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Book Review : The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet

Title : The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet Author : Bernie Su, Kate Rorick Genre : Romance Publisher : Touchstone Pages: 400 Publish Date : June 24, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 2.5/5 I am a certified fan of Pride and Prejudice. I have read the book too many times to […]

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Audiobook Review : Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Title : Fahrenheit 451 Author : Ray Bradbury Genre : Dystopian Narrators : Stephen Hoye Publisher : Tantor Audio Listening Length : 5 hrs 37 min Source : Library Rating : 2.5/5 Guy Montag is a fireman. In this future, firemen don’t extinguish fires, they start them. Books are banned. If they are found they […]

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Book Review : Then and Always by Dani Atkins

Title : Then and Always Author : Dani Atkins Genre : Romance Publisher : Ballantine Books Pages: 320 Publish Date : 20th May, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 2.5/5 Rachel Wiltshire is living a sad life after a disastrous accident. No, she is fine (save for a scar) but saving her […]

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Book Review : The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag

Title : The House at the End of Hope Street Author : Menna van Praag Genre : Women’s Fiction Publisher : Pamela Dorman Books (Viking) Pages : 304 Source : Netgalley/Publisher Arc Rating  2.5/5 Unhappy Alba Ashby is drawn toward a house on the street. At the doorstep, she is admitted into the house by […]

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Book Review : Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton

Title : Great North Road Author : Peter F. Hamilton Genre : Sci-fi, Mystery Publisher : Tor Pages : 1089 Source : Netgalley/ Publisher ARC Rating : 2.5/5 Before I requested this book on NetGalley I did a quick net lookup on Peter Hamilton – I hadn’t read him before. General reviews were good. I’m […]

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Book Review : Bowl of Heaven

Title : Bowl of Heaven Author : Gregory Benford and Larry Niven Genre : Science fiction Publisher : Tor Pages : 416 Source : Netgalley/Publisher ARC Rating : 2.5/5 A human spaceship, the SunSeeker, on it’s journey to a planet called Glory, comes across a strange object – a large bowl-shaped “ship/planet” cupped around a […]

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Book Review : Imperfect Bliss

Title : Imperfect Bliss Author : Susan Fales-Hill Genre : Chick Lit Pages : 304 Publisher : Atria Books Source : Netgalley/Publisher ARC Rating : 2.5/5 Imperfect Bliss is supposed to be based upon Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and the reality television show The Bachelorette. So we have Mr. & Mrs. Harcourt aka Mr […]

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Book Review : The Book of Lost Fragrances

Title : The Book of Lost Fragrances Author : M.J. Rose Publisher : Simon & Schuster Genre : Mystery Pages : 384 Source : NetGalley/Publisher ARC Rating : 2.5/5 The Book of Lost Fragrances has an interesting premise about the afterlife and reincarnation. Robbie and Jacinthe L’Etoile are now the proprietors of the famous House […]

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Book Review : The House at Tyneford

Title : The House at Tyneford Author : Natasha Solomon Genre : Historical Romance Publisher : Plume Pages : 368 Rating : 2.5/5 “The House at Tyneford” is a historical novel, set amid the upheaval of the Second World War. Elise Landau is a Viennese Jewess living with her parents Anna and Julian, a renowned […]

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Book Review : Last Chance Beauty Queen

Title : Last Chance Beauty Queen Author : Hope Ramsay Publisher : Grand Central Publishing Genre : Romance Source : NetGalley/Publisher ARC Rating : 2.5/5 British Lord Hugh DeBracy comes to America to setup his textile machinery factory. He requires the assistance of Caroline Rocky Rhodes to persuade a land-owner in Last Chance, South Carolina, […]

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