Melanie P. (txbookhound) - Reviews

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The Bicentennial Guide to the American Revolution
Review Date: 4/16/2006


This is volume III, which covers the war in the South. Although dated, it gives good information on historical sites in the states from Virginia to Georgia, including historical background, maps and charts.


The Billionaire Takes a Bride (Harlequin Romance, No 3817)
The Billionaire Takes a Bride (Harlequin Romance, No 3817)
Author: Liz Fielding
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/13/2006


Another winner from British author Liz Fielding


Brave Men
Brave Men
Author: Ernie Pyle
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/15/2006


Ernie Pyle was perhaps the most famous of the imbedded correspondents covering US troop movements during WWII. He lost his life in 1945 in the Pacific. This is an excellent primary source, complete with a listing of the men he talked to and about in the back. Someone's grandfather might very well be listed in this book which pays wonderful tribute to The Greatest Generation.


Cape Hatteras Lighthouse: Sentinel of the Shoals
Review Date: 9/21/2006


A history of the various lighthouses on Cape Hatteras, NC, with several black and white illustrations.


The Carving on the Tree: the Lost Colony of Roanoke
Review Date: 4/11/2006


A fascinating glimpse of very early European settlement in what became the state of North Carolina.


The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (The Cat Who...Bk  1)
The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (The Cat Who...Bk 1)
Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/8/2006
Helpful Score: 2


First in the 'CAT' series...this book still whets the appetite for more of this classic series.


Christmas Bonus, Strings Attached (Silhouette Desire, No 1554)
Christmas Bonus, Strings Attached (Silhouette Desire, No 1554)
Author: Susan Crosby
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/27/2006


Book one of a six- part series about a firm of California-based private investigators. All six books are quick, entertaining, well-written reads.


Christmas Eve Marriage (Harlequin Romance, No 3820)
Christmas Eve Marriage (Harlequin Romance, No 3820)
Author: Jessica Hart
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/14/2006


Another winner from Jessica Hart.


Civil War Heroes: A Coloring Book
Review Date: 7/28/2006


Please Note: This is not a conventional coloring book, which is against PBS TOU. It is a book of biographical sketches of Civil War military leaders, Union and Confederate. The pages can be colored, but are presently unmarked.


Cochrane: Britannia
Cochrane: Britannia
Author: Donald Thomas
Book Type: Hardcover
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Review Date: 9/27/2006


The full title is Cochrane; Britannia's Last Sea- King


Contracted: Corporate Wife (Nine to Five) (Harlequin Romance, No 3861)
Review Date: 4/15/2006


Another winner from British author Jessica Hart - corporate CEO Patrick Farr contracts a marriage of convenience with his personal assistant, Louisa Dennison, only to discover that he's gone and fallen in love with his own wife!


Convoy
Convoy
Author: Dudley Pope
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/26/2006


A 20th c. descendant of Ned Yorke, hero of Galleon, Admiral and Corsair, guides a convoy through the waters of the North Atlantic in 1942.


The Doubleday 100th Birthday Reader, 1897-1997
Review Date: 4/24/2006
Helpful Score: 1


An excellent anthology of Doubleday bestsellers and prominent works published in their first century of operation, 1897-1997.


The Duke and I (Bridgerton, Bk 1)
The Duke and I (Bridgerton, Bk 1)
Author: Julia Quinn
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/14/2006


Part of the Bridgerton series - Daphne's story


The English Air
The English Air
Author: D. E. Stevenson
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/12/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Writen by English author DE Stevenson and first published in 1940, The English Air deals with the experiences of a young man, half German and half English, who comes to Britain in the days leading up to WWII, convinced of the justice of the German cause. Only as he sees the essential goodness and kindness of his English relatives and their friends and realizes just how horribly he has been deceived by Hitler's propaganda machine does he change his mind, joining a German underground movement and risking his life to try to tell his fellow Germans the truth about Hitler's vaunting ambitions.


Experiences in Math for Young Children
Review Date: 4/8/2006


A textbook for elementary education students, not a children's workbook, but the text includes a number of suggested math-related activities which might be helpful to the homeschool parent.


Father Knickerbocker Rebels
Father Knickerbocker Rebels
Author: T. J. Wertenbaker
Book Type: Hardcover
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Review Date: 3/17/2006


This book provides an excellent summary of the history of NYC during the RW period, and is enhanced with two sections of B&W illustrations.


Firebird  Trans Am 1967-1994 (Motorbooks International Muscle Car Color History)
Review Date: 4/19/2006


Details the history of Pontiac's 'pony car'. Year by year model analysis, factory archival photographs, period advertising, original color and black and white photography, technical specifications, production numbers, and performance figures chronicle the Firebird story...in more than eighty color and black and white photographs.


From My Heart to Yours
From My Heart to Yours
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/19/2006


Lovely little book with quotations and Bible verses written on hearts held by teddy bears.


'G' Is for Grafton : The World of Kinsey Millhone
Review Date: 4/30/2006
Helpful Score: 2


Ever wondered what the floorplan of Kinsey Millhone's garage apartment looks like? Want to see a photograph of the Santa Teresa Police Department building, or find out why Kinsey likes peanut butter and pickle sandwiches? It's all in there, though it only goes through "M is for Malice" . A good resource for Millhone fans.


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