Colleen F. (cftwo) - Reviews

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Angel's Peak (Virgin River, Bk 9)
Angel's Peak (Virgin River, Bk 9)
Author: Robyn Carr
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 267
Review Date: 4/9/2010


Another great story in the Virgin River series.


Baby, Drive South (Southern Roads, Bk 1)
Baby, Drive South (Southern Roads, Bk 1)
Author: Stephanie Bond
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 62
Review Date: 9/23/2011


This interesting book has many surprises, and the unique setting (a once-thriving rural mountain community that was destroyed by a tornado and abandoned) makes the surprises possible. What happens when you add a bunch of Yankee city women to a southern community that currently has no women? Anything!


Best Wishes Always
Best Wishes Always
Author: Lucy Finn
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 18
Review Date: 8/10/2009


Larrie (pronounced "Larry") Smith, an antique and collectibles dealer, is still mourning her fiance when she lucks into a dream estate, complete with the mob (who is also after the estate) and a genie (who has been put in a bottle until he grows up). Still missing her fiance, Larrie's first wish is to go back in time, and this wish opens up adventures and love criss-crossing time.


The Billionaire Next Door (The O'Banyon Brothers, Bk 1) (Silhouette Special Edition, No 1844)
Review Date: 8/9/2007


Sean O'Banyon, a Wall Street deal-maker, didn't really care that his father had died, but he knew that someone needed to take care of things left behind. Back in Boston, he meets his father's neighbor/tenant, Lizzie Bond, and is smitten. He rethinks his policy of not doing relationships, with some missteps along the way.


The Boss and His Secretary (Harlequin Romance, No 3956)
The Boss and His Secretary (Harlequin Romance, No 3956)
Author: Jessica Steele
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 7/2/2007


"When Taryn Webster takes a job as secretary to gorgeous millionaire Jake Nash, she is already fighting her attraction to him. Taryn is determined not to mix business with pleasure, so she tries to keep her distance. But then Jake asks for her help after hours! At first Taryn refuses, but she can't resist his persuasive arguments...nor his charming smile and tempting gray eyes."

That's from the back of the book - it's an interesting story about Taryn basically learning a bit more about herself, what she's willing to put up with, and what she's not.


Chasing Stanley (New York Blades, Bk 5)
Chasing Stanley (New York Blades, Bk 5)
Author: Deirdre Martin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 243
Review Date: 4/18/2007
Helpful Score: 1


A Newfoundland named Stanley brings together a hockey player (who is focused on enjoying all the fun things single guys can do in New York) and a professional dog-walker (who is a bit of a homebody).


Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow, Bk 4)
Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow, Bk 4)
Author: Donna Andrews
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 52
Review Date: 11/19/2007


Meg Lanslow has been asked by her brother, Rob, to take over as office manager and figure out what's going wrong in the office. After a (annoying) staff member is killed, Meg and her father (with the help of the Caerphilly Police department) go sleuthing. Donna Andrews writes with attention to detail and a great sense of humor.


Daddy-Long-Legs (C.B. Charmers)
Daddy-Long-Legs (C.B. Charmers)
Author: Jean Webster, Marc D. Falkoff
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 3/24/2008


This book is an "adapted" or abridged version of the original.


Ex Marks the Spot (Harlequin Next, No 81)
Ex Marks the Spot (Harlequin Next, No 81)
Author: Merline Lovelace
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 30
Review Date: 4/16/2007


An Air Force Colonel on medical leave from the military moves to Florida and finds herself living next door to her ex (also an Air Force Colonel).


Garden Pools, Fountains and Watercourses (Black & Decker Outdoor Home)
Review Date: 2/28/2007


Beautiful book with lots of pictures and how-to directions for adding pools and water features to your garden.


How to Decorate  (Martha Stewart)
How to Decorate (Martha Stewart)
Author: Martha Stewart
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 13
Review Date: 7/23/2009


Martha does it again. Her decorating books remind us that our homes need to be a place we are comfortable and a place that we enjoy spending time.


I Just Want You to Know: Letters to My Kids on Love, Faith, and Family
Review Date: 10/11/2010
Helpful Score: 1


In this book, Kate talks about the challenges they faced in the years they lived in "the house with the red door" that was seen on the first few seasons of Jon & Kate Plus Eight, and she does so focusing on how she and Jon worked together. She also includes letters to each of her children. The letters are personally written to each child, which makes me wonder what the children thought (or will think) of these letters being published. Overall, Kate manages to describe the challenges they faced and the solutions they came up with without falling into the "poor me" syndrome which is so easy with these sorts of books.


Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation
Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation
Author: John Carlin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 12
Review Date: 10/24/2010


A well-written book that details how rugby (the national sport of the white Afrikaners in South Africa) became a post-apartheid South Africa's sport and helped break down barriers between blacks and whites in South Africa.


Let There Be Suspects (Ministry is Murder, Bk 2)
Let There Be Suspects (Ministry is Murder, Bk 2)
Author: Emilie Richards
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/6/2009


Emilie Richards captures small town church life perfectly in this mystery series.


Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project
Review Date: 11/27/2009
Helpful Score: 1


This is a fabulous book of people telling their own stories, and shedding light on their lives from war to work to family.


Magic Hour
Magic Hour
Author: Kristin Hannah
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 218
Review Date: 11/24/2007
Helpful Score: 2


I could not put this book down once I started it. It's a story of a little girl who is essentially feral, her search for help when she realizes she needs it, and the woman who helps her learn to fit into society. The patience and love exhibited in this story are heartwarming and the strength of both the little girl and her therapist is inspiring.


Make Way for Ducklings
Make Way for Ducklings
Author: Robert McCloskey
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
 43
Review Date: 3/5/2007


Very cute classic children's book about a family of ducklings who make their home in one of Boston's downtown parks.


The Marcelli Princess (Marcelli Sisters of Pleasure Road, Bk 5)
The Marcelli Princess (Marcelli Sisters of Pleasure Road, Bk 5)
Author: Susan Mallery
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/24/2007


Mia Marcelli thought the father of her 5 year old son had died years ago - and then he shows up in her bed! Their path to love and trust does not go smoothly, though.


A Mother in a Million (Heart to Heart) (Harlequin Romance, No 4002)
A Mother in a Million (Heart to Heart) (Harlequin Romance, No 4002)
Author: Melissa James
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 8
Review Date: 1/10/2008


This story has a great hero - a father who will do just about anything for his children, who are hurting because their mother has been missing for three years.


Mrs Pollifax and the Lion Killer (Mrs Pollifax, Bk 12)
Mrs Pollifax and the Lion Killer (Mrs Pollifax, Bk 12)
Author: Dorothy Gilman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/9/2010


I love the Mrs. Pollifax series. In this story, Mrs. Pollifax heads back to Africa with Kadi.


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