Daily Archives: February 12, 2014

A Summer Scene for a Winter Day

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“Tell A Thousand Lies ” by Rasana Atreya

“A mainstream, multi-ethnic, world literature book from India… a sometimes wry, sometimes sad, but ultimately realistic look at how superstition and the colour of a girl’s skin rules India’s hinterlands.” Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?) Review by Carol Kean   What … Continue reading

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“Strays of Rio” by Edith Parzefall

“Accidents happened. People died. Particularly in Rio de Janeiro.”  – See all my reviews  (VINE VOICE)        We can read and promptly forget news stories about the brutality of violent crime, poverty and poor education in Rio de Janeiro. … Continue reading

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“Still Rock Water” by Francene Stanley (The Moonstone Series, Book One)

 SYNOPSIS: Still Rock Water is the first in the Moonstone series of paranormal novels set in the little village of St. Ives, Cornwall, England. A star moonstone ring whisks an Australian housewife to rescue scenes across the globe. Despite her unique ability to … Continue reading

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“The Frontiersman’s Daughter” by Laura Frantz

5 stars: Glad I ignored the negative reviews! December 10, 2012 Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?) Carol Kean review    What a memorable and riveting opening scene: Shawnee riders approach a small cabin in the woods, with its civilizing touch of roses … Continue reading

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“The Tea-Olive Bird Watching Society” by Augusta Trobaugh

Amazon’s  SYNOPSIS: Coconut cake, grits, poisoned turtle stew and bird-watching . . . the ladies of tiny Tea-Olive, Georgia, share a lot of interests, including murder.Retired judge L. Hyson Breed, a Yankee, picked the wrong Southern woman to trick, bully … Continue reading

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“I Do-Over: Confessions of a Recalcitrant Bridesmaid” by Michele Riccio

  Publication Date: January 1, 2013 Synopsis: Grace Douglas has a secret crush on Jon, the boy next door. The problem is: at thirty-six she’s well past the age of secret crushes, her father insists Jon is her brother (by dint of … Continue reading

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“Farewell, Dorothy Parker” by Ellen Meister

April 7, 2013 review by Carol Kean via the Amazon Vine Program (What’s this?)   This novel, more so than 99% of the fiction out there, speaks to me. I needed this. I’m so glad I read this. This is one of those … Continue reading

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“Rapunzel Let Down: A Fairy Tale Retold” by Regina Doman

This review is from: Rapunzel Let Down: A Fairy Tale Retold (The Fairy Tale Novels)  A cautionary tale, enchanting but all too true April 24, 2013 By Carol Kean VINE VOICE   In a market filled with YA novels about catty, materialistic girls engaging … Continue reading

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“Crumple Zone” by Edith Parzefall

5-star Review By Carol Kean  – See all my reviews (VINE VOICE)    The novels of Edith Parzefall are fun, clever, and deeply affecting. At first glance an adventure story, no, wait, a romance!–no, no, a thriller!–Parzefall’s writing leads seamlessly into tragedy and … Continue reading

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