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Shoot Him If He Runs - Stuart Woods - 4*

Continuing to follow Holly Baker

Stone Barrington and Holly Barker, Woods's longtime investigative and romantic duo, search for a rogue CIA agent on a beautiful tropical island in this low-voltage thriller. At the request of U.S. President Will Lee, Barrington and Barker travel to the Caribbean island of St. Marks to track down Teddy Fay, an agent-turned-assassin who has been on the loose for years. They find a mix of luxurious beach clubs, corrupt but genial politicians and a shady expatriate community that enjoys the local government's don't-ask-don't-tell approach to foreigners. What they don't find is Fay, a master of disguise and escape. Woods (Fresh Disasters) brings in his usual cast, including Barrington's sidekick Dino Bacchetti and CIA boss Lance Cabot, and spends as much time on fine dining and vacation fun in the sun as he does on the actual mission. The plot smartly picks up momentum toward the end, and a handful of character developments will keep fans eager for the next installment.

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I read "Maybe This Time" by Jennifer Crusie
I'd give it 4 stars. Not her best, definitely a different direction for my favorite writer, but still a very good story.

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When Andie Miller goes to see her ex-husband, North Archer, to return ten years of uncashed alimony checks, he asks for one final favor: A distant cousin has died and left him guardian of two orphans who have driven out three nannies already; will she take the job? Bribed with money and a need for closure, Andie says yes, packs her bags, and heads for Southern Ohio.

But when she meets the two children she realizes things are much worse than she feared. The children aren’t any run-of-the-mill delinquents, the creepy old house where they live is being run by the worst housekeeper since Mrs. Danvers, and something strange is happening at night. Plus, Andie’s fiance thinks it’s a plan by North to get Andie back, and since Andie’s been dreaming about North since she arrived at the house, she’s not sure he isn’t right.

Then her ex-brother-in-law arrives with a duplicitous journalist and a self-doubting parapsychologist, closely followed by an annoyed medium, Andie’s tarot card–reading mother, her avenging ex-mother-in-law, and her jealous fiancé. Just when Andie’s sure things couldn’t get more complicated, North arrives to make her wonder if maybe this time things could be different….

�Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.�


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I read Deadlock by Iris Johansan
I give it 3.5 stars.

" CIA and MI6 operative John Garret is called on a desperate mission to save Emily Hudson, an archeologist and the only survivor of a ruthless massacre. But their may be more to this job than he is being told." (from Google Books) He saves her early in the book and the rest is them trying to catch her captor with a bit of romance thrown in from time to time. A good ride, with exotic locations and interesting characters.

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iron orchid by stuart woods- 3 stars

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Having ditched her Orchid Beach, Fla., police chief post, returning supersleuth Holly Barker opts for a CIA career in Woods's by-the-numbers thriller, the fourth in the Barker series (Blood Orchid). Barely through basic training at a highly regimented CIA "training farm," Barker's class is suddenly enlisted to track down calculating killer (and opera buff) Teddy Fay (first seen in Woods's Capital Crimes). An ex-CIA agent himself, Fay uses insider information to continue assassinating international political figures who also happen to be enemies of the U.S. Barker stakes out the Metropolitan Opera House, and narrowly misses Teddy in disguise in several contrived set pieces. The narrative accelerates from a somewhat sluggish first half when CIA operatives' solid deliberation moves Barker ever closer to nabbing the elusive Fay—who, by the way, lives mere blocks away from her. But Fay dupes the CIA again, with the help of a Santa Claus costume, and assassinates a Saudi prince before vanishing. Woods's latest lacks the urgent plotting and bracing thrills needed to make it truly memorable, and though Barker is a tough, formidable protagonist, the question remains why she, after absconding with over $5.5 million in untraceable drug money, bothers to clock in at all. Only Barker's dog, Daisy the Doberman, knows for sure.

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Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend - Robert James Waller 2*

The Horse Whisperer - Nicholas Evans 5*

One True Thing - Anna Quindlen 6*

Queen - Phil Sutcliffe 3*

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Intent to Kill - James Grippando 3***

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Dark Harbor - Stuart Woods - 4*

I am reading the books with Holly Backer as a character. They skip around some through the Stone Barrington books.

Stone Barrington and Holly Barker, Woods' busiest heroes, pair up again, this yarn finding Stone traveling to Dark Harbor, Maine, after his cousin, Dick Stone, and his family are found murdered at their house. The local police think it was a murder-suicide, but when Stone learns from his CIA contact, Lance Cabot, that Dick was working covertly for the CIA and had just received a big promotion, Stone decides to look into matters himself. Accompanied by Lance, Holly, and Dino Bacchetti, his trusted former NYPD partner, Stone heads up to Maine. When he gets there, he's greeted by Dick's brother, Caleb, who is none too pleased to learn that Dick has cut him out of his will. The more Stone examines Dick's house and learns about his life, the less convinced Stone is that Dick killed his family and himself. When a teenage girl who was Dick's daughter's good friend and two women are murdered, Stone believes a serial killer may be operating in the quiet Maine town. Stone's worries increase exponentially when Holly disappears after going out jogging, and Stone fears Holly may be the killer's next victim. Fast pacing and an involving mystery make Woods' latest novel his best in quite a while.

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kisscut by karin slaughter- 4 stars

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When police chief Jeffrey Tolliver responds to a disturbance at a local skating rink, the last thing he expects is to have to shoot a 13-year-old girl who's holding a gun on a fellow student. Then Jenny Deaver's autopsy reveals two stunning facts: she did not bear the murdered newborn discovered in the rink's restroom, and she had recently been genitally mutilated. With his ex-wife, pediatrician Sara Linton, Jeffrey uncovers a child sex and pornography ring involving Jenny, her classmates, and their mothers--a horrific enterprise that culminated in the killing that Tolliver will never be able to forget. This taut, chilling thriller showcases Karin Slaughter's skill at plotting, pace, and narrative, and will linger in the reader's mind long after the stunning denouement. This is a terrific sequel to her debut, Blindsighted, with two protagonists whose complex relationship will no doubt be a featured subplot in her next offering.

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I had the same thought about Freedom- yes, I think it must have been in The New Yorker.

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Hothouse Orchid - Stuart Woods - 4#

Enjoyable and quick reads.

Bestseller Woods piles on the coincidences in his modestly entertaining fifth thriller to feature CIA agent Holly Barker (after Iron Orchid). When Holly returns home to Orchid Beach, Fla., where she was once chief of police, she's reunited with both welcome and unwelcome figures from her past. Renegade ex-CIA agent Teddy Fay, sporting a new identity, has chosen to settle in nearby Vero Beach. Lauren Cade, a former military comrade, is now a sergeant with the Florida State Patrol. Holly is shocked to learn that James Bruno, her former commanding officer who was tried and acquitted of raping Lauren and who once tried to rape Holly herself, is Orchid Beach's new police chief. Holly's not so shocked to learn that a serial killer and rapist is at work in the area. Woods glibly lets the reader stay well ahead of the legal posse tracking the killer while still keeping a card or two up his sleeve. Playful dialogue and romantic sexual escapades lighten the atmosphere.

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28) Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man by Marie Conway Oemler 3 stars

This book was written in the early 1900's, close enough to the end of the Civil War to have a minor character that was a Confederate veteran. I'm not sure of the actual date it's set.

Set in Appleboro, SC, narrated by Father Armand De Rance. Slippy McGee was a great thief, but he fell off and under a train. His leg was severely injured Father De Rance and the town physician saved his life by cutting it off. Ranting and cursing against his fate, he claims to be John Flint, and eventually becomes resigned to his fate. The priest is a butterfly collector. "John" begins to learn about butterflies and collecting them, becoming known to the town as the Butterfly Man.

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Anybody reading the new franzen -- Freedom?? First 2 chapters are familiar -- New Yorker??

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I'm just finishing up a great nonfiction book called Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford. It's very readable and just packed with things I didn't know about how influential Genghis and his ancestors were. I highly recommend it!

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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet-Jamie Ford-6 stars

The containment of Japanese-Americans during WW2 is such a black mark on immigration policy. Many were naturalized citizens. Henry and Keiko are scholarshipped students in a prestigious Seattle school. One is Chinese and one is Japanese. Henry's father hates the Japanese; but Henry falls in love with Keiko. Even though they are very young they are truly soul mates. In a short amount of time their world is rocked and changed as the entire Japanese community is confined to Camp Harmony. 1942-45 events are retold and relived by Henry and his son Marty and his fiancé, Samantha are enlightened in 1986 with Henry's forays into the Hotel Panama's basement. They uncover feelings still fresh.

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25) My Best Friends Have Hairy Legs by Cierra Rantoul
3 stars

biographical book by Ms. Rantoul - the title came from a Humane Society T shirt. Ms Rantoul tells how the love and support of her furred companions helped her escape abusive marriages and become stronger.

26) The Glades by Clifton Campbell 3 stars

The shooting script of the series now on A&E. Easy to read, tho. Jim Longworth is a homicide cop from Chicago - relocated in Palm Glades, Florida after being wounded (his captain thought Jim was sleeping with his wife, and shot him). He wants to enjoy the sun and play golf, but he gets pulled into homicides.

27) I'm counting 2 novellas and a one chapter sample as one book here. Is that OK?

That One Night In Vegas by Brindle Chase 1 star

More of a novella - a married couple and a lap dancer get it on - porn. Waste of time. It was a free download from Barnes & Noble

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Steve Hockensmith 1 star

My fault, I didn't notice it was just chapter 1 as a free B&N download. The dead man at a funeral opens his eyes and sits up.


Cain's Apples by Bryan Lee 2 stars
Another free B&N download. A man buys apples from a roadside stand - the seller tells him the name of the apples - which is the same name as his brutish boss. Family eats apples, boss dies. Repeat with crotchety neighbor.

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I'm new to this team and I absolutely love Anchee Min...haven't looked for her in a while, but will definitely look for "Pearl of China." Red Azelea was brillant! Thanks!

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The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright 6 stars

(Are there possibly 7 stars for super stories?)

I read this in 3 days. I absolutely loved it. The story begins with a husband and wife both dying the same evening. The story revolves around the notes and letters he wrote to her from the evening of their wedding to the night they died. The rest of the story is the interplay of their family members and friends, the information in the letters, and how they deal with it. It is a very emotional and moving story.

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Iron Orchid - Stuart Woods - 4*

I don't agree with everything in this review. I enjoyed the story and the insight into training.

As Woods' three different contemporary crime series evolve, their story-lines begin to converge. His latest thriller brings them even closer, when former Orchid Beach police chief Holly Barker leaves her home in Florida to travel to Langley, Virginia, where she begins her training as a CIA officer. At the same time, assassin Teddy Fay, who previously capped several right-wing politicians, has decided to turn his sites on Middle Eastern diplomats with terrorist ties. While Holly completes her training, Fay begins taking out diplomats, leading to political headaches for President Will Lee, as the suspicions mount that the CIA might be responsible for the assassinations. Holly's training is cut short when the CIA decides to place her on a special team sent in to track down Fay, who is such a master of disguise that he manages to elude Holly after spending an evening with her at the opera. Alas, Woods' most charismatic hero, Stone Barrington, makes only a brief appearance and Holly loses much of her sparkle away from the Florida sun. Too much CIA training and a bland villain make this a lackluster outing.

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Great new book: "After the Diagnosis:Transcending Disease" by Julian Seifter and his wife Betsy -- it applies to chronic overeating disorders as well as other diseases and is inspirational!

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Last night I finished reading Ill Wind by Rachel Cain. It was a different kind of supernatural science-fiction/fantasy book for me, in which there are people who are Earth, Weather, or Fire Wardens, and they have some power over these elements. The ending left me going a little bit "...huh?", but I'm curious to see how the author handled this in the subsequent books, so I may give book 2 a try.

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2 more by Jane Heller - fluffy comedies

23) An Ex to Grind 3 stars
Melanie Banks divorced her ex-football jock, Dan when he blew out a knee, lost his football job, and turned into a couch potato for years. Now, she's paying him alimony, he's got the fancy apartment, and they're sharing custody of the dog. If he co-habitates for 90 days, she's off the money hook. Mel uses Desiree, a matchmaker, to set Dan up with the perfect woman. Leah turns Dan around - he stops hanging out with his drinking buddies, becomes nicer to Mel, and actually interviews for coaching jobs (something Mel had wanted him to do). Wait, now he's the wonderful, warm, funny guy Mel fell in love with...

24) Some Nerve 4 stars
Ann Roth is a reporter for a celebrity magazine in LA. She's told to interview The Get, Malcolm Goddard, a notoriously interview shy (he HATES reporters) movie star. She tricks him into an interview, but he picks the place - his private plane - and she's severely afraid of flying. She loses the interview, and her job. Ann goes back to Missouri to lick her wounds. In a huge coincidence, Malcolm checks in to the local hospital under an assumed name. Ann gets a job as a volunteer, so she can sneak an interview. Love ensues... betrayal... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STRANGER IN PARADISE by robert b parker- 3 stars

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Jesse Stone trades quips with his deputies, Suitcase Simpson and Molly Crane; struggles with his relationship with his ex-wife, Jenn; and grapples with a criminal's return in bestseller Parker's sizzling seventh novel to feature the Paradise, Mass., police chief (after 2007's High Profile). Ex-con Wilson Crow Cromartie, who claims to be Apache and who eluded the police after a shootout 10 years earlier in Trouble in Paradise (1998), wants Stone not to interfere in his search for someone in Massachusetts. A Florida mob bigwig, Louis Francisco, has hired Crow to kill his ex-wife and kidnap his 14-year-old daughter, Amber, but Crow has a policy of not harming women. In the end, Stone does more than leave Crow alone; he decides to make sure Amber, who's involved with a Latino gang, gets a chance, however slim, to overcome the odds stacked against her. Stone and Crow make an appealing odd couple as they first warily size each other up then become grudging allies in the pursuit of justice.

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Reckless Abandon - Stuart Woods - 4*

Combining characters from two different stories. I'm enjoying these books although I had never heard of this author before seeing a review here earlier this month.

It's double the pleasure and double the fun as Woods brings series character Holly Barker, chief of the Orchid Beach, Fla., police department (of Orchid Blues, etc.), onstage to co-star with PI Stone Barrington (of Dirty Work, etc.) in his latest adventure. Holly's come to New York hot on the trail of Trini Rodriguez, a bad guy she thought she'd stabbed to death in an earlier adventure. He's currently wanted for (among other things) blowing up a dozen people by hiding bombs in the caskets of two of his earlier victims and detonating them at the funeral. But finding him won't be so simple: he's been placed in the FBI Witness Protection Program and is working with the Feds and the CIA to catch an Arab terrorist group trying to employ the Mafia in a money-laundering scheme. Shortly after Holly takes up residence in Stone's guest room, the two of them are hip deep in the dangerous caseâ€"and likewise each other. They go at it so often it's hard to say what's going to kill Stone first: the Mafia, Arab terrorists or the athletic, all-night sex. Cross-pollinating all these characters from various books makes for some heavy-handed background exposition at times, but readers with no previous experience will still enjoy this amusing, full-throttle sex and crime romp. Stone's ex-partner and best pal, Dino Bachetti, head of the detective squad at the 19th precinct, sums up Stone's appeal, and that of the entire series, when he says of his friend: "Wherever you go, people drop dead, and women take off their underwear." That's it in a nutshell.


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Blood Orchid - Stuart Woods - 4*

I am following the new entry into a series - Holly Baker and her adventures as police chief of Orchid Beach FL.

In Woods's 24th novel-his third in the Holly Barker series (after Orchid Blues)-the prolific bestselling novelist revisits savvy, sexy ex-MP officer (and her dog, Daisy), now police chief of the small Florida east coast town of Orchid Beach. As the fast-paced but fluffy and rather predictable thriller begins, two out of three Miami bidders for a glitzy, gated residential complex with golf course are shot and killed. The third bidder, orchid fancier Ed Shine, a former New York real estate mogul and new resident of Orchid Beach, narrowly escapes the same fate. Shine renames his newly acquired property Blood Orchid, after an exotic hybrid blossom he has developed-a name that seems gruesomely prophetic when it turns out that the Miami mob may be involved with the property. Meanwhile, Barker, investigating the case and trying to discover who is bugging her beach house, spots the intruder's van from the plane of her flying instructor, Ginny (who is also her dad Ham's new bedmate). The two women make an emergency landing on the beach and scare the perp away, but his body is soon found floating in the Indian River. The trail leads to a shifty Cuban locksmith in Fort Lauderdale and the late intruder's fiance‚. Enter a Miami restaurateur with mob ties, and corpses pile up as the plot thickens.

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blood orchid by stuart woods 4 stars

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In Woods's 24th novel-his third in the Holly Barker series (after Orchid Blues)-the prolific bestselling novelist revisits savvy, sexy ex-MP officer (and her dog, Daisy), now police chief of the small Florida east coast town of Orchid Beach. As the fast-paced but fluffy and rather predictable thriller begins, two out of three Miami bidders for a glitzy, gated residential complex with golf course are shot and killed. The third bidder, orchid fancier Ed Shine, a former New York real estate mogul and new resident of Orchid Beach, narrowly escapes the same fate. Shine renames his newly acquired property Blood Orchid, after an exotic hybrid blossom he has developed-a name that seems gruesomely prophetic when it turns out that the Miami mob may be involved with the property. Meanwhile, Barker, investigating the case and trying to discover who is bugging her beach house, spots the intruder's van from the plane of her flying instructor, Ginny (who is also her dad Ham's new bedmate). The two women make an emergency landing on the beach and scare the perp away, but his body is soon found floating in the Indian River. The trail leads to a shifty Cuban locksmith in Fort Lauderdale and the late intruder's fiance‚. Enter a Miami restaurateur with mob ties, and corpses pile up as the plot thickens. Woods writes strong action scenes, but his usual flair for tight, creative plotting is sadly missed here.


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act of revenge by robert tanenbaum- 4 stars

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Veteran author Tanenbaum (Reckless Endangerment) pens a lethal family outing for series protagonist Butch Karp, his vigilante wife, Marlene Ciampi, and their linguistic prodigy daughter, Lucy, in this take-no-prisoners tale of mob violence, Asian incursion and political corruption that spans decades. All become embroiled in a labyrinth of interconnected plot lines and intersecting lives during an Asian gangsters plan to take over Italian mob turf in Little Italy next to Chinatown. Chief Assistant District Attorney Karps team is stumped when the usual mob suspects dont pan out in the killing of Eddie Catalano, a capo for Big Sally Bollano, don of the Mafia crime family, but he has bigger problems when two Hong Kong triad biggies are murdered in Chinatown. Karps daughter, Lucy, witnesses the killings, but refuses to talk because it would endanger the Chinese family she grew up with. Pressure mounts when Lucy is roughed up by Vietnamese goons before being saved by the mysterious Tran, Marlenes devoted Vietnamese muscle. Meanwhile, Marlene is hired by the wife of Little Sally Bollano, nutcase son of the mob boss, to prove that her fathers suicide when she was 16 was really murdera job that twists into the Chinatown killings, ignites the Bollano family, exposes a corrupt judge and almost costs Marlene her life. The closed society of Chinatown proves a formidable barrier to police probes and only Lucy and Tran can make headway and flush the killer when attacks on the Karp family get starkly personal. Former New York City homicide chief and trial attorney Tanenbaum has crafted a believably twisted gem of a gangster tale with visceral action and smooth comic relief in a technicolor, Big Apple setting that waxes nostalgic for the gentleman killers of yesteryear. Lucy is an engaging adolescent addition and Karps quirky extended family provides enough depth for years of sequels.

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Two additional shorter novels by Vivian Arend

Tidal Wave: Forces of Nature 1 - 4*
Whirlpool: Forces of Nature 2 - 4*

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Orchid Blues - Stuart Woods - 4*

This second thriller in the series Woods inaugurated with Orchid Beach starts with a bang a literal one. While series heroine Holly Barker, a former military police commander turned police chief of smalltown Orchid Beach, Fla., waits at the local courthouse to marry lawyer Jackson Oxenhandler, her fianc‚ gets himself killed in a shoot-out at Orchid Beach's bank. Once past this shocker of an opening, the thrills quickly deflate. Holly stifles a few sobs, gets back into uniform and sets off to track down the gunmen, a gang of highly organized robbers who planned to heist $4 million in payroll cash. It soon becomes clear that they aren't ordinary robbers, however, appearing to have some connection to a weird little town in a neighboring county, where the average resident is white, male and a gun nut. In the course of his meandering tale, Woods deepens his portraits of Holly and her father, Ham, a retired army noncom, and dog lovers should enjoy the antics of Daisy, the Doberman diva who is Holly's constant companion. Stone Barrington, the cop-turned-lawyer from such Woods bestsellers as L.A. Dead, makes a couple of important cameo appearances.

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22) Nocturnal - a collection of 4 stories by Jacquelyn Frank, Kate Douglas, Jess Haines, and Clare Willis - overall, 3 stars

Ms Frank seems to be introducing new characters for a series - forced evolution of a species of humans (sexually explicit). Ms. Douglas brings in Lemurians fighting demons on Earth (also hot sex). Ms. Haines involves what seems to be continuing characters of a human PI, a vampire, and a mage. Ms. Willis's story ends without resolution.

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The Prairie In Her Eyes by Ann Daum

This is a collection of essays about the life of a female rancher in South Dakota, from about the mid 70's to present day. Ms. Daum tells us stories of her childhood on her father's ranch, and later as an adult, when she returns home to take over managing the ranch and raising horses after her father's medical problems leave him unable to do so.

It's a beautifully written book about life on the prairie, but it was a very harsh life at times. It was disturbing to me to read about the cruelty towards the animals, both horses and cattle, and wild animals also such as coyotes. I had a really hard time reading about her father drowning puppies when she was a little girl; I can't hold that against the author, since she was only a little girl at the time, but it made me lose respect for her father.

But aside from the cruelty, she really captures the feeling about the way of life on ranch in the West, and her writing feels like it comes from the heart.

I would have rated this book higher, however, if it were not for the puppy incident. I just have a very hard time reading about cruelty to animals.



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The Blood of the Lambs by Kamal Saleem (not his real name) TRUE STORY.

Has anyone ever read this book? I just got it and am only on the first few chapters but those have been revealing and reconfirming.

This man a was a terrorist then converted to Christianity and eventually married an American. Apparently, he's been speaking to groups in the US & Europe and has been targeted for it by the terrorists for being a traitor. However, he emphasis how the American people are "sleeping through an invasion that has already started." He also calls Islam an cancer. Very interesting.

Here are a couple of excerpts:

"...empowered by the Muslim Brotherhood and the PLO, I had come to America. From the Koranic teaching of my youth, I knew that by infiltrating the American education system, overrunning its universitites and jails, and swarming its poor neighborhoods, my jihadist brothers and I could usher in UMMA - one world under Islam. It would be, as Americans like to say, 'a piece of cake.'"

"I came to realize that the strength of the American people and the infrastructure is also its weakness. An open society with constitutionally protected freedom of speech and religion, which prides itself on its embrace of foreign cultures, was the perfect place to teach a message of hatred in broad daylight."

Even his mother taught him to hate infidels. "So you see, my sons, even the most sinful man is able to redeem himself with one drop of an infidel's blood."

He goes on to explain that without shedding infidel blood, once dead, the Muslim has to plead with Allah to save him from Hell.

"The idea, I had learned, was to take as many infedels with you as you could." (on a suicide mission) "The first drop of infidel's blood you shed, you can provide atonement for seventy of your loved ones."

His mother read to him as a child the Sura 9:5 "which teaches that infidels do not deserve to live. Fight and slay the pagans where you find them....If you kill a Jew, on the day of judgment your right hand will light up before the throne of Allah, and all his heavenly host will celebrate."

"Killing infidels is one of the ways Allah would open heaven for us...the more infidels we killed, the better our chances to move quickly from punishment to paradise. 'It is the duty, (his mother told him) of the faithful to punish and harass the Jews and Christians, who are thieves and traitors to Islam. They are cursed as monkeys and pigs, and their spirits are unclean. It is in the Book."


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What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell 3.5 stars

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"Vanishing Acts" by Jodi Picoult

I like reading her books...but there is always an earth shaking problem to over come in each of her books. So I cannot read too many at one time. Picoult's books are similar to Nichols Sparks.
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Book 5 of Sept.: Swept Aside by Sharon Sala

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It was the final book in the Storm Front trilogy from her. It was an okay series, but not one of my favorites.

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3. "Dancing in the Dark" by Mary Jane Clark

*** 3 stars

mystery set in ocean grove nj...news correspondent Diane is investigating a story where a local girl was kidnapped and later found 3 days later. there are some who think she is crying "wolf". Diane investigates.

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Little Bee by Chris Cleave 5 stars

The cover says--We don't want to tell you what happens in this book but, nevertheless, you need to know enough---so

This is the story of two women. Their lives collide one fateful day, and one of them has to make a terrible choice, the kind of choice we hope you never have to face. Two years later they meet again and the story starts there. . .

And that's all I am telling you other than it is a great story.



Beloved by Toni Morrison 6 stars

Anyone who watches Oprah should be well aquainted with the story of the ghost who returns to be with her mother and sister. It is a very interesting story of Black life following the end of the American civil war. Very touching.


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"Pearl of China" by Anchee Min ****

In the Southern Chinese village of Chin-kiang Willow, daughter of a destitute peasant, becomes best friends with Pearl, daughter of a zealous American missionary. For the rest of their lives, the two women laughed, studied, played, and taught together,and considered themselves inseparable. Willow grows up and marries Chairman Mao's propaganda minister and Pearl becomes the noted author Pearl Buck. Through two world wars, the Chinese Civil War, the Cultural Revolution, and the Nixon/Kissinger resumption of relations, Willow and Pearl stay connected - even after Pearl is expelled from the country and Willow is imprisoned for her refusal to denounce her friend. Ambitious account that humanizes an icon.

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Four Stories by Vivian Arend

Wolf Signs - 4.5*
wolf Flight - 3.5*
Wolf Games - 4.5*
Stormchild - 4*

These are all shapeshifter stories with a heavy erotic flavor.

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Orchid Beach - Stuart Woods - 4*

A new author for me, based on a review here of another of his books in this series.

Talk about a bad first day. Major Holly Barker thought she was getting out of a mess when she left the army. She'd been sexually harassed by her superior, but the exigencies of the military legal system wound up wrecking her career. Orchid Beach seemed like the perfect place to start over. Though Chief Marley, an old family friend, was worried about some local increases in the drug trade, the Florida barrier island was not a crime mecca. As the new deputy police chief, Holly would be stepping on the toes of a few Orchid Beach P.D. regulars who were being overlooked for the job, but she would prove her worth in short order. After installing her trailer in Riverview, though, the bad news started to flood the Beach. The chief was found along the side of highway A1A with a bullet through the head, and his closest friend just had his skull blown apart with the chief's shotgun. Now, Holly is the acting chief in a town she hardly knows and with a police force that's full of animosity towards its newly minted leader. Just about the only consolation is that Holly has inherited Daisy, a Doberman who's about the best and most faithful friend a troubled gal could ask for; Daisy's a fierce defender of her master and she knows how to retrieve a beer on command.
Holly is a new character for Stuart Woods, and the author wastes no time getting readers into the thick of the mystery. This means that character takes a bit of a back seat to plotting in Orchid Beach, but with a mystery this fast-paced, the tradeoff is worthwhile.


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the night gardener by george pelecanos- 5 stars

love this guy's books, can't believe i haven't read them before!

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Starred Review. Pelecanos (Drama City) delivers a dignified, character-driven epic that succeeds as both literary novel and page-turner. In 1985, the body of a 14-year-old girl turns up in a Washington, D.C., park, the latest in a series of murders by a killer the media dub "The Night Gardener." T.C. Cook, the aging detective on the case, works with a quiet, almost monomaniacal, focus. Also involved are two young uniformed cops, Gus Ramone, who's diligent, conscientious and unimpressed by heroics, and Dan "Doc" Holiday, an adrenaline junkie who's decidedly less straight. Fast forward 20 years. Detective Ramone, now married with kids of his own, investigates the murder of one of his teenage son's friends. The homicide closely resembles the earlier unsolved Night Gardener murders. Holiday, now an alcoholic chauffeur and bodyguard, follows the case on his own and tracks down Cook, long retired but still obsessed with the original murders. While the three work together toward a suspenseful ending, Pelecanos emphasizes the fallacy of "solving" a murder and explores the ripple effects of violent crime on society.

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under the lake by stuart woods- 3 stars

weird......not usual for him- or me- but it did end good

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The Edgar Award-winning author of Chiefs (basis of a TV miniseries) and the bestselling Deep Lie now offers a highly readable if somewhat overheated thriller-cum-gothic that includes murder, drug smuggling, faith healing, hallucinations, revenants and incest. A one-time ace reporter rents a cabin in a backwoods Georgia town, then stumbles upon and determines to solve the town mystery, which involves a seemingly affable sheriff, an autocratic town father and an incest-ridden family whose once-prosperous farm now lies under a lake. He joins forces with a plucky female reporter bent on proving that the sheriff is "dirty," and there's never a dull moment as the story surges toward its exciting climax. The conclusion is a little too far-fetchedbut by that time readers have had more than their money's worth.

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19) Tailspin by Catherine Coulter 4 stars.
FBI agents Savich & Sherlock's friend and fellow agent, Jack, is literally blown out of the air and barely manages a plane crash. Rachael Abbott has just survived an attempt on her life - she sees the crash and helps Jack and his passenger. Soon, all of the agents are involved in solving the 2 cases.

20) Born to Bite, An Argeneau Novel by Lynsay Sands 3 stars Continuing the Argeneau vampire series, with rogue vampire hunter Eshe finding her lifemate in suspected serial wife killer Armand - is this trouble or what? (note: some hot sex here - not recmmended for younger readers)

21) A Woman Named Smith by Marie Conway Oemler 3 stars
A period piece, set in South Carolina in the early 1900s (from what I could figure). Sophy Smith has inherited an old house in Hyndsville, SC, with the provisions she cannt sell it, and must live in it. She and her friend, Alicia, leave New York and move into the house. The house is haunted by old family disasters, missing jewelry, etc.

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I got an ARC of "After the Falls" so I went back and read "Too Close to the Falls" first. Both are memoirs, first her life up to age 12 (WHO has enough going on that early to write a whole book about it?) and the second was 13 thru college. She had a very untraditional home life (she was working full time at age 4 in her dad's pharmacy) and an engaging writing style. Both were enjoyable, however teh second book (After the Falls) was darker than the first.

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I just finished reading "The Mercy of Thin Air" which was incredibly sad but also a very interesting series of stories. The author did her research for the part of the story that takes place in the 20's.

I'm also in the middle of "Nanny Diaries" and I can't figure out why I keep reading, the mother in the book makes me so angry!

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Mini Shopaholic-Sophie Kinsella-3 stars

I am tiring of Becky's immaturity. Don't kid yourself this isn't a book about Minnie. Becky is a maxi problem.

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I'm reading the new Jonathan Franzen, Freedom,
BUT the first two chapters are completely FAMILIAR to me? Were they pre-published in the New Yorker?? Any body know??

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I am currently re-reading all the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris...easy, fun read for Summer nights.

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Book 4 of Sept.: Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts

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This is the third book in the Bride Quartet series and it was wonderful. It is a great series, but this was by far the best book so far. The last book comes out in Nov. 2010.

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This is a big change of pace from "War".

A Scattered Life by Karen McQuestion 3.5*

This was a good story of a woman, her best friend, and her mother in law.
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