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Date Posted: 3/1/2012 1:35 AM ET
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My March 2012 Reading List:

Finished -

  1. "TAG, YOU'RE IT!" by Penny McCall   (B)  The frigid Rocky Mountain air is nothing compared to the chill between a gorgeous scientist and a hardened FBI agent. But out in the middle of nowhere, all it takes is body heat to melt the snow. Alex Scott has been doing just fine on her own, studying mountain lions and living alone in a log cabin seventy-five miles from anywhere. The last thing she needs is some cocky guy, even one with looks to die for, falling from the sky. All FBI Agent Tag Donovan wants is to find the mobster who killed his partner. But when he finds himself pushed off a low-flying plane, only to land face down in the snow in a hail of bullets, survival is the one thing on his mind. Until he gets a good look at the beauty who drags him to safety. Ignoring each other isn't going to work when there's no one else around - especially when Alex could be the key to solving Tag's mystery, And though Tag's aching body wants nothing but bed rest, Alex's smoky voice makes him think of more exciting uses for the bed. And the table, And - well, after all, he's no snow angel.
  2. ""REDWOOD BEND" by Robyn Carr (Virgin River #18) (A++++) Former actor Dylan Childress left the L.A. scene behind years ago for a quiet life running an aviation company in Montana. But with business slowing down, Dylan is starting to wonder whether he should take one of the offers Hollywood keeps sending his way. He figures a motorcycle trip to Virgin River with his buddies might help him decide what path to take. But his own troubles are left at the side of the road when he spots a woman stranded on the way into town. Katie Malone and her twin boys' trip to Virgin River is stopped short by a tire as flat as her failed romance. To make matters worse, it's raining, the boys are hungry and Katie is having trouble putting on the spare. So when some bikers pull up beside them, offering to help, all Katie feels is relief. Then she sees sexy, leather-clad Dylan Childress and in one brief moment the world turns on its axis. Katie's a sensible single mother and Dylan's a die-hard commitment-phobe. Neither one is looking for long-term romance. But sometimes it takes only a moment to know you've found something that could change your life forever.
  3. "DIVORCED, DESPERATE AND DELICIOUS" by Christie Craig (A+++) (Kindle) Ever since photographer Lacy Maguire caught her ex playing Pin the Secretary to the Elevator Wall, she's been content with her dog Fabio, her three cats, and a vow of chastity. But all of that changes when the reindeer-antlered Fabio drags in a very desperate, on-the-run detective who decides to take refuge in her house - a house filled with twinkling lights and a decorated tree. (Okay, so it's February, but she has a broken heart to mend, a Christmas-card shoot to do and a six-times divorced, match-making mother to appease.) For the first time in a looooong while, Lacy reconsiders her vow. Because sexy Chase Kelly, wounded soul that he may be, would be an oh-so-delicious way of breaking her fast. Now, if she can just keep them both alive and him out of jail.
  4. "DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS" by Christie Craig (Texas #1) (A) Nikki Hunt thought her night couldn't get worse when her no-good, cheating ex ditched her at dinner, sticking her with the bill. Then she found his body stuffed in the trunk of her car and lost her two-hundred-dollar meal all over his three-thousand-dollar suit. Now not only is Nikki nearly broke, she's a murder suspect. Former cop turned PI, Dallas O'Connor knows what it's like to be unjustly accused. But one look at the sexy-though skittish-suspect tells him she couldn't hurt anyone. The lead detective, Dallas's own brother, has the wrong woman and Dallas hopes a little late-night "undercover" work will help him prove it .
  5. "COLTER'S WOMAN" by Maya Banks (Colters' Legacy #1) (A) Holly Bardwell is running from her past mistakes. Straight into the arms of the Colter brothers. Adam, Ethan and Ryan aren’t looking for women. They’re looking for a woman. One woman they know will share their lives and their beds. They’re losing hope they’ll find her, that is until Adam discovers Holly lying in the snow just yards from their cabin. Adam knows she’s the one the minute he holds her in his arms, and as soon as his brothers see her, they know it too. The only problem is convincing Holly of that fact - and protecting her from the danger of her past.
  6. "ETERNAL BLOOD" by Laura Wright (Mark of the Vampire) (B) (Kindle) Gray Donahue is crippled by the guilt he feels for his father’s death. An Impure vampire cursed with the ability to hear the thoughts of others, he indulges in blood and sex to stave off the pain of his existence. He is then abducted by the Eternal Order of Vampires, who subject him to a nightmarish ritual. But when he is rescued by the icy pureblood vampire Dillon, he finds something that is worth living for, dying for, killing for.
  7. "THIRD DEGREE" by Greg Iles (unabridged Audio CD) (A+++++) In the span of twenty-four hours, everything Laurel Shields believes about her life and her marriage to a prominent doctor will be shattered - if she survives a terrifying ordeal. The day begins with the jarring discovery that, soon after ending an affair, Laurel is pregnant. But when she returns home to find her husband ashen, unkempt and on the brink of violence, a nightmare quickly unfolds. In the heart of an idyllic Mississippi town, behind the walls of her perfect house, Laurel finds herself locked in a volatile standoff with a husband she barely recognizes. Confronted with evidence of her betrayal, she must tread a deadly path between truth and deception while a ring of armed police prepares a dangerous rescue. But Laurel's greatest fear - and her only hope - lies with her former lover, a brave man whom fate has granted the power to save both Laurel and her children - if she can protect his identity long enough.
  8. "HOME AT LAST CHANGE" by Hope Ramsay (Last Chance #2) (A++) Dear Reader, You won't believe what's happened. My son Tulane has come back home! You remember Tulane? He'd set out to find fame and fortune in the big, wide world outside of Last Chance and I'm mighty proud. But that's not the half of it - Tulane isn't only back, he's brought a young lady with him. Now Sarah - she does PR for Tulane's stock-car team - she's from Boston, but she's just about the sweetest girl you could meet. I think she's meant to keep Tulane out of trouble after that story in the papers, but he doesn't want to talk about it. Anyhow, the Ladies Auxiliary can't wait to start matchmaking and Sarah to our Reverend Ellis. But mark my words, Sarah is tired of being a good girl. And no one is better at breaking the rules and raising Cain than my son. Listen to me going on and keeping customers waiting. I best get back to work, but you come round again. The Cut 'n' Curl's got hot rollers, free coffee, and the best gossip in town.
  9. "ALONG CAME A HUSBAND" by Helen Brenna (Mirabelle Island - An Island to Remember #4) (A+++) Along came trouble! Missy Charms just got the shock of her life. The man she thought was dead has turned up on her doorstep. Her ex-husband - Jonas Abel. Four years ago, Missy fell hard for Jonas. But his FBI job always came first. Missy only wanted - still wants - a home and family. Jonas isn't husband material, not even close. And now his latest undercover mission has trailed him to Mirabelle Island. With both their lives on the line, Missy knows she's been fooling herself. She loves Jonas as much as she ever did - maybe more. His return also means finally admitting the truth: she can't lose him again.
  10. "THE HOT FLASH CLUB CHILLS OUT" by Nancy Thayer (Hot Flash Club #4) (A) Since opening up their day spa, The Haven, the wonderful women of the Hot Flash Club have been busy indulging the beleaguered, nerve-frazzled throngs. Now, it’s the friends’ turn to grab some soothing, and much-deserved R&R. When a long-time Haven client asks the gals to housesit her Nantucket hideaway for the summer, they’re beyond thrilled; the cozy island enclave is the perfect place to shop, swim, chill, and plan Marilyn’s upcoming wedding to Ian, her Scottish fiance. And Marilyn desperately needs the break, since Ian’s grown son has crashed at the couple’s place with no departure date in sight. Soon after they arrive, the other hot flashers surrender to their own summer flings: Shirley entertains a steamy dalliance with a scruffy, sexy local fisherman that could lead to something deeper; Faye finds her dream house, but restoring it could be a costly nightmare; craft-maven Polly is enthralled by the island’s bounty, from shell art to lightship baskets; and even hardboiled Alice swoons with romantic adventure – or is it seasickness? But this lovefest among the sand and ocean breezes is not without its consequences. Each woman must determine for herself what she is willing to give up in order to hold onto what she has found – and all of them fear that Shirley is on the brink of making a huge mistake, one that threatens their harmony and their business. But these concerns may be eclipsed by the mystery surrounding the disappearance of family heirlooms at the house where they are staying, and rumors that the place harbors spirits other than Grey Goose and Tanqueray.
  11. "AGAINST THE NIGHT" by Kat Martin (Raines of Wind Canyon #5) (A++) She's got the face of an angel and the body of…well, isn't that what he'd expect from an exotic dancer? But there's something about this girl that Johnnie Riggs can't shake. The former army ranger is hot on the trail of an elusive drug lord - and suddenly very hot under the collar, as well. Amy's got her own agenda to pursue: her sister is missing and Amy seems to be the only one who cares. She'll enlist Johnnie's help and do her best to ignore her growing attraction to finally get some answers. But when the two trails begin to converge and reveal something even more sinister than they imagined, their mutual desire is the least of their problems. They'll bring the truth to light…or die trying.
  12. "THE BODYGUARD" "TEMPTATION ON ICE" by Cherry Adair (T-FLAC) (B) When paranormal operative Sebastian Tremayne heads to the Arctic Circle to keep an eye on red-hot physicist Nichaekl Giese, the polar ice cap isn't the only thing in danger of melting. This beautiful brainy woman could spark a nuclear disaster he cannot stop - even with magic - and ignite a fiery passion he cannot resist. "TEMPTATION IN SHADOW" by Gina Showalter (C) Tall, lean, muscular - and definitely rough around the edges - Sean Walker is not your typical nightclub bodyguard, He's a controller of shadows, able to wield darkness at will. But when a mysterious woman at the club turns out to have powers greater than his own, he has no choice but seduction. "HUNTING TEMPTATION" by Lorie O'Claire (A) A manhunter by trade, Seth is on the trail of his most dangerous prey yet: a living, breathing, man-eating werewolf. But the last thing he expects to catch in his trap is a beautiful, beguiling woman - with some wild animal urges of her own.
  13. "ABOUT THAT MAN" by Sherryl Woods (Trinity Harbor #1) (A+++) The picture-perfect town of Trinity Harbor, Virginia, is in an uproar when Robert "King" Spencer's sensible spinster daughter takes in a modern Huck Finn she found hot-wiring her car. But Daisy, a spirited beauty with a tragic past, needs this orphaned ten-year-old boy to love. She's confident she can handle her bullheaded father - the self-appointed town patriarch - and her two bossy brothers, concerned pastor and social services. The only real obstacle is...that man. That man is Tommy's uncle, Walter Ames, a tough D.C. cop whose ex-wife gave up on him as a husband and father years ago. Perhaps this unexpected nephew is Walker's chance to redeem his failure as a family man. Soon he's commuting to the charming fishbowl of a town where everyone assumes he's seduced Daisy Spencer, their best Sunday school teacher. But to Walker, Daisy is a disconcerting mix of smart-mouthed innocence and wicked temptation. For Daisy, Walker and Tommy, a long, hot summer in the town that's not as sleepy as it seems offers a second chance at family.
  14. "THE FIRST SIN" by Cheyenne McCray (Lexi Steele #1) (A+) An elite partnership. Alexi Steele is determined and driven to protect the innocent. She's a top agent of the NSA's clandestine Recovery Enforcement Division, specializing in human trafficking and sex crimes. Her current mission: to infiltrate the inner circle of Boston's exclusive S&M clubs in order to save thirteen young women who are about to auctioned off to the highest bidders. But Lexi's only way in is under the "control" of her new partner in crime, Nicholas Donovan. An erotic end game. Nick will do whatever it takes to bring down the billionaire sex-ring mastermind who's kidnapped his sister. But the games he must play as Lexi's "dominant" are burning away his icy control and blurring the lines between partners. Meanwhile, their enemies are closing in as they enter a devastating race against time...bringing them dangerously close to the first sin.
  15. "SURRENDER BAY" by Denise Hunter (Nantucket Love Story #1) (A+++) On the beautiful island of Nantucket, salt and roses scent the air, waves sparkle over hidden currents and a storm-tossed soul seeks safe harbor. When Samantha Owen's estranged stepfather dies, she inherits his cottage in Nantucket - a place she left years ago, never planning to return. As a single mom, Sam can't afford to pass up on a financial windfall like ocean-front property. So she travels home to fix up the house and sell it...never suspecting that Landon Reed still lives two doors down. As their long-dormant romance begins to bud again, Sam must face the fact that Landon still doesn't know why she left the island. Will the secrets she's hidden all these years tear them apart...or is Landon's love really as unconditional as he claims?
  16. "IN PURSUIT OF JESSE" by Helen Brenna (Mirabelle Island - An Island to Remember #5) (A++) Sarah Marshik is happy planning other people's weddings, but she has no intention of planning her own. Instead, she's focused on turning her first house into the home she's always wanted for her and her son. Unfortunately, the only person for the job is Jesse Taylor, a sexy-as-sin man with a dark past. As tempting as Jesse is, Sarah's determined to resist him…even if he's too close for comfort every day. The longer he's in her house, the more it seems he belongs there. Somehow the renovations are making room for the three of them - together. Is she really ready to prepare her own walk down the aisle? Because something tells her he deserves a second chance.
  17. "AUTOMATIC PROPOSAL" by Kelsey Roberts (Miami Confidential #2) (B) ARMED AND GORGEOUS - Keeping her work with Miami Confidential secret had never been a problem for skilled agent Julia Garcia. Then Luke Young, the man she left standing at the altar after a sting operation, reappeared in her life, demanding answers. With the kidnapping of her best friend, Julia had to maintain her cover at the Weddings Your Way salon or jeopardize the case. Yet their intense chemistry, combined with Luke's probing questions, had Julia torn between commitment to her job and to her heart. But once Luke became an unknown enemy's target, Julia vowed she'd do whatever it took to keep her former fiance? safe...or die trying.
  18. "THE SUMMIT" by Kat Martin (Paranormal #2) (A+++) The dream came again and again - a little girl abducted from her own yard...Autumn Sommers knows the danger of ignoring such powerful omens. Twelve years earlier, she could have prevented a tragic accident if only she had acted on those horrible nightmares. This time, she knows what she has to do. Her research into local missing persons suggests that the girl in Autumn's dreams could be Molly, the daughter of businessman Ben McKenzie. Still emotionally shattered from his loss and unwilling to trust this stranger, Ben is angered rather than relieved to hear her theory that Molly is still alive. Certain that she may be the girl's only chance, Autumn persists, until Ben grudgingly agrees to explore this tiny, if improbable, shred of hope. As Autumn's dreams become more and more vivid, she and Ben pursue their leads...leads that point to more murders, and to the only person in control of whether they live...or die.
  19. "DON'T LOOK NOW" by Linda Lael Miller (Look Book #1) (A) Defense attorney Clare Westbrook functions very well in crisis mode - whether taking the media rap for an explosive case or bargaining with her teenage niece, whom Clare is raising. But a shocking crime - the murder of her notoriously unethical boss - is about to test her heart and soul: heading the homicide investigation is irresistibly sexy detective Tony Sonterra. Now, a passion that is as risky as it is addictive pulls Clare into the cross hairs of a deadly mystery from the past. As the truth closes in and it becomes clear someone's targeting her, Clare and Tony embark on a twisting chase in the Arizona heat, where their dangerous desire sparks a determined hunt for a killer.
  20. "WELCOME TO TEMPTATION" by Jennifer Crusie (A) Turn left at small town secrets...Sophie Dempsey is content living a quiet life filming wedding videos until an assignment brings her to Temptation, Ohio. From the moment she drive into town, she gets a bad feeling; Sophie is from the wrong side of the tracks and everything in Temptation is a little too right. And when she has a run-in with the town's unnervingly sexy mayor, Phineas Tucker, making a little movie turns out to be more than a little dangerous. Yield to oncoming desire...All Sophie wants to do is film the video and head home. All Phin wants to do is play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. They both get more than they bargained for when Sophie's video causes an uproar and the proper citizens of Temptation set out to shut them down. Welcome to temptation...As events spiral out of control, Sophie and Phin find themselves caught in a web of gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder and really excellent sex. All hell breaks loose in Temptation as Sophie and Phin fall deeper and deeper in trouble...and in love.
  21. "DANIEL'S GIFT" by Barbara Freethy (A++) Reckless Youth - In her impetuous summer of love, Jenny St. Claire found Luke Sheridan - her dashing knight in intern's scrubs. But as a fast-track future and rigid, ambitious parents drove passion out of Luke's life. And the summer ended, leaving Jenny with a broken heart...and a beautiful son, Danny, to help mend it. Love Reclaimed - Years later it is tragedy that reunited them - the father whom a son longs to know and the mother who has tried desperately to forget. And as Luke and Jenny struggle to ignore the pain and desire reborn in a look and a touch, only the remarkable courage of a young boy - and the help of a rather unorthodox guardian angel - can offer them the most precious gift of all: a second chance at the love of a lifetime.
  22. "HARD AND FAST" by Erin McCarthy (Fast Track #2) (A++) An experiment in romance...New to Charlotte, stock car racing country, graduate student Imogen Wilson meets Ty McCordle, a driver who inexplicably has her pulse racing. After an encounter at the track with a woman whose main goal in life is to marry a driver, Imogen realizes she's hit on the perfect thesis for her Sociology degree. If she follows The Rules on how to get a man, can she steer her way to into the hearts of the drivers and establish their dating - and mating - patterns?...That's testing the limits of passion. Although sexy and reckless Ty is the ideal test subject, she knows she can't pursue him for the sake of science. Yet he's the one who's chasing after her, and Imogen realizes that she actually wants to be caught. A southern gentleman like Ty won't fail to disappoint, will satisfy all her curiosity - and make all the risks worthwhile.
  23. "COMPLETELY SMITTEN" "COMPLETELY SMITTEN" by Susan Mallery (A+++) Haley Foster had lived her entire life in a box. Guided by her preacher father and the residents of her tiny hometown as to what to do, what to wear and even who to marry, she'd lost herself along the way. But no more. Now she was going to live on her own terms and do all the things good preachers' daughters didn't do. Starting with Kevin Harmon. The injured U.S. Marshal needed a ride from Kansas to his home in Texas. Haley had a car. She figured she owed him a favor. And he knew a lot more about being bad than she did. A few days, just the two of them, in her tiny convertible and intimate hotel rooms…It would be fun, it would be passionate, it would be an experience. 
  24. "HERS FOR THE WEEKEND" by Tanya Michaels (A+++) She wanted a temporary arrangement - Piper Jamieson needs a man. And not just any man. She needs someone to play her significant other when she heads home for her family reunion. Thanks to a self-imposed period of celibacy, she has no prospects...except for her sexy best friend, Josh Weber. Since there's nothing between them, kissing him will be a breeze, right? But he wanted her permanently! Spending an entire weekend with Piper sounds perfect to Josh...it's the whole family thing that doesn't. Lately his dates haven't been as exciting as they used to be and he knows why. His best friend's been on his mind - day and night. But Piper has made it clear she's not looking for a relationship. Luckily, he's hers for the weekend, and he has three full nights to change her mind!
  25. "WILD" by Lori Foster (Winston Brothers and Cousins #4) (A) Zane Winston is used to fielding women’s not-so-subtle advances. But he’s still shocked when an exotic gypsy whispers some very suggestive words in his ear—and surprised to find that he’s aroused by her words rather than amused. After all, she’s not exactly his type. But he soon discovers that Tamara Tremayne’s not really all that exotic. Her so-called psychic powers are (mostly) made up. Her waist-length black mane is a wig. And underneath the witchy makeup is a very stubborn, seductive woman - who may be in very serious danger. Tamara refuses to accept Zane’s help - but he’s still sure she’s the woman for him. She may not be supernatural. But she’s sassy. Sexy. And totally wild.
  26. "SUNSET BAY" by Susan Mallery (unabridged Audio CD) (A) L.A. accountant Megan Greene has a successful job, a handsome cardiologist fiance and a doting father. Surely they make up for her estranged sister and hypochondriac mother...and a niggling sense that something, somewhere, got lost along the way. But then Megan's life falls spectacularly apart. Faced with the knowledge that neither her father nor her fiance are the men she thought they were, she is loath to trust Travis - the high school boyfriend who never quite left her heart. But his reappearance stirs dreams she once reluctantly packed away and forces her to confront her relationship with her sister - a bond that has been strained to the limit but has never quite broken. And amid the turmoil lies the promise of a future Megan never expected - one that may turn out to contain everything she really needs.
  27. "KNIT TWO" by Kate Jacobs (Friday Night Knitting Club #2) (A+++) Drawn together by the sense of family the club has created, the knitters rely on one another as they struggle with new challenges:  for Catherine, finding love after divorce; for Darwin, the hope for a family; for Lucie, being both a single mom and a caregiver for her elderly mother; and for seventy-something Anita, a proposal of marriage from her sweetheart, Marty, that provokes the objections of her grown children. As the club's projects - an afghan, baby booties, a wedding coat - are pieced together, so is their understanding of the patterns underlying the stresses and joys of being mother, wife, daughter and friend.  Because it isn't the difficulty of the garment that makes you a great knitter:  it's the care and attention you bring to the craft - as well as how you adapt to surprises.
  28. "MR. STRICTLY BUSINESS" by Day LeClaire (Man of the Month - Mr. February) (A) Mr. February: Gabe "the Pirate" Piretti, business mogul. Vital Statistics: Rich, ruthless - and relentless! Mission: Win back the one who got away. Though she'd escaped him once, Gabe Piretti hadn't forgotten Catherine Haile's sharp mind and curvaceous body. His plan to reel her back into his life - and bed - were already brewing when she asked him to help save her ailing business. He'd use her desperation to get what he wanted - Catherine. But what would happen when he had to make a choice between business and oh-so-seductive pleasure?
  29. "BROTHERS IN BLOOD" by Ken Englade (Tony Hillerman's Frontier #5) (A) It was 1858. New Orelans-born Second Lieutenant Jean Benoit is finally getting used to his post in Fort Laramie, Wyoming. Then comes the sudden order, direct from the Secretary of War. He is being promoted to captain and transferred to Fort Marcy in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Benoit is not happy about the promotion and the transfer - especially when he finds himself in the middle of a turf war between the Archdiocese of New Mexico led by the Frenchman, Bishop Lamy, and a coven of corrupt priests and their allies. When one of Lamy's priests is murdered, Benoit finds himself in an impossible situation: trying to sort out guilt and innocence at a time and place where the truth is anybody's guess and the spoils of the future have the names of millions written in the desert wind.
  30. "THE 51ST THURSDAY" by Mercy Celeste (A) (Kindle) Shelby Bainbridge, former championship winning quarterback and son of an Alabama Senator with presidential aspirations, lost everything one Thursday night fifty-two weeks ago. Lost, alone, battered and broken Shelby finds comfort in the local bar called Deacon’s Place. Week after week, he finds himself drawn to Deacon’s for the beer, for the atmosphere, for the solace and for Deacon himself. Deacon can no longer deny the desire he feels for the man he calls Thursday. When Deacon wants something Deacon is a hard man to resist. The problem is, Deacon never planned to lose his heart. Especially to a man who could be destroyed by an unexpected night of forbidden passion.
  31. "PERSONAL SHOPPER" by Tere Michaels (A+++) (Kindle) Will Nixon only has three days to whip up the perfect NYC family Christmas to impress his twin sister's future in-laws. By chance he meets the charming and possibly perfect Hudson Smith, an out of town business man, who agrees to be his "personal shopper" in order to get everything done. In the middle of a whirlwind of prep, Will and Hudson find themselves doing more than shopping - they might be falling in love.
  32. "THE COMFORTS OF HOME" by Jodi Thomas (Harmony, Texas #3) (A++) In Harmony, Texas, twenty-year-old Regan Truman has found her place and her family. But with her uncle taken ill and her friend Noah lost and disheartened with his life, Reagan is afraid of ending up alone again - and she's not the only one. Harmony seems to be full of people yearning to make a connection. Like funeral director Tyler Wright, who longs to take his relationship with his friend Kate to the next level, but doesn't know how. And Ronelle Logan, a woman frightened of everyday human interactions, until she meets an angry, lonely man - someone just like her. When a terrible storm threatens the town, the residents of Harmony are forced to really think about what they truly want. Because making the connections they so desperately desire means putting their hearts at risk.
  33. "HOT FINISH" by Erin McCarthy (Fast Track #4) (A+++) Not all marriages last forever...but this one might. Suzanne Jefferson is broke, which is why she's given up charity work for wedding planning. Fortunately, she has a high-profile client - and best of all, he's paid in advance. There are just two teensy problems: The bride is a bona fide bridezilla and Suzanne's ex-husband is the best man. At least she thought he was her ex-husband. Two years after their marriage fell apart, stock car race driver Ryder Jefferson still can't stop thinking about Suzanne. Which is why he isn't too upset that, due to a glitch, the two are still technically married. Now he's imagining easing Suzanne's woes by satisfying her needs in the bedroom. After all, that's the one room they never argued in. Besides, with wedding bells ringing all around them. Ryder is wondering if - even though they'd quit the race a few laps too early - they can still come on strong with a big, romantic finish.
  34. "BOUND BY LOVE" by T.A. Chase (Kindle) (A+) Two cowboys fall in love. It's as simple ans as complicated aas that. Tyler Newsome if heading home to the Lazy N, tired of the rodeo and tired of always being his charismatic twin's shadow. It's time he gets a life of his own - and maybe the man he's always dreamed of, too. Ren Alston's always been attracted to Tyler, but never made a move because of his own mental and emotional baggage. But after years spent taming his demons and gaining control in every aspect of his life, Ren sees the younger man's return as a sign of good things to come. But first, they have to deal with Tyler's twin, past indiscretions and Ren's brothers. Will these cowboys manage to build a strong foundation of trust and love? Or will their problems be too much for them?
  35. "WOODROSE MOUNTAIN" by RaeAnne Thayne (Hope's Crossing #2) (A++++) Evie Blanchard was at the top of her field in the city of angels. But when an emotional year forces her to walk away from her job as a physical therapist, she moves from Los Angeles to Hope's Crossing seeking a quieter life. So the last thing she needs is to get involved with the handsome, arrogant Brodie Thorne and his injured daughter, Taryn. A self-made man and single dad, Brodie will do anything to get Taryn the rehabilitation she needs...even if it means convincing Evie to move in with them. And despite her vow to keep an emotional distance, Evie can't help but be moved by Taryn's spirit, or Brodie's determination to win her help - and her heart. With laughter, courage and more than a little help from the kindhearted people of Hope's Crossing, Taryn may get the healing she deserves - and Evie and Brodie might just find a love they never knew could exist.
  36. "COLLISION COURSE" by K.A. Mitchell (A+) Immovable object? Meet the irresistible force. Paramedic Aaron Chase doesn't have anything against love. It just comes with a lot of responsibility, like when he had to raise his sister and brothers after their drug-addicted mom took off for good. Now that the last one is off to college. Aaron's anticipating enjoying life on his own terms. He certainly wasn't expecting Joey Miller to accidentally drop into his life. Joey's sexy, funny and annoyingly optimistic and his tendency to get into trouble keeps sending him Aaron's way. Even the fact that Joey works for the hated social work system isn't reason enough to keep him out of Aaron's bed. Joey knows all about love. He's fallen in it ten times - he thinks. It's not that he can't tell the difference between sex and love. All that experience has to count for something, right? With Aaron it's different. Maybe because there's something to fight for. This time Joey's fallen for good. He's not going to let number eleven get away.
  37. "GARDEN OF SECRETS" by Barbara Freethy (Angel's Bay #5) (A+) Charlotte Adams is torn between two men. Her first love, Andrew, is a minister, following in her father's footsteps. He wants a second chance, but she can't imagine living her mother's life. Joe is the compelling and charismatic chief of police, who up until recently belonged to someone else. Does she want to be his second choice? Her attempts to resolve her feelings lead Charlotte to the wrong place at the wrong time. Suddenly, she's under investigation - forced to face not only a high school nemesis but also the lost dreams of her youth. And with love, marriage, family and friendships all at stake, Charlotte, Joe and Andrew must discover that the truth is best seen through the eyes of love.
  38. "THE HOUSE" by Danielle Steele (A+) (abridged Audio CD) Perched on a hill overlooking San Francisco, the house was magnificent, built in 1923 by a wealthy man for the woman he adored. For her and for this house, he would spare no expense and overlook no detail, from the endless marble floors to the glittering chandeliers. Almost a century later, with the once grand house now in disrepair, a young woman walks through its empty rooms. Sarah Anderson, a perfectly sensible estate lawyer, is about to do something utterly out of character. An elderly client has died and left her two gifts. One is a generous inheritance. The other, a priceless message to use his money for something wonderful, something daring. And in this old house, surrounded by crumbling granduer, Sarah knows just what it is. A respected attorney and self-described workaholic, Sarah had always lived life by the book. With a steady, if sputtering, relationship and a tiny apartment that has suited her just fine, Sarah cannot explain the force that draws her to the mansion and its history - to the story of a woman who once lived in the house, then mysteriously left it, to a child who grew up there and a drama that unfolded in war-torn France...and to a history she never knew she had. Taking the biggest risk of her life, Sarah enlists the help of architect Jeff Parker, who shares Sarah's passion for bringing the exquisite old house back to life. As she and Jeff work to restore the house's every detail, as one relationship shatters and another begins, Sarah makes a series of powerful discoveries: about the true meaning of a dying man's last gift...about the extraordinary legacies that are passed from generation to generation...and about a future she's only just beginning to imagine.
  39. "DARK DECEPTIONS" by Dee Davis (A-TAC #1) (A++) Torn between duty and desire. Covert operations expert Nash Brennon has spent the last eight years trying to forget Annie Gallagher, his former field partner and the only woman he had ever loved. Annie betrayed him when he needed her most, then vanidshed without a trace. Now suddenly she's back in the game - this time as a suspected traitor and threat to national security. Annie's son has been kidnapped by political terrorists. The price for his life? Assassinate a UN ambassador. When Nash and his group find her, the smoldering passion between Annie and the man she swore she'd never contact again blazes out of control. But can Nash trust her? The stakes couldn't be higher: Their enemy's endgame is personal and one false move could cost them their lives.
  40. "UNTIL THERE WAS YOU" by Francis Ray (The Falcons of Texas #3) (The Graysons of New Mexico #1) (A++) All he was looking for was some peace and quiet. Instead, what ex-FBI agent Luke Grayson finds in the secluded cabin in the woods was a gorgeous, smoky-eyed woman...who just happens to be pointing a gun in his direction. Dr. Catherine Stewart is relieved that the handsome strangerr swhe encounters is not a dangerous intruder. But how is she supposed to relax in her woodsy hideaway with stubborn, intense, brooding Luke around? A woman could get into a lot of trouble with a man like that - and trouble is exactly what each of these two lost souls came her to avoid.
  41. "HIGH LINE" by T.A. Chase (Love of Sports #2) (Kindle) (A+++) CJ Lamont is at the top of the racing world but his winning record is based on a carefully constructed lie. His world falls apart when his ex-wife reveals the truth. As he hits rock bottom, rescue comes from an unexpected source - Garrett Johnson, Hollywood's hottest leading man. Garrett's acting career is taking off, bringing him accolades he'd never imagined. Good friends and family keep his days hopping, but watching his twin brother fall in love exposes the emptiness in Garrett's life created by the betrayal of his ex-lover.
  42. "A SECRET WISH" by Barbara Freethy (Kindle) (A++) Three women, three birthdays and one unforgettable night that will change their lives forever. One night in San Francisco, three women make a birthday wish believing it can't pssibly come true. Liz is turning thirty. A successful nurse, she has a good career, but no man to share her life. All her friends are married and she's along, still trying to outrun a tragedy from her past. Then she meets a handsome stranger. Angela, a member of a large, loving Italian family, is facint thirty-five with no baby in the nursery. Eight years of infertility treatments have put a strain on her marriage. Will she have to choose between her husband and a child? When she is mugged by an unexpected assailant, her life takes a new turn. Carole, a corporate wife, is staring down forty candles. Having grown up poor, she worked hard to get ahead, but when her kids bail on her birthday and she discovers her husband with another woman, she realizes that she may have nothing at all. She goes back to where it all began, the mother she left behind and the man whose heart she once broke. Three women, three birthdays and a night of events that connects them in unexpected ways.
  43. "CHANGE OF PACE" by Tielle St. Clare (Kindle) (A++) Aiden has a few simple goals in life - teach his students well, find a stable lover and stop lusting after the sexy local sheriff. He's pretty sure the guy is straight, after all, his son is one of Aiden's students. It's best for everyone if he keeps his eyes (and hands) to himself. But Knox has other plans. The prickly little tutor who teaches his son is pretty damn sexy and so easy to tease. When they find themselves alone for the evening, he decides he's only going to get one chance to see if Aiden is always that uptight or if he lets loose when he's in bed.
  44. "DAYTIME DRAMA" by Dave Benbwow (A+) At twenty-eight, Clay Beasley is one of thousands of young, handsome actors trying to get that "big break" in L.A. And with his warm brown eyes, incredible body and aw-shucks charm - plus talent - he's getting close, even if he is stuck taking extra work on daytime TV's hottest soap opera, Sunset Cove. Spending time on the set is a real eye-opener for Clay, as he gets to see the soap world's most gorgeous, egocentric men and women at their conniving, clawing best (or worst), along with a parade of bitchy producers, weary directors, insane writers, put-upon casting agents and ruthless network hotshots. Even among the young and the restless of the Sunset Cove cast, certain larger-than-life characters stand out. Like Jack Benz, a.k.a. Stone Coltrane, the hottest man in soaps, whose square jaw and full lips have launched a thousand housewives' fantasies, even though his preferred fantasy involves rough trade with gorgeous young men. And Travis Church, the show's star bad boy. With his long, dark hair and mouthwatering physique, he's the one person on the set Clay would like to get to know much better. It just so happens that Travis welcomes the chance to show Clay what passion is all about, igniting an explosive, secret affair. But everything changes when Jack Benz meets a tragic end and just before sweeps week. Suddenly, Clay has the chance at the role of a lifetime, pushed into the spotlight and possibly into danger - because Jack's death was no accident...it was murder. Now, the set of daytime TV's hottest soap is nothing compared to the diva-drama going on behind the scenes: a steamy, sordid, sexually voracious affair in which everybody has a motive; everybody's got an angle; and everybody's doing everybody else - any way they can. With his star rising and the police questioning the entire cast and crew, Clay finds that the one thing he truly wants is the most dangerous of all...a chance to take his love public, no matter what the cost.

Currently Reading - 

  1. "Daytime Drama" by Dave Benbow

Currently Listening To -

  1. "Cruel Intent" by J.A. Jance  (Alison Reynolds #4) (abridged Audio CD)

To Be Read - Alphabetically by Author not reading order

  1. "Dark and Dangerous" by Jeanne Adams
  2. "Kiss of Midnight" by Lara Adrian
  3. "Here to Stay" by Catherine Anderson (A Harrigan Family Novel #4)
  4. "Two Little Miracles" by Caroline Anderson
  5. "Sun Kissed" by Catherine Anderson (Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan #7)
  6. "The Heart Mender: A Story of Second Chances by Andy Andrews
  7. "Summer Rental" by Mary Kay Andrews
  8. "Pieces of My Sister's Life" by Elizabeth Joy Arnold
  9. "Track of the Cat" by Nevada Barr (Anna Pigeon #1)
  10. "Witch Fire" by Anya Bast (Elemental Witches #1)
  11. "Breathe" by Lisa T. Bergren (Homeward Trilogy #1)
  12. "A Lion Called Christian:The True Story of the Remarkable Bond between Two Friends" by Anthony Bourke and John Rendall
  13. "Doc Holliday" by Matt Braun (The Gunfighter Chronicles) (abridged Audio CD)
  14. "Her Sure Thing" by Helen Brenna (Mirabelle Island - An Island to Remember #6)
  15. "Chances Are" by Barbara Bretton
  16. "A Man to Die For" by Suzanne Brockmann (unabridged Audible*)
  17. "Bittersweet Rain" by Sandra Brown (unabridged Audio CD)
  18. "Love's Encore" by Sandra Brown (abridged Audio CD)
  19. "April & Oliver" by Tess Callahan
  20. "Key West" by Stella Cameron (New Orleans PD #1)
  21. "Comanche Trail" by Will Camp (Tony Hillerman's Frontier #7)
  22. "Mind Tryst" by Robyn Carr
  23. "More Than Words" by Tori Carrington, Catherine Mann, Kasey Michaels, Karen Harper, Susan Wiggs (Volume #3)
  24. "Sworn to Silence" by Linda Castillo (Kate Burkholder #1)
  25. "Secrets She Left Behind" by Diane Chamberlain
  26. "61 Hours" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #14)
  27. "Echo Burning" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #5)
  28. "One Shot" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #9)
  29. "The Affair" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #16) 
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I'm just finishing Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith.  It's YA and very very good, enjoyable and believable.   The hero is sixteen, at odds with his father, wild about horses, in love, and struggling to deal with his mother's recent death.  He stumbles through each day trying to avoid the local bully and round up some wild horses with his two best friends.  He means well and is kind hearted and sweet, but sometimes makes the wrong choices.  The tone and feel of the book is  very reminiscent of The Outsiders, which is extremely high praise from me!   Highly recommended!  

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Reading Crossed by Ally Condie.  2nd in the series and very good!

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  1. The Fermata by Nicholson Baker (1994) 303 pages
  2. Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis (1985) 208 pages


  1. Vox by Nicholson Baker
  2. Human Smoke by Nicholson Baker
  3. Sock by Penn Jillette
  4. The Physics of Star Trek by Lawrence Krauss
  5. Broca's Brain by Carl Sagan
  6. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Up Soon

  1. Before the Dawn by Nicholas Wade
  2. The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
  3. The Truth of Valor by Tanya Huff
  4. Money by Martin Amis
  5. Bad Astronomy by Phil Plait
  6. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  7. The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker

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I'm currently reading Mill River Recluse by Darci Chan (I think I got the author's name right).  It's a .99 Kindle read.  It has started off pretty good.

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  • The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes
  • Blueprints for Building Better Girls by Elissa Schappell

Currently Reading

  • Smut by Alan Bennett
  • The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig

Listening To

  • Crawfish Mountain by Ken Wells

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The Burning Bride by Margaret Lawrence. Am liking it very much.

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Currently Reading

  1. The Ranger by Ace Atkins

Currently Listening to



  1.  High Noon by Nora Roberts
  2. The Strain by Gullermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan
  3. The Cove Catherine Coulter
  4. The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin
  5. The Bone House by Brian Freeman



  1. Motion to Suppress by Perri O'shaughnessy
  2. Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake
  3. Private by James Patterson
  4. Stalking Angel by Robert Crais
  5. Shadow Prey by John Sandford
  6. The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner
  7. The Chase by Clive Cussler
  8. The Kill Clause by Gregg Hurwitz
  9. Compelling Evidence by Steve Martini
  10. Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein
  11. Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter
  12. Until Proven Guilty by J.A. Jance
  13. Dark of the Moon by P.J. Parrish
  14. Edge of Evil by J.A. Jance
  15. Ice Station by Matt Reilly
  16. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  17. Cemetery Girl by David Bell
  18. City of the Sun by David Levien
  19. Two for Dough by Janet Evanovich
  20. The Black Echo by Michael Connelly


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I finished "The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America" by Don Lattin.  I'm now reading Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirezzani.

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Reading: Honolulu

Up Next:

The Kitchen House

The Yellow House

My Name is Mary Sutter


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Matt, I recently read Vox & The Fermata; wow, eh?!


"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett (will probably be my 2012 book of the year; now I can't wait for the movie!)

"Nights at the Circus" by Angela Carter

"Succubus Dreams" by Richelle Mead


"Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk" by David Sedaris


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Reading now: The Power of One & Hotel on the Corner...

Up soon:



The Big Short

State of Wonder

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I can't believe it , but I got totally caught up in the Zombie series by David Moody: Autumn, etc.   The guy can write, but I don't think I am going to read any of his other books.  

I am starting The Kitchen House.  The first pages were sad tho, and I am reluctant to read a sad one.  Also, reading Juibilation Gap, a western, and going to start another by the author of Beside a Burning Sea,  John Shors.  It is titled Dragon House.

Tome,   I would love to here your review of My Name is Mary Sutter.....

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Just finished The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen which sucked me in from the first page.

Now reading Singing to the Dead by Caro Ramsay which I'm really enjoying.

Listening to the heartbreaking Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur by Halima Bashir.

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Reading : The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Listening to : Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah


Enjoying both so far

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Year Of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Scandinavian Humor and Other Myths by John Louis Anderson - Probably funnier if you are either Scandinavian, Lutheran or from Minnesota. It was ok. 

I Am The Cheese by Robert Cormier  - Good story, well written. I didn't feel like he was 'writing down' to me like a lor of YA. I'm not entirely sure I got the ending though. 

Gasping by Ben Elton - A transcript of a 70's play. Interesting, about what happens when oxygen is commercializeed. It's kind of 70's hippyish but Hugh Lairie played the lead in the plya so if you read it in his voice it helps. 

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron A fun later in life memoir from a former reporter and author who comes from a lot of money. She definitely has first world probems but is aware of her advantages so it's not annoying or off putting. She seems very down to earth and approachable. It's mainly about the pitfalls of aging and gave me some things to look forward to in a few years, lol. I enjoyed it. 

Not Tonight Honey by Susan Reinhardt - A humorous memoir type book, kind of Erma Bombeck in the south. Pretty funny but a couple teary parts too. 

Memoirs Of A Fruitcake by Chris Evans - I've never been much of a fan but I wanted to know how he got Billie Piper to marry him so I read it. I actually like him better after reading the book, I know why he's so annoying now. It's not a great biik and you aren't going to learn much of anything useful but I am glad I read it, I see him in a different light and he has quite a few amusing stories. He's had a really charmed life and no one knows it better than he does. 

Crazy by Benjamin Lebert - A Y.A. book translated from German. It was ok, not much of a plot. Just a bit of schoolboy philosophy. 

Don't Sleep With A Bubba by Susan Reinhardt - I read her first book and it was a typical humor book with a little bit of melancholia, this one was different. It started out the same but near the middle it went all dark memoir, with several chapters about rape, death, addiction, depression, and similar bad stuff. After these chapters it goes back to the same humor about periods and kids. It was weird, I've never seen a humor book turn so drastically. Nothing on the liner notes suggests there's any seriousness in it. It was really off-putting. I have her third book and I'll probably leave it sit for now at least. The writing style changed in the dark chapters too, it got very cliched and writer's workshop-y. With descriptions of the leaves turning and stuff like that. It was like someone stuck part of a different book by a different writer in the middle. 

Headhunters by Jo Nesbo - I forgot this book! I don't know how! Excellent book that is a new movie, Norwegian I believe. Something completely differnt, which you don't see much. 

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Pamela, I'm also enjoying Moody's Autumn series. I just finished Purification and just started Disintegration.

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Just finished:

  • To Darkness and to Death by Julia Spencer-Fleming - great cozy mystery series!
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - a reread so I'll be ready for the movie in a couple of weeks

Just started:

  • All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming
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Yea, if you didn't think you would read zombie stories, the Autumn series is the one to try.  I am on the last one and stealing time to read it. 

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Gave up on Home Front by Kristin Hannah after about 100 pages. It just didn't do it for me.

I started Involuntary Witness by Gianrico Carofiglio last night.

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 Reading Intermittantly: 6 at a time:

1. Snow Falling on Cedars~David Guterson: My book of the month for January 2012 in the Book of the month thread (Hidden gems) Even if I wasn't  technically "done" with it, it wins this!!

2.Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet~Jamie Ford: Picked this one up again yesterday, chance #2.

3. The Lonely Polygamist~Barry Udall: Hilarious and Sad at the same time, the title is the entire premise. 

4. The Tigers Wife~Tea Oberht: Better get at this soon too, waited long enough on the library waiting list!

Finished: The Green Mile~Stephen King: Great!!!  Please see my review in Member Reviews, I posted the last serial edition #6, today!

                Safe From the Sea~Peter Geye: Engrossing, emotional tale of the Inland Sea's (Lake Superior) where tragic shipwrecks can   

                                                                  happen to regular folks, also a very good family story!


 I have Columbine~Dave Cullen: coming from another PBS member.

Crooked Letter,Crooked Letter~Tom Franklin: Getting more interesting, Actually had to return this one, maybe a later read, what I did read was intriguing enough to give it chance #2.

The Art of Racing in the Rain~Garth Stein: This is a recommendation from my sister, so it has to be a next read, you know how sisters are (LOL!)

Ragtime~E. L. Doctorow: This is a re-read, but as you can see in my profile, Doctorow is a fave of mine,so after this will be Homer & Langley which also takes place in historical New York,

also unearthed my volume of Rolling Stone Interviews, this will be an interesting month for reading!!


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Finally finished listening to Tears of the Desert by Halima Bashir. Courageous, eye opening and heartbreaking. I can't recommend it highly enough.

Finished reading Involuntary Witness by Gianrico Carofiglio. Set in Italy and featuring attorney Guido Guerrieri, it was a very enjoyable read and I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

Just started reading Dead Lagoon by Michael Dibdin last night. Although I've seen film adaptations of two of his Aurelio Zen novels, he is a new to me author.

Nothing new in audio lined up just yet.

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I have read three books this weekend:

Dragon House by John Shors  5 stars.  Loved this novel.  This guy can write.

The Mule Tamer by John Horst  4.5 stars.  This was a great Western.  The only thing I missed was the descriptions of the land, but the author doesn't live in the Southwest, so it is probably better he left it out.  The characters were great and the story keeps you reading with twists and turns.

The Heir by Johanna Lindsay  3.5 stars.   OK, for a Romance written a while ago.  The hero could have been a bigger character, but his two grandfathers were fun.  The Heroine was delightful.  Nothing heavy, easy fun read.

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I read these books in March:

The Cradle Patrick Summerville

An Education Lynne Baker

The Cat Who went to Paris Peter Gethers

Sweet Jiminy Kristin Gore

A Year on Ladybug farm Donna Ball

Waking Up in Dixie Haywood Smith

Killer Stuff Sharon Fiffer

The Pursuit of Other Interests Jim Kokoris

The Cat Next Door Marion Batson

How Tough Could It Be? Austin Murphy

A Ladys Life in the Rocky Mountains Isabella Bird

Sixpence House Paul Collins

I am now reading:

Dancing in the Lowcountry James Villas

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