Debbie V. (DebbieinMaine) - Reviews

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Among Wild Horses: A Portrait of the Pryor Mountain Mustangs
Among Wild Horses: A Portrait of the Pryor Mountain Mustangs
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 7/25/2011


Mostly a picture book but does give good, descriptive text on the individual mustangs in the photos. And a bit of their stories, who is related to who or belongs to which stallion's harem. Quick a bit written about what color the horses are.


Around Again
Around Again
Author: Suzanne Strempek Shea
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 9/13/2011


Of course having been a former "pony wheel girl" as a young teenager during almost the same years as the main character, I really enjoyed this book. Though the main story is not about the ponies, they are written of through the two time periods that this story takes place. The main characters are well written. There are mysteries in everyone's past and this one is well woven. Entertaining and easy to read. A good summertime read as it is set during their last summer together.


The Art of Keeping Secrets
The Art of Keeping Secrets
Author: Patti Callahan Henry
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 69
Review Date: 7/13/2013


Did not care for this book or much for the characters. The first couple of chapters were promising and then blah. I seldom quit books but I did this one.
Funny that the cover looks very much like the cover of one edition of The Richest Season which was a great book. Just different shells held in front of a different color shirt. Strange!


The Art of Mending
The Art of Mending
Author: Elizabeth Berg
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 188
Review Date: 2/28/2011


I enjoyed this Elizabeth Berg book and have always enjoyed her writings. The book doesn't drag you down through too much of the characters emotions. Yet you find yourself forming opinions of the main characters and wonder how you would react to the same news.
In her books, are scattered mentions of things, that remind me of my own childhood. Whether it is a toy, old TV program or event like in this case going to the state fair. And there is a comfort in knowing that someone else took note of the same inconsequential things and actually put them down on paper.


The Assateague Ponies
The Assateague Ponies
Author: Ronald R. Keiper
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 4/19/2010


Interesting book about the Assateague Ponies, covering all topics. Such as:
Their history, activity patterns, interaction with other animals, social organization, herd behavior including that of the mares, stallions, foals, population dynamics, impact on the island etc. Photos in the book also.


At First Sight: A Novel of Obsession (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Review Date: 9/25/2015


Liked the audiobook, just not the main character, needed to separate the two. Narrator Scott Brick is really good. Nice voice to listen to.


At First Sight  (Large Print)
At First Sight (Large Print)
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/9/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Wonderful story by Nicholas Sparks - A story of learning to trust and how much you may or may not know the person you love.


Beyond the Homestretch: What I've Learned from Saving Racehorses
Beyond the Homestretch: What I've Learned from Saving Racehorses
Author: Lynn Reardon
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 1/27/2012


Enjoyed reading about the different ex-racehorse and how they came to this rescue place. Author even researches their bloodlines a bit and relates the current horses traits to his ancestors. She definitely learned about the horses and vet care and training/retraining. Good quick read.


Black Water
Black Water
Author: Douglas Allyn
Book Type: Audio Cassette
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 9/6/2008
Helpful Score: 1


A delightful scuba diving, tavern owning single mom in this chilling thriller. Michelle Mitchell trys to earn some quick money by helping recover a sunken vehicle but it turns into a murder in town. Unlucky driver or foul play?


Blood Horses : Notes of a Sportswriter's Son
Blood Horses : Notes of a Sportswriter's Son
Author: John Jeremiah Sullivan
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 6/15/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Very interesting book, for horse lovers and horse racing fans alike. Tells much of the journey to the Triple Crown and big stakes races. Horses, trainers, grooms, owners, he covers them all.


Bloody Mary (Jack Daniels, Bk 2) (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
Review Date: 7/21/2009


I love this series, it is very entertaining and really enjoyed this audiobook.


Blue Christmas
Blue Christmas
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Book Type: Audio CD
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 9/15/2011


Another funny breezy story by Mary Kay Andrews. Liked this one and its' main character.


Breakaway (Gail McCarthy Mysteries, Bk 6)
Breakaway (Gail McCarthy Mysteries, Bk 6)
Author: Laura Crum
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 13
Review Date: 2/6/2012


I did like this book, have read up to Bk 7 so far in this series. It is best to read them in order as there are repeat characters. THe main characer the vet Gail, went thru a depression in this book. Author Laura Crum has done an excellent job of describing exactly all the symptoms and feelings a person has when going thru a depression. This makes the heroine seem more real and you get to know her on a more personal level than just walking thru a storyline. If you like the series, it is worth the read. And without giving away Bk 7, it helps her grow as a person and be ready for what takes place in Bk 7.


Breathing Out
Breathing Out
Author: Peggy Lipton, Coco Dalton, David Dalton
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 10/1/2010
Helpful Score: 2


Good short chapters, not long and drawn out. Interesting details for those familiar with those years, not all about the Mod Squad show either. Enjoyed it.


Child of My Heart
Child of My Heart
Author: Alice McDermott
Book Type: Audio Cassette
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 6/15/2007
Helpful Score: 3


We all would have liked to have had a babysitter as wonderful as this kind young woman. Taking care of rich summer people's children gives this heroine wonderful experiences in growing up and adds a richness to her own young life. Really nice audiobook.


The Christmas Pearl
The Christmas Pearl
Author: Dorothea Benton Frank
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 37
Review Date: 3/21/2014


An enjoyable quick Christmas read. One of those books that has someone from your past that you'd love to share another Christmas with, if only possible.


A Christmas Visitor
A Christmas Visitor
Author: David Saperstein, George Samerjan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 12/22/2008


The book was a bit different from the movie, but still an excellent story.


Cormac
Cormac
Author: Sonny Brewer
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 8
Review Date: 3/21/2014


Quick read. The author was his dog's best friend for sure. Moves along at a good speed. Does have a surprise kicker towards the end that I didn't see coming.


The Country of the Pointed Firs (Voices: A Treasury of Regional American Fiction, Bk 1) (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
Review Date: 8/15/2009


Very enjoyable audiobook where Sarah Orne Jewett tells various stories of her experiences living on the coast in Maine during the 19th century. She boarded for a time with a woman who made things from herbs she gathered around home and on the islands of Maine. They went to a family reunion by carriage, meeting folks along the way. Old fashioned customs and just everyday life is interestingly different from our now sometimes hectic pace of life. That is what, in part, makes this a very relaxing read as you find yourself slowing down as you listen to the blissful days of living during those times in a small fishing village on the coast of Maine.
Unabridged - 210 min. with a good narrator.


Cutter (Gail McCarthy Mysteries)
Cutter (Gail McCarthy Mysteries)
Author: Laura Crum
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 8/1/2010


Good start to a series, easy read, will try her next one.


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