Gail Cooke

Top Reviewer Ranking: 13
Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (1,248 of 1,406)
Location: TX, USA
Birthday: Nov. 20
In My Own Words:
So many good books, so many wonderful few hours. For as long as I can remember I've loved readin', writin' and felt antipathy toward arithmetic.

My experience includes a stint as a newspaper editor, writing a cooking column, penning over 400 pieces of light verse (which may be found among the yellowed pages of The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Saturday Evening Pos… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 13 - Total Helpful Votes: 1248 of 1406
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Living in the Southwest were very aware of skin damage caused by the suns rays, so I really appreciate the protection offered by this cream with Broad Spectrum SPF 25. Some sun screens can be heavy and hot - not Hydrance which is a gentle moisturizing cream that hydrates and protects.

While beneficial for all skin types it is especially kind to those with sensitive skin… Read more
The Long Way Home: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Eagerly awaited and happily received the 10th mystery starring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Quebec Surete is one of novelist Pennys finest. She has the unique, compelling ability to not only weave a beautifully constructed mystery but also to layer it with emotional currents and probing insights. In this way she delivers fully formed characters with whom many can relate and sympathize.

As The Long Way Home opens we find Gamache and his wife, Reine-Marie contentedly settled in the peaceful village of Three Pines. It is there he takes his ease allowing his wounds to heal, trying to forget the horrors that he experienced and those that still exist in the world… Read more
By Charles Todd - An Unwilling Accomplice (Bess Cr&hellip by Charles Todd
After opening this book I read two pages and then simply could not put it down. Lunch skipped, dinner warmed I read it in a day and was sorry to reach the last page. For this reader An Unwilling Accomplice is the best Bess Crawford mystery in a most excellent series penned by an estimable mother/son team writing under the name of Charles Todd.

They so perfectly capture England during World War I that their work certainly tops the list of historical mysteries. As one reads the voices of the characters are distinctly heard, the chill of the night tends to make you shiver, and the wartime wounded touch your heart. Battlefield nurse Bess Crawford is an exemplary heroine who… Read more