Book Reviews

Book Review: Miramar Bay by Davis Bunn

Connor Larkin is a talented actor who has worked hard to get where he is today. The only problem is, he has lost himself along the way. His wedding day looms ahead to a woman he doesn’t love, he’s deeply in debt, and he’s stuck playing the part of the bad guy who always dies.… Continue reading Book Review: Miramar Bay by Davis Bunn

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The Language of Sparrows

Book Review:  The Language of Sparrows, by Rachel Pfifer - When artist April Wright and her fifteen-year-old daughter, Sierra, move to Houston, Texas, they are trying to escape a past neither of them can get over. But their pain follows them, and April has no idea how to help her brilliant daughter, who learns languages… Continue reading The Language of Sparrows

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Told You Twice

Told you Twice – Book Review - by Kristen Heitzmann:  Alexis (Exie) Murphy is engaged to the ‘perfect’ man and looks forward to a Grace Evangeline wedding and a happily-ever-after life. She’s willing to give up her talents and the essence of who she is in order to have the stability she craves and to… Continue reading Told You Twice

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Where the River Ends

Book Review:  Where the River Ends, by Charles Martin: Doss Michael's wife is dying of cancer. The only thing left on her bucket list is to take a trip down the St. Mary's River (where Doss spent his childhood) to the sea, and Doss will do anything to make her last days happy. So, the… Continue reading Where the River Ends

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The Rose of Winslow Street

Book Review: The Rose of Winslow Street - by Elizabeth Camden Libby Sawyer and her father return from their summer home and discover that strangers have moved into their house. Widower Mikhail Dobrescu and his family have fled Romania and have come to Colden, Massachusetts to claim the house and property that belonged to his… Continue reading The Rose of Winslow Street

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Painting Kisses

Book Review – Painting Kisses, by Melanie Jacobson After her divorce, famous artist Lia Carswell throws away her brushes, paints, and canvases, and she flees from New York to the mountains of Utah. There she invents a simpler life by changing her name, waitressing in a small diner, and helping to care for her sweet… Continue reading Painting Kisses

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Silhouette in Scarlet

Book Review  --  Silhouette in Scarlet, by Elizabeth Peters Vicky Bliss is bored with her life as an art historian. So when she gets a red rose, a one-way ticket to Stockholm, and a strange message in Latin, Vicky turns detective. She is not sure how to deal with her former lover, the handsome jewel… Continue reading Silhouette in Scarlet

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Storybook Quilts

This weekend we stayed with friends, and I met and got to know Carolyn Colton, a wonderful lady who makes storybook quilts.  Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Carolyn spent most of her life in Maryland and made her living as an attorney.  (To my surprise, she knows my son and daughter-in-law very well.  It… Continue reading Storybook Quilts

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Truth or Dare

Fifteen-year-old Ella Marino is sure that the handsome, popular Alex Bainbridge would never stoop to notice her.  Because of her burn scars, Ella is shy and strives to keep herself invisible in the rich, snobbish Willing High School.  She doesn’t realize how much she has going for her:  she's a very talented artist, she has… Continue reading Truth or Dare

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Drawing Out The Dragons

I picked up this book in the bookstore because I liked the dragon on the front. As I began to read, I discovered that Drawing Out the Dragons was about the personal struggles that James A. Owen went through to become a writer and artist, and the advice he gives to groups of children to… Continue reading Drawing Out The Dragons