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" This book was a first for me. Through most of the book I absolutely disliked the main character, frances. BUT - I really liked this story of the colonial South African diamond mines. The Landscape, life, hardships, cruelty, opression and greed are brought to life by the author.
This novel was hard to put down." - Patty
" A great sleuthing mystery as Mary and Sherlock attempt to solve the disappearance of Sherlocks brother.
Lots of twists and turns with old fashioned, intelligent detecting and all without a single cuss word or sex scene - refreshing!" - Patty
" Beautifully illustrated in soft, warm colors and with a text that everyone between the ages of 8 and 80 knows by heart.
A wonderful baby present inscribed with birth information.
One of my most loved children's books." - Patty
" The age old question of nurture vs. nature is brought to the forefront in this edgy memoir by Liz M. How a young girl could make it through her not just dysfunctional but dangerous childhood is surprising. That she not only survived that childhood but ended up going to Harvard is an amazing story of discipline, courage and love - for herslef and her wastrel parents." - Patty
A little bit cranky, anti-social, and ill-tempered teacher Galilee Garner keeos hopinga nd waiting for a kidney transplant. Her only joy and solace between her grueling dialysis treatments is her love and breeding of Roses. When her niece Riley unexpectedly arrives for an undetermined amount of time, Gal must readjust her very ordered world. In the process she discovers there is so much more to life than just roses.
A delightful read with an informative look into the world of breeding roses. " - Patty
" Very well crafted - a superb murder mystery. A whole town full of complex, guilty seeming characters. I had a really hard time deciding 'who did it'. I will definitely be reading more of her books in the future." - Patty
A beautifully written novel of a young, rural midwest girl's move to the city to attend college. There, while working as a nanny for a wealthy family she has her first encounters with love and racial hate. At times, Moore's writing is so sharp it hurts! But she also shows her compassion and sense of humor throughout the book. - Patty