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King and Maxwell / by Baldacci, David,

Publication: . 422 pages ; 24 cm.

Totally held my interest and enjoyment from Chapter One, though to the very last chapter. Added 20/10/2014 by

Cold days / by Butcher, Jim,

Publication: . 646 pages ; 20 cm.

A funny book with an action packed magical influence. Added 09/10/2014 by

Unlucky 13 / by Patterson, James,

Publication: London : Century, 2014 . 368 pages ; 24 cm. Date: 2014

Action packed read filled with love, suspense and thrills. Really nice read. Added 09/10/2014 by

A week in winter / by Binchy, Maeve,

Publication: London : Orion, 2012 . 361 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2012

A really good heartwarming novel which is easy to become engrossed in. Added 09/10/2014 by

Came a hot Friday / by Morrieson, Ronald Hugh,

Publication: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin, 1981 . 234 p. ; 18 cm. Date: 1981

A blokey "Barry Crumpish" type of book filled with an excess of drinking and smoking. It's a complicated book that didn't gel. The heavy drinking and smoking throughout the book is distasteful. Added 09/10/2014 by

206 bones / Two hundred and six bones. by Reichs, Kathy,

Publication: London : William Heinemann, 2009 . x, 379 pages ; 20 cm. Date: 2009

Lots of interesting detail in this story. The author explains so well in lay terms about the electronic and forensic science used in identifying bodies. Added 09/10/2014 by

Dark bites / Adult. by Kenyon, Sherrilyn,

Publication: . 561 pages ; 25 cm.

A book of short stories. Funny ,exciting with love and adventure in all. Added 09/10/2014 by

The splintered gods / by Deas, Stephen,

Publication: . 527 pages ; 24 cm.

A suspense adventure that is funny in some places and strange in others Added 09/10/2014 by

The Queen of the Tearling / by Johansen, Erika,

Publication: London : Bantam Press, 2014 . 434 p. : 24 cm. Date: 2014

An enjoyable read that is fun, exciting and adventurous Added 09/10/2014 by

The tea rose / by Donnelly, Jennifer,

Publication: London : HarperCollins, 2003 . 544 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2003

It's an endearing read about two ambitious people from the lower part of society in the late 1800s. Some nice glimpses of historic England and America that were very interesting. Added 09/10/2014 by

A mother's courage / by Court, Dilly,

Publication: London : Century, 2007 . 534 pages ; 18 cm. Date: 2007

A very moving story of courage that makes us realise how lucky we are not to have to go through what the mother in this story did. Added 09/10/2014 by

Safe haven / by Sparks, Nicholas,

Publication: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2010 . viii, 340 p. ; 22 cm. Date: 2010

A romantic family story that is scary and sad. The plot is very well thought out. Added 09/10/2014 by

Raiders of the Nile : a novel of the ancient world / by Saylor, Steven,

Publication: . 342 pages : 25 cm.

An adventurous comedy filled with love and history Added 09/10/2014 by

Illusion / For teenagers. by Kenyon, Sherrilyn,

Publication: . 448 pages ; 24 cm.

An exciting book, funny in places that was hard to put down. Added 09/10/2014 by

The carrier / by Hannah, Sophie,

Publication: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2013 . 419 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2013

It's an unlikely adventure but very absorbing with well crafted characters. A bit erratic in places and the main character is a love or hate. Added 09/10/2014 by

Elizabeth is missing / by Healey, Emma,

Publication: . 274 p. ; 21 cm.

Written with sympathy and understanding for both the aged mother with developing dementia and the caring daughter trying to deal with that in addition to her own working and family life. Added 07/10/2014 by Heather

The library : a world history / by Campbell, James W. P.,

Publication: . 320 pages : 32 cm

A fascinating and beautiful book. Wonderful photographs and text describing how libraries have changed as book production has developed and literacy has spread from being the privilege of a few educated people to being available to a more general public. Added 06/10/2014 by Heather

A song for Issy Bradley : a novel / by Bray, Carys,

Publication: . 399 pages ; 20 cm.

Author Carys Bray was brought up as Mormon and so writes with some understanding about a Mormon Bishop's family whose youngest child dies of meningitis. Each member deals with it differently and the father/bishop tries to answer their reactions with the memorised teachings of his church. But he comes to realise that that is not enough. A moving, well written and thoughtful book with moments of gentle humour, well worth reading. Added 27/09/2014 by Heather

Crimson dawn / by McDonald, Fleur,

Publication: . 394 pages ; 24 cm.

Women writers from Australia are really coming to the fore in the genre of mystery/romance, especially when it comes to writing of farming in the remote areas. This is one of those authors and one of those books. A young woman has inherited an outback farm and is successfully widening the streams of income from the land. A bitter row with her long time boyfriend and his sister leads to a possible take-over bid for her much loved farm and she has to call on all the help she can muster to combat the threat. Nicely written and very easy to read, this is another author I will be reading again. Recommended

The First of July / by Speller, Elizabeth,

Publication: . xiii, 399 pages ; 24 cm.

Centred on the Battle of the Somme in July 1916, there are four main characters - an American with an aristocratic English family, a French carpenter, an English department store salesman and a cycling enthusiast. They each experience the horrors of war in different fighting ranks and situations, slowly realising the hard realities of war. Worth reading! Added 20/09/2014 by Heather

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