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1,000 Places to See Before You Die
1,000 Places to See Before You Die
Author: Patricia Schultz
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 98
Review Date: 8/23/2006


A book that tells you what's beautiful, what's fun, and what's just unforgettable. Sacred ruins, grand hotels, wildlife preserves,
hilltop villages, snack shacks, castles, festivals, reefs, restaurants, cathedrals, hidden islands, opera houses, museums and more.


After Midnight (Lords of Midnight, Bk 1)
After Midnight (Lords of Midnight, Bk 1)
Author: Teresa Medeiros
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 379
Review Date: 7/18/2006


I have read everything Teresa Medeiros has written. They all deserve five stars.


The Amateur Marriage
The Amateur Marriage
Author: Anne Tyler
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 146
Review Date: 3/24/2007


Wise book about everyday drama.


Amazonia
Amazonia
Author: James Rollins
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 418
Review Date: 7/8/2006


"The Rand expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned. Years later, one of its members has stumbled out of the world's most inhospitable rainforest---a former Special Forces soldier, scarred, mutilated, terrified, and mere hours from death, who went in with one arm missing . . .and came out with both intact.


An Invisible Woman
An Invisible Woman
Author: Anne Strieber
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 35
Review Date: 9/6/2006


Kealy Ryerson has everything a New York socialite could want: wealth, power, a devoted husband and loving children. Then her husband, a high-profile defense attorney, calls while she's at the salon. "Run" he says. "Take the children. Go now. Trust no one."
Kealy's hesitation is fatal---within a half hour, her husband is dead, shot down in the street. Her apartment is under surveillance; she has no money and no passport. Her credit cards have been cancelled. She and her teenage kids are alone on the streets, with only their wits to keep them alive. But without her fancy clothes and expensive make-up, no one recognizes Kealy---not her husband's
partner, not her best friends.
As a poor woman of a certain age, Kealy can walk invisible among the people who want her dead.


Angelfire (Australian, Book 2)
Angelfire (Australian, Book 2)
Author: Linda Lael Miller
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 27
Review Date: 9/6/2006


Shocked by the threat of an arranged marriage to an aging magistrate, Bliss Stafford fled through the rugged New Zealand countryside. But chance---and the barrel of her father's pistol---wed her to Jamie McKenna, a handsome, headstrong rancher whose bold touch flamed her innocent senses.
In his embrace she discovered the wonder of desire, and the passionate man who would be her destiny. Yet his heart was captive to a beauteous widow, and a hidden, bitter sorrow. Only a rare courage would drive Bliss to face the secrets of Jamie's past. . .to defy death itself for the radiant joy of a lifetime of tomorrows. . .


Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, Bk 1)
Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, Bk 1)
Author: Dan Brown
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 3674
Review Date: 6/9/2006


I actually thought this was a better written book than "The Da Vinci Code". I was completely surprised by the ending!


Another City, Not My Own
Another City, Not My Own
Author: Dominick Dunne
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/3/2006


Gus Bailey, journalist to high society, knows the secrets of the very rich. Now he turns his penetrating gaze to a courtroom in Los Angeles, witnessing the trial of the century unfold before his startled eyes. As the infamous case and characters begin to take shape, and a range of celebrities from Frank Sinatra to Heidi Fleiss share their own theories of the crime, Bailey bears witness to the ultimate perversion of principle and the most amazing gossip machine in Hollywood---allwrapped in a marvelously addictive true-to-life tale of love, rage, and ruin.


Any Place I Hang My Hat
Any Place I Hang My Hat
Author: Susan Isaacs
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/31/2006


Warm and fuzzy sometimes, emotional, and funny too.


Aphrodite
Aphrodite
Author: Russell Andrews
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 9
Review Date: 9/9/2007


Above average mystery/thriller. Well written


Area 7 (Scarecrow, Bk 2)
Area 7 (Scarecrow, Bk 2)
Author: Matthew Reilly
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/27/2006


It is America's most secret base, hidden deep in the Utah desert, an Air Force base known only as area 7. And today, it has a visitor, the president of the United States. He has come to inspect area 7, to examine its secrets for himself. But he's going to get more than he bargained for on this trip. Because hostile forces are waiting inside.
Among the president's helicopter crew, however, is a young marine. He is quiet, enigmatic, and he hides his eyes behind a pair of silver sunglasses. His name is Schofield. Call-sign: Scarecrow. Rumor has it, he's a good man in a storm. Judging by what the President has just walked into, he'd better be. . ."


As Shadows Haunting
As Shadows Haunting
Author: Dinah Lampitt
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/24/2006


Regency time travel. A modern woman is shifted i
of her visit.nto the past, and tries to discover the purpose


The Awakening (Vampire Diaries, Bk 1)
The Awakening (Vampire Diaries, Bk 1)
Author: L. J. Smith
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 46
Review Date: 6/2/2006


"The terrifying story of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.


Backwater
Backwater
Author: Joan Bauer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 25
Review Date: 9/9/2007


Good book for an older child/preteen. Good story.


Bad Boys: The Tender Barbarian / Golden Man / The Gentling
Review Date: 9/9/2007


Nothing thought provoking, just good mindless reading.


Bee Season
Bee Season
Author: Myla Goldberg
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 339
Review Date: 8/13/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Eliza is an average girl. When a spelling bee threatens to reaffirm her mediocrity, Eliza amazes everyone: she wins.
Bee season evokes a child's desperate longing for praise and acceptance and is a masterful portrayal of modern family life.


Beginner's Luck (Hallie Palmer, Bk 1)
Beginner's Luck (Hallie Palmer, Bk 1)
Author: Laura Pedersen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/3/2006
Helpful Score: 2


VERY funny, great characters, makes you wish that you were part of the family.


A Bend in the Road
A Bend in the Road
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/3/2006


Miles Ryan's life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago. As deputy sheriff of New Bern, North Carolina, he not only grieves for her and worries about their young son Jonah, but longs to bring the unknown driver to justice. Then Miles meets Sarah Andrews, Jonah's second-grade teacher. A young woman recovering from a difficult divorce, Sarah moved to New Bern hoping to start over. Tentatively, Miles and Sarah reach out to each other. . .soon they are falling in love. But what neither of them realizes is that they are also bound together by a shocking secret, one that will force them to reexamine everything they believe in---including their love.


Best Friends
Best Friends
Author: Martha Moody
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/24/2007


A story of best friends, tha begins in college, and remains through their subsequent lives. Slow start, but good story.


Birdsong:  A Novel of Love and War
Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War
Author: Sebastian Faulks
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/2/2006


A romantic novel that spans three generations and the unimaginable gulf between the first World War and the present. As the young Englishman Stephan Wraysford passes through a tempestuous love affair with Isabelle Azaire in France and enters the dark, surreal world beneath the trenches of No Man's Land.


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