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Mshookquilts

Joined January 2018

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Lisette's List | Susan Vreeland
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I wasn‘t sure I would like this in the beginning. If it strikes you the same way, hang in there. An excellent, heart-warming read. Lisette is forced from Paris to Provençal but learns the most about paintings and life.

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Till Murder Do Us Part | James Patterson
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I usually don‘t want to read true crime stories but I couldn‘t put the 1st story in the book down. The 2nd was a decent read but it didn‘t hold my interest as deeply.

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Till Murder Do Us Part | James Patterson
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“You‘ll regret the day you ever lied to me.”

FeatherV Haha I can so see you saying this line. It's a damn good line 3d
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Dipping into the pile of books my youngest daughter loaned me, I‘m taking a Bridgerton break. So grateful the books are better than the series. A fun, like get read. We finally get to know, for sure, who Lady Whistledown is And we get to watch Penelope finally get her man.

FeatherV eeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am screaming! I'm so excited you're liking them! 🙌 3d
Mshookquilts @FeatherV 😂. And this may be my new favorite. Tough to decide between this & the previous one. 3d
FeatherV @Mshookquilts wait till you get to the last two which in my opinion are the absolute best! Though Benedict was my favorite story until then. His is very cinderella esqe and I was here for it. 3d
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Another joyful book celebrating Christmas. Laurel has reached her limit in attempts to have or adopt a baby. Gritting her teeth and shutting down the subject, she moved on with her life. That is, until Mrs. Miracle comes to help her Nana.

FeatherV This looks so cute! Debbie Macomber is the perfect Christmas time author 3d
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We got snowed in the day after Christmas and I ran out of books. My daughter loaned the Garber book and my grandson also loaned me this book knowing I‘d have to finish it at home. I loved that Chris Colfer stuck closer to the original fairy tales than the Disney version. This was a delightful adventure. Twins fall into their story book and go on all kinds of ventures in their attempt to get back home.

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Despite holiday interruptions this book held my attention and I didn‘t have to back track when days would go by before I could listen. Tempe is called into a meeting with a homicide detective from an outside jurisdiction and the monster Pomerleau resurfaced. Tempe and friends, after digging into the past, are able to bring the puzzle to conclusion.

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Once Upon A Broken Heart | Stephanie Garber
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Oh my, a must read, especially if you‘re already a Caravel fan! What is the Prince of Hearts up to now and what does Evangeline‘s story have to do with it? I devoured the book and can‘t wait for the sequel.

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Once Upon A Broken Heart | Stephanie Garber
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Oh my, a must read, especially if you‘re already a Caravel fan! What is the Prince of Hearts up to now and what does Evangeline‘s story have to do with it? I devoured the book and can‘t wait for the sequel.

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A delightful quick read that I devoured! Another seasonal joy. A surly neighbor and a kindness experiment change two lives.

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An enjoyable seasonal read, that could actually go anytime. Told @ the beginning of Ben‘s career & his daughter‘s 1st Christmas in 1978 and today. We finally get to see the details of the Warwick tragedy and also to watch Rachel become ready to move on after losing her husband.

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The Mistletoe Promise | Richard Paul Evans
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My favorite book in months, almost of the year. I couldn‘t put it down & stayed up late to finish. Elise & Nicholas enter a contract to be a couple until Christmas Eve. A heart-warming story.

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Golem of Hollywood | Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman
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I guess this just wasn‘t my cup of tea. I‘m bailing after 3 hours of listening to 18 hours of audio. I just can‘t get into it. Will let someone else who will enjoy it better have a chance. I think the premise is a supernatural protector of those assaulted but truly I‘m not sure.

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Mr Miracle | Debbie Macomber
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A quick light read and another seasonal story. Addie thinks she‘s returning home with her tail between her legs, but at least she has Christmas. Then all her Christmas dreams are dashed. This is a people story more than a romance and I‘m hoping some of these characters return in her upcoming books.

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I love reading seasonal books in their season. A satisfying Romance with just enough suspense. Hutch stumbles into her life as Jane Meredith is on the run from an abusive marriage and gets pepper sprayed for his efforts.

FeatherV Oh my goodness you actually did what I wanted to and read so many christmas books, I'mma do that this year! 3d
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I found myself looking for excuses to listen to this audio book. I will miss the characters as I move on. Decker has been assigned a new partner, a brash kid with a Harvard Degree and an upper crust background. As they try to solve the theft of stained glass windows from a cemetery, they begin to wonder what they stepped into and could it even include international espionage?

FeatherV I love books like that! The ones you throw a tantrum when you have to put down, those are the best! 3d
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Mrs. Miracle: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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Romance at Christmas is heart warming and this story brings it for all ages. A light read you can quickly devour. Seth and Reba have suffered in the romance department in far different ways, but they discover an immediate attraction. Oh, and you‘ll love the Mrs. Miracle character. Now I have to go find another book with her.

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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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For those who have not done well during this pandemic, this book my trigger unpleasant reactions. The story is set at both present day and the future (but the characters are seeing it as the past & their present). An unbelievably fast contagion of the Georgia flu quickly wipes out the majority of humans and then violence even more. It‘s a story of the survivors.

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Blind Spot | Robert B. Parker
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A great listen or a page turner…Jesse Stone is invited to a reunion that doesn‘t feel right so he jumps @ the chance to return home for a bizarre murder & possible kidnapping. Something keeps tugging at him and he‘s wondering if & how all these strange events in his small town are connected.

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A quick read and I couldn‘t put it down. Jemima acts as a companion to a wealthy young woman heading to New York to get married. A few days after arrival Jemima is set up to look like a murderer. Alone and seemingly without aid, Jemima fears being in prison for Christmas and never seeing her family again.

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Natchez Burning | Greg Iles
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Very well written, but a little “triggering” for me after some recent events. The story is based upon murders happening during the civil rights movement. Lots of good & evil & grey areas.

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Burn | James Patterson
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Binged listened as I sewed. Bennet is back in New York and demoted by his immediate supervisor, an old enemy. Yet have e still finds himself on complicated cases…a report of cannibalism and a series of diamond thefts.

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I‘m not big on short stories, but his concise usage of words tells the story as succinctly as possible. The stories are a bit dark, so reading one after the other can weigh on you.

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Action packed. Virgil is asked to come help a small town figure out where all their dogs are disappearing. While trying to solve that mystery, Virgil keeps being directed to bodies that support the rumors the local school board is up to their eyeballs in graft.

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Fast Track | Julie Garwood
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A hot romance, a mystery and attempted murder, what more could you ask? Cordelia learns some shocking new upon her father‘s death bed and decides to make some big changes in her life.

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Festive in Death | J. D. Robb
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Just when I was thinking it was time to start hunting up holiday themed books, one showed up on my list. A real creep of a man is discovered dead just before Christmas. Everybody disliked him and, of course lies. The author managed to fool me on this one.

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I Love You More | Jennifer Murphy
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I found myself singing Carrie Underwood‘s “2 Black Cadillacs” throughout this book. 😂Oliver set himself up in 3 marriages and the wives discover it. When he ends up dead, who killed him?

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A beloved mentally handicapped man disappears and a young woman running away leaves a trail of death behind her. Both cases end up in Joanna‘s lap despite starting in different jurisdictions. Listening, I found it difficult to turn this one off.

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The Whole Enchilada | Diane Mott Davidson
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It was so much fun curling up with Goldy‘s latest adventure. At the birthday party for her son & his best friend, the other mother dies. Was it a heart attack or was she poisoned? And, what on earth had caused her life to go in such a tailspin lately?

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Mean Streak | Sandra Brown
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I think this is one of my favorites of those I‘ve read of Sandra Brown. Nice twist at the end. Emery is attacked while training for a marathon and then disappears.

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Masked Prey | John Sandford
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I could hardly put this down and a believable “what if”. Despite a threat being entirely anonymous, Lucas and his crew make some headway in solving the mystery. Fairly fast paced.

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The Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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Violent, gruesome and yet very intriguing. Holds your interest from minute to minute as the characters try to find a miracle drug and at the same time prove the truth of the Odyssey.

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A Minute to Midnight | David Baldacci
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It‘s been a busy week but I couldn‘t wait for my 15 minutes of reading before bed and now I binged beyond my Saturday morning reading. Atlee Pine is searching for the truth of her sister‘s kidnapping and her own near death when she gets embroiled in a serial killer case in Georgia.

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Dear Daughter | Elizabeth Little
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I can‘t even imagine believing you‘re not a murderer but wondering if you somehow forgot. I loved this book. Lots of surprises but a few “I knew it‘s!” so you feel like you‘re figuring some things out. After 10 years in prison, upon her release, Jane decides to find out the truth.

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Jack Reacher chases a murderer to England, dare I mention he has a personal vendetta against Jack? Is this a set up or does his government actually need his help? Action packed; it will keep you turning pages.

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Power Play | Catherine Coulter
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Wow, quite the power play in both halves of the story. Blessed is back to attack Sherlock and somebody is trying to kill the US Ambassador to the UK and her daughter. Plenty of fast-paced action.

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Kiss and Tell | Fern Michaels
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I‘m not sure where the title came from; it doesn‘t seem to apply. Most of the book was fast paced & interesting but the finale seemed sort of like the writer didn‘t really have interest in closing it out.

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We get to visit with Father Tim and all his family & friends during the holidays as they pitch in to help each other through life‘s various crises. A positive and hopeful look at small town life.

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The City | Dean Koontz
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This may be my favorite Koontz novel. It is a story of mystery, magic, Kobe and redemption. You will love young Jonah and those close to him.

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Cut and Thrust | Stuart Woods
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A page turner! While STONE is following the democratic nomination for the next president, his friend Eagle is again targeted for murder. Fast paced and fun.

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The author immediately draws you into Shea and her life. Feeling stagnant in life when her best friend‘s mother dies, Shea finally starts taking chances and begins to grow up. Most of all, this is a sweet love story.

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Field of Prey | John Sandford
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Graphic violence. Truthfully skipped those sections. Solving the mystery/mysteries had the right amount of tension. I like the detective Lucas and we may be seeing more of Catrin in the future.

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The Girls of August | Anne Rivers Siddons
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I got lost into Tiger Island as Anne Rivers Siddon reminds us of the importance of long-term relationships to women. I think Maddie & Baby we‘re my favorite characters, but you will love them all.

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The Collector | Nora Roberts
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Didn‘t want to put this down. A young writer supports her career with house sitting. One night as she peeks into the lives of others, she witnesses a murder and from there gets embroiled with a handsome artist in trying to solve the case. Loys of romance and excitement.

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Blackberry Pie Murder | Joanne Fluke
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I love Joanne Fluke‘s tasty murder mysteries. On a blindingly rainy morning Hannah gets out of her van to discover what went thump under her tire and everything goes downhill from there.

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Cop Town: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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In a brutal cop town where cops beat & abuse anyone of ethnicity or female on or off the force, 2 women not only learn to hold their own, but to overcome the abusers. A good read, that moves.

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Invisible | James Patterson, David Ellis
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A brutal, graphic and mind twisting mystery with the perfect title. My husband and I listened to this on a long road trip and it made the time fly. I‘m looking forward to reading more in this series, but it is definitely a stand alone story.

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As always, a fantastic read. I wasn‘t sure I‘d be able to read this post pandemic story, as it deals with the madness from the pandemic, but it was handled gracefully. Well done, Louise Penny and well done Gamache & crew! Oh….and my favorite line….the last one in her acknowledgement….always read acknowledgements & author‘s notes!

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A retelling of the Cinderella story. My favorite was the prison scene. Why do I enjoy it so when the heroine hauls off and punches someone?

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I love Kate Sheffield and so will you…as did Bridgerton after their game of Pall Mall. Again, the books are so much better than the tv series.

Gnora The Pall Mall scene might be my favorite part of the entire series! 4mo
Mshookquilts @Gnora I think the Pall Mall scene in the 2nd epilogue may be just as fun! But so far I agree with you! 4mo
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