Rose and the Doctor land in 1924 London to attend the British Empire Exhibition. As usual, they find someone in trouble and that trouble leads to aliens: this time the mysterious Painted Lady and mechanical cats and men. The TARDIS disappears, servants are murdered and a sweet little boy helps save the day.
Added by Holly on August 29, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Picking up where the first novel left off, we again meet The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society: a group of women get together once a month to talk about the latest book they've read for the book club and show off the latest knitting project. It sounds so good and, relatively speaking, it is. Prickly librarian Eugenie has married her youthful sweetheart, now a widowed pastor and finds herself trying to find her place in his life and church. Esther is newly… Continue
Added by Holly on August 28, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments
You can find a lot of talk around the Internet and news about the busyness of life, and the busyness of families. We live in a 24/7 world that never shuts down. Email and cell phones have made our lives "easier", but they've also made us accessible 24/7. In the drive to succeed, many of us put our children in as many activities as we can, hoping to make them into better people. Is that necessary? It's your decision. In this book, however, Ann Kroeker… Continue
Added by Holly on August 27, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Glen Husak and her husband Al return to Italy each year for a get-away, and have done so for 15 years. Each year they select one area to visit, rather than cramming the whole country into one vacation. By doing so, they have been able to come to appreciate so much more of the Italian country, its people and way of life. Glen shares their experiences and the often up and down hitches that happen. But, the perspective here is that the unexpected often… Continue
Added by Holly on August 25, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Much better than the first one I read. It seems to take place early in the series. The Ninth Doctor and Rose find themselves taken captive on a deep-space prison colony. Justicia is a prison camp, 500 years into Earth's future, spread over seven planets. Separated from each other, Rose finds herself in a teenage prison and the Doctor finds himself in a sort of scientific labor camp. As they try and find each other, they discover and old enemy: the… Continue
Added by Holly on August 21, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Other than the name, I was not familiar with the Shaker religion at all, and found it fascinating: their founder was believed to be the second coming of Christ in female form; and, among other things, they believed in celibacy, communal living and hard work. Like the Amish, they were often ridiculed for their beliefs, their manner of dressing and their way of life.
Added by Holly on August 19, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments
A sequel to The Red Siren, the Westcott sisters' story continues with Hope's adventures. I enjoyed this one a lot more than I did the first one.
Added by Holly on August 18, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Fascinating and compelling are two words I'd use to describe this book. Moving back and forth between 1666 England and the modern day, we see comparisons between the plague epidemic and how the threat of viruses like Ebola today, can wipe out a community in hours, if not minutes. The addition of the Blue Monk and his story of how he helped those plague victims was fascinating, especially with the modern science to explain the explain the 17th century… Continue
Added by Holly on August 16, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments
I've always enjoyed novelizations of my favorite television shows. I think I've read all the Angel and Quantum Leap novelizations. So, when I came across Doctor Who novelizations at my library, I was excited.
Added by Holly on August 12, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments
June Bug has spent her life driving the back roads of America with her dad in an old RV, often staying in Wal-Mart parking lots at night. Their nomadic existence is happy, but when June Bug walks into a Wal-Mart one day and sees her own face looking back at her from a missing child poster, she learns that there are secrets her father has never shared with her.
Added by Holly on August 11, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments
I usually enjoy true-life memoirs, and this certainly falls into the true-life category. It's an easy read and, for the most part, an interesting one. Mark Millhone writes about what he calls his "year from hell" and does so honestly. As one crisis after another affects his family, he finds himself and his wife pulling apart from each other. Once he purchases his dream car, he thinks it will be something that brings his family back together again,… Continue
Added by Holly on August 10, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments
A charming, enjoyable novel that plays on the premise of a group of women bonding over a creative skill. What sets it apart, however, is the delightful Irish setting. In Glenmara, Kate discovers a quaint, Irish village where the residents resist the changing times, and the women continue making lace the way their mothers and grandmothers taught them. Missing her late mother and running away from a broken engagement, Kate not only finds a home, but she… Continue
Added by Holly on August 8, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments
When her husband is wrongfully arrested for stealing his own mule, Cara Whitt finds herself alone in their small cabin on a mountain in eastern Kentucky. With her husband's family close by, Cara finds that she must rely on her own strength to survive. When her brother-in-law is gravely injured, leaving his wife and 5 children to cope and her young sister-in-law runs off with an unscrupulous lawyer, Cara turns to her friends and finds her faith in God… Continue
Added by Holly on August 5, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments
A lovely story about family relationships.
Added by Holly on August 2, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments