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Book Review: Better to Wish by Ann M. Martin

Book Review: Better to Wish by Ann M. Martin

Title: Better to Wish Author: Ann M. Martin Series: Family Tree, Book 1 Publisher: Scholastic Hardcover: 226 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository In 1930, Abby Nichols is eight, and can’t imagine what her future holds. The best things today would be having a dime for the fair, keeping her Pops from being angry, and saving up eighty-seven cents to surprise her little sister with a tea set for Christmas. But Abby’s world is changing fast. Soon there will be…

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Book Review: Invincible Summer by Alice Adams

Book Review: Invincible Summer by Alice Adams

Title: Invincible Summer Author: Alice Adams Publisher: Little, Brown Hardcover: 308 pages Source: BEA 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Four friends. Twenty years. One unexpected journey. Inseparable throughout college, Eva, Benedict, Sylvie, and Lucien graduate in 1997, into an exhilarating world on the brink of a new millennium. Hopelessly in love with playboy Lucien and eager to shrug off the socialist politics of her upbringing, Eva breaks away to work for a big bank. Benedict, a budding scientist who’s…

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Audiobook Review: Anne of Avonlea by LM Montgomery, narrated by Colleen Winton

Audiobook Review: Anne of Avonlea by LM Montgomery, narrated by Colleen Winton

Title: Anne of Avonlea Author: LM Montgomery Series: Anne of Green Gables, Book 2 Narrator: Colleen Winton Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Duration: 9 hours, 25 minutes Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Following Anne of Green Gables (1908), the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables,…

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Audiobook Review: Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

Audiobook Review: Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

Title: Anne of Green Gables Author: LM Montgomery Narrator: Colleen Winton Series: Anne of Green Gables, Book 1 Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Duration: 10 hours, 8 minutes Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Anne, a young orphan from the fictional community of Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia, is sent to Prince Edward Island after a childhood spent in strangers’ homes and orphanages. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, siblings in their fifties and sixties, had decided to adopt a boy from the orphanage to help Matthew…

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Book Review: Magic for Marigold by LM Montgomery

Book Review: Magic for Marigold by LM Montgomery

Title: Magic for Marigold Author: L.M. Montgomery Publisher: Starfire Paperback: 274 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The eccentric Lesley family could not agree on what to name Lorraine’s new baby girl even after four months. Lorraine secretly liked the name Marigold, but who would ever agree to such a fanciful name as that? When the baby falls ill and gentle Dr. M. Woodruff Richards saves her life, the family decides to name the child after the good doctor. But a…

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Book Review: Heart of Gold by Sharon Shinn

Book Review: Heart of Gold by Sharon Shinn

Title: Heart of Gold Author: Sharon Shinn Publisher: Ace Paperback: 352 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) A scientist by nature, Nolan used his rational powers of observation to question the privileges he was born to enjoy–and the people he was raised to despise. A rebel at heart, Katrini followed her fiercest passions in the struggle to overthrow a legacy of hate–one that had poisoned her family for generations… On a planet divide between rich and poor, strong and weak, intellect and feeling, only one…

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Book Review: Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

Book Review: Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

Title: Shades of Grey Author: Jasper Fforde Publisher: Viking Adult Hardcover: 390 pages Series Order: Book 1 Summary:(taken from Goodreads) Part social satire, part romance, part revolutionary thriller, Shades of Grey tells of a battle against overwhelming odds. In a society where the ability to see the higher end of the color spectrum denotes a better social standing, Eddie Russet belongs to the low-level House of Red and can see his own color—but no other. The sky, the grass, and everything…

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Book Review: The Truth-Teller’s Tale by Sharon Shinn

Book Review: The Truth-Teller’s Tale by Sharon Shinn

Title: The Truth-Teller’s Tale Author: Sharon Shinn Series: Safekeepers, Book 2 Publisher: Puffin Paperback: 276 pages Series Order: Book 2 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Innkeeper’s daughters Adele and Eleda are mirror twins – identical twins whose looks are reflections of each other’s, and their special talents are like mirrors, too. Adele is a Safe-Keeper, entrusted with hearing and never revealing others’ secrets; Eleda is a Truth-Teller, who cannot tell a lie when asked a direct question. The town of Merendon…

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Audiobook Review: The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

Audiobook Review: The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

Title: The Goose Girl Author: Shannon Hale Narrators: Various Publisher: Full Cast Audio Series: Books of Bayern, Book 1 Duration: 10 hours, 12 minutes Summary: (taken from Goodreads) She can whisper to horses and communicate with birds, but the crown princess Ani has a difficult time finding her place in the royal family and measuring up to her imperial mother. When she is shipped off to a neighboring kingdom as a bride, her scheming entourage mounts a bloody mutiny to…

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Book Review: The Safe-Keeper’s Secret by Sharon Shinn

Book Review: The Safe-Keeper’s Secret by Sharon Shinn

Title: The Safe-Keeper’s Secret Author: Sharon Shinn Series: Safe-Keepers, Book 1 Publisher: Puffin Paperback: 240 pages Series Order: Book 1 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Damiana is Safe-Keeper in the small village of Tambleham. Neighbors and strangers alike come one by one, in secret, to tell her things, knowing that Damiana will keep them to herself. One night, a mysterious visitor arrives with an unusual secret— a newborn baby. Damiana names him Reed and raises him side by side with her baby…

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