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Moon Over Edisto

Moon Over Edisto

On 3/11 Melanie Coombes wrote: Moon Over Edisto is about the Bennett family and the aftermath of a divorce. Julia's best friend from college, Marney betrays her by falling in love with her dad. Her family divorces. Julia moves to New York to pursue her passion of art, her mom, Maryellen moves away to find peace with why her ... Moon Over Edisto by Beth Webb Hart

Melanie's Rating:

5 Stars

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You Be Sweet

You Be Sweet

On 1/1 Melanie Coombes wrote: This is a cookbook focusing on all things sweet and delicious. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful photographs of desserts scattered throughout the book. Patsy Caldwell takes some of her favorite Southern confections and creates a collection of recipes that you'll definitely want to make ... You Be Sweet with recipes by Patsy Caldwell

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5 Stars

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Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

On 5/2 Melanie Coombes wrote: This is a beautiful, soft cover cookbook full of delicious recipes of the south using fresh ingredients found from the garden, u-pick farms and road side stands. You'll find lots of photographs of the recipes on many of the pages. The author always includes a small blurb above the recipe highlighting ... Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

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5 Stars

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Nick of Time

Nick of Time

On 5/3 Melanie Coombes wrote: This was a fun book to read. I don't think you can go wrong with a good crime thriller/mystery. I believe that this is the sixth book in what is know as the "bug man series." It is called this due to the main characters job as a forensic entomologist. Nick studies bugs that are attracted to human ... Nick of Time by Tim Downs

Melanie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Heart of Ice

Heart of Ice

On 4/4 Melanie Coombes wrote: This crime novel features Allison, a Federal Prosecutor, FBU Agent Nicole and crime reporter Cassidy. It is the third book in the Triple Threat series but can definitely be read as a stand alone novel.At the Portland Fitness Center, Cassidy joins the boot camp class run by the seemingly flawless instructor ... Heart of Ice by Lis Wiehl with April Henry

Melanie's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Promises She Keeps

The Promises She Keeps

On 2/22 Melanie Coombes wrote: Promise is a college student with singing aspirations. However, she has a cystic fibrosis and is not expected to live past her mid-thirties. She therefore wants to leave a legacy of fame behind to keep her memory alive. Porta is an aging sorceress and art collector who is searching for immortality. ... The Promises She Keeps by Erin Healy

Melanie's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Inheritance of Beauty

The Inheritance of Beauty

On 1/31 Melanie Coombes wrote: p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } George Jacobs and his childhood sweetheart Maggie, along with her brother Ash, were just kids living in small-town Levy, SC, when the train brought a magician and Joe Stackhouse into town. What happens next changes all of their lives forever. Eighty years later, George ... The Inheritance of Beauty by Nicole Seitz

Melanie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Softly and Tenderly

Softly and Tenderly

On 1/9 Melanie Coombes wrote: This story is about Jade and her husband Max. Both are happily married and anxious to start a family of their own. However, Jade faces numerous miscarriages which cause doubt and heartache over her worthiness to have a child. Then Jade discovers that her husband had a son by another woman and through ... Softly and Tenderly by Sara Evans (with Rachel Hauck)

Melanie's Rating:

4 Stars

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