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One More Book Series: Charm City by Laura Lippman

I’ve been waning to read a book in Laura Lippmn’s Tess Monaghan series for a long time. I saw a copy of Charm City on sale and grabbed it, thinking I was getting the first book in the series. As … Continue reading

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Meet Stone Barrington

I discovered Scandalous Behavior at the library. I brought it home, started reading and immediately became fascinated by the main character in an odd way. His name is Stone Barrington. He’s extremely rich – rich enough that, after having been … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood Defense by Marcia Clark

I started reading Marcia Clak’s books because I enjoy legal dramas. I didn’t make the connection between her and the O.J. Simpson trial until after I read the first book (Guilt By Association). I didn’t watch that infamous trial for … Continue reading

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Read Under Protest: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

I originally said I would not read this book. For me it was a matter of principle. I don’t believe the author wanted this book published. Over and over during her lifetime she said she would not write/publish another book. … Continue reading

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Book Tour: All the Single Ladies

Author: Dorothy Benton Frank Publisher: William Morrow, Reprint: May 16, 2016 Let Summer Reading begin! A Dorothea Benton Frank novel is the right way to start the season. It’s light, fun, has a happy ending, makes you think about good … Continue reading

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Two Good Legal Thrillers: Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

In Rogue Lawyer, John Grisham created Sebastian Rudd, the kind of fictional character I like to spend time with. He ’s a solid defense attorney. He has a passion for people who seem to be getting railroaded by corrupt or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crossing by Michael Connelly

You would think that after 28 books Michael Connelly would have maybe one that might be off a bit. Afraid not. He just gets better and better. I think he really enjoys this whole creative writing process. In The Crossing, … Continue reading

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A Book Club Choice: The Arsonist by Sue Miller

I’ve said this before — our best book club selections are books in which half the members like the book and the other half don’t. It fills our discussions with so much depth and liveliness. This past week we met … Continue reading

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A Book Tour Stop For Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman

Lauren is a young woman with a big dream. She’s a gifted fashion designer, but her dream is to have her own line. She suffers a career stopping blow when a dress she designed and made for a teenaged TV … Continue reading

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A Great New Food Memoir: Only In Naples

Only In Naples: Lessons In Food and Famiglia From My Italian Mother-In-Law   Are you one of those people who likes to read cookbooks like a novel? When you travel, do you like eating the food that locals eat? Then … Continue reading

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