The Secret of Ka . Sara’s father seems to be too busy to spend ti...

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Dead Is Just a Rumor

Nightshade, California is gearing up to celebrate its 200th anniversary with a Halloween party at the creepy Wilder House and Daisy Giordano is in charge of these festivities with her best friend, Samantha.  Daisy isn’t your typi...

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