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Gates

Summary:  A death row inmate, Prisoner U877 or The Brit, escapes from his execution during a blackout at Crenshaw Prison. He fights his way through a prison riot and helps his own jailers to save their souls. He is helped by a fellow prisoner, The Pastor, and a female prison guard, Navarro. My thoughts: This […]

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Charming the Outback

Summary: Madeleine McIntyre aims for a fresh start when she lands in a small town—Broken Hill— in the outback for a teaching job. How fresh the start is, is open to discussion because she has followed Luke White, a guy who rejected her after having an affair with her. Luke thinks she is high maintenance […]

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Nowhere to Turn

Summary: Danielle Harding decides to leave her abusive husband Kurt, an FBI agent. She runs away with her 11-year-old, deaf son Simon. On the way, she hears of her husband’s death. She returns only to find herself the target of some people because her husband was a ‘dirty cop’. Her brother-in-law Stuart, also an FBI […]

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You Had Me at Bonjour

Summary: Jessica decides to take a gap year in the south of France after her husband Ben leaves her for another woman, Samantha. It is her way of coping with her divorce and loss of her job. Although she is miserable in the beginning, she gradually gathers courage to meet people and make friends. She […]

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Driftwood Tides

Summary: Libby Slater is about to marry Rob, a lawyer, in two months. Although her mother Caroline dislikes him, she is trying to plan and micro-manage every detail of the wedding. One day, Libby discovers by accident that the not-so-affectionate Caroline is not her birth mother. Libby confronts her and sets out to find her […]

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The Other Girl

I’ve never read any of Pam Jenoff’s books before. So ‘The Other Girl’ came as a pleasant surprise. It is about an incident in Maria’s life. She is a young, newly pregnant woman living in rural Poland during WWII. She is estranged from her parents and is living with her in-laws after her husband is […]

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Vampire Watchmen

Samantha Carter, who lives in London, goes back in time to the London of 1665 to fight vampires with her friends from another time travel experience. This is a one-sentence summary of the book Vampire Watchmen. This is the second in a series of books that tell us about the time travels of Samantha and […]

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Ted Saves the World

Summary: Ted, a shy teenager, sits at a diner where his girlfriend Natalie has just dumped him. Enter dark souls, in the guise of goons, bent on killing people. Ted stops them using the superpowers he suddenly discovers that he has. Erica, who was Ted’s neighbour and crush, has been dead for about a month. […]

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The Radical Housewife

I usually read a book on a ‘serious’ subject and one on a ‘not-so-serious’ subject at the same time. It helps balance the intense emotions and thoughts that I have from the former with the hilarity and frivolity of the latter. In the past two days, though, I read just ‘The Radical Housewife’ by Shannon […]

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Rosamunde Pilcher

Life is sweet. Beyond the pain, life continues to be sweet. The basics are still there. Beauty, food, and friendship, reservoirs of love and understanding. Later, possibly not yet, you are going to need others who will encourage you to make new beginnings. Welcome them. They will help you move on, to cherish happy memories […]