Rebecca F. (Bexter) - Reviews

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Acrobat
Acrobat
Author: Gonzalo Lira
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/24/2006


From Washington Post: Hip and letal, with a dynamite opening scene, this is lively and fun to read.


After Algiers
After Algiers
Author: Proctor Jones
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/11/2007


Author Proctor Jones lived through it to write about it.

An airforce intelligence Officer given a wide range of duties, he landed during the orth African invasion in Anleria at Mirs el Kebir. So started hi soverseas proximity to some exciting events in woar-torn North Africa and Italy.

He met Admiral Darlan the night before his asassination. Later, he came to know the assassins. Although no part of it, he as on the edge of a gold-running scam that went wrong. He pursued deserters in teh Casbah. He went to the Mediterranean Theater Headquaters where he brushed against the Black Market in Naples. He became an "authority" on Pompei and Royal palaces, Caserta included. He was the at the first bombing of Monte Cassino. And, he dreamed of what he would do after the war.

On his honorable discharge, he went back to civilian life wondering what might have happened...AFTER ALGIERS.

This is the story of his alter ego, Terrence Fiz-William...a Walter Mitty hero.


American Blood
American Blood
Author: Jason Manning
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/24/2006


Historical Fiction. Antoher epic in the Falconer series. The greatest montain man's clash with destiny in new Mexico.


Assignment Mermaid (Sam Durell)
Assignment Mermaid (Sam Durell)
Author: Will B. Aarons
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 5/11/2007


A Sam Durell Adventure.


The Birth of Venus
The Birth of Venus
Author: Sarah Dunant
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/12/2007


Sarah Dunant's gorgeous and mesmerizing novel, Birth of Venus, draws readers into a turbulent 15th-century Florence, a time when the lavish city, steeped in years of Medici family luxury, is suddenly besieged by plague, threat of invasion, and the righteous wrath of a fundamentalist monk. Dunant masterfully blends fact and fiction, seamlessly interweaving Florentine history with the coming-of-age story of a spirited 14-year-old girl. As Florence struggles in Savonarola's grip, a serial killer stalks the streets, the French invaders creep closer, and young Alessandra Cecchi must surrender her "childish" dreams and navigate her way into womanhood. Readers are quickly seduced by the simplicity of her unconventional passions


Birthmark
Birthmark
Author: Bill Rowe, Peter Cooper
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/21/2007


Doug MacBrayne is like any other boy born to great wealth, except he has the uncanny ability to remember pieces of past lives. But before he can decipher the puzzle of these memories, he must first overcome a pot by an unscrupulous psychiatrist who seeks to gain control of the family's fortune. Doug discovers he has a Dickensonian cast of allies including the indomitable Scottish nanny, a globe-trotting grandfather, a ghost who inhabits the family chapel, and English teacher who just might be the most recent reincarnation of John Milton, a pair of Gypsies, and a militant corps of young women known only as 'The Moles. BIRTHMARK is a rip-roaring, New Age tale of epic proportions. Move over, CELESTINE PROPHECY, and pass the reincarnation!


Black Signal
Black Signal
Author: Max Brand, Frederick Faust
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 8/24/2006


Caught between the law and the lawless, he had to clear his name--or die trying.


Book of Thoth
Book of Thoth
Author: Aleister Crowley, Frieda Harris
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/11/2007


Subtitle is EGYPTIAN TAROT. Can be used with the Thoth or other Tarot cards.


Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
Author: Jean Lee Latham, John O'Hara Cosgrave II (Illustrator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/4/2006


Scholastic Edition, trade sized paperback.


Charlotte Temple
Charlotte Temple
Author: Susanna Hoswell Rowson, Cathy N. Davidson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/8/2007


From the Early American Women Writers series, CHARLOTTE TEMPLE was a "best seller' that went through more than 200 editions. It tells of a beautiful English girl who at age 15 is courted by and runs away with a British lieutenant named Montraville. Once in America, Charlotte is abandoned by Montraville, who marries another woman and leaves to fight in the Revolutionary War.


Chrysalis
Chrysalis
Author: Joyce Ellen Davis
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/24/2007
Helpful Score: 1


This hardcover book is the winner of the 21st Annual Utah Arts Council contest the novel division and later judged grand prize winner in all categories. It is the story of Jody Harper, a young wife and mother, a love of music and science fiction and walking in the rain. She has just given birth to her fourth little boy. During a routine checkup, the doctor removes a mole from her arm and finds evidence of malignant melanoma, a deadly and virulent form of cancer. What can she do? How can she hold her life together, keep her balance and grace when choice and power seem to have been swept away.

It is also the story of Jenny, Jody's closest friend. Beautiful, talented Jenny, who carries inside her own terrible tragedy--and the strength to overcome it.

Follow Jody through darkness and light, through memories and dreams, through nobility and pettiness, through bravery and cowardice. Readers will see themselves at every turn and learn to look beyond appearances down into the core of things--a simple place called joy.


Classic Tarot Spreads
Classic Tarot Spreads
Author: Konraad Sandor, Sandor Konraad
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/11/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Presents one of the most comprehensive collections of card spreads available in one book. Also provides clear and essential meanngs of all the entire Tarot, covers the practice and ritual of card reading, and provides a 30 day program for learning the entire deck. Also sections that introduce beginning students to the basic concepts, as well as sections with spreads designed to challenge the techniques of accomplished Tarot experts. Illustrated with the beautiful Oswald Wirth deck, you can use, of course, with any deck.


Costume Jewelry: A Collector's Guide (Miller's Collector's Guide)
Review Date: 5/14/2007


Packed with color photos and great tips on how to value and pick out the best examples for building a collection. Fact files feature fascinating details on designers, tenchnique, and materials from Victorian jewelry through the 1950s.


Cowboy
Cowboy
Author: Frank Roderus
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/24/2006


Cowboy was his name, and he was determined to save Mrs. Lacy's Triple X Ranch. The odds were stacked sky high against them--but if anyone could bring home a herd of cattle, it was Cowboy.


The Darkening
The Darkening
Author: Chandler Mcgrew
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/27/2012


Very good horror novel, reminds me a little of Stephen King. All McGrew's novels I've read so far are engaging.


Death of a Doll (Mark East, Bk 3)
Death of a Doll (Mark East, Bk 3)
Author: Hilda Lawrence
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 5/11/2007


A classic crime title first published in 1947. Miss Small and Miss Brady did everything to make sure their boarders feel safe and secure: Hope House was one of the few places in New York City where a young working woman could enjoy a homey atmosphere at very little cost. When Ruth Miller moved in, however, the atmosphere seemed to change, and when her mangled body was found in the courtyard, the miasma engulfing HopeHouse became stifling. Suddenly no one was quite what she seemed....


Demon Lover (Silhouette Intimate Moments, No 84)
Demon Lover (Silhouette Intimate Moments, No 84)
Author: Kathleen Creighton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/21/2007


Contemporary Romance. They called him the Blue-eyed Demon, and he was the leader of a band of smugglers who dealt in terror and death. He was also the man Julie had to rely on for the safety not only of her life but of her heart, which she had inexplicably given over to his keeping.


Devil in the Dark (Candleglow)
Devil in the Dark (Candleglow)
Author: Evelyn Rogers
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/3/2012
Helpful Score: 1


Great book, and for me to like these kinds of romances the author has to be good, like Anne Stuart, Rosemary Rodgers or older authors like Anya Seton. The writing is more simple, but this novel has a good plot and a great dark hero.


The Duke (Knight Miscellany, Bk 1)
The Duke (Knight Miscellany, Bk 1)
Author: Gaelen Foley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/2/2007
Helpful Score: 1


A very romantic historical Regency. You'll love the Duke of Hawscliffe too, as well as the heroine of the story.

Driven to uncover the truth about the mysterious death of his ladylove, the Duke of Hawscliffe will go to any lengths to unmask the murderer. Even if it means jeopardizing his reputation by engaging in a scadalous affair with London's most provocative courtesan--the desirable but aloof Belinda Hamilton.


Elsie's Impossible Choice (A Life of Faith: Elsie Dinsmore, Bk 2)
Elsie's Impossible Choice (A Life of Faith: Elsie Dinsmore, Bk 2)
Author: Martha Finley
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/15/2007
Helpful Score: 1


This version is edited for today's young readers. The original Elsie books were published beginning in the late 1860s.


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