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To Scotland with Love

Author: Patience Griffin

Review by: Penny, Shawano City-County Library

Get out your tissues!  Patrience Griffin has created a well crafted wonderful tale in an enchanting village-- Gandiegow, Scotland. Caitriona Macleod  returns to her roots after the death of her husband.  She reconnects with people and the place she once called home.  You will laugh and cry and realize that these villagers are there for one...

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Takedown Twenty

Author: Janet Evanovich

Review by: Audreyperry, Algoma Public Library

I haven't listened to or read a Janet Evanovich in awhile so thought I would listen to one for an easy summer book. This wasn't as good as I would have hoped for, it was a little kooky.

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Dear John

Author: Nicholas Sparks

Review by: ramacitti, Waupaca Area Public Library

Really tried to  get into audiobooks, but I was having problems staying focused on the book. Yes I have read ALL of the Nicholas Sparks books, I choose a book that I have read before, because I knew that I was going to have problems listening instead of reading.When I read a book, I make sure I have the time to sit down and read it. When I was Listeningto the book, I keep finding things to do as I was listening. 

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Memories of Midnight

Author: Sidney Sheldon

Review by: Audreyperry, Algoma Public Library

I haven't listened to many of Sidney Sheldon's books, but I really enjoyed this one. It kept me going right up until the end and had a great epilogue.

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Deadly Heat

Author: Richard Castle

Review by: Audreyperry, Algoma Public Library

I watch the 'Castle' series often on television and thought it would be interesting to compare the book to the tv show. I have to say, they both have the good and not so good things, but I very much enjoyed this book. The characters on tv have done at good job depicting the characters in the book.

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The Valley of Amazement

Author: Amy Tan

Review by: dianevantassel, Appleton Public Library

Violet is the indulged daughter of Lucia, a Shanghai madam. The result of her American mother's affair with a Chinese national, Violet grows up not knowing her father, living in a world of courtesans and powerful Americans and Chinese. Violet resents her mother for keeping secrets and putting her business first. When news from Lucia's past threatens to change their lives, Violet is helpless to prevent the...

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The Night is Forever

Author: Heather Graham

Review by: Barb B., Shawano City-County Library

The 11th installment of the Krewe Hunters series is set near Nashville, Tennessee. Olivia is a therapist at a horse farm, which functions as a therapy center using horses.  The owner and founder is discovered dead.  Did he relapse and die from an overdose or was it murder?  His ghost speaks up.  Olivia contacts her cousin at the FBI, a...

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Return to Tradd Street

Author: Karen White

Review by: Barb B., Shawano City-County Library

This is the 4th book in the Tradd Street series.  The story,  a mixture of mystery, romance,  humor and even ghosts, takes place in Charleston, South Carolina.  I found the historic background of the area very interesting.  You could almost picture the old mansions and the refurbishing they were attempting.

In this...

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"E" is for Evidence

Author: Sue Grafton

Review by: Audreyperry, Algoma Public Library

Good book, but then again I'm a Sue Grafton fan. Plenty of mystery surrounding the adventures of the lead character.

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Dorothy Must Die

Author: Danielle Paige

Review by: Denise C, (Sturgeon Bay) Door County Library

I love different takes on fairy tales or old children's stories. This time a take on the Wizard of Oz. At some point after Dorothy returned to Oz she  became evil. All the other Oz characters are in the story, the scarecrow, lion, tin man Toto and the monkeys and various witches.  Amy was in her mobile home in Kansas when a tornado hit and carried her to Oz. She is the one the resident's of Oz chose to kill Dorothy so Oz...