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Book Reviews
Title
Peaches for Father Francis
Author
Joanne Harris
Review
A revisit to the village featured in the book, Chocolat. Vianne Rochet returns from her present home in Paris with her two daughters. Gentle mystery ensues with diverse characters in the changing times of the region.   Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
How to Write and Self Publish eBooks for Free!
Author
Jessica Cambrook
Review
I found it rather ironic that I had to pay for a book that had "for Free!" in its title. Very informative nonetheless.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
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Title
Freak of Nature
Author
Julia Crane
Review

I love Freak of Nature. It's so different from what I've read. It grabs you hostage from page one. I love Quess, Lucas, and Kaitlyn! They are my favorite characters. This is the first book I have read by Julia Crane and it certainly won't be the last.   Library Catalog
Rating
5
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Title
The Enemy
Author
Lee Child
Review
A fast paced thriller. This is the 2nd Jack Reacher novel I've read and I plan to read the rest. If you've read Lee Child books, you'll understand and if you haven't, you are missing entertaining reading.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Simply Alice
Author
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Review
This book is about Alice surviving her first year of high school. She tries new thing and makes new friends. She almost lost her BFF's, but in the end it all went well.  Library Catalog
Rating
3
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Title
Winter Bride
Author
Anne Gracie
Review
The second book in the Chance Sisters series. I enjoyed it even though the plot line was somewhat predictable because the main characters had such complex issues with guilt feelings.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Attack on Titan v. 12
Author
Hajime Isayama
Review
Bertolt and Reiner is the Colossus and Armored Titan, kidnapping Ymir and Erin hoping to take them to their "homeland," sadly they failed.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Summer Nights
Author
Spencer, Allie
Review
A fun, light story of an English girl who creates a new life in San Francisco.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Green eggs and ham
Author
Dr seuss
Review
Sam I am asks about green and ham. It's a good book entertaining and provides enough difficulty  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Ghetto Girl's
Author
Anthony Whyte
Review
A story about a young lady whose mother is on drugs and dies of aids.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Big Nate in the Zone
Author
Lincoln Peirce
Rating
4
Title
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Author
Shel Silverstein
Review
It has many good poems. Its cool to understand what each one means. Its cool what Shel Silverstein comes up with.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Garfield at Large
Author
Jim Davis
Review
Garfield is hilarious. The lasagna eating cat is back and fatter than even.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Casebook
Author
Mona Simpson
Review
This coming of age story combines family disfunction, lies, sex, and audiotape. Plus comics and vintage movies. And a patient private eye. What's crazy is how it all meshes!  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Library Catalog
Title
Tempest in a Teapot
Author
Amanda Cooper
Review
Tempest is a perfectly good mystery that checks off all the right points on the mystery scale. It has an intelligent heroine who has a reason for being involved in solving the mystery. And yet...it never quite took off. It's hard to say where or why the spark was missing, but it was.

If there were half points, I'd go with 2.5 stars.  Library Catalog
Rating
3
Title
Ruined
Author
Paula Morris
Review
It is about a girl who was sad and died and haunted a graveyard and she scares people  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Hilkory Dilicory Death
Author
Ayatha Christie
Review
A simple cave of theft turns into triple murder.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
The Misel
Author
Moliere
Review
An excellent example of French-Neoclassic comedy.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Library Catalog
Title
Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen
Author
Kay Robertson
Review
Enjoyed this book for the recipe tips, family stories, pictures, and bible verses.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Library Catalog
Title
Ivy & Bean Bound To Be Bad
Author
Annie Barrows
Review
Fantastic author, great pictures and fun story!! Love the ending.   Library Catalog
Rating
5
Library Catalog
Title
Thomas Edison
Author
George Sullivan
Review
Thomas Edison finds a inventions how to write faster and also he invented the light bulbs and other hundreds of his inventions he discovered.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
A Simple Act of Violence
Author
R. J. Ellory
Review
Washington police investigate murders of people not in databases. CIA personnel are killing people to get police to investigate dealings in Nicaragua.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club
Author
Genevieve Valnentine
Review
The Twelve Dancing Princesses retold as historical fiction in 1920's America--and it works.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Muder in the News
Author
Ayatha Christie
Review
Short stories with nerlue poirot her bookds are still so good.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Library Catalog
Title
White Hot Kiss
Author
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Review
Not as good as the Lux series but still a fun read. Roth was extremely charming and Layla surprisingly can take care of her own. Live tattoos are aweseome, reminded me a bit of Kenyon's demon tattoo (Simi for Acheron), which I liked.  Library Catalog
Rating
3