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Debbie T. (DLThompson) - Reviews

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A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana
A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana
Author: Haven Kimmel
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/13/2007
Helpful Score: 12


This was a book I bought for a book club read. It is a sweet narrative about "growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana." Because each chapter is its own little story, it was an easy book to pick up and put back down again without feeling like I was leaving the characters hanging in suspense. Or to look at it from another angle, it wasn't one of those books that I just couldn't put down. In all though, it was a lighthearted enjoyable read, and one that had me laughing at times until I cried.


Moontide Embrace
Moontide Embrace
Author: Constance O'Banyon
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/13/2007


This is one of my grandmother's favorites, and I typically love bodice ripping historical romances, but I had a hard time relating to the heroine in this one, Liberty Boudreaux. The plot at times seemed a bit too contrived, and parts of it were rather predictable, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that reading this one was a waste of time. Maybe you will enjoy it as much as my grandmother did.


The Thirteenth Tale
The Thirteenth Tale
Author: Diane Setterfield
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/24/2007
Helpful Score: 21


This story had me engaged from page one, like few other books do. It's the kind of book you can curl up with and get lost in. You will not be able to put it down until you have figured everything out, and even then, you will want to read it again, as I did, the minute you finish it. This is truly a captivating tale, and furthermore, it will make you want to go back and read all of the classics that you might have missed, particularly Jane Eyre, which is mentioned several times throughout. As an aside, you might want to read Jane Eyre before you read this one...I believe it will enhance your enjoyment of The Thirteenth Tale. I myself read it (for the first time) immediately after this one, and although it didn't take away from my enjoyment of either book, I truly wish I had read it first. Enjoy this one!


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