Nancy G. (MsJell) - Reviews

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Ultimate Classics,)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Ultimate Classics,)
Author: Jules Verne
Book Type: Audio Cassette
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 3/8/2007


Six hours of a wonderful classic!!


90 Minutes In Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life
90 Minutes In Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life
Author: Don Piper, Cecil Murphey
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 869
Review Date: 3/9/2007


Very inspirational!


All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
Author: Cormac Mccarthy
Book Type: Audio Cassette
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 19
Review Date: 3/8/2007


Excellent story - helps that Brad Pitt is reading it!!!


Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 481
Review Date: 5/5/2007


Very intense!!


Apt Pupil (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
Apt Pupil (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
Author: Stephen King, Frank Muller (Narrator)
Book Type: Audio Cassette
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 38
Review Date: 3/8/2007


Keeps you on the edge of your seat!!


A Bend in the Road
A Bend in the Road
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1112
Review Date: 4/27/2007


Excellant story - I really enjoyed it!


Beyond the Sea of Ice (First Americans, Bk 1)
Beyond the Sea of Ice (First Americans, Bk 1)
Author: William Sarabande
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 66
Review Date: 2/21/2007
Helpful Score: 2


The 1st book in the First Americans Saga! Excellent!


The Bishop's Daughter (Daughters of Lancaster County, Bk 3)
The Bishop's Daughter (Daughters of Lancaster County, Bk 3)
Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 223
Review Date: 6/24/2007
Helpful Score: 1


A really good story - the last in the series! Worth reading!


Black Rose (In the Garden, Bk 2)
Black Rose (In the Garden, Bk 2)
Author: Nora Roberts
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 266
Review Date: 3/5/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Book Two of the In the Garden Trilogy. EXCELLENT - READ THE SERIES!


"Nora Roberts at her best"
In Memphis, forty-five year old Rosalind "Roz" Harper for the most part feels good about life mostly because of the young that has brought her family home Harper House back to life. Her "son" David takes good care of the estate. Her In the Garden's nursery manager Stella Rothchild does likewise although the mother of two young sons will probably leave once she weds her beloved Logan. Finally her beloved employee Hayley Philips has a delightful newborn who makes Roz feel like an indulgent grandmother.

The two flaws in Roz optimistic outlook are the return of her sponge of an ex husband Bryce Clerk doing what he does best trying to live off someone else with Roz his target and the mystery of the Harper Bride ghost. The former is a question of ignoring him though Bryce keeps pushing; the latter is to much a presence to pretend she is not there so Roz hires genealogist Dr. Mitch Carnegie to look into her past. Mitch quickly becomes a ghost believer even as he falls in love with his reluctant client, who ponders a second chance after the failure of her first attempt at marriage.

This paranormal family drama is a Nora that can stand alone but reading the previous novel, BLUE DAHLIA, enhances the experience as the audience will have a taste how far the Harper "extended" family including ghosts has come. The ensemble cast seems genuine and clues to the mystery of the ghost augment the novel. Nora Roberts is at her best with the first two novels of the Garden trilogy leaving readers to anticipate quite a finish to the miniseries.


Blue Dahlia (In the Garden, Bk 1)
Blue Dahlia (In the Garden, Bk 1)
Author: Nora Roberts
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1537
Review Date: 3/5/2007


Book One of the In the Garden Trilogy - EXCELLENT!! Loved these books!

Flower metaphors run amok in this first installment of Roberts's newest trilogy, which focuses on a quaint nursery called In the Garden and the haunted estate neighboring it. The book starts out at a plodding pace, with the sudden death of Stella Rothchild's beloved husband and her subsequent move, with her two young boys, from Michigan to the outskirts of Memphis. Fortunately, the pace picks up after Stella plants her roots at Harper estate and secures a job managing In the Garden, which is owned by Roz Harper, the same blunt, self-assured woman who presides over the estate. Though strictly regimented Stella forms a fast friendship with Roz, she clashes with Logan Kitridge, the nursery's sexy landscape designer. Logan is the antithesis of Stellabrash and impulsive, he thrives on chaosbut their enmity inevitably gives way to love. The scenes between them crackle with wit, charm and sexual tension, and are rivaled only by the warm relationships that develop among Stella, Roz and Hayley, a distant relative of Roz's who comes to the estate seeking a fresh start. Less effective is a subplot involving a ghost who doesn't seem to approve of Stella's relationship with Logan. This thread provides a few spooky moments, but it would have been more effective without the prologue's clichéd setup. While this book isn't vintage Roberts, it's a promising start to a new series.
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Born in Death (In Death, Bk 23)
Born in Death (In Death, Bk 23)
Author: J. D. Robb
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 299
Review Date: 3/14/2007


Really a good 'read'!


The Brethren (Annie's People, Bk 3)
The Brethren (Annie's People, Bk 3)
Author: Beverly Lewis
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 267
Review Date: 4/23/2007


Couldn't lay it down - good ending to the Annie's People series!


Brother Wind (Prehistoric Trilogy, Bk 3)
Brother Wind (Prehistoric Trilogy, Bk 3)
Author: Sue Harrison
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 61
Review Date: 1/16/2007
Helpful Score: 1


An excellent read - great series of books - loved them!!


By Love Unveiled (Romance Alive Audio)
By Love Unveiled (Romance Alive Audio)
Author: Deborah Martin
Book Type: Audio Cassette
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 3/8/2007


A fun 'romance'!!


The Calhouns: Suzanna and Megan (Suzanna's Surrender / Megan's Mate)
Review Date: 7/16/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Such a 'fun' read - couldn't put it down!


The Christmas Tree (Large Print)
The Christmas Tree (Large Print)
Author: Jill Weber
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 3/9/2007


Wonderful little story!! Made me teary and happy at the same time!!


The Christmas Tree (Large Print)
The Christmas Tree (Large Print)
Author: Julie Salamon
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 4/2/2007


Very good Christmas story that can be enjoyed year around!


Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, Bk 1)
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, Bk 1)
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 781
Review Date: 4/11/2007


Fun reading!!


Corridor of Storms (First Americans, Bk 2)
Corridor of Storms (First Americans, Bk 2)
Author: William Sarabande
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 55
Review Date: 2/21/2007


The 2nd book in the First Americans Saga! Excellent!


Dear John
Dear John
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 803
Review Date: 3/23/2007


Was a little slow at the start - but once into the story I didn't want to stop!


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