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Never Seduce a Scot: The Montgomerys and Armstrongs

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Maya Banks has done it again! I won my first Banks book on LibraryThing in the past, I liked it so well I went out a purchased the rest of the series and now it looks like I will be doing so again with this one. She shows how you can make things work out for the better even in the worst circumstances as long as your willing to try. Eveline and Graeme have everything against them in the beginning but manage to fall for each other and beat the bad guy as well as getting both clans together after a long feud. It's warm and funny with enough wit not to be considered sappy! I will most certainly be getting Bowen's story as soon as it hits the shelves.
The Silent Girl: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

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Having seen the Rizzoli and Isles series I thought to give this book a shot, and was not disappointed! It through me off at first because I expected the lives of the main characters to be the same, but once you get over the differences the story is wonderful. Tess Gerritsen keeps you interested and wanting more. I will most certainly be checking out more of her books and would recommend them to others.
The Thin in 10 Weight-Loss Plan: Transform Your Body (and Life!) in Minutes a Day

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"The Thin in 10 Weight-Loss Plan" is perfectly designed for those of us that really want to get into shape but never have the time to follow any of the plans that catch our fancy. By being a combination of fitness and nutrition, this plan really can change your life. The book is written in an easy to follow format and the advice allows you to start in different places along the plan depending on your current fitness level and goals.I will recommend this book and this plan to all of my friends and family.
In Bed with a Highlander

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First, I have to say I was extremely disappointed in the publisher for the time it has taken to receive this book! I received it a month AFTER it was published. Moving on. . .No matter how angry I am with the publisher, the author did a wonderful job writing this book. Maya Banks was a new author to me and I have to say I was not disappointed in this book! She really brought the characters alive and made the story intriguing! Once I started reading I could not put it down! I won't give away the story, but anyone whose into romantic suspense, or drama will LOVE this, so go get it!
Lincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever

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I’m not sure what to make of this entertaining, though not enlightening, account of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination at the hands of John Wilkes Booth. While I thoroughly believe that history can be as entertaining as fiction, I do feel that there’s a level of accountability that an author must conform to if he purports to tell the truth. This means that you are allowed to provide opinions, but you must state that that’s what they are. When you stray from truth to unsubstantiated speculation, you cannot shroud you words as facts. Abraham Lincoln was arguably the most controversial American in the history of this great country. As a president, he had as many failures as successes. But O’Reilly and Dugard make no mention of this and do a great disservice to the memory of a great, but flawed man. Lincoln never belonged to an organized religion but the authors portray him as a reverent Christian.As to the style of the prose, I found myself chuckling at some point and groaning at others. “The great hooves of his horse beat a tattoo on the bad roads and forest trail of Central Virginia,” begins one chapter. And do I really need to know about Mary Surratt’s menstruation while she was awaiting execution? They mention that Booth planned on yelling “Sic semper tyrannis” but do not mention it when detailing the attack. There’s a photograph at the beginning of Part Three that is captioned “The last known photograph of Lincoln, February 1865,” though there is a photograph taken in March of the same year that I have found.And the charge that Samuel Mudd was a knowing conspirator in the assassination plot needs more evidence. Historians are split on his involvement on the kidnapping plot and most agree he had nothing to do with the assassination. But O’Reilly and Dugard split no hair as they brand the man who was exonerated by Reagan and Carter as complicit in murder.In all, the book has far too many shortcomings for me to endorse it in any way. Anyone interested in the Civil War or Lincoln’s assassination have fare better materials to consider, particularly Kauffman’s “American Brutus” or Sandburg’s Lincoln biography.
Prince of Ravenscar

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Well. . .I have to say Catherine Coulter has done it again! Loved this story almost as much as the very first time I picked up one of her books! It made me remember why I loved reading her to begin with. Since we often have to wait MONTHS in between her books, sometimes longer, I tend to forget and get caught up in other authors! This story will make you laugh at some of the ridiculous comments, it will even make your head spin trying to keep up, but it will also make you cry! To me, that's what makes a great author, someone who has the talent to get more than one emotion at a time out of their readers! So, I will not go into the story and I will tell you that you should just buy it and then you could read it twice! Though I do wonder if she will give Wicked Tongued Leah and Vengeful Richard their own story??
Starting Now: A Blossom Street Novel

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I think Starting Now is a good book for anyone who wants a soft read. By that, I just mean a book that lets you know there are authors out there who can write about 'real' life stuff. Her characters in this story (and I mean all of them) are wonderful normal people. There is even the teen pregnancy issue that people have to deal with. She writes the characters and the way they handle their problems in a way everyone can understand. There is no jumping around, she blend their lives together smoothly. I enjoyed it, but for me I like a lot of mystery and suspense in most my books, but I would buy a Debbie Macomber book for my 'normal' days in a heartbeat!!
A Lady Awakened

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Cecilia Grant starts out this book with some trouble. I could not really get into it until after the first few chapters, but once I was, the book was suprisingly good. You can really feel the characters toward the end. I would like to have been able to relate to, or at least feel the characters all the way through, but hopefully she can fix that in her next novel. Which I will be happy to have the chance to read! It looks like she will be a great author once she works the kinks out!
Crystal Gardens

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Once again JAK has managed to come up with another wonderous story that can go off into many different directions should she decide to give other characters their own story. The hero and heroine in this book are characters anyone can relate to, which makes them almost real to you as you read. There is a sense of family, drama, danger, and romance all rolled up in one. Evie and Lucas have to deal with danger from two different directions while also having to deal with Lucas' family barging in on them in the process! Clearly she is going to come up with another "Ladies of Lantern Street" novel and hopefully I will have the honor of reviewing those as well! Happy reading everyone!
Nightingale Way

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This was my first Emily March book and I went in already assuming it would be one of them stereotypical-sappy-love story types. BIG mistake!! She surprised me with Jack and Cat's character's. They have presence in the story, you can actually feel who they are through the pages. Without giving anything away, I will say reading this made me want to go looking for my own Eternity Springs! She lets you get to know ALL the characters in town and makes you want to run out and by their stories so you can keep up with the people. I know that I will be looking out for more from Emily March's Eternity Spring series because I want to find out what happens with Jack and Cam's Mountain! Happy reading people!!
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