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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, August 28, 2016

Shamrock AlleyShamrock Alley by Ronald Malfi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This ebook was free when I downloaded it to my Nook library. I enjoy a good suspense story.
This is based on a true story about the author's father, a Secret Service agent who went undercover to track a counterfeiting ring.
The reason I gave it only 3 stars is the graphic description of the violence done by the criminals. I considered it too violent to be entertaining.


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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Tapestry of HopeA Tapestry of Hope by Tracie Peterson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This ebook was free when I downloaded it from Barnes and Noble to Nook library.
For readers of historical Christian fiction genre, this book will do. I was disappointed because the synopsis of the story was better written than the book. The characters are flat.
I recommend it only to fans of the authors.


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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

 They May Not Mean To, But They DoThey May Not Mean To, But They Do by Cathleen Schine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sometimes a book comes along just when I need it. I heard an interview with the author on a local public radio station and I immediately requested it from my local library.

This is not a comfortable book and it does not follow a common narrative plotline that shows a clear resolution. It is more character description of the frail elderly and some conflicts with well-meaning adult children who truly do not understand how we fail their expectations.





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Friday, August 05, 2016

Shadows of the Canyon (Desert Roses, #1)Shadows of the Canyon by Tracie Peterson
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This book was free when I downloaded it from Barnes and Noble to my Nook library. I read several books by Peterson that were free at the time of download, and this was the first one I could not bear to read anymore of it. I could not take any more of the repetitive whining of Alex and her harsh judgements of her antagonists. I wanted this story about a Harvey girl who worked at El Tovar in the Grand Canyon to be better, and that is the only reason I read as far as I did.


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Friday, July 22, 2016

 A Daughter's InheritanceA Daughter's Inheritance by Tracie Peterson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This ebook was free from Barnes and Noble when I downloaded it to my Nook library. I chose it because I enjoy historical fiction with romance. I recently grouped all the free books in my library by Tracie Peterson, and these will be read this year.

This is the first book of The Broadmoor Legacy, and the authors (Judith Miller is the second author) did not intend for this to be a stand-alone because the book ends too aburptly for my taste. That is why it only gets 3 stars instead of 4.

I only recommend it to fans of other books by Tracie Peterson.


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 The Coastal War: Chesapeake Bay to Rio Grande (The Civil War)The Coastal War: Chesapeake Bay to Rio Grande by Peter M. Chaitin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book of the Time-Life The Civil War series has been on my home library shelf since 1984. This year I intend to read the text in all 26 books of the series. I only enjoyed the pictures before.


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