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Old July 27th, 2006, 10:58 AM
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I just finished a book called The Dress Maker. The writer is Elizabeth Birkelund Oberbeck, and it was her first novel. It was very romantic, but I do get frustrated when authors don't tie up all the loose ends. Maybe she plans to write a second about the same characters.

I should add that I've been reading who-dunits by Laura Childs. She writes about an adventurous female detective who owns a tea shop in Charleston. Childs also writes the Scrapbook Mysteries for all you scrapbookers out there.

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Old July 27th, 2006, 12:47 PM
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Judy I just returned Shadowman[wow] and PMS Murder [cute] and just picked up an anthology of cruise crime stories, edited by Lawrence Block. I can't wait to dive into this one! If someone annoys us on the Cruise of the Century, we can learn how to kill them
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Old July 27th, 2006, 01:42 PM
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Been doing a bit of reading this summer. My favorite so far is "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers. Could hardly put it down.

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I just finished a book by Stephen E. Ambrose called Nothing Like it in The World (or a similar title). It's about building the transcontinental railroad. What a fantastic engineering feat!
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Been working on a collection of 4 from Reader's Digest, including Bob Dole's "One Soldier's Story" and by far, my favourite so far, "The Undomestic Godess" by Sophie Kinsella. Apparently, her "Shopaholic" series are good too!

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Last book I read was "Dick and Jane" .. the ending was a surprise.

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Old July 28th, 2006, 08:37 AM
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"The Vision" by Heather Graham. So far it's the best I've read this summer.
Guess now I'll have to check some of her other books.
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Just read Marley and Me by John Grogan. It is about a very naughty (but beautiful!) yellow lab who gets into tons of mischief, and his life with the Grogan family. A must for animal lovers...had me laughing and thinking about my own 2 labs! These dogs are such characters!
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The Shopaholic books are excellent and I have also read Marley and Me very good book.

Just starting on some books by Maureen Lee who writes about life during the war years in Liverpool.. Very entertaining.
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I just fininshed "Angels Fall" by Nora Roberts , Earl read a Dean Koontz book.. 'By the Light of the Moon'. Its not one of his new ones.
Also, I liked 'Skinny Dip' by Carl Hiaasen. It is about Florida everglades. I know several places mentioned, so it was interesting reading, fast and funny.
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I am currently reading Secrets, Lies and Betrayals by Maggie Scarf. It is a great insight on how the body and mind work together to hold the secrets of a life and how to unlock them. There is a lot of reference in this book to the people I work for, Albert Pesso and Diane Boyden-Pesso. Their work in psychotherapy and their methods of treatment are taught here at their home in NH. Interseting reading.

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