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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read by Pierre Bayard, trans by Jeffry Mehlman

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Publisher:Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 1596915439
Pages: 208pgs
Genre: Non-fiction
Challenges-Read’n’Review Challenge, 100+ Reading Challenge
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Synopsis from the Publisher
If civilized people are expected to have read all important works of literature, and thousands more books are published every year, what are we supposed to do in those awkward social situations in which we’re forced to talk about books we haven’t read? In this delightfully witty, provocative book, a huge hit in France that has drawn attention from critics around the world, literature professor and psychoanalyst Pierre Bayard argues that it’s actually more important to know a book’s role in our collective library than its details. Using examples from such writers as Graham Greene, Oscar Wilde, Montaigne, and Umberto Eco, and even the movie Groundhog Day, he describes the many varieties of “non-reading” and the horribly sticky social situations that might confront us, and then offers his advice on what to do. Practical, funny, and thought-provoking, How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read is in the end a love letter to books, offering a whole new perspective on how we read and absorb them. It’s the book that readers everywhere will be talking about—and despite themselves, reading—this holiday season.
My Review:

I began reading Bayard's book expecting and hoping for a good laugh. I was disappointed. Not by the merit of the book but because it is, in fact, very serious in tone. Whether or not you identify this book as satire or theory, any reader who has encountered that "impossibly boring book" will understand the merit of Bayard's ideas whether he intended the reader to take him seriously or not.

This book seemed to go against every belief I have ever had about books and reading. I was told from when I was very young that the more I read the more I learn. I did not feel comfortable with the fact that this idea was being challenged. I began reading this book with intense skepticism and the intense desire to find something wrong with Bayard's argument. Instead, I found myself agreeing with him.

There are always books we cannot make ourselves read or we start reading them numerous times only to give up and put them back on the shelf. These books induce headaches, misery and coma-like sleep states. We force ourselves to sit through hours upon hours of unpleasant reading all the while retaining nothing of what we read. We could easily be reading something enjoyable or doing something more important. If we simply must read this book, a skim is definitely preferable to hours of torture.

I found myself employing Bayard's techniques without even knowing it. I have a feeling I will keep doing so. The is the type of book that teaches you without you even knowing it. The only criticism I have is that there were simply too many quotes. It made the prose seem choppy. Other than that, this is definitely worth a read even if it seems you will not agree.

*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review. My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the blog.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Misdaventures of Oliver Booth by David Desmond


Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1929774567
Pages: 224 pgs
Genre: Humor
Challenges-Read’n’Review Challenge, 100+ Reading Challenge
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Synopsis from the Publisher
Oliver Booth wants nothing more than to join the ranks of Palm Beach's high society. But with his arrogant personality, garish wardrobe, and incompetent stewardship of an antique shop filled with gaudy reproductions, he doesn't have a chance. Oliver's luck takes a turnabout when the society doyenne Margaret Van Buren sends him and his assistant, Bernard, to Paris on a shopping spree to furnish her new estate. What ensues is a series of hilarious, Voltaire-esque misadventures as Oliver bumbles his way through the milieu of the elite. A satirical look at the lengths some people will go to in order to enter the insular circle of the privileged, David's Desmond's novel is a witty glimpse into a world few of us know.

My Review:

To tell you the truth when I first picked up this book I was sure I was not going to like it. I found myself pleasantly surprised. “The Misadventures of Oliver Booth” presents a witty and sarcastic portrait of a desperate social climber.

Oliver Booth seems to be an amalgam of all the pesky, ambitious and abrasive social climbers and hangers on that Desmond surely has come into contact with. Oliver is obese, foul smelling, and petulant. He is not a character most people want to find themselves seated across from at dinner. He runs an antique shop filled with overpriced Mexican reproductions of Louis XIV. He hoodwinks a poor, sensible French waiter named Bernard into working at his antique shop. He demands first class treatment and throws a fit worthy of a petulant four year old girl in a toy shop. He is also one of the most engaging characters I have ever come across. I could not put this book down once I started reading. I was waiting to see what kind of situation Oliver got himself into next. He is not a character you will like. If you meet a person like Oliver, your faith in the general goodness of humanity will be greatly diminished.

Desmond’s writing style is also one of this book. He is witty and sarcastic. His writing will draw you into this zany and wacky tale. You will get to the end of the book and not know how you got there. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a good laugh.

*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review. My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the blog.
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Professors' Wives' Club by Joanne Rendell

Publisher: NAL Trade
ISBN: 0451224914
Pages: 352 pgs
Genre: Chick Lit/Women's Fiction
Challenges-Read’n’Review Challenge, 100+ Reading Challenge
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Synopsis from publisher:

 
Nestled among Manhattan University’s faculty housing, there is a garden where four women will meet—each with a scandalous secret that could upset their lives, destroy their families, and rock the prestigious university to its very core.

With its maple trees, iron gate, and fence laced with honeysuckle, Manhattan U’s garden offers faculty wives Mary, Sofia, Ashleigh, and Hannah much needed refuge from their problems. But as Mary’s husband, the power-hungry dean, plans to demolish their beloved garden, these four women will discover a surprising secret about a lost Edgar Allan Poe manuscript—and realize they must find the courage to stand up for their passions, dreams, and desires.



My Review:

This book is not my usual fare. I never like modern chick lit. I usually skip over books like this when in the bookstore. I am so glad that I was chosen to receive this book because I would be missing such a gem of a book because of my own prejudice. The Professors Wives’ Club is one of the most engaging and entertaining books I have ever read.

Mary, Ashleigh, Sofia and Hannah are some of the most interesting characters I have ever encountered. The minute I began reading, I was completely invested in their lives and relationships. I felt I could identify with something in each and every one of them even though I have very little in common with any of them. These women could have easily developed into realm of the “annoying female character” (overly perfect, super-woman complex or weak-willed, dependent, water-works) without a writer as skilled at weaving a plot as Rendell. Her writing is crisp. She captures each woman’s voice perfectly and weaves their stories together seamlessly.

The fact that the book centers around the world of academia was also a strong draw for me. The internal politics and conflicts of University life are especially interesting to me because I went to a university in New York where internal protests and strikes were a familiar and almost everyday occurrence. Rendell displays the internal conflicts and tensions very accurately.

Once I started the book, I could not put it down. This is not your typical chick lit book to use for easy reading on vacation. This book will distract you and get you so embroiled in the story, you will spend your vacation inside reading the book. I absolutely love this book. I will be anxiously awaiting Rendell’s next book which comes out in 2009.



*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review. My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the blog.
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Napoleon's Gambit by Eric Goldman



Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595528430
Pages: 416 pgs
Genre: Thriller
Challenges-Read’n’Review Challenge, 100+ Reading Challenge
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Synopsis from the Publisher
A modern sailor is recruited by the Royal Navy and finds himself on the deck of HMS Impérieuse in 1813, as she sails into battle against overwhelming odds. At stake are $5 billion in gold and the fate of the modern world. Think of it as Captain Kirk meets Captain Jack Aubrey: a moral tale, light-hearted and filled with action, yet rich in authentic historical and nautical detail. Napoleon's Gambit is set in exotic locations aboard the world's most advanced yacht and on old wooden warships. Its love-story, sword-fights, sea-battles, pirates and storms at sea add tension to an unpredictable and satisfying plot.
My Review
Napoleon’s Gambit was the perfect combination of naval history and time travelling adventure. As a fan of both H.G. Wells and Patrick O’ Brien, it was of particular interest to me. The combination of these genres resulted in a very unique reading experience. The book was a very quick and enjoyable read.  It is definitely a page turner.  I often found myself engrossed in the story to the point that I forgot my surroundings.  I particularly enjoyed the last half of the book where Josh Rick is in 1813 and educating these prominent historical characters about the nuances of modern technology.  The battle scene at the end was excellent. You really did get the feel of the chaos and brutality of battle. 

The one aspect of this book that I did not like was the romantic relationship between Josh and Ses. I perhaps wouldn’t have minded the relationship so much if Ses had been a more likeable character. She just seemed too pretty, too perfect, too intelligent. This, however, was not enough to detract from my enjoyment of the book. The historical characters of Captain Lord Thomas Cochrane and Dr. James Guthrie were excellent additions to the story. I almost forgot that they were historical characters. They fit into the story seamlessly. This book requires a basic knowledge of historical events and nautical terms. For readers who are lacking in this knowledge, visit www.napoleonsgambit.com for a glossary and other helpful materials. 

*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review. My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the blog.
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Friday, October 10, 2008

Introduction and Randomness

Well, my name is Grace. I plan to use this blog to keep track of my thoughts and reviews of all of the books I read and the ARC's I receive (if I receive any). I am a quick reader and an even quicker writer so the posts will be coming quick. This is mostly for myself but if anyone else is interested far be it from me to stop them from reading my ramblings.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

By Year Reviewed

2008
  1. Napoleon's Gambit by Eric Goldman
  2.  The Misadventures of Oliver Booth-David Desmond
  3. The Professors' Wives' Club by Joanne Rendell
  4. How To Talk About Books You Haven't Read by Pierre Bayard
2009
  1. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  2. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  3. Jane Eyre:The Graphic Novel by Charlotte Bronte
  4. A Fortunate Age by Joanna Smith Rakoff
  5. Houston, We Have A Problema By Gwendolyn Zepeda
  6. Mr and Mrs Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One by Sharon Lathan
  7. Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly
  8. Playing With the Grown-Ups by Sophie Dahl
  9. Pemberley Manor by Kathryn L. Nelson
  10. The Traitor’s Wife by Susan Higginbotham
  11. Flannery by Brad Gooch
  12. Sundays at Tiffany’s by James Patterson
  13. The Four Corners of the Sky by Michael Malone
  14. A Girl’s Guide to Modern European Philosophy by Charlotte Greig
  15. Why Shoot a Butler? by Georgette Heyer
  16. The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer
  17. Who Do You Think You Are? by Alyse Myers
  18. The Cradle by Patrick Somerville
  19. Life is Like a Line by Cynthia Sabotka
  20. The Only True Genius in the Family by Jennie Nash
  21. Living A Charmed Life by Victoria Moran
  22. Scranton’s Mayors by David J. Wenzel
  23. A Worthy Legacy by Tomi Akinyanmi
  24. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
  25. The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
  26. The Lie by Fredrica Wagman
  27. A Gentle Rain by Deborah Smith
  28. All of Me by Lori Wilde
  29. Crucial Conversations
  30. My Lord John by Georgette Heyer
  31. Womenomics by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
  32. The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale
  33. Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture by Kirsten Olson
  34. The Darcys and the Bingleys by Marsha Altman
  35. The Last Days of the Lacuna Cabal by Sean Dixon
  36. This Lovely Life by Vicki Forman
  37. Netherfield Park Revisited by Rebecca Ann Collins
  38. The Women of Pemberley by Rebecca Ann Collins
  39. The Pemberley Chronicles by Rebecca Ann Collins
  40. The Plight of the Darcy Brothers by Marsha Altman
  41. The Divorce Party by Laura Dave
  42. Mr. Darcy’s Daughter by Rebecca Ann Collins
  43. Healing Luke by Beth Cornelison
  44. Darcy and Anne by Judith Brocklehurst
  45. You Don’t Have to Learn the Hard Way by J.R. Parrish
  46. The Ladies of Longbourn by Rebecca Ann Collins
  47. Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction by Laura Bergman Fortang
  48. One Deadly Sin by Annie Solomon
  49. Hugh and Bess by Susan Higginbotham
  50. Mr Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange
  51. My Cousin Caroline by Rebecca Ann Collins
  52. Hungry Woman in Paris by Josefina Lopez
  53. Falling Into the Sun: A Novel by Charrie Hazard
  54. Hunter by Campbell Jefferys
  55. Beg, Borrow, Steal by Michael Greenberg
  56. The Holy Bullet by Luis Miguel Rocha
  57. To Serve The All My Days by R.F. Delderfield
  58. Willoughby’s Return by Jane Odiwe
  59. I Sold Andy Warhol (too soon) by Richard Polsky
  60. The Wildest Heart by Rosemary Rogers
  61. Pendragon’s Banner by Helen Hollick
  62. The Second Date: Love-Italian American Style by Mary Lydon Simonsen
  63. Angel Lane by Sheila Roberts
  64. Playing House by Fredrica Wagman
  65. The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy by Sara Angelini
  66. The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview
  67. Everyday Astrology by Gary Goldschneider
  68. A Match For Mary Bennet by Eucharista Ward, O.S.F.
  69. God Is an Englishman by R.F. Delderfield
  70. The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
  71. Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy:The Last Man in the World by Abigail Reynolds
  72. Postscript from Pemberley by Rebecca Ann Collins
  73. My Unfair Lady by Kathryne Kennedy
  74. Searching For Pemberley by Mary Lydon Simonsen
  75. Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict by Irene Vilar
  76. Bending Toward the Sun by Leslie Gilbert Lurie
2010
  1. A Christmas Carol: Special Edition by Stephen Skelton
  2. The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
  3. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
  4. The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer
  5. Lessons in French by Laura Kinsale
  6. Island of the Swans by Ciji Ware
  7. Mr. Darcy’s Great Escape by Marsha Altman
  8. The Book of Fathers by Miklós Vámos
  9. Nibble & Kuhn by David Schmahmann
  10. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  11. Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
  12. Breakfast in Bed by Robin Kaye
  13. Never Tell Our Business to Strangers by Jennifer Mascia
  14. Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo
  15. A Certain Wolfish Charm by Lydia Dare
  16. Read, Remember, Recommend by Rachelle Rogers Knight
  17. The Highest Stakes by Emery Lee
  18. The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
  19. Once A Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
  20. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
  21. Raven Stole the Moon by Garth Stein
  22. The Highlander’s Sword by Amanda Forester
  23. Cowboy Trouble by Joanne Kennedy
  24. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  25. Recollections of Rosings by Rebecca Ann Collins
  26. Absolutely Chocolate by Editors of Fine Living Magazine
  27. The Truth About Delilah Blue by Tish Cohen
  28. A Bad Day For Pretty by Sophie Littlefield
  29. Meet Me in Manhattan by Judith Arnold
  30. Sin Undone by Larissa Ione
  31. Lies My Mother Never Told Me by Kaylie Jones
  32. What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen
  33. The Devil Wears Plaid by Teresa Medeiros
  34. Seduced by a Highlander by Paula Quinn
  35. Hell, Yeah by Carolyn Brown
  36. Seduced by the Wolf by Terry Spear
  37. Anne Elliot: A New Beginning by Mary Lydon Simonsen
  38. Holly’s Inbox: Scandal in the City by Holly Denham
  39. Captured By Desire by Kira Morgan
  40. Black Magic by Cherry Adair
  41. Desperate Deeds by Dee Davis
  42. Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt
  43. The Language of Trees by Ilie Ruby
  44. Emma and the Vampires by Wayne Josephson
  45. The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark
  46. Bird in Hand by Christina Baker Kline
  47. To Conquer a Highlander by Mary Wine
  48. Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong
  49. Sea Escape by Lynne Griffin
  50. Captured by Moonlight by Nancy Gideon
  51. The Wild Irish Sea by Loucinda McGary
  52. The Fire Lord’s Lover by Kathryne Kennedy
  53. Good Things I Wish You by A. Manette Ansay
  54. The Commuters by Emily Gray Tedrowe
  55. Tempted By A Warrior by Amanda Scott
  56. The Starlet by Mary McNamara
  57. Barely a Lady by Eileen Dreyer
  58. A Cottage by the Sea by Ciji Ware
  59. The Wolf Next Door by Lydia Dare
  60. The Great Lover by Jill Dawson
  61. The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells
  62. Life After Yes by Aidan Donnelley Rowley
  63. To Conquer Mr. Darcy by Abigail Reynolds
  64. The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice by Abigail Reynolds
  65. On Folly Beach by Karen White
  66. Legend of a Suicide by David Vann
  67. Wicked Becomes You by Meredith Duran
  68. Tall, Dark and Wolfish by Lydia Dare
  69. Rumor Has It by Jill Mansell
  70. The Threadbare Heart by Jennie Nash
  71. The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees
  72. Moonlight Road by Robyn Carr
  73. Last To Die by Kate Brady  
  74. Never A Bride by Amelia Grey  
  75. McKettricks of Texas: Garrett by Linda Lael Miller  
  76. A Note From An Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker  
  77. A Wild Light by Marjorie M. Liu  
  78. Bad Heir Day by Wendy Holden   
  79. The Recipe Club by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel 
  80. One Fine Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy   
  81. For the King's Favor by Elizabeth Chadwick  
  82. The Making of a Gentleman by Shana Galen   
  83. Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning
  84. Wicked Company by Ciji Ware  
  85. Mr. Darcy's Obsession by Abigail Reynolds 
  86. Jane and the Damned by Janet Mullany 
  87. Elizabeth, Captive Princess by Margaret Irwin 
  88. Mr. Darcy Takes the Plunge by J. Marie Croft 
  89. Blood Trinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love 
  90. The Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro 
  91. Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine 
  92. Highland Hellcat by Mary Wine 
  93. A Season of Seduction by Jennifer Haymore 
  94. The Art of Disappearing by Ivy Pochoda 
  95. In The Arms of Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan 
  96. Key Lime Pie by Josi S. Kilpack 
  97. Hard to Hold by Julie Leto 
  98. Two Lethal Lies by Annie Solomon 
  99. Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis 
  100. Up from the Blue by Susan Henderson 
  101. Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
  102. Stronger Than Sin by Caridad Piñeiro 
  103. Montana Glory by R.C. Ryan 
  104. The Legacy of Pemberley by Rebecca Ann Collins 
  105. And the Pursuit of Happiness by Maira Kalman 
  106. The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick 
  107. The Greatest Game by Todd Denault 
  108. The Taming of the Wolf by Lydia Dare 
  109. The Mermaid's Pendant by Leann Neal Reilly 
  110. The Icing on the Cake by Alison Kent
  111. Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley  
  112. Child of the Northern Spring by Persia Woolley
  113. Devil’s Desire by Laurie McBain  
  114. Everything I Never Wanted to Be by Dina Kucera
  115. Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl  
  116. Duchess of Sin by Laurel McKee
  117. Tempted by Fate by Kate Perry  
  118. Queen Hereafter by Susan Fraser King
  119. Desiree by Annemarie Selinko  
  120. Pemberley Ranch by Jack Caldwell
  121. Salting Roses by Lorelle Marinello  
  122. Wolf Fever by Terry Spear
  123. The Heir by Grace Burrowes  
2011
  1.  Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros
  2. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
  3. Sins of a Highland Devil by Sue Ellen Welfonder  
  4. Kiss At Your Own Risk by Stephanie Rowe 
  5. The Perfect Bride For Mr. Darcy by Mary Lydon Simonsen  
  6. The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman
  7. Moonface by Angela Balcita 
  8. Yours For the Taking by Robin Kaye 
  9. How Sweet It Is by Sophie Gunn 
  10. Darcy and Fitzwilliam: A tale of a gentleman and an officer by Karen Wasylowski 
  11. Born Under a Lucky Moon by Dana Precious 
  12. This Book is Overdue by Marilyn Johnson 
  13. The Bird House by Kelly Simmons 
  14. To Tempt A Rake by Cara Elliott 
  15. Triumph of the City by Edward Glaeser 
  16. Everyone Loves A Hero by Marie Force 
  17. Afterlives of the Rich and Famous by Sylvia Browne  
  18. Moonstruck Madness by Laurie McBain 
  19. The Mistress' House by Leigh Michaels
  20. Walking With Elephants by Karen S. Bell 
  21. Fierce Eden by Jennifer Blake 
  22. The Betrayal by Sheila Hendrix 
  23. The Queen’s Lover by Vanora Bennett 
  24. Mr. Darcy’s Secret by Jane Odiwe 
  25. The Raising by Laura Kasischke 
  26. Welcome to Last Chance by Hope Ramsay 
  27. 31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan 
  28. Tyler by C.H. Admirand 
  29. My Jane Austen Summer: A Season in Mansfield Park by Cindy Jones 
  30. It Happened One Bite by Lydia Dare 
  31. Highland Heat by Mary Wine  
  32. Only Mr. Darcy Will Do by Kara Louise 
  33. The Four Ms. Bradwells by Meg Waite Clayton 
  34. Legacy by Jeanette Baker 
  35. The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis 
  36. A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer 
  37. Beside Still Waters by Tricia Goyer 
  38. Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay 
  39. The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry 
  40. The Queen of New Beginnings by Erica James
  41. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende 
  42. The Confession of Katherine Howard by Suzannah Dunn 
  43. Husband and Wife by Leah Stewart 
  44. Wickham’s Diary by Amanda Grange 
  45. The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain    
  46. Insight by Jamie Magee 
  47. What Would Mr. Darcy Do? by Abigail Reynolds 
  48. Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende 
  49. The Landlord’s Black-Eyed Daughter by Mary Ellen Dennis 
  50. The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus by Sonya Sones  
  51. Far To Go by Alison Pick 
  52. Old Wounds by N. K. Smith 
  53. Inés of My Soul by Isabel Allende 
  54. Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning 
  55. The Return of the Black Douglas by Elaine Coffman
  56. The Rebellion of Jane Clarke by Sally Gunning 
  57. Stilettos & Scoundrels by Laina Turner-Molaski 
  58. The Lost Girls by Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett and Amanda Pressner 
  59. When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman 
  60. Little Battles by N.K. Smith 
  61. A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz 
  62. The Beach Trees by Karen White 
  63. The Truth About Mr. Darcy by Susan Adriani  
  64. A Game of Character by Craig Robinson 
  65. The Ninth Wife by Amy Stolls 
  66. Mr. Darcy and the Secret of Becoming a Gentleman by Maria Hamilton  
  67. Love Drunk Cowboy by Carolyn Brown 
  68. Mocked By Destiny by Michele Richard
  69. The London Train by Tessa Hadley 
  70. Wickedly Charming by Kristine Grayson
  71. Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende 
  72. Scandal in Scotland by Karen Hawkins 

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