Monthly Archives: December 2010

sweater Quest My Year of Knitting Dangerously by Adrienne Martini

Being a knitter, the title Sweater Quest My Year of Knitting Dangerously called to me.  Then when I got into the book I found it very entertaining.  It was a factual story about a woman who said  she had a … Continue reading

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Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

MUDBOUND  is Hillary Jordan’s award winning debut novel. This riveting novel won the Bellwether prize which was founded and is fully funded by the renowned author,  Barbara Kingsolver.  The intent of this award is to promote literature of social responsibility.  This is one of Ms. Kingsolver’s … Continue reading

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Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch

Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch is about the road not taken. Jillian Westfield has what many would call the perfect life. Jillian is a stay-at-home mom with a part time nanny so she can go to the … Continue reading

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Somebody Everybody Listens To by Suzanne Supplee

Retta Lee Jones concludes her high school career by belting out the best version of the Star Spangled Banner at the graduation ceremony that anyone in Starling, TN has ever heard. Retta however, couldn’t wait for it to be over, … Continue reading

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If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Choices, that’s what 17 year old Mia is facing choices. A gifted cellist is almost certainly going to be accepted to Julliard. However, Adam, Mia’s boyfriend, is an up and coming rock star. If Mia follows her dream to Julliard, … Continue reading

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The Clearing by Heather Davis

The Clearing by Heather Davis is a kind of time travel romance. Amy, a senior in high school, has moved to a small town to live with her great aunt after her suffering physical and mental abuse at the hands … Continue reading

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Too Close to Home by Lynette Eason

If you liked (or loved) Dee Henderson’s O’Malley Series you will enjoy (or love) Lynette Eason’s new series Omen of Justice which begins with Too Close to Home. Homicide detective Connor Wolfe is spearheading the taskforce looking into the mysterious … Continue reading

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I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman

Like many of her other books, Laura Lippman’s latest book I’d Know You Anywhere is loosely based on a true crime.  Many of the details are changed, and this is a work of fiction. However, the actual incident did involve … Continue reading

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Killing Castro by Lawrence Block

In this early Lawrence Block thriller five characters are thrown together in a plot to assassinate Fidel Castro. Interwoven in the assassination story is the story/biography of how Fidel comes to power in Cuba. Written in 1961 shortly before the … Continue reading

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How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo

This book had great potential, and many great moments, but doesn’t deliver in the end.  After a night out with her four single girlfriends, Julie decides to travel the globe interviewing single women for a book about dating in different … Continue reading

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