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Julia Faye Smith
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Grand Junction, Colorado and The House on Seventh Street
The House on Seventh Street   by Karen Vorbeck Williams I read this book because of the setting...Grand Junction, Colorado, one of my favorite places. I had just returned from a week's stay in a vacation house on the corner of Sixth and Chipeta Streets in G...

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Is "The Woman on the Orient Express" Agatha Christie?
The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jane Ashford The woman is, of course, Agatha Christie in disguise, trying to escape from situations in life that overwhelm her. Two other women are traveling the same train and both have problems of their own.  Aft...

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Revisiting the ugliness of war and the beauty of hope.
I am repeating my earlier review because 100 years ago today America had been an active participant in WWI for one month. Sometimes we Americans forget that much of the rest of the world had been at war since 1914. In Daffodils Alex Martin vividly, but beau...

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Looking again at the uglyness of war and the beauty of hope.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Daffodils by Alex Martin I am repeating my earlier review because 100 years ago today America had been an active participant in WWI for one month. Sometimes we Americans forget that much of the rest of the world had been at war si...

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Looking again at the uglyness of war and the beauty of hope.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Daffodils by Alex Martin I am repeating my earlier review because 100 years ago today America had been an active participant in WWI for one month. Sometimes we Americans forget that much of the rest of the world had been at war si...

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Something for Everyone: A Gathering of Books
With time getting away from me, I want to take a moment and give you a short review of several of the books I have read lately. Most of them are lovely and worthy of your reading time. All are available in the mass market. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens F...

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The Long Reach of Memory: April 2-6, 1917: One Hundred Years Later: .
100 Years ago this month, April
2, 1917 to be exact, U.S. President  Thomas Woodrow Wilson   went
before a joint session of Congress to request a declaration of war against
Germany. Wilson laid out the reasons
necessitating such a request. First, he cited G...

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The most frightening book I've ever read...John Grisham's THE TUMOR
John Grisham says THE TUMOR is the most important book he has ever written. It is the most frightening book I've ever read because it could be me or you or anyone we love. From the Blurb: "In this short book, he provides readers with a fictional account of ...

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Remembering when the 10th Mountain Division: 85th, 86th, 87th Regiments take the Italian mountains.
From a survivor of the 1945 battles for Riva Ridge came this memory as he recently shared with his fellow troopers. "10th troopers. Do you remember where we slept or tried on the night of the 19th. I asked my buddy Don 'why are you shivering' he said he ...

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Sapelo: People and places on a Georgia Sea Island
What a beautiful book. What an informative book. What a beautifully informative book. This book is a perfect read for all who are interested in American coastal areas, Georgia Marshes,  the Sea Islands of Georgia, early Georgia History, oceanography, etc. W...
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