Marg R. (mmrogers) - Reviews

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Arctic Schoolteacher: Kulukak, Alaska, 1931-1933 (Western Frontier Library, Vol 59)
Review Date: 5/21/2007


An interesting look at a way of life - the author and her husband lived for two years in a remote Alaskan village. The children and their families are engaging and the historical perspective is very intersting. I enjoyed this book thoroughly.


Beach Lane (Chesapeake Shores, Bk 7)
Beach Lane (Chesapeake Shores, Bk 7)
Author: Sherryl Woods
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/18/2012


A breezy romance that flows easily to a predicatable ending. It's exactly right for a light read that leaves you feeling upbeat without the emotional roller coaster ride that some books take you through.


The Boy's Tale (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mysteries, Bk 5)
The Boy's Tale (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mysteries, Bk 5)
Author: Margaret Frazer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/4/2011


The Dame Frevisse books are most enjoyable - and this one held true to this reputation. The story is well-paced, intriguing and the ending is unexpected but satisfying. A good read - any time of the year.


The Circle of Simplicity: Return to the Good Life
The Circle of Simplicity: Return to the Good Life
Author: Cecile Andrews
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/16/2007


A reminder that scaling back, down-sizing and refocusing on the simple things in life is rewarding and worthy of effort.


Evans to Betsy (Constable Evans, Bk 6)
Evans to Betsy (Constable Evans, Bk 6)
Author: Rhys Bowen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/15/2010
Helpful Score: 1


I accidently stumbled upon these books. Normally I'm not a mystery reader but I have found the Constable Evans series to be delighful. Having visited the part of Wales where these are set, I was initally drawn to the setting - but have found Bowen's ability to blend humor, intrigue, charming-but-quirky small-town characters, and a sense of reader involvement into the stories to be engaging. I would recommend them to someone looking for a light who-dun-it mystery. They are a quick, pleasant, interesting read.


Grace Livingston Hill Collection No 1: Aunt Crete's Emancipation / A Daily Rate / The Girl from Montana / Mara
Review Date: 3/5/2007


Classic Livingston Hill - four stories in one volume


In Silence: Growing Up Hearing in a Deaf World
In Silence: Growing Up Hearing in a Deaf World
Author: Ruth Sidransky
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/30/2009
Helpful Score: 1


In Silence is the story of a Hearing child born to Deaf parents and how she grew up - not belonging to either world very successfully. Her devotion to her parents is evident and her pride in their lives also shines through. It is a worthy read as it brings to light the unique experiences of a child living in two worlds - and worlds that are not necessarily kind to each other.


Life Is Not a Fairy Tale
Life Is Not a Fairy Tale
Author: Fantasia
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/1/2007


2004 American Idol winner - her life and philosophy. An interesting read - especially if you are an "Idol" fan for the insider's view of the competition.


Low Fat & Light Four Ingredient Cookbook
Low Fat & Light Four Ingredient Cookbook
Author: Linda Coffee, Emily Cale
Book Type: Plastic Comb
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/26/2007


quick, easy recipes that a snap to put together.


Motherhood and Hollywood : How to Get a Job Like Mine
Motherhood and Hollywood : How to Get a Job Like Mine
Author: Patricia Heaton
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/30/2007


a breezy look at Heaton's life, anecdotal moments from childhood and a humorous look at life in the faster lane.


O Come Ye Back to Ireland: Our First Year in County Clare
Review Date: 1/10/2010


A most enjoyable read - One Irish national and one American make good on their dream of returning to Ireland and to a life that is simpler, centered and connected to the land. They admit to setbacks and share their successes all the while trying to be a part of a community being accepted for themselves. A recommended read for anyone enjoying Irish landscape reading, back-to-the-land narratives or just a wee bit of travel with writers who become friends before the book ends.


A Passion for Books
A Passion for Books
Author: Terry W. Glaspey (Editor)
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/3/2009


This slim volume details, with quotes from the famous and less-famous and author's personal experiences, the development of a passion for reading and for books. It is a delightful, gentle read - but can quickly touch the heart of the reader through a quote or thought that resonates well. It was a thoroughly pleasant experience and I would recommend it for a warm, gentle reminder of our passion's value.


The Penny Whistle
The Penny Whistle
Author: B. J. Hoff
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/5/2007
Helpful Score: 1


A sweet story of children coming together for the cause of their teacher, their community and each other.


A Pound of Paper : Confessions of a Book Addict
A Pound of Paper : Confessions of a Book Addict
Author: John Baxter
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/5/2011
Helpful Score: 2


This is a pleasure read for book lovers. His understanding of the desire to physically possess a favorite books makes for a shared sense of camaraderie with the authors and others who have read this book. The name-dropping might annoy some - but was more appetizer than irritant to this reader. The time I invested in this book was well worth it to me.


The Prioress' Tale (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mysteries, Bk 7)
The Prioress' Tale (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mysteries, Bk 7)
Author: Margaret Frazer
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/16/2011


Having enjoyed this entire series to the reading of this book, I found myself again pleased with the author's efforts. Some characters are very engaging and some are fun to dislike. The intrigue held me throughout the work and the ending was satisfying. A good escape read.


Reader's Digest Penny Pincher's Almanac: 2753 Surprising Ideas for Getting the Most Value Out of Your Money, Home, and Possessions
Review Date: 3/5/2007


Quick money-saving ideas - dome common, some not-so-common


Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman (Two Mrs Lloyd, Bk 1)
Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman (Two Mrs Lloyd, Bk 1)
Author: Elizabeth Buchan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/29/2006


A mid-life adjustment of one woman whose husband leaves her for a younger woman, loss of her career and, surprisingly, it is more uplifing than it sounds.


Rivers of Gold (Yukon Quest, Bk 3)
Rivers of Gold (Yukon Quest, Bk 3)
Author: Tracie Peterson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/18/2011
Helpful Score: 1


Book three of this trilogy carries the friendships, hardships and story line to a satisfying conclusion. The inspirational message is threaded throughout but is not detracting from the story. A "feel good" book that is perfect for a comfortable, pot-of-tea reading.


Scraps of Love
Scraps of Love
Author: Rhonda Gibson, Lena Nelson Dooley, Tracey V. Bateman, Janet Spaeth
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/29/2006


Four novellas, Christian in slant, using a family quilt as the common "thread" and about finding love through four generations.


Stories for the Family's Heart (Stories For the Heart)
Stories for the Family's Heart (Stories For the Heart)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/17/2009


a warm, fuzzy read.........if you need a "feel-good" read, pick this one up. I probably wouldn't buy it for a friend, but, I'd loan mine out -- or pass it along.


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