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It's All About the Dress: What I Learned in Forty Years About Men, Women, Sex, and Fashion

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this is the first Steampunk I've read, I really did enjoy it and will be looking for other books similar, The story itself was almost a simple version of a Sherlock Holmes feeling, then it changed and became its own genre. IndianaJones, lovers may enjoy this.
New Orleans Noir

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This is an interesting read. So many different things to find out about the city, both present and past. Some of the stories are a bit hard to hear, but they belong here.
What Happened to My Sister

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Elizabeth Flock has written another great story. It is a tragic story of childhood. If you read Me and Emma, then it is a continuation that fills in the blanks. If it is your first book by Flock the story is well told, and I would recommend that you read the other also.Carrie Parker, has loved her alcoholic mother so much that she has tried her best to leave Emma behind and start over. To please her mother, who has mentally and physically abused her, Emma never gives up hope nor does she ever tell anyone how dire her life is.I do hope that Elizabeth Flocks continues witting for years, I am excited to see what is next.
The Bourbon Street Ripper

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I am thrilled to have read The Bourbon Street Ripper. I am living in New Orleans for a year, which makes this even better. Leo King has covered much information of the city and surrounding communities. A book seller told me to enjoy a new town read a fiction book about it, or better a mystery. The story itself is exciting, King has pulled together a great cast, the characters work well together, and each has a side story of their own. King has put this together without getting readers lost. The language is a pleasant read, not needing a dictionary, and yet colorful. I hope he will be writing for years along these lines, and I will be looking for the next book. I am not happy that for this first book he chose to make it into two books instead of finishing it, but it is interesting with a tour of New Orleans. The voodoo at the end is a bit out of place, it could have been brought a bit more earlier, making it a better part of the story. The layout of the story should have been worked over better the the editor, hope the remainder of the story is checked over and put to right.
Cold Light: A Novel

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Jenn Ashworth has given us an exciting read. The story is set in a time where young girls are at their most venerable age, and some of the worst mistake are made. It is a story that all can relate to in some degree, the place where we must make a choice of fitting in. Laura, (Lola is her nick name) throughout the story makes treacherous mistakes, most of her trouble is wanting to fit in with her friend Chloe. Laura is a bit alone, due to the fact that her father is mentally ill, and I feel she just got lost along the way. I enjoyed the way the author structured the story, you knew some things but not all things, and the way that the fit together. A story that will stay with you for some time after you finish.
The Girl Below: A Novel

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I really like when the characters in a book are given names that fit them well. Bianca Zander has done a great job with her telling of a young woman who has experienced many sad, strange, and wonderful things in her life. Her description of the countries, England, New Zealand and a Greek island, made the flow of her story more intriguing. The loss of Suki's mother, the non-father, father, the friend in Pippa and no one could be better than Peggy, at being Peggy. I enjoyed this tale, the old bunker was a great spook, and Suki’s slipping back and forth was very creative. You should give this book a try, you will find a good read, from a new author.
A Half Forgotten Song: A Novel

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The story told by Katherine Webb is amazing. I have enjoyed her way of describing the beauty of the Dorset coast making it possible to feel that you are there as the story is told. She also makes you feel that you were meeting the characters almost as a villager. By the time the story was over I felt I could have lived there among them. The story it self is about a young Mitzy Hatcher, who grows up without a father, and a mother who is unable to guide her. Charles Aubrey has come to stay for several summers with his two daughters Elodie and Dephine, and their mother Celeste. As an artist Charles has sketched Mitzy and that is where the story begins. As a child who has had no friends nor family she now has trouble understanding her part in their lives thus trying to find her way to hold unto what she has found. The characters Zach and Hannah bring the story to present time as they try to put their lives back together after the loss of their spouses and find a way to begin again and at the same time they are there for Mitzy to finish her story.
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