Libby S. (Libratsie) - Reviews

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An Accidental Woman
An Accidental Woman
Author: Barbara Delinsky
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/24/2005


Lake Henry, New Hampshire, is buzzing over the annual maple syrup harvest ... as well as the shocking revelation that longtime resident Heather Malone has been led away by the FBI, which claimes the devoted stepmother and businesswoman fled the scene of a fatal accident in California yyears before. Poppy Blake, her best friend, is determined to prove Heather's innocence, while facing past mistakes of her own: she has never overcome her guilt from the snowmobile accident that killed her partner and left her paralyzed. Playing an unlikely role in both women's lives is investigative journalist Griffin Hughes, whose attraction to Poppy keeps him coming back to Lake Henry, even though he is secretly responsible for drawing the law closer to Heather. TO redeem himself, Griffin sets out to solve the mystery surrounding Heather and becomes the key to freeing Poppy from her own regrets and showing her a rich new future.


Across Five Aprils
Across Five Aprils
Author: Irene Hunt
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/4/2005


A Newbery Medal Runner-up. The unforgettable story of young Jethro Creighton who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Americal Civil War.


Almost Heaven
Almost Heaven
Author: Judith McNaught
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/30/2005


From the cover: No beauty in ENgland could outshine Elizabeth Cameron, Countess of Havenhurst. But beneath her exquisite emerald eyes and cloud of golden hair lived a girl of rare gentleness, pride and splendid, even ferocious, courage. In Ian Thornton's powerful embrace, Elizabeth felt the first stirrings of a passion that blazed through her senses, never to be denied. Yet for Thorton, a dangerously handsome man of secret wealth and mysterious lineage, the voyage to Elizabeth's heart wasfraught with intrigue, scandal and a venomous jealousy!


Amber, Sing Softly
Amber, Sing Softly
Author: Joan Elliott Pickart
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 7/23/2005


Amber Prescott is a frontierswoman in 1875 Texas struggling to keep her homestead and family together, and the last thing she needs is a wounded gunslinger on her doorstep. Drifter Logan Wade knows he doesn't deserve Amber. But when she sets out to "save" this "bad man," love takes them both by surprise. And goodness has nothing to do with it.


Amish Children: Education in the Family, School, and Community (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
Review Date: 9/16/2005
Helpful Score: 1


A great insight to the Amish as their methods of education. I don't have children nor am I involved in education, yet found this book to be very interesting. Well written.


An Alarming History of Famous and Difficult Patients: Amusing Medical Anecdotes from Typhoid Mary to FDR
Review Date: 4/5/2007


A fun read, although most of the cases seemed more like "an alarming history of bad doctors" than stories of bad patients. Or at least a mixture of both.


Ancient Blood (Star Trek, The Next Generation: Day of Honor, Bk 1)
Ancient Blood (Star Trek, The Next Generation: Day of Honor, Bk 1)
Author: Diane Carey
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/28/2006


As a Klingon fan, I'm always eager to read more on Klingon culture. This book was not a disappointment in that regard, or even in any regard. I found some faults with the way I think Worf and Alexander would behave, but another reader might not. There are some great scenes with Cpt. Picard and Alexander. Overall, I enjoyed the story and would recommend this book.


Angel in Marble (MacKinnon Brothers, Bk 1)
Angel in Marble (MacKinnon Brothers, Bk 1)
Author: Elaine Coffman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/23/2005


Tibbie Buchanan was a heavenly beauty, yet some still whipseredabout her sins. Her glorious honey-colored hair wouldn't stay hidden uner her bonnet. Her drab dresses couldn't hide her alluring curves. Once she'd loved a man who'd ruined her. Now a gifted healer and herbalist, an angel to the sick, she swore she'd never surrender to passion again.

Life on the frontier had taught Nick Mackinnon some hard lessons. Orphaned young, he'd left Texas to learn a shipbuilder's trade. Richer, lonelier, he came back to realize his dream - a seagoing dynasty. And now TIbbie was part of that dream. But Tibbie had loved before, had known the sting of betrayal, the burden of shame. SHe would flee from love and the man who ached to free her, the man who saw her imprisoned in the past, an exquisite ... Angel in Marble.


Angels in America:  A Gay Fantasia on National Themes : Part One: Millennium Approaches Part Two:  Perestroika
Review Date: 1/24/2007
Helpful Score: 1


A moving, heart-wrenching look at AIDs. A theatrical classic.


Anthem
Anthem
Author: Ayn Rand
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/3/2005


He lived in the dark ages of the future. In a loveless world he dared to love the woman of his choice. In an age that had lost all trace of science and civilization he had the courage to seek and find knowledge. But these were not the crimes for which he would be hunted. He was marked for death because he had committed the unpardonable sin - he had stood forth from the mindless human heard. He was a man alone. Includes excerpts from documents by Ayn Rand in which she discusses this work, and an introduction by her heir, Leonard Peikoff.


Anything for Love (To Love Again)
Anything for Love (To Love Again)
Author: Janelle Taylor
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/23/2005


As a naive college co-ed, Rachel Tims realized too late that Daniel Gaines had married her to spite his wealthy family. Although she learned to dress impeccably, speak softly, and smile like a lady, she'd never been accepted as a true Georgia "Gaines." Now, widowed and alone at 47, Rachel is finally ready to leave her world of dull charity work and lazy country club afternoons behind. What she really wants is a career of her own, and something even more shocking - Quentin Rawls. He's a celebrated ex-football star and a national celebrity manny years young than Rachel.


Apache Caress (Panorama of the Old West, Bk 8)
Apache Caress (Panorama of the Old West, Bk 8)
Author: Georgina Gentry
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/23/2005
Helpful Score: 1


The Apache scout had risked his life tracking down renegades for the white man only to find himself chained like an animal on the army prison train. Well, if they wanted a vicious savage, he'd give them one - he'd even force a white woman to help him escape. Sierra Forester had gotten in his way, and he was in no mood to let the beautiful widow go. He didn't intend to harm her, but it was a long way from St. Louis to Arizon, and along the trail he vowed to discover exactly what his lovely captive knew about satisfying a man's desires - and unleashing her own.


Arizona Heat
Arizona Heat
Author: Judith Steel
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 8
Review Date: 7/27/2005


From the cover: When Kent Ashford's stallion was stolen by a scrawny young ruffian, he grabbed the nearest horse he could find and took off after the brat. He had no idea, until he caught her, that the thief was a woman, and an uncommon beauty, at that. Which didn't mean that Kent relished being charged with horsetheft and thrown into a Tucson jail cell with the green-eyed hellion. But as long as they were confined together, he wouldn't pass up the chance to caress her surprisingly soft, silken flesh, run his fingers through her mane of sable-colored hair, and stifle all protest with a lingering kiss that would warm her right down to the tips of her suffed cowboy boots...


Arms of Nemesis (Roma Sub Rosa, Bk 2)
Arms of Nemesis (Roma Sub Rosa, Bk 2)
Author: Steven Saylor
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/6/2005


The hideously disfigured body was found in the atrium. The only clues are a blood-soaked cloak, and, carved into the stone at the corpse's feet, the word 'Sparta.' The overseer of Marcus Crassus's estate has been murdered, apparently by two slaves bent on joining Spartacus' revolt. The wealthy, powerful Crassus vows to honor an ancient law and have his ninety-nine remaining slaves slaughtered in three days. Gordianus the Finder is summoned from Rome by a mysterious client to find out the truth about the murder before the three days are up. From the brutal stench, of a slave galley to the limpid, sea-glazed beauty of Baiae and the sulphurous pits of the Sybil at Cumae, he must risk all he loves, including his life, sto stop a senseless slaughter.


Autumn Lover (Only, Bk 5)
Autumn Lover (Only, Bk 5)
Author: Elizabeth Lowell
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/23/2005


Returning to her NEvada ranch at the Civil War's end, Elyssa Sutton finds it picked bare by scavengers and coveted by determined men. Yet the proud young woman vows never again to abandon her Ruby Mountain home - though it means enlisting the aid of a dark and dangerous stranger who lives for revenge alone. Hunter Maxwell has suffered from the savagery of outlaws and the faithlessness of a woman. And he will trust no female - nor will he rest until the raiders who destroyed his family pay for their crimes.


Awake Savage Heart
Awake Savage Heart
Author: Sonya Pelton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/23/2005


She wanted his love like a flower craves the sun but to capture Daniel Tarrant's heart was like trying to catch the wind. Yet innocent, alluring Tammi could not stop trying. How warm his lips had been upon her flesh, how sweet the taste of his kiss. She vowed she'd never share his passion but each time they embraced they melted together in a savage hunger that grew until all senses were lost - and all promises forgotten.

He wanted her body like the desert thirsts for rain but marriage was the farthest thing from his mind. ANd though he tried to stay away from her soft sensuous curves and burning caress he could not banish her loveliness from his mind. No one else could make him happy, no game of chance could equal the excitement of her touch. Only Tammi could match the flames of his desire when she seductively whispered Awake Savage Heart.


Back to Mississippi: A Personal Journey Through the Events that Changed America in 1964
Review Date: 1/25/2007


An interesting look at a segment of the deep south by a woman whose journey back home uncovers secrets of the civil rights years. I really enjoyed it.


Back to the Batcave
Back to the Batcave
Author: Adam West, Jeff Rovin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 2/10/2006


A fun romp through the antics behind and during the scenes of the campy cult classic 1960s television show 'Batman.' This is written by Adam "Batman" west himself, and includes candid photos and a complete episode guide. I loved this book and smiled (or laughed) through the entire book.


The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 1) (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Review Date: 6/4/2006


Tim Curry reads Lemony Snicket - what more could someone what! Wonderfully produced and featuring a delightful "Interview with the Author." Fun for adults and children, but definitely not a typical "...lives happily everafter" story.


The Bad Man's Bride: Marrying Miss Bright
The Bad Man's Bride: Marrying Miss Bright
Author: Susan Kay Law
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/23/2005


He'll leave the town when he's good and ready - and when the pretty and proper young schoolmarm consents to be his bride! Ooooo!


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