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Book List for April 2018

Sorry this is late! Here are my top books for April 2018.                     All these books are worth reading again, but the top four books are exceptional: The Little White Horse -- Elizabeth Goudge -- Children's, Christian fiction -- An incredible book with so many layers. I… Continue reading Book List for April 2018

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I Eat Books

I eat books. For breakfast, along with my cereal, fruit, and milk, I eat the bread of life found in the scriptures. For lunch, along with a peanut butter and jam sandwich, I’ll add a chapter or so of Harry Potter, or perhaps a chunk of the Dead Sea Scrolls (in English). Afternoons, I need… Continue reading I Eat Books

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Double Play: A Novel of Magic

My book is coming out soon.  Go to Goodreads and add it to your To-Read list! Thanks! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23566875-double-play Excerpt from Double Play:  A Novel of Magic - by Carol Nicolas Someone slid into the seat across from me. “Sorry I’m late.” I looked up and froze. The magician smiled at me. “Surprise.” For a moment… Continue reading Double Play: A Novel of Magic

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Eleanor

Book Review:  Eleanor (Book 1 of The Unseen) -- by Johnny Worthen Wow! I picked up this book and couldn’t put it down. It was amazing.  Eleanor definitely gets five stars! For ten years Eleanor has hidden what she is by blending into the crowd, never doing anything outstandingly better or noticeably worse. But now… Continue reading Eleanor

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Whispers of Hope

Book Review -- Whispers of Hope, by Marcie Anne Jenson Dennie and Thes, orphans from Chile, are adopted by an American LDS couple, and for many years all seems well. But Thes is haunted by his painful past, and when he dies mysteriously, his family is devastated. Dennie’s conscience is burning a hole in her… Continue reading Whispers of Hope

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Glimmer of Hope

Book Review -- Glimmer of Hope, by Sarah M. Eden Abandoned by her husband, Miranda Harford flees to his English country estate where she struggles with health problems and a broken heart for three long years. When her politically successful, wealthy husband, Carter, shows up at the estate to throw a holiday party, he and… Continue reading Glimmer of Hope

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The Time Between

I know I keep saying that I just read this great book, but this one really does top the list.  The Time Between, by Karen White, is incredibly beautiful and deeply moving.  With the lush scenery of Edisto Island and the gradual reveal of the layers of each character, I was right there, hurting and… Continue reading The Time Between

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Sherlock Holmes

I've always been a big fan of Sherlock Holmes: his agile mind, razor-sharp whit, cunning deduction, and his ability to ascertain the facts from the most miniscule evidence, all the while accompanied by his kind-hearted, bumbling friend and chronicler, Dr. Watson. I've enjoyed all the different versions of Sherlock Holmes, from the original books by… Continue reading Sherlock Holmes

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From the Marshmallow Critic

What is it about me that won’t allow me to leave a book unfinished, even if the book is boring or badly written?  Part of it is that I just have to see how the story ends.  Part of it is that when I read a book, I’m not just experiencing the story, I am… Continue reading From the Marshmallow Critic