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Twain's End by Lynn Cullen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

From the bestselling and highly acclaimed author of the “page-turning tale” (Library Journal, starred review) Mrs. Poe comes a fictionalized imagining of the personal life of America’s most iconic writer: Mark Twain. In March of 1909, Mark Twain cheerfully blessed the wedding of his private secretary, Isabel V. Lyon, and his business manager, Ralph Ashcroft. One month later, he fired both. He proceeded to write a ferocious 429-page rant about the pair, calling Isabel “a liar, a forger, a thief, a hypocrite, a drunkard, a sneak, a humbug, a traitor, a conspirator, a filthy-minded and salacious slut pining for seduction.” Twain and his daughter, Clara Clemens, then slandered Isabel in the newspapers, erasing her nearly seven years of devoted service to their family. How did Lyon go from being the beloved secretary who ran Twain’s life to a woman he was determined to destroy?

In Twain’s End, Lynn Cullen “cleverly spins a mysterious, dark tale” (Booklist) about the tangled relationships between Twain, Lyon, and Ashcroft, as well as the little-known love triangle between Helen Keller, her teacher Anne Sullivan Macy, and Anne’s husband, John Macy, which comes to light during their visit to Twain’s Connecticut home in 1909. Add to the party a furious Clara Clemens, smarting from her own failed love affair, and carefully kept veneers shatter.

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#BookReview Devil Sent the Rain by Lisa Turner (@turnermystery) @WmMorrowBks
Devil Sent the Rain by Lisa Turner My rating: 4 of 5 stars The heart can be an assassin. Detective Billy Able knows that from experience. Fresh from solving Memphis’ most sensational murder case, Homicide Detective Billy Able and his ambitious new partner F...

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#BookBlast Where Rainbows End by AnneMarie Brear @hfvbt @choclituk @annemariebrear
Where Rainbows End by AnneMarie Brear Publication Date: May 23, 2017 Choc Lit eBook; ASIN: B071P7KBH6 Genre: Fiction/Historical/Romance/Western Can she hold on to her dreams...? It’s 1850 and the Noble family have travelled to the other side of the world to...

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LOCAL GIRL SWEPT OFF HER FEET

Mild-mannered publicist Holly Phillips is unlucky in love. She's embarrassed beyond belief when the handsome stranger she meets in a bar turns out to be 'Ultimate Man' - a superpowered hero whose rescue attempt finds her hoisted over his shoulder and flashing her knickers in the newspaper the next day.

But when Holly's fifteen minutes of fame make her a target for something villainous, she only has one place to turn - and finds the man behind the mask holds a lot more charm than his crime-fighting alter-ego.

Can Holly find love, or is superdating just as complicated as the regular kind?

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Buried Secrets by Elizabeth Meyette
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

When Jesse Graham almost runs over a “body” in the road one night, she is plunged into a labyrinth of secrets, lies and murder. All Jesse wants is a simple life teaching at St. Bart’s… and a chance at love with Joe Riley. She realizes that plan has been thwarted when puzzling occurrences at St. Bartholomew Academy for Girls get increasingly dangerous. The danger doesn’t just spring from the ghost who haunts the grounds of St. Bart’s, but from a sinister presence that is not ghostly at all. As she digs into the mystery, threats on her life and the life of her student escalate.

Which danger threatens her life the most? The ghost haunting her student or the secrets buried in the school?

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5 Books I Want to Read...Charles Dickens

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The Tip of My Wish List - Let's Go to the Beach!!

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#BookReview River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey @torbooks #BookBloggers
River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey My rating: 3 of 5 stars In the early 20th Century, the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This is true....

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#BlogTour Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson (@OrendaBooks) #BookBloggers
Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson My rating: 3 of 5 stars In Falkenberg, Sweden, the mutilated body of talented young jewelry designer Linnea Blix is found in a snow-swept marina. In Hampstead Heath, London, the body of a young boy is discovered with similar wo...
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