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Mary becomes a junior bridesmaid and punches a guy.  Her cousin...

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 2:47pm


Mary becomes a junior bridesmaid and punches a guy.  Her cousin is getting married and is very shy.  She wants a small wedding, her grandmother wants her to have a large wedding though.

I think this book is inspiring and is very funny.  I almost want to look at patron saints online.  I like how she stands up to the bully and the story is amazing.

Reviewed by Raychelle

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Cath wants to fulfill her dream to open a bakery but when the...

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 5:53pm


Cath wants to fulfill her dream to open a bakery but when the king proposes, her heart says no.  Cath then meets a handsome joker that is very mysterious.  Who will Cath choose or will she let her heart decide?

I thought this book was amazing because there is just enough romance and just enough mystery and action that it perfectly balances the story.

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The Ministry of Strange, Unusual and Impossible Things,...

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 4:02pm


The Ministry of Strange, Unusual and Impossible Things, otherwise known as S.U.I.T.s, has it’s two newest recruits, Jack Pearse and Trudy Emerson, trying to save kidnapped children and the Northern Island land mass pretty much on their own.

This book asks those who open it’s cover - whether you are 12 years old as Jack and Trudy are (which I’m not) or an adult (which I am) to suspend your ideas of reality and jump into a very strange and thoroughly amusing world of pirates, evil Phys. Ed. teachers, totally clueless parents, dinosaurs and many other unlikely events.  I chuckled often, laughed out loud a few times and thought how much my eight to ten year old self would have enjoyed this story. I think the character that tickled me the most was the Tooth Fairy… but… I think I’ll let you read about that yourself.  Have fun!

Reviewed by Peg

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A largely altered version of the Cinderella story.  It enhances...

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:14pm


A largely altered version of the Cinderella story.  It enhances the interaction of the Rats of Lancaster Manor with Cinderella and has an entirely different story for the last half of the fairy tale.

Charming for the most part.  My reservations are due to the first half of the book and the language/conversation/dialogues.  So few children seem interested in slow plot development that I felt the author would lose her audience before she ever got to the point and place where they’d be captured and willing to push on to see how it ends.  However, as Cinderella, Ashiira, Char and his companions are all together the book becomes a page turner.  One needs to know - how can this be pulled together.

Truly, I don’t see teenagers reading this book.  They seem more interested in the action books, vampire and werewolves books.  But a younger group of readers could enjoy it.  

Thanks for the read.

Reviewed by Peg (adult reader)

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A boy named Jack and his sister, Maddy, meet a guy who has a box...

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:09pm


A boy named Jack and his sister, Maddy, meet a guy who has a box full of magical seeds and Maddy wants to plant them.  When they do they meet a girl named Lilly and all kinds of plants.  

I really liked the book a lot and the reason I liked it is because I thought it was an awesome magical adventure book.  I want you to keep making the books.

Reviewed by Kaelynne.

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