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The Hideaway (Denton)

The Hideaway (Denton)

Sara Jenkins left Sweet Bay, Alabama as soon as she was old enough to do so, and although she makes weekly phone calls back home to her eccentric grandmother, she doesn’t seem to find many opportunities to visit. And then it’s too late. Her grandmother, Mags, has died and left her house “The Hideaway” to Sara, with instructions for Sara to fix it up … then do with it what she will. Will Sara be able to walk away from…

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The Last Piece (Clark)

The Last Piece (Clark)

This is the story of a woman who gets the chance to reconnect with the child she gave up for adoption 50 years ago. You really feel for the main character and at times truly don’t like her daughter. The other three daughters the main character has after giving up her first daughter all have issues of their own, which makes for interesting stories. It was confusing at first, when I didn’t realize it was set it England, and some…

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The Other Bennet Sister (Hadlow)

The Other Bennet Sister (Hadlow)

If you are a fan of Pride and Prejudice, you will enjoy “The Other Bennet Sister”. This novel is, in a way, partially a retelling of “Pride and Prejudice”, but told from Mary’s perspective and extending well beyond where “Pride and Prejudice” ends. Hearing the story as told from Mary’s point of view gives the reader some sympathy for how badly she is treated and leaves the reader rooting for Mary to get her happy ending! Title: The Other Bennet…

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Between Friends (Macomber)

Between Friends (Macomber)

This was different than the usual Debbie Macomber novel … still a great story, but not her usual romance story. This novel was a story of two girl friends, spanning from the time they are small children through their adult life into about retirement age. Jillian and Lesley are from two very different families, but form a friendship at a young age that lasts a life time — even when their lives go in very different directions. I truly enjoyed…

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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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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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Be Careful What You Wish For (Jeffrey Archer)

Be Careful What You Wish For (Jeffrey Archer)

Book 4 of the Clifton Chronicles picks up right where book 3 left off … sadly I read book 3 in 2016. Why did I not continue with the series then, I don’t know, and I wish I had as, although the characters are all familiar to me, I can’t really remember their stories and entirely how we got to where we are now. This series follows the Barrington/Clifton families.  Emma {Barrington} Clifton is the head of her family’s large…

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Wife of the Gods – Kwei Quartey

Wife of the Gods – Kwei Quartey

This book was both familiar and completely fresh to me. I love a good mystery and author Kwei Quartey really delivered that!  When a promising young medial student is murdered in the small town of Ketanu, Ghana, there is only one man who can solve her murder – Detective Inspector Darko Dawson. Dawson is a talented detective, but in order to solve the case he must face down local police interference, a dangerous religious practice, and his own painful past….

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