Janet W. (Californiagal) - Reviews

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At the Back of the North Wind
At the Back of the North Wind
Author: George MacDonald
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/28/2006


From the back cover-

Ever ride the wind? A cabman's son in the slums of London did. And he was never the same agaiin.

Come with him now as he is lifted from his bed and blown through a hole in the coachhouse roof. His legs float under him; his head grows dizzy with the swiftness of the ride.

Soon he is in the midst of the clouds, whirling with the speed of sound to the back of the North Wind.


At the Back of the North Wind (Puffin Classics)
At the Back of the North Wind (Puffin Classics)
Author: George MacDonald
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 12/28/2006


From the back cover-
The haunting and memorable story of Diamond, the coachman's son, and his adventures with the mysterious North Wind.

Leaving his little hayloft behind, Diamond sets off with North Wind, flying through the night on all sorts of strange, beautiful and sometimes even dangerous missions.


Black Orchid
Black Orchid
Author: Karen Harper
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/13/2006


From the backcover:

Jordan Quinn left the Florida Everglades years ago after her teenage elopement with Seth Cyypress ended in chaos. But she is drawn back by her husband, Lawrence, a brilliant scientist whose theories about the Everglades' endangered panthers might hold the key to curing a deadly disease. When her husband disappears, Jordan fears that Lawrence's work might have come to close to those who hunt the panthers...or those who hold the animal sacred.

Her fears lead her to the Seminole community...and to Seth Cypress. He is vehemently opposed to the medical science that jeopardizes the ancient ways of his people, but now someone is threatening the woman he once loved. Uncertain of loyalities, Jordan and Seth must each decide who is to be trusted--and who is to be feared.


Bread Machine Magic: 139 Exciting New Recipes Created Especially for Use in All Types of Bread Machines
Review Date: 5/6/2007


back cover-- If you own an automatic bread machine, you know it's the remarkable new kitchen appliance that takes the kneading, shaping, proofing, and frustration our of baking bread. Like thousands of bread machine owners across the country, you're eager to find delicious recipes that are specially tailored for your machine- recipes that are more appealing and imaginative than the generic ones that came with the machine, with variations that maximize its amazing breadbaking capabilities. This unique collection offers more than 130 origional ways to create homemade versions of the delectable breads that are sold in fine bakeries and gourmet markets.


Catching Their Talk in a Box: The Life-Story of Joy Ridderhof
Catching Their Talk in a Box: The Life-Story of Joy Ridderhof
Author: Betty M Hockett
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 12/28/2006


From back cover-
Joy led the way into places most would fear to go... a woman flooded by the relentless love of God for all the peoples of this earth.


Cheaper by the Dozen
Cheaper by the Dozen
Author: Frank B. Gilbreth, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/28/2006


Backcover: No growing pains have ever been more hilarious than those suffered loudly by the riotous Gilbreth clan. First, there are a dozen re-haired, freckle-faced kids to contend with. Then there's Dad, a famous efficiency expert, who believes a family can be run just like a factory. And there's Mother, his partner in everything except discipline. How they all survive such escapades as forgetting Frank Jr., at a roadside restaurant, or going on a first date with Dad in the backseat, or having their tonsils removed en masse, will keep you in stitches. You can be sure they're not only cheaper, they're funnier by the dozen.


Come Sing, Jimmy Jo
Come Sing, Jimmy Jo
Author: Katherine Paterson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 9/28/2006


Backcover: The Johnsons are becoming country music stars. They're on TV and the radio- and it's all because of James. His voice and his guitar playing bring the songs to life, and make the audiences beg for more. Most kids would love it. Not James. He's had to change his name to "Jimmy Jo," dress in clothes he hates, and turn into someone else. All he wants is to sing the songs he loves. Will he ever be able to cope with fame?


The Confession (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 2)
The Confession (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 2)
Author: Beverly Lewis
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/2/2007


back cover - Katie Lapp's identity had been shattered the moment she found the satin baby dress in the attic of her parents' Amish home. Painfully torn from her close-knit community in the frightening ordeal called shunning, Katie - now Katherine Mayfield - sets out to find the ailing birth mother she has never known.


Fated Genes
Fated Genes
Author: Harry Lee Krause Jr.
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 12
Review Date: 2/18/2007


I really enjoyed this book!

Back cover: Brad Forrest is a young, overworked pediatric surgeon who risks losing everything--including his lovely wife and his young son-- to obtain the career opportunity of his dreams.
Web Tyson, founder and head of the most prestigious pediatric surgery practice in the Southeast, may be the next Surgeon General of the U.S.--unless the truth comes out about what is happening in Room 525 of the Crestvies Women's and Children's Health Center.
Lenore Kingsley, rich president of a huge pharmaceutical company is using her power to engage in human DNA splicing research and to make
Web Tyson the next Surgeon General--for her own purposes.
These three personalities collide in a strange chain of events that none of them would have shosen and that none of them may survive. Can anyone--even the prayer remnant at Patterson's Nursing Home--make a difference now?

An unforgettable story of passion and power, with spiritual themes that no one should ignore.


Flash House
Flash House
Author: Aimee Liu
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 12/28/2006
Helpful Score: 1


From the back cover-
New Delhi, 1949. Joanna Shaw runs a refuge for girls from the city's red-light district. She is here when the news arrives: her husband's plane has gone down in the mountains of Kashmir. Certain that Aidan, a journalist is still alive, she enlists the aid of his best friend, Lawrence. Together with ten-year-old Kamla, the half Chinese, half Sikh orphan she has rescued from a brothal, the three begin a journey into the treacherous heart of the Himalayans, where Aidan seems to have vanished without a trace.


Hittite Warrior
Hittite Warrior
Author: Joanne Williamson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/17/2007
Helpful Score: 1


back cover- Urijah the Hittite has found refuge from the Greeks in the Canaanite city of Tyre. Now the Hebrew Jotham's decision to save a child from being sacrificed to Moloch forces Uriah to choose life over reverence of Tyre's fearsome god. The three escape to the hill country of Judea, where Deborah and Barak are mustering the Hebrews to fight the Canaanites.

This meticulously researched novel is set in the time of the Judges, and incorporates Biblical facts with a gripping story, set against the wide background of ancient civilizations.


Hurricane
Hurricane
Author: Karen Harper
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/9/2006


I enjoyed reading it.


In the Shade of the Jacaranda (Regalo Grande, Bk 2)
In the Shade of the Jacaranda (Regalo Grande, Bk 2)
Author: Nikki Arana
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/7/2007


from the back cover: After Angelica Amante defied her wealthy parents' wishes and married an illiterate Mexican stable hand, Antonio Perez, she thought their love had overcome the biggest hurdle they would ever face. But just as Angelica throws herself into her work as a defense attorney, she discovers she is pregnant - and her world is turned upside down.
As her husband struggles to save his fledgling landscape business, Angelica must juggle the challenges of a demanding boss and an unexpected pregenancy. Then their doctor becomes concerned about the health of their unborn child, and her relationship with her parents becomes troubled. Soon both Angelica and Antonio are confronted with decisions that shake them to their core. Will faith in God and their love for each other sustain them - even when it seems their dreams are slipping away?


Jack of Clubs (House of Cards, Bk 2)
Jack of Clubs (House of Cards, Bk 2)
Author: Barbara Metzger
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/28/2006


From the back cover-
Barbara Metzger deals a winning hand in her second House of Cards novel... in which a man determined to find his lost sibling learns that sometimes ever the most desperate bluff can reap the greatest reward...


Jim-Dandy
Jim-Dandy
Author: Hadley Irwin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 9/28/2006


Backcover: The magnificent stallion called Dandy is about the only good thing in Caleb's harsh life on the Kansas prairie. Then Caleb's stepfather sells the horse - to Custer's Seventh Cavalry.
Caleb just can't let Dandy be killed in the Indian wars. So he runs away and wrangles a job in Custer's camp as Dandy's groom. As the wars intensify, Caleb must face the cruel realities of the battlefield and the brutal treatment Custer inflicts on the Indians. Caleb must also make a heart-wrenching decision: whether to stay and remain a part of the merciless bloodbath or to desert his post - and leave Dandy behind forever.


Light on Snow
Light on Snow
Author: Anita Shreve
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/24/2007


back cover - What makes a family? That's what twelve-year-old Nicky Dillon wonders after she and her widowed father discover a wailing abandoned baby in the snow-filled woods near their New Hampshire home. Through the days that follow, the Dillons and the unexpected visitor who soon turns up at their door - a young woman evidently haunted by her own terrible choices - face a thicket of decision, each seeming to carry equal possibilities of heartbreak or redemption.


The Magic of Krynn (Dragonlance Tales, Book 1)
The Magic of Krynn (Dragonlance Tales, Book 1)
Author: Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/28/2006


From the back cover-
Is Raistlin truly dead? The answer lies in the new Dragonlance novella by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, which gazes into the future of Caramon and his mage-son, and into the dark nether-past of Raistlin.


Mara, Daughter of the Nile
Mara, Daughter of the Nile
Author: Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/28/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Very good read. I enjoyed reading it as a teen and rereading it now.

"A compelling story of adventure, romance, and intrigue, set in ancient Egypt."


The Pilot's Wife
The Pilot's Wife
Author: Anita Shreve
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/1/2007


back cover: A pilot's wife is taught to be prepared for the late-night knock at the door. But when Kathryn Lyons receives word that a plane flown by her husband, Jack, has exploded near the coast of Ireland, she confronts the unfathomable -- one startling revelation at a time. Soon drawn into a maelstrom of publicity fueled by rumors that Jack led a secret life, Kathryn sets out to learn who her husband really was, whatever that knowledge might cost. Her search propels this taut, impassioned novel as it movingly explores the question. How well can we ever really know another person?


The Red Tent
The Red Tent
Author: Anita Diamant
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/1/2007


back cover: Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons in the Book of Genesis.
Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood - the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of her mothers - Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilah - the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that are to sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate, immediate connection.


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