Sea by Heidi R. Kling

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Addition: Hardback Genre: Young adult Rating: 3 out of 5 Synopsis: Still haunted by nightmares of her mother’s death, fifteen-year-old Sienna Jones reluctantly travels to Indonesia with her father’s relief team to help tsunami orphans with their post traumatic stress disorder-something Sienna knows a lot about. Since her mother’s plane went missing over the Indian […]

2015 Reading: #15 Debbie Macomber’s 92 Pacific Boulevard

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2015 Reading Book 15 – 92 Pacific Boulevard by Debbie Macomber Synopsis: Dear Reader, I’m not much of a letter writer. As the sheriff here, I’m used to writing incident reports, not chatty letters. But my daughter, Megan–who’ll be making me a grandfather soon–told me I had to do this. So here goes. I’ll tell […]

The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato

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Addition: Paperback Genre: Chick-lit Rating: 3 out of 5 Synopsis: Venice, 1681. Glassblowing is the lifeblood of the Republic, and Venetian mirrors are more precious than gold. Jealously guarded by the murderous Council of Ten, the glassblowers of Murano are virtually imprisoned on their island in the lagoon. But the greatest of the artists, Corradino […]

2015 Reading: #12 Santa Montefiore’s Sea of Lost Love

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2015 Reading Book 12 – Sea of Lost Love by Santa Montefiore Synopsis: Celestria Montague always spends her summers at Pendrift Hall, the rambling, shabby mansion adorned with wisteria and clematis that has been home to the Montague family for generations. It is 1958, and the family is celebrating her father’s fiftieth birthday at a […]

The Dandelion Years by Erica James

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Addition: E-book Genre: Chick-lit, historical fiction Rating: 3 out of 5 Synopsis: Ashcombe was the most beautiful house Saskia had ever seen as a little girl. A rambling pink cottage on the edge of the Suffolk village of Melbury Green, its enchanting garden provided a fairy-tale playground of seclusion, a perfect sanctuary to hide from […]

Wake by Amanda Hocking

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Addition: Paperback Genre: Young adult, fantasy Rating: 3 out of 5 Synopsis: Fall under the spell of Wake—the first book in an achingly beautiful new series by celebrated author Amanda Hocking—and lose yourself to the Watersong. Gorgeous. Fearless. Dangerous. They’re the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers […]

2015 Reading: #11 M. C. Beaton’s The Quiche of Death

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2015 Reading Book 11 – The Quiche of Death by M C Beaton Synopsis: Agatha Raisin has moved to a picture-book English village away from London public relations bustle, and wants to get in the swing. So she buys herself a quiche for the village quiche-making contest and is more than alarmed when it kills […]

2015 Reading: #10 Roald Dahl’s Matilda

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2015 Reading Number 10 – Matilda by Roald Dahl Synopsis: Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she’s just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers […]

2015 Reading: #9 Debbie Macomber’s Rose Harbour in Bloom

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2015 Reading Book 9 – Rose Harbour in Bloom by Debbie Macomber Synopsis: Since moving to Cedar Cove, Jo Marie Rose has truly started to feel at home, and her neighbors have become her closest friends. Now it’s springtime, and Jo Marie is eager to finish the most recent addition to her inn. In memory […]