Tag: book reviews

Book Review: White Ninja, Tiffiny Hall

Book Review: White Ninja, Tiffiny Hall

| 19 November , 2012 | Reply

Roxy Ran is a Gate Two outcast. Bullied and tormented, she is forbidden to enter school via the ‘cool’ gate, Gate One. That is until Jackson Axe arrives at school and enlists her help to find The White Warrior and the Tiger Scrolls. Jackson introduces Roxy to the world of Taekwondo and shows her how […]

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Book Review: Hush, Eishes Chayil

Book Review: Hush, Eishes Chayil

| 19 November , 2012 | Reply

Gittel is about to turn eighteen, the age in her Chassidic community where loveless marriages are arranged. She has just finished high school, and is supposed to be celebrating the beginning of her real life with her friends. But she is haunted by the memory of her childhood best friend, Devory, who committed suicide when […]

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Book Review: Secrets of the Tides, Hannah Richell

Book Review: Secrets of the Tides, Hannah Richell

| 13 November , 2012 | Reply

Dora Tide is pregnant. And terrified. She is terrified that she will be unable to be a good mother to her baby, because of a secret in her past that she has never been able to accept. But what kind of secret would have pursued her from childhood to motherhood? In Secrets of the Tides, […]

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Book Review: Fishing Fleet – Husband Hunting in the Raj, Anne de Courcy

Book Review: Fishing Fleet – Husband Hunting in the Raj, Anne de Courcy

| 13 November , 2012 | Reply

The British Empire expanded into India in the mid-1800’s, taking over from the East India Company and setting up their own government, military, and commercial enterprises. The British Raj, made up of only about 50,000 people at its height, yet managed to rule over millions of natives and set in place a lasting memory of […]

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Book Review: Pretty Powerful, Bobbi Brown

Book Review: Pretty Powerful, Bobbi Brown

| 13 November , 2012 | Reply

Bobbi Brown’s books have been a counter top staple for women for years now. Filled with good, wholesome advice about embracing and enhancing beauty, we have devoured every word and soaked up her advice. Her latest book Pretty Powerful, will be no exception. Pretty Powerful is packed with inspirational stories about the beauty in being […]

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Book Review: Peaches for Monsieur le Curé, Joanne Harris

Book Review: Peaches for Monsieur le Curé, Joanne Harris

| 9 November , 2012 | Reply

Luscious, delicious, heavenly – summer peaches are at the heart of Joanne Harris’s latest novel, Peaches for Monsieur le Curé, the third book featuring the queen of chocolate, Vianne Rocher. It is eight years after the events in Chocolat, and Vianne receives a letter from the dead – Armande Voisin, summoning Vianne to Lansquenet once […]

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Book Review: Small Plates & Sweet Treats, Aran Goyoaga

Book Review: Small Plates & Sweet Treats, Aran Goyoaga

| 9 November , 2012 | Reply

Gluten sensitivity is incredibly common these days, but living gluten free still isn’t simple. Navigating the grocery store, avoiding gluten-filled goodies and cooking edible meals for the whole family can be tough. But a new cookbook, Small Plates and Sweet Treats by Aran Goyoaga provides an approachable, family-friendly guide to gluten-free cooking. From the get […]

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Book Review: The Time Keeper, Mitch Albom

Book Review: The Time Keeper, Mitch Albom

| 9 November , 2012 | Reply

Over time (pardon the pun), Mitch Albom has made us laugh, cry and question our very existence. We have enjoyed his previous novels so much; it’s no surprise we were itching to get our hands on The Time Keeper. The book is a fable, based on Dor, a man who grew up in Ancient Babylon. […]

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Book Review: An Absolute Deception, Lesley Lokko

Book Review: An Absolute Deception, Lesley Lokko

| 6 November , 2012 | Reply

The world of haute couture and high business is the setting for Lesley Lokko’s latest novel An Absolute Deception. At the heart of the novel is Anneliese Zander de Saint Phalle, talented and celebrated queen of fashion, designer and visionary. She has surrounded herself with people who have helped her on her journey to greatness, […]

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Book Review: The Meaning of Grace, Deborah Forster

Book Review: The Meaning of Grace, Deborah Forster

| 6 November , 2012 | Reply

Grace is dying, slowly. Cancer has returned and she is fading from view while her children watch, in Deborah Forster’s novel The Meaning of Grace. At its heart, this is a story about finding grace – that calmness of spirit and acceptance of life that is difficult to capture and once caught, is visible to […]

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Book Review: Summerland, Elin Hilderbrand

Book Review: Summerland, Elin Hilderbrand

| 6 November , 2012 | Reply

High School graduation is supposed to be a joyous time, especially on a tiny island like Nantucket where everyone knows everyone. But on this tragic night in June, Penny crashes her car, killing herself and leaving her twin brother Hobson in a coma. Her boyfriend Jake and best friend Demeter escape injury, but how do […]

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