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The Peach Keeper: A Novel

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I loved this book. This is the first novel I've read by Sarah Addison Allen, but now I can't wait to gobble them all up.
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

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I'm a huge fan of Anna Quindlen's work. This was, by far, my favorite of anything I've read by her thus far. That's saying a lot. I felt as though she was talking directly to me, saying things I'd love to say but could never say them this well. This is a book I'll buy for several friends, and recommend to many others.
Cover of Snow: A Novel

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I LOVED this book! I thought it was exquisitely written, and I think we're going to be hearing lots about Jenny Milchman for many years to come.
Dirty Work

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Reed Farrel Coleman is, in my opinion. one of the best writers writing today. His work doesn't seem to get the attention I feel it should, but those of us who have been lucky enough to discover it are loyal fans. Dirty Work is not part of Mr. Coleman's Moe Prager series, but introduces us to a new protag I'm interested in getting to know a little better.
The God of the Hive

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I love everything I've ever read by Laurie King. This is a book I started waiting for the minute I finished The Language of Bees, and it did not disappoint!
Alone

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I am such a sucker for "old Hollywood." And you don't get any classier than Garbo. LOVED this book, and will now look for the first in this series.
Life After Life: A Novel

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I'm a huge fan of Jill McCorkle's and was worried that I might never see another novel written by her. LIFE AFTER LIFE was worth waiting all those years for.It will, I think, resonate with readers who are, life myself, "of a certain age." Some passages were hard to read, but touched my heart. Many passage brought great joy. I'll be recommending this book to friends and family for a long time to come.
No Mark upon Her

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This is one of my favorite series and No Mark Upon Her is every bit as deloightful as I had hoped. I have yet to be disappointed in any of the Deborah Crombie novels. I love following the personal lives of Duncan and Gemma, and find their stories to be a perfect counter-point to the police procedural which Ms. Crombie does so well. I was a bit hesitant about this one as I know nothing about rowing. No matter. This aspect of the novel was written with enough info to be exceptionally interesting, but never so much as to lose me. Highly recommended.
Miss Me When I'm Gone: A Novel

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I am a huge fan of Ms. Arsenault and was over the moon about winning an ARC of MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE. I was not disappionted and I'm getting ready to read it a second time. I think this woman is brilliant and writes like a dream. If you're a fan of the country music scene you'll be even more enthralled, but the book will be every bit as enjoyable to those who aren't. If you're a fan of literary mysteries, this book's for you. When the author of an aclaimed memoir dies in a fall down some library steps, people are shocked but no foul play is suspected. Not until an unpublished memoir is discovered - now things are looking very suspicious, indeed. Loved it!
Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate)

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If you're a foodie you are going to enjoy this book. If you love New York and/or Paris (even if you've never been there!), you're going to enjoy this book. I loved all the foodie references and and the little peeks into little known parts of both cities. I wish I could have warmed up to the writer a little more. For someone with all she has going for her, she seemed pretty immature and whiny to me which distracted from this lovely little book.
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