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Have loved books and reading for as long as I can remember. A homebody that prefers to spend spare time at home with a good book rather than out on the town.
“The library was magical because every time I walked through the door, there were literally thousands of voices ready and willing to have a conversation with me. I walked through the door, stared at all those stacks and bindings, and whispered, "Tell me a story.”
― Charles Martin, Unwritten
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Fiction - contemporary and historical. Almost all of the books I read come from the "New" shelf at my library. Tend to like: WWII era, a good child protagonist, survivor stories, suspense thrillers, stories that follow a family over multiple generations, a good series.
"This sequel to Only Killers and Thieves continues the stories of brothers Billy and Tommy. The first book ends with them being warned that they must never see each other again or they will be killed. This books starts 5 years after the first boo..."
"I have mixed feelings on this book. It had a good premise, and it kept me turning the pages, but I was disappointed in the “over the top” ending. It’s told in 3 timelines: the Mother right after the daughter disappears and present day, and the d..."
"This review from Publishers Weekly gives a good picture of this book. I will add that it’s pretty heavy handed on faith and prayer.
Publishers Weekly Reviews
In this historical novel from the multiple Christy Award–winning author (Hidden Place..."