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The Rosie Effect (Simsion)

The Rosie Effect (Simsion)

In this sequel to “The Rosie Project”, Don and Rosie are now married and living in New York …. and Rosie’s pregnant.  The funny story relates how Don prepares himself for becoming a father and must learn that he needs to be more than just a scientist in order to be a successful father and save his marriage.  An enjoyable story, but again, reader beware, contains adult language. Title: The Rosie Effect Series: Don Tillman Author: Graeme Simsion Genre: Literary…

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The Rosie Project (Simsion)

The Rosie Project (Simsion)

Don Tillman is a genetics professor … who is also has Asperger’s … yet he doesn’t seem to know that.  Professor Tillman has decided he wants to get married, so he begins “The Wife Project”.  He constructs a very thorough questionnaire to screen potential candidates, and when he first meets Rosie  he immediately decides she is not a suitable candidate, but over the course of the novel, he ends up realizing, she is actually the perfect candidate!  A fun story,…

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Longbourn (Baker)

Longbourn (Baker)

Longbourn by Jo Baker is a loose retelling of the story of Pride and Prejudice from the perspective of the servants, most notably, a kitchen maid named Sarah.  As a fan of Pride and Prejudice, I enjoyed this novel and think others would as well. Title: Longbourn Author: Jo Baker Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Knopf Release Date: October 8, 2013 Format: Availalbe in hardcover, trade paperback, and eBook Pages: 352 Find this title in the CRDL Catalog

This Could Change Everything (Jill Mansell)

This Could Change Everything (Jill Mansell)

A fun, lighthearted read.  Each of the characters at some point in the book realizes how one event or action can (and in these cases) does totally change the course of their lives.  I listened to the audio version available via Hoopla — the narrator was awesome! Title: This Could Change Everything Author: Jill Mansell Genre: Fiction Publisher: Headline Review (Audiobook published by Tantor Audio) Release Date: January 25, 2018 (Audiobook released June 5, 2018) Format: Available in hardcover, paperback,…

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Christian Fiction

Christian Fiction

Many people think Christian Fiction is a genre full of Amish stories and historical romances, but the genre has grown by leaps and bounds and is so much more.  The Christian Fiction genre includes something for just about everyone these days, it’s just a matter of matching up your tastes with the correct author.  Many authors who write in the Christian Fiction genre write in series, but there are also many books that stand alone, and many times books that…

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The Library at the Edge of the World (Felicity Hayes-McCoy)

The Library at the Edge of the World (Felicity Hayes-McCoy)

This book was good, but not great. I for the most part enjoyed it, but not as much as I wanted too. Of course the title was what first drew me to this title, and then when I read some of the reviews and they said things like “reminiscent of Maeve Binchy” I thought I would love it …. I really like Maeve Binchy’s books. Aside from the fact that it was set in Ireland and Maeve Binchy was mentioned…

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Masquerade (Moser)

Masquerade (Moser)

The ending and how each of the two main characters decided to live out their lives in America seemed rather abrupt and rushed, but overall a good story.  The author includes some extra information about some of the people, places and fashion at the end of the book that was rather interesting. Title: Masquerade Author: Nancy Moser Genre: Christian Fiction Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Release Date: August 1, 2010 Format: Trade paperback Pages: 400 1886, New York City: Charlotte Gleason,…

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Weddings at Promise Lodge (Hubbard)

Weddings at Promise Lodge (Hubbard)

Another enjoyable story about our friends from Promise Lodge … I anticipate a 4th book in this series, as one of the characters who was supposed to get married in this book calls off her wedding, but by the end has reconciled with her intended. Title: Weddings at Promise Lodge Series: Promise Lodge #3 Author: Charlotte Hubbard Genre: Christian Fiction (Amish) Publisher: Zebra Release Date: June 27, 2017 Format: Audiobook (Hoopla) Pages: 368 pages (9 hours, 3 minutes) Founded by…

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The Christmas Cradle (Hubbard)

The Christmas Cradle (Hubbard)

The last of the Seasons of the Heart series by Charlotte Hubbard introduces some new residents to Willow Ridge … a nice story based during the Christmas season. Title: The Christmas Cradle Series: Season of the Heart #6 Author: Charlotte Hubbard Genre: Christian Fiction (Amish) Publisher: Zebra Release Date: September 15, 2015 Format: Audiobook (Hoopla) Pages: 368 pages (9 hours, 30 minutes) For the peaceful town of Willow Ridge, November presents an early holiday surprise. Stranded in the snow, 18-year-old…

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A Simple Vow (Hubbard)

A Simple Vow (Hubbard)

Charlotte Hubbard writes Amish stories not like any others.  The Amish communities in her stories are usually a bit more on the liberal side than what you typically read about.  They always seem to have lots of money, but they aren’t without their trials and troubles.  I enjoy her stories … they are different. A Simple Vow is book one in a new series for Hubbard, but I would recommend reading the Seasons of the Heart series first.  That series…

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