Shirley S. - Reviews

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Birthright
Birthright
Author: Nora Roberts
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 612
Review Date: 6/27/2006


When 5,000 year old human bones are found at a construction site in the small town of Woodsboro, the news draws archaeologist Callie Dunbrook out of her sabbatical and into a whirlwind of adventure, danger and romance. While overseeing the dig, she must try to make sense of a cloud of death and misfortune that hangs over the project--fueling rumors that the site is cursed. She must cope with the presence of her irritating--but irresestible-ex-husband, Jake. And when a stranger claims to know a secret about her privileged Boston childhood, she must question her own past as well.


Boone's Lick
Boone's Lick
Author: Larry McMurtry
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 56
Review Date: 6/25/2006


In the backwater town of Boone's Lick, Missouri, Mary has finally had it with her husband, Dickie--whose job supplying forts along the Oregon Trail gives him ample opportunity to be swayed out of wedding vows. Determined to se thing aright, she collects her children--along with the rest of her kin--and makes her West on a comic jouney of epic proportions. Incourtering every peril of life on the trial, Mary is about to show them all why hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.


A Certain Smile
A Certain Smile
Author: Judith Michael
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 28
Review Date: 11/26/2006


An American clothing designer and widowed mother of two teeagers, Miranda Graham arrives in China and is immediately overwhelmed by life in that faraway place. Then whe meets Yuan Li, son of an American soldier and Chinese mother--and suddenly two worlds, two cultures, and two hearts collide. As Miranda bravely explores vistas beyond the safe, ordered limits of her own life, she is inexorably drawn to Yuan, a man who embodies all the hardship, dignity, and mystery of China. Their love is an unexpected awakening of body, mind and spirit--even as the intrusive government and Yuan's ambitious son threaten their newfound joy, propelling them toward the most shattering choice two lovers can make.


Comstock Lode
Comstock Lode
Author: Louis L'Amour
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/26/2006


They came to the Comstock. It was just a godforsaken mountainside but no place on earth was richer in silver. For a bustling, enterprising America, this was the great bonanaza. The dreaners,the restless, the builders, the vultures--they were lured by the glitering promise of instant riches and survived the brutal hardships of a mining camp to raise a legendary boom town. But some sought more than wealth. Val, a loner haunted by a violent past. Grita a radiantly beautiful actess driven by an unfulfilled need. Two fiercely independent spirits, together they rose above the challenges of the Comstock to stake a bold claim on the future.


Dawn in Eclipse Bay (Eclipse Bay, Bk 2)
Dawn in Eclipse Bay (Eclipse Bay, Bk 2)
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 186
Review Date: 12/13/2006


The second novel ina trilogy set in Eclipse Bay.

The feud that divided the Madisons and the Hartes still simmered. Now only months after their siblings' wedding, Lillian and Gabe are at each other's throat.


Death Qualified (Barbara Holloway, Bk 1)
Death Qualified (Barbara Holloway, Bk 1)
Author: Kate Wilhelm
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 74
Review Date: 12/17/2006


Nell Kendrice's husband disappeared seven years earlier, abandoning his young family. Nell hasn't seen him since--until the day Luca Kendricks arries at the edge of her property and is shot, instantly killed


Dream Country
Dream Country
Author: Luanne Rice
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/26/2006


Years ago, just out of college, jewelry maker Daisy Tucker traveled to the wilderness of Wyoming"s Wind River Moutain in search of inspiration for her art. What she foun was rancher James Tucker, a man with the wilderness inside him. Their life together was as close to paradise as a family could get--until the day their tree-year-old son, Jake, disappeared withour a trace. Her heart broken, her marriage in tatters, Daisy returned to Connecticut with Jake's twin sister, Sage. Now, thirteen years later, Sage is on a danerous cross-country pilgrimage to the father she longs for.


Eclipse Bay (Eclipse Bay, Bk 1)
Eclipse Bay (Eclipse Bay, Bk 1)
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/12/2006


Their grandfathers hated each other.

Their fathers hated each other.

And as the next generation of the Hartes and Madison, Hannah and Rafe are expected to hate each other too. But Hanna Harte--a successful wedding consultant with a skeptical view of marriage--remembers the long ago night on the beach that revealed Rafe as much more than just "that disreputable Madison boy." And Rafe remembers the heroic geture that proved Hannah's fierce spirit was stronger than any feud--and saved him from near certain imprisonment.


Finding Ian
Finding Ian
Author: Stella Cameron
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/26/2006


Byron Frazer's past is about to catch up with him. All those years ago, he felt he had little choice. His wife's sudden death in childbirth and his own youth meant it really would be for the best if the baby were adopted by a stabe, ioving couple.
Now his son's adoptive parents are gone, and the boy, Ian, has been sent to Cornwall to live with relatives, he has never even met. If Byron visits England Briefly--just to make sure that Ian can cope with the transition--no one need ever know their true relationship.


Firefly Beach
Firefly Beach
Author: Luanne Rice
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/26/2006


Caroline Renwick has always been the sister everyone could count on. As she and Clea and Skye gathered at Firefly Hill, their childhood home, Caroline though that they had all put the past behind them. But as summer gets under way, a mysterious man arrives--a man who has the power to bring it all back.
Joe Connor was only six when his father died at Firefly Hill. Though he and Caroline had never met, the five-year-old girl reached out to him. They became pen pals and friends until a teenaged Joe finally learned the truth about what had happened to hi father that night.


The Guest List
The Guest List
Author: Fern Michaels
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/25/2006


For the first time ever, Abby feels that the world is her oyster. Her first book has found a publisher, a daring new surgery promises to take away the birthmark that mars her lovely face, and there's a new man in her life, a man who sees beyond her flaw--into her heart.

Best of all, though, is that Abby has been reunited with her sister Mallory. Separated as girls after their parents died in a double tragedy, Abby always dreamded that, one day, they would be together again.

But while two loving sisters make up for lost time, danger hides in the shadows. Now, Abby and Mallory, have planned a sumptuous party--unaware that their gathering will include an uninvited guest who will do anything to keep the past hidde.


Holding the Dream (Dream Trilogy, Bk 2)
Holding the Dream (Dream Trilogy, Bk 2)
Author: Nora Roberts
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/29/2006


The second book in a trilogy.
Surrounded by the sweeping cliffs, and beaurty of Big Sun, Kate treasured her life at Templeton House--and the family who raised her like one of their own. Although Kate lacked Margo's beauty and Laura's elegance, she knew she had something they would never possess--a shrewd head for business. Driven by ambition, Kate measured her life's success with each soaring promotion. But now faced with professional impropriety, Kate is forced to look deep within herself--only to find something missing in her life--and in her heart.


Illusions
Illusions
Author: Janet Dailey
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/26/2006


Delancy Westcott is a beautiful career woman in a man's world. Owner and chief asset of a personal security business--where she guards the rich and famous from the unwanted attention of friends and enemies--she can take care of herself. Except for the one time she didn't when she fell headlong for handsome cowboy Jared McCallister, a man whe couldn't have.
When Delaney finds herself in Jared's hometown of Aspen, Colorado, on a dangerous job, she begins to wonder if she is strong enough to refuse him a sceond time.


Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope
Author: Danielle Steel
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/29/2006


Will Alexandra's husband abandon her once he knows the truth about her past? And what deep secret will forever alter Megan's life? The fun of Kaleidoscope lies in discovering the answer to these and other questions.


Milk and Honey (Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus, Bk 3)
Milk and Honey (Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus, Bk 3)
Author: Faye Kellerman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 124
Review Date: 12/13/2006


In the silent pre-dawn city hours-alone with his thoughts about Rina, the woman he loves, three thousand miles away in New Youk-dective Peter Decker finds a small child, abandoned and covered with blood that is not hers. Nobody in the development where she was found steps forward to claim the little girl.


Picture Perfect
Picture Perfect
Author: Fern Michaels
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/27/2006


Deep in the woods, a cunning killer is hiding the evidence of his most recent crime. But his work is interruped by an unwelcome vistor--a little boy who has seen it all--and must be silenced.

Pediatrician Lorrie Ryan has been looking forward to this camping trip with her seven year old nephew, Davey. It's a chance to let the hemophilac boy spend time away from his nervous overprotective parents and have the adventure he's always wanted. And Lorrie will be on hand to administer Davey's daily, life saving dose of antigen. In the thick cover of woods, she never imagines they are not alone..or that their idylic trip will soon become a chilling nightmare of survival.


Plain Jane
Plain Jane
Author: Fern Michaels
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/27/2006


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 beautiful old mansion and her dog, Olive to kkp her company. The only thing missing is someone to share her life.

Jane has never forgotten Michael Sorenson, the boy she'd admired from afar in college. Now he's inspiring her to hope for a future together. She's also 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-clues that send her into a world of risk and excitement.


The Reef
The Reef
Author: Nora Roberts
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/21/2006


I enjoy Nora Roberts books. This one is about a marine archeologist and her father searching for a jeweled amulet. In order to find this treaure they have to form a partnership with salvagers Buck and Matthew Lassiter. A thrilling treaure hunt.


The Ritual Bath (Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus, Bk 1)
The Ritual Bath (Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus, Bk 1)
Author: Faye Kellerman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/12/2006


Detective Peter Decker is stunned when he gets the report. Someone has shattered the sanctuary of a remote yeshiva community in the California hills with an unimaginable crime. One of the women was brutally raped as she returned from the mikvah, the bathhouse where the cleansing ritual is performed.


Scrooge Wore Spurs
Scrooge Wore Spurs
Author: Janet Dailey
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/13/2006


Rancher Eben MacCallister has devoted his life to making his ranch profitble. Eben hopes that his late sister had left him some money. But his inheritance was four hungry kids with enough sass,energy and questions to make ranching look easy.


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