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Kortney G. (kortney) - Reviews

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All that Lives: A Novel of the Bell Witch
All that Lives: A Novel of the Bell Witch
Author: Melissa Sanders-Self
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/8/2009
Helpful Score: 1


A fictional story based on the Bell Witch haunting. The haunting is told from Betsy's point of view which I found enlightening. Betsy and her family become a sort of side show. Their preacher is more interested in talking to the spirit than in abating the spirits torment on the family. The spirit plays many roles, mosy often a mean trickster.
I wanted to like the story but ended up disappointed. I could have accepted that repetition of the book if not for the ending. But others have read it and not had the same issues as me.


Bachelor Brothers' Bed  Breakfast
Bachelor Brothers' Bed Breakfast
Author: Bill Richardson
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 2/7/2010


This book is unique in that each chapter is like a mini story. The brothers each get their own chapters to tell about their life- past and present. But the book also includes little chapters which read like notes from visitors to the bed and breakfast. This makes the book a great one to read when life is very distracted (traveling, young kids, etc) because each chapter is fairly short and it is easy to pick back up where you left off.
I adored the brothers for their love of books as well as their quirks.


Back on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, Bk 4)
Back on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, Bk 4)
Author: Debbie Macomber
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 518
Review Date: 3/24/2011


I really liked A Good Yarn so I was looking forward to reading Back on Bloosm Street. Unfortunatrly I thought the last thirty pages wrapped up too neatly and too quickly. I am normally described as overly optimistic but the ending(s) was too much even for me. Enjoyed getting there enough that I will probably give another one in the series a shot, but if it too disappoints will stop there.


Envy
Envy
Author: Sandra Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/8/2009
Helpful Score: 1


This is an excellent book that will keep you awake just to find out what happens next. After I read it in paperback I had to order it in hardcover. It is one of my few keeper books. Everyone I have lent it to loved it.


Still Alice
Still Alice
Author: Lisa Genova
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 57
Review Date: 2/7/2010
Helpful Score: 1


This is a must read. Lisa Genova gives insight into how the Alzheimer's victim feels and thinks. There is story beyond the Alzheimers so we are drawn into Alice's life. It moved me to the point of tears. There were times when I had to put the book down for a break. But I always came back. Still Alice is a very thought provoking book.
It made me think about some things in my own life. Why are we always so busy?
Am I one of the people who are not warm and friendly to those with mental limitations? I would like to think not, but is that my perception or theirs?
How much patience would I have if it were my spouse? Or parent? Would I be one of the characters I inwardly critized or admired?


The Very Lonely Firefly
The Very Lonely Firefly
Author: Eric Carle
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 18
Review Date: 7/13/2010


I love this book. It is a cute story line. But what really made them pick this book repeatedly is that at the end a few fireflies light up! So cute!


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