Genre: Literary

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Jan 06
Book Review – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Book Review – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer Publisher: Dial Press Date Published: 2008 Genres: Historical, Literary Format: eBook Pages: 278 Rating: Description: “ I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of… Read more »

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Jun 17
Book Review – Winter Sea (Slains #1)

Book Review – Winter Sea (Slains #1)

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley Series: Slains #1 Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark Date Published: December 1st 2010 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Literary, Romance, Time Travel Format: eBook Pages: 536 Rating: Description: New York Times and USA Today Bestseller! Fans of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series will devour this hauntingly beautiful tale of love and time travel by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley. History has all but forgotten… In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now,… Read more »

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Feb 26
Book Review – The Anatomist’s Wife

Book Review – The Anatomist’s Wife

The Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber Series: Lady Darby Mystery #1 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Date Published: 2012 Genres: Historical, Literary, Mystery & Detective, Science Fiction, Women Sleuths Format: Audiobook Pages: 357 Audiobook Length: 11 hours 44 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Heather Wilds Rating: Description: Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister’s estate, finding solace in her passion for painting. But when her hosts throw a house party for the cream of London society, Kiera is unable to hide from the ire of those who believe her to be as unnatural… Read more »

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Feb 24
Book Review – Eight Hundred Grapes

Book Review – Eight Hundred Grapes

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave Publisher: Simon and Schuster Date Published: June 2nd 2015 Genres: Contemporary Women, Literary, Romance Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Rating: Description: There are secrets you share, and secrets you hide….Growing up on her family’s Sonoma vineyard, Georgia Ford learned some important secrets. The secret number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine: eight hundred. The secret ingredient in her mother’s lasagna: chocolate. The secret behind ending a fight: hold hands. But just a week before her wedding, thirty-year-old Georgia discovers her beloved fiancé has been keeping a secret so explosive, it will… Read more »

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Jan 14
Book Review – The Kind Worth Killing

Book Review – The Kind Worth Killing

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson Publisher: HarperCollins Date Published: February 3rd 2015 Genres: Literary, Suspense, Thrillers Format: Audiobook Pages: 320 Audiobook Length: 10 hours 18 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Johnny Heller, Karen White, Kathleen Early, Keith Szarabajka Rating: Description: “Shares a lot of Gone Girl’s hallmarks but cranks up the volume . . . ”—Entertainment Weekly On a flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning Lily Kintner. Over martinis, the strangers play a game in which they reveal intimate details about themselves. But what begins as playful banter between Ted and Lily takes a turn when… Read more »

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Nov 20
Book Review – Persuasion

Book Review – Persuasion

Persuasion by Jane Austen Publisher: Oxford University Press Date Published: Originally Published 1818 Genres: Classics, Literary, Romance Format: Audiobook Pages: 249 Audiobook Length: 8 hours, 47 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Description: Persuasion celebrates romantic constancy in an era of turbulent change. Written as the Napoleonic Wars were ending, the novel examines how a woman can at once remain faithful to her past and still move forward into the future. Anne Elliot seems to have given up on present happiness and has resigned herself to living off her memories. More than seven years earlier she complied with duty: persuaded to… Read more »

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