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She Who Remembers
by Linda Lay Shuler
3 stars
A novel of the prehistory of the Americas. I liked the historical fiction part of it, but there was just too much 'romance' for me...
So much is made now of non-indigenous persons writing about the indigenous way of life. I am not sure how I feel about that, but think that in his case she may have overstepped the line of current sensibilities. Just my opinion, and an issue that I need to explore further.

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Rumor Has It (Quaid Horses Book 1) by Tami Hoag ***

Quick, light read!

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Everywhere that Mary Went by Lisa Scotolline ****


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


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Women Talking by Miriam Toews ***

Quite a read. The author described it well in 'A Note on the Novel' before this reader even turned to the first page: "(this book)...is both a reaction through fiction to these true-life events, and act of feminine imagination". I was mesmerized. Thank heavens for her use of wry humor...the chuckles those bits brought gave me some relief from the enormity of the tale. It was an amazing experience to listen to the women work their way through their options and their belief system to come to an important decision for their future. I made peace with their male scribe sometime before he revealed his tale. I did find myself anxious in the final pages. The author did not disappoint.

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Winter Solstice (Winter Street Book 4) by Elin Hilderbrand ***

Tear jerker at the end. Of course finished it at the gym during my cardio workout!!

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4/26/19 6:02 P

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Still Alice by Lisa Genova

3 stars

A 50 year old woman discovers she has early onset Alzheimers Disease. This story tells of Alice's struggle as she starts dealing with the disease and how her family struggles to cope as well.


I found this book hard to read and sad. It was a quick read, but difficult to get through because of the subject matter. I had to put it down a few times just to think about it. God bless everyone who struggles with alzheimers and their families and caregivers.











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The Search by Nora Roberts *****

Pretty sure I have read this before but still good! Interesting insights into dog training and scary but interesting insights into the psyche of a serial killer.

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Through Darkness to Light *****

Photo essay depicting scenes from central Louisiana to Ontario, Canada, that follow the route known as the Underground Railroad taken by slaves to gain their freedom. I was blessed to see an exhibit recently of a small number of the actual photographs. They and this book are gorgeous. The intro material to the book is brief and complements the photos. The author spent 14 years (!) covering 1400 miles to amass her photos. I'm appreciative of her work.

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The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass ****

I so enjoyed this read, was sad as I came to the last pages...didn't want it to end:) The writing is dense but I never felt it was too much so. I loved the characters - real people, foibles and all. A pleasure from start to finish. I refer to books such as this as 'a slice of life' read...characters I can connect to, ones that remind me of acquaintances and even myself. It's this month's read for one of the Library discussion groups I attend...eager to see what the others thought.

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4/23/19 10:41 A

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Marcelo in the Real World
By Francisco X. Stork
4 stars
A celebration of quiet, of thinking before speaking, of going slowly in a crazy rushing world. Marcelo is wonderful, but it was Jasmine who was the real hero for me. A lovely book about people who are just different.

~ Joanne

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Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

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"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain" Unknown

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4/22/19 8:43 P

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The Perfect Couple - Elin Hilderbrand - 3 stars

Books starts with the discovery of a dead body in the waters of Nantucket. She is the maid of honor for a wedding that was supposed to be that weekend.

Overall I don't think Elin is a mystery writer and needed to develop her characters more. She tried to add to the intrigue by moving back and forth in the story by chapter. Not one of my favorite choices when reading a book and it wasn't necessary here at all.

I did read it in one day but pretty unforgettable. A few twists but a lot of predictable behavior. .

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4/22/19 6:28 P

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Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy
By Jostein Gaarder
4 stars
Parts of this book (513 pages in all) were 5 star, and parts were 3 star, so I am averaging it out. The history part, the philosophers and when they lived and where and even a lot of what they believed was, at times, heavy slogging. But the story about Sophie and Hilde was a lot of fun, and really helped me to understand the philosophical schools of thought under consideration. I really feel like I have learned a lot in terms of understanding how human beliefs have evolved over time. A worthy read, all in all.

~ Joanne

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Along Came Trouble: A Romance Novel (A Trinity Harbor Novel Book 3) by Sherryl Woods ***



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Winter Storms (Winter Street Book 3) by Elin Hilderbrand ****

series gets better with each book!

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When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices
By Judith Viorst
4 stars

Suddenly Sixty and Other Shocks of Later Life
By Judith Viorst
4 stars
Judith Viorst has been where each of us has been or is now, and she finds a way to express life's joys and frustrations in the most delightful poetry. I frequently found myself nodding my head in agreement.

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Connections in Death by J.D. Robb

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4/14/19 12:30 P

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See You in the Cosmos
By Jack Cheng
3.5 stars
At first, this book did not work for me. I found it rather juvenile, and felt that Alex was less than believable. Then about a third of the way in, I found Alex's voice inside my head and began to relate to him in a more authentic way. Finally the last third of the book had me in its clutches, and I read steadily to find out how all of Alex's questions were answered.
So I would rate each third thusly: 3-3.5-4, giving it a rounded out score of 3.5 stars. I ended up really enjoying it, so I guess that makes it a worthy read.

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A stranger in the woods by Anni Taylor. It's pretty good so far. Love my kindle unlimited!

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The Marcelli Bride (Marcelli Sisters of Pleasure Road Book 4) by Susan Mallery ***

oops, I think I skipped book 3! not a problem, necessarily, just my OCD ;)

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Early Decision by Lacy Crawford

3 stars

The story of a young woman with little direction in what she would like to do. She ends up being a "college whisperer" helping H.S. students get into the colleges of their parents dreams.


Based upon the authors' real life job. The book was published in 2013, but made for interesting reading in light of the college admissions scandal.








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4/12/19 2:17 P

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Deeper Than the Dead
By Tami Hoag
4 stars
A well-constructed and compelling novel filled with suspense. Kept me flip-flopping my solution til almost the end. The weakest part of the book was that many of the characters were stereotypical "types". That didn't stop me from reading past my bedtime!

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This Is How It Always Is - Four Stars

Laurie Frankel

Two favorite lines: "All life is change." And "Don't say ass, Roo."

I loved this book for many reasons but mainly because I've read several memoirs by parents about raising children w/ gender dysphoria and this work of fiction is a marvelous addition to the normalization of the condition. Another reason I loved it is because it felt authentic, the characters were fallible and because the ending wasn't...wasn't the end. The story wasn't tied up with a neat little bow...because life really isn't like that. I laughed. I wept. The writer's style is conversational...not literary...and made for an enjoyable read.

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Secrets We Keep (Callaway Cousins #6) (Callaways Book 14) by Barbara Freethy***

good, quick read but pretty predictable.

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4/10/19 2:13 P

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Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton 3.5 stars

The last book she wrote in the A to Z series, sadly she passed away before finishing the series. I wonder how I would have felt about the book if I read it before I knew it was the last one. I was a bit disappointed because I thought the story was a bit repetitive in times and didn't give as much depth to the characters that I expected. Overall I so enjoyed getting to know the characters and wish I knew what her plans were to wrap everything up.

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4/8/19 9:31 A

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No Exit
By Taylor Adams
4 stars
Edge of seat: check
Read it in one day: check
Suspenseful: check
Realistic characters: sorta' maybe check
Possible movie to follow: likely check
Favourite suspense novel: no chance - it's a good one, but not a great one.

~ Joanne

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Atonement
By Ian McEwan
3-4 stars
Ian McEwan uses a lot of words to tell this story. He composes some beautiful sentences, true, but the story is rather an ugly one. Lies, misunderstandings, deceit, the lower baseness of the upper classes.... I give the writing a 4, but the story itself a 3... my daughter told me I had read the book before AND watched the movie (with her). That I remembered neither should have alerted me to my unlikely enjoyment of the book. It is one of those books you think you SHOULD like, and then when you don't, you imagine that the failing is yours, and not the author's.

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Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee - Four Stars

Took me by surprise after the first 20 or so pages...unexpectedly led me places deep and dark. This tale is certainly aptly named. Full of disgrace...oh so full. Left me with an interesting sense of South Africa. The writing is tight, crisp, terse, clipped...no flowery prose here. And it's magnificent. I think the writer must be of genius intellect. I wouldn't say I liked it and I wouldn't say I disliked it. It's that kind of read. One thing I know for sure, it's certainly well written and I am not sorry I read it.

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Connections in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 48) by J. D. Robb *****

48 books in and I hate that I have to wait until the next one comes out in September!!

It Started One Christmas by Susan Mallery **** this was a novella but it tied up the series nicely-

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4/6/19 11:42 P

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Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon (4*)
Lord John and his brother Hal seek to solve the mystery of their father's long ago murder, which was labeled a suicide and gave rise to gossip and scandal that stain the family honor. Meanwhile, his mother plans to remarry, which brings her widowed fiance's stepson into the family, which was no problem until the young man gets arrested and tried for a hanging offense. John and Hal's regiment are posted to Prussia, where John is critically wounded. I like the natty, urbane, and courageous Lord John, a spin-off character from Outlander, but didn't enjoy this book as much as the others in the Lord John series. The Lord John in this book seems out of character, with the wit, charm, and manner not up to par. There's an annoying overabundance of gratuitous and graphic sex scenes which are overdone and a disruption to the flow of the mystery plot. As a whodunnit, It is generally creative and well-built, but I would have loved to edit out the excess flab into a more taut and focused story.

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And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
"If you trust in yourself and believe in your dreams and follow your star...you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy." Terry Pratchett


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--The Flying Flea, Callie, and Me
--That Furball Puppy and Me
--Chomps, Flea, and Me by Carol and Bill Wallace (4*)
I read these three short kids' stories as if they were one book, which essentially they are. A gray kitten is adopted by a farm family when the old cat gets too arthritic to keep down the mice and rats. There is good continuity in plot and character in the three books, centering around the put-upon and often misunderstood little gray cat, who seems to have a bit of the middle child syndrome in this farm family of pets. I enjoyed the stories and think most cat-loving kids would also enjoy Gray's misadventures. The books were written by a couple of retired teachers who had a good grasp kids' reading level and attention spans, so pre-middle school kids should be able to follow along and enjoy the stories without getting lost or confused.

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And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
"If you trust in yourself and believe in your dreams and follow your star...you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy." Terry Pratchett


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--Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (6*)
Eleanor narrates the events, as filtered through her uniquely idiosyncratic POV, that occur when the IT guy from work enlists her aid for an old man who passes out on the streets. The grungy but endearing computer geek and the sweet old man and his family give the dissociated Eleanor little opportunity not to engage with them, but poor Eleanor distrusts and dislikes the human species. These caring human interactions make strange changes occur in a life Eleanor considers perfectly fine! This book contains much charm, wit, original characters, great dialogue, creativity, and so much more. I had to love Eleanor Rig...er, Oliphant and her rock solid integrity, her unique personal logic, and her true-to-self authenticity and how well the author led the reader to walk in Eleanor's sensible shoes. Of course, I loved Raymond because he is just so...lovable! This is one of the truly great modern novels, a masterpiece of insight, humanity, and story, and a completely fine example of a literary classic to be.

--Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch (5*)
After The Lies of Locke Lamora, conmen Locke and Jean plan the heist of an impenetrable casino, where any hint of cheating is punished by death, but their risky venture is further complicated by several assassination attempts for unknown reasons, the interference of their enemies among the magi, and being kidnapped, poisoned, and blackmailed by the powerful local warlord into fomenting a war with pirates to scare the council into not cutting funds to his navy. If they mess up, he withholds the antidote but probably plans to withhold it even if they succeed. Skipping this book, would not interfere with following the series but doing so would mean missing out on some great fantasy/adventures/heists/scams/wit/and danger. I'm definitely loving this series!

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And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
"If you trust in yourself and believe in your dreams and follow your star...you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy." Terry Pratchett


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--Time Was by Ian McDonald (4*)
A modern book dealer finds photos taken decades apart showing the same two men, who did not age, leading to his piecing together the story of a failed WWII experiment blasting a gay scientist and his poet lover into a time warp. As agreed, if they get separated, the poet leaves notes in a certain rare book wherever and whenever he find a bookshop that carries it, in an attempt to reconnect. This novel is not primarily a gay romance but science fiction, which led to many bad reviews by disappointed people who expected otherwise. Not being a fan of romances, I was delighted to find more science fiction and mystery than romantic schmaltz. As time travel books go, this one is rather well-polished, well-organized, creatively original, narrated in beautiful prose, and has the added intrigue of a mystery being skillfully unfolded.

--The Secret Orphan by Glynis Peters (3*)
In this WWII story an English farm girl, heiress to a late childless aunt, takes in the orphaned child of the caretakers of the aunt's home, who were killed when the house was destroyed during a bombing. The mysterious couples' secrets make the little girl and her guardian pariahs in their little rural community when a sleazy female farm worker spreads gossip about the child that she heard from her escaped German POW lover. About 3/4 of the book was really good, but the last quarter just made no sense--seriously, what was everyone so panicked about? Who would you find more threatening and vile, a sweet seven-year-old war orphan with a lot that's unknown about her background info or the vicious, skanky rumor-monger who openly brags about her affair with a dangerous escaped Nazi? Yeah, the last quarter really is that dumb and badly needs big booster shots of plausibility, cohesiveness, realism, and at least some sense.

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And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
"If you trust in yourself and believe in your dreams and follow your star...you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy." Terry Pratchett


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Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward 5 Stars

Elegant...soulful...sad. Just might be the most beautiful, heart-wrenching book I've ever read. Finished the final pages a few moments ago and find myself feeling quite ethereal. The author paints exquisite pictures with her words. Her characters are boldly drawn. I suspect this read will stay with me for some time. The author offers up "an intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle" and oh so much more. This book does sing...it truly does.

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The Birchbark House
By Louise Erdrich
6 stars
NB: This is a Junior title.
This book! This amazing book! How did it take me so long to find you, Louise Erdrich?
If you are reading the Little House books with your children or students, then you should also consider reading this book (or this series; I haven't read the subsequent titles yet). The story is delightful, touching, and fascinating in a way that the Little House books are not, in that the indigenous way of living is less familiar to the modern NA psyche. This narrative is fresh and respectful and thoroughly engaging!

~ Joanne

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The Inflammation Free Diet Plan
By Monica Reinagel
3 stars
Some interesting information. A few recipes. Loads of charts.

~ Joanne

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California Girls by Susan Mallery*** - 3 sisters, each with their own horrific relationship mess. Ending was good.

Cindy and the Prince: A Novel (Debbie Macomber Classics) by Debbie Macomber** One of her earlier books. It was ok but her later books have definitely evolved.

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Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'Easter by Lisa Patton

2 stars


A wife and mother from Memphis relocates to Vermont with her family on her husbands business whim.

I wanted to like this story. I read it all, but didn't really like it.










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Intensity
By Dean Koontz
3 stars
Koontz is really too scary and, well, horrifying (I guess) for me, but every once in awhile I get sucked into one of his books and can't put it down. I skimmed the last 100 pages of this because honestly the disgusting, inhuman details were too much for me. Happy ending though, more or less.

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Boy, that month went by fast. Bring on April!!!!

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 April

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 April 2019 for the team.

This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of April 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 March (or any prior month), but finish in April, it counts for April.

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.

Jo Ann
Starfish - (CST)
Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still. - Chinese Proverb



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