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Top Reviewer Ranking: 711
Helpful votes received on reviews: 72% (26 of 36)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 711 - Total Helpful Votes: 26 of 36
A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
I really enjoyed this book and, although it's not a high-energy page turner, I couldn't put it down. I regret now having read one of the other later books in the series. In this 2nd book, It's really nice to catch up with the characters and the story as it ended at the end of the first book (Still Life), which I really liked. I'm so glad that the old poet Ruth is involved; she's a hoot of a character! That said, just like in the first book, I was quite annoyed by the constant citing of poetry. And, in this 2nd book, the author uses cryptic flashbacks, especially at the beginning, for several characters to help her tell the story -- it's complicated and hard to follow. I don't mind… Read more
Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
I've been a fan of Stephanie Plum since I came across her debut in her first book One for the Money. I enjoyed most of her adventures and have spent countless hours laughing along as Stephanie and her sidekick Lula try to put felons back in jail after they skipped bond. The series started strong and kept me entertained through the many books that followed the debut novel. By the time I reached book number 17-18th, I was worried that the series and its author were starting to run out of gas. Too much time was spent on Stephanie's love dilemma (Joe Morelli or Ranger). Well, I'm delighted that the author seem to have shaken things up and rekindled the flame that made the Stephanie Plum… Read more
It's Not You, It's Me by Helen Dunne
It's Not You, It's Me by Helen Dunne
It's my first book by this author. It was kind of cute and there are several amusing situations as we follow this 32-ish years old British woman and her attempts to find lasting love. Holly is a corporate investigator who is much better at helping companies screen out executive candidates as she is at sorting out her own personal life. She's a mess and surprisingly naive. Her quirky friends are actually more interesting than Holly. I find young women to be so boring nowadays with their self-centred obsessions. Too much of the book is wasted on immature thoughts about her potential suitors -- girls, grow up already.... I give it 3 out of 5 stars (good).