Joyce H. - Reviews

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The Breaker
The Breaker
Author: Minette Walters
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/26/2006
Helpful Score: 2


"The Breakers" holds its secrets to almost the end. But this expertly crafted , classic story is even more of a tease then usual. Walters narrows the field of suspesct om a woman's murder then proceeds to persuade you , in turn, of each's guilt. But just when you think you know who the killer realy is, another clue comes along to undermine your confidence and convince you otherwise. I enjoyed it.


Child of My Heart
Child of My Heart
Author: Alice McDermott
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/20/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Coming-of-age novel showing the summer for a girl and her life on the shore baby-sitting and caring for a cousin who is in failing health. The parents plan their life around giving every advantage to their beautiful daughter. The author gives insight and grace to everyday life in Theresa's summer season.


The Dark Room
The Dark Room
Author: Minette Walters
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 3/2/2007


A good mystery with several twists and turns. Jinx has amnesia. Or does she?? You keep turning the pages trying to discover the solution. Minette Walters writes a fine mystery.


The Echo
The Echo
Author: Minette Walters
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 1/20/2006


A homeless man is found dead in a wealthy area of London. Why did he starve to death in thst partof one of the richest capitals of the world? Why in the garage of the wealthy widow-whose source of wealth cannot be easily explained if her husband is dead?? The layers of plot and meaning are both absorbing and fun to read.


The Face of Deception (Eve Duncan, Bk 1)
The Face of Deception (Eve Duncan, Bk 1)
Author: Iris Johansen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/1/2006


This is the first Johansen book I've read and I really liked it. The characters were believable and well drawn. It has an intriguing plot with exciting twists and turns.


Family Traditions: Celebrations for Holidays and Everyday
Family Traditions: Celebrations for Holidays and Everyday
Author: Elizabeth Berg
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 3/3/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Suggestions & examples for starting family traditions


A Fiery Hint of Murder (Dr. Jean Montrose)
A Fiery Hint of Murder (Dr. Jean Montrose)
Author: C. F. Roe
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 16
Review Date: 11/26/2005


British mystery. Dr Jean Montrose with her busy practice finds time to 'help' police with intriguing mystery that has unbelievable features. The heat wave affects tempers and there are whispers of witches, spells and the supernatural when a man was found burned to death.


Final Notice (Miss Zukas Mystery  Bk  6)
Final Notice (Miss Zukas Mystery Bk 6)
Author: Jo Dereske
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 39
Review Date: 5/1/2006


A Miss Zukas mystery.


Jumping the Queue (King Penguin)
Jumping the Queue (King Penguin)
Author: Mary Wesley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 1/20/2006


Thwarted in a suicide attempt, a widow has to look at her life again. With wry humour Mary Wesley explores love, marriage, parenting and death.


Marrying the Mistress
Marrying the Mistress
Author: Joanna Trollope
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 12/16/2006


This is a love story and tells the many ways it affects the people around the couple. Another of her good novels about contemporary relationships.


Masquerade (Father Koesler, Bk 12)
Masquerade (Father Koesler, Bk 12)
Author: William X. Kienzle
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/26/2006


A mystery writers' conference plays host to flesh and blood murder. A Father Koesler Mystery


Memoirs of a Geisha
Memoirs of a Geisha
Author: Arthur Golden
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/20/2006


It immerses the reader in an exotic world. Impressive and unusual details of geisha life.


A Nasty Bit of Murder (Dr. Jean Montrose, Bk 1)
A Nasty Bit of Murder (Dr. Jean Montrose, Bk 1)
Author: C. F. Roe
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/1/2005


British mystery I enjoyed it.


Part of the Furniture
Part of the Furniture
Author: Mary Wesley
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 1/20/2006


Sheltering fram an air raid with an aling stranger, a pretty but awkward teen-ager is launched into an adventure by a letter he gave her just before he died.She finds herself in an eccentric farm family far from blacked-out London. There she grows and matured as winter turns to spring and the two boys she thought she loved fades from her heart. Mary Wesley fans will not be disappointed.


A Perfect Day
A Perfect Day
Author: Richard Paul Evans
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/26/2005


Writer's thirst for success causes him to lose focus on family that sustains him. He makes some missteps but a stranger's mysterious message about the brevity of his future helps him discover the truth about himself and what it will take to find what he lost.


The Puzzled Heart (Kate Fansler, Bk 12)
The Puzzled Heart (Kate Fansler, Bk 12)
Author: Amanda Cross
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 15
Review Date: 1/26/2006


A Kate Fansler mystery. The book raises some relevant issues about dangerous forces and movements in society today..author's insider knowledge enlivens her descriptions of academia. A St.Bernard puppy may be an important clue or a red herring. A witty and literate addition to her 11 other mysteries.


A Relative Act of Murder (Dr. Jean Montrose, Bk 6)
A Relative Act of Murder (Dr. Jean Montrose, Bk 6)
Author: C. F. Roe
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/26/2005


British mystery A corpse in the river plunges a medical sleuth into deadly case. Dark secrets and deadly lies lurk in solution of death of upper class woman.


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: 1/20/2006


A look at middle age problems and one woman's way to handle them. At first she is terrified then energised to make changes for herself.


A Share in Death (Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James, Bk 1)
A Share in Death (Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James, Bk 1)
Author: Deborah E. Crombie
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/20/2006


It was a peaceful fholiday until a body was found in the whirlpool. The DS Duncan Kincaid of Scotland Yard gets to work investigating murder amidst the secluded loveliness of a Yorkshire time-share. His partner Gemma James has to come and help solve the puzzle.


Sudden Moves (Mira)
Sudden Moves (Mira)
Author: Charlotte Vale Allen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 3/3/2007


Sequel to Fresh Air. Lucinda continues getting to know her family. Then 9/11 happens and causes shattering repercussions that affect everyone & everything Lucinda knows. They grapple with the upheaval that is the result of a single day's events.


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