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The Cat Who Brought Down the House (Cat Who...Bk 25)
The Cat Who Brought Down the House (Cat Who...Bk 25)
Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 149
Review Date: 7/12/2005


I have not read this book. It is registered at bookcrossing and has a bcid number.


Catholic and Christian: An Explanation of Commonly Misunderstood Catholic Beliefs
Review Date: 8/18/2006
Helpful Score: 2


You're on the spot. Someone wants you to explain some aspect of Catholic belief. Do you really think the Pope is infallible? Why do Catholics pray to Mary? Where do sacraments come from? What do you think of the Bible? Are you saved? You wish some well-informed Catholic friend was around to help with the answer.
Or perhaps you are asking the questions yourself. Where do Catholic beliefs come from? Does it make any difference to pray for the dead? Where do Praying the rosary and honoring the saints fit into a biblical faith?
Catholic and Christian contains the answers you need. It is a readable and concise summary of commonly misunderstood Catholic beliefs-the teachings and practices that often don't get much attention in Sunday sermons and in religious education, but which puzzle Catholics and non-Catholics alike. It is a book for all Catholics who want to know more about their faith.


The Cemetery Yew (Martha's Vineyard, Bk 3)
The Cemetery Yew (Martha's Vineyard, Bk 3)
Author: Cynthia Riggs
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 27
Review Date: 8/15/2006


West Tisbury's police chief knew what she was doing when she officially made ninety-two-year-old Martha's Vineyard native Victoria Trumbull her deputy. Though Victoris is a little slow on her feet, her eyes-and mind-are still sharp, which is why she is the first to notice something amiss in the local cemetery. A request to disinter a coffin has led to an empty grave, the hearse driver's disappearance, and a string of suspicious deaths and obvious murders. When the missing coffin is finally located, dug up, and opened, it does not contain the expected body. The the casket itself disappears, and only the unflappable Victoria has the presence of mind to unearth clues mired in the past and present...


The Chili Queen
The Chili Queen
Author: Sandra Dallas
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 79
Review Date: 2/1/2006
Helpful Score: 8


I have read most of Sandra Dallas' books but this is decidedly different. It had lots of surprises...some I saw coming and one or two I didn't. It was an enjoyable read.


The Christ-Haunted Landscape: Faith and Doubt in Southern Fiction
Review Date: 11/12/2005


Stories, interviews, and discussions showing the imprint of "old-time religion" on the artistic vision of twelve writers of the American South.


A Clue for the Puzzle Lady (Cora Felton, Puzzle Lady, Bk 1)
A Clue for the Puzzle Lady (Cora Felton, Puzzle Lady, Bk 1)
Author: Parnell Hall
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 85
Review Date: 7/7/2005


I have not read this book. I picked it up at the library from the perpetual sale rack for trade.


Colder Than Ice (Mordecai Young, Bk 2)
Colder Than Ice (Mordecai Young, Bk 2)
Author: Maggie Shayne
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 213
Review Date: 2/23/2006


Seventeen years ago, government agent Joshua Kendall was part of the raid on the cultlike Young Believers compound. His own bullet killed an innocent girl, and he has lived with the guilt ever since. But a new assignment will reveal that the most shattering incident of Josh's life was nothing more than a lie.
Elizabeth Marcum was that girl. She survived the bullet from the botched raid and now lives under a new identity in rural Vermont, hiding from the cult leader who has managed to elude capture all these years. But she's tired of running, tired of hiding. If Mordecai Young tracks her down, so be it.
When Josh is sent to protect Elizabeth...and realizes who she is...he will do anything to keep her alive, including lying about who he is. But as Mordecai descends back into their lives they become targets in a deadly battle that threatens to shatter their last chance at life and love.


Color Her Dead (Susan Chase Mysteries)
Color Her Dead (Susan Chase Mysteries)
Author: Steve Brown
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 8/12/2006


Lifeguard and runaway finder Susan Chase goes looking for a missing girl and finds herself in over her head - in murder.


The Conspiracy Club
The Conspiracy Club
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 299
Review Date: 8/17/2006
Helpful Score: 1


When his passionate romance with nurse Jocelyn Banks is cut short by her kidnapping and brutal murder, young psychologist Jeremy Carrier is left emotionally devastated, haunted by his lover's grisly demise-and eyed warily by police still seeking a prime suspect in the slaying. To escape the pain, he buries himself in his work at City Central Hospital-only to be drawn deeper into a waking nightmare when more women turn up murdered in the same gruesome fasion as Jocelyn As the suspicion surrounding Jeremy intensifies, the only way for him to prove his innocence and put his torment to rest is to follow the deadly trail of a modern-day Jack the Ripper.


Crazy Love (Steele Street, Bk 5)
Crazy Love (Steele Street, Bk 5)
Author: Tara Janzen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 163
Review Date: 11/17/2006


From the back of the book:

Government operative Dylan Hart has survived some of the riskiest missions known to man. But no nemesis could have prepared the Sepcial Defense Forces commander for the newest member of his team. A street-smart heartbreaker in Day-Glo pink and black leather, Skeeter Bang has been recruited to aid and abet Dylan's latest mission: steal a top-secret file and bury it before all hell breaks loose.

Teaming up with a man who may be the last bona fide defender of the free world is a risk Skeeter's ready to take. Until a black-tie Washington soiree erupts in a bullet-flying free-for-all. Now Skeeter's got danger on her trail and Dylan arousing every bad-boy fantasy she ever had. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time is about to plunge one man and woman right into the sizzling line of fire...


The Crimson Petal and the White
The Crimson Petal and the White
Author: Michel Faber
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 93
Review Date: 8/13/2006
Helpful Score: 1


This is not a book for the faint of heart. It is very graphic but beautifully written. It's the story of Sugar, a prostitute. I read it as a book club selection.


Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, Bk 1)
Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, Bk 1)
Author: Elizabeth Peters
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 324
Review Date: 8/15/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her first Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self-confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella.
On her way, Amelia rescues young Evelyn Barton-Forbes, who has been "ruined" and abandoned on the streets of Rome by her rascally lover. With a typical disregard for convention, Amelia promptly hires her fellow countrywoman as a companion and takes her to Cairo.
Eluding Alberto, Evelyn's former lover, who wants her back, and Evelyn's cousin Lord Ellesmere, who wishes to marry her, the two women sail up the Nile. They disembark at an archeological site run by the Emerson brothers..the irascible, but dashing, Radcliffe and the amiable Walter. Soon their little party is increased by one..one mummy, that is, and a singularly lively example of the species. Strange visitations, suspicious accidents, and a botched kidnapping convince Amelia that there is a plot afoot to harm Evelyn. But no villain, or mummy, is a match for the doughty Amelia. How she arranged all to her satisfaction is just one of the pleasures of this delightfully witty mystery.


The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody, Bk 2)
The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody, Bk 2)
Author: Elizabeth Peters
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 218
Review Date: 8/15/2006


The joys of home and hearth are about to drive Victorian gentlewoman Amelia Peabody Emerson mad. While she and her husband, the renowned archeologist Radcliffe Emerson, dutifully go about raising their young son Ramses, she dreams only of the dust and detritus of ancient civilizations. Providentially, a damsel in distress..coupled with a promising archeological site..demands their immediate presence in Egypt.
The damsel is Lady Baskerville, and the site is a tomb in Luxor recently discovered by Sir Henry Baskerville..who promptly died under bizarre circumstances. The tabloids immediately scream "The Curse of the Pharaohs!"
Amelia and Radcliffe arrive to find the camp in disarray, the workers terrified, and a most eccentric group of guests. A ghost even aappears.
This is not at all what Amelia considers an atmosphere conducive to scientific discovery. Never one to deny others the benefit of her advice and example, the indomitable Victorian sets about bringing order to chaos and herself that much closer to danger. How Amelia triumps over the forces of evil..and those who would stand between her and her beloved antiquities..makes for a delightfully spirited adventure.


Dark Road Home
Dark Road Home
Author: Karen Harper
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 25
Review Date: 5/23/2006
Helpful Score: 2


Passion and adventure in Amish Country. Attorney Brooke Benton comes to the Maplecreek Amish community to escape the stalker who terrorized her after her last murder case. She feels safe running a friend's quilt shop, but the homespun Amish frown on her worldly ways. Daniel Brand, returning to his Amish people after years in the outside world, knows he should have a good Amish wife, but it is the wildly attractive and accomplished Brooke who catches his eye.

When a mysterious hit-and-run driver kills four Amish teenagers, Brooke fears the isolated Amish community may also be in jeopardy, and she plunges into an investigation. When Dan joins her chase to pin down the killers, the trail takes them to LasVegas, where they find more than they bargained for. Brooke and Dan find love...and its power to break through all barriers. This compelling novel of romantic passions, clashing values, and riveting suspense brims with verve and authenticity.


A Death in Vienna (Gabriel Allon, Bk 4)
A Death in Vienna (Gabriel Allon, Bk 4)
Author: Daniel Silva
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 145
Review Date: 1/9/2006


Art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon is sent to Vienna to discover the truth behind a bombing that gravely injured an old friend, but while there he encounters something that turns his world upside down. It is a face-a face that feels hauntingly familiar, a face that chills him to the bone.

While desperately searching for answers, Allon will uncover a portrait of evil stretching across sixty years and thousands of lives-and into his own personal nightmares.


The Devil's Heiress (Three Heroes, Bk 3) (Company of Rogues, Bk 8)
The Devil's Heiress (Three Heroes, Bk 3) (Company of Rogues, Bk 8)
Author: Jo Beverley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 93
Review Date: 8/14/2006


She is called the Devil's Heiress. Burdened with the wealth of a man she despised, Clarissa Greystone is a fortune hunter's dream. No one needs a fortune more than Major George Hawkinville. Fresh from the battlefields of Waterloo, he embarks on a campaign to win Clarissa's money. To protect him family's good name, Hawk must ignore the hunger in his heart. But nothing can prepare him for the truths that come to light...or the passion that ignites...when Clarissa boldly steps into his trap...


The Diary of a Young Girl (Definitive Edition)
Review Date: 8/15/2006
Helpful Score: 3


Anne Frank's extraordinary diary, written in the Amsterdam attic where she and her family hid from the Nazis for two years, has become a world classic and a timeless testament to the human spirit. Now, in a new edition enriched by many passages originally withheld by her father, we meet an Anne more real, more human, and more vital than ever.
Here she is first and foremost a teenage girl...stubbornly honest, touchingly vulnerable, in love with life. She imparts her deeply secret world of soul-searching and hungering for affection, rebellious clashes with her mother, romance and newly discovered sexuality, and wry, candid observations of her companions. Facing hunger, fear of discovery and death, and the petty frustrations of such confined quarters, Anne writes with adult wisdom and views beyond her years. Her story is that of every teenager, lived out in conditions few teenagers have ever known.


Dirt (Stone Barrington, Bk 2)
Dirt (Stone Barrington, Bk 2)
Author: Stuart Woods
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 193
Review Date: 10/9/2006


From the back of the book: Feared and loathed for her poison pen and ice-queen persona, gossip columnist Amanda Dart has made her share of enemies. Then the tables are turned. An anonymous gossipmonger is faxing Amanda's personal and private peccadilloes to anyone who can read. Desperate to save her reputation, she enlists the help of New York lawyer and private investigator Stone Barrington to learn the identity of the faxer. And everyone in the world of tabloid journalism becomes a suspect.
But the faxes don't stop. In fact, they get worse. And Stone winds up with more leads than one man can handle, until Amanda takes matters dangerously into her own hands and turns the world of gossip on its head. As the circle of suspects shrinks, Stone discovers that even the most respected members of the social scene will stop at nothing..even homicide...to clear their sullied names, in this mesmerizing tale of betrayal, murder, and tabloid terror.


Don't Sweat The Small Stuff For Teens : Simple Ways to Keep Your Cool in Stressful Times
Review Date: 8/13/2006


Don't Sweat The Small Stuff For Teens addresses such issues as: Don't sweat the breakups, Get out of the emergency lane, Be OK with you bad hair day, Drop the drama and Don't throw up on your friends...and much more. Teens will learn how not to stress out about homework, peer pressure, dating and other potentially difficult areas.


Drive-By
Drive-By
Author: Lynne Ewing
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 8/13/2006


Jimmy is dead now..gunned down in front of his little sister, Mina, and his brother, Tito. And Tito is left wondering: Was Jimmy in a gang after all? Ice Breaker Joe and Lamar seem to think so. They say Jimmy was skimming their drug money. And if the missing cash isn't returned, Tito may have to pay...with his life.


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