Donna H. - Reviews

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The Ape Who Guards the Balance  (Amelia Peabody, Bk 10)
The Ape Who Guards the Balance (Amelia Peabody, Bk 10)
Author: Elizabeth Peters
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/3/2007


Another in the Amerlia Peabody series....her new expedition to the Valley of the Kings, Upper Egypt, 1907.


Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
Author: Nancy Pearl
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/11/2007


From the back cover:

Organized into more than 175 creative, useful, and often witty lists, this book satisfies any reader's desire to find the right book for the right time. Lists include:

Les Crimes Noir--suggestions for non-mysteries, tragic tales of greed, obsession and compulsion, filled with doomed heroes, grifters, desperate men and femmes fatales.

Intriguing Novels--spy novels up to World War II

Fathers and Daughters--books that explore that frequently fruahgt relationship

Elvis on my Mind--books devoted to the King

Bird Brains--books about birds and the people who watch them

Sex and the Single Reader--tomes that comfort and titillate--


The Elegant Gathering of White Snows
The Elegant Gathering of White Snows
Author: Kris Radish
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/11/2007


From back cover:
"Just after midnight in a small town in Wisconsin, eight women begin walking together down a rural highway. Career women, houseives, mothers, divorcees, and one ex-prom queen, they are close friends who have been meeting every Thursday night for year, sharing food, wine and their deepest secrets. But on this particular Thursday, Susan, Alice, Chris, Sandy, Gail, Mary Joanne, and Janice decide to disappeaer from their own lives.

Their spontaneous pilgrimage attracts national attention and inspires other women from all across the country. As the miles fall away and the women forge ahead on their backroads odyssey--leaving small miracles in their wake--each of their histories unfolds, tales of shattered dreams and unexpected renewal, of thwarted love affairs and precious second chances."


Knit One, Kill Two (Knitting Mystery, Bk 1)
Knit One, Kill Two (Knitting Mystery, Bk 1)
Author: Maggie Sefton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/11/2007


From the back cover:

"Despite the fact that her aunt was an expert knitter, Kelly Flynn never picked up a pair of knitting needles she liked--until she strolled into House of Lambspun. Now in the first in a brand-new series, she learns how to knit one, purl two, and untangle the mystery behind her aunt's murder."


Knitting
Knitting
Author: Anne Bartlett
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/11/2007


From the back cover:

"In Anne Bartlett's engagin novel, a chance meeting spartks a friendship betwewene two very different women who share a fascination with knitting. Sandra, a rigig academic, struggles to navigate the world without her husband, whom she has recently lost to cancer. Martha--a self-taught textile artist with her own secret store of grief--spends her days knitting elaborate projects charged with personal meaning. As the two women collaborate on a new project, surprising events will help heal them both."


On Mexican Time : A New Life in San Miguel
On Mexican Time : A New Life in San Miguel
Author: Tony Cohan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/11/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Having lived in Mexico, I found the book fascinating....and ever so true to life.

From the back cover:

"When Los Angeles novelist Tony Cohan and his artist wife, Masako, visted central Mexico one winter they fell under the spell of a place where the pace of life is leisurely, the cobblestone streets and sun-splashed plazas are enchanting, and the sights and sounds of daily fiestas fill the air. Awakened to needs they didn't know they had, they returned to California, sold their house, and cast off for a new life in San Miguel de Allende. "On Mexican Time" is Cohan's evocatively written memoir of how he and his wife absorb the town's sensual ambiance, eventually find and refurbish a crumbling 250-year-old house, and become entwined in the endless drama of Mexican life. Brimming with mystery, joy and hilarity, "On Mexican Time" is a stirring, seductive celebration of another way of life--a tale of Americans who, finding a home in Mexico, find themselves anew.


The Property of a Lady
The Property of a Lady
Author: Elizabeth Adler
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/11/2007


Fabulous read! "She escaped the horrors of war with a priceless gem....and a secret that could change the world."


Shanghai Bridge
Shanghai Bridge
Author: Dore Mullen
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 1/11/2007


From the back cover:

"She was the innocent bride of a daredevil Irishman, and she was Shanghai bound! Torn from familiar roots, swept up in the passions of her tempestuous marriage, bewitched by an exotic world of untold splendors and primitive terrors, Laura Valentine swore to make a life for herself and her family in China.

Through war and peace, through the heat of desire and the agony of bitter loss, her love and courage would sustain them. The Valentines--they would remain to prosper, to wrest their fortunes from the vast promise of the Orient, bound by its unfathomable secrets, ruled by the swift, seductive pulse of an ancient, alien land."


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