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16 Lighthouse Road (Cedar Cove, Bk 1)
16 Lighthouse Road (Cedar Cove, Bk 1)
Author: Debbie Macomber
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 570
Review Date: 3/22/2007
Helpful Score: 2


As a family court judge, Olivia Lockhart has dealt with numerous divorce suits but none as peculiar as Cecilia and Ian Randall's. Before the young couple was married the year before, Cecilia and Ian signed a prenuptial agreement stating their marriage would last a lifetime, but now, after the tragic death of their infant daughter, the two wish to rescind the agreement. Sensing that Cecilia and Ian are still in love, Olivia lets her heart guide her decision, and denies their petition. Olivia's decision makes headlines in The Cedar Cove Chronicle and earns her the admiration of the paper's editor, Jack Griffin, a newcomer to the small Washington town. While Jack courts Olivia, and Ian and Cecilia try to repair their marriage, Olivia's daughter is forced to decide whether she should marry a man whom she doesn't love; Olivia's best friend grows frantic over the disappearance of her husband; and Olivia's mother befriends a stroke patient who harbors a secret he would share if he could speak.


Beast House (Beast House Chronicles, Bk 2)
Beast House (Beast House Chronicles, Bk 2)
Author: Richard Laymon
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 125
Review Date: 3/21/2009
Helpful Score: 1


If you have read the Celler you have got to read this one..Even if this is your first Richard Laymon book it is story that will keep you reading to the last page...


The Birdcage
The Birdcage
Author: Marcia Willett
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 16
Review Date: 3/22/2007


Trapped in a loveless marriage, Felix begins a passionate affair with Angel, a beguiling young actress and single mother with a similarly enchanting daughter named Lizzie, who comes to think of Felix as the father she never knew. As Felix's attachment for his second family deepens, he dreads the day he may be forced to choose between Angel and Lizzie and his own son.That day comes when his wife discovers his infidelity, her ultimatum forcing Felix to abruptly walk out of Angel's life forever. Some 40 years later, after Angel's death, Lizzie is tormented by a need to find Felix, and get answers to questions that have plagued her for years.


Boy's Life
Boy's Life
Author: Robert McCammon
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 176
Review Date: 8/29/2009
Helpful Score: 1


Loved this book, read it all in one day ..could not put it down


The Caretaker
The Caretaker
Author: Thomas William Simpson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 36
Review Date: 3/27/2009
Helpful Score: 1


This is one twisted book with a great ending...


Cat Magic
Cat Magic
Author: Whitley Strieber
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 27
Review Date: 9/4/2006
Helpful Score: 4


Barry, a practicing witch, has collaborated with well-known SF and horror writer Strieber in this very uneven novel. In a sense the book is a spokespiece for witchcraftand is most interesting as suchnot black magic witchcraft, but the ancient wisdom of worshipping the earth and the seasons, of living with and respecting nature and the holy in people and animals. The story focuses on young Amanda Walker, who has come to rural Maywell to work with Constance Collier on her latest book. But Constance is really a witch, the spiritual leader of a large coven, and unbeknownst to Amanda she has picked the girl to be her successor. To complicate matters, Amanda's eccentric uncle George, who is involved in research in resuscitating the dead, has finally gone over the edge and is looking for a healthy young woman as his next subject. And Brother Simon Pierce, local fundamentalist preacher, himself quite mad, is determined to enforce the Biblical injunction, "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live."


Charmed Life
Charmed Life
Author: Bernard Taylor
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 7
Review Date: 10/8/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Bernard Taylor is one of the all time greatest suspense(horror) writers. I loved every minute I spent reading this novel.


Crota
Crota
Author: Owl Goingback
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 24
Review Date: 2/26/2009
Helpful Score: 1


This book is a little bit of Cherokee history along with a great horror story...


Cry Wolf
Cry Wolf
Author: Alan B. Chronister
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 8/22/2006


A truly classic tale of werewolves and the dark night they roam. Unlike the Hollywood rubbish, these are the true werewolves of legend. Shapeshifters not bound by the ridiculous notion of the full moon but change at will, retaining their cunning human minds. In a small rustic town, a young couple learn the deadly secret that haunts the surrounding forests preying on those unfortunate enough to cross the werewolf's path. If you enjoyed the Howling, you will love Cry Wolf. A tale that will make you think twice about going out after dark.


Dark Tide
Dark Tide
Author: Elizabeth Forrest
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 8/22/2006


Pacific Crest, California, 1968--A seemingly impossible accident with the Diving Bell ride at the pier amusement park sees three boys drowned. The only survivor is pulled from the ocean in a terror-fueled, near catatonic state....
Pacific Crest, California, the present--Parker Solomon swore never to return to the place where he lost his memory and his childhood. But now the Japanese investors for whom he works are interested in developing this long-ignored piece of California's coast, and Parker is the man they've put in charge of the project. With no other choice, he comes back to Pacific Crest, back to the town where he spent childhood summers with his aunt, back to the town where his best friend died, and he himself nearly perished in both body and mind.
And slowly, far too slowly, long locked-away memories start to return, and all his nightmares begin to come true


Darkfall
Darkfall
Author: Dean R. Koontz
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/22/2006
Helpful Score: 1


"Darkfall" follows two cops, Jack and Rebecca (who inevitably fall in love, as examplified in a rather startling and explicit sex scene near the end of the book) who are hot on the tail of a mysterious Hatian named Baba Lavelle, a black magician who uses disgusting hellish creatures to do his evil bidding. As Jack intrudes on Lavelle's opperations, his two children become the evil man's next target.


Dictionary of Engineering
Dictionary of Engineering
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 3/6/2007


* Pronunciation guide for every term
* Acronyms, cross-references, and abbreviations
* Appendices with conversion tables; listings of scientific, technical, and mathematical notation; tables of relevant data; and more
* A convenient, quick-find format


Dragon Tears
Dragon Tears
Author: Dean R. Koontz
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 297
Review Date: 8/22/2006


Koontz's current best-seller relates the story of two Southern California police detectives who track down a demonic serial killer with paranormal abilities.


East of Eden
East of Eden
Author: John Steinbeck
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/22/2007
Helpful Score: 1


East of Eden was originally published in 1952, and the setting for the novel is the late 19th and early 20th century. I still enjoyed reading East of Eden though, because there are timeless themes presented in this book. Sibling rivalry, guilt, and betrayal are some of the main themes in this book. It was ironic and interesting to read how 2 sets of brothers from different generations compete for the approval and love of their father.


Endless Night
Endless Night
Author: Richard Laymon
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 97
Review Date: 3/10/2009


This was a twisted horror tale that you won't forget very easily..It's the kind of tale that stays with you..Could not put this book down,, could not wait to see what happens next...A great horror book


Evil Whispers
Evil Whispers
Author: Owl Goingback
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 13
Review Date: 2/27/2009


I could not put it down, each page is like a curve in the road you can't wait to see what is around the next one..A very good read


The Fourth Horseman
The Fourth Horseman
Author: Alan Edward Nourse
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 8/22/2006


Nourse was an MD as well as a science-fiction writer. This book is well grounded in medical and historical fact.
A new, antibiotic-resistant form of the Black Death arises in North American and kills many around the world. Nourse, correctly, describes the direct deaths from disease as being only a small part of the harm done.


Gates of Paradise (Casteel, Bk 4)
Gates of Paradise (Casteel, Bk 4)
Author: V. C. Andrews
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 112
Review Date: 9/4/2006


Gates of Paradise is a sequal to Heaven, Dark Angel and Fallen Hearts, so if you've enjoyed these 3 books you'll love this. The story is told by Heaven's 18 year old daughter 'Annie'. She is taken to Farthinggale Mannor by her mysterious great-grandfather Tony Tatterton. Annie pines for her lost family, especially Luke- her half-brother and secret love, but when she discoveres the cottage owened by Tony's brother Troy the mystery of Farthinggale deepens... I couldn't put Gates of Paradise down. The plot is so well thought out and there are many unexpected twists. I would recomend this book to girls aged 14 and over. It is a fantastic story!


Gerald's Game
Gerald's Game
Author: Stephen King
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/22/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Jessie and Gerald Burlingame have been married for 20 years. Kinky sex is Gerald's game; lately he has taken to handcuffing his wife to the bedposts. During one such session, via a series of bizarre circumstances, Jessie accidentally kills her husband, and for the next 28 hours she is trapped.
This is another great one by King


The Green Mile
The Green Mile
Author: Stephen King
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/13/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Better than the movie


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