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The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

The White Princess is the fifth of Philippa Gregory’s Cousins’ War series, this one focusing on Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville.  Henry Tudor defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field, ending the War of the Roses, to become … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

In The Forgotten Garden, Kate Morton weaves the story of three characters—Rose, Eliza and Nell—who are brought together through a long-lost mystery which the granddaughter, Cassandra, finally solves.   This multigenerational story moves back and forth through time periods, leaving hints to the whole story … Continue reading

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Worthless Remains by Peter Helton

Chris Honeysett, artist and private investigator, needs an infusion of income.  Unfortunately, his newest paintings are not ready for prime time, so that means his detective skills will have to stock the cupboard for now, which is why he decides … Continue reading

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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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