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I'm a reader who enjoys posting comments and recommendations about the books I read. You will not find a synopsis with my recommendations because you can just click on the book title for a link to www.goodreads.com for a synopsis and reviews by other readers. I prefer the 3 Reason format: the reason I chose to read it; the reason I liked (or disliked) the book; and the reason I recommend it.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Accused (Pacific Coast Justice #1)Accused by Janice Cantore
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I downloaded this ebook to my Nook library in 2012 when it was free from Barnes and Noble. I knew it was in the Christian fiction genre.
I enjoyed the mystery but the proselytizing was coming from too many supporting characters to suit me.
I recommend it to fans of that genre.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Oklahoma Christmas BluesOklahoma Christmas Blues by Maggie Shayne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I downloaded this ebook from Barnes and Noble when it was offered as a Free Friday selection. It is an enjoyable and entertaining novella available to promote Shayne's next novel.
I recommend this book to readers who enjoy Christian romance genre.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Miller's ValleyMiller's Valley by Anna Quindlen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book will be the May selection for my book club. I anticipate the members will have a lively discussion for I am excited about Quindlen's proficiency with the craft of writing and storytelling.
When I was a teenager there were many newspaper accounts of meetings about a proposed dam 40 miles from my hometown. The dam was finally built in 1974, and Brookville Lake, Indiana was formed. I remember riding with my parents through the area which would become a drowned town, and I imagined how sad some people would be, would scuba divers ever go through a steepled church, and how it might look. The book ends 50 years later, and I know that 44 years is enough time for some people to think the lake was always there.
I recommend this book for all readers.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

The LoomThe Loom by Shella Gillus
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I did not finish the ebook because I was annoyed at the frequency I was confused by scene shifts and characters with similar names (Lydia, Lou, and Lizzie.)
I do not recommend this book.

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Friday, March 09, 2018

Night Raider (Lone Wolf, #1)Night Raider by Barry N. Malzberg
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This ebook has been in my Nook library since I downloaded a free copy from Barnes and Noble in 2012. It is a Prologue imprint, "serving as inspiration for contemporary literature, a vibrant living record of crime...genre." It was originally published in 1973, and it still holds up 45 years later. I recommend it to fans of the revenge crime genre.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2018

The Urban Sketchbook: Get Out, Walk, Observe, Draw, Lose Yourself, CreateThe Urban Sketchbook: Get Out, Walk, Observe, Draw, Lose Yourself, Create by Paidotribo Editorial Team
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I selected this because it was the only book my hometown library had on the subject about urban sketching. This was more of an overview on the subject than the how-to I wanted it to be.

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