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The Hardest Thing to Do

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I recieved this book as an early reviewer, and I honestly had a hard time getting into it. Once I did, I could not put it down. There are a lot of characters and the list of the community was very helpful. A very heartfelt and intelligent read. The detail of the 14th century lifestyle of the monks was well written and opened a whole new world in which you could taste, hear and feel their emotions. Excellent story, and a surprising ending. The back cover needs to be re-written, poor description of this wonderful book. Hard to read also, small print. I will be reading the first 3 of the series.
The Flanders Panel

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Don't even bother with this book. It goes nowhere fast. A long line of gross and pathetic characters fill the pages with boring details that lead to basically nothing. Intriguing idea, poorly executed.
Water for Elephants

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Amazing book. Hard to put down. Actually, I refused to watch the movie. Rich in detail, emotion and I love the old man character of Jacob. He was priceless. 
Watership Down: A Novel

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Beautifully written. A remarkable tale that draws you in and holds you till the last page. The grass becomes real beneath your feet, warm scents of flowers in the breeze rush the scences, and every precious rabbit of Watership Down becomes a cherished friend. I will read this book over again, many times.
Daughter of The Mountain

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This magical, yet slightly dark novel about Sorcha & her 6 brothers, was beautifully written and hard to put down. I would highly recomend this book.
A Lineage of Grace

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The 5 women in this book are more courageous, and faithful than anyone I know today. What they had to indure in their lives was heartbreaking. The results of their strong hearts and faith, makes them shinning examples to any woman going through difficulty. 
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: Vampire Hunter

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Very entertaining. Somewhat believable, in a strange way. For a fictional story, it intertwines with history well.  
Birds in Fall: A Novel

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I had a hard time reading this book. I was expecting something different, not so depressing, almost too real to be an interesting story. Just people that passed in the night under tragic cirumstances. Nothing to look forward to, just depressing.
The Lady and the Unicorn

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I love this book. It was the first book I read that each chapter was dedicated to one character in first person. In this manner of writting, I was able to become familier with each person intimitly. Very colorful, detailed, passionate. ** The cover of the book is one of the tapestries that was historically written about. I recognized it on the walls in the Harry Potter's movies in the common room for Gryffindor. **
The Next Sure Thing

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A very fast paced story of a talented young man, with a passion and talent for playing guitar blues. Cree, has a second talent. Betting on just the right winning horse at the local racetrack. By chance, or in this case fate, Cree meets a powerful man at the racetrack who hires him to make his bets. In return, Cree's new boss, Win Hardy, books him a studio recording, pays a year rent, and helps his family with money, like it just fell out of the sky. Cree can't believe his luck, but soon finds out there is a huge price to pay attached to it. The real game of life and death begins, as Cree, tries to out smart and outplay Hardy at the track. A fun read.
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