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The Promise Girls (Bostwick)

The Promise Girls (Bostwick)

Some authors have a way of grabbing you from the very first sentence … and Marie Bostwick is one of those authors. I really enjoyed this book.  CRDL does not currently own a copy of this title, but it can be obtained through MeLCat.  I would recommend this book  — this author really, for anyone who enjoys Debbie Macomber, Elin Hilderbrand, Kristin Hannah or Jane Green. Title: The Promise Girls Author: Marie Bostwick Genre: General Fiction Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation…

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A Worthy Pursuit (Witemeyer)

A Worthy Pursuit (Witemeyer)

Karen Witemeyer has yet to write a book I didn’t love! So, what do you do when what you thought, or were led to believe is not the truth?  This is the situation Stone Hammond, “the best tracker in Texas” finds himself in.  The story of Stone Hammond and Charlotte “Lottie” Atherton was a fun one, with some action and adventure mixed in with the characters learning to trust and love.  I definitely recommend this book to anyone who has…

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Mrs. Pringle of Fairacre (Read)

Mrs. Pringle of Fairacre (Read)

I don’t even know how to describe this book …. there really wasn’t a plot, just a woman talking about and sharing anecdotes about Mrs. Fairacre, through the eyes of others in the village, yet found myself enjoying it. Title: Mrs. Pringle of Fairacre Series: Fairacre #17 Author: Miss Read Genre: Fiction Publisher: Mariner Release Date: 1989 Format: eAudio (Hoopla) Through the eyes of many Fairacre friends, we trace Mrs. Pringle’s life and her stormy standing as the redoubtable cleaner…

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A Man Called Ove (Backman)

A Man Called Ove (Backman)

I LOVED this book …. this story about a crotchety old man had me at times laughing out loud and smiling to myself, but at the end had me in tears.  This is one of those books that I’m not sure I would enjoy quite so much in print.  I really felt as though the narrator was making the book even better than it already was!  You can find it on both  Hoopla and Overdrive  if you are interested in…

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The One Your Really Want (Mansell)

The One Your Really Want (Mansell)

This was a fun read (listen).  The audio book narrator had the most excellent British and Scottish accent making it even more enjoyable to listen to!  I would compare this author’s writing style to Liane Moriarty and Maeve Binchy, although their books tend to have more characters who’s lives intertwine, whereas, this book didn’t. I will be looking for more Jill Mansell books to listen to and read in the future. Title: The One You Really Want Author: Jill Mansell…

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Shine Like the Dawn (Turansky)

Shine Like the Dawn (Turansky)

Margaret (Maggie) Lounsberry works at her grandmother’s millinery shop to help support her grandmother, herself and her younger sister Violet … the only family she has left after a tragic boating accident caused her mother, father and older sister to drown 4 years ago. Nathaniel (Nate) Harcourt, the son of William Harcourt, master at Morningside Manor, where Maggie’s father worked, was her best friend growing up, but when the tragic accident took place, Nate wasn’t there for her … and…

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The Miniaturist (Burton)

The Miniaturist (Burton)

The story of a young woman (Nella) in Amsterdam in the 1600’s struggling to find her place in her new life as wife of a prominent merchant trader, who doesn’t seem to be interested in being a true husband to her.  To give Nella something to occupy her time, he buys her a miniature house replicating their home.  Nella contacts a miniaturist to create pieces for the dollhouse, which seem to be able to foretell the future. This book was…

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By Book or By Crook (Gates)

By Book or By Crook (Gates)

I enjoyed this cozy mystery.  There were a few parts of the story that were a little stretchy in terms of what I think could realistically happen but I could overlook them for the sake of the story.  For example: the library staff decide to start hosting talks about Jane Austen … first of all, working here in the library I have seen our programming team in action, and I know they spend months planning programs, it doesn’t happen over…

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The More of Less (Becker)

The More of Less (Becker)

Becker brings up a lot of very good points about all the excess belongings we all own and made me think again that I need to pare down the stuff in my home.  I agree with much of what he says about excess belongings actually creating stress. I hate clutter anyway, and listening to this book got me motivated again to try to cull more unneeded stuff from my home.   I have over the past year or so been really…

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Princess Ever After (Hauck)

Princess Ever After (Hauck)

Although the story was a bit unbelievable at times (but then again, aren’t most fairy tales somewhat unbelievable), I really enjoyed it. Title: Princess Ever After Series: Royal Wedding #2 Author: Rachel Hauck Genre: Christian Fiction Publisher: Zondervan Release Date: February 4, 2014 Format: eAudio (Hoopla) Pages: 360