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The Copper Beeches: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes IV (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

2.0 Stars2.0 Stars  by Anne

Didn't work for me

I've read all the original Sherlock Holmes stories many times and quite a few modern versions and other spin offs and I had hoped that this reimagining of the classic short story would add something new to my enjoyment of the genre. It is a rewrite of the short story which shares the same name and has been written as a novella so it is longer than the original but not a full lengt ...

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Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson Novels) (Ace Books)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Anne

Excellent and entertaining novel about difference and evil

I really like this series of novels about Mercy Thompson a car mechanic who is also a shapeshifting coyote. She was brought up by werewolves and lives near to them and has become involved with the local vampire community. She is fiercely, but not stupidly, independent and incredibly loyal. She is an excellent urban fantasy heroine and all the novels are well plotted, full of actio ...

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Harkworth Hall (Traversing Z Press)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Very Readable but........

I am not quite sure what went wrong with this book. It was very readable with a story that flowed well and kept the action coming. However, there was a lack of depth in the book making it a very light surface story and plot. Caroline Daniels needs to marry well as her Father has a property but little money. Her Father meets Edward Masterton, a wealthy businessman,  and has hopes for a good marriage. So fa ...

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The Marriage Pact (Michael Joseph)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Lost Its Way

Jake & Alice are young and successful. On their wedding day their receive an invitation to join a Marriage Pact group. This seems an excellent organisation which supports its members to work hard at their marriage - planning trips, giving gifts, not working late. Jake & Alice embark on this in a rather shaky manner not always adhering to the rules. Unfortunately these are rules & not guidelines and the puni ...

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The Marriage Pact (Michael Joseph)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Lost Its Way

Jake & Alice are young and successful. On their wedding day their receive an invitation to join a Marriage Pact group. This seems an excellent organisation which supports its members to work hard at their marriage - planning trips, giving gifts, not working late. Jake & Alice embark on this in a rather shaky manner not always adhering to the rules. Unfortunately these are rules & not guidelines and the puni ...

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The Old Wives' Tale (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Anne

A tale of two sisters

Set firmly in the nineteenth century and in a small provincial town two sisters grow up in the local general store and have very different destinies - Constance remains in the store and lives her life in the place that she was born and Sophia travels to France with a feckless husband and finds her own way in the world. In later life the women are reunited. Buy Book Now Read Review

 
 

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones's Diary) (Vintage)

2.0 Stars2.0 Stars  by Anne

A sad disappointment

Bridget Jones is a great creation but this is a book too far. All the characteristics that made Bridget funny when she was in her thirties are unattractive in a woman in her fifties. Bridget doesn't seem to have moved on at all or to have changed her character in any way. In this book Bridget is a widow and has ...

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Chocolat (Black Swan)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Anne

A fable about men's religion and women's magic

Viane settles in a small French town and opens a shop selling chocolate and other luxury treats. There is a lot of opposition to what she is doing from the local priest especially because it is the beginning of Lent. As the book develops you see Viane standing for life, love, indulgence, kindness and generosity and the priest representing dryness, bitterness, judgement and cruelty ...

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The Secret Art of Forgiveness: A feel good romance about coming home and moving on (Carina)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Anne

Not quite as predictable as I first thought

Emily lives a great life in New York and her boyfriend has just proposed marriage when she is called back to her childhood home in England to care for her ailing stepfather. While she is there she discovers that success is not always what is important and that forgiveness is necessary for everyone to move on. F ...

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The Fifth Rule of Ten: A Tenzing Norbu Mystery (Dharma Detective 5) (Hay House Uk)

2.0 Stars2.0 Stars  by Anne

I got confused

I really struggled with this book and it may be because I haven't read all the earlier ones in the series and also because I don't know much about Buddhism. Ten was a Buddhist monk and then became a member of the police service. He then left them and has become a private investigator. He has a girlfriend and so ...

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Small Gods: Discworld Novel 13: A Discworld Novel (Discworld Novels) (Corgi)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Anne

Religion - the Discworld way

In this book the author moves away from his well known characters and creates a new "hero" in the form of Brutha, a novice in the religion which follows the god Om. As it happens, Om has materialised in the form of a tortoise and needs Brutha's help but Brother Brutha is being used by the religious authorities in political games. In the course of the book the author shines a clear ...

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The Red House (Vintage)

2.0 Stars2.0 Stars  by Anne

I never engaged with this book

A family decide to spend their summer holiday with relatives that they don't know. Angela and Richard are brother and sister who have avoided each other for years and have recently had to be in touch because of the death of their mother. I think that the idea of having a holiday together is intended to help them connect after the years of estrangement. Both siblings bring their fa ...

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