Cathey E. - Reviews

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Alice's Tulips
Alice's Tulips
Author: Sandra Dallas
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/17/2007


Alice Bullock is a young newlywed whose lhusband, Charlie, has just joined the Union Army, leaving her on his Iowa farm with only his formidable mother for company. Alice writes lively letters to her sister filled with accounts of local quilting bees, the rigors of farm life, and the customs of small-towm America. But no town is too small for intrigue and treachery, and when Alice finds herself accused of murder, she discovers her own hidden strengths.


The Belles of Solace Glen (Solace Glen, Bk 1)
The Belles of Solace Glen (Solace Glen, Bk 1)
Author: Susan S. James
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/17/2007
Helpful Score: 1


On her regular cleaning day at Leona Bell's antebellum mansion, Leona, the matriarch of the town's most prominent family, succumbs to a heart attack right before Flip's eyes. Before Leona dies, she implores Flip to find three letters hidden by the Bell family women for over a century and give them to her niece. Flip has no idea that the letters-which reveal a torrid love affair between a famous Civil War general and an unknown woman-will bring out the dark side of Solace Glen. Soon after Loena's death, mysterious accidents begin to happen to those who were named in Leona's will, including Flip. Meanwhile, romance begins to blossom in unexpected places, as Flip must scour the past to discover who wants those letters badly enough to want to kill.


Best Friends
Best Friends
Author: Martha Moody
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/17/2007
Helpful Score: 1


When Clare Mann arrives at OBerlin in 1973, she's never met anyone like Sally Rose. Rich and beautiful, Sally is utterly foreign to a middle-class, Midwestern Protestant like Clare-and utterly fascinating. The fascination only grows when Sally brings her home to L.A. Mr. Rose-charismatic, charming, and owner of a profitable business shrouded in secrecy-is nearly as compelling a figure ot Clare as he is to his own daughter. Californis seems like paradise after winters in Ohio. And Clare begins to look forward desperately to these visits, to carefree rides in Sally's Kharmann Ghia and lazy poolside days. As the years pass, Clare becomes a doctor and Sally a lawyer, always remaining roommates at heart, a plane ride or phone call away. Marriages and divorces and births and deaths do not separate them. But secrets might-for as Clare watches, the Rose family begins to self-destruct before her eyes. And the things she knows are the kinds of things that no one wants to tell a best friend.


Buster Midnight's Cafe
Buster Midnight's Cafe
Author: Sandra Dallas
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/3/2007


May Anna Kovacks was discovered on the dusty streets of Butte, Montana, and went on to become a Hollywood star. War, fame, marriage, love, and heartbreak came and went. What never changed was the bond she shared with her two best friends, Effa Commander and Whippy Bird. When scandal, murder, and bertrayal made a legend of May Anna, only Effa and Whippy Bird could set the record straight.


Crewel World (Needlecraft Mysteries, Bk 1)
Crewel World (Needlecraft Mysteries, Bk 1)
Author: Monica Ferris
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/20/2007
Helpful Score: 1


When Betsy arrived in Excelsior, Ninnesota, all she wanted was to visit her sister Margot and to get her life in order. She never dreamed her sister would give her a place to stay and a job at her needlecraft shop. In fact, things had never looked so good-until Margot was murdered..
In a town this friendly, it's hard to imagine who could have committed such a horrible act. But Betsy has a few ideas. There's an ex-employee who wants to start her own needlework store. And there's the landlord who wanted Margot out. Now Betsy's putting together a list of motives and suspects to figure out this killer's pattern of crime.


The Diary of Mattie Spenser
The Diary of Mattie Spenser
Author: Sandra Dallas
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/17/2007


No one is more surprised than Mattie Spencer herself when Luke Spenser, considered the great catch of their small Iowa town, asks her to marry him. Less than a month later, they are off in a covered wagon to build a home on the Colorado frontier. Mattie's only compay is a slightly mysterious husband and her private journal, where she records the joys and frustrations not just of frontier life, but also of a new marriage to a handsome but distant stranger. As she and Luke make a life together on the hars and beautiful plains, Mattie learns some bitter truths about her husband and the girl he left behind and finds love where she least expects it.


Dust to Dust (Kovac / Liska, Bk 2)
Dust to Dust (Kovac / Liska, Bk 2)
Author: Tami Hoag
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/2/2007


Sorry. The single word was written on a mirror. In front of it hung the Minneapolis Internal Affairs cop. Was it suicide? Or a kinky act turned tragic?
Either way, it wasn't nurder. At least not according to the powers that be. But veteran homicide dectective Sam Kovac and his wisecracking, ambitious partner Nikki Liska think differently. Together they begin to dig at the too-neat edges of the young cop's death, uncovering one motive and one suspect after another. The shadows of suspicion fall not only on the city's elite, but into the very heart of the police department. Someone wants the case closed-quickly and forever. But neither Kovac nor Liska will give up. Now both their careers and their lives are on the line. From a murder case two months old to another case closed for twenty years, Kovac and Liska must unearth a connection the killer wants dead and buried. A killer who will stop at absolutely nothing to keep a dark and shattering secret..


Fox River
Fox River
Author: Emilie Richards
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/17/2007


Daughter of a legendary Virginia hunt master and aristocrat, Julia Warwick grew up in a world where Thoroughbreds and fox hunting are passions, not pastimes. Julia found her own passion in Christian Carver, a talented young horse trainer. But when a beautiful heiress is murdered and Christian is convicted of the crime, a pregnant, desperate Julia marries a friend who offers solace. Very good


Framed in Lace (Needlecraft Mystery Series, #2 )
Framed in Lace (Needlecraft Mystery Series, #2 )
Author: Monica Ferris
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/20/2007


When the historic Hopkings ferry was raised from the bottom of the lake, who would have thought they were literally raising the dead! But there it was-a skeleton- right before their eyes. Unfortunately, the evidence is slim and soggy: The boat sank in 1949, the victim on board was a woman, and near the body is a piece of unidentifiable lacelike fabric. Sounds like a fob for Betsy Devonshire. Betsy know there's more to this story than what's on the surface. And once she and patrons of her needlecraft shop start lending a hand, they're sure to stitch together the details of this unnerving mystery.


Horse Heaven
Horse Heaven
Author: Jane Smiley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/17/2007


Racing's eclectic mix of classes and personalities provides Smiley with fertile soin. Expertly juggling storylines, she investigates the sexual, social, psychological, and spiritual problems of wealthy owners, working-class bettors, trainers on the edge of financial ruin and in a typically bold move, horses.


Hugger Mugger (Spenser, Bk 27)
Hugger Mugger (Spenser, Bk 27)
Author: Robert B. Parker
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/17/2007


Someone's making death threats in Dixie--against a Thoroughbred horse destined to be the next Secretariat. At the owner's request, Boston P.I.Spenser hoofs it down south---where the lies are buzzing ..and the dying is easy. Very good


Ladies With Options
Ladies With Options
Author: Cynthia Hartwick
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/17/2007


The mostly married, mostly middle-aged members of the Mostly Methodist Club were used to swapping recipes, not stock tips. They'd taken few risks in their lives, and had even fewer adventures. But when a pink-haired young rebel named Skye found her way into the group, things changed. The ladies had already begun looking into investment opportunities, after realizing that their retirement earnings would barely keep thin in Burpee seeds and bakin powder. But it was Skye who tipped them off to a struggling new company that might be worth sinking a few dollars into. A company that was developing some interesting new technology. A company run by a man named Bill Gates.. enjoyable read


The Mermaid Chair
The Mermaid Chair
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/17/2007
Helpful Score: 1


A vividly imagined love story between a woman and a monk, a woman and her husband, and ultimately a woman and her own soul. Good, made me think about where I am as wife, mother and person.


A Million Little Pieces
A Million Little Pieces
Author: James Frey
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/17/2007


At the age of 23, James Frey woke up on a plane to find his four front teeth knocked out, his nose broken, and a hole throughhis cheek. He had no idea where the plane was headed nor any recollection of the past two weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack addick for three, he checked into a treatment facility shortly after landing. There he was told he could either stop using or die before he reached age 24. This is Frey's acclaimed account of his six weeks in rehab. Interesting


Moo
Moo
Author: Jane Smiley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/17/2007


Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, amid cow pastures and waving fields of grain, lies Moo University, a distinguished institution devoted to the art and science of agriculture. Here, among an atmosphere rife with devious plots, mischievous intrigue, lusty liasisons, and academic one-upmanship, Chairman X of the Horiticulture Dept. harbors a secret fantasy to kill the dean; Mrs. Walker, the provost's right hand and campus information queen, knows where all the bodies are buried; Timothy Nonahan, associate prof of English, advocates eavesdropping for his creative writing assignments; and Bob Carlson, a sophomore, feed and maintains his only friend; a hog named Earl Butz.


The Nanny Diaries
The Nanny Diaries
Author: Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/17/2007


Struggling to graduate from NYU and afford her microscopic studio apartment, Nanny takes a position caring for the only son of the wealthy X family. She rapidly learns the insane amount of juggling involved to ensure that a Park Avenue wife, who doesn't work, cook, clea, or raise her own child, has a smooth day. When the Xs' marriage begins to disintegrate, Nanny ends up involved way beyond the bounds of human decency or good taste. Her tneure with the X family becomes a nearly impossible mission to maintain the mental health of their four-year-old, her own integrity, and most important, her sense of humor. Over nine tense month, Mrs.X and Nanny perform the age-old dance of decorum and power as they test the limits of modern-day servitude.


Plain Jane
Plain Jane
Author: Fern Michaels
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/17/2007


Back in college, Jane Lewis would have given anything to be like homecoming queen Connie Bryan. Instead, she was just Plain Jane-overweight, frumpy, and painfully shy. That was then. Today, a lovely and confident Dr. Jane Lewis has a thriving psychotherapy practice, her own radio talk show, a beautifulold Louisiana mansion, and her affectionate, nutty dog, Olive, to keep her company. The only thing mission is someone to share her life. She's never forgotten the brutal, unsolved attack that ended Connie Bryan's life and haunts Jane still. Suddenly, the present collides with the past, as she finds clues into the identities of Connie's attackers.


Sea Glass
Sea Glass
Author: Anita Shreve
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/17/2007


With all the narrative power and emotional immediacy that have made her novels acclaimed international bestsellers, Anita Shreve unfolds a richly engaging tale of marriage, money, and troubled times-the story of a pair of young newlyweds who, setting out to build a life together in a derelict beach house on the Atlantic coast, soon discover how threatening the world outside their front door can be.


The Stone Monkey (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 4)
The Stone Monkey (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 4)
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/17/2007


Forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme, along with his protegee, Amelia Sachs, has been recruited by the FBI to capture "the Ghost" a homicidal immigrant smuggler.


A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean
Review Date: 3/11/2014


Great book..especially when it was so cold here! Interesting to learn about island life. I recommend this good read.


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