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A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd

Occasionally, I enjoy a good stroll down the mystery aisle to look for authors whose books I might want to try. Charles Todd’s first book in the Bess Crawford series did not disappoint. Elizabeth (Bess) Crawford, an English nursing sister … Continue reading

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is the story of Lily’s life in the Hunan province of China and the pivotal role played by her “laotong.” The narrator is 80-year-old Lily, who refers to herself as ”one who is yet … Continue reading

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The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

I thoroughly enjoyed Morton’s previous two books  and was afraid this one wouldn’t live up to my expectations.  A few times I got a little frustrated wanting to know the secrets (and there are a lot of secrets in this … Continue reading

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Hidden by Shelley Shepard Gray

(Sisters of the Heart series, Book 1) Anna Metzger has finally seen her abusive boyfriend for what he is, an overgrown bully. And after she experiences his violent behavior first hand, she realized that she must go into hiding to … Continue reading

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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet opens in 1986 in Japantown Seattle with Henry Lee watching as items are being brought out of the old Panama Hotel. Items left behind by Japanese families as they were sent to … Continue reading

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Pretty is as Pretty Dies by Elizabeth Spann Craig

It has been a while since I’ve read a cozy mystery, and Pretty Is as Pretty Dies doesn’t disappoint. Talk about feisty! Myrtle might be 85, but she isn’t going to allow her son, Red, to put her out to … Continue reading

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A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay

I loved Sarah’s Key, but I expected to because I enjoy historical fiction. I started  A Secret Kept with much lower expectations; it’s rare for me to love a more modern setting, especially in France, and to follow and become involved in … Continue reading

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The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl by Ree Drummond

Ree Drummond is known as “The Pioneer Woman.” The Pioneer Woman Cooks is a homespun collection of photography, rural stories, and scrumptious recipes. Ree starts off by telling the story how she met and married Marlboro Mann and is now … Continue reading

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Household Cleaning by Rachelle Strauss

I have been gradually going green and found this book to be very informative. Author Rachelle Strauss has personally tried and tested the recipes and methods included. If you haven’t gone green yet, just reading about how harmful conventional cleaning … Continue reading

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The Knitting Answer Book by Margaret Radcliffe

I’ve been knitting for a long time, and consider myself an “advanced beginner”, but don’t always understand the pattern directions. I found this book very helpful. It is set up in a Q and A format. From needle sizes, how … Continue reading

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