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Sam Says: You Are Born to Shine

Sam Says: You Are Born to Shine

by Sam Hirschmann

Sam Says You Are Born to Shine

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5out of 5 by Amy 3 hours ago

Sam Says: You Are Born to Shine is a fun and entertaining tale by Sam Hirschmann. I instantly could see Sam in myself. I love how she wanted to be herself no matter what others thought of her. She ... More

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Pharo and the Murder at Smoke Lake

Pharo and the Murder at Smoke Lake

by Steve Skurka

Captivating from beginning to end

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4out of 5 by Literary Titan 3 hours ago

Pharo and the Murder at Smoke Lake, by Steve Skurka, transports readers to the year 1914, where the turmoil of the European war forms a stark backdrop to an intriguing murder mystery. In this ... More

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Firefax

Firefax

by Amelia M Vergara

Amazing Adventure

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4out of 5 by Literary Titan 4 hours ago

In Firefax, by Amelia M. Vergara, the American War for Independence serves as a vivid backdrop to a tale of familial ties, espionage, and moral ambiguity. The narrative centers around the Firefax ... More

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The Rhythm of Fractured Grace

The Rhythm of Fractured Grace

by Amanda Wen

Forgiveness comes in many forms and many ways...

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4out of 5 by J. Augustine 11 hours ago

Wow, I really wasn't expecting this story at all. To be honest, I fell in love with the Sedgwick County Chronicles after reading the first book, so, when I saw Amanda Wen's name on the cover and that ... More

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Trapped in Yosemite

Trapped in Yosemite

by Dana Mentink

An uplifting ending!

3out of 5 by Kristina 1 day ago

Trapped in Yosemite by Dana Mentink starts off with a bang. I thought the author captured the setting of Yosemite National Park. I was unable to connect with the two main characters, Stella and Von ... More

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I Only Read Murder

I Only Read Murder

by Will Ferguson, Ian Ferguson

A monotonous tale!

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1out of 5 by Kristina 1 day ago

I Only Read Murder by Ian Ferguson and Will Ferguson is a book that I found a challenge to finish (I wanted to quit reading after the first three pages). Miranda Abbott is an extremely unlikeable ... More

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Undercover Colorado Conspiracy

Undercover Colorado Conspiracy

by Jodie Bailey

An enjoyable tale!

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4out of 5 by Kristina 1 day ago

Undercover Colorado Conspiracy by Jodie Bailey starts off with a bang, but then the pace slows down for a while. I liked the conspiracy in the story. There was a twist or two along the way. The ... More

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Ill-Fated Fortune: A Magical Fortune Cookie Novel

Ill-Fated Fortune: A Magical Fortune Cookie Novel

by Jennifer J Chow

Predictable plot

3out of 5 by Kristina 1 day ago

Ill-Fated Fortune by Jennifer J. Chow is the debut of A Magical Fortune Cookie series. I wanted to like this story, but I was unable to get into it. I found the characters to be flat and I was not ... More

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The Fetishist

The Fetishist

by Katherine Min

Not for me

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1out of 5 by KindigBlog 1 day ago

The Fetishist boasts a blurb all about revenge which drew me in - with Kyoko planning a kidnapping of Daniel, a man who callously dropped her mother, leading to her death.

I got 37% of the way ... More

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How Fire Descends: New and Selected Poems

How Fire Descends: New and Selected Poems

by Serhiy Zhadan, Virlana Tkacz (Translator), Wanda Phipps (Translator)

Powerful poems with a splendid translation

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5out of 5 by Gwenn G 1 day ago

My poetry book club chose this book for discussion in February 2024. We found the poems deeply moving emotionally. The poems' structures and the voice of the speaker are distinctive. The seasons ... More

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Reger: Organ Works Vol. 1

Reger: Organ Works Vol. 1

performed by Bernard Haas (organ)

A Good Introduction To Max Reger

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

The budget-priced Naxos CD label offers an unparalleled opportunity for the adventurous listener to explore unfamiliar music. For example, this CD is part of Naxos's collection of organ music in its ... More

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A Midlife Mountain Murder

A Midlife Mountain Murder

by Julie Ecker

A Captivating Little Cozy

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5out of 5 by Lori 1 day ago

Dollycas�s Thoughts

Divorced and on her own in her 40s, Vicki Vandermoon has always loved the great outdoors so she decides to start her life over in Alaska. She has loaded up everything ... More

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A High Tide Murder

A High Tide Murder

by Emily George

An Entertaining Read

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4out of 5 by Lori 1 day ago

Dollycas's Thoughts

It is time for the annual summer Azalea Bay Pro Challenger Surf Competition and Chloe's Cannabis Caf�©, Baked by Chloe is ready for the masses of surfers and their followers. ... More

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The Last Word

The Last Word

by Gerri Lewis

Unique Theme and Characters

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5out of 5 by Lori 1 day ago

Dollycas's Thoughts

Winter Snow makes her living writing obituaries for the good people of Ridgefield, Connecticut. Having dealt with grief herself she knows obituaries are not just notifications ... More

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Five Furry Familiars

Five Furry Familiars

by Lynn Cahoon

A TWISTY MYSTERY

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4out of 5 by Lori 1 day ago

Dollycas's Thoughts

Mia has her hands full in Five Furry Familiars. Making the tough decision to turn over the day-to-day operation of Mia's Morsels, her cooking school and catering business to ... More

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When the Flames Ravaged: July 6, 1944

When the Flames Ravaged: July 6, 1944

by Rhonda Dragomir

Gripping

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5out of 5 by Claudia 1 day ago

July 6, 1944 was a day to remember, but not for a happy reason, but rather for a tragedy. It was on this day that 168 people died and more than 700 were injured in Hartford, Connecticut as a fire ... More

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The Deep End of the Ocean

The Deep End of the Ocean

directed by Ulu Grosbard
Michelle Pfeiffer, Treat Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Jackson, Ryan Merriman, John Kapelos, Gabe Kaplan

Not the greatest.

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2out of 5 by Lyle 2 days ago

Put bluntly, this is not the most appealing film I've seen. The plot is twisted and convoluted. The performances from the cast are decent, but that's about it. Certainly not a keeper by any standard. More

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The Poison Dart: A Debbie Bradley Mystery

The Poison Dart: A Debbie Bradley Mystery

by Geri Dreiling

A Journalist Takes on a Cartel In a Riveting Crime

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5out of 5 by Sheri (Reader Views) 2 days ago

The Poison Dart: A Debbie Bradley Mystery� by award-winning author Geri Dreiling, is book two in the Debbie Bradley Crime Mysteries series and an intriguing crime thriller that hits all the ... More

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L I V Life in Virtue

L I V Life in Virtue

by Neena Paul

The Light is within You!

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5out of 5 by Sheri (Reader Views) 2 days ago

ââ?¬Å"L I V Life in Virtueââ?¬Â? by Neena Paul is a guidebook to understanding your true self. We are not just physical beings living in a physical world; true life and meaning come from our inner ... More

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Finding the Grain

Finding the Grain

by Linda Fifer

Literary Titan

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5out of 5 by L.T. 2 days ago

Linda Fifer's novel Finding the Grain artfully navigates the complex themes of grief, healing, and the mysteries of life, all set against a backdrop of deep-rooted friendships. The protagonist, Izzy ... More

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The Dark Clouds Above Us

The Dark Clouds Above Us

by Brianna Tran

Awesome Read

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5out of 5 by Don 2 days ago

I truly enjoyed this fictional story from start to finish. The author�s story, the description of all the characters and the settings were awesome. I felt I was there! I had many emotions ... More

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Katharine's Remarkable Road Trip

Katharine's Remarkable Road Trip

by Gail Ward Olmsted

Literary Titan

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5out of 5 by L.T. 2 days ago

Gail Ward Olmsted's historical fiction, Katherine's Remarkable Road Trip, takes readers on a captivating journey through early 20th-century America. Inspired by the life of Katherine Prescott ... More

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Descending Angels, How to Escape Abuse: The Many Types of Abuse, The Angels of My Story, Tricks Learned for Escape

Descending Angels, How to Escape Abuse: The Many Types of Abuse, The Angels of My Story, Tricks Learned for Escape

by Anonymous

Literary Titan

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5out of 5 by L.T. 3 days ago

Descending Angels, How to Escape Abuse by Mrs. Anonymous offers an insightful exploration of the psychological impacts of abuse through the lens of spiritual metaphors and personal experiences. This ... More

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Owl B. Blue on Easter Day: A Children's Book About A Little Owl WHOOO Learns The True Meaning of Easter, Making Friends And Being a Christian!

Owl B. Blue on Easter Day: A Children's Book About A Little Owl WHOOO Learns The True Meaning of Easter, Making Friends And Being a Christian!

by Rob Sudano

Literary Titan

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5out of 5 by L.T. 3 days ago

Owl B. Blue on Easter Day by Rob Sudano is a touching tale that seamlessly blends the joy of Easter traditions with the deeper Christian significance of the holiday. The story begins with the ... More

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A Blueprint for Fundraising

A Blueprint for Fundraising

by Christopher Stoddard

Chris Stoddard A Blueprint for Fundraising Review

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5out of 5 by John 3 days ago

A Blueprint for Fundraising' by Chris Stoddard is a concise gem. It offers clear, actionable advice for effective fundraising. A must-have for any fundraiser's toolkit! More

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