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Subject: It's March - What are you reading?
Date Posted: 2/27/2010 8:51 AM ET
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My March reading list: 

Finished - 

  1. "KISS RIVER" by Diane Chamberlain (Keeper of the Light trilogy #2) (A) Gina Higgins has come to the Outer Banks of North Carolina - a stranger with a secret. But secrets are a fact of life in the close-knit comunity of Kiss River. Kiss River's historic nineteenth-century lighthouse has all but fallen into the sea, taking with it the huge Fresnel lens that once served as its beacon. Gina is desperate to find a way to raise the lens from the sea: the glass holds the key to her future, her fortune and her only chance to save the one person who matters to her. Lacey O'Neill lives in the old lightkeeer's house, a home she shares with her brother, Clay. When Lacey meets Gina, she invites her to stay with them. Eagerly accepting the offer, Gina begins her quest to raise the lens as Clay finds himself drawn to her struggle, and to Gina herself. As Gina's story unfolds, so does the shocking legacy left buried in the light, revealing more than Gina expected...much more. And with it comes new hope for the future...and for her.
  2. "SEVEN UP" by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #7) (unabridged Audio CD) (A) All New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has to do is bring in semi-retired bail jumper Eddie DeChooch. For an old man he's still got a knack for slipping out of sight - and raising hell. How else can Stephanie explain the bullet-riddled corpse in Eddie's garden? Who else would have a clue as to why two of Stephanie's friends suddenly vanished? For answers Stephanie has the devil to pay: her mentor, Ranger. The deal? He'll give Stephanie all the help she needs  if she gives him everything he wants. As if things weren't complicated enough, Stephanie's just discovered her Grandma Mazur's own unmentionable alliance with Eddie. Add a series of unnerving break-ins, not to mention the bombshell revelation leveled by Stephanie's estranged sister, and Stephanie's ready for some good news. Unfortunately, a marriage proposal from Joe Morelli, the love of her life, isn't quite cutting it. And now - murder, a randy paramour, a wily mobster, death threats, extortion, and a triple kidnapping aside - Stephanie's really got the urge to run for her life. 
  3. "SUMMER IN ECLIPSE BAY" by Jayne Ann Krentz (Eclipse Bay Trilogy #3) (A) Word gets around fast in Eclipse Bay. Nick Harte should know - his family's legendary feud with the Madisons fueled the local gossip mill for years before finally cooling off. But people are still talking - and rumor has it Nick's involved with someone new. Art gallery owner Octavia Brightwell doesn't take chances - especially on handsome, charming men. But that's only part of the reason why she turned Nick down six times before - finally - agreeing to a date. Octavia's related to the woman who sparked the long-running family feud - and fears that falling hard for Nick would only ignite the flames again. Octavia knows her family's past is best kept hidden. But her secret isn't safe in Eclipse Bay - and neither is her heart.
  4. "WHISPER NO LIES" by Cindy Gerard (Black Ops Inc. #3) (A+) When a high roller at the Vegas casino where Crystal Debrowski manages security makes a scandalous proposition, she flat-out refuses, especially given rumors of his shady overseas connections. But then counterfeit bills mysteriously flood the gaming tables, and her reputation - and her life - are on the line. Despite his big, flirty grin, Texas heartbreaker Johnny Duane Reed can't get sassy Crystal off his mind. When she is abducted by an international crime lord with a threatening obsession, Reed enlists his Black Ops, Inc. team to pursue a dangerous mission to rescue her. Between Crystal and Johnny burns a scorching flame, but as they battle her relentless abductor, they uncover a malicious arms trafficking and white slavery ring. Together, they must destroy the tyrant's wicked enterprises or face his reign of terror themselves.
  5. "A GIFT TO LAST" by Debbie Macomber - The best gifts are the ones that don't come wrapped! Gifts of home, of family and friends of love...Can This Be Christmas? (A+) On December 24, a crowded train is taking holiday travelers home for Christmas. But because of a snowstorm, this group of strangers ends up spending Christmas Eve together, stranded in a small New Hampshire station. Despite the cold and discomfort, they create an impromptu celebration that reminds them all what Christmas really means. Shirley, Goodness and Mercy (A) Greg Bennett hates Christmas. Divorced, virtually friendless and about to lose his business, he has no time for what he considers sentimental nonsense. It takes three wacky angels to show him the truth. Shirley, Goodness and Mercy shall follow him...until he learns what Christmas is all about!
  6. "HARD EIGHT" by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #8) (unabridged Audio Cassette book) (A) Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has a problem: Seven-year-old Annie Soder and her mother, Evelyn, have disappeared. Evelyn's estranged husband, Steven, is not happy. He and Evelyn signed a child custody bond, and Steven wants the bond money to search for Annie. The money was secured by a mortgage on Evelyn's grandmother's house, and the True Blue Bonds Agency wants to take possession of it. Finding a kidnapped child is not Stephanie's thing. But Evelyn's grandmother lives next door to Stephanie's parents, and they're not about to see their neighbor lose her house because of the abduction.  Stephanie follows Annie and Evelyn's trail - and finds a lot more than she bargained for. Steven is somehow linked with the very scary Eddie Abruzzi. Trenotn cop and on-again, off-again fiance Joe Morelli and Stephanie's mentor, Ranger, enter the scene, and because Stephanie needs Ranger's expertise, she accepts his help - even thought it might mean paying some past debts. Stephanie, Ranger, Lula, and Evelyn's lawyer/laundromat manager set out to find Annie. The search becomes a race among Stephanie's posse, the True Blue Bonds' agent and the Abruzzi crew. And did we mention there's a killer rabbit on the loose?
  7. "DRUMS OF AUTUMN" by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander #4) (A++) Diana Gabaldon's fans will be delighted to find Jamie and Claire as spirited and endearing as ever in this fourth installment of this magnificent saga. Romance, history, and time travel blend once again as the couple builds a new life together in the wilderness of pre-Revolutionary America. Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has fund a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history. Davina Porter's narrative talent adds a special vibrance and resonance to Gabaldon's complex, colorful characters. 
  8. "A MORE PERFECT UNION" by J.A. Jance (J.P. Beaumont #6) (A-) A shocking photo screamed from the front pages of the tabloids - the last moments of a life captured for all the world to see. The look of sheer terror eternally frozen on the face of the doomed woman indicated that her fatal fall from an upper story of an unfinished Seattle skyscraper was no desperate suicide - and that look will forever haunt Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont. But his hunt for answers and justice is leading to more death, and to dark and terrible secrets scrupulously guarded by men of steel behind the locked doors of a powerful union that extracts its dues payments in blood.
  9. "CONVICTIONS" by Maureen McKade (A+) Chicago ADA Olivia Kincaid was dedicated to getting violent criminals off the streets - until a brutal assault nearly took her life. Now with her world shattered, she retreats to her father's Colorado ranch hoping to reclaim some lost piece of herself. Even there she can't feel safe though, beause her father has created a work-release program that allows convicted felons to roam freely about the ranch. But when one of the men arouses a desire she thought was long dead, her deepest convictions are turned upside down. Six years ago, Hank Elliott was imprisoned for a crime he says he didn't commit. Olivia has heard countless criminals claim their innocence. Still, something about the proud, determined man makes her want to believe him. But when a local woman is found murdered and suspicion falls on Hank, not even Olivia is sure whether the man who's broken through her defenses is a cold-blooded killer.
  10. "92 PACIFIC BOULEVARD" by Debbie Macomber (Cedar Cove #9) (A) 92 Pacific Boulevard, Cedar Cove, Washington...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 you straight out, that I'd hoped to marry Faith Beckwith (my onetime high school girlfriend) but she ended the relationship last month, even though we're both widowed and available. There were a few misunderstandings between us, some of them inadvertently caused by Meagan. However, I've got plenty to keep me occupied, like the unidentified remains found in a cave outside town. And the fact that my friend Judge Olivia Griffin is fighting cancer. And the break-ins at 204 Rosewood Lane - the house Faith happens to be renting from Grace Harding. If you want to hear more, come on over to my place or to the sheriff's office - if you can stand the stale coffee! Troy Davis
  11. "VISIONS OF SUGAR PLUMS" by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #8.5) (unabridged Audio Cassette) (A) Spicier than Gingerbread, more nuts than a fruitcake - the world of Plum has never been merrier! It's four days before Christmas and things are not looking merry for fugitive apprehension agent Stephanie Plum. She hasn't got a tree. She hasn't bought any presents. There's not a twinkle light to be seen anywhere in her apartment. And there's a strange man named Diesel in her kitchen. Sure, this has happened before. Strangers, weirdos, felons, creeps, and lunatics are always finding their way to her front door. But this guy is different. He's mysterious, sexy - and he's a man on a mission. The question is - what does he want with her? Can he help her find a little old toymaker who has skipped out on his bail right before Christmas? Can he survive the Plum family holiday dinner? Can he get Stephanie a tree that doesn't look like it was grown next to a nuclear power plant? Plus, Stephanie needs to find a bunch of nasty elves, her sister Valerie has a Christmas "surprise" for the Plums, her niece Mary Alice doesn't believe in Santa anymore, and Grandma Mazur has a new stud muffin. So bring out the plastic reindeer, strap on your jingle bells, and get ready to celebrate the holidays - Jersey style.
  12. "DELICIOUS" by Susan Mallery (The Buchanans #1) (A+) Cal Buchanan needs a top-flight chef to take over his failing Seattle restaurant, The Waterfront. He can afford to hire the best in town - the only problem is that the best happens to be his ex-wife, Penny Jackson. Penny really needs the opportunity, but she doesn't need the distraction of working with her ex. She's sworn off romance - she's even having a baby on her own. But before she knows it, the heat is on...and the attraction between her and Cal moves from a low simmer to a full boil! The rest should be as easy as pie, but a secret from Cal's past could spoil everything. Maybe it's true that too many cooks spoil the broth - or maybe two is enough to make it irresistible.
  13. "GET LUCKY" by Suzanne Brockmann (Tall, Dark & Dangerous #9) (A++) Lucky...in love? An unlikely state of affairs. For Navy SEAL Luke (Lucky) O'Donlon was the original love-'em-and-leave-'em guy. Used to women swooning at his feet. So how could it be that the adorably quick-witted and frustratingly attractive journalist Sydney Jameson seemingly had nothing to offer him...but one very cold shoulder? Well, two could play at this game. But first things first - he and Sydney had a job to do. They had to get their man. Then there would be time enough for him to get his woman.
  14. "THE FIERY CROSS" by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander #5) (A) (abridged Audible book) (I was very disappointed in this book - first it was only available as abridged and it was a totally different reader and she wasn't nearly as good as Davina Porter) Diana Gabaldon's award-winning Outlander novels, four dazzling best sellers, feature 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall. Now, in this fifth volume, Gabaldon continues their extraordinary saga. The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraser's wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy - a time-traveler's certain knowledge. Born in the year of Our Lord 1918, Claire Randall served England as a nurse on the battlefields of World War II, and in the aftermath of peace found fresh conflicts when she walked through a cleftstone on the Scottish Highlands and found herself an outlander, an English lady in a place where no lady should be, in a time - 1743 - when the only English in Scotland were the officers and men of King George's army. Now wife, mother, and surgeon, Claire is still an outlander, out of place, and out of time, but now, by choice, linked by love to her only anchor - Jamie Fraser. Her unique view of the future has brought him both danger and deliverance in the past; her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through the perilous years ahead - or ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes.
  15. "THE YOU I NEVER KNEW" by Susan Wiggs (A+) At last, Michelle Turner is going back to the Montana town where she grew up to fast, fell in love too hard, and wound up pregnant and alone. Because the now-successful advertising executive has just learned that only she can save the father she barely knew, an aging Hollywood star. What Michelle cannot know is that this journey home will be her last chance to save herself as well. For her sick father, she must bridge the gulf that distance and time have widened. For her troubled teenage son, she must find the miracle that will pull him away from the abyss that threatens his future. And for Sam McPhee, the man who left her years ago, she must take the most frightening - and most exhilarating - step of all: face the truth that hurts...and the love that heals.
  16. "SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL" by Maureen Child (A+) Holiday shop owner Carol Baker infuses her business and her life with peace and good will. But she has secrets from her past that make her all the more determined to someday have a family of her own. She never expects a sweltering July heat wave to bring the gift of a baby girl who needs a mother's love...and a man who needs to heal his wounded soul. Ex-LAPD cop Jack Reilly's back in town - temporarily - to fill in for the ailing local sheriff. Haunted by the tragedy that made him leave Los Angeles, Jack doesn't believe in "forever." His sassy landlady Carol, with her year-round Christmas spirit, gorgeous smile, and adorable little foster daughter, Liz, begin to bring him back to life. But the past has a way of coming back again, and the dark places of the heart have a way of staying hidden. Still, good things have a way of happening in Christmas - and if the Reillys have anything to say about it, what develops beween Carol and Jack will be some kind of wonderful.
  17. "FINDING YOU/KNOWING YOU" by Maureen Child (Candellano Family #1 & #2) - Meet the Candellano family: Angela, the matriarch; Tony, the oldest son and town sheriff; Nick and Paul, the twin brothers with completely different personalities; and Carla, the daughter whom Mama is still trying to fix up. And though Mama's brood is all grown up, they still gather every Sunday around her kitchen table - where anyone who falls for a Candellano had better be prepared to share laughter, love...and the best lasagna in town. Finding You (A++) - Carla Candellano has faced a tragedy she'd like to put behind her, but no one has been able to penetrate the wall she has built around herself - until she meets six-year-old Reese Wyatt. Reese hasn't spoken since her mother died last year, and it's friendship at first sight for Carla and little Reese. But it's the girl's worried father, Jackson, who arouses Carla's curiosity and passion, in ways she never imagined. Knowing You (A++) - Ever since Stevie Ryan was a young girl, she'd been in love with her best friend Carla's older brother Nick Candellano. But Nick had to complicate things by growing up gorgeous - and breaking Stevie's heart. Now she convinced that forgetting him is the way to go. And it's working out fine...until she and Nick's brother, Paul, spend one sultry night together. Has the right brother been under Stevie's nose all along?
  18. "LOVING YOU" by Maureen Child (Candellano Family #3) (A+) On the surface, things always came easy for Nick Candellano, with his dashing good looks, easy charm, and penchant for women. When an injury permanently sidelines the pro football star, he's forced to start over with a new job - and trouble in the form of Jonas, a twelve-year-old boy who claims Nick is his father. If it's true, he wants to do the right thing. The problem is Tasha Flynn, Jonas's foster mother, a woman as lovely as she is defiant. Tasha thinks Nick is bad news for Jonas - and she believes Nick is trying to destroy the only family she's got. Tasha tries to ignore the sparks of attraction that go off every time Nick is near her. She's got secrets no one knows about - and reasons she can never let her heart go unguarded. Nick Candellano is one person she should run from. But love plays by its own rules.
  19. "BED OF ROSES" by Nora Roberts (Wedding Quartet #2) (A+) Since she was a little girl, Emma Grant has always loved romance.So it's really no surprise that she has found her calling as a wedding florist. She gets to play with flowers every day and work with her three best friends in the process. She couldn't ask for a better job. And on the surface, Emma's love life seems to be thriving. Slim and sultry, she brings color into every room she enters, just like the arrangements she creates. Men swarm around her, yet she still hasn't found Mr. Right. And the last place she's looking is right under her nose. But that's just where Jack Cooke is. He's been best friends with Parker's brother for years, which makes him practically family. The architect has begun to admit to himself that his feelings for Emma have developed into much more than friendship. And when Emma returns his passion - kiss for blistering kiss - things start to get complicated at Vows. Jack has never been big on commitment. Emma yearns for a lifeloing love affair. If the two are to find common ground, they must trust in their history - and in their hearts.
  20. "TO THE NINES"  by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #9) (A) Stephanie Plum may not be the best bounty hunter in beautiful downtown Trenton, but she's pretty darn good at turning a bad situation her way...and she always gets her man. In To the Nines, her cousin Vinnie (who's her boss) has posted bail on Samuel Singh, an illegal immigrant. When the elusive Mr. Singh goes missing, Stephanie is on the case. But what she uncovers is far more sinister than anyone imagines and leads to a group of killers who give new meaning to the word "hunter". In a race against time that takes her from the Jersey Turnpike to the Las Vegas Strip, Stephanie Plum is on the chase of her life.
  21. "THAT HOLIDAY FEELING: Silver Bells by Debbie Macomber (A-) - In this classic story, Debbie brings those Manning men and Manning sisters home for a mistletoe marriage when a single dad finally says "I do." The Perfect Holiday by Sherryl Woods (A+) - Will bachelor Trace Franklin become a groom-to-be by Christmastime? He sure will...if Savannah Holiday's aunt Mae has anything to do with it. Under the Christmas Tree by Robyn Carr (A) - When the folks of Virgin River discover a box of adorable puppies under the town's Christmas tree they call on local vet Nathaniel Jensen for help. But it's his budding romance with Annie McCarty that really has tongues - and tails - wagging! 
  22. "THE INN AT EAGLE POINT" by Sherryl Woods (Chesapeake Shores #1) (A) It's been years since Abby O'Brien Winters set foot in Chesapeake Shores. The Maryland town her father built has too many sad memories and Abby too few spare moments, thanks to her demanding Wall Street career, the crumbling of her marriage and energetic twin daughters. Then one panicked phone call from her youngest sister brings her racing back home to protect Jess's dream of renovating the charming Inn at Eagle Point. But saving the inn from foreclosure means dealing not only with her own fractured family, but also with Trace Riley, the man Abby left ten years ago. Trace can be a roadblock to her plans...or proof that second chances happen in the most unexpected ways.
  23. "TEN BIG ONES" by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #10) (unabridged Audio Cassette) (A) She's accidentally destroyed a dozen cars. She's a target for every psycho and miscreant this side of the Jersey Turnpike. Her mother's convinced she'll end up dead...or worse, without a man. She's Stephanie Plum, and she kicks butt for a living (well, she thinks it sounds good to put it that way...). It begins as an innocent trip to the deli mart, on a quest for nachos. But Stephanie and her partner, Lula, are clearly in the wrong place at the wrong time. A robbery leads to an explosion, which leads to the destruction of yet another car. It could be just another day in the life of Stephanie Plum, except that she becomes the target of a gang - and of an even scarier, more dangerous force that comes to Trenton. With super bounty hunter Ranger acting more mysteriously than ever (and the tension with vice top Joe Morelli getting hotter), she finds herself with a decision to make, how to protect herself and where to hide while on the hunt for a killer known as the Junkman. Stephanie is racing against the clock in her most suspenseful novel yet.
  24. "TO THE LIMIT" by Cindy Gerard (The Bodyguards #2) (A+) Please come...and hurry. The frantic message was for securities specialist Eve Garrett, left by her friend, Tiffany, the missing teenage daughter of Florida's most reclusive multi-billionaire, Jerry Clayborne. However, the only thing Eve found at the stormy midnight rendezvous was a nameless, faceless attacker who left her for dead. But the biggest knockout was yet to come. Tyler "Mac" McClain, the arrogantly sexy beach bum who seduced and abandoned Eve years ago is back. Now he's a P.I. hired by Clayborne's own camp to find Tiffany, a party girl on a party run. With two attempts on Eve's life, Mac has reason to suspect it's something more sinister. Where the search is taking Eve and Mac is into the dark secrets of the rich and famous, into the menacing shadow of a killer playing by his own rules, and into the heart of a sizzling desire re-ignited by the danger that threatens to claim them both.
  25. "THE MCCAFFERTYS: THORNE" by Lisa Jackson (McCafferty's #1) (A) When Thorne McCafferty rushes home to the family ranch, he is thinking only about whether his sister Randi will survive the car wreck that has put her in the hospital. He never expects that Randi's E.R. doctor will be an old flame. Nicole Stevenson has never forgotten the teenage passion she shared with Thorne...or the sting of his unexplained rejection. Now she's all grown up - but he still has the ability to make her feel like a gawky kid. And how can she fit a millionaire CEO into her uite life as a single mom, anyways? Sometimes you just have to take that second chance/

Currently Reading -

  1. "Annie's Ghost" Steve Luxenberg
  2. "The Hamilton Heir" by Valerie Hansen (Love Inspired - Davis Landing #4)
  3. "Just Breathe" by Dee Davis

Currently Listening To - 

  1. "A Breath of Snow and Ashes" by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander #6) (unabridged Audible)
  2. "Eleven on Top" by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #11) (unabridged Audio Cassette)

To Be Read - in alphabetical order by author not reading order

  1. "Fixer Upper" by Mary Kay Andrews
  2. "Scenes of Passion" by Suzanne Brockmann
  3. "Stand-In Groom" by Suzanne Brockmann
  4. "An Officer and a Princess" by Carla Cassidy (Royally Wed - The Stanbury Crown)
  5. "Killing Floor" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #1)
  6. "On the Doorstep" by Dana Corbit (Love Inspired - Tiny Blessings #3)
  7. "Scarpetta" by Patricia Cornwell (Kay Scarpetta #16) (unabridged Audio CD)
  8. "Washington - For Mike's Sake" by Janet Dailey
  9. "First, Best and Only" by Barbara Delinsky
  10. "Eternity" by Jude Deveraux
  11. "Holly" by Jude Deveraux
  12. "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens (Audible book)
  13. "Lean Mean Thirteen" by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum#13) (unabridged Audio CD)
  14. "Plum Lovin' " by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #12.5) (unabridged Audio CD)
  15. "Plum Lucky" by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #13.5) (unabridged Audio CD)
  16. "Plum Spooky" by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #14.5) (abridged Audio CD)
  17. "Twelve Sharp" by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #12) (abridged Audio CD)
  18. "Almost a Bride" by Jane Feather (Almost #1)
  19. "Shadow Game" by Christine Feehan
  20. "The Tribes" by Ken Englade (Tony Hillerman's Frontier #2)
  21. "A Week From Sunday" Dorothy Garlock
  22. "Blood of the Prodigal" by P.L. Gaus (An Ohio Amish Mystery)
  23. "Feel the Heat" by Cindy Gerard (Black Ops Inc. #4)
  24. "Unhallowed Ground" by Heather Graham
  25. "Missionary Daddy" by Linda Goodnight (Love Inspired - A Tiny Blessings Tale)
  26. "Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets" by Kate Irene Gosselin, Beth Ann Carson
  27. "Hannah's Dream" by Diane Hammond
  28. "The Family Man" by Irene Hannon (Love Inspired - Davis Landing #3)
  29. "Memories of Megan" by Rita Herron
  30. "Heart of Gold" by Tami Hoag
  31. "Mackenzie's Legacy" by Linda Howard (Mackenzie's Mountain/Mackenzies Mission)
  32. "Until I Find You" by John Irving
  33. "The Friday Night Knitting Club"  by Kate Jacobs (Knitting Club #1)
  34. "Butterfly Summer" by Arlene James (Love Inspired - Davis Landing #1)
  35. "Dismissed With Prejudice" by J.A. Jance (J.P. Beaumont #7)
  36. "Edge of Evil" by J.A. Jance (Alison Reynolds #1)
  37. "Fire and Ice" by J.A. Jance (Joanna Brady #13 & J.P. Beaumont #19)
  38. "Hour of the Hunter" J.A. Jance (Brandon Walker #1)
  39. "The Face of Deception" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller #1)
  40. "Quicksand" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller #7)
  41. "A Shared Dream" by Jayne Ann Krentz
  42. "The Official Nora Roberts Companion" by Denise Little and Laura Hayden
  43. "Heartbreak Hotel" by Jill Marie Landis (Twilight Cove trilogy #2)
  44. "Heat Wave" Jill Marie Landis (Twilight Cove trilogy #3)
  45. "The Prodigal" by Beverly Lewis (Abram's daughters #3)
  46. "The Sacrifice" by Beverly Lewis (Abram's daughters #4)
  47. "Swollen" by Melissa Lion
  48. "Fever" by Elizabeth Lowell
  49. "Moving Target" by Elizabeth Lowell (abridged Audio Cassette)
  50. "Only His" by Elizabeth Lowell
  51. "The Secret Sister" by Elizabeth Lowell
  52. "Hearts Divided" by Debbie Macomber, Katherine Stone, Lois Faye Dyer
  53. "The Perfect Christmas" by Debbie Macomber
  54. "The Penalty Box" by Deirdre Martin
  55. "Forget Me Not" by Marliss Melton (Navy SEALS #1)
  56. "Delicious" by Susan Mallery (Buchanans #2)
  57. "Sizzling" by Susan Mallery (Buchanans #3)
  58. "Tempting" by Susan Mallery (Buchanans #4)
  59. "Eventide" by Cindy Martinusen
  60. "Mother Warriors: Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds" by Jerome McCarthy
  61. "Under the Color of Law" by Michael McGarrity
  62. "State Secrets" by Linda Lael Miller
  63. "Tate" by Linda Lael Miller (McKettricks of Texas #1)
  64. "Chance Meeting" by Laura Moore
  65. "The Steel Remains" by Richard K. Morgan (Land Fit For Heroes #1)
  66. "Outsider" by Diana Palmer
  67. "Cross Country" by James Patterson (Alex Cross #14)
  68. "A Man Named Dave" by David Pelzer
  69. "A Teenager's Journey" by Richard B. Peltzer
  70. "Sealed with a Kiss" by Carly Phillips
  71. "Second Glance" Jodi Picoult
  72. "Dog On It" by Spencer Quinn (A Chet and Bernie Mystery)
  73. "Merrick" by Anne Rice (Vampire Chronicles #7)
  74. "Stone Heart" by Luanne Rice
  75. "All Those Years Ago" by Emilie Richards (Sonny's Girls)
  76. "Night Magic" by Karen Robards
  77. "Big Jack" by J.D. Robb
  78. "Fantasy in Death" by J.D. Robb (In Death series #31)
  79. "Kindred in Death" by J.D. Robb (In Death series #30)
  80. "Out of This World" by J.D. Robb, Laurell K. Hamilton, Susan Krinard, Maggie Shayne
  81. "From the Heart: Tonight and Always/A Matter of Choice/Endings and Beginnings" by Nora Roberts
  82. "Hot Rocks"  by Nora Roberts
  83. "Moon Shadows" by Nora Roberts, Jill Gregory, Ruth Ryan Langan and Marianne Willman
  84. "Western Skies" Nora Roberts
  85. "Windfall" by Nora Roberts
  86. "Christmas on Snowbird Mountain" by Fay Robinson
  87. "The Homecoming" by Maggie Shayne
  88. "Lost and Found" by Jacqueline Sheehan
  89. "The Blacksheep Prince's Bride" by Martha Shields (Royally Wed)
  90. "A Memory of Love" by Bertrice Small
  91. "Blind Curve" by Annie Solomon
  92. "By Her Side" by Kathryn Springer
  93. "The Long Road Home" by Danielle Steel
  94. "Another Man's Son" by Katherine Stone
  95. "The Hot Flash Club" by Nancy Thayer (Hot Flash Club #1)
  96. "The Sweethearts' Knitting Club" by Lori Wilde
  97. "Lakeshore Christmas" by Susan Wiggs (Lakeshore Chronicles #6)
  98. "The Summer Hideaway" by Susan Wiggs (Lakeshore Chronicles #7)
  99. "Wednesday's Child" by Gayle Wilson
  100. "Flowers on Main" by Sherryl Woods (Chesapeake Shores #2)
  101. "After Tex" by Sherryl Woods
  102. "Amazing Gracie" by Sherryl Woods
  103. "Harbor Lights" by Sherryl Woods (Chesapeake Shores #3)
  104. "Christmas Homecoming" by Lenora Worth (Love Inspired - Davis Landing #6)

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Hi Nancy:

I have to ask.. How are you reading all those books at one time?   You are currently reading 5 books at once.  How?  I typically read one at a time.  I can listen to one as well, but that is it.  So, looking for your advise.  


I just finished last night (because I have to return it to the library today), The School of Essential Ingredients.  I have to say, while I found it a nice read, it was missing something.  It was a very nice story about food and people.  I like how the author worked it out (not to say too much).  But, in the end, it was done.  I didn't like, wow, what next.  I was just, ok, great. Done.  I wasn't left wanting and needing more.  I saw on Amazon this was like 4-5 stars.  I give it a 3.

I am also listening to the Sookie Stackhouse books.  The first one was, uh, ok.  I thought I would try the second. Which is where I am.  Not too impressed.  I decided to try them because I really like the Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum Series) and many people like both.  I think I am not one of them.

I am also reading the James Patterson, Maximum Ride series.  These are YA books.  I am reading them with my son.  We are really enjoying it.

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Currently Reading: Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms by Stephen Jay Gould


  1. Moll Flanders by D. Defoe (Classic Lit Challenge Book)
  2. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare (Classic Lit Challenge Play)
  3. The Longest Day by Cornielus Ryan
  4. The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty

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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

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Currently Reading

  1. Hostile Intent by Michael Walsh
  2. Body of Evidence  by  Patricia Cornwell ( Kay Scarpetta #2)
  3. The Summoner by Gail Z Martin ( # 1 Chronicles of the Necromancer )


  1.  Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (Kurt Wallander #1)
  2.  Cross by Ken Bruen ( Jack Taylor # 6)
  3.  Dog On It by Spencer Quinn ( Chet and Bernie # 1)
  4. Contest by Matthew Reilly
  5. Dead Cert by Dick Francis




  1. Run Before the Wind by Stuart Woods ( Will Lee # 2)
  2. The Chase By Clive Cussler ( Isaac Bell #1)
  3. Dirty Little Lies by John Macken ( Ruben Maitland #1)
  4. Blindsight  by Robin Cook  ( Jack Stapleton/ Laurie Montgomery #1)
  5. Ask The Cards A Question by Marcia Muller  ( Sharon McCone # 2)
  6. I, Alex Cross  by  James Patterson (Alex Cross #16)
  7. Abandoned by Cody McFadyen (Smokey Barrett # 4)
  8. Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo (Kate Burkholder #1)
  9. Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter ( Grant County #1)
  10. The Misson Song  By John  LeCarre
  11.  The Hundredth Man by  Jack Kerley (Carson Ryder # 1)
  12. Death of Garage Sale Newbie (Bargain Hunters #1)
  13. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Linsday ( Dexter #1)
  14. Doors Open by Ian Rankin
  15. By Order of the President by W.E.B Griffin ( Presidental Agent #1)
  16. Sanctuary by Ken Bruen ( Jack Taylor # 7)
  17. Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn  (Mitch Rapp #1)
  18. Honor Bound by  W.E.B. Griffin ( Honor Bound # 1)
  19. Worst Case by James Patterson ( Michael Bennett #3)
  20. Birdman by Mo Hayder ( Jack Caffey #1)
  21. Split Second by David Baldacci (Maxwell & King #1)
  22. The Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor (Scott Harvath # 1)
  23. Dead Irish by John Lescroart (Dismas Hardy #1)
  24. Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt ( Andy Carpenter #1)
  25. Fowl Prey by Mary Daheim ( Bed and Breakfast # 2)
  26. Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein (Alex Cooper #1)
  27. SwimSuit by  James Patterson
  28. Plum Island by Nelson Demille ( John Corey #1)
  29. Big City Bad Blood by  Sean Chercover
  30. The 7th Victim by Alan Jacobson (Karen Vail #1)
  31. Raven Black by Ann Cleeves (Shetland Island Quartet #1)
  32. Ford County by John Grisham
  33. Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson (Gaslight Mysteries #1)
  34. Fury by G.M. Ford ( Frank Corso #1)
  35. Black Dog by Stephen Booth (Cooper & Fry # 1)
  36. Edge of  Honor by Richard Herman
  37. Night Sins by Tami Hoag( Deer Lake # 1)
  38. The Pardon by James Grippando  ( Jack Swyteck #1)
  39. Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein (Alex Cooper # 1)
  40. The Kill Artist by  Daniel Silva (Gaberiel Allon #1)
  41. Shoe Dog by George P. Pelecanos
  42. Ice Trap by Kitty Sewell
  43. Tilt A Whirl by Chris Grabenstein ( John Ceepek # 1)
  44. Sacrifice by S.J. Bolton
  45. The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz ( Izzy Spellman #1)
  46. The Spire by Richard North Patterson
  47. Storm Front by Jim Butcher ( Dresden Files #1)
  48. Eye of the Storm by Jack Higgins ( Sean Dillon # 1)
  49. The  Hunt Club by John Lescroart (Wyatt Hunt # 1)
  50. The Killing Floor by Lee Child ( Jack Reacher #1)
  51. There by Hang a Tail by Spencer Quinn (Chet & Bernie #2)
  52. The Dying Hour  by  Rick Mofina ( Jason Wade # 1)
  53. Burning Time by Leslie Glass ( April Woo # 1)
  54. The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke ( Dave Robicheaux # 1)
  55. The Tin Collectors by  Stephen J Cannell ( Shane Scully #1)

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I hate to be so picky, but it's not March yet.  So, what I'm reading is still a February book, especially since I might finish it before March.  See you later--Maybe March 1--two days away.

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I am still trying to finish up for February as well, but I will save my spot for March:


  1. Fellowship of the Ring (Lord of the Rings Bk 1) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. 3rd Degree (Women's Murder Club Bk 3) by James Patterson
  3. Midsummer Magic (Magic Trilogy Bk 1) by Catherine Coulter
  4. 7B (Mayfair Square Bk 3) by Stella Cameron
  5. Hunted (House of Night Bk 5) by P. C. Cast
  6. Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum Bk 15) by Janet Evanovich

Reading Now

  1. Holiday Grind (Coffeehouse Mysteries Bk 8) by Cleo Coyle

Up Next

  1. Fleece Navidad (Knitting Mystery Bk 6) by Maggie Sefton
  2. Tempted (House of Night Bk 6) by P. C. Cast

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Just finished Atonement by Ian McEwan.  Now onto The Princess Bride by William Goldman :)

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It's er....NOT March yet. I posted my final list for February on the appropriate thread. When March really does arrive, I'll post what I'm reading. :)


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March reading list.......not necessarily in this order!!   Well, 15 books this month, not necessarily a record, but getting close. Those on the list that didn't get read will be carried over to next month with some new ones added.

The Wrong Hostage by Elizabeth Lowell

Sea Swept by Nora Roberts  1st in the series about the Quinn brothers, typical Nora Roberts, good story, lots of romance with some heart thrown in.

Mallory's Oracle by Carol O'Connell  The first book I've read by O'Connell and it's TERRIFIC!!  Her style of writing is almost lyrical, such a way with words...it's hard to describe, but I loved it and will definitely read more of her work.

Hey, Good Looking by Fern Michaels

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden     I loved this book!! I've had it on my shelf for ages, kept putting off reading it. Well worth the time to read it.

The Killing Game by Iris Johansen     A continuation of the Eve Duncan series, book 2, a really good mystery series

Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs   5th in the forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan series, this is one series that you really get hooked on. 

Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner   A funny, poignant, heart-felt look at motherhood through the eyes of 4 young women facing it, and learning to cope with it, for the first time.  A wonderful book, I loved it!!

Hot Blooded by Lisa Jackson  So good!!! I love Lisa Jackson's books, such a terrific writer. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel to this one...Cold Blooded.

Low Country by Anne Rivers Siddons

Trading Places by Fern Michaels  Fern Michaels as only Fern Michaels can write. That's just to say...it's an easy read with a little taste of her Sisterhood series thrown into the mix.

Everywhere That Mary Went by Lisa Scottoline

The Best of Enemies by Taylor Smith  The first time I've read anything by Taylor Smith and I was very impressed. A really good, tightly woven plot. I stayed awake until 3:30 am finishing this book!

Sullivan's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank

The Kalahari Typing School For Men by Alexander McCall Smith  A continuation of the delightful series of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Makes you feel good just reading them!!

The Goodbye Summer by Patricia Gaffney

Let Me Call You Sweetheart by Mary Higgins Clark   [didn't get it read in February, so it's a carry-over]

Big Cherry Holler by Adriana Trigiani   Second in a series about Big Stone Gap, WV.  Compelling story of love; where to find it, how to know it and how to hang on to it. Beautifully told.

The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner   This is one of those books that you can't put down....nothing else got done until I'd finished it.  Terrific!!

The Second Silence  by Eileen Goudge

Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah   Get out the hankies, this is a tear-jerker!!  A really good book about sisters reclaiming their relationship.

The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve

Sweet Carolina Home by Patricia Rice  A feel good, easy read that shows what a lot of determination will do. Set in an area of the country that I'm familar with, so that was interesting to me.

The Carriage House by Carla Neggers  I really like Carla Neggers' writing.  Keeps the reader turning the pages, well developed plot and characters.

New authors this month....Eileen Goudge,    Anita Shreve,    Patricia Rice,   Jennifer Weiner,   Carol O'Connell,   Arthur Golden    Taylor Smith

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I'm just finishing up My Son, The Murderer by Patrick Quentin.  It's an oldie from the 50's that I found in a thrift shop.  I couldn't resist the title.  And happily, it is a real find--a highly enjoyable, fast-paced and believable murder mystery.  I've now put other books by Patrick Quentin on my wish list.   

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Current Reads:

  • Murder in Chinatown by Victoria Thompson (audio)
  • Hood by Stephen Lawhead
  • The Pearl Diver by Sujata Massey
  • Raven Black by Ann Cleeves


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Currently:  I'm right in the middle of Agatha Christie's autobiography.  Interesting, but I'm looking forward to the part about her adult life.

Also reading Breaking Intimidation by John Bevere which is really interesting and teaching me a lot on spiritual matters.

Re-reading Fearless by Max Lucado because I read it rather quickly the first time so I could write my review for Thomas Nelson. 

Next possibilities:

Will in the World-How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt

The School at Thrush Green by Miss Read

Through the Burning Steppe: A Wartime Memoir by Elena Kozhina

Writing Without Teachers by Peter Elbow (he needs a pseudonym)

E.B. White-Some Writer! by Beverly Gherman (I  hope the book is better than the title!)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Berry Smith

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I'm reading Blaze by Stephen King, Academ's Fury by Jim Butcher, and starting Ender's Shadow and Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott card. My husband had me order a copy of The Fallible Fiend by L. Sprague deCamp and I think I like the looks of it. 

I have quite a bit on my plate this month.

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Finished This Month:

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman (A+)

The Hunting Wind by Steve Hamilton (A)

The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell (A-)

Winter of the Wolf Moon by Steve Hamilton (A)

All the Pretty Girls by J.T. Ellison (B)

Lost angel by Mike Doogan (C)

Dead Man's Footsteps by Peter James  (A+)

Not Dead Enough by PeterJames (A+) 

Caught by Harlen Coben (B)

North of Nowhere by Steve Hamilton (B)

Currently reading:

At Night All Wolves Are Grey by Gunnar Staalesen

Up next:

The Man From Beijing by Henning Mankell

2010 Reading Challenge:    26/150

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  1. Whirlpool of Stars by Tully Zetford (Hook #1) 2.5/5 stars
  2. Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King 3.5/5 stars
  3. The Armageddon Conspiracy by Jerry Ahern (Track #3) 2/5 stars
  4. Freware by Rudy Rucker (Ware #3) 3.5/5 stars
  5. The Boosted Man by Tully Zetford (Hook #2) 1.5/5 stars
  6. Arrow's Fall by Mercedes Lackey (Heralds of the Queen #3) 4/5 stars


  1. The Dark Tower by Stephen King (Dark Tower #7)
  2. Children of Dune by Frank Herbert (Dune #3)
  3. The Hard Way by Jerry Ahern (Track #4)
  4. Eat This Book by Ryan Nerz
  5. City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams (Otherland #1)
  6. Arrow's Fall by Mercedes Lackey (Heralds of the Queen #3)
  7. Galaxy of the Lost by Gregory Kern (Cap Kennedy #1)
  8. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  9. The Oathbound by Mercedes Lackey (Vows and Honor #1)
  10. A Midsummer Tempest by Poul Anderson (Holger Danske #2)
  11. Brother Assassin by Fred Saerhagen (Berserker #2)
  12. Reckless Endangerment by Robert K. Tanenbaum (Karp/Campi #10)
  13. Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake #9)
  14. Realware by Rudy Rucker (Ware #4)
  15. The Dark Half by Stephen King

Up Soon

  1. The Frost-Haired Vixen by John Zakour (Zach Johnson #4)
  2. Dead Beat by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #7)
  3. Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card (Ender #6?)
  4. The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub (Talisman #1)
  5. The Hard Way by Jerry Ahern (Track #4)
  6. Berserker's Planet by Fred Saberhagen (Berserker #3)
  7. Star City by Tully Zetford (Hook #3)
  8. Act of Revenge by Robert K. Tanenbaum (Karp/Ciampi #11)
  9. Insomnia by Stephen King
  10. Narcissus in Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake #10)

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Read/Reading so far:   *=finished

  1. Death of a Traveling Man by MC Beaton*
  2. There Goes The Bride by MC Beaton*
  3. The Betrayal of The Blood Lily by Lauren Willig*
  4. The Twilight Before Christmas by Christine Feehan*
  5. Summer Knight by Jim Butcher*
  6. Death of a Charming Man by MC Beaton
  7. Charm City by Laura Lippman*
  8. Butcher Hill by Laura Lippman*
  9. A Wanted Man by Linda Lael Miller*
  10. 8th Confession by James Patterson*
  11. Nauti Intentions by Lora Leigh
  12. Oceans of Fire by Christine Feehan*
  13. In Big Trouble by Laura Lippman*
  14. The Sugar House by Laura Lippman
  15. Dangerous Tides by Christine Feehan

Planned for March:

  1. Death Masks by Jim Butcher
  2. Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke
  3. What Remains of Heaven by CS Harris
  4. Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher (if it my hold comes in from the library)
  5. Killer Summer by Ridley Pearson
  6. The Chestnut King by ND Wilson
  7. The Ghost and the Dead Deb by Alice Kimberly
  8. Wicked Prey by John Sandford

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Currently reading The Squire's Tale.


1.  Defining Moments in Movies - ed. by Chris Fujiwara

2.  Eight Dogs Flying - Karen Ann Wilson

3.  Prince of Frogtown - Rick Bragg

4.  Just Who Will You Be? - Maria Shriver

5.  Bright Lights, Big Ass - Jen Lancaster

6.  True Grit - Charles Portis

7.  The God of Animals - Aryn Kyle

8.  One Fearful Yellow Eye - John D. MacDonald

9.  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou

10.  The Zookeeper's Wife - Diane Ackerman

11.  Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

12.  The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry

13.  The Bohemian Girl - Willa Cather


Plus 2 books to be named later from my larger moving box sized TBR pile.

14.  The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan

15.  Twelve Across - Barbara Delinsky

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Now it's March!  I just started Don Quixote for the Classics Challenge.  I'm still reading Mark Childress's A World Made of Fire.  I'm also in the middle of two audio books, The Twelfth Card by Jeffrey Deaver and Kidnapped.

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I am almost through with "The Physician" by Noah Gordon.  It was a wonderful book and came highly recommended on a thread on PBS and I am glad that I requested it.   I am now going to read "Shaman" the sequel to "The Physician".  Hope it is as good.

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1.  The Squire's Tale - Gerald Morris :  Not bad.  I was hoping for something more tied in to the Gawain story I remember reading as a child - Gawain and the Green Knight.  Apparently, that's the next book.

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 ·         The Sound of Butterflies by Rachel King

 ·         Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop

 ·         The Eaves of Heaven by Andrew Pham

 Currently Reading 

 ·         The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger

Up Next

 ·         The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite by Beatrice Colin

 Listening to

 ·         The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe

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Finished in March:

  1. Murder in Chinatown by Victoria Thompson (audio)
  2. The Pearl Diver by Sujata Massey
  3. Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
  4. The Grave Maurice by Martha Grimes (audio)


Current Reads:

  • Hood by Stephen Lawhead
  • Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle
  • Principles of Druidry by Emma Restall Orr
  • St. Mungo's Robin by Pat McIntosh


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I started Grave Goods Ariana Franklin's third book in her Mistress in the Art of Death Series. It is excellent. I recommend the whole series. Good plot, history and charcters. Book 4 is due in April.