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Nancy C. (booklover3604) - Reviews

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Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad, Bk 4)
Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad, Bk 4)
Author: Tana French
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 69
Review Date: 9/10/2016


Super-talented writer with a an enormous gift for the whodunit. Loved the Irish setting. But all the craziness and endless conversations with a character who added little to the story seemed like irritating filler. If she needed a certain word count, she could have achieved it in a more interesting fashion.


Sierra's Homecoming (McKettrick Women, Bk 1)
Sierra's Homecoming (McKettrick Women, Bk 1)
Author: Linda Lael Miller
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 233
Review Date: 8/7/2010


I always enjoy Ms. Miller's books (and have read most of them), but was stunned to discover on page 48 that the "daughter of a town marshal" refers to the mule Seesaw as being the offspring of a previous family mule. Mules are sterile hybrids, a cross between a horse dam and a donkey sire, and cannot reproduce. Surely I'm not the only country gal to have caught this gaffe.


Somebody's Baby
Somebody's Baby
Author: Charlotte Vale Allen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 33
Review Date: 10/5/2011


This book really kept my attention; it was all I could do not to flip ahead several chapters. That said, there was definitely some unfinished (and unbelievable) business at the conclusion. The story line would have been better served if Allen had brought closure to the backstory of this very important character.


The Surrogate
The Surrogate
Author: Judith Henry Wall
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 31
Review Date: 4/3/2012


Dip the likeable heroine into a bucket of problems, preferably not of her own making--great formula to keep me turning the pages. I did wonder how Judith Wall was going to wrap up all the details before the end of the book, but she managed, and in memorable fashion. Great read!!


True Colors
True Colors
Author: Kristin Hannah
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 337
Review Date: 6/26/2011


Hannah's usual masterful job on characterization and her descriptions of the setting make me want to buy a ticket to Washington. 3 sisters with a strong family bond and very different personalities--I come from the same background, so can relate to the fact that it's not always roses. Captivating story, page-turner of a book--yes, I want to know what will happen next.

That said, Vivi Ann's fascination with bad boy Dallas initially smacks of lust, not love. The two characters eventually prove that it's much more than that, however. The sisters are so open in their conversations with each other,I think the plot would have benefitted from addressing that very issue.

Great research on the horse industry and legal procedure.


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