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The Abalone Ukulele: A Tale of Far Eastern Intrigue

The Abalone Ukulele: A Tale of Far Eastern Intrigue

by R L Crossland

Testing mettle in pursuit of metal

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5out of 5 by Richard 2 hours ago

Intersectionality being all the current rage, R.L. Crossland's whimsically titled adventure yarn The Abalone Ukelele √?∆'√?¬Ę√?¬Ę√Ę‚?¨Ň°√?¬¨" A Tale Of Far Eastern Intrigue hits a number of strands, ... More

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The Nanny and the Nerd

The Nanny and the Nerd

by Krista Sandor

Loved this nanny/nerd duo and their shenanigans!

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5out of 5 by carvanz 23 hours ago

Give me a hot nerdy hero any day! Add a heroine who's a bit IT illiterate and the nerdy guy's nanny to boot, and I'm all in! Once I started I could not stop!

Penny's got some real life struggles ... More

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A Deadly Deletion

A Deadly Deletion

by Lorna Barrett

A hectic whodunit

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4out of 5 by Kristina 1 day ago

A Deadly Deletion by Lorna Barrett takes readers back to Stoneham, New Hampshire to the town full of bookshops. This is an eventful cozy mystery. I loved all the action that kept me wondering what ... More

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An Amish Flower Farm: An Uplifting Romance from Hallmark Publishing

An Amish Flower Farm: An Uplifting Romance from Hallmark Publishing

by Mindy Steele

A charming Amish tale!

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4out of 5 by Kristina 1 day ago

An Amish Flower Farm by Mindy Steele is a sweet Amish tale. I was quickly drawn into the story, and I was up late finishing this heartwarming novel. I thought An Amish Flower Farm was well-written ... More

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Courting His Amish Wife

Courting His Amish Wife

by Emma Miller

A Sweet Amish Tale!

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4out of 5 by Kristina 1 day ago

Courting His Amish Wife by Emma Miller is a sweet uplifting tale. Eve√Ę‚?¨‚?Ęs story has a tragic beginning. Her stern father gives her a choice of marrying a man who attacked her or be forced to ... More

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Hester Street

Hester Street

directed by Joan Micklin Silver
Steven Keats, Carol Kane, Mel Howard, Dorrie Kavanaugh, Doris Roberts

A Story that will melt your heart

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5out of 5 by Virginia G 1 day ago

A most excellent film that centers around the Americanization of an innocent Jewish bride.She overcomes heartache and turns it into a tale of triumph. More

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What's So Great about Silent E?: The Thoughts of Sunnie Rae

What's So Great about Silent E?: The Thoughts of Sunnie Rae

by Deanna T Thompson, Sunnie R Thompson (Illustrator)

Literary Titan

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5out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 1 day ago

What's So Great About Silent E? is an entertaining children√Ę‚?¨‚?Ęs book that teaches readers about the importance of silent E and provides various fun examples of how silent E modifies words. Every ... More

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Smut: A Standalone Romantic Comedy

Smut: A Standalone Romantic Comedy

by Karina Halle

Great Book!

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5out of 5 by Kristen 1 day ago

This book had such a fun concept behind it. I loved the characters right away. Blake was perfect. I can't wait to read more of this authors books. More

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Inconvenient Wife

Inconvenient Wife

by Natasha Boyd

Great Book

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5out of 5 by Kristen 1 day ago

This was a great book. I really enjoyed Beau's book. I love best friend romances and this one didn't disappoint. I wish there were more books in the series though!! More

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The New Guy

The New Guy

by Kathryn Freeman

Funny!

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4out of 5 by Kristen 1 day ago

I enjoyed this book! I don√Ę‚?¨‚?Ęt normally read British Rom Coms, so it was a nice change of pace. I will be checking out the authors other books! More

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Moonchild: Voyage of the Lost and Found

Moonchild: Voyage of the Lost and Found

by Aisha Bushby, Rachael Dean (Illustrator)

Just ok

3out of 5 by Kristen 1 day ago

This book was just ok to me. I loved the cover, which is what drew me to read the book. The book was pretty slow at first, then felt rushed. More

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Truly Devious: A Mystery

Truly Devious: A Mystery

by Maureen Johnson

Interesting

4out of 5 by Kristen 1 day ago

I liked this book! It had an interesting premise, I really liked the boarding school and all that went into living there. That was cool. The mystery part of the story was a big drawn out and slow, ... More

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Swords Of Deception: A Sword Of Deception Novel

Swords Of Deception: A Sword Of Deception Novel

by Rowan Staeffler

Literary Titan

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4out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 1 day ago

Swords of Deception by Rowan Staeffler is a gripping fantasy novel revolving around Ellemar Vancel, who has been living her life as a hostage for almost three years, with permission to move only ... More

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A Fatal Footnote

A Fatal Footnote

by Margaret Loudon

A cute cozy mystery

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3out of 5 by Kristina 2 days ago

A Fatal Footnote by Margaret Loudon has Penelope Parish attending the wedding of American author Charlotte Davenport and Arthur Worthington, the Duke of Upper Chumley-on-Stoke. It is a lavish ... More

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Elmer & Virginia: A World War II Romance in Letters

Elmer & Virginia: A World War II Romance in Letters

by John Odell

Literary Titan

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5out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 2 days ago

Elmer & Virginia by John Odell is an emotional and illuminating memoir of two young people in love, but forever changed by World War II. Their personal story is told through a compilation of letters ... More

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Chatroom with a View

Chatroom with a View

by Glenn Maynard

Chatroom with a View---Reviewed by Jerricka

5out of 5 by Jerricka 2 days ago

This book was entertaining. I enjoyed reading it from the beginning to the end. Honestly I was expecting something more along the lines of true crime. But this book was very gripping in a creepy, ... More

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The D Word: 12 Steps to Diversity Recovery

The D Word: 12 Steps to Diversity Recovery

by Susan McCuistion

Literary Titan

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5out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 2 days ago

The D Word: 12 Steps to Diversity Recovery is a book that will make you appreciate everyone√Ę‚?¨‚?Ęs background, and understand that it is ok to be different. Susan McCuistion writes extensively ... More

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Ariessy of Midgard: A Norse Myth Retelling, Urban Fantasy

Ariessy of Midgard: A Norse Myth Retelling, Urban Fantasy

by L B Arthur

Literary Titan

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4out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 2 days ago

Ariessy was just shy of her 18th birthday and navigating life with more challenges than the average teenager. She was a Seivar, a race of magical beings who existed to protect Mother Earth, working ... More

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The Staircase

The Staircase

directed by Karen Arthur
Barbara Hershey, William Petersen, Diane Ladd

Don't Miss This One!

5out of 5 by Richard N 2 days ago

Based upon actual events. Heart-breakingly beautiful photography and musical score. Fine performances all around. For all ages, although knowledge of the Scriptures is helpful in "getting" all the ... More

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Harvey the Hippo: A Tale of Good Food Choices

Harvey the Hippo: A Tale of Good Food Choices

by Abby Pete, Leslie Pontz (Illustrator)

Such a lovely colorful book for children to follow

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4out of 5 by sharon m 3 days ago

Such a lovely colorful book for children to follow the story of Harvey the Hippo. Harvey lives in a zoo with his family and friends and LOVES his food so much. So much so that he actually balloons ... More

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A Good Day for Chardonnay

A Good Day for Chardonnay

by Darynda Jones

Love this quirky fun cast of characters!

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5out of 5 by carvanz 3 days ago

I love absolutely every quirky, fun, and bizarre character in Del Sol. This is the type of place I wish I had grown up in. Seeing as that opportunity is long past, and it being fictional making it an ... More

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A Celtic Model of Ministry: The Reawakening of Community Spirituality

A Celtic Model of Ministry: The Reawakening of Community Spirituality

by Jerry C Doherty

Derivative and thin

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2out of 5 by Joel W 3 days ago

After reading the books by George Hunter and John Finney on Celtic evangelism, I was eager for more. This is based on the author's 1998 dissertation at Seabury-Western Seminary. While there are some ... More

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The Perfect Father: 'compulsively readable and with an ending you will not see coming' WOMAN & HOME

The Perfect Father: 'compulsively readable and with an ending you will not see coming' WOMAN & HOME

by Charlotte Duckworth

A Must Read

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5out of 5 by Denise 3 days ago

This book was really good! I was very into the book and didn√Ę‚?¨‚?Ęt want to put it down. I was surprised at some of the twists! I would definitely recommend this book! More

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