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The Governess of Penwythe Hall

The Governess of Penwythe Hall

On 5/15 The Novice Writer wrote: The Governess of Penwythe Hall by Sarah Ladd is a beautifully written novel staged in the early 1800's. Cordelia Greythorne, having fled Cornwall following the death of her husband, has found her place as a governess. But with the sudden death of her employer, she is asked to stay on with the children ... Regency Romance

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5 Stars

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The Memory House

The Memory House

On 4/8 The Novice Writer wrote: The Memory House by Rachel Hauck is the story about two women, separated by 50 years. Beck Holiday lost her father at 9/11. She also lost all memory of him. 50 years previous, Everleigh Applegate's life is changed in an instant when a tornado rips through Waco, Texas, leaving her a young widow. Though ... The Memory House

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4 Stars

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The Baggage Handler

The Baggage Handler

On 3/25 The Novice Writer wrote: Confusion about baggage! Three people arrive at the airport and end up with the wrong bags. Businessman David, in a hurry to get to his important meeting, Gillian flying home to attend her nieces wedding, and Michael, seeking an athletic scholarship at the University. When they each discover they have ... The Baggage Handler

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4 Stars

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Don't Close Your Eyes

Don't Close Your Eyes

On 2/21 The Novice Writer wrote: When I saw the title of this children's book, I immediately thought of my grandchildren. All children seem to want to defy sleep. There is just too much to learn to let sleep rob them of the excitement of the world around them. "Don't Close Your Eyes" by Bob Hostetler is a sweet children's bedtime ... Sweet Children's Story

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5 Stars

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With this Pledge

With this Pledge

On 1/30 The Novice Writer wrote: War is brutal, savage, horrific. The Civil War was the bloodiest war waged in America. Over 600,000 men lost their lives during this conflict. The South could not match the numerical strength of the North. This war was complex, affecting more than the men who died. Tamera Alexander has written an ... With This Pledge

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4 Stars

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I Love You, Funny Bunny

I Love You, Funny Bunny

On 1/21 The Novice Writer wrote: I so enjoy reviewing books for different publishing houses. Lately I started reviewing kids books, and they have been so much fun.I Love You, Funny Bunny is the latest children's book I reviewed. Beautifully written and illustrated by talented Sean Julian.  Starting out with "I love you, Funny Bunny, ... I Love You, Funny Bunny

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5 Stars

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Who I Am with You

Who I Am with You

On 12/29 The Novice Writer wrote: Many of my regular readers know that I review books for several publishing houses. There are times I don't have anything to read, and then there are the times when I have several in my pocket. This month has been pretty busy, and I had three books I was reading. The one thing that keeps me on track is ... Who I Am With You - a review

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5 Stars

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On Magnolia Lane

On Magnolia Lane

On 12/17 The Novice Writer wrote: It's exciting when one of my favorite authors brings out a new book. Knowing that this new story will be entertaining and fulfilling is what keeps me reading. Such is the case with Denise Hunter. I have read many of her books, and she never disappoints.On Magnolia Lane picks up the last of the friends ... On Magnolia Lane

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5 Stars

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