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The golden spoon

🌟🌟🌟 1/2 An interesting premise, - part competitive cozy-baking tv show, cleverly merged with an Agatha-Christie-like murder mystery. Like the characterizations it is based on, this book has a β€œfolksy niceness”, a clean demarcation of the main players, (each with their idiosyncrasies, secrets, and struggles), and a twisty plot to…

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Once there was

🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2 A wildly imaginative ride through the past, and the present, and the silken threads that weave both together, featuring faeries, griffons, unicorns, giants and other creatures as strange and as wonderful as human dreams, hopes and imaginings are able to construct. Once there was a girl named Marjan Dastani,…

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The other side of night

🌟🌟🌟🌟 What would you sacrifice for love? What would you give for just one more moment with someone who meant everything? A twisty, confusing and absolutely intriguing look at love and loss, narrated by Dr David Asha, supplemented with the journals, writings and diaries of other characters, including the fascinating…

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Road of the lost

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Richly populated with fae, pixies, sprites, dryads and other magical beings, this Teen/YA fantasy is the story of our seventeen-year-old heroine, Croi, as she journeys into self-discovery, traveling from the predictable safety of her life in Humanworld to the beauties, mysteries and dangers she will encounter in the unknown…

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Cold Cold Bones

Book 21 in the Temperance Brennan Series 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Just in case there is any reader out there not familiar with this series (it could happen!), Temperance Brennan, the sometimes irascible, always ingenious forensic-anthropologist, ex-alcoholic, divorced mother of kick-butt Katy Peterson, is a force to be reckoned with. As she performs…

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πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« Shockingly-twisty, tense and engrossing, this character-driven thriller veers between two equally-fascinating and fractured worlds. Marisa Grover, twenty-eight-years old, caramel-blonde and an illustrator of children’s fairy tales, is a damaged woman. Abandoned at a young age by her mother, Marissa β€˜s short life thus far has her feeling left-behind, profoundly…

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Please Join Us

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« If you can’t beat em, join em? A NY-based secret society of powerful women, helping each other through influence-peddling and a whole lot more - modeled on the corrupt and seedy old-boys-club networks that have crisis-crossed the social, political and economic landscape of movers and shakers dominating the ruling…

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We spread

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Turning the last page of this mesmerizing novel I was sorely tempted to begin the book all over again. Did I get the author’s intent? With an ending deliberately (and fiendishly) ambiguous, this book was quite likely the most tantalizing read I have encountered in a very long while.…

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The IT Girl

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Like sinking into the softest pillow, reading this book takes you into a world so compelling that you will find it impossible to leave behind. With a story told in an alternating β€œBefore” and β€œAfter” timeline, centering around a horrifying murder committed in the opening pages, this reader was…

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Greenwich Park

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A pitch-perfect thriller, this book is dark and devious and thoroughly engaging - with enough twists and turns to keep even the best psychological sleuth guessing. Helen, Serena, Rory and Daniel. College friends at Cambridge, (Rory Haverstock is Helen’s brother) and as the couples pair up and their studies…

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