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Evidence of Life by Barbara Taylor Sissel

A friend of mine, who loves mysteries, recommended Evidence of Life by Barbara Taylor Sissel.  She said it is a book to put on my To Read list, but after reading the intriguing summary I gave it a higher priority … Continue reading

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Hill Country Cattleman by Laurie Kingery

The setting is Simpson Creek, Texas, July 1868, and Violet Rose Alicia Brookfield and her brother, Edward, Viscount Greyshaw, have just arrived via stagecoach; a stagecoach that, according to Edward, has hit every rut and bump from Indianola on the … Continue reading

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The Cowboy’s Convenient Proposal by Linda Ford

In Eden Valley, Alberta, Canada, in July of 1882, Grace Eileen Henderson finds herself in a situation that may end up killing her and her little sister, Belle.  Alone in the world, they listen to Thornton Winch, a man who … Continue reading

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Plain Wisdom by Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud

Plain Wisdom tells a heartfelt, true story of two women, one Old Order Amish and one Englischer.  Although culturally worlds apart, they immediately discover a shared bond—love, laughter, and tears. Cindy Woodsmall is a writer of Amish fiction, and to … Continue reading

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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (Audiobook CD)

Thirteen Reasons Why focuses on the subject of teen suicide.  Hannah Baker, a freshman, has committed suicide.  But, why?  It is a question that is always asked but many times has no answer.  This time, however, Hannah wants a chosen … Continue reading

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Spoken From the Heart by Laura Bush

Beautifully written, Spoken from the Heart is aptly named, as it tells the life story of first Lady Laura Bush in her trademark soft spoken, sophisticated way.  It reads like a letter from home.  As expected, she describes her early life … Continue reading

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Voices of Revolutionary America: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

Voices of Revolutionary America does a superb job of detailing the American Revolution with a chronology of events from the accession of George III to the throne to the end of the revolution in 1783.  At the end of each chapter, you’ll … Continue reading

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The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston is exactly what the title implies—it’s a story told through a book of photos, memorabilia and souvenirs.  The story begins in 1920 when, full of dreams and goals for the future, Frankie … Continue reading

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Mistress Shakespeare by Karen Harper

Anne Whateley is a beautiful girl who gets her looks from her late Italian mother, Anna Rosalina de Verona, who was a travelling tumbler and dancer before her marriage.  Anne’s father is English and, although he is illiterate, operates a … Continue reading

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Murder Under a Mystic Moon by Yasmine Galenorn

Emerald O’Brien is a thirty-six-year-old divorced mother of two and owner of the Chintz ‘n China Tea Room, a quaint little business in the town of Chiqetaw, Washington.  Emerald’s daughter, Miranda, suggested the name be changed to Chintz ‘n China … Continue reading

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