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Three Blind Dates (Dating by Numbers Series Book 1)
Three Blind Dates (Dating by Numbers Series Book 1)

Review: I loved the banter between Noely and her BFF Dylan. Actually the author writes the banter between the main character, her family, and especially the three "blind dates" incredibly well. This book is Rom-Com at its finest. I very much like the writing style and voice of author Meghan Quinn and look forward to more of this series. Read more

The Once and Future King
The Once and Future King

Review: This book explores from a slightly different angle the story of King Arthur. The storyline is both readily familiar and yet new. The writing is crisp, fascinating, and infused with its own magic.

One of the neat aspects of this book is that the author periodically steps into the writing to tell you that Malory had this to say and, well, he says it better, so for more info on this, why don't you just go read his account of this part of the story. Pretty interesting way to go about it. ... Read more

Unexpected Arrivals
Unexpected Arrivals

Review: This was my first time reading anything by Stephie Walls. It took me a while to get into it but once I did, I couldn't put it down. The books plot twists kept me guessing and I loved that. I don't want to be reading something and knowing exactly what happens next. You certainly don't with this book :)
James and Cora's story had pretty much everything you want in a book. Second chance love, secret baby, estranged family etc.... I could go on but I think you should just 1-click it and see for y... Read more

The Beautiful and Damned (AmazonClassics Edition)
The Beautiful and Damned (AmazonClassics Edition)

Review: A reader of Fitzgerald will not be surprised of the themes or characters they find in this book. Here is a writer who worked out the demons of his own life, on the page, for all of us to watch. He showed us the bright light of the beautiful people that draws us close like moths at night, and the inevitable shabbiness and death of the real light of next morning.

Here, as begun in "This Side of..." and ended in "Tender is..." is Fitzgerald's complicated struggle with art and love and fame... Read more

Silas Marner (AmazonClassics Edition)
Silas Marner (AmazonClassics Edition)

Review: Silas Marner is a quick, short, beautiful, and touching read. Yes, high school freshman, once upon a time the English language had elegance and style. It once not only told what happened, but evoked emotion and sentiment. Being bored my genius says more about the reader than the author. If you find this classic boring, rest assured the failing is yours. Read more

The Adventures of Hatchet Jack (The Mountain Men Book 4)
The Adventures of Hatchet Jack (The Mountain Men Book 4)

Review: This book is just ok...written as more of a documentary. There is very little character dialogue, and the story just kept repeating itself. Glad it was free.
I recommend The Big Sky, by A. B. Guthrie, if you are interested in a mountain man story. Would love to add it to my Kindle collection, but only available in paperback. Read more

Robinson Crusoe (Penguin Classics)
Robinson Crusoe (Penguin Classics)

Review: I read this book for a environmental literature class, and although it is a classic, after reading it I do not know what's so good about it. I really disliked it. I did not find it interesting. It was also unsatisfying. Read more

The Remains of the Day (Vintage International)
The Remains of the Day (Vintage International)

Review: Tedious, boring and definitely stagnant. Who really cares about the recollections of a butler who apparently isn't particularly bright. The only good thing I can say is that it is fast reading and that is because there is no substance. Read more

Sense and Sensibility - Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility - Pride and Prejudice

Review: With all the novels together it is a good opportunity to read some previously unread novels of Austin's. My unexpected good read was Mansfield Park and that, together with Pride and Prejudice, are my favorites that I was to read again and again. Read more

Half a War (Shattered Sea, Book 3)
Half a War (Shattered Sea, Book 3)

Review: Solid ending to the trilogy. It's not near as thrilling as the Before They Were Hanged series, but Father Yarvi is complex enough to keep you interested in his schemes and the final outcome. The nod to modern technology took some of the thrill from the ending. I would have preferred a gritty final battle with the best swordsmen on each side squaring off. Read more

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