Denise D. (deedecker) - Reviews

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All That Remains (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 3)
All That Remains (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 3)
Author: Patricia Cornwell
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 245
Review Date: 11/24/2005


In Richmond, Virginia, young lovers are dying. So far, four couples in the area have disappeared only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows time is short. Following a macabre trail of evidence that ties the present homicides to a grisly crime in the past, Kay must draw upon her own personal resources to track down a murderer who is as skilled at eliminating clues as Kay is at finding them..


Binding Ties (CSI)
Binding Ties (CSI)
Author: Max Allan Collins
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 63
Review Date: 11/24/2005


Ten years ago, Las Vegas was terrorized by "CASt", a vicious serial killer responsible for nearly half a dozen brutal murders, and who tested the minds of CSI's new Captain Jim Brass. After a 2 year spree, CASt suddenly disappeared and has not been heard from until now. Grissom and his CSI team have met their match as they are called to investigate more murders seemingly from this killer. However, there are many twists and turns in the case and it appears there is a copycat killer on the loose as well!


Bubbles in Trouble (Bubbles Yablonsky, Bk 2)
Bubbles in Trouble (Bubbles Yablonsky, Bk 2)
Author: Sarah Strohmeyer
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 207
Review Date: 11/24/2005


This book is absolutely wonderful reading! Bubbles is a riot and you won't want to put down the book until the very last page.


Bubbles Unbound (Bubbles Yablonsky, Bk 1)
Bubbles Unbound (Bubbles Yablonsky, Bk 1)
Author: Sarah Strohmeyer
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 267
Review Date: 11/24/2005


It doesn't help that her name is Bubbles. Or that she's a gum snapping hairdresser with Barbie-doll curves pinched into hot pants and a tube top. Or that she's saddled with a sleazy ex-hubby, a precocious daughter, and a shoplifting mother. What can a beautician do to add new highlights to her image? For starters, trip over a corpse and implicate a wealthy town socialite in the crime. Now, with a well-muscled photographer by her side, Bubbles is playing star sleuth. But as the investigation unravels, her shining moment grows as dark as a shop girl's roots. However dangerous her new career, at least the hottest graduate of the Two Guys community college is finally busting loose - and this time she's really giving Lehigh, Pennsylvania, something to talk about.


The Clue in the Old Stagecoach (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, No 37)
The Clue in the Old Stagecoach (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, No 37)
Author: Carolyn Keene
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 20
Review Date: 11/24/2005


#37 in this exciting series!


Dark Angel (Casteel, Bk 2)
Dark Angel (Casteel, Bk 2)
Author: V. C. Andrews
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 94
Review Date: 11/24/2005


In her grandmother's fine, rich Boston house, Heaven Leigh Casteel dreamed of a wonderful new life - of new friends, the best schools, beautiful clothes and most important, love. The pearls of culture, wisdom and breeding would now be hers. Soon she would make the Castel name respectable, find her brothers and sisters, and have a family again. But even in the world of the wealthy, there were strange forebodings, secrets best forgotten. And a Heaven reached out for love, she was slowly ensnared in a sinister web of cruel deceits and hidden passions.


Darkest Hour (Cutler, Bk 5)
Darkest Hour (Cutler, Bk 5)
Author: V. C. Andrews
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 174
Review Date: 11/24/2005


Lillian's world is full of grand parties, of sunshine and promises, as thrilling as the fairy tales Mama spins for her and her little sister, Eugenia. No one, not even her cold, stern Papa and her Bible-spouting sister Emily, can crush her spirits - until the day Emily reveals the shattering seret of Lillian's birth, a secret Mama sadly cannot deny. Still Lillian refuses to believe Emily's hateful claim that she is evil, a curse...even when sweet, gentle Eugenia loses her fragile hold on life, and Mama retreats further into her fantasies. But when tragedy befalls her best friend, the one boy whose tender heart mirrors her own, Lillian comes to believe Emily's grim words. Meekly, she endures her penance, finding a strange solace in the endless repetition of prayers in a room stripped of all comforts. Lillian's heart is torn anew when, in a drunken haze, Papa subjects her to the most brutal degredation. Then Papa loses the Meadows in a card game, and Lillian is faced with a new and terrifying prospect. Arrogant, handsome playboy Bill Cutler will return the plantation - if Lillian will marry him. Now Lillian must leave her girlhood home behind, and make a bold new beginning as the mistress of a hotel called Cutler's Cove.


Eye of the Storm (Hudson Family, Bk 3)
Eye of the Storm (Hudson Family, Bk 3)
Author: V. C. Andrews
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 117
Review Date: 11/24/2005


After the death of her beloved Grandmother Hudson, Rain found herself caught in a battle for the vast Hudson family wealth. Marked to inherit millions, Rain faced the fury of her unaccepting mother, her manipulative stepfather, and her cold, vicious Aunt Victoria. But no amount of money can keep Rain's world from crashing down when sudden tragedy strikes. Left helpless after a devastating blow, Rain sinks into despair as her precious dreams are washed away...dreams that cannot be bought with the Hudson fortune. Her only hope for rebuilding her life rests in trusting a stranger who has come into her world - a man whose generosity and kindness does not appear to come with strings attached, much to Rain's amazement. But just as she opens her heart to a promising new future, her past comes back to haunt her - and Rain is pulled into a furious whirlpool of bitterness and heartache.


Fallen Hearts (Casteel, Bk 3)
Fallen Hearts (Casteel, Bk 3)
Author: V. C. Andrews
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/24/2005


As Logan's bride, she would savor now the love she had sought for so long. And free from her father's clutches, she would live again in her backwoods town, a respected teacher and cherished wife. But after a wedding trip to Boston's Farthinggale Manor and a lavish, elegant party, Heaven and Logan are persuaded to stay...lured by Tony Tatterton's guile to live amidst the Tatterton wealth and privilege. Then the ghosts of Heaven's past rise up once more, writhing around her fragile happiness..threatening her precious love with scandel and jealousy, sinister passions and dangerous dreams!


Gates of Paradise (Casteel, Bk 4)
Gates of Paradise (Casteel, Bk 4)
Author: V. C. Andrews
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 112
Review Date: 11/24/2005


The car crash that killed Heaven and Logan left Annie Casteel Stonewall orphaned and crippled. Whisked off to Farthinggale Manor by the possessive Tony Tatterton, Annie pines for her lost family, but especially for Luke, her half-brother. Friend of her childhood, her fantasy prince, her loving confidante...without the warm glow of Luke's love, she is lost in the shadows of despair. When Annie discovers Troy's cottaghe hidden in Farthinggale's woods, the mystery of her past deepens. And even as she yearns to see Luke again, her hopes and dreams are darkened by the sinister Casteel spell...treacherous, powerful and evil!


Home Fires
Home Fires
Author: Luanne Rice
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/24/2005


Anne Davis has returned to the house where she grew up, trading her glamorous Manhattan lifestyle for a harsh winter on a wind whipped New England island. Her marriage has crumbled in the wake of a tragic accident. Now she has returned to the home on Salt Whistle Road that has always meant shelter, security, family and love. When she awakens one snowy night to a fire that roars through the old house, Anne escapes - but runs back into the blaze to save something so precious that it's worth risking her life for. It is that reckless act of blind desperation that sets a miracle in motion.


The House on Hope Street (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
Review Date: 3/24/2007


Absolutely excellent! One of her very best stories! I listened to it in one day!


The Long Winter (Little House)
The Long Winter (Little House)
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 11/24/2005


The old Indian in Harthorn's store warned that the coming winter would have seven months of blizzards. The first one strikes in October, and the town of De Smet is soon snowed under. Laura and her family move to town to weather out the winter, but once the trains stop running, the food supply dwindles. When Almanz Wilder volunteers to go search for wheat, the townspeople anxiously hope that he will succeed.


Misty (Wildflowers, Bk 1)
Misty (Wildflowers, Bk 1)
Author: V. C. Andrews
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 101
Review Date: 11/24/2005


All Misty ever wanted was a normal family. But like so many others, Misty's parents didn't stay together. Now they use Misty to hurt each other, to deliver any cruelties in an endless stream. Misty knows her parents might love her, but Misty has an unspeakable secret that burns in the core of her very being, she hates them.
Misty isn't as alone as she thinks. She's about to meet three other girls who are just like her - each one with their own dark secrets to share.


Rain (Hudson Family, Bk 1)
Rain (Hudson Family, Bk 1)
Author: V. C. Andrews
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 127
Review Date: 11/24/2005


Growing up in the ghettos of Washington, DC, the cards are stacked against a hardworking dreamer like Rain Arnold. Rain has fought to be the best daughter she can; she studies hard and gets good grades;she helps her mother cook and clean. And unlike her defiant younger sister, she avoids the dangers of the city streets as if her life depends on it...and it does. But Rain can't suppress the feeling that she has never truly fit in, that she is a stranger in her own world. Then one fateful night, Rain overhears something she shouldn't; a heartbreaking revelation from the past, a long-buried secret that is about to change her life in wasy she never could have imagined. In the blink of an eye, everything Rain has ever known - the family she has loved and the familiar place she has called home - is left behind, and Rain is sent to live with total strangers, the wealthy Hudson family. But just as she did not belong to the troubled world she was raised in, Rain is also out of place in this realm of luxury and privilege. With nowhere to turn, Rain finds an escape in the theater, inside the walls of an exclusive private school. But will it be enough to fulfill her heart's deepest wish - and give her a place to call home?


The Unexpected Gift (Sisters & Brides, Bk 3) (Love Inspired, No 319)
The Unexpected Gift (Sisters & Brides, Bk 3) (Love Inspired, No 319)
Author: Irene Hannon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/24/2005


When city girl Morgan Williams arrived in Seaside, Maine, on Christmas Eve, to claim the cottage she'd inherited, she came face to face with the handsomest man she'd ever seen. But looks weren't the only thing that Grant Kincaid had to offer. And when he enlisted Morgan's help to raise money for Good Shepherd Camp for troubled kids, she realized there were more important things in life than expensive cars and fancy clothes. Soon Morgan was yearning for a different life...one that included faith and a strong, steadfast Grant by her side.


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