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“Michael Vey, Rise of the Elgen” – Does the Hero Remain An Average Misfit?

 Michael Vey, Rise of the Elgen by Richard Paul Evans Spoiler Alert! Michael was born with special electrical powers—and he’s not the only one. His friend Taylor has them too, and so do other kids around the world. With Michael’s … Continue reading

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“The Flame Trees of Thika” – Does This Novel Evoke Africa?

Book Review : The Flame Trees of Thika                           Memories of an African Childhood                       by Elspeth Huxley                     Spoiler Alert! In an open cart Elspeth Huxley set off with her parents to travel to Thika in Kenya. As pioneering … Continue reading

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“Leaving Everything Most Loved” – Will Maisie Ever Find Peace?

Book Review : Leaving Everything Most Loved, A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear Spoiler Alert! The death of an Indian immigrant leads Maisie Dobbs into a dangerous yet fascinating world and takes her in an unexpected direction. London, 1933. … Continue reading

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“Baked Alaska” – Do You Ever Want To Go On A Cruise?

Book Review : Baked Alaska by Josi S. Kilpack Spoiler Alert! An Alaskan cruise is the setting for amateur detective Sadie Hoffmiller’s latest adventure. Sadie plans to spend time relaxing with her two grown children, Breanna and Shawn, and her … Continue reading

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“Wildwood Dancing” – A Modern Interpretation of a Classic Fairy Tale

Book Review : Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier Spoiler Alert! Jena and her sisters came to live at Piscul Dracului, an old stone castle, about nine years ago. By chance they found a portal to enter the Other Kingdom and … Continue reading

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