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Lightkeeper's Bride

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While I didn't read the first two book in the series I was able to pick up the plot line. The Wild Rose is full of romance and historical detail. There were some interesting subplots too. The author used short chapters and a lot of characters to move the 600 page book along. I will now have to go back and read The Tea Rose and The Winter Rose.
Velva Jean Learns to Fly

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This was a great second book in the Velma Jean series. You didn't need to read the first book to get the beauty of Velma Jeans tale.I loved the way the book blended history with Velma Jean's determination. Velma Jean is an unforgettable character ! I loved the book and have recommended it to friends.
Ein Teelöffel Land und Meer

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A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is a complex story of two twins,the loss of one and the survival of the other.The story takes place in 1980's Iran just after the revolution. It is woven with Iranian history and American pop culture. Saba and Mahtab are told that twins are bound together by blood. Saba has only partial memory of what happened to her twinand her mother. In order to deal with everyday life Saba tells a series of stories about her twins life in between her stories is a series of stories told by the village women who know the truth.From the first page the author grabs your attention and makes you want to continue turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning to find Saba's truth.
What Happened to My Sister

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I really enjoyed What Happeened to My sister. It started from page one.Ii. grabs your attention and keeps it til the book is done. Ms. flocks characters are so vivid they jump from the page. You find yourself wondering what will happen to Carrie next. I found myself up til the wee hours of the morning finishing this book I just and to know what happened to Carrie ans Emma!
The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus: A Novel About Marriage, Motherhood, and Mayhem

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I won this as a Library Thing ARC copy. It was a fast delightful read in a poem style. It had some laugh out loud funny things. I think that the closer to 50 you are the more you appresiate the book.
The Art of Saying Goodbye: A Novel

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The Art of saying Good bye is about what is important to you home ,family and taking the time to do what is important to you. Each of the characters brought a different importance to the story. The story show us that even though we are all difference we all have the same things in common. I think each of the characters showed qualities we each possess and struggle with and how a life changing event can change us.
Praise Jerusalem!

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I received a copy from Library Thing and Bell Bridge Book I am grateful for the opportunity to read this book. I did find the size a little awkward to to try and read.In the book Amelia the main character switches from the present to the past to reveal her past in a segregated south . The story is of friendship faith and choices in Jerusalem Ga.
Miss Timmins' School for Girls: A Novel

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I love debut novels. This one had all the elements. Set in India in the 1970's. It has drug sex and rock in roll mixed with a murder mystery. I think it was interesting to see the Indian culture in the 70's. I thought the book was a little long and would drag on at points.Over all I thought the book was good and will recommend it to friends who like South Asian fiction.
Birds of Paradise

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I was pleasantly surprised when I received the audio book. The narrator has a smooth and soothing voice as she tells the tale of Felice Muir who ran away at age 13.I loved that the story was surrounded by food but a little disappointed that it wasn't about Arab-American culture. I would have love the story more if it was a hardcover version rather than audio but I would recommend the audio to friend who were looking for a good story.
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