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Oranges and Sunshine

by Margaret Humphreys
Thursday, June 1, 2017

I saw the movie starring Emily Watson several years ago and loved it.  It was so well done and movingly sad what these children had been put through.  I just read Margaret Humphries book and was very pleased that the movie had been true to her voice.  Great Britain had a bureaucratic system for decades, through the 1960's, to emigrate it's orphans and foster children to its' outer realms like Canada and Australia.  Margaret shares heartbreaking details of the adults that are still little children wondering what did they do wrong, missing a mommy. Her background as a social worker made her the perfect ally in their search,...

Mercy

by Michael Palmer
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I found it hard to put this book down, and stayed up much too late on a work night to finish it. Dr. Julie Devereux is a doctor who is passionate about helping patients to heal, and is also an outspoken advocate of a patient's right to die. When her fiance, Sam, is left a quadriplegic after a motorcycle accident, she begins to question her convictions. He begs to die; Julie begs him to continue living. Just as he begins to reconsider, he suddenly and mysteriously dies from what appears to be a massive heart attack--from being scared to death. Julie finds a pattern in other cases similar to Sam's, and as her investigation of these gets closer to...

Caraval

by Stephanie Garber
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The twists and turns in the adventures of sisters Scarlett and Tella at Caraval had me turning page after page, minute after minute.  Think magical theatre meets game show, directed by a mad maestro. The description of this fancifully dark world surrounded me and pulled me in. This book has it all – sisterhood, mystery, romance, masquerade, adventure, and magic.
 
Scarlett and Tella escape their cruel father and his tiny island, just to be tossed into a world more sinister then they could have imagine. Scarlett is a selfless young woman who thinks only of protecting her sister and escaping her father. Her younger...

First Grave on the Right

by Darynda Jones
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

This is the first installament in a fun, fast paranormal romantic suspense series. The wise-cracking, smart, capable, and kick-butt protagonist, private investigator, and Grim Reaper Charley Davidson uses her unique supernatural abilities to help solve murders in Albuquerque, NM. She's surrounded by a wonderful cast of secondary characters who add flavor and fun to Charley's exploits.

One warning to you: once you start this series, you will not be able to stop! Luckily for us all, author Darynda Jones recently published the 10th book in the series and shows no signs of stopping soon!

So, grab this first book, sit back, and...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

For any dog lover out there, this is a heartwarming and insightful tail. Written from a dogs perspective, this story tells the emotional journey of one dog and his quest, over many lives, to find his purpose.  The narrative swings from sadness to happiness to laugh out loud funny.  Guaranteed you will never look at your dog quite the same way.  Check our catalog.

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