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Harvest by Jim Crace

I confess, I was not immediately entranced by Harvest, and it was not until I started following the popular Downton Abbey television series that I began to appreciate the perspective presented in Jim Crace’s novel. This book offers a glimpse of life on … Continue reading

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

What makes life worth living?  Will Traynor is struggling with this very question since an accident left him paralyzed from the shoulders down and often in excruciating pain.  Confined to a wheelchair and dependent on others to assist with even the most … Continue reading

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The Treatment by Mo Hayder

The horror begins when DI Jack Caffery and his South London Area Major Investigation Team are called to the scene at a house that abuts Brockwell Park in south London.  He and his partner, DCI Danniella Souness, find a man … Continue reading

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The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (AKA JK Rowling)

I admit, I read Cuckoo’s Calling because I knew it was by Rowling.  On merit of cover art and synopsis alone, I wouldn’t have bothered with this novel by unknown Robert Galbraith.  I felt like I’d read plenty of what … Continue reading

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The Realms Thereunder (Book One of The Ancient Earth Trilogy) by Ross Lawhead

What if saving the world isn’t all it is cracked up to be? Eight years ago, Daniel and Freya did just that with the help of sleeping warriors underneath England. However, both are now suffering the consequences. Daniel is a … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Point (Audiobook CD) by Val McDermid

When British citizen Stephanie Harker sees someone walking off with her orphaned godson, Jimmy, who is entrusted to her care, she does what any mother would do—she tries to rescue her child. Unfortunately, American airport security at O’Hare International fails … Continue reading

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The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

This sometimes drawn-out tale revolves around the life of Dorothy Nicolson and her family.  It moves between present day, 1959 and 1942.  Chapter headings help the reader keep track of the time frame.  Dorothy is dying and her daughter, Laurel, … Continue reading

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Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet

A modern English cozy, Wicked Autumn is set in the village of Nether Monkslip. Everyone you expect is there along with some new friends: There’s the retired Major; the flamboyant owner of the antique store; a New Age wiccan; the … Continue reading

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A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare

A Night to Surrender kicks off a new historical romance trilogy from Tessa Dare, one of my favorite authors of the last several years. Dare writes humorous romps that stand out from the flock with fluid, well-crafted prose, witty dialogue, … Continue reading

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QB VII by Leon Uris

QB VII is a work of historical fiction that was written in 1970 and that takes place from the 1940’s to 1967. QB VII is a courthouse in London where a good portion of the book takes place. Before getting … Continue reading

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