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Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins ****

Such a good read! Emotional but well written. 3 female friends with weight issues.

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In a Dark, Dark Wood
By Ruth Ware
4 stars
Very engaging and atmospheric; a real page-turner!

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11/29/18 9:14 A

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A Redbird Christmas ***** by Fannie Flagg. Delightful!


"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney


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11/27/18 7:55 P

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Troublemaker by Leah Remini 3 stars

This book chronicles her years in and final departure from Scientology. A great companion to her show about the horrors she said she encountered with this religion.

DIET IS A FOUR LETTER WORD!!!!

We are constantly creating our "karma" or destiny through our intentions, thoughts and deeds in this moment. It is achieved through countless deliberate acts of selflessness.

It's hard to be happy with others if we are not happy with ourselves.

Just keep on moving and you'll get there.


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11/27/18 5:12 P

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The Bridesmaid's Daughter by Nyna Giles and Eve Claxton

3 stars

Written by her daughter; this is the biography of fashion model Carolyn Scott Reybold who was a close friend and bridesmaid of Princess Grace of Monaco. It tells of the lives of Carolyn and her daughter Nyna as she searches for the truth regarding her Mother.

A sad story, but uplifting as it will help other people dealing with mental illness in their family.










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11/27/18 2:14 A

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The Girl He Used to Know
by Tracey Garvis Graves
4 stars

Really good book about a college romance that breaks apart and rekindles ten years later.


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11/26/18 11:21 P

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Christmas Comes to Cedar Cove A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie Macomber ***

Sweet story

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I've finished Transcription by Kate Atkinson.

It's very different from her Jackson Brodie mysteries but I liked it a lot.


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Dust by Patricia Cornwell *** Her earlier books were better


"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney


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Hell or High Water (The Deep Six Book 1) by Julie Ann Walker ***

Fomer Navy Seal and CIA, one last mission....

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11/25/18 2:29 P

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Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak 4 stars

Well written and it really brings you into the Dunbar family life, past and present.

DIET IS A FOUR LETTER WORD!!!!

We are constantly creating our "karma" or destiny through our intentions, thoughts and deeds in this moment. It is achieved through countless deliberate acts of selflessness.

It's hard to be happy with others if we are not happy with ourselves.

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When All Is Said
by Anne Griffin
4 stars

Eighty four year old man spends an evening drinking toast to the five people who influenced his life the most. Stubborn all his life, depressed now, telling everyone he's on his way to a nursing home, Maurice acknowledges his faults as he says his goodbyes.


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11/25/18 10:39 A

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Key Lime Pie Murder, Hannah Swensen Mystery Series, Book 9 by Joanne Fluke ***

The characters are what make me like this series as the plot is just ridiculous. :) Definitely light reading!

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11/23/18 8:57 P

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A Man Called Ove
By Fredrik Backman
3 stars
Others in my book Club loved it, so I must have missed something. Not dreadful, but I was never fully engaged.

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11/23/18 4:57 P

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Our House by Louise Candlish

5 stars

Set in London; a wife and mother slowly unravels her husband and his behavior.

A really good mystery. I recommend this book.








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11/23/18 1:07 P

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Miracle Creek
by Angie Kim
4 stars

Courtroom drama that revolved around 2 deaths and many injuries when a fire is started near an oxygen chamber containing 4 patients and their caretakers. Lots of motives and lots of lies, keep us guessing what actually happened.


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11/20/18 11:43 P

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Bridge of Clay
By Markus Zusak
5 stars
Such a book!

~ Joanne

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Never Fall Down
By Patricia McCormick
4 stars
The Khmer Rouge uprising in Cambodia, as witnessed by a young boy. Dark and disturbing; an unforgettable voice.

~ Joanne

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Free Days With George
By Colin Campbell
4 stars
A heartwarming dog story. Man rescues dog; dog rescues man.

~ Joanne

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Murder Among The Tombstones
by Kim Carter
4 stars

Probably the first "cozy mystery" that I've read since my teenage years. Love the interaction between two seventy-something best friends who open up a private investigation agency.


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The Escape Room
by Megan Goldin
3 stars

Interesting thriller that could have been better if there weren't so many info dumps when it came to characters and the big reveal at the end.


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Too Hard to Handle (Black Knights Inc. Book 8) by Julie Ann Walker ****



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11/17/18 7:28 P

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Winter Street
Elin Hilderbrand
3 stars

Fun easy read of family discourse and reunion over Christmas in Nantucket. Predictable except for the cliff hanger at the end.

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The Lost Night
by Andrea Bartz
4 stars

A suicide by a 23 year old, 10 years earlier, may have been murder and the woman digging into what really happened that night, wonders if she may have caused the death.


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Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber

3 stars

A young woman faces a tragedy and relocates to her favorite place in the Pacific Northwest.

A great book! A very fast read. I read this in about 5 hours last night. Just the pickup I needed.








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11/14/18 2:58 P

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Every Breath You Take - Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke 4 stars

Another in the Under Suspicion series. Perfect book for a plane ride. A few unexpected twists.

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Yes, it's the sequel to Molola'i which I plan to read in the future


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Hi! I am new here... Is this the sequel to Molola'i?

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11/11/18 5:54 P

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"Heart and Soul" by Maeve Binchy

3 stars

A nice story that centers around patients, family, friends and staff members of a heart clinic in Dublin.

I always like Maeve Binchys' books. I don't find them to be a fast read, but enjoyable.








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Mass Effect: Annihilation
(Mass Effect: Andromeda #3)
by Catherynne M. Valente

4 stars

The third prequel to the game Mass Effect Andromeda and being a Mass Effect fan from the very first game, I devoured the book. I doubt it would have a lot of interest to those who don't play the games but after reading this book, I'll seek out more books by the author.

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Full Throttle by Julie Ann Walker ***

Erotic, book 7 of the Black Knights series. Alpha, special ops, testosterone males!!!

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A Story of Bad
by Edward M. Krauss

4 stars

Murder of an honest and kind factory owner leads to a romance between the detective that is investigating the murder and the fashion journalist that is covering the factory owner from a human interest angle.


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Sweet Little Lies: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel by Jill Shalvis ***

romance with a sense of humor. Gotta love it!!!

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Daughter of Moloka'i
by Alan Brennert
5 stars

Such a good book about an adopted Hawaiian/Japanese girl/woman whose family has to live through the internment of the Japanese during WWII, on US soil, but also a story of a woman who gets to know both of her mothers (birth and adopted) and both of her cultures.


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Fear by Bob Woodward ***

Again, I considered this a work of fiction, he said she said. I've always liked Woodward's way of writing.

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Cherry Cheesecake Murder (Hannah Swensen series Book 8) by Joanne Fluke ***

What characters!!

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DIET IS A FOUR LETTER WORD!!!!

We are constantly creating our "karma" or destiny through our intentions, thoughts and deeds in this moment. It is achieved through countless deliberate acts of selflessness.

It's hard to be happy with others if we are not happy with ourselves.

Just keep on moving and you'll get there.


If you ever want to feel good about yourself, go out and help someone else!


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Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in November

All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special.

I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in November 2018 for the team.

This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of November and rate them by the system listed below. Please note that you need to list title, author, and your rating for it to be counted. Also, please give a description of the book and how it appealed to you. This is a great way to find new books and authors that you might be interested in. Everyone is welcome to join.

If you started a book in October (or any prior month), but finish in November, it counts for November.

DO NOT list books STARTED; only books FINISHED. Include title, author and rating.

Rereads count, audios count, electronics count. Our minimum word count is 25,000.

Book Ratings:

0 stars - Fit for only lining birdcages.
1 star - Agent was better salesman than author was writer.
2 stars - Some parts had promise.
3 stars - Solid read in its genre. Take it on plane.
4 stars - Better than average. Don't lose it on the plane.
5 stars - Recommended. One of the top 10% of books in its genre.
6 stars - Strongly recommended. Beg, Borrow, Buy, or Steal It.

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Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still. - Chinese Proverb



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