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Review: A Lesson In Secrets


A Lesson in Secrets, a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear. Harper Collins. 2011. Reviewed from ARC from ALA. With the July 4th weekend coming up, here’s another holiday reads for the grown ups. The Plot: Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and private investigator, is recruited in 1932 to go undercover for the British Secret Service. Her […]

Review: An Incomplete Revenge


An Incomplete Revenge: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear. Henry Holt. 2008. Macmillan Audio. 2008. Listened to audio borrowed from library. Narrated by Orlagh Cassidy. A holiday is coming up, so here’s a book for the grown ups. I’ve done this once or twice before, so just added the tag “holiday reads” to those […]

Review: Night Road

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Night Road by Kristin Hannah. St. Martin’s Press, an imprint of Macmillan. 2011. Reviewed from ARC borrowed from a friend. It’s a three day weekend! So, like my Iron Duke review in November, here is a treat, something different, a book that is not young adult. That said, I think Night Road is a book that teens […]

Retro Review: Ishmael


Here is my holiday gift to you — or, at least those of you who like books that are a bit different. I give you Ishmael (Star Trek N0. 23) by Barbara Hambly (Pocket Books 1985). Available as an ebook from the publisher. I originally reviewed this book in December 2006. The description from the […]

Review: The Iron Duke


With the Thanksgiving weekend coming up, here’s something a little different for you — something for the grown ups to read! Yes, I sometimes read books for grownups, and this steampunk romance is a fun, entertaining, hot read for the weekend.   The Iron Duke (A Novel of the High Seas) by Meljean Brook. Berkley […]