Lynn W. (ladylynn) - Reviews

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1105 Yakima Street (Cedar Cove Chronicles, Bk 11)
1105 Yakima Street (Cedar Cove Chronicles, Bk 11)
Author: Debbie Macomber
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/6/2011
Helpful Score: 3


1105 Yakama Street is the home of Bruce and Rachel Peyton and 13-year-old Jolene, except Rachel has left because she's pregnant and Jolene's jealousy is too stressful. Olivia's and Will's mother left something on a lit burner----the kitchen is a total loss. The Bellamys have separated because of Leonard's treatment of Linc, daughter Lori's new husband. All is well by the end of the book; such wonderful reading getting there!


Aches & Pains
Aches & Pains
Author: Maeve Binchy, Wendy Shea (Illustrator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/11/2011


Hilarious little book from one of my favorite authors. This is a kind-of survival manual based on Ms Binchey's real-life hip replacement surgery. She calls it a Cheer Up book. So do I.


Almost French: Love And A New Life In Paris
Almost French: Love And A New Life In Paris
Author: Sarah Turnbull
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/22/2013


The author falls for a French man, moves in with him in Paris, and tries to fit in. It's difficult----she's Australian! The culture clash is funny and entertaining. Looking forward to her next adventure, coming out this fall.


The Ambassador's Daughter
The Ambassador's Daughter
Author: Pam Jenoff
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/20/2013
Helpful Score: 1


You have to remember that Margot Rosenthal is very young (20), has grown up without a mother, and has been protected by an adoring father. Even though very well educated, she can be forgiven for making some very bad choices.
I enjoyed this work of historical fiction so much that I'm going to read "The Kommandant's Girl" and "The Diplomat's Wife" both sequels to this book.


Apricots on the Nile : A Memoir with Recipes
Apricots on the Nile : A Memoir with Recipes
Author: Colette Rossant
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/1/2013


Nice little book about the author's childhood with her grandparents in Cairo during WWII. Charmingly written...nostalgic pictures.....good recipes.


The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author: Garth Stein
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/8/2011


This is a wonderful book. Enzo is a great character, but I was more interested Danny. Mr Stein drew him as an especially strong, controlled person. It was up-lifting to be reminded that some parents will sacrifice everything for their children.


Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon (Aunt Dimity, Bk 14)
Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon (Aunt Dimity, Bk 14)
Author: Nancy Atherton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/18/2013


Attempted murder at a Renaissance Festival.....loved the details about these popular celebrations both here and in England.


Aunt Dimity's Christmas (Aunt Dimity, Bk 5)
Aunt Dimity's Christmas (Aunt Dimity, Bk 5)
Author: Nancy Atherton
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/11/2012
Helpful Score: 1


I love these books so much I couldn't wait til Christmas to read this one. Lori finds a barely-alive man in her lane and she and the local priest seek out the tramp's identity. Are her plans for a perfect family Christmas in jeopardy?


Aunt Dimity's Death (Aunt Dimity, Bk 1)
Aunt Dimity's Death (Aunt Dimity, Bk 1)
Author: Nancy Atherton
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/6/2012
Helpful Score: 1


This was such a nice little book to read between the more serious stuff. Liked it enough to order the second in the series.


A Beautiful Blue Death (Charles Lenox, Bk 1)
A Beautiful Blue Death (Charles Lenox, Bk 1)
Author: Charles Finch
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/6/2014


Liked it well enough to read the others in the series.


Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired 'Upstairs, Downstairs' and 'Downton Abbey'
Review Date: 2/23/2014


Read this book because I'm a Downton Abbey fan. I wonder if Ms Powell would have been less whiney and bitter if she had found better situations.


Below Zero (Joe Pickett, Bk 9)
Below Zero (Joe Pickett, Bk 9)
Author: C. J. Box
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/1/2013


When daughter Sheridan gets a text message from supposedly dead foster sister, April, Joe Pickett stumbles into an environmentalist-gone-mad murder spree.
C.J. Box has written another excellent Western mystery and this one wasn't as violent and gruesome as some earlier ones. Loved it!


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: A Novel (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)
Review Date: 2/3/2014


Found this book to be first, unrealistic, and then just plain depressing.


The Blind Assassin
The Blind Assassin
Author: Margaret Atwood
Book Type: Audio Cassette
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/19/2013


Very well read by Margot Dionne. Good story.


Blood Trail (Joe Pickett, Bk 8)
Blood Trail (Joe Pickett, Bk 8)
Author: C. J. Box
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/4/2012


Joe Pickett doesn't know who the murderer is, but using his boss(!) as bait, he'll stop the "Blood Trail."


The Book Club Companion : A Comprehensive Guide to the Reading Group Experience
Review Date: 10/23/2011


This book is great for book club discussion leaders. There's lots of ideas and enough titles to keep you going for years.


Books: A Memoir
Books: A Memoir
Author: Larry McMurtry
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/16/2013


McMurtry is not one of favorite authors, but I can't resist any book with "Books" in its title. This memoir is about his lifelong passion for the printed word. He lived in a bookless home until a cousin gifted him with 19 boy's books. From that gift his collection grew until he filled several downtown buildings in Archer City, Texas (his home town) with his store, Booked Up, containing some 400,000 volumes of rare, antique, and collectible books.
I loved the charming, graceful, and humorous stories of one of America's most prominent bookmen.


Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover's, Bk 1)
Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover's, Bk 1)
Author: Jenn McKinlay
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/4/2013
Helpful Score: 1


Lindsey Norris loses her job and boyfriend in he same week. She moves to a tiny, coastal, New England town as the new library director. Her life is almost perfect----until she stumbles onto the body of a local award-winning children's author-----and her best friend is accused of the murder!
This first of a three-book(so far)series is an easy, fun read with knitting instructions and recipes, too. I've ordered the 2nd book and am looking forward to another delightful story.


The Bookseller of Kabul
The Bookseller of Kabul
Author: Asne Seierstad, Ingrid Christophersen (Translator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/14/2014


A very interesting story of the author's three-month's stay in the home of the Khan family in Afghanistan. She follows various members and gives an intimate portrait of family life in war-torn Kabul.


Boundary Waters (Cork O'Connor, No 2)
Boundary Waters (Cork O'Connor, No 2)
Author: William Kent Krueger
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/16/2014


This is the 2nd of the Cork O'Connor thriller/suspense series and I liked it much better than the first. Action takes place in the Quetico-Superior Wilderness as Cork and a cadre of both good and bad guys search for a
famous country western singer.


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