Category Archives: grown up books reviewed

Escaping Dreamland – How Much Does the Past Write the Future?

Escaping Dreamland By Charlie Lovett Spoiler Alert! Summary: Robert Parrish’s childhood obsession with series books like the Hardy Boys and Tom Swift inspired him to become an author. Just as his debut novel becomes a bestseller, his relationship with his … Continue reading

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The First Five-Dozen Tales of Razia Shah: and Other Stories – Looking For Something New? This is it!

The First Five-Dozen Tales of Razia Shah: and Other Stories By James Goldberg Spoiler Alert!   Summary Razia Shah—a promising, bright, suicidally-depressed seventeen-year-old living in New Delhi—has to tell herself a new story each day to convince herself to keep … Continue reading

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The Law of Moses – Is it a Romance, a Tragedy, or a Mystery? Paranormal?

The Law of Moses By Amy Harmon Spoiler Alert! Summary If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it’s coming, and it … Continue reading

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The Rose and the Thorn – Is This Fairytale Going to Make You Swoon?

The Rose and the Thorn By Katherine MacDonald SUMMARY: A gripping and mesmerising retelling of a classic story, filled with romance, mystery and intrigue. There is a pale, penetrating loneliness etched into the walls of this forgotten place. A kind … Continue reading

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Crossings – What Would You Do If You Crossed Time? Find Love?

Crossings By Alex Landragin Spoiler Alert! Summary Crossings is an unforgettable and explosive genre-bending debut–a novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning a hundred and fifty years and seven lifetimes. On the brink of the … Continue reading

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The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother – How Do We Relate to His Story Today?

The Color of Water A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother By James McBride Spoiler Alert!   Summary Touches readers of all colors as a vivid portrait of growing up, a haunting meditation on race and identity, and a … Continue reading

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The Splendor Falls – Do You Love Intrigue?

The Splendor Falls By Susanna Kearsley Spoiler Alert!   Summary 1205 – the town of Chinon is beseiged by enemies of King John, and his young Queen calls upon a trusted servant to conceal her treasured jewels. Emily Braden is … Continue reading

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The Spinster Chronicles – A Must-Read For Regency Romance Addicts

The Spinster ChroniclesBy Rebecca Connolly The Merry Lives of Spinsters #1 SUMMARY: Georgiana Allen is a spinster and everybody knows it. She also happens to be one of the writers for the Spinster Chronicles, and everybody knows that as well. … Continue reading

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Unlimited Memory – Do These Memory Tricks Really Work?

Unlimited MemoryHow to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to LearnFaster, Remember More and be More Productive By Grandmaster Kevin Horsley Spoiler Alert! Summary Kevin Horsley Broke a World Memory Record in 2013… And You’re About to Learn How to Use His … Continue reading

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The Will and the Wilds – Will It Catch You?

The Will and the Wilds By Charlie Holmberg Spoiler Alert! Summary A spellbinding story of truce and trickery from the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician series. Enna knows to fear the mystings that roam the wildwood … Continue reading

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