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Death Can Be Murder: A Wild Women Mystery
Death Can Be Murder: A Wild Women Mystery
Author: Paulette Callen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/16/2014


Bravo! Bravo! Ms. Callen is brilliant! This book was by far the best I've read this year! The author's words flowed as smooth as molasses, the characters are so uniquely described that you'd think you had already met them sometime in your lifetime. Her storyline is, like I mentioned, just brilliant. And the ending, the exposure of "who-dun-it" is such a surprise that it knocks your socks off! Death Can Be Murder is a cozy mystery with dogs and you cannot not like the two dogs and one cat in this delightful debut of a series which I'm hoping many more books will follow.


The Elegant Gathering of White Snows
The Elegant Gathering of White Snows
Author: Kris Radish
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/4/2013
Helpful Score: 4


I picked this book up at an estate sale and though it is out of my usual genre, I read it and I really liked it. After reading the book, I checked out the 56 member reviews here and found that the average reviews were favorable. Sure, it's chick lit and the moral of the story is that women can be empowered by other women. Some say that the story itself is far fetched and unbelievable...I disagree. Haven't you ever felt like just "taking a break" from all the junk in your life? Well, I have many of times. Good, clean, get-your-stuff- together story. If you're strictly against lesbianism, abortion, beer and wine then this book isn't for you.


Isabella Moon
Isabella Moon
Author: Laura Benedict
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/12/2013
Helpful Score: 1


IMHO Ms. Benedict is a real close second to Mary Higgins Clark which I was surprised to find out during the reading of Isabella Moon. Couldn't put it down! Wish she'd do a sequel to it...I'm hungry for more! Her second book, Calling Mr. Lonely Heart is more a sci-fi which I didn't particularly care for, but it will be a delight to those who favor that genre.


Mags and the AARP Gang
Mags and the AARP Gang
Author: Nancy Lynn Jarvis
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 3/21/2015


This was one of the most pleasant books I've read in a very long time. I loved the characters (Mags, Jean, Larry and Melvin as well as attorney Patrick).
I'm an avid cozy mystery reader which of course includes murder in the storyline. This is a different type of read. You have humor, sensitivity, moral values and more wrapped up in a story of four friends, comrades if you will, who plan and carry out a bank robbery for the good of their little mobile home park.
The wit Ms. Jarvis uses to create this story is commended.
I wish this book could be the beginning of a new cozy mystery series rather than a stand alone.


Neighborhood Watch
Neighborhood Watch
Author: Cammie McGovern
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
 21
Review Date: 11/16/2012


This particular book is completely out of my genre. Yes, I'm a mystery lover, but mainly read cozies and authors that I've read before like Mary Higgins Clark for instance. Cammie McGovern? Had no clue about how she writes. Since I'm a busy, work-at-home person with many outside interests I only read at bedtime. Takes me awhile to get through a book so I usually don't get antsy to get to the "whodunit" part. This story haunted me throughout my days, couldn't get it out of my mind. I found myself wandering into the bedroom and sneeking a few minutes to read a little more (with no guilt either!). Some of her writing seemed to be a bit tedious, but those brief parts were crucial to the jest of the book itself. I was blown away when the murderer was revealed (and not until a few pages prior to the end of the book). This novel is by far one of my favorite reads.


Red Planet
Red Planet
Author: Robert Heinlein
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/27/2012


I bought Red Planet by Robert Heinlein because my husband read it when he was a pre-teen and we want to pass it along to our grandsons of that age. According to my husband, it is one of his Heinlein favorites.


Twenties Girl
Twenties Girl
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/7/2012
Helpful Score: 1


Back in 2009, after reading a favorable review of Twenties Girl, I put it on my "to read" list and until recently didn't make it a priority. I'm so glad I finally read it! What a tremendous effort on Kinsella's part! I thoroughly enjoyed the humor conveyed by main character "Sadie". And when I say "character" I say it in all sences of the word. A comedic novel with added learning lessons about family devotion and respect. I recommend this read to anyone who wants to laugh, tear up and eager for a sequel.


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