Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

This novel is the story of Guy Montag, a fireman who lives in a future where firemen set houses on fire to burn books, rather than put then out. The people in this society do not read books, enjoy nature, spend time by themselves, think independently, or have meaningful conversations. Instead, they drive very fast and watch excessive amounts of television. When Montag encounters a strange seventeen-year-old girl named Clarisse McClellan, who seems to be the opposite of everything Guy…

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Just in Time (Bostwick)

Just in Time (Bostwick)

I don’t think I’ve read anything by this author that I didn’t like! Although this book wasn’t as much about quilting as some of her others, there was still quilting and sewing included! Title: Just In Time Author: Marie Bostwick Genre: Fiction Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation Release Date: March 27, 2018 Format: print, ebook, audiobook Pages: 328 Fifteen years ago, Grace Saunders vowed to take her beloved husband for better or worse. Now she’s coming to terms with difficult choices…

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Cinder – Marissa Meyer

Cinder – Marissa Meyer

I am surprised by how much in enjoyed this book! I have never been a big fan of the original Cinderella; she is really only good at being nice and pretty, which makes for a pretty boring character.  But Cinder isn’t like that at all; she’s adventurous and snarky and good at fixing things; so much more in charge of her own destiny than her fairy tail counterpart. I loved the details about Cinder’s cyborgy additions; how she can tell…

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The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter (Gaynor)

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter (Gaynor)

This novel tells the story of two women, a century apart, who are related …. one the daughter of a lighthouse keeper, who, through her act of bravery during a storm, becomes a heroine ; the other her great-granddaughter. Parts of this novel are based on true events, the first woman, the lighthouse keeper’s daughter was an actual person, who did indeed help to rescue survivors from a shipwreck in 1838. Title: The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter Author: Hazel Gaynor Genre:…

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The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter (Skomal)

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter (Skomal)

Yes, I read two books, back-to-back with the same exact title … This was a very interesting book about a real woman lighthouse keeper in Newport, Rhode Island in the 1800’s. There were times when the book felt redundant, and times when it felt like it went off on a tangent unrelated to Ida Lewis, but overall, still interesting. Title: The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter Author: Lenore Skomal Genre: Nonfiction Publisher: Globe Pequot Release Date: June 15, 2010 Format: Trade paperback,…

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The Thief of Lanwyn Manor (Sarah E. Ladd)

The Thief of Lanwyn Manor (Sarah E. Ladd)

I really enjoyed this story, with just enough mystery to keep the reader wondering who was behind all the strange things that were happening, but also with enough clues that, although you couldn’t be sure certain persons were the culprit, you were pretty sure they were at least involved, and just a dash of romance! I had read the first book in this series, but when I started this book I did not realize this was part of a series….

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Hope on the Inside (Bostwick)

Hope on the Inside (Bostwick)

I generally love Marie Bostwick’s books … I liked this one, but didn’t LOVE it. Although not Christian Fiction, I would generally characterize Bostwick’s books as being “clean reads” …. this one fell just short of being able to call it that, which seemed uncharacteristic for her. The story line was good, and I overall, I did enjoy it … just not as much as her other titles. Title: Hope on the Inside Author: Marie Bostwick Genre: General Fiction Publisher:…

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The Giver of Stars (Moyes)

The Giver of Stars (Moyes)

I really liked this book … but I think overall, I liked “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” a tad bit better. I know there is some controversy surrounding this title, and whether or not the idea(s) were plagiarized — it’s hard to tell. There are some similarities. I feel like this book focused more on the lives of the characters and only glossed over the pack horse librarian project. “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” also went pretty in…

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The Whispers of War (Julia Kelly)

The Whispers of War (Julia Kelly)

I loved this book … If you enjoy historical fiction, I believe you will enjoy this book. The audio (available on CD and through Overdrive/Libby) was excellent! In August of 1939, as Britain watches the headlines in fear of another devastating war with Germany, three childhood friends must choose between friendship or country. Erstwhile socialite Nora is determined to find her place in the Home Office’s Air Raid Precautions Department, matchmaker Hazel tries to mask two closely guarded secrets with…

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The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

What a chilling and enthralling dystopian future Margaret Atwood has imagined in this novel! The main character, Offred is a “handmaid”, a woman who has been forced to serve in the household of a high ranking infertile couple as a surrogate. She remembers a “time before”, when she was married with a child. In the time before, women were allowed to have jobs, bank accounts and the ability to read. But, a strange dictatorship has taken over the United States,…

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