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The Book of Secrets: A Novel

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I loved this book. It was very intense. When I was done reading it, I was sorry that it was over. Filled with literary references, it takes you through the life and love of its two main characters. I would highly recommend this book. Elizabeth Arnold did a fantastic job on this one.
Ribbons For Their Hair 

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I enjoyed the combination of mystery and romance but being a history buff it was the historical aspect of the book that most intrigued me.Chasen is a natural storyteller making it easy to follow the book as it took us through both modern times and the past. Chasen's knowledge of the Jewish community is evident in her descriptions throughout the book. I thoroughly enjoyed being introduced to a culture that I previously had little knowledge of.
The Bridesmaid (Home to Hickory Hollow Book #2)

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I so enjoy Beverly Lewis' books. She does such a wonderful job of detailing Amish life. It makes it easy for my mind to escape to the different lifestyle of this culture. I particularly like the relationship that she created for Joanna and her sister in this book. Another great story from Beverly. I can't wait for the next one.
Wishes and Stitches: A Cypress Hollow Yarn

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What a great love story. This book was a page turner. The characters are very real with a variety of characteristics that you would find in a real person. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romance.
Unforeseeable (Road to Kingdom Book #3)

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Great book! Being a fan of this genre of books I thoroughly enjoyed Inescapable. I read the entire book in one day. The suspense of the story just kept it flowing. I am looking forward to Book Two. Nancy Mehl is truly a talented writer.
No Safe Harbor

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A good book. I enjoy historic fiction and Elizabeth Ludwig didn't disappoint with her take on New York City in the 1890s. I enjoyed getting to know the character, Cara, and her quest to find her brother. The suspense in the end left me wondering where the next book in the series will take us. I look forward to seeing where it leads.
Courting Cate

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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a different take on an Amish book. Cate has to help raise her younger sister, Betsy after their mother dies in childbirth. The character of Cate is based on Taming of the Shrew. There similarities to Shakespeare's work but many differences too. Cate is an interesting character. She's had to grow up fast but that's taught her how to be a strong woman. I thought this was a very good book. Easy to read. I'm looking forward to the next installment.
Summer in the South

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I really enjoy books about the South and this one was certainly no disappointment. This was one of those books that you just can't put down. The mystery kept me turning the pages. Following the heritage of the families in the book was another interesting aspect that I enjoyed. The ending was great!!
A Most Peculiar Circumstance (Ladies of Distinction Book #2)

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The main character Arabella Beckett is a woman after my own heart. A suffragette, her main goal in life is to help other women - those who find themselves in particularly bad situations. Jen Turano does a terrific job with humor in this book. She also helps us to better understand and respect the differences of opinions that exist in society. A wonderful book. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
A Fierce Radiance: A Novel

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Great book. Set in the early part of World War II. It's easy to be swept into the world of single mom, Claire Shipley during a time when it was uncommon for a woman to be divorced. She's an ambitious photographer for Life magazine who doesn't take no as an answer as she chases stories about the beginnings of the use of antibiotics during an age when people die from scratches to their knees. Claire's work crosses over into her everyday life taking the reading on an interesting journey.Author Lauren Belfer has done her research on the era and that coupled with her immense talent makes for compelling reading.
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