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Log Cabin Grub

There are so many things I love about this Log Cabin Grub cookbook. It has an index. It has a section on the history of cast iron. There is even a picture showing how to hang the cookbook at your campsite. The drawings are simple but cute....

5 Stars

Catalina Eddy - A Novel in Three Decades

Daniel Pyne is a fantastic author when it comes to mystery and intrigue. This novel includes three separate stories, all taking place in different decades. The Big Empty occurs in the 50's and involves a dead wife to the main character who...

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Home for the Summer

"Home for the Summer", by Holly Chamberlin, is not the light and airy read I thought it would be. I tend to pick books with summer in the title because they are usually fun and uplifting. I do understand that this plot started with a traged...

3 Stars

One by One - A Danny Ryan Mystery

"One by One", by Sarah Cain, is a sequel to The 8th Circle. I was a little disappointed when I found that out before reading the story. I don't like to read a series out of order. I am a bit ocd about it. Anyways, I found that Danny Ryan wa...

5 Stars

Sandpiper Cove - A Hope Harbor Novel

Lexi and Adam are strange bedfellows, meaning unlikely characters to come together. But they do and I love the way Irene Hannon brings them together. This book is part of the Hope Harbor Novels. This is the first one for me. While an ex-con...

5 Stars

The Girl from Yesterday

The Girl from Yesterday, by Kathryn Miller Haines, is an interesting book. Helen, an addict trying to fight many impulses is the main character. She is not very likable. The beginning is slow, but it didn't take long for the events to hook...

4 Stars

The Last Days of Magic

"The Last Days of Magic", by Mark Tompkins, is a very well written book. The author intermingles history, legends, and magic quite well. I found the characters fascinating and enjoyed following each one of them throughout the book. Anyone w...

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Flamingo Road

"Flamingo Road", by Sasscer Hill, is one of the most fast paced reads I've come across in a long while. This author knows her horses and all about the racetrack environment for that matter. I love the descriptions in this story. Fia McKee i...

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The Man of Legends

"The Man of Legends", by Kenneth Johnson, is nothing less than phenomenal. Will, who goes by many other names throughout time, is a fascinating character. It boggles the mind to think of everything he has and will see during his existence....

5 Stars

Nebula Awards Showcase 2017

This collection of Nebula Awards for 2017 is amazing. Readers of sci-fi or 'weird' tales that make you say, "Ahhh" will love every one of these stories. Usually with this many authors- Naomi Novik, Julie E. Czerneda, Nnedi Okorafor, Ann Lec...

5 Stars

Every Other Wednesday

Every Other Wednesday, by Susan Kietzman, is all about relationships. Ellie, Alice, and Joan are unique characters who seem to blossom as a group of interactive friends. Alice is the one readers will be most drawn to. Women can relate to at...

4 Stars

The Forbidden Garden

The Forbidden Garden, by Ellen Herrick, is the second of a series. I didn't know that until after I read this one. There is a prologue that sets up this story. The 'Sparrow Sisters' is the first story and it introduces us to these sisters t...

4 Stars

Feast of Sorrow - A Novel of Ancient Rome

Feast of Sorrow, by Crystal King, is one of the most fabulous books I have read in a while. Apicus seems to be what we would now call a Foodie. He enjoys eating to the extreme. I love that he pays such a huge amount to buy Thrasius, a slave...

5 Stars

Healthy Honey Cookbook - Recipes, Anecdotes, and Lore

"Healthy Honey Cookbook", by Larry Lonik, is phenomenal. I love reading about different ways of being healthy without the pills and chemicals. The recipes are easy to follow and the ones I have tried so far turned out fabulous. The lore and...

5 Stars

The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World - A Novel of Robert Louis Stevenson

"The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World", by Brian Doyle, is such an imaginative book. Robert Louis Stevenson would be proud. This book is very similar to his writing style. I love the environment. Castles, pirates,...

4 Stars

Princess Sophie and the Six Swans - A Tale from the Brothers Grimm

"Princess Sophie and the Six Swans", by Kim Jacobs, is a cute children's book. The illustrations are beautiful. The princess sees her brothers turned into swans and must do whatever she can to get them turned back. I love the premise of thi...

4 Stars

It Started with Goodbye

"It Started With Goodbye", by Christina June, is a glorious coming of age teen story. Tatum is a delightful girl who feels the weight of the world coming down upon her. The author does a good job of portraying her as a realistic teen. Other...

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  • Author: Christina June
  • Review by: Pamela Robinson
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Blink

Long Time Lost

Long Time Lost is an adventure book with a series of twists that will keep you on your toes. Chris Ewan does a superb job of character building right from the start. Miller a.k.a. Nick Adams, is complicated. As a reader you know from the st...

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The Ridge

The Ridge, by John Rector, is one of my favorite genres- horror suspense without all the blood and guts. This book is definitely character driven and I love the character development. Megan is what we all strive to be, curious and independe...

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Grim Death and Bill the Electrocuted Criminal

"Grim Death and Bill the Electrocuted Criminal", by Thomas E. Sniegoski, Mike Mignola , is so neat. Pulp fiction at its best. I love the illustrations. The cover will pull readers in from the get go. Bentley Hawthorne is indeed an interesti...

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The Measure of the Moon

"The Measure of the Moon", by Lisa Preston, starts off with a bang. Greer Donner pulls us immediately into the story when he falls from his horse and is left out in the wild. His worried family is a story in itself just by the vastness and...

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And Then There Was Me - A Novel of Friendship, Secrets and Lies

"And Then There Was Me", by Sadeqa Johnson, is a unique book. It focuses so much on the main character's eating disorder that the actual storyline takes a definite backseat. I enjoyed reading about Bea. The story delves into her childhood a...

4 Stars

The Undesired

There were several things I liked about "The Undesired", by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. The setting was really neat. I've never lived, or even visited, a place where it is cold a good deal of the year. I enjoy books about groups of people living t...

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The Truck Food Cookbook - 150 Recipes and Ramblings from America's Best Restaurants on Wheels

Everyone loves a food truck, right? You can find items on food trucks that you can't find anywhere else. John T Edge has compiled a cookbook filled with food truck recipes from across the country and beyond. There is a table of contents tha...

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Dr. Atkins' New Diet Cookbook

I highly believe that Atkins is a good lifestyle diet for all that ails. It is strange for this cookbook to be a new release when the release date is in 1995, but I am glad to see the reprint. Imagine my surprise when I opened up the book a...

3 Stars

The Complete Wood Pellet Barbeque Cookbook - The Ultimate Guide and Recipe Book for Wood Pellet Grills

"The Complete Wood Pellet Barbeque Cookbook", by Bob Devon, is so interesting. Wood pellet grill cooking is not something I know a lot about. My husband recently got a grill that uses wood pellets. The diagram of the wood pellet grill is ph...

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The Rock Maiden - A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty

"The Rock Maiden", by Natasha Yim, is a delightful legend with Chinese origins. The pictures are pretty and quaint, much like the story. I like the simple words and the tale of loyalty and love. While this story is fiction, it is based on a...

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Thousand Star Hotel

The Okee Dokee Brothers are amazing! I love the raised lettering and bright, colorful picture on the front. What a great way to let children predict what the story will be about. The muskrats are adorable. It's funny that they are married a...

5 Stars

If Not for You

"If Not For You", by Debbie Macomber, is another hit to add to the library. This is a 'feel good' story that I enjoyed reading over the weekend. In true Macomber style, the characters are well developed and flawed enough for readers to rela...

4 Stars

The Frugal Paleo Cookbook - Affordable, Easy & Delicious Paleo Cooking

"The Frugal Paleo Cookbook", by Ciarra Hannah, is a hit. If you are interested in eating low carb, or paleo, this is a great cookbook to add a little variety to your diet. This isn't the book to learn about what paleo means or how wonderful...

4 Stars

The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook - Rev - 250 No-Fail Recipes for Pilafs, Risottos, Polenta, Chilis, Soups, Porridges, Puddings, and More, fro

The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook, by Beth Hensperger, is a great compilation. I have a rice cooker myself- so convenient. This book includes 250 recipes for every kind of rice dish imaginable. There is a table of contents, which makes the...

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Everything You Want Me to Be

"Everything You Want Me to Be", by Mindy Mejia, is a classic WhoDunIt? novel. The beginning starts off with Hattie who is a misunderstood teen, but aren't they all? She is a lovable yet realistic character who readers will identify with. Th...

4 Stars

The Devil Crept In

"The Devil Crept In", by Ania Ahlborn, is told through the eyes of a child. I enjoy horror stories, but this one was unique in that the true horror didn't happen until the end. I didn't connect, or even like, one single character. Women who...

3 Stars

Traveling Light

"Traveling Light", by Lynne Branard, is all about the journey. The blurb really appealed to me because I love road trips and this book is the ultimate road trip. Alissa is a plain Jane character who 'finds' herself while transporting the de...

4 Stars

Creative Revolution - Personal Transformation through Brave Intuitive Painting

Flora Bowley, author of Creative Revolutions, Personal Transformation through Brave Intuitive Painting, has created an amazing book. The bright colors on the cover are eye-catching. The blend of palettes runs throughout the pages of this bo...

5 Stars

The Victory Garden Cookbook

Me and the Victory Garden, we go way back. We went to Callaway one year and my husband wanted to see the Victory Garden. He had watched it on television for years. He used to tell me he wished he could have grown up in that house, on that f...

5 Stars

Talk Yourself Happy - Transform Your Heart by Speaking God's Promises

"Talk Yourself Happy", by Kristi Watts, is an uplifting book that is great for someone on hard times. We all go through struggles at one point or another. Kristi offers viable solutions on how to cope with these struggles and how to control...

4 Stars

Good Behavior

Letty Dobesh is one of my favorite characters of all time. She is so complex that, as a reader, you want more, more, more. Why does she do the things she does? Who hurt her in the past? So many questions and this book didn't answer nearly e...

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Little Lek Longtail Learns to Sleep

Little Lek Longtail Learns to Sleep, by Bette Killion, is a cute children's story about how to overcome a common fear. Many children are afraid of one thing or another. Sleep has to be on the top of the list. Dark and the unknown both come...

4 Stars

The Poet's Dog

Patricia MacLachlan is a great author and I was excited to get this book of hers. The subject matter is wonderful. Children like to read about other children and most love animals too. This is a combination of the two. The setting involves...

5 Stars

Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book - Better Homes and Gardens Cooking

This is a fun, and informative, kid's cookbook. I love the bright, colorful illustrations that are included with each recipe. It is important for everyone to know the essentials of cooking and what better time to start than childhood? The k...

5 Stars

Drowned Worlds

Jonathan Strahan, editor, has compiled an interesting collection of stories that describe drowned worlds-where the oceans have risen to catastrophic depths causing mankind to change how we live and survive. This is a subject we all wonder a...

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  • Authors: Kim Stanley Robinson, Charlie Jane Anders, Ken Liu, Paul McAuley, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Jeffrey Ford, Lavie Tidhar, James Morrow
  • Review by: Pamela Robinson
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * Science Fiction, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Solaris

The Christmas Angel Project

The Christmas Angle Project, by Melody Carlson, is a good book to read, share, and gift this season. Christmas books are always fun to read in the days leading up to the holiday. This story focuses on women- their troubles, journeys, and fr...

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  • Author: Melody Carlson
  • Review by: Pamela Robinson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Inspirational, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Revell

The Gift of a Lifetime

"The Gift of a Lifetime", by Melissa Hill, is a sweet romance that will tear at your heart. The setting is beautiful and I enjoy the cover as well. Beth is a true romantic and I love her character. Every woman can relate. Anonymous gifts ar...

4 Stars

My Prairie Cookbook - Memories and Frontier Food from My Little House to Yours

My Prairie Cookbook is a must have for Little House watchers and readers alike. I was so excited to see that Melissa Gilbert compiled this. This was one of my favorite television shows growing up. I love looking at the pictures from the sho...

5 Stars

Pumpkin Picking with Murder - An Otter Lake Mystery, #2

I guess reviewers pick books for many reasons- the cover is pretty, they have read something else by the author, or maybe the blurb sounds interesting. None of those were the reason I chose this book, or so I thought. I saw a pumpkin, and t...

5 Stars

I Am a Story

Dan Yaccarino has written a book that is quite simple, but will get readers thinking about it from the beginning. I love that different types of storytelling are depicted here. This is a book that will not only have the reader thinking, but...

5 Stars

Where Do Pants Go?

This is such a cute toddler/preschool book. As adults we forget that we had to learn everything we now know. Children are curious about things that we take for granted and learning to take care of themselves is top priority. I know they wil...

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Brick Animals - 40 Clever & Creative Ideas to Make from Classic LEGO®

If you are looking for a great children's gift for the holidays, or a Tuesday, buy this book. I plan to buy legos and pair them with this book for my own nephew. It is a great way to introduce them to building, creating, and thinking. Child...

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Dragonmark - Dark-Hunter Novels

"Dragonmark", by Sherrilyn Kenyon, is a fascinating story. I wouldn't have thought a dragon story could be so exciting, but it is. It enthralled me from the beginning. This author's writing is so descriptive that I felt I was in the story m...

4 Stars

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