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Forever is the Worst Long Time

“Forever is the Worst Long Time” is a novel full of emotion. Expect to experience love, friendship, betrayal, loss, regret, and forgiveness. We get three main characters in James, Lou and Rob. They are all far from perfect. They all make st...

4 Stars

The Good Widow

When the police knock on Jack's door her world is shattered. Her husband died in Hawaii.At first she wonders why he was there. Then she find out more disturbing news. He was there with his mistress. Now her grief is mixed with anger and bet...

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Crimes Against a Book Club

"Crimes Against a Book Club” is about two best friends, Annie and Sarah, who need money badly so they decide to set-up a beauty business where they sell knock-off twenty-dollar anti-aging face cream to rich clients for two thousand a pop. B...

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In Farleigh Field - A Novel of World War II

Rhys Bowen is one of my favorite authors. She wrote the Royal Spyness Myusteries, the Constable Evans Mysteries, and the Molly Murphy Mysteries. I have read most of these and you will fine reviews on my blog. I have just read “In Farleigh F...

5 Stars

In the Shadow of Lakecrest

I read an advanced review copy of “In the Shadow of Lakecrest” by Elizabeth Blackwell. The novel begins in 1928 as two passengers are returning amongst many to the United States from Europe by ship. One is a man from a purported wealthy fam...

3 Stars

In the Light of the Garden

I have been a fan of Heather's since her Halflings series! And I have to say that over the years her stories have only gotten better! I was so excited to get my hands on “In the Light of the Garden” and man I wasn't disappointed in any way!...

5 Stars

Sisters One, Two, Three

“Sisters One, Two, Three” penned by Nancy Star brought into light the terrors and heartaches of a family who resided in Martha Vineyard where life from the outside appeared bright and serene. The story unfolded when the sisters were in thei...

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Say Goodbye for Now

Some are born into families, some choose their families. Families are to be loved whether you are born with them or choose them. That is the basis of family, LOVE. Or should I say, it should be that way. Dr. Lucy is trying hard to let her p...

5 Stars

Fractured

In “Fractured” a young couple decide to move and start over miles away from where they are. But can you ever "run away" from your past, your present, and sometimes your future? They move to a nice, family oriented town. But things start to...

5 Stars

Saving Abby

“Saving Abby” made me very emotional. I am like Claire in the regard that I have been trying to conceive and have been unsuccessful. Unless you have been through it, you really have no idea what a roller coaster it is. As Claire and her hus...

5 Stars

A House for Happy Mothers

I found this well written story quite unique and wonderful. It deals with a very interesting subject that will keep the reader’s attentions to the very end. A couple from California has been struggling with infertility. They are going to ge...

5 Stars

In Twenty Years

In Twenty Years, by Allison Winn Scotch, is a reunion book. Bea was, and always will be, the matriarch of the group. Her death comes at time when the others have already drifted apart. Bringing them back together is her dying wish and it’s...

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The Last Woman Standing - A Novel of Mrs. Wyatt Earp

Thelma Adams’ "The Last Woman Standing” is an exciting glimpse into the life of a young woman embroiled in the violence and rivalries of Wild West Tombstone. Told through the eyes of Josephine (Sadie) Marcus, the woman who would become the...

4 Stars

The Memory of Us

“The Memory of Us” by Camille Di Maio is the story of a girl from a family in post-war Britain beginning in 1937. The young socialite, Julianne Wescott, decided to apply to nursing school to try to make a difference and also to irritate her...

4 Stars

Where We Fall

I had a very hard time finishing this book. It was slow and I kept waiting for it to pick up a little bit. It was a book I had to take a break from and come back to. Abby is just a plain wreck and the rest of the members in her family are n...

3 Stars

The Restaurant Critic's Wife

Poor Lila. She goes from having grapefruit and coffee for breakfast to eating omelets and cinnamon rolls. That's what happens when you marry a foodie, especially after that foodie later becomes a restaurant critic. Her husband, Sam, takes o...

3 Stars

Daughter of Sand and Stone

Daughter of Sand and Stone by Libbie Hawker is beautifully written. It's a wonderful read. Reading this book was a few hours of awesomeness. I think that my time was well spent. I love every minute of the story. I love the names of the char...

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North of Here

Everyone's lives hold tragedies, especially when we don't expect it. Miranda is in shock after the sound of metal on metal and a clap of thunder. Now she has her broken family to deal with. Miranda is looking for something and she's not sur...

5 Stars

Whistling Women

Whistling Women, by Kelly Romo, takes place during a wonderful time period. I love the setting of this novel as well. The addition of the the world's fair is great. Addie is such an interesting character, as is Rumor. There are so many twis...

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The Determined Heart - The Tale of Mary Shelley and Her Frankenstein

“Everything must have a beginning… and that beginning must be linked to something that went before.” ~ Mary Shelley, Frankenstein In all honesty, I have to confess, I knew very little about the life of Mary Shelley when I started this book....

4 Stars