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Archive for December, 2009

Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts

In the second book in her Bride Quartet, readers receive the story of Emma Grant, florist for Vows.  Emma is gorgeous and single, but not for long.  She longs for forever and romance and thinks she may have found it, albeit in an unlikely source.  Jack is the best friend of one of her best friends.  They have known each other for 12 years, but it isn’t til they lock lips that they realize there might be more than just friendship between them.  Since I have become addicted to Say Yes to the Dress on TLC, I enjoy this book more than I think I would have before.  It shows the behind the scenes look at running a wedding planning business.  A light, fluffy affair.

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I did not read White Giraffe and I probably should have before reading this one, but I still have to say that I really enjoyed this story.  The kids at the library rave about White Giraffe and I think this will become a very popular series.  Martine is the heroine of the tale and she has amazing powers with animals.  She is the rider of the white giraffe (not really sure what that means, but I think if I read the 1st book I would).  In this book, she is on an ocean voyage with her class.  What I found interesting was that Martine has the same fear of sharks that I do and that she manages to overcome that fear.  This is a lovely series nad I hope more get printed in the U.S.

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In the third book in the series, Adam and his friend Jennifer are back.  Though the school board has shut down the school newspaper, The Slash, for going up against some of hte biggest people in the community, Adam and Jennifer are bound and determined to put out the last issue before the summer.  And they do, but it is not without some stumbling blocks along the way.  Toss in two crazy brothers, a possible budding romance and a third grader writing an advice column and you have another great story by Winerip.

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A retelling of Pygmalion this time set in modern day New York.  Nothing really ogirinal about the story.  Clark follows the tale almost exactly.  Which is good, but it also means that there is not a lot of difference than the other retellings.  What I did find amusing was the mention of the main character, Lucy, looking like Audrey Hepburn who of course played Eliza Doolitte in My Fair Lady.

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Not your typical fare.  This is a book about an arranged marriage that actually happens.  And Penny and Westfield decide to make a go of it, but things get in the way such as crazy families, hurt feelings and more.  It was not typical, yet it was mroe typical than most.  Does that even make sense?  I enjoyed it as a good fluffy book for the holidays.

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Merry Gentry is back in LA after declining the crown of the Unseelie Court.  She is trying to cope with being a Princess/ Queen without a real kingdom.  She doesn’t necessarily want the power, but people keep asking things of her as a Queen so she has no choice but to rise up to meet the challenges.  Which she does beautifully.  Meanwhile, Merry is helping the police with a case of murdered demi-fey who are set to look like scenes from children’s books.  This book is finally back to Hamilton’s excellent storytelling skills.  There is intrigue, a mystery, and choices that must be made.  While there are still the sex scenes (which is fine), they are not horribly long and drawn out and don’t take away from the plot.  I am happy that Hamilton worked through whatever it was she had to so we can get some good stories again.

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This is a funny story reminescent of Andrew Clements stories.  There are two Mark Hoppers and each keeps getting confused with the other one.  But soon they are forced together and realize that they each might have something to offer the other one.  This book was vyer funny and a good read about friendship and mistaken identities.

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