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Rhyming Rings – David Gemmell

When I saw “David Gemmell” on Netgalley, I mashed the “request” button very quickly. Before I really registered that this was a completely unfamiliar title, and certainly before I read the book description, I assumed this was a reissue of … Continue reading

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The Perfect Horse – Elizabeth Letts

This review has not taken a ridiculously long time to put together. I have no excuse; the closest I can come to a reason is that the emotions and the quality of the writing and my own back story with … Continue reading

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An Echo of Murder – Anne Perry

I want to say that I’ve been a fan of Anne Perry’s books for decades … but I think it’s more that I’ve been a reader of her books for that long. I’ve always liked reading them – but I … Continue reading

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Death Shall Come – Simon R. Green

Quite a while ago I had read the first book of the author’s other series, enjoyed it very much, and somehow never got back into his work. When I saw his name pop up on Netgalley, it seemed like a … Continue reading

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Death by Vanilla Latte –– Alex Erickson

Here it is again – the sign of something I think is either a really good or a really bad book: I made 140 highlights and comments on this book. Hint: I didn’t love it. There were so many cozy … Continue reading

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Annie’s Holiday by the Sea – Liz Eeles

I went into this half-expecting a sort of knock-off of [book:The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir], set in the present. I had a moment’s hesitation on seeing use of the present tense. I hesitated – for a minute. And within a couple … Continue reading

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Sons of Devils – Alex Beecroft

This book started out quite well for me by addressing the current political climate and making a dedication to Tolkien. As Ms. Beecroft quotes: “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, … Continue reading

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – C.S. Lewis, Chrissi Hart

I’ve gotten distracted from this series; I need to go back and keep working through it. There’s just so much to listen to … Anyhow. Here Peter and Susan have lost the ability to go to Narnia, and can all … Continue reading

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Bloodstains with Bronte – Katherine Bolger Hyde

When I decided to read this, I seemed to have been doing better with Netgalley books. I hadn’t read a real failure in some time. No one- or two-star books in months. Oh well – it couldn’t last. Now, this … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Mirrors – Charlotte and Aaron Elkins

History time: I have been reading Charlotte and Aaron Elkins forever. I have quite a few paperbacks and a couple of hardcovers, mostly discovered at library sales and suchlike. I never read any of this series, though, the Alix London … Continue reading

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